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Thursday 12th April 2018.

Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

Ryan Johnson

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Editor’s weekly picks:

Flocking to digital: The Future of Poultry Technologies
Alltech’s Chief Innovation Officer, Aidan Connolly, shares his insights about how technological innovation has the potential to change the poultry industry. From 3D prosthetics, to artificial intelligence and augmented reality, this comprehensive look at the most innovative tech will offer you a peak into the future of poultry.
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Best practice on the farm by Aviagen: Rodent control
Aviagen shares their expertise on rodent control in this best practice booklet which includes not only the “how’s” but also the “why’s”. Use this guide to identify the presence of rodents and how to address and prevent their impact on your flock.
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This Week's Articles and Analysis

CHICken: A new book
With just over 24 hours left to go in their Kickstarter campaign, Matteo Tranchellini and Moreno Monti want to give chickens "their moment in the spotlight"

Flocking to digital: The future of poultry technologies
Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech, has his finger on the latest developments in new technology which could reshape the poultry industry in the coming years

Best practice on the farm by Aviagen: Rodent control
Your must have guidebook to support farm managers in controlling and preventing the presence of rodents on the farm.

Company News

Big Dutchman provides equipment for two broiler breeder houses in Belgium
The equipment includes the well-proven feed pan “Male Pan” that wears down the beak naturally.
Find out how (and why) to improve the gut health of your flock with a free ebook
"Poultry Diseases Influenced by Gastrointestinal Health" by A. Gino Lorenzoni DVM, MSc, PhD is a guide to how and why to improve the gut health of your flock
Poultry India: Modern poultry equipment and feeding systems on display
“Big Dutchman offers systems perfect for the Indian market!”
Dry grape extracts to optimise vitamin E in animal nutrition
The vitamin E market is going through a very serious context of stretched supply, possible shortage and price issues.
In-ovo vaccination requires good hatchery management
In-ovo vaccination is gaining popularity and is being used in an increasing number of hatcheries. A driving force behind this is the increasing number of vaccines that are suitable for this method, including vector vaccines, which offer early protection against more than just one disease, and immune-complex vaccines, which can be given in the presence of maternal antibodies.
Arbor Acres Algeria: Seminar and celebration
Arbor Acres Algeria seminar celebrates the brand’s 85th birthday and its ongoing success in Algeria.
Influence Feed: China strikes back
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.
Two symposia on poultry enteric disease set stage for 2018 AAAP Conference
Two symposia focused on enteric disease in poultry will be held immediately prior to the 2018 American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) annual conference set for this July in Denver.
Biomin moves to Kansas City
Erber Group, the holding company for five divisions including Biomin America and Romer Labs®, has established its new Erber Group hub in Kansas City. The move brings Biomin and Romer Labs closer to each other and their respective customers, offering further support with an expanded team of industry experts.
Proper water pressure, volume essential to good flock performance
Raising commercial chickens successfully requires an adequate water supply. This means enough water pressure and volume to meet flock demands.
Cobb and RCL Foods delivering top level training in South Africa
Plans to develop RCL Foods’ own Agriculture Academy in South Africa were announced by Dr Sanjay Maharaj, the company’s technical executive for agriculture, at a technical school organised jointly with Cobb Europe at KwaZulu-Natal.
Hy-Line grandparent and parent stock distributor awarded compartmentalisation status
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce its layer breeding stock distributor, Hy-Line do Brasil, has been awarded compartmentalisation status by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). This status is also recognised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Seven misconceptions about IBD in broilers
Infectious bursal disease, or IBD, is one of the most common yet most misunderstood diseases of poultry.
Nutriad presents research data at World Mycotoxin Forum
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leading expert in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, sponsored the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum that took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
MSD Animal Health receives marketing authorization from European Commission for expanded indication of PANACUR® AquaSol for chickens
MADISON, NJ, 9 April 2018 – Addition of a new therapeutic indication to combat the intestinal parasite, Capillaria spp. (L5 and adult stages)
Belgium meets Brazil: Aviagen EPI organises Latin American customer visit to promote global knowledge exchange and networking
6 April 2018 - Building customer relationships and sharing knowledge on a global and local scale is an Aviagen® core principle, and recently a visit of industry professionals from Belgium to Brazil was organised with that aim in mind.
Beware of mycotoxins even without visible mould
Lallemand Animal Nutrition talks about the importance of recognising spoilage in silage stores and taking necessary precautions to avoid mycotoxin contamination.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Pirbright research to boost vaccine production
UK agriculture must innovate before Brexit, warns CAAV
Are you using rodenticides correctly?
Sainsbury's backtracks on chicken welfare

   United States

What’s on the label? Traditionally-harvested vs lab-grown
Farm and rural groups urge congress to address farmer suicides in farm bill
NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war


Who's Who Award 2018 to be held at the opening of AveSui Latin America


Important issues drive agenda for Canada's leading animal nutrition conference
Bilateral agreement signed for Canadian agricultural partnership
Canada commits to growth in turkey sector
Canada focusing in on disease risk management

   Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's leading poultry company investing in hatchery infrastructure

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