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Friday 25th May 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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FAI Farms extends higher welfare breed trial services to US producers and companies
The Food Animal Initiative (FAI Farms), the food sustainability research, data and consultancy business, is expanding its higher welfare breed trialling services to US producers and companies, in line with the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment protocol. FAI works with such companies as McDonald’s, Marks & Spencer and IKEA, helping them and others to create a more sustainable and higher welfare food supply chain.
FAI’s move to offer its services to US producers and companies acknowledges the global trend of uniting welfare with sustainability in practice beyond theory.


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The importance of lighting in poultry production
When managing a healthy, productive flock, getting the lighting conditions right could be more important than you think. Melanie Epp checks in with the bright sparks who are shining a spotlight on the problem.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

The importance of lighting in poultry production
When managing a healthy, productive flock, getting the lighting conditions right could be more important than you think. Melanie Epp checks in with the bright sparks who are shining a spotlight on the problem

Future-proofing: Can the US coordinate its efforts to stamp out future outbreaks?
Across the globe, from Europe to China and from the Philippines to New Zealand, 2017 saw a wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) devastate commercial operations and backyard flocks alike, writes Andrew Amelimckx

Company News

FAI Farms extends higher welfare breed trial services to US producers and companies
New York, USA, 22 May, 2018 - The Food Animal Initiative (FAI Farms), the food sustainability research, data and consultancy business, is expanding its higher welfare breed trialling services to US producers and companies, in line with the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment protocol.
Cobb invests in customers, hosts 19th annual World Technical School
50 men and women from 28 countries are returning home after spending nearly two weeks at the Cobb-Vantress 2018 World Technical School in Northwest Arkansas. The company’s valued global customers and poultry partners gathered to discuss best practices and the issues facing the poultry industry
Loose stools linked to blackhead disease transmission in turkeys
Enteric inflammation and loose stools can affect the rate that turkeys contract blackhead disease and may explain why some turkey flocks with the disease show higher mortality than others, indicates research presented at the 2018 International Poultry Scientific Forum.
Specialists share tips for optimising immunity in ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ broiler flocks
The growing trend toward “no antibiotics ever” and “reduced use” production systems has prompted poultry companies to rethink their traditional disease-management practices.
Dan Lenihan: Major player in Irish poultry industry
Dan Lenihan, who introduced the Cobb breed of chickens to Ireland and contributed to its success across the UK and Europe, has died at age 79.
Aviagen sssigns new head of Global Nutrition Services
Marcelo Silva will benefit customers with in-depth nutrition expertise
A quarter-century of cooperation
Aviagen celebrates 25 years’ strategic alliance with Wadi Group, the exclusive Ross 308 distributor in Egypt


Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

USPOULTRY announces 2019 "Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award" competition
Four steps to turn US-China framework into actual certainty and stability for American farmers
USPOULTRY: What to expect when you're inspected
Organic Farmers Association applauds USDA for termination of Organic Checkoff

   Canada

Government of Canada strengthens trade relationship with China on ministerial mission

   China

Insects take the world by swarm: Bugs for food and feed

   United Kingdom

UK egg sales top £1 billion for the first time

   Global

Global turkey meat market: Key findings and insights

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