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Thursday 2nd August 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick


Poultry keepers urged to be vigilant of
Newcastle disease


While detailed behaviour tracking in larger livestock has proved a valuable tool for improving efficiency, a poultry flock’s greater population and erratic habits have made chickens much harder to pin down. Until now. Meet the Swiss researchers whose innovative approach to movement technology is allowing data-led farming to zoom in on the individual bird.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Is precision poultry production possible?
While detailed behaviour tracking in larger livestock has proved a valuable tool for improving efficiency, a poultry flock’s greater population and erratic habits have made chickens much harder to pin down. Until now. Meet the Swiss researchers whose innovative approach to movement technology is allowing data-led farming to zoom in on the individual bird

From truck to chill: first-processing management of broilers
The processing plant is the midway point in the farm-to-fork food chain. The goal for processing plants is simple: transform healthy flocks using well-maintained equipment, operated under sanitary conditions, and with effective food safety systems, into safe and wholesome poultry products; quality, food safety, animal welfare and economics are all inherent in this process

Advanced genetics and genomics tackle constraints on smallholder poultry production
New innovation and technologies will result in vaccines becoming even more efficient and playing a greater role in disease prevention

Company News

Aviagen and CPC launch Arbor Acres Broiler School
EDINBURGH, Scotland - 30 July 2018: Meeting featured sharing of ideas and common challenges
Japan Chunky Association journeys to VIV Europe and Aviagen SAU
EDINBURGH, Scotland - 31 July 2018: Aviagen recently welcomed a delegation from the Japan Chunky Association (JCA) to its stand at VIV Europe 2018 in the Netherlands and to Aviagen SAU in Spain
Let there be light: early exposure to UV aids broiler behavior, performance
Adding windows to poultry houses is an inexpensive way to improve the environment for broilers and possibly improve productivity, according to Rachel Lynn Dennis, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland
Footpad dermatitis a greater concern in chickens grown to older ages
Footpad dermatitis is more likely to be a problem among broilers grown to an older age, but it can be remedied if producers intervene in time, Tom Tabler, PhD, professor with Mississippi State University Extension, told Poultry Health Today.
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Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Keeping an eye on poultry health: introducing the UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer
Interim report shows UK farming’s progress towards antibiotic use targets
Research could lead to low cost infectious bronchitis vaccine production
NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites
Newcastle disease outbreak: APHA increases risk from low to medium in UK

   Netherlands

Synergistic use of different feed additives may support producers’ antibiotic reduction programmes

   United States

Cyclospora: FSIS issues public health alert for poultry products
Tyson foods cuts earnings due to tarrifs, sluggish demand
Survey shows US chicken consumption remains strong
Cell-cultured protein: a letter to Trump from US meat and poultry groups
US congresswoman Rosa DeLauro opposes USDA approval of Chinese poultry
IPPE chosen for 2019 US Department of Commerce International Buyer Program
National Chicken Council: food transparency and immersive virtual reality

   Global

New Government report confirms benefits of introducing eggs early in weaning
Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive

   Switzerland

Is precision poultry production possible?

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