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Friday 28th September 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick
The ban of antibiotic use in most European countries, the threat of emerging pathogens and an ever-increasing demand for poultry products all put pressure on the need for sustainable therapeutic aids in poultry production. Herbs and spices, in their various forms, offer multiple benefits for poultry health and production

If you’re not familiar with the range of herbs and spices that can be used as sustainable aids to poultry health, it is important to understand that they can be added to animal diets (in feed or water) in different forms and preparations. They can be given in whole or as extracts such as essential oils or phytogenics.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Herbs and spices: a sustainable alternative to antibiotics?
The ban of antibiotic use in most European countries, the threat of emerging pathogens and an ever-increasing demand for poultry products all put pressure on the need for sustainable therapeutic aids in poultry production. Herbs and spices, in their various forms, offer multiple benefits for poultry health and production

Fundamental rules to keeping backyard chickens
To a first time chicken keeper, the thought of keeping your flock safe and healthy can seem daunting. However, experienced flock owners will tell you that, once you understand the basics, chickens will largely take care of themselves. Experience has taught that there are five key things that backyard chickens need to be healthy.

Company News

Cobb-Europe partners with RCL foods on training series for South Africans
RCL Foods and Cobb Europe joined together to conduct a series of intensive training sessions on pullet rearing in South Africa. The sessions focused primarily on improving egg production and bringing young broiler breeders into lay in peak condition.
Vaccination of broilers ‘quick and easy’ way to get Salmonella under control
Vaccination of broilers against Salmonella may be the best and most expedient option for producers struggling to meet USDA performance standards at the processing plant, said Chuck Hofacre, DVM, PhD, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group Inc., Athens, Georgia.
Cobb New Zealand earns Avian Transitional Facility certificate
Cobb-Vantress, the world’s oldest broiler breeding company, is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) — New Zealand’s public service department overseeing farming, fishing, food and other sectors — recently approved Cobb New Zealand as an Avian Transitional Facility.
Cobb Europe poultry experts set course for 2019
Cobb grandparent production managers from across Europe met in Holland this summer for the region’s fifth grandparent stock roundtable.
Nutriad pursuing growth in China
Global feed additives producer Nutriad, a leader in palatability; mycotoxin management and gut health solutions, was present at VIV China in Nanjing to interact with customers, distributors and key opinion leaders, against the backdrop of a highly dynamic market environment.
Hy-Line distributor Huayu visits Iowa with government delegation
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, recently hosted more than 20 government officials from China’s Hebei Province to celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Iowa Sister State relationship between the State of Iowa and Hebei Province.
New Aviagen® Broiler Handbooks deliver revised flock management information for Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands
Aviagen® is committed to providing up-to-date management information that is used by customers worldwide - and Broiler Handbooks are especially popular sources of knowledge that are relied on by broiler growers.
DSM and Novozymes launch Balancius™, a major breakthrough in poultry nutrition that significantly increases feed efficiency and digestibility in broilers
An innovation in broilers nutrition, Balancius™ is the first and only microbial muramidase that works in the intestine to improve feed efficiency and increase sustainable product yield.

Global Poultry Industry News

   European Union

Non-UK egg white recall leads to renewed calls for higher food safety standards

   United Kingdom

Aid promised to UK farmers affected by extreme weather
A world first: UK food industry commits to a landmark roadmap to halve food waste


Global egg industry adopts formal position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

   United States

Costco poultry complex could redefine farm-to-fork

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Probiotics in Poultry

Probiotics in Poultry

The chapters of this book illustrate various studies which show the efficacy of probiotics in reducing livestock and poultry diseases, potentially reducing the need for antibiotic intervention, in addition to improving production performance.

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