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Thursday 4th October 2018.

Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

Ryan Johnson


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Editor’s weekly pick

IKEA: building a ‘better’ future for food sustainability

Better known for its flat-packs, furniture giant IKEA has quietly become a leading force in the future of sustainable food.

Its iconic Swedish meatballs might be the reward for a hard day out shopping, but behind the fast-food counter is a range of experts rethinking the company’s entire food strategy for, in its words, the “Better”. Here, we take a closer look at what’s shaping IKEA’s thinking, and how its new approach to the food on your plate aims to transform the world we live in.

Read the full article here

This Week's Articles and Analysis

IKEA: building a ‘better’ future for food sustainability
Better known for its flat-packs, furniture giant IKEA has quietly become a leading force in the future of sustainable food

Company News

Comparative in vitro evaluation of contact activity of fluralaner, spinosad, phoxim, propoxur, permethrin and deltamethrin against the northern fowl mite

Simple guide for measuring V-Belts
Replacing the belts on fans every year is a smart investment to ensure they are delivering their maximum performance. Worn fan belts can cause as much as 20% loss of cfm output.
Going for gold
Ross UK 400 Club introduces new Gold Award Scheme to recognise consistent and outstanding EPEF performance
Study shows how unchanged boots disrupt biosecurity
Poultry farmers looking for ways to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria in their facilities need look no further than the boots on their feet, according to a University of Guelph/University of Montreal study presented at the 2018 Western Poultry Health Disease Conference. [1]
USDA inspections can help improve poultry production and processing
Some of us in the poultry industry might consider this statement — “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you” — an oxymoron.
What's all that gunk on my cool cell pads?
Allowing mineral deposits and algae to accumulate on evaporative pads will eventually clog the pad openings causing a restriction of the airflow into the building.
Dr Rafael Monleon named Asia Pacific business manager
In keeping with its goal to strengthen service to Asia Pacific, a highly important and rapidly growing region, Aviagen has appointed Dr. Rafael Monleon Business Manager for Asia Pacific, effective Nov. 26, 2018.
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.

Global Poultry Industry News

   Russian Federation

Russia's Cherkizovo finds no violations at poultry unit regulator calls unsafe

   United States

Barn fires: chickens make up 95 percent of all animal deaths caused by fires
US Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen
New trade pact between Canada, Mexico and USA gives greater access to poultry
Shareholders concerned over McDonald's broiler welfare policy


Egg Farmers of Canada concerned over USMCA
Canadian broiler farmers relieved over new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
Loblaws recalls some chicken products on fear of Salmonella outbreak
CBS launches new Feed Science Platform for optimising poultry production


France adopts food bill, retailer says will lead to price rise


Brazil's powerful farm lobby endorses far-right presidential candidate Bolsonaro

   European Union

AVEC: European poultry focused on sustainability
Non-UK egg white recall leads to renewed calls for higher food safety standards


Coccidiosis: young Nigerian veterinarian making strides

   United Kingdom

New research highlights the daily pressures on UK farmers
Aid promised to UK farmers affected by extreme weather


More broilers, more feed: global demand for poultry feed on the rise
Global egg industry adopts formal position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

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