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Thursday 11th October 2018.

Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

Ryan Johnson




Georgia Poultry





MSD Animal Health

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Editor’s weekly pick

The Sustainable Development Goals: Can livestock deliver?

As the world faces ever more pressing social and environmental challenges, livestock production has come under the spotlight. The global meat industry is often vilified as a major contributor to environmental damage and climate change, and significant voices in Western society have begun to question how, and how much, animal protein we should produce.

Read the full article here

This Week's Articles and Analysis

The Sustainable Development Goals: Can livestock deliver?
As the world faces ever more pressing social and environmental challenges, livestock production has come under the spotlight

Why trace mineral supplements are pivotal for breeder efficiency
Genetic selection has dramatically increased the performance of broiler and layer breeders, which also increased the overall demand for supplemental nutrients in diets.

Company News

MSD Animal Health launches IDAL 3G Twin, the first needle-free and intradermal device with two lnjector heads for swine vaccination
New device in combination with Porcilis® vaccines provides quick and easy prevention of two of the most common swine diseases.
Dr Eric Jensen spoke on prevention of poultry disease at World Nutrition Forum in South Africa
Dr Eric Jensen, Aviagen North America’s Vice President of Veterinary Services, addressed attendees to the World Nutrition Forum during Oct. 3-6 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Biomin hosts 8th World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town, South Africa
Innovative animal nutrition company Biomin hosted 800 delegates from 76 countries in Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2018. The theme of the scientific conference was S.C.O.P.E. or “Scientific Challenges and Opportunities in the Protein Economy.”
Biomin recognises B.R.A.I.N. Award winner Konrad Domig at 2018 World Nutrition Forum
In the presence of 800 delegates, Prof Dr Konrad Domig of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) was awarded the biennial B.R.A.I.N. award on the second day of the 2018 World Nutrition Forum, a scientific conference hosted by BIOMIN, this time in Cape Town, South Africa.
Biomin sees vision, business sligned with a sustainable livestock future as it further commits to Africa
Many of the factors influencing the feed and livestock industry can be understood as a ‘mega-trend’ of sustainability—setting a trajectory that promises to shape the future protein economy, according to Biomin.
Jean Lebec appointed as Sales Manager France and Eastern Africa
Hubbard is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Lebec as Sales Manager for France and East Africa. Jean reports to Bruno Briand, Sales Director EMEA.
Nutriad launches Mycogut Academy Middle East
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, in cooperation with Cairo University, successfully launched the MycoGut Academy in Cairo (Egypt) with 75 attendees from the Middle East.
Exploring the connection between hemorrhagic hepatopathy and inactivated vaccines used in broiler breeders
An interview with Andy McRee, DVM, Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis
WVPA success for young Nigerian veterinarian
At the 4th Asia Meeting of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the WVPA/Zoetis Young Poultry Veterinarian Award for 2018 was presented to Dr Mary Angani from Nigeria.
Aviagen hosts first processing module of EMEA Production Management School
During the week of Sept. 9-14, Aviagen® hosted the first Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School Processing Module for customers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Cobb-Vantress recognises top U.S. performers with flock awards
The annual Cobb-Vantress Flock Awards, the company’s top honour for United States-based customers, were recently awarded to poultry customers with remarkable results in 2017.
Cobb Herveld earns Compartment status in Netherlands
The Cobb pedigree breeding complex at Herveld in the Netherlands was awarded compartment status by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Authority (NVWA) this month.
Cobb Asia Champion Awards presented to Tyson China and Shandong Fengxiang
Each year, Cobb Asia collects breeder performance data to benchmark customer results in four areas: egg production, hatchability, chicks per hen housed and life of flock/hen mortality.
Good ventilation key to maximum profit, Cobb says
For many poultry growers, optimising profit potential starts with a solid understanding of the principles of ventilation and knowing how to execute them for increased profitability.
Your next livestock medicator should be electric
It is a standard production practice to use water driven medicators to administer medications, vaccines, and supplements to livestock and poultry. With good water quality and routine maintenance, virtually all brands of water driven medicators do an excellent job of accurately delivering the correct dosages.
Improving broiler performance on top of an antibiotic growth promoter regimen in India
The results of an Indian broiler trial demonstrates that a well-defined, poultry-specific, multi-species synbiotic improves performance.
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.
Market Reports

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Restoring confidence: BFREPA launches model contract
Grants for young farmers: BFREPA announces Next Generation Programme
Organic sector calls for much clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
1,000 jobs saved at Banham Poultry in Norfolk
RUMA confirms position on ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
Expert panel warns that Brexit trade deals may be the biggest risk to high animal welfare

   United States

USDA offers some food safety tips ahead of Hurricane Michael
Wastewater treatment options: USPOULTRY seminar clarifies options
Are you maximising the productive potential of your flock?
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

   European Union

Chickens and eggs: retailer Carrefour adopts blockchain to track fresh produce
European Parliament: what are the public health, environmental impacts of intensive broiler production?


Brazil's BRF says CEO to step down; asset sale push goes on


Leading food companies form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare


The profits of feed production and innovation as a producer


Southeast Asia's first workshop on cage-free egg production a success


Thai livestock industry marks 2018 as one of the best years for animal welfare


Bird flu detected at poultry farm in southern Bulgaria

   Russian Federation

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

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