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Friday 30th November 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly picks

Norwegian researchers study two broiler-catching methods

The European Union produces approximately 4 billion chickens for meat consumption each year. Even if only a small percentage experience injuries and poor welfare standards during catching, a large number of birds will be impacted. To improve end-of-life welfare standards, researchers from Animalia, the Norwegian Meat and Poultry Research Centre and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences evaluated two broiler-catching methods in two flocks consisting of different hybrids. Their results could provide the basis for improved, and more animal-welfare friendly, catching routines.

Read the full article here

Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat

Since June 2017, there have been no detections of avian influenza in poultry or kept birds in the UK and the UK has retained its OIE country freedom status since September 2017.

There are some simple measures that all bird keepers, whether they are running a large commercial farm, keeping a few birds in their back garden or rearing game birds, should take to protect their animals against the threat of avian influenza in the coming winter months.

Read the full article here  

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Loading egg incubators for optimal heat balance (Part 3)
This series of 3 articles shows you the best possible ways to mix eggs from different flocks in the incubator.

Norwegian researchers study two broiler-catching methods
Can both bird-welfare standards and commercial margins be improved by changing the way broilers are caught prior to slaughter? New Norwegian research has been getting to grips with the issue

Fly Management: Surveillance and control
Fly infestations pose a significant challenge for poultry operations. Whether concentrated in a pit system, holding shed, or on a litter floor, poultry manure is an ideal medium for fly reproduction.

Use flock data to make better decisions
The goal of any broiler breeder program is to produce the greatest number of hatching eggs per hen housed and life of flock hatch to give us the most chicks per hen housed.

Mortality composting the right way: Tips for poultry producers
Mortality disposal is critical to every poultry farm’s biosecurity programme. Composting is a safe, biosecure and efficient way of managing everyday losses. However, it must be done correctly or issues can arise

Company News

Michel De Clercq bows out of Petersime as Stef Vanneste becomes new CEO
After 34 years of service, Michel De Clercq will be stepping down as Managing Director of Petersime at the end of 2018. He will pass the torch to Stef Vanneste, who will take over the lead of Petersime as new CEO.
A big turnout for the first OX Days about turkey incubation
Turkey incubation is an art of its own and standard poultry conferences often lack depth for turkey specialists. For this reason, we decided to carve out a niche for them and dedicated this special edition of our Operational Excellence Days to turkeys only. With success.
Biomin Launches new advanced mycotoxin analytical service
Biomin America, Inc. is announcing the addition of a new mycotoxin analytical service, Spectrum® Top 50, to their Biomin® PROcheck service.
Cobb seminar in Moscow celebrates record broiler results in Russian market
More than 130 participants representing 80 percent of the Russian poultry industry took part in the Cobb Russia Annual Technical Seminar at the Yakhont Hotel in the Moscow region in October.
World poultry industry still struggling with necrotic enteritis
Necrotic enteritis (NE) remains a formidable challenge in broilers raised without antibiotics, and preventing the disease means steering clear of predisposing factors and implementing a rigid coccidiosis-control plan, speakers said at the Second International Conference on Necrotic Enteritis.
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Poultry Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover.
MHP celebrates new Ross 140 Club members in Ukraine
Exclusive Club recognises stockmanship excellence and true commitment
Record attendance at Balkan region hatchery and breeder workshop
In the Bosnian city of Doboj, Cobb Germany organised its annual hatchery and breeder workshop for the Balkan region in October.
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Cobb recognises top Canadian performers
Cobb-Vantress recently awarded Canada’s top poultry producers for maximising the genetic potential of the company’s breeding stock in overall and individual flock categories.
Cobb recognised for exemplary safety records in North Carolina
Cobb-Vantress, Inc. was recently recognised by the North Carolina Department of Labour with a gold award for the company’s exemplary safety records at its hatchery and production office in Wadesboro.

Global Poultry Industry News


Natural mating vs artificial insemination: effects on egg quality and laying performance


Tunisia allows first poultry imports from Ukraine

   United States

Engaging the poultry industry in gene-editing
Intersections of environmental management and biosecurity in animal agriculture
Traceability features in 2019 food trends
Special discount offered to poultry growers at 2019 IPPE
Thanksgiving profit: How much do turkey producers take home on thanksgiving?

   United Kingdom

Farmers beware: New super rat hotspots N, S, E and W surround central data void
Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat
Salmonella prevention webinar to support UK caterers
Farmers urge British consumers to mix it up on Stir-up Sunday


Dietary grape seed improves welfare and performance of heat-stressed Japanese quail


FAO praises China's progress on animal welfare


New poultry facility to be most technologically advanced in the world

   South Africa

Renewed calls for chicken to be on South Africa's zero-rated VAT list


Chitwan's farmers forced to sell chicken, eggs at low rates


Italian supermarket chains to cease sale of eggs from caged hens

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