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Thursday 20th December 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick

What does 2019 hold for the UK poultry meat and egg sectors?

The coming year presents an uncertain time for both the poultry meat and egg sectors in the UK, although some in the industry believe it could also be a time of opportunity. With doubts still lingering over what kind of a Brexit the UK is will be presented with, there are particular concerns in the sector over labour and trade.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

What does 2019 hold for the UK poultry meat and egg sectors?
The coming year presents an uncertain time for both the poultry meat and egg sectors in the UK, although some in the industry believe it could also be a time of opportunity

What does it take to be a successful poultry grower? Experts share their views
Each day, Tyson Loewen rises at 5 am and heads to the four chicken houses on his Guntersville, Alabama, farm.

Improving ROI with ventilation
Twenty-five years ago the poultry industry looked completely different than it does today. Then you could drive through the country and see two or even three poultry houses tucked back off the main road with a nice brick rancher, where the grower lived somewhere in view of the farm. In today’s landscape, the farm looks completely different than it did in previous generations.

Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Tools for the reduction or substitution of antibiotics in animal feed diets are already available. However, vaccination remains the most important tool for disease prevention. A different antibiotic strategy now needs to be applied, one that incorporates their prudent use.

Company News

Merck to acquire privately held Antelliq Group
The move establishes Merck Animal Health as a leader in emerging digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology
Boehringer Ingelheim vaccinates over 100 billion birds with VAXXITEK® HVT + IBD since 2006
VAXXITEK® HVT + IBD provides a life-long immunity against Infectious bursal disease and Marek's disease. It is the first vector vaccine to have been launched on the avian market. VAXXITEK® HVT + IBD is registered in more than 75 countries.

Global Poultry Industry News


Brazil prosecutors execute search warrants in JBS parent bribery case
Brazil's ABPA submits proposal to raise chicken export prices to China
Brazil and China close to resolution on chicken trade
Brazilian poultry could be headed for China if tariffs on US soy are removed

   United States

Wastewater treatment challenges in poultry and egg processing education programme offered at 2019 IPPE
USDA updates National Poultry Improvement Plan, Program Standards
Groups issue framework for antibiotic stewardship in food animal production
USDA confirms virulent Newcastle disease in a commercial chicken flock in California
Disease scare in Wicomico County leads to culling 40,000 chickens
Researchers to disclose novel in ovo application of BioTyton, White Dog Labs’ new probiotics product
Farm Bureau board endorses USMCA agreement
Coalition applauds animal health provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report


New outbreak of avian influenza reported in Bulgaria

   New Zealand

Activists protest plans for North Waikato egg farm

   European Union

EU farmers will be protected, says European Commission
EU citizens want more transparent food safety studies


New trade agreement will bring Ukranian eggs and chicken to Singapore
Ukraine increases poultry exports


Cuba blames Trump for egg shortages

   United Kingdom

RSPCA responds to Stacey review on farm inspections and animal welfare
British Lion eggs to make a big splash with Tom Daley in 2019
Chickens to be marker of Anthropocene period


Canadian poultry farms charged with animal abuse after investigation


China, EU solve poultry tariff disputes under WTO framework


How does organic chicken impact climate change?


Kerala poultry business expects revival after Christmas


FPCCI hails PM’s poultry-based poverty alleviation move

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