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Thursday 27th December 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick

Hurricane Florence and the poultry industry: Coping with the aftermath

Back in 2005, our grow-out operations in Mississippi weathered the “storm of the century” when Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Waveland and carved a northeasterly path. Sanderson Farms applied what was learned from that natural disaster by updating its crisis-management plan. Then in September 2018, Hurricane Florence brought a “thousand-year flood” to our growers in North Carolina. That hurricane took waters to places and levels that couldn’t possibly be anticipated.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Hurricane Florence and the poultry industry: Coping with the aftermath
Back in 2005, our grow-out operations in Mississippi weathered the “storm of the century” when Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Waveland and carved a northeasterly path. Sanderson Farms applied what was learned from that natural disaster by updating its crisis-management plan. Then in September 2018, Hurricane Florence brought a “thousand-year flood” to our growers in North Carolina. That hurricane took waters to places and levels that couldn’t possibly be anticipated.

Evaluation of the combined effect of probiotics and coccidia vaccine in coccidia-challenged broilers
Coccidiosis is a high-risk infection in modern commercial poultry systems, as well as being capable of causing considerable economic losses to any medium- and large-scale operation. To minimise the effect of this parasitic disease, veterinary drugs such as coccidiostats have been employed. However, there are concerns about enteric pathogen resistance because of the prolonged use of these drugs. Therefore, new tools, such as anticoccidial vaccines and probiotics have drawn the attention of poultry producers.

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

Company News

Biosecurity expert sees more room for improvement on poultry farms
Biosecurity on commercial poultry farms has come a long way but still has far to go, Joseph Giambrone, PhD, professor of poultry science, Auburn University, told Poultry Health Today.
New US turkey hatchery shows industry’s focus on automation, biosecurity
Between sinking unemployment rates, the challenge of retaining good labour to conduct repetitive tasks and the increasing need to optimise biosecurity, more and more poultry companies are turning to robotics to improve efficiency and production.
Aviagen's EMEA Broiler School demonstrates commitment to international learning
From northern Europe to the southern Mediterranean and Mauritius, from Scandinavia to Slovenia and Saudi Arabia, the 24 students at Aviagen®’s recent Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) School in Edinburgh presented a truly international roll-call of individuals.


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Research shows nutritional effects of coccidiosis vaccination
Wastewater treatment challenges in poultry and egg processing education programme offered at 2019 IPPE

   United Kingdom

New inspection regime to be rolled out to poultry sector
Duck, duck, goose: Survey reveals UK consumers don't want EU foie gras after Brexit

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Uganda cries foul over Kenya ban on poultry

   Myanmar

Mandalay poultry growers warn of problems from high costs

   Brazil

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

   Bulgaria

New outbreak of avian influenza reported in Bulgaria

   New Zealand

Activists protest plans for North Waikato egg farm

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