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24 April 2015
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
Defining, Demonstrating Sustainability in the Poultry Industry
US - A leading poultry scientist says that the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, according to Zoetis....
Warning of Bird Flu Risks to Backyard Poultry Flocks
US - At an international conference on avian influenza at the University of Georgia last week, the important role of hobby and smallholder flock owners in the control of the disease were not overlooked. ...
USDA Confirms 12 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - According to the USDA, 12 new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry were confirmed in the latest update, although it appears that all but two of these had been included in the previous day's report....
Challenges of Depopulating a Large Egg Flock
US - The Iowa egg company hit by H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been facing the huge challenges of humanely euthanising of the flock and then safely disposing of the carcasses....
23 April 2015
Weekly Overview: Avian Flu and Its Impacts on the US Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the United States continue to be reported on a daily basis, with turkey flocks in Minnesota bearing the brunt of the onslaught. A 3.8-million-bird layer flock in Iowa has also been affected in the...
How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Bird Flu Fears Hit Chicken Sales in City, Not Rural Telengana
INDIA - Chicken sales in Hyderabad are reported to be down as much as 80 per cent as consumers are fearful of recent outbreaks of bird flu in the surrounding area of Telangana state....
CME: Turkey Prices Remain Strong Despite Bird Flu
US - With more cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cropping up, there is growing concern about the impact that it may have on livestock markets going into the spring and summer, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Thirteen New Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in Minnesota Turkeys
US - Thirteen new outbreaks of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been added to the official count by the USDA - all in commercial turkey flocks in Minnesota. ...
Ontario's Bird Flu Control Zone Extended
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established a second Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment within the zone to minimise disease spread....
Niger Reports First Avian Flu Outbreak for Eight Years
NIGER - The first outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country for over eight years has occurred on a farm in the south of the country....
Low-path Bird Flu on Western Cape Ostrich Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The veterinary authority has reported one further outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype in commercial ostriches dating back to November 2014....
Seven Outbreaks of Low-path Avian Flu Confirmed in Taiwan
TAIWAN - The authorities have confirmed seven outbreaks in commercial poultry of the H5N2 variant of low-pathogenic avian flu, dating back to January and February this year....
22 April 2015
Poultry Webinar to Discuss Waterfowl Mitigation
US - The US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) will be hosting a webinar in May addressing the topic of on-farm waterfowl mitigation practices....
US Academic Stresses Bird Flu Does Not Affect Food Safety
US - An Iowa State University food safety expert has reminded consumers that avian influenza does not impact the foods they eat....
Four New Outbreaks of Avian Flu in US Confirmed
US - Four new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian flu have been confirmed, affecting 425,000 commercial turkeys....
Confirmation of Second Ontario Bird Flu Outbreak
CANADA - It has been confirmed that the second outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Ontario was in a broiler breeder flock....
Delay in State Help for Minnesota's Turkey Farmers
US - A dispute is expected to slow down a payment of $893,000, which has been approved by the State Senate in Minnesota for the state's turkey sector, hit hard by recent outbreaks of bird flu....
Bird Flu Returns to Wisconsin
US - A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype has been reported locally in a commercial turkey flock in Chippewa county, Wisconsin - the fourth outbreak in the state....
21 April 2015
Biggest US Poultry Farm Yet Hit by High-path Flu
US - Four new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in the US, including one affecting 5.3 million commercial chickens in Iowa, bringing the number of poultry affected since December 2014 to more than eight million....
Ceva's Budapest Poultry Summit to Focus on Science of Vaccinology
HUNGARY - From 28 to 30 April in Budapest, Ceva will hold its yearly summit designed to help poultry producers improve performance by increasing their awareness of the most innovative and integrated healthcare strategies....
Three New Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Israel
ISRAEL - There have been three new outbreaks of Newcastle disease affecting more than 37,000 poultry...
More Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO - Seven new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported as the disease spreads to the south-west of the country. ...
Poultry Culled as Bird Flu Returns to Manipur
INDIA - Highly pathogenic avian flu of the H5 type has returned to the state of Manipur in north-east India....
 
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