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28 November 2016
US Chicken Farmers Raise Concerns Over Ethanol Volumes
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume put forth in May....
25 November 2016
Poultry Keepers Urged to be Vigilant for Signs of Avian Influenza
WALES, UK - Poultry keepers are being urged to follow good biosecurity practices to minimise contact with wild birds and to be vigilant for signs of avian flu....
24 November 2016
Bird Flu Continues to Spread through Europe
EUROPE - More outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found all over Europe in the past few days....
23 November 2016
More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria's Rivers area in the south of the country....
22 November 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
Welfare Group Wants ‘Broiler Revolution’ to Follow Cage-Free Egg Switch
GLOBAL - Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has suggested a switch to higher-welfare broiler farming might follow the recent cascade of announcements to move to cage-free egg production....
Avian Flu Outbreaks Reach Iran as Denmark Reports Backyard Cases
GLOBAL - Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported all over Europe in recent weeks, particularly in wild birds but also on some farms....
18 November 2016
Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
Serious Disease Outbreaks Cause Rise in Antibiotic Use on Danish Poultry Farms
DENMARK - Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted in an increased use of antimicrobials in these...
UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
17 November 2016
British Poultry Farmers Make Progress on Use of Key Antibiotics
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) says it has been setting milestones for the responsible stewardship of antibiotics over the last year, as new data has been released on the subject this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
16 November 2016
Investors Mark Progress on Reducing Antibiotic Use in Food Chain
GLOBAL - A group of investors has marked progress on reducing use of antibiotics in food chain businesses by publishing a new investor briefing on the subject as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
15 November 2016
Positive EFSA Opinion for Mycofix® Ingredient FUMzyme® in Poultry
EU - “This marks a major step in achieving an additional EU authorization for FUMzyme®....
Farm Vigilance a Key Priority in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - Measures which encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in the food chain are likely to be extremely useful in reducing the emergence and spread of resistance to these drugs in bacteria, a new report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
Bird Flu Virus Spreads to Israeli Poultry Farm
GLOBAL - Multiple cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 have been found across Europe in recent days, and a new report suggests that wild birds migrating from Europe to Africa have spread the virus to Israeli poultry....
14 November 2016
European Avian Flu Spread Continues as Outbreak Hits Austrian Turkeys
EUROPE - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported on a farm in Austria, following detections of the disease in wild birds across Europe....
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
New Lasalocid MRLs Relieve Export Restrictions for Broilers
GLOBAL - Broiler producers who want more diversity in their anticoccidial-rotation plan can now consider the ionophore lasalocid without worrying about it putting a damper on exports....
11 November 2016
Croatia Reports Latest European Bird Flu Case
CROATIA - Ten mute swans have died from highly pathogenic avian influenza, strain H5N8, in Croatia....
10 November 2016
Dutch Poultry Forced Indoors as Bird Flu Spreads Around Europe
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Martijn van Dam, has ordered poultry companies to keep birds indoors due to the threat of avian influenza....
09 November 2016
UK Free Range Egg Producers Get More Help with Bird Flu Planning
UK - Every member of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is being sent an avian influenza (AI) contingency planning workbook....
Calls for Vigilance as New Bird Flu Outbreaks Mark Start of Season in EU
EU - The EU's Commission is calling for vigilance and stepping up of biosecurity measures on farms following recent detections of avian influenza, writes The Poultry Site's Editor Alice Mitchell....
08 November 2016
More Bird Flu Found in Nigerian Layers
NIGERIA - Another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Nigeria....
India Reports Spread of Bird Flu to Farms
INDIA - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been detected in Indian farms, following the recent outbreaks in waterfowl in the country....
Improved Understanding May End “White Chick” Era
GLOBAL - An increasing number of reports about “white chicks” have emerged from all corners of the chicken-producing world. Some have even called 2016 the “Year of the White Chick” due to the number of references recently made to the condition...
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