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13 February 2017
View from the Countryside - Farmers Showing Stoicism Amid Bird Flu Restriction Challenges
UK - The view of avian influenza from the countryside is one of stoic acceptance, writes Richard Gard, as farmers try their best to improve biosecurity and prevent the spread of disease....
10 February 2017
US Turkey Prices Forecast to Fall with Demand Weaker
US - Preliminary turkey production data indicated slightly lower December production than previously forecast, leading the fourth-quarter estimate to be lowered, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the US Department of Agriculture's...
08 February 2017
Are you ready for virtual reality poultry farming?
US - With virtual reality suddenly finding applications in all corners of commercial life, it was only a matter of time before poultry farmers began testing out headsets. Andrew Amelinck reports on a project from Atlanta, Georgia that might be about to...
07 February 2017
2017 US Egg Exports Predicted Higher After South Korea's Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - December data for table egg layers showed a record number of eggs produced per 100 chickens, while the number of layers reached its second highest level, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the US Department of Agriculture's...
South African Government Urged to Buy Up Poultry Farms Amid Closures
SOUTH AFRICA - The government has raised tariffs on chicken, but people are still calling for more action on chicken imports, which they believe are harming South Africa's local poultry industry....
06 February 2017
US Broiler Production Forecasts Increase for First Quarter of 2017
US - Preliminary broiler production data indicated slightly lower December production than previously forecast, leading the 2016 fourth-quarter estimate to be lowered 25 million pounds, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from...
03 February 2017
Hungary Orders Poultry Inside as Bird Flu Protection
HUNGARY - Hungary's Chief Veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered poultry keepers across the country to keep their birds indoors, citing the risk of infection from highly pathogenic avian influenza....
Over 31,000 People Attend 2017 IPPE Event
US - Over 31,000 people attended the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia this week....
Global Food Prices Highest for Almost Two Years
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 per cent in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1 per cent increase from its revised December value even as global markets remain well supplied....
02 February 2017
IPPE - US Poultry in “Sweet Spot” With Low Feed Prices and Rising Economic Growth
US - Low feed and fuel prices and rising economic growth should mean a good year for the US poultry industry says international poultry economist Paul Aho, but uncertainty in trade relations with Mexico and Cuba could become a problem for exports of leg...
South Africa Looks for Solutions for Troubled Poultry Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The poultry industry is in crisis and a range of policy interventions are needed to address it, Department of Trade and Industry officials told MPs on Wednesday....
01 February 2017
IPPE - The Brave New World of Antibiotic-Free Poultry
US - The move away from the use of antibiotics, especially as growth enhancers, driven by consumers and governmental regulators, will have a significant impact on how the industry moves forward, said Charles Hofacre on Tuesday during his keynote lecture...
31 January 2017
Tenth Year of Growth for UK Egg Sales
UK - Retail egg sales grew by almost 5 per cent in 2016, equating to more than 250 million extra eggs, according to latest data issued by British Lion eggs. ...
Further Bird Flu Found in Lancashire
UK - H5N8 avian influenza has been found at another site in Lancashire. ...
30 January 2017
South African Government Begs Poultry Industry to Prevent Plant Closures Until Support Measures Agreed
SOUTH AFRICA – The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says the task team set up to deal with challenges in the domestic poultry industry has made progress since its inception....
27 January 2017
Americans to Eat Over One Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl
US – Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report....
26 January 2017
Avian Flu Confirmed on Lancashire Farm
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of farmed breeding pheasants at a premises in Wyre, Lancashire....
25 January 2017
Poultry Club Meets Defra to Discuss Rare Breed Survival in Bird Flu Outbreaks
UK - The Poultry Club of Great Britain (PCGB) has hailed the results of a meeting with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)....
Mixed Response from Agriculture as President Trump Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
24 January 2017
Brexit Presents Opportunities for British Agri-Science, Says MP
UK - Western markets are going through profound political change and Brexit offers an ideal opportunity for the UK to once again become a powerhouse of global technical innovation, according to George Freeman MP....
World Poultry Foundation to Aid Rural Poultry Production in Tanzania and Nigeria
UK – The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has received a four year $21.4 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance poultry production in Tanzania and Nigeria....
23 January 2017
New Inquiry Launched into Implications of Brexit on UK Agriculture
UK - The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture....
20 January 2017
Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture
EU - The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project started on 1 January, and will investigate a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector....
19 January 2017
Australia to Export Eggs to South Korea to Lessen Bird Flu Shortage
AUSTRALIA - Help from Australian egg farmers will soon be on its way to South Korea as the country fights one of its worst avian influenza (bird flu) epidemics in recent times, according to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited....
16 January 2017
South Korea Imports US Eggs to Ease Bird Flu Shortage
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA, under Minister Kim Jae-su) has promised to 'minimise inconvenience' to the public from its largest ever avian influenza epidemic, as part of a suite of measures to grow...
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