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17 April 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
What's Been the Bird Flu Impact in the US So Far?
US - Loss of exports, rather than supply, will be the most marked effect from the bird flu outbreak to hit the Mississippi flyway. ...
13 April 2015
NFU Lobbying Against Beak Tipping Ruling Ahead of Election
UK - In the run-up to the General Election, the NFU is lobbying against a ban on beak tipping, due to come into force in 2016....
09 April 2015
Cage-Reared Hens Show Impaired Spatial Awareness
NORWAY - Differences in the complexity of the rearing environment between cages and aviaries impact on the short-term memory of laying hens, and their ability to navigate their environment, according to a study from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences...
08 April 2015
European Commission Makes Progress on Poultry Welfare During Transport
EU - The Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) at the European Commission has hosted the second meeting of European experts working on the production of a network document to improve the welfare of poultry during transport....
07 April 2015
Call for Poultry CRC Industry Transferrable Projects
AUSTRALIA - Poultry CRC will fund up to 10 research projects during the 2015-2016 financial year, each up to the value of A$100,000, as part of the Poultry CRC Strategic Funding. ...
Hilton Commits to Cage-free Eggs
GLOBAL - Hospitality chain, Hilton Worldwide, has committed to improving animal welfare in its supply chain by switching to cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork....
02 April 2015
Weekly Overview: New Technology Looks Set to Solve Poultry Welfare Issue
GLOBAL - A modern technique successfully harnessed by researchers in Germany looks set to solve one of the welfare issues currently challenging the poultry sector, namely the need to cull male chicks of layer lines. Also in the news in the last week,...
Farmers Set out the Truth about Egg Farming
US - The National Association of Egg Farmers (NAEF) explains the truth about egg production practices. ...
01 April 2015
Germany Aims for Chicken Sexing in the Egg by 2016
GERMANY - On a recent visit to the University of Leipzig to review the latest research there, the agriculture minister has called for a practical method to determine the sex of chicken embryos in order to bring to an end the culling of male layer chicks...
Dunkin' Donuts Moves to Cage-Free Eggs
US - Dunkin' Donuts has announced a new commitment to using gestation crate-free pork and cage-free eggs in its foods....
31 March 2015
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will increase availability of medicines for animal health and welfare....
New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Moy Park Invests in Poultry Development House
NORTHERN IRELAND - Poultry processor Moy Park has invested in a state-of-the-art poultry development house which brings together best farming practices, leading technology and science....
30 March 2015
Mysterious Origins of Hawaiian Feral Chickens Revealed
US - Researchers at Michigan State University have studied the genetics of the feral chicken population overrunning the Hawaiian Island of Kauai....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
German Vet Sexes Unhatched Chicken
GERMANY – A German veterinarian will spare male chickens after finding a way to sex chickens while still in the egg....
Cooled Water Keeps Tamil Nadu Poultry Comfortable
TAMIL NADU, INDIA - To keep poultry as cools as possible during the current spell of hot weather, poultry farmers are being urged to supply cooled water to thier birds....
23 March 2015
Top Level Speakers, Key Topics Confirmed for IEC Business Conference
PORTUGAL - The Egg Production session of the IEC Business Conference Lisbon 2015, will focus on influenza....
17 March 2015
Expert Panel Examines Undercover Video from Chicken Processing Facility
US - A recently released video from an animal welfare organisation allegedly shows welfare issues at a broiler processing company. An independent expert panel commenting on the video explained the procedures shown and, while observing that some processes...
16 March 2015
New Poultry Welfare Specialist for Cargill
US - Dr Stephanie Cottee has joined Cargill animal welfare team with global responsibility for poultry....
12 March 2015
Missouri Bird Flu a Major Concern to US Poultry
US - Two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus are a cause of "major concern" for the poultry industry, but things aren't critical yet. ...
11 March 2015
Turkey Federation Reassures US on Bird Flu
US - Protective measures are preventing exposure of US poultry flocks to Avian Influenza and safeguarding the food chain, says a producer organisation. ...
09 March 2015
Canadian Poultry Company Fined
CANADA - A poultry company in British Columbia has been fined C$160,000 for offences under the Health of Animals Regulations and the Meat Inspection Regulations....
03 March 2015
IPC Expects Record Attendance at Rome Meeting; Focus to be on Avian Influenza
GLOBAL - Two high-ranking officials with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will discuss one of the most active seasons in several years for highly pathogenic avian influenza when the...
 
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