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21 January 2017
Measuring Up Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 per cent, despite supply disruptions....
19 January 2017
Minimum Space Rules Set to Ensure US Organic Poultry Welfare
US - New rules have been announced in Washington that clarify production requirements for organic meat and poultry, which lawmakers hope will align the rules more closely with what customers already expect from organic production....
12 January 2017
Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
Are Slower-Growing Broilers Less Sustainable? Chicken Council Urges More Research
US - The US' National Chicken Council (NCC) has urged consumers, the food service and retail industries, and non-governmental organisations to invest in studying the impact in the US of the growing market for “slower growing” broiler chickens....
28 December 2016
How to Keep Your Chickens Warm in Winter
As winter approaches, finding ways to protect your flock from the elements can be difficult – especially for smallholders who don’t farm poultry on a large scale....
26 December 2016
Poultry Particulars - 8 Amazing Chicken Facts
Chickens may seem like simple birds, but for people who spend time raising them, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here at The Poultry Site, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the most interesting facts about the humble chicken. Which...
21 December 2016
One of Brazil's Largest Restaurant Companies Switching to Cage-Free Eggs
BRAZIL - Brazil Fast Food Corporation (BFFC), which operates approximately 1,250 restaurants in Brazil, including Bob’s, Yoggi, Doggis, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain....
CCTV Not Needed in Slaughterhouses, Welsh Government Decides
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
19 December 2016
Going Cage-Free Need Not Impact Profitability
ANALYSIS - The adoption of good management practices and animal welfare poses a number of challenges for farmers making the switch from more intensive systems. However, it need not negatively impact the profitability and quality of the final product....
Bird Flu Found on Lincolnshire Farm
UK – The H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire on Friday 16 December....
16 December 2016
US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) to prevent...
05 December 2016
New Resources Aim to Clear Up Consumer Chicken Confusion
US – In an effort to recognise and continue to respond to questions about chicken production, the National Chicken Council today through its Chicken Check In initiative announced several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken...
29 November 2016
Another Restaurant Chain Switches to Cage-Free Eggs in Mexico
MEXICO - The restaurant chain 100% Natural has announced that it will transition to a 100 per cent cage-free egg supply chain in Mexico....
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....
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....
18 November 2016
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...
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....
15 November 2016
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams....
28 October 2016
Another Mexican Company Shifts to Cage-Free Egg Supply Chain
MEXICO - As part of its ongoing commitment to improve sustainability in its supply chain, Sushi Itto, the leading Asian cuisine restaurant company in Mexico, has committed, through its supplier Nova Foods, to switching to an exclusively cage-free egg...
25 October 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Poultry, Livestock Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Georgia Poultry/Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated 3-D models....
19 October 2016
Pet Sitting for Backyard Poultry Growing in Popularity
GLOBAL - New survey results have shown that 85 per cent of pet sitters who offer livestock care now offer care for chickens....
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
14 October 2016
Largest McDonald’s Operator in Latin America to Source Cage-Free Eggs
LATIN AMERICA - The largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, has announced plans to switch to 100 per cent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025....
30 September 2016
Free Range Welfare Scheme Changes Postponed After Farmers Raise Issues
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association has commended the decision of the RSPCA Assured welfare scheme to postpone the introduction of new welfare standards....
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