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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....
15 September 2016
Food Service Giant Compass Group Joins Cage-Free Egg Trend
GLOBAL - International contract caterer Compass Group PLC has announced a global commitment to go cage-free for all its shell and liquid egg supplies by 2025....
12 September 2016
McDonald’s UK Poultry Welfare Research Sheds Light on Smothering
UK - McDonald’s UK has unveiled the results of the second phase of a project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free range laying hens....
07 September 2016
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role of agriculture, has been circulated at the G20 Summit, which took place at Hangzhou, Zhejiang...
30 August 2016
Latin American Restaurant Chain Alsea Switches to Cage-Free Eggs
GLOBAL - Alsea, the largest restaurant operator in Latin America, announced it will switch to a 100 per cent cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain in Mexico, Latin America and Spain by 2025. ...
China Introduces First Humane Handling Rules for Poultry
CHINA - A local rule on the humane slaughter of chicken took effect in east China's Shandong Province on Monday, the first for poultry in China....
23 August 2016
Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
19 August 2016
Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend
UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free. ...
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
17 August 2016
Animal Welfare Activists Fight Fois Gras Production in US Courts
US - The Animal Legal Defense Fund has begun a District Court lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing fois gras into the nation's food supply....
12 August 2016
Tyson Foods Sacks Workers Over Chicken Abuse
US - One of the US's largest chicken processors, Tyson Foods, has responded to the latest undercover video targeting its facilities by firing some of its workers....
11 August 2016
Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
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