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22 March 2017
Mandatory Animal Care Programme Passes Third-Party Audit with Flying Colours
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada’s (CFC) strong commitment to animal care has been confirmed with the completion of an inaugural comprehensive third-party audit. NSF International’s report concluded that “The national Animal Care Programme has...
HCM City Poultry Meat, Eggs to Carry Details of Origin
VIET NAM - The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a programme to label poultry meat and eggs with details of product origin to protect consumers, according to Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the local Department of Industry and Trade....
Agriculture Victoria Urged to Seize Animal Welfare Role from Activist Groups
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
21 March 2017
SPCA-approved Eggs Under Scrutiny
NEW ZEALAND - Consumers who purchased eggs from Countdown believing they were free-range should be entitled to a refund since it has been proven they were actually caged eggs, Consumer NZ says....
15 March 2017
Poultry Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Poultry Production
NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration in their poultry houses permanently...
MP Urges Commerce Commission to Look Into Egg Labelling
NEW ZEALAND - Green Party MP Mojo Mathers has written to the Commerce Commission asking it to inquire into the alleged mislabelling of eggs laid in cages as “free-range”, the Green Party said today....
14 March 2017
Research: Superdosing Phytase Reduces Severity of Woody Breast in Poultry
ANALYSIS - The exact cause of woody breast, a muscle myopathy affecting the quality, texture and colour of chicken breast meat, is currently unknown – although initial research points to genetics and fast growth rates. ...
13 March 2017
Retailers Warned Against Cutting Prices for 'Free Range' Products
IRELAND - Farmers have called on the retail sector to support the free range sector as the Department of Agriculture confirmed it is to extend its mandatory housing notice for poultry until 30 April....
07 March 2017
Applegate Pledges to Improve Animal Welfare Standards for Broilers
US - Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, is committing to transforming the lives of millions of chickens in its supply chain. ...
03 March 2017
British Egg Industry Council Concerned to Protect Hens
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), which represents more than 95 per cent of UK free range egg production, has advised that although some free range hens will be allowed back outside this week, some free range farmers will choose to temporarily...
IPPE Insights: Which Three Key Drivers Will Impact Poultry in 2017?
ANALYSIS - What are the three main trends the poultry will face in 2017? Delair Bolis, Head of the Global Poultry Unit with MSD Animal Health, shares his thoughts at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. ...
02 March 2017
Cargill, Heifer Commemorate Partnership with Kick-off Celebration
CHINA - Cargill and Heifer International are celebrating the official launch of a programme aimed at improving the lives of more than 450 smallholder farming households in the Qinsghen, China....
27 February 2017
Shoppers Show Double Standards on Chicken Welfare
UK - New research, published by RSPCA Assured yesterday, reveals shoppers prefer different welfare standards for chickens that lay eggs and chickens farmed for their meat....
UK 'Postcode Lottery' of Bird Flu Rules Confirmed
UK - The Government Chief Vet has confirmed new measures to protect against avian flu that take a more targeted approach to controlling the disease....
20 February 2017
Egg-Free Surrogate Chickens Produced in Bid to Save Rare Poultry Breeds
UK - Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds....
Hundreds of Day-Old Chicks Abandoned in UK Field
UK - The animal welfare charity RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire....
16 February 2017
Food Companies 'Unfocused' on Farm Animal Welfare
UK - By failing to fully understand and embrace the principles of farm animal welfare, big supermarket chains could be causing environmental damage and imperilling the long-term viability of their businesses, according to the University of Huddersfield's...
15 February 2017
Free Range Producers Decry 'Postcode Lottery' in Bird Flu Rules
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for Defra to allow all free range hens in England to be allowed outside at the end of February before producers go out of business....
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
Concerns Remain Over New Bird Flu Rules for Free Range Producers
UK - Farming organisations have reacted with relief to the new rules proposed by the government to deal with bird flu, which should preserve free range status for many egg producers around the country....
07 February 2017
Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices
Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices....
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....
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. ...
Intrinsically Heat Stable Enzymes Can Take the Heat Without a Coat – Naturally
GLOBAL - The upward trend in commercial animal feed conditioning temperatures aims at improving pellet quality, as well as enhancing feed hygiene, and continually tests the stability limits of various feed additives, writes Dr. Ajay Bhoyar, senior manager,...
27 January 2017
Debate Reveals Opportunities to Improve Farm Animal Welfare After Brexit
UK - A commons debate about farm animal welfare post-Brexit saw the Government confirm leaving the EU offers an opportunity to improve welfare standards in areas such as slaughter, farm support systems and labelling, according to the RSPCA....
 
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