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26 June 2015
Ryan Gosling in Row Over Cage Egg Letter
US - Film star Ryan Gosling spoke out against the use of cages in the egg supply chain this week, but an organisation supporting the use of cages later claimed his own restaurant uses a non-cage-free egg supplier....
25 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - A new ethical food label assured by the RSPCA has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of farmed salmon and trout, in the next five years....
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
19 June 2015
Foster Farms Responds to Animal Welfare Allegations
US - Large US poultry producer Foster Farms has responded to accusations of animal abuse by welfare organisation Mercy for Animals....
Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
11 June 2015
Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards Celebrate Leading Food Businesses
ITALY - Compassion in World Farming has celebrated the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards at their Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards held at the Milan Expo on 9 June, hosted by chef, writer and broadcaster, Allegra...
10 June 2015
Parasite Control Can Reduce Organic Egg Layer Mortality
DENMARK - The results of a PhD study carried out at Aarhus University show a clear correlation between hen mortality and the level of infection with the parasite helminth. ...
08 June 2015
No Detrimental Effect of LEDs on Broiler Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - A study from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) into the effects of LED lighting on broiler chickens has found that there were no detrimental effects in comparison to more traditional tungsten lighting....
05 June 2015
Survey Shows Millenials' Concern Over Chicken Sourcing
US - Parents of the 'Millenial' generation are much more concerned over whether their poultry purchases have been responsibly reared than previous generations, according to a survey conducted by MetrixLab on behalf of Foster Farms....
04 June 2015
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
28 May 2015
Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC), to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters....
27 May 2015
Indian Heatwave Causes Poultry Industry Losses
INDIA - The recent heatwave in India has killed millions of birds, causing losses of approximately 1 billion rupees (100 crore) in the areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south east....
20 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
13 May 2015
Award for 2 Sisters’ Work on Campylobacter
UK - Poultry and food processor, 2 Sisters Food Group has won industry praise for its work in controlling Campylobactor....
08 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
07 May 2015
Major Interest in Chicken Cooling Shown at Conference
US - Poultry producers from 14 states and 16 countries converged on the Oconee County Civic Center this week to learn how to keep their chickens cool this summer....
06 May 2015
Factors Behind Broiler Back Disease Discovered
US - Infection pathways of a back disease affecting broilers have been discovered in a recently completed USPOULTRY research project, and could lead to preventative health treatments....
05 May 2015
CME: Rising Bird Flu Cases Do Not Change Price Outlook
US - The bird flu situation continues to worsen, with more cases announced daily in Iowa and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 May 2015
Call for US Chicken Farmers to Improve Welfare, Cut Antibiotic Use
US - Leading animal welfare and food safety groups are urging the poultry meat industry to reduce antibiotics responsibly, including the implementation of better welfare practices....
29 April 2015
CME: Avian Influenza Limited Impact on Prices
US - Avian influenza continues to march through the upper Midwest with USDA reporting confirmed cases in six more flocks in Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 April 2015
Beyza Piliç Switches to Petersime for Expanding Hatchery
TURKEY - Beyza Pílíç, a leading broiler integration in Adana, has recently decided to expand its hatchery and install new equipment from Petersime....
23 April 2015
CME: Turkey Prices Remain Strong Despite Bird Flu
US - With more cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cropping up, there is growing concern about the impact that it may have on livestock markets going into the spring and summer, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 April 2015
Which Bird Comes Top of the Class?
AUSTRALIA – Having commercial and traditional poultry breeds in New South Wales schools is teaching children that chickens are farmed but can be pets too....
21 April 2015
Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
New Insight on Broilers in Hot Weather
US – A new study into how temperature, relative humidity and air velocity interact and the effect on broilers has been completed at the University of Georgia....
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