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27 April 2016
ClearH2O Launches New Gel Vaccine Application Technology
ANALYSIS - With their commitment to continuous GelDrop® technology innovation, ClearH2O’s newest GelDrop Applicator incorporates unique 3-row manifold heads that deliver more GelDrops on day old chicks during hatchery processing, resulting in higher...
25 April 2016
Antibiotic-Free Poultry Production Challenges
ANALYSIS - Antibiotic reduction in poultry is a hot topic – but how can producers meet this challenge without affecting productivity? Olivia Cooper reports....
22 April 2016
US Poultry Pathologists Say Antibiotic-Free Trend Should Not Sacrifice Welfare
US - Antibiotic use in poultry should be minimised through carefully planned and well-executed preventive practices, according to to a new position statement released by the American Association of Avian Pathologists....
Expert Report Aims to Bring Balance to Broiler Farm Welfare Video
US - A video released by Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) showing conditions in West Virginia broiler farms has been examined by experts as part of efforts to bring more critical evaluation to such videos....
20 April 2016
Australian Farmers Hit Back at TV Show's Laying Hen Comments
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL) has released a statement after comments on a television programme seemed to hit out at laying hen housing conditions and antibiotic use in the country's egg industry....
14 April 2016
New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
08 April 2016
France's New Welfare Actions to Fund In-Ovo Chick Sexing
FRANCE - New animal welfare rules from France will aim to place welfare at the heart of the agriculture strategy, according to farming minister Stéphane Le Foll....
UK Government Reverses Decision on Industry-Led Welfare Guidance
UK - After a backlash from animal welfare organisations, Defra has decided that poultry welfare guidance will not move to an industry-led code as planned....
07 April 2016
Walmart US to Move to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
US - Walmart US and Sam’s Club US this week became the latest retailers to announce their transition to cage-free eggs, which is expected to be complete by 2025....
01 April 2016
New Welfare Standards Mean Some US Producers Move to Slower-Growing Chickens
US - Animal welfare rating organisation Global Animal Partnership (GAP) is aiming to replace fast-growing broiler breeds with slower-growing breeds for all farms on its welfare rating programme within the next eight years....
31 March 2016
Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams and round-table discussions on themes relating...
24 March 2016
Poultry Keepers in India Reminded to Provide Cool Water in Hot Weather
INDIA - As temperatures reach high levels in India this week, poultry keepers have been reminded to ensure birds have access to a cool drinking water supply to prevent mortality....
08 March 2016
IPPE Industry Insights: Global Drivers in the Poultry Industry
ANALYSIS - Delair Bolis, Head of the Global Poultry Business for MSD Animal Health, said the two key drivers for the global poultry industry are production costs and consumer expectations. ...
03 March 2016
Georgia Poultry's GrowerSELECT Focuses on Quality, Value
GLOBAL - GrowerSELECT is a private label brand from Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry, initially created to supply repairs for the OEM brands that Hog Slat sells, and from there has been developed into a complete system....
Australian Chicken Industry Responds to Hatchery Video Footage
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) has responded to undercover video footage allegedly showing cruelty in hatcheries by saying Australian hatchery managers abide by a strict welfare code....
19 February 2016
EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement Rather than New Legislation
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist in the EU and the need to ensure that they are simplified and better enforced rather than...
18 February 2016
Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and Public Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday. ...
17 February 2016
Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
12 February 2016
Feed Additive Research Shows Boost in Egg Production Efficiency
ANALYSIS - Research recently presented at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) compared a feed additive containing Refined Functional Carbohydrates™ (RFC™) to competitors. ...
04 February 2016
New Poultry Research Facilities Get Go-Ahead in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland will receive a new, state-of-the-art poultry research centre to help scientists produce commercially-relevant work for the industry....
Indian Poultry Keepers Warned of Temperature Fluctuations
INDIA - Weather advisers in India have warned of low night temperatures with some fog, whilst day time temperatures are expected to remain high....
29 January 2016
Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Lead in New Farm Animal Welfare Report
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
15 January 2016
Danger From Rats to Poultry Underestimated, Study Shows
CANADA - Rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia (UBC)....
06 January 2016
Scientists Identify Bacteria Linked to Lameness in Broilers
US - Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified a species of bacteria that had never before been associated with lameness in broiler chickens, bringing scientists closer to finding a way to prevent infections....
05 January 2016
Subway Announces Move to Cage-Free Eggs
NORTH AMERICA - Sandwich chain Subway has announced its intention to transition to using only cage-free eggs across the US and Canada by 2025....
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