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19 July 2016
Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
18 July 2016
Disagreement Over Proposed US Organic Standards for Poultry
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has recommended revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Programme (NOP), but big chicken producer Perdue Farms has welcomed the new standards....
13 July 2016
Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
07 July 2016
Water - the Forgotten Nutrient?
GLOBAL - Water is an essential ingredient of life. Due to the fundamental role that water plays in the welfare, health and performance of birds, it is vital to ensure that adequate access to a clean, fresh supply of water is provided....
How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?
ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović....
01 July 2016
Canada's Layer Welfare Code Released for Public Comment
CANADA - Egg Farmers of Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have launched a public comment period on their draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Layers....
28 June 2016
Improved Natural Light for Perdue Chickens in Major Push for Better Welfare
US - One of the US' biggest poultry producers, Perdue, has unveiled a new strategy for improved animal welfare, aiming to build 'trusted brands that meet evolving consumer expectations'....
21 June 2016
Canada's New Poultry Welfare Code Not Enough for Humane Society
CANADA - Animal welfare group Humane Society International in Canada has said the new poultry welfare codes do not go far enough....
What is Welfare for Laying Hens?
ANALYSIS - The recent trend of retailers and foodservice providers moving to ‘cage-free’ eggs has left many egg producers wondering how these demands will be met within the stated timelines, writes ThePoultrySite's editor Alice Mitchell....
16 June 2016
New Poultry Welfare Codes Released in Canada
CANADA - New poultry care guidelines have been released by poultry groups in Canada, which aim to advance animal welfare standards....
14 June 2016
New Device Invented to Humanely Kill Chickens
UK - A PhD student has created a 'neck dislocation glove' which aims to make chicken slaughter more humane....
13 June 2016
What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock, Poultry Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare, writes Chris Harris for ThePoultrySite....
09 June 2016
Poultry Expert Guillermo Zavala Discusses the Future of Avian Health
ANALYSIS - Dr Guillermo Zavala, the world-renowned poultry disease expert, gave a presentation during the 4th Merial Global Avian Forum on the current situation with vector vaccines, and also led a workshop on emerging (and re-emerging) poultry diseases....
06 June 2016
Industry Insights: Increased Production, Improved Animal Welfare Meet Global Needs
ANALYSIS - The growing population, increases in household income and water scarcity are key drivers for the protein industry, and technology that can increase production and improve animal welfare will be important in meeting these challenges, according...
03 June 2016
Four Tips for Taking the Lead on the Animal-Welfare Conversation
GLOBAL - Recently, I ran across an ad from a well-known animal-rights organization looking for an undercover investigator. That prompted me to check ads run by similar organizations. I found that, except for a unique phrase here and there, the job descriptions...
Concerns Over Aldi UK's Plan to Drop Eggs from Caged Hens
UK - The National Farmers Union NFU is raising concerns following confirmation from Aldi UK that it plans to move away from selling caged hen eggs....
02 June 2016
Pizza Hut Joins Antibiotic-Free Chicken Trend
US - Pizza Hut restaurants have become the latest in the list of retailers and food-service providers to take chicken treated with antibiotics important to human medicine off the menu....
01 June 2016
Stars of Free Range Eggs Sought for UK Awards
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Free Range Egg Awards....
31 May 2016
Did the EU Miss an Opportunity for Red Mite Control in Poultry?
EU - The EU made and implemented the decision to remove the use of the battery cage system for keeping layers of table eggs, for the purpose of poultry wellbeing, write A Pavlicevic and I Pavlovic....
25 May 2016
World Animal Health Organisation Sets Outs Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international community....
17 May 2016
Georgia Poultry Offers Trouble-Free Poultry Control Pan
GLOBAL - At one time or another, almost every poultry grower has walked into a house and found empty pans caused by a malfunctioning control pan. These unplanned feed outages cause broiler performance to suffer and potential lost revenue at close out,...
Hen Welfare Improves Under Farm Assurance Schemes, Study Shows
UK - Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a study from the AssureWel project by the University...
13 May 2016
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage....
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....
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