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28 April 2017
CME: Broiler Production Up 2% During March
US - The total US meat supply situation for the first quarter of the year is close to being finalized, all that is needed are imports and exports during March, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Rooster Testes Used to Learn How Body Fights Viruses
US - Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells....
IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum disease surveillance structure and must be built...
27 April 2017
Navis Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Mainland Poultry
NEW ZEALAND - Private equity firm Navis Capital has acquired a majority stake in Mainland Poultry, whose businesses include New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, and is reportedly interested in buying Freshmax, the Australian-registered, NZ-based fruit...
Calysta, Cargill Officially Break Ground on New Feed Production Plant
US - NouriTech and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials yesterday to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. ...
26 April 2017
Expert Calls for Greater Efforts to Fight H7N9 Flu
CHINA - China has worked hard to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 influenza virus, which this winter registered its largest outbreak since first being reported in China in 2013, but greater efforts are needed against the contagious disease,...
IEC Young Egg Leaders Meet with OIE
FRANCE - The latest intake of IEC Young Egg Leaders met with Director General Dr Monique Eliot and other senior officials at the Paris Headquarters of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), along with Julian Madeley Director General of the IEC...
Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility
SOUTH AFRICA - In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Mount Frere-based Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative in the Alfred Nzo district of the Eastern Cape, launched a processing facility which produces livestock...
25 April 2017
USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7k Grant to University of North Georgia
US - The University of North Georgia has been awarded a $7,000 USPOULTRY Foundation grant to assist the college in recruiting students interested in poultry and related industry careers....
24 April 2017
China's H7N9 Cases Spike, Led by Infections in Beijing
CHINA - After several weeks of declining H7N9 avian influenza activity, China's cases are rising again, partly related to a recent spurt of local infections in Beijing, an area that usually doesn't see many cases and is located north of the main hot spots....
21 April 2017
Canada's Outlook for Agriculture Remains Positive
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, despite slower growth in farmland values, the outlook for agriculture on the prairies is positive, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Threats Posed by Brexit on Irish Ag Discussed at IFA Meeting
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture....
Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
GLOBAL - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products...
20 April 2017
Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
Nations Pare Back Avian Flu Efforts; Tough New Steps in France
GLOBAL - Some countries hit by avian flu outbreaks over the winter are scaling back some of their response measures as the pace of new outbreaks eases, but farmers in France's southwestern foie gras production were ordered to cull their birds and halt...
US Blocks India’s Plea for Compliance Panel at WTO
INDIA - The US has blocked India’s request for a compliance panel on its revised guidelines on poultry imports, taken up by the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)....
19 April 2017
BFREPA Says RSPCA Should Focus on Hen Welfare
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) says the RSPCA’s decision to press ahead with the implementation of aerial perching on its Freedom Foods free range egg units could be detrimental to bird welfare. ...
Removal of Requirement to House Birds in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April
UK - Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday, 13 April, following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds....
18 April 2017
More Details Emerge on H7N9 Cases in Tibet, Beijing
CHINA - Provincial and local officials recently shared more information about recent H7N9 avian flu cases in Tibet and Beijing, two locations far from the epicenter of recent cases....
NCC Commends USDA for Extension of GIPSA Interim Final Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is extending the implementation date 180 days for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury. The interim final rule...
17 April 2017
H7N9 Cases Reported in Hebei, Tianjin and Henan Province
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported new H7N9 cases in North China's Hebei, Tianjin Municipality and Hunan Province....
Danish Chickens Finally Allowed Outdoors; Easter Eggs Salmonella-free
DENMARK - After five months under quarantine, Danish chickens are finally allowed to get out the doors, reports the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA)....
13 April 2017
Entries Open for 2017 Free Range Awards
UK - With Easter and eggs on the mind, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for nominations for the 2017 Free Range Egg Awards....
11 April 2017
Tibet Reports First H7N9 Case; Two Cases in Central China
CHINA - A human infection of H7N9 bird flu has been reported in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the local health authority said Saturday....
06 April 2017
Report: Benchmark for Action Needed to Avoid Future Disasters
GLOBAL - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released...
 
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