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29 January 2016
New Recordkeeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases, Sales
US - Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State...
Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics, and communicate the importance of veterinary medicine...
Merial Appoints Pierluigi Crippa as of Head of Business Operations Europe, Middle East & Africa
GLOBAL - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, has announced the appointment of Pierluigi Crippa to the position of Head of Business Operations Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)....
Avian Influenza Not Affecting Indiana Grocery Prices
US - Avian influenza that led to the culling of 414,000 turkeys and chickens at southern Indiana commercial poultry farms is having little effect on prices of turkey and eggs at grocery stores, a Purdue University agricultural economist says....
IPPE: Highlights from The World's Biggest Poultry Event
ANALYSIS - This week, ThePoultrySite team has been busy at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, where the latest research and new products in the industry have been presented....
New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
28 January 2016
Philippines to Focus on Poultry Least Affected by El Niño
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has said that to counter the negative effects of El Niño and the turbulent typhoons like the ones that wreaked havoc in the country, it will give more attention to livestock and poultry production since these...
CME: December Chicken Hatchery Output Unchanged From Year Ago
US - According to USDA-NASS in their recently released Chickens and Eggs Report, broiler-type chick hatch in December was unchanged from twelve months earlier. Eggs in incubators at the beginning of January were also close to the same as a year earlier,...
27 January 2016
Nigeria Reports 11 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
NIGERIA - A further 11 outbreaks of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in central and northern Nigeria....
NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
26 January 2016
Poland’s Konspol Eyes New Slaughtering Facility to Expand Sales
POLAND - Polish poultry meat processor Konspol has launched talks with local authorities to build a new slaughtering facility in Kotunia, in Poland’s western region of Wielkopolskie, according to the municipality’s authorities, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski...
EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
Indian Poultry Sector Seeks FY17 Maize Import Allocation
INDIA - Even though maize prices are expected to remain stable, trade veterans think that the industry has a short window of two months to get import allocations for 2016-17 from the government in order to keep the prices cool during the rest of the year....
25 January 2016
CME: Livestock Futures Market Volatile Again
US - Last week was another volatile one in the livestock futures markets, that now sounds like a broken record, and USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage reports on Friday; those...
Indiana Veterinarian Reminds Producers Avian Flu Event is Not Over
US - Although tests in the Dubois County avian influenza incident continue to prove negative, much more work must still be completed before this event can be considered over, according to Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh, DVM....
21 January 2016
Calls for More Funding to Keep Syria's Farmers in Production
SYRIA - With the war in Syria now approaching its sixth year, agricultural production has plummeted and food supplies are at an all-time low, so the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has called for more funding targeted at helping farmers keep their...
31 December 2015
Rodent Control Hub to Help Farmers Gain New Certification
UK - A free, self-study training course on rodent control is now available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’....
30 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report....
08 December 2015
China to Help Africa Modernise Agriculture
CHINA - The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has announced that China is starting major operations to help people in Africa modernise agriculture, among other cooperation projects....
01 December 2015
Flock Thinning to Be Banned on RSPCA Assured Farms
UK - From the new year a procedure known as thinning, where a proportion of chickens are removed from a shed for slaughter earlier than the rest, will be banned for animal welfare reasons on farms rearing to RSPCA standards....
6,374 Birds Killed in Latest Viet Nam Avian Flu Outbreaks
VIET NAM - A further three outbreaks of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in backyard birds in Viet Nam....
CME: Broiler Industry Coping With Difficult Market
US - Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Steve Meyer and Len Steiner offer their thoughts on the supply considerations for the three main meat proteins....
24 November 2015
Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
20 November 2015
New US Research Farm to Find Pastured Poultry Solutions
US - The University of California Davis (UC Davis) has unveiled its new Pastured Poultry Farm, where research will take place into how to maximise production in such systems....
13 November 2015
Spanish Broiler Production Expected to Remain Flat
SPAIN - Whilst egg exports from Spain are doing extremely well, broiler production is expected to remain level through this year and the next due to low returns, according to the latest report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service....
 
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