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10 February 2016
Cobb Targets Spring for First Parent Stock from New Chinese Project
CHINA - The first delivery of Cobb500 parent chicks from the new Cobb-Vantress production complex at Suizhou, in Hubei province west of Shanghai, is scheduled to be made in the spring following the initial placement of grandparent stock in December....
Ross Hosts 15th Middle East Africa Association Meeting in Barcelona
SPAIN - The Ross® Middle East Africa Association has built its success by focusing on global poultry market events and trends, presenting important developments for the Ross 308 and enabling distributor customers to support each other by sharing their...
Food Insecurity in South Sudan Exacerbated by Livestock Raids
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people - nearly 25 per cent of the country's population - remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe,...
New Way to Turn Agriculture Waste Into Useful Products
US - Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex...
Canadian Egg Farmers Transition Away from Conventional Hen Housing
CANADA - Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) has announced that the industry there will market-oriented transition from conventional egg production toward other methods of production for supplying eggs....
Progress Versus Campylobacter
EU - Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported zoonotic illness in the European Union and a major food safety challenge in other regions. European broiler flocks have a high prevalence of Campylobacter colonisation and poultry meat is the major...
Bird Flu Still Decimating Poultry Flocks in Nigeria
NIGERIA - There have been a considerable number of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in central Nigeria recently....
New Product, Wireless Egg NodeTM, Launched!
GLOBAL - EggTester.Com (better known as “ORKA Food Technology”) has developed a new product, Wireless Egg NodeTM. ORKA's Wireless Egg NodeTM Network enables simultaneous, high-speed sensing and real time data aggregation from multiple wireless eggs,...
IPPE: Essential Oils Key to Reducing Antibiotics in Poultry
US - Essential oils in poultry feed can be important to help poultry producers reduce their use of antibiotics, but how do they actually work? ThePoultrySite's Editor Alice Mitchell spoke to Stephanie Ladirat, global technology lead for gut health additives...
Aviagen Offering Interactive Tools of the Future Today
GLOBAL - Aviagen® is continuing to develop practical interactive tools for its customers across the world....
09 February 2016
Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey Spain
SPAIN - Mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins are a constant concern for agriculture. Some weather patterns, such as were seen in Europea throughout 2015, have put the industry on high alert. ...
Hungarian Poultry Processors Call for Lower VAT
HUNGARY - Hungarian poultry processors have called on the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lower the country’s value-added tax (VAT) on poultry meat following the cabinet’s move to decrease the VAT on pork meat from 27 per cent to 5 per...
IPPE: How Does a Farm Become Infected with Avian Influenza?
US - After the devastating impacts of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in the US last year, all stakeholders were keen to learn lessons and improve future responses to the disease....
CME: Improved Mortality in Late 2015 Offset Earlier Turkey Losses
US - Young turkey slaughter in December was down 3 per cent from a year earlier, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
08 February 2016
EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly as a result of the the neonicotinoid seed treatment...
New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a new rule on payouts of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
Brazil's Chicken Meat Exports Grow 14.1 Per Cent in January
BRAZIL - In keeping with the good performance recorded in 2015, Brazilian exports of chicken meat in 2016 began at an already positive pace....
Two Bird Flu Strains Affecting Poultry in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Both H5N8 and H5N2 strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Taiwan recently....
More Bird Flu Reported in Cote D'Ivoire
COTE D'IVOIRE - There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Cote D'Ivoire....
05 February 2016
New Food Safety Standards for Poultry Meat to Protect American Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the finalisation of new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, as well as in raw chicken breasts,...
No New Infected Flocks Found in Indiana Bird Flu Testing
US - No new flocks have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza in Indiana since 16 January....
Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
Brazil's Egg Production Increased by 6.1 Per Cent in 2015
BRAZIL - Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian egg production in 2015 exceeded the previous year's by 6.1 per cent....
More Newcastle Disease Found in Israel
ISRAEL - There have been seven new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Israel....
 
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