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28 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
Australians Shocked at Poultry Ban
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea has shocked Australia by banning all raw poultry imports from the country on health risk grounds....
Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
27 April 2015
South Africa to be Held Accountable for Blocking US Chicken
US & SOUTH AFRICA - The United States Senate Committee on Finance has approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports....
Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the Scottish National Farmers Union (NFU)...
Hy-Line International Celebrates 15 Years with C.V. Missouri
INDONESIA - Hy-Line International recognised its 15-year partnership with C.V. Missouri of Indonesia while at the VIV Asia trade show in Bangkok, Thailand....
Bird Flu Confirmed on Ontario Turkey Farm
CANADA - A third farm has now been confirmed with H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the province of Ontario....
New Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Taiwan's Poultry Flocks
TAIWAN - H5N8 highly pathogenic avian flu has hit two more goose flocks, while the H5N2 variant of the virus was found in two poultry flocks and at an abattoir; almost 33,000 birds died or had to be destroyed....
25 April 2015
US Confirms Four More Bird Flu Outbreaks; 60 in Commercial Turkeys
US - USDA confirmed four new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry on 24 April, all affecting commercial flocks - three of turkeys and one of chickens. Three of the outbreaks were in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin....
24 April 2015
Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in Africa....
Eggs and Salad Are A Healthy Combination
UK – Eating eggs with salads can increase the absorption of powerful antioxidants that are hugely beneficial to health, new research shows....
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
Defining, Demonstrating Sustainability in the Poultry Industry
US - A leading poultry scientist says that the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, according to Zoetis....
Beyza Piliç Switches to Petersime for Expanding Hatchery
TURKEY - Beyza Pílíç, a leading broiler integration in Adana, has recently decided to expand its hatchery and install new equipment from Petersime....
Zambian Poultry Industry Expanding Despite Feed Prices
ZAMBIA - The Zambian poultry industry has risen from a backyard activity to be a large-scale integrated business over the last 10 years but smaller producers are struggling with high input prices....
CME: Cold Storage Report Gives Bearish Meat Market Outlook
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for the meat market going into the spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Arbor Acres Annual South Africa Roadshow Focuses on Feed
SOUTH AFRICA - Experts from Aviagen® came face to face with top nutritionists in South Africa recently to discuss the best way to feed the Arbor Acres® (AA) bird, as part of AA’s annual International Nutrition Roadshow....
Warning of Bird Flu Risks to Backyard Poultry Flocks
US - At an international conference on avian influenza at the University of Georgia last week, the important role of hobby and smallholder flock owners in the control of the disease were not overlooked. ...
USDA Confirms 12 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - According to the USDA, 12 new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry were confirmed in the latest update, although it appears that all but two of these had been included in the previous day's report....
Challenges of Depopulating a Large Egg Flock
US - The Iowa egg company hit by H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been facing the huge challenges of humanely euthanising of the flock and then safely disposing of the carcasses....
23 April 2015
Weekly Overview: Avian Flu and Its Impacts on the US Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the United States continue to be reported on a daily basis, with turkey flocks in Minnesota bearing the brunt of the onslaught. A 3.8-million-bird layer flock in Iowa has also been affected in the...
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
Hy-Line International Celebrates 40 Years with Chensan Poultry
TAIWAN - Hy-Line International recognised its 40-year partnership with Chensan Poultry of Taiwan while at the VIV Asia trade show in Bangkok, Thailand....
Managing Aviary Birds Is Easier Than You Think
THE NETHERLANDS - To make the management of hens in aviaries easier, Vencomatic has introduced its new aviary system for layers: the Bolegg Gallery....
 
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