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27 March 2017
IFA Dismisses Suggestion of Diluting Growth Target Due to Brexit
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
Poultry Sale, Slaughter Raise Avian Flu Fears
VIET NAM - Tonnes of poultry are illegally traded and slaughtered daily in Hà Nội’s markets raising public concern over the spread of avian influenza in the capital....
Japan Begins Culling of Chickens After H5 Strain of Bird Flu Detected
JAPAN - Local authorities in northeastern and western Japan began the culling on Friday of around 300,000 chickens after a highly virulent stain of the H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead birds at poultry farms in the regions....
'Rotten' Brazilian Chickens Take Toll on Korean Franchises
SOUTH KOREA - Moms Touch and other fried chicken franchises are scrambling to contain the fallout from the rotten poultry scandal in Brazil as more consumers refrain from eating chicken....
Nutriad Showcases Additive Solutions for Responsible Antibiotics Use at VIV Asia
THAILAND - The pressure on the use of AGP’s in Asia has gained momentum since the Korean ban in 2011. At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, presented solutions for reduction of antibiotics usage...
24 March 2017
Nutriad: Addressing Current US Poultry Production Challenges
US - As of January 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed became veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs....
CME: Chicken Inventories Up 1.5% in February
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Erber Group Plans New Clinical Pig Health Research Center at Kasetsart University
THAILAND - The ERBER Group has announced plans to open a new clinical research center for pig health at the Khamphaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand....
First Italian Turkey Poults Hatched Using Petersime Operational Excellence Technology™
ITALY - In the sunny south of Europe, the first Italian turkey poults have hatched using the Petersime Operational Excellence Technology™. Mr Locatelli, Hatchery Manager of Gobbi Frattini, confided that he “already noticed improvements.” ...
Cobb Investment Targets Growth of Asian Market
THAILAND - The expansion of Cobb activities to serve the Asian region was the focus of interest for the company at the VIV Asia exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, where its booth attracted thousands of customers from all over the continent....
Stronger Precautions Urged for Bird Flu
CHINA - Two international organizations have stressed the high possibility of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 virus, which saw the biggest outbreak in China over the past winter since first being reported in China in 2013....
Open Animosity Between Chicken Importers, Producers Intensifies
SOUTH AFRICA - The open animosity between chicken importers and producers intensified on Thursday as both blamed each other for the crisis facing the poultry industry in South Africa....
Saudi Arabia Stops Beef, Poultry Imports from Four Brazilian Companies
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats....
Aviagen Launches Newly Designed Web Site
GLOBAL - Aviagen®, the world’s leading primary poultry breeder, invites customers to navigate its newly designed web site, which is now live at www.aviagen.com. ...
23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Enhance Inspection of Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
IFA: Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
Aviagen and CHI Farms Nigeria Celebrate 10 Years of Cooperation
NIGERIA - A delegation of senior Aviagen® representatives recently visited CHI Farms, Nigeria, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of cooperation between the two companies. ...
22 March 2017
IFA Urges EU Commissioner to Immediately Ban Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
NFUS Urges Shoppers to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
Mandatory Animal Care Programme Passes Third-Party Audit with Flying Colours
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada’s (CFC) strong commitment to animal care has been confirmed with the completion of an inaugural comprehensive third-party audit. NSF International’s report concluded that “The national Animal Care Programme has...
HCM City Poultry Meat, Eggs to Carry Details of Origin
VIET NAM - The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a programme to label poultry meat and eggs with details of product origin to protect consumers, according to Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the local Department of Industry and Trade....
Agriculture Victoria Urged to Seize Animal Welfare Role from Activist Groups
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
Field Experiences for Effective Control of the Gumboro Disease. Economic Impact on the Poultry Production
GLOBAL - Since the first report of the avian nephrosis syndrome completed in 1957 in Gumboro (Cosgrove, 1962) and the later outbreak that generated great economic losses in 1962 in Delaware (USA) for the first time the Infectious Bursa Disease virus was...
Industry Trendwatcher Offers Insights, Analysis on Future of Antibiotic-Free Poultry Production
GLOBAL - A long-awaited report on US poultry antibiotic usage and trends for 2016 is expected to be released by Rennier Associates, Inc., in late March....
 
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