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20 July 2017
Chicken Consumption Remains at All-Time High; Growth Tempers Somewhat
US - US consumers report their chicken consumption remains high although 2017 levels have moderated and returned to those seen a couple of years ago, according to new research presented this week at the 2017 Chicken Marketing Summit....
Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use
CANADA - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials...
Study: Health Insurance Costs Threat to Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
Scientists Hone in on Genetics Behind Chicken Weight Adaptation
GLOBAL - Prized for their plumpness, poultry farmers have made incredible gains through agricultural breeding programmes to maximise chicken size and weight to benefit worldwide consumption, where demand continues to grow the most for any meat....
Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag, Says AFBF
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
19 July 2017
Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
Infectious Bronchitis: The ‘Eye of the Storm’ for Chicken Health
GLOBAL - Ask any poultry producer about the most economically important disease in broilers, breeders or layers....
British Chicken Franchise Roosts in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Fried Chicken, a UK brand with some American heritage at the roots of its recipes, recently expanded into the South African market with its first store opening at 9 Long Street, Cape Town....
Making Chicken Feathers
US - The rubber-like elasticity of skin, which contracts to its original shape after being stretched, is key to the development of regularly spaced hairs and sweat glands during development, according to new research at the University of California, Berkeley....
18 July 2017
CME: Pork, Poultry, Egg Forecasts for 2017 and 2018 Unchanged
US - In the cash market, as reported by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), fed steer prices were higher week-over-week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
China's Agricultural Imports Rise Rapidly in 2017
CHINA - China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture....
US Prioritises Trade Deficits Key in Renegotiation of NAFTA
US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico....
Ceva Phylaxia inaugurates state of the art vaccine plant to support “Innovation with Impact” growth plan
7,8 billion forint (€ 25m) investment will significantly increase production at its Budapest Campus....
Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
New HIPRA UNIVERSITY courses. Theoretical and practical courses on necropsy and sampling in aMPV and IBD.
On 19th, 20th and 21st June, a new session of theoretical and practical courses on necropsy and sampling in avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and Gumboro disease (IBD), known as HIPRA UNIVERSITY, was held at HIPRA headquarters in Amer (Girona). This was the...
Hy-Line International announces new Commercial Distributor in India
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announces a new partnership with Srinivasa Hatcheries Group (SH Group) to distribute...
17 July 2017
Veteran poultry scientist optimistic about managing necrotic enteritis in NAE flocks
The trend toward “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production has no doubt spawned problems with necrotic enteritis (NE), but the industry is making progress in its search for alternative methods of managing the disease, Charles Hofacre, DVM, PhD,...
Report Says UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
Nigerian Experts Develop High Egg Output, Disease-resistant Chickens
NIGERIA - A team of experts under the auspices of African Chicken Genetic Gains in Nigeria has announced a breakthrough in poultry production in Nigeria following the development of disease-resistant breed of chicken with higher egg output....
Meat Factory Closed for Repackaging Out-of-Date Chicken
UAE - A meat factory that processed frozen chicken into mortadella and sausages was shut down in Ras Al Khaimah after it was found to be repackaging huge amounts of spoiled and expired chicken for sale....
Kerala Traders Not to Sell Chicken at Rs 87/Kilo
INDIA - The merchants have refused to sell chicken at the government-fixed price of Rs 87per kg and have decided to sell meat at Rs 157 per kg. ...
14 July 2017
Namib Poultry Chicken 100% Safe, Says Company
NAMIBIA - Namib Poultry Industries this week said the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa is not known to have had any negative effect on people....
Poultry Prices to Soften by 20% in Six Weeks
INDIA - Poultry prices are likely to decline by 20 per cent over the next six weeks due to expectations of weak consumer demand during the ongoing festival season....
 
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