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31 July 2015
AB Vista Opens First Office in India to Serve Growing Customer Base
INDIA - AB Vista has opened its first office in India, following extensive growth in the region during the past eight years....
More Avian Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Four more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria....
Poultry, Pig Animal Welfare Research Boosted in Australia
US - Research into animal welfare has been boosted by a $1 million Adelaide State Government grant to expand pig and poultry facilities at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus....
Germans Reduce Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has had noticeable success in reducing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians, according to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)....
Brazilian Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Animal Health
BRAZIL - Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has committed to prioritising the use of the department's resources on protecting animal health....
Pilgrim's Pride Reports Increased Income
US - Big US poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride has reported an increase in income in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year, despite the avian flu outbreaks causing a challenging export market....
US Accused of Dumping Chicken in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Poultry producers are considering action against the US for alleged dumping of chicken parts, according to local reports....
Biosecurity Key to Preventing Avian Flu, Conference Reminds Managers
US - Biosecurity programmes are key to prevention of avian flu, attendees were reminded at USPOULTRY’s 2015 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic held in Nashville, Tennessee....
30 July 2015
Zoetis to Expand BioDevice Solutions for Poultry Industry with Acquisition of Hatchery Automation Technology Leader KL Products, Inc.
US - Zoetis Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire KL Products, Inc. to strengthen its automation technology for poultry hatchery operations....
Poultry Sales Increase for Cherkizovo
RUSSIA - Leading Russian meat and feed producer Cherkizovo Group have announced their business results for the first half of 2015....
Coccidiosis Research Yielding New Perspectives on AST
US - Adding molecular biology to anticoccidial sensitivity testing (AST) offers a more in-depth look - and surprising findings - of Eimeria species contributing to coccidiosis in poultry houses, explain Lorraine Fuller and Emily Kimminau from the University...
South Korea Reports New Bird Flu Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has reported many outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, dating back to September 2014....
US Agriculture Officials Meet for Avian Flu Conference
US - Top agriculture officials in the US met in Iowa recently for a conference on this year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks....
New Virulence Factors Discovered Affecting Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
US - Previously unknown bacterial proteins which may be important factors involved in necrotic enteritis in chickens have been discovered, in a recently completed project at the University of Connecticut....
29 July 2015
Some Poultry Vaccines Allow More Virulent Viruses to Evolve
US - Experiments with the virus causing Marek's disease in poultry seem to confirm the controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more virulent versions of a virus to survive, according to recent research published in PLoS Biology....
US Chicken Organisation Calls for Ethanol Limits to Protect Feed Prices
US - The US' chicken industry is supporting adjustment of target levels of biofuels to be included in transportation fuel, with the National Chicken Council (NCC) saying the standards distort feed prices....
Ecuador Partially Lifts US Poultry Product Avian Flu Ban
ECUADOR - Ecuador's Sanitary Authority (AGROCALIDAD) has lifted restrictions on imports of US processed poultry products from highly pathogenic avian influenza-free states, regions, zones or areas....
Producer-Buyer Contract Arrangements Aided by New FAO Legal Guide
GLOBAL - A new legal guide from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is designed to support more equitable contract farming arrangements, and better policy making....
More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertiliser and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
Further Avian Flu Outbreaks Affecting Taiwan
TAIWAN - There have been more outbreaks of both highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza in Taiwan....
28 July 2015
New Avian Flu Outbreak in Germany
GERMANY - There has been a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in Niedersachsen in the west of Germany....
Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
Disease-Causing Klebsiella Bacteria Found in Poultry, Pork Meat
US - Chicken, turkey and pork sold in retailers harbours disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study from the George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. ...
Syrian Poultry Production Halved Since Conflict Began
SYRIA - Better rains in Syria have improved wheat production, but food prices are still substantially up over the last year, and the livestock sector has been gravely affected by the conflict....
Major Thai Company Buys Russian Poultry Business
THAILAND - Major Thai feed producer, livestock business and food processor Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL. has invested in a top Russian poultry company....
 
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