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26 August 2016
Zoetis and British Poultry Council Launch 2016 Trainee Award
UK - This year is the 10th anniversary of the Poultry Trainee Award sponsored by Zoetis and the British Poultry Council (BPC) — an award that has helped winners to further their careers with training activities in this country and abroad....
Launch of Cobb Champion Award
GLOBAL - Exceptional performance at all stages in broiler production is recognised by Cobb Europe in a new Cobb Champion award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region....
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
Praise for Cobb Support for Lebanese Poultry Industry
LEBANON - Almost 50 senior representatives of the poultry sector in Lebanon attended a broiler and breeder seminar in Beirut organised for customers of Cobb Europe....
India Adds Cock-Fighting Chicken to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine new germplasm of farm animals including a poultry variety to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted live-stocks include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry. ...
Woodley Equipment is a UK Distributor for Zoetis Laboratory Diagnostic Kits
UK - Woodley Equipment is a distributor in the UK for Zoetis laboratory diagnostic kits. Zoetis is a global animal health company providing a portfolio of more than 90 immunodiagnostic products for beef/dairy cattle, pigs, poultry and sheep....
Science to Play Key Role in Response to New Challenges in Mineral Nutrition
EU - The industry must adopt a science-based approach to re-evaluating nutrition strategies, particularly in light of proposed European Union limits on Zinc and Copper in animal feed, according to animal nutrition technology company, AB Vista....
Aviagen Appoints New Technical Service Manager for Middle East and Africa
GLOBAL - Aviagen® has appointed Murat Yakar as technical service manager for its Middle East and Africa (MEA) team. Based in Turkey, Murat will be responsible for providing support to Ross® customers across the MEA region....
25 August 2016
US Poultry Export Potential Driven by Avian Flu
ANALYSIS - The risk of high-path avian influenza (HPAI) is expected to have a major impact on US poultry exports in the next few years, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
CME: US Chicken Production Growth Expected, but How Much?
US - This is the favourite time of year for grain analysts, taking long detours through corn and soybean fields, counting ears of corn and bean pods, examining how well they are filled, discussing drought impacts and, everyone’s favourite, issuing yield...
New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly....
The Biology Behind Egg Turning
GLOBAL - In addition to climate parameters such as air composition and temperature, turning is an important third parameter that needs to be controlled during incubation....
24 August 2016
Researchers Use Imaging Technology to Detect Wooden Breast Fillets
US - Researchers have managed to differentiate chicken breasts with the wooden breast condition from normal ones using imaging technology....
African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
Thai Poultry Industry, Government Join to Promote Good Labour Practices
THAILAND - Thailand is a top poultry producer but has been criticised for the presence of slave labour in the supply chain....
CME: Large Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage
US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 August 2016
India Promotes Backyard Poultry Farming to Boost Production
INDIA - In an initiative to popularise poultry farming and boost production of poultry meat, India has asked the state governments, especially Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, to come up with proposals to upscale the Rural Backyard Poultry Development programme...
EU Agri-Food Exports Rise
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
Management Rather Than Disease Caused Guyana Poultry Deaths
GUYANA - Guyana authorities say samples taken from a poultry farm and sent for testing at the University of Georgia in the United States have proven to be negative for poultry diseases....
Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
Ross Poultry Breeders Celebrates 45 Years as Ross Distributor in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Ross Poultry Breeders, part of the Astral Group, is celebrating a landmark anniversary of 45 years as a Ross® distributor in South Africa....
22 August 2016
Rabobank: Poultry Leads US to Largest Increase in Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
Study to Investigate Egg Recipe Benefits for Older People
UK - The next stage of a new UK study looking into the potential for improving health in later life by increasing egg intake is set to start this month. The findings will be announced next year....
 
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