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23 June 2017
NAFTA: Agricultural Leaders Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane writes....
USPOULTRY Foundation Accepts Applications for Industry Education Recruitment Funding
US - The USPOULTRY Foundation is now accepting applications from colleges and universities for the Industry Education Recruitment Funding programme. ...
Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming Urged
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
NZ Appetite for Chicken Breast Meat Soars
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders' appetite for chicken breast meat has soared, as poultry eclipses mince as the preferred protein in the supermarket meat aisle....
Sri Lankan Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
22 June 2017
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Al Namaa Poultry Signs Financing Deal with Meethaq
OMAN - Al Namaa Poultry Co. and Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, signed agreements on June 20, to successfully conclude long-term financing facilities of OMR50 million to finance the one of the biggest "poultry projects"...
Tyson Foods Rolls Out High-tech Chicken Welfare Programme
US - As part of its focus on sustainable food production, Tyson Foods has launched a broad, new animal well-being initiative that combines the latest technology with high-touch monitoring and training to improve the care of chickens....
Iran Allows Conditional Use of Chicken Paste; Egg Exports Slowly Resume
IRAN - The green light for the use of chicken paste in sausages and other meat products has been given after long disputes between Iranian health officials....
Imported Chicken with Unrecognised 'Halal' Logos May Have Been Smuggled into Malaysia
MALAYSIA - The authorities have not ruled out the possibility that imported chicken bearing unrecognised ‘halal’ logos may have been smuggled into the country....
Zambia Reactivates Avian Influenza National Response Committee
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a notice restricting imports of live chicken and chicken products from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
North-east Nigeria Receives Emergency Aid from FAO to Combat Hunger
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month....
Food Citizenship Report Helps Build a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international...
21 June 2017
USPOULTRY’s Women’s Leadership Conference: Developing Professional Potential, Leadership Skills
US - Women from across the poultry industry will convene for USPOULTRY’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held 17-18 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida....
Tyson Foods Announces Investment to Expand Macon GA Distribution Center
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth....
Hens, Greenhouses and Bees Key to Restoring Livelihoods in Iraq
IRAQ - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project supporting families affected by conflict in northern Iraq....
Moy Park Put on Market by Brazilian Owner JBS
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Northern Ireland poultry giant Moy Park — one of the region's largest employers — is being put on the market just two years after it was bought by its current Brazilian owner....
Chicken Slaughterhouse Using Fake Halal Logo Raided
MALAYSIA - A raid was conducted on a poultry slaughterhouse at an oil palm plantation in Batu 11, Segari here, after receiving information and complaints from the public about the dirty condition and foul stench emanating from the premises....
Tainan Culls Chickens Amid Avian Flu Threat
TAIWAN - A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said. ...
Targeting Immunosuppression: How to build a good immune foundation
Significant economic losses are attributed to immunosuppression in the poultry industry worldwide. Exposure to stressors in the poultry production environment, along with infectious diseases (viral or bacterial) that impair immunity, contribute to an...
German broiler grower wins Cobb Champion award
The Janzen family in Germany is the first winner of the 2016 Cobb Champion Awards, introduced last year to recognise annual world-class performance at breeder, broiler and hatchery level in Europe, the Middle East and Africa....
20 June 2017
Poultry Vaccine to be Tested
CHINA - Poultry in two southern regions will begin receiving the first vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus early next month, as authorities look to control the spread of the potentially fatal disease....
Range of Tasks Makes Farming an Especially Risky Occupation
CANADA - The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Programme says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Canada Celebrates 150th Birthday with Chicken
CANADA - One of Canada’s celebrity chefs, Ricardo Larrivée, has created a chicken sandwich recipe for the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ at Major’s Hill Park to celebrate Canada Day in style!...
 
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