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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: Raising the Bar for Poultry Welfare
GLOBAL - With the news of a call to raise standards still further in the European Union, poultry welfare is focus of this week's news round-up, writes Jackie Linden. Cage-free egg production and better broiler welfare are on the agenda in the EU and Australia,...
Poultry Sector Must Develop, Says Trinidad Minister
TRINIDAD - The local poultry industry needs to be made more competitive so as to increase its market share, Minister of Trade, Industry and Communications Vasant Bharath said on Tuesday....
Quarterly Sales of Poultry Meat Rise for MHP
UKRAINE - Agri-food company, MHP reports higher poultry meat and sunflower oil production by 30 and 37 per cent, respectively, in the first quarter of 2014 than in the same period last year while sales of processed meats to third parties were down by...
Two Outbreaks of High-path Avian Flu in North Korea
NORTH KOREA - Two outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been reported in the P'yongyang region....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
British Poultry Farmers Warned to Maintain Vigilance Against Bird Flu
UK – Rigid protocols to safeguard against avian influenza are necessary and also reduce other devastating diseases from the livestock sector, UK agriculture has been told....
Poultry Farmers Threaten Strike in Bahrain
BAHRAIN - Poultry production could cease as part of strike action in response to farmer complaints on chick health and market values being ignored by the government. ...
Challenging Year Ahead for Mexican Agriculture
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank entitled 'Mexico Agribusiness Outlook 2014: A positive year but full of challenges'. ...
Promise Project Aims to Improve EU Food Safety
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Application Made to Turn Poultry Processing Waste into Feed Ingredient
DELAWARE, US - Permission is being sought for a plant to extract proteins from poultry or meat plant wastewater skimmings for use in animal feeds....
New Sales, Marketing Director for Potter’s Poultry
UK - Antony Taylor has been appointed Sales and Marketing Director of Potter’s Poultry Ltd. ...
Poultry Worker Filmed Abusing Chick
CANADA - An animal rights group claims a "culture of cruelty" exists at Horizon Poultry in Hanover....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
DeWeese Joins Hubbard as Technical Service Representative
US & CANADA - Hubbard has announced that Rory DeWeese joined Hubbard LLC early March 2014 to fill the position of Technical Service Representative. ...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 per cent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them....
Brazilian Poultry Exports up in First Quarter of 2014
BRAZIL - Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of poultry - including shipments of chickens, eggs, turkeys, ducks and drakes, fertile eggs and genetic material - amounted to 950,200 tonnes...
China's Food Prices Increase; Inflation at Retail Level
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still remained subdued and gave policymakers enough room to mull economic policy action....
Joint Effort to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Farm Animals
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues to promote the prudent use of antimicrobial drugs...
Team Seeks to Understand Free Range Farming’s Questions
AUSTRALIA - The latest edition of eChook discusses what free range poultry production actually means in Australia. This stems from the fact that no two free range farms are the same....
Nigerian State Trains Youths on Poultry Farming
NIGERIA - The Kano State Government said on Monday that it had trained 632 youths on modern poultry farming....
Hong Kong Bans Poultry Products from Japan
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety has announced that it has banned, with immediate effect, the import of poultry and poultry products, including eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan following the announcement of avian flu in poultry in...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in Japan
JAPAN - More than 110,000 chickens on two farms have been culled as the result of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the south of the country....
Climate Change Adaptation Tool Helps Predict Disease Risk
EU - A tool to calculate the risk of food and waterborne diseases under current or future climate change conditions has been established following a recent EU funded study....
Merck Animal Health Announces Availability of MILDVAC-Ma5
US - Merck Animal Health last week announced the availability of MILDVAC-Ma5™, a vaccine to control Massachusetts-type infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) – the most prevalent IBV serotype worldwide and one that costs the US poultry industry millions...
2015 Expo Expected to Exceed 450,000 Net Square Feet
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is expected to exceed 450,000 net square feet with more than 28,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors....
Poultry Health Today Remembers Dr Scott Hurd
US - The editors of 'Poultry Health Today' offer a tribute to Dr Scott Hurd (pictured) who passed away last month. ...
 
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