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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
FAO, OIE Warn of Avian Influenza’s Rapid Spread
GLOBAL - FAO and OIE are urging at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased biosecurity as they warn the new avian influenza virus's spread to Europe threatens the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries....
UK Government Updates Guidance on Bird Flu Biosecurity
UK - Following the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Yorkshire last week, the agriculture department has updated its advice on biosecurity, particularly regarding contact with wild birds....
Thousands of US Farmers Received Disaster Assistance
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Programme (ELAP) for losses suffered between 1 October...
Potential of Probiotics for Sustainable Animal Production
EU - On 12 November 2014, at EuroTier in Hanover, Germany, the European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2014 to Dr Steven Frese, for his innovative research project on the evolution of the host-microflora interaction....
NatureForm Hatchery Technologies Launches Smart Hatchery Training in US
US - In collaboration with Pas Reform Academy, Natureform Hatchery Technologies has launched its Hatchery Training Programme for hatchery professionals in the North American poultry industry with an inaugural event held in Iowa....
CME: Chicken Cold Storage Has Negative Implications for Poultry
US - The USDA 'Cold Storage' report is neutral to negative for chicken, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Zoetis Enhances Veterinary Education in China
CHINA - Zoetis, the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and Kansas State University (KSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together and promote the Doctor of Veterinary Program (DVM) in China....
Novus International Honours Distinguished Science Fellow
US - Colleagues, friends and family recently gathered to honour the career and scientific achievements of Dr. Julia J. Dibner, retiring Senior Research Consultant and Distinguished Science Fellow at Novus International, Inc. ...
IPPE Offers Free Educational Programmes to Attendees
US - The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is offering a variety of free education programmes to attendees at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia from 27 to 29 January 2015....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Zoetis Reintroduces Coccidiosis Management Tool
US - Zoetis is reintroducing Zoamix® to help US poultry producers battle coccicidiosis. It is a versatile product can be used in antibiotic-free or conventional production systems, the company says....
No Bird Flu Virus Found at Farms Around Kamperveen
THE NETHERLANDS - Among the new measures introduced to control the spread of bird flu, day-old chicks can only be transported off farms in unaffected areas for export. Chicks may not be transported to Dutch farms, nor may poultry manure be moved. ...
UK Food Retailer Takes up Campylobacter Challenge
UK - Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced details of its five-point action plan to tackle the industry-wide challenge of reducing levels of Campylobacter in whole chickens. The five points include zero thinning, rapid surface chilling, front-of-pack labelling,...
Australia's Farmers Support Government Draft Report
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
Chicken Gains in Popularity in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Average chicken consumption has risen to around 25kg per person and year from just 12kg in 2003....
US Chicken Body Reacts to Missed Deadline on Renewable Fuels
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a year, much to the disappointment of the National Chicken Council. ...
Advice to All Poultry Owners in Bird Flu Control Zones
UK - The National Farmers Union offers important guidance for farmers in the avian influenza zone regarding biosecurity and poultry movements....
Switzerland Bans Imports of Dutch, British Poultry
SWITZERLAND - Following outbreaks of avian flu in the Netherlands and the UK, the Swiss authorities have banned imports of poultry from the affected areas of those countries....
Sunday, November 23, 2014
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Detected in German Wild Bird
GERMANY - The H5N8 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild bird in Europe for the first time. It was found in north-east Germany, in the same state as the earlier outbreak in poultry but more than 50km away from the farm....
Poultry Farmers in Belgium Ordered to Confine Birds
BELGIUM - Poultry farmers have been called on to confine their birds after the third outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza was announced in neighbouring the Netherlands....
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Bird Flu Spreads in Dutch Poultry
THE NETHERLANDS - Two further outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported in Dutch poultry in new provinces across the country and two further poultry flocks have been culled as a precaution against further spread of the virus. The government has...
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Duck in Japan
JAPAN - The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus has been detected in samples from wild ducks on Honshu....
Friday, November 21, 2014
Advances in Maltese Meat Production
MALTA - In the third quarter, meat production rose by 1.4 per cent while the producer value declined by 2.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013....
New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
USDA Agricultural Database Can Now be Viewed by the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public....
 
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