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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Weekly Overview: Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Further Countries
GLOBAL - In the last week, new outbreaks of avian flu have been reported in Germany, Italy, Canada, the US and Japan....
Need to Promote Organic Farming, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Looking at immense bio-diversity and natural resources in the country, India needs to promote organic farming, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently while underlines the importance of organic farming....
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations between the United States and Cuba....
New Funding for US Poultry Health Research Centre
US - The Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) in Athens, Georgia, to upgrade its facilities, which focus on research into Newcastle disease and avian influenza....
Growth Forecast for North American Poultry Feed Market
US, CANADA & MEXICO - The North America poultry fed market is estimated to reach more than US$66 billion by 2019, with an annual growth rate of 6.6 per cent....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Farm produce prices rose slightly in the first week of December, according to a Ministry of Commerce survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities....
Bird Flu Alert in India as Wild Bird Tests Positive for Virus
INDIA - There have been no new outbreaks of high-path H5N1 avian flu in poultry but the virus has been detected in a wild goose in the north of India....
German Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed as H5N8
GERMANY - The latest highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in turkeys on turkey farm in Lower Saxony has been confirmed as the H5N8 variant. ...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bird Flu Confirmed in Wild Birds in Japan
JAPAN - Highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in the Kagoshima region of the country. ...
CME: How is Russia Affecting the US Markets?
US - One of the top stories in business news today (16, December) is the implosion of the Russian rouble, making this a good time to review some of the macro factors impacting livestock markets at the moment....
New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, serving as the key House authority for oversight and rule implementation...
Building Poultry Production in Uzbekistan
UZBEKISTAN - An Anglo-Australian specialist investment banking firm, Abacus Emerging Markets, has joined forces with The Uzbek Poultry Association PARRANDASANOAT to jointly develop increased poultry production in the Republic of Uzbekistan....
Tyson Foods Appoints New Animal Welfare Programme Leader
US - Tyson Foods, Inc., has appointed Dr Christine Daugherty as its new Animal Well-Being Programs leader....
Sanderson Farms Joins International Poultry Council
GLOBAL - Sanderson Farms, the third-largest chicken producer in the United States, is the newest associate member of the International Poultry Council (IPC)....
Bird Flu Confirmed in Washington State
US - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N2 and H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in Washington. ...
High-Path Bird Flu Returns to Germany
GERMANY - A turkey farm in Lower Saxony has been hit by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian flu virus....
Mystery of Dead Eider Ducks in Cape Cod Solved
US - Since 1998, hundreds and sometimes thousands of dead eider ducks have been washing up every year on Cape Cod’s beaches in late summer or early fall, but the reasons behind these cyclic die-offs have remained a mystery....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ross Has First Nutrition Workshop in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The Ross team along with the Ross agent for Vietnam, P&N Agro Business Company, LTD were encouraged by the industry’s response and attendance at the initial Ross Nutrition Workshop held in Viet Nam in November....
What is the Global Impact of Bird Flu?
GLOBAL - Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade. Regions affected by avian flu outbreaks, like the EU and Canada, will suffer from lost export markets and...
Bird Flu Detected on Canadian Egg Farm
CANADA - An egg farm in Langley is the 10th victim of the avian influenza outbreak....
Red Mites Bring a Major Economic Challenge to Poultry Industry
EU - A collaborative pan-European research effort to rid laying hens of a common disease-spreading pest has just been launched....
Bird Flu in Japan Causes 4,000 Chickens to be Culled
JAPAN - The Miyazaki Prefectural Government has ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu in three birds that earlier tested positive at a chicken farm in the city of Nobeoka in the nation’s top poultry producing...
Two Poultry Processing Plants to Open in Maine
US - Two poultry processing plants and a slaughterhouse dedicated to red meat – are slated to open in Maine in the next few months....
Education Helps Change Consumer Attitudes to Antibiotics
US - A little education goes a long way toward changing customers’ attitudes about antibiotics, according to Zoetis....
International Poultry Council Joins Global Sustainability Body
GLOBAL - The International Poultry Council (IPC) has become a member of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock....
 
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