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20 December 2018
Activists protest plans for North Waikato egg farm
NEW ZEALAND - A small but noisy group of protestors vented their anger on 18 December over a proposal to build an egg producing farm in North Waikato, reported local news provider Radio New Zealand...
03 December 2018
Conventional cages excluded from draft global standard by World Animal Health Organisation
GLOBAL - The World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) is proposing global standards for housing laying hens, which will now exclude conventional cages from their standard...
Interview with the author: "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics"
Dr Mark Fisher, the principal adviser for the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Animal Welfare Team, and author of the recently published Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics, completed his PhD in animal physiology at the University...
23 November 2018
Italian supermarket chains to cease sale of eggs from caged hens
Italian supermarket chains Conad and MD have announced plans to cease the sale of eggs from caged hens....
21 November 2018
Silicon supplement could improve bone strength and welfare of millions of chickens a year
UK, 21 November 2018 - Scientists have found a way to develop a silicon food supplement for poultry, which could provide a major boost to the health and welfare of millions of chickens produced every year...
20 November 2018
IPPE Insights: Red mite solution for poultry available in EU
USA, 20 November 2018 - Red mites are a huge problem worldwide, costing the poultry industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually. ...
Vulnerable group advice helps serve up strong egg sales
UK, 20 November 2018 - A year on from a change in official advice, which said that everyone including those classed as vulnerable groups, mums-to-be, young children, and the elderly, can now enjoy eggs however they want, provided they are produced to...
18 November 2018
New report shows progress in achieving farm antibiotic targets
Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have been achieved early and where challenges remain...
14 November 2018
Egg production declines while chicken sees moderate gains in Turkey
TURKEY, 14 November 2018 - The Turkish Statistical Institute has released its findings on egg, broiler and turkey production in September 2018, reporting growth in broilers slaughtered but a slight decline in eggs produced...
"We need you to handle antimicrobials with care," says OIE
FRANCE, 14 November 2018 - The World Organisation for Animal Health kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018 with a call to action for all animal health stakeholders: “We all have a role to play to protect these invaluable medicines”...
13 November 2018
Underfloor, geo-thermal heating keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying
WALES, UK, 13 November 2018 - A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth...
12 November 2018
Cage-free egg production in Brazil: Not a matter of "what" but "how"
BRAZIL, 12 November 2018 - Last month, FAI Brazil and Humane Society International (HSI) hosted the second Meeting on the Corporate Movement for Cage-Free Egg Production...
09 November 2018
A market-ready method for gender identification in hatching eggs
GERMANY, 8 November 2018 - On 8 November 2018, the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, together with Dr Ludger Breloh, SELEGGT Managing Director and Jan Kunath, Deputy CEO of REWE Group, presented in Berlin the now market-ready...
USDA releases updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report
USA, 9 November 2018 - The forecast for 2018 total red meat and poultry production is lowered from last month as lower beef, pork, and turkey production more than offsets higher broiler production...
08 November 2018
California votes: hens must be cage-free by 2022
USA, 7 November 2018 - California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022...
07 November 2018
USPOULTRY and Foundation approve $385,000 in research grants
USA, 6 November 2018 – USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved approximately $385,000 for five new research grants at five institutions through the comprehensive research programme...
06 November 2018
Planning to hatch chicks this winter? Keep these tips in mind
With the leaves on the ground and the cold weather coming, hatching season is over for most but did you know that you can still hatch chicks going into winter?...
05 November 2018
Compassion in World Farming launches first European EggTrack report
EU - Compassion in World Farming announced their first European EggTrack report which shows the progress companies are making towards ending the use of cages for laying hens...
31 October 2018
Farmers aim to end Britain’s obsession with large eggs
UK - 31 October 2018: Farmers are asking British consumers to eat a range of egg sizes rather than always reaching for a box of large eggs...
Cal-Maine completes acquisition of egg production assets
USA - 31 October 2018: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc has finally closed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms, Inc, relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale business...
Petersime marks a milestone: 10.000th OvoScan™ technology project
Petersime’s OvoScan™ technology hits its 10,000th sale this year. This means that over 30,000 OvoScan™ sensors are currently measuring the eggshell temperature of incubated eggs in BioStreamer™ setters all over the world....
Papers published on potential benefits of eggs for older people
UK - 1 November 2018: Two new papers have been published investigating how eggs could offer an opportunity to increase protein intake and help prevent muscle decline in older people, based on research by a team at Bournemouth University, part-funded by...
15 October 2018
Cal-Maine Foods to acquire Featherland Eggs Farms
USA - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc announced on 10 October 2018 that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms, Inc, relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and...
12 October 2018
World Egg Day: HSI welcomes global progress towards cage-free production
GLOBAL - Friday, 12 October is World Egg Day and while the majority of egg-laying hens in the world are confined to barren cages for nearly their entire lives, Humane Society International (HSI), a global animal protection organisation, welcomes the progress...
09 October 2018
Southeast Asia's first workshop on cage-free egg production a success
INDONESIA - Humane Society International, in conjunction with the Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association, recently hosted Southeast Asia’s first technical workshop on cage-free egg production in Surabaya, Indonesia ...
 
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