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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 ...
20 September 2018
Sierra Leone working to build huge pullets and egg farm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The new farm, which will be one of the largest in West Africa, will address all domestic egg needs by producing about 195 million eggs per year and will create 2,000 new jobs...
18 September 2018
Keeping track: Compassion launches first European EggTrack Report
EU - Following the success of Compassion in World Farming’s US EggTrack Report last year, the farm animal welfare charity launched a new report on 18 September 2018 to show the progress European companies are making towards meeting their 2025 cage-free...
11 September 2018
Red Tractor bid to become British food and farming flagship
UK - A new million pound TV advertising campaign launched by Red Tractor will help raise its profile and that of the thousands of farmers behind the assurance scheme and the high standards they adhere to, the NFU said today...
07 September 2018
Checking in on Caribbean poultry: insight from an expert
The poultry industry in the Caribbean is unique owing to the different context and circumstances of each island. To find out more, we spoke with Dr Desmond Ali, food safety consultant at Millennium3 Consultants and executive director of the Caribbean...
05 September 2018
European Citizens Initiative: Commission registers 'End the Cage Age' initiative
EU - The College of Commissioners has today (5 September 2018) decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'End the Cage Age'...
03 September 2018
Get cracking for British Egg Week 2018
This year British Egg Week takes place between 8 and 14 October and British Lion eggs has created a toolkit to help retailers, wholesalers, food manufacturers and caterers make the most of the week...
29 August 2018
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company receives Queen's award
UK - The Lakes Free Range Egg Company received their Queens Award for Sustainable Development from Cumbria’s Lord Lieutenant on Friday (24th August)...
23 August 2018
Privé Group commits to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs
SINGAPORE - Singaporean company The Privé Group announced its new sustainability and animal welfare initiative, committing to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain...
17 August 2018
Blackhead disease causes reduced egg production in layer hens
Blackhead disease can cause a substantial drop in egg production in commercial layer hens, Christina Sigmon of North Carolina State University, said during the 2018 International Poultry Scientific Forum. [1]...
16 August 2018
New code for UK laying hens and pullets issued
Earlier this month the UK updated and issued a new welfare code for laying hens and pullets. The update is part of a programme of reforms designed to enhance the welfare of animals...
15 August 2018
What's new at the annual Caribbean Poultry Association ITS?
The Caribbean Poultry Association registered in Jamaica with secretariat in Trinidad & Tobago will hold their 5th annual International Technical Symposium in Suriname this September...
14 August 2018
New research highlights the benefits of early photo stimulation on productivity
A new report has been published in Poultry Science which investigates the effects of dietary protein level and age at photo stimulation on the reproduction traits of broiler breeders and progeny performance...
08 August 2018
UK animal welfare enhanced by new code for laying hens and pullets
The welfare code for laying hens has today been updated as part of a programme of reforms to safeguard and enhance the welfare of animals...
Putting the egg in Brexit: ‘Breggsit’ storm brewing as businesses encouraged to prepare
UK - Food businesses across the UK are being encouraged to ‘trust the Lion’ and rely on British Lion eggs and egg products – for both surety of supply and food safety - ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union in March 2019...
30 July 2018
Is precision poultry production possible?
While detailed behaviour tracking in larger livestock has proved a valuable tool for improving efficiency, a poultry flock’s greater population and erratic habits have made chickens much harder to pin down. Until now. Meet the Swiss researchers whose...
26 July 2018
Newcastle disease outbreak: APHA increases risk from low to medium in UK
UK - Following recent outbreaks of Newcastle disease (ND) in Belgium and other European countries the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has advised that the risk of disease has increased from low to medium...
17 July 2018
SaladStop! joins global cage-free egg movement
GLOBAL - SaladStop!, Asia’s leading healthy food chain, is joining the global cage-free movement with a commitment to use exclusively cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025...
10 July 2018
Ovoset Pro: A gentle workhorse
“Many machines try to mimic the Ovoset, but this packer is the best. If you are going to pay for quality, no other machine is this hearty,” noted Tony Norris, CEO of Norris Farms....
Clear Labs unveils NGS-based platform for routine pathogen testing
USA - Clear Labs launches NGS-based food safety platform for high-volume routine pathogen testing...
Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announce cage-free egg initiative
SINGAPORE - Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announced on 09 July 2018 their commitment to switch to a 100 percent cage-free egg (shell and liquid) supply chain by 2025 or earlier...
09 July 2018
RSPCA must “step up to the plate” to help free range producers meet new perching rules, says BFREPA
UK - The chief executive of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association has called on RSPCA Assured to help its members meet new hen perching requirements...
04 July 2018
Investing in innovation in Canada’s egg industry
CANADA - Investment made in Canadian egg industry to improve welfare, efficiency...
 
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