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24 September 2013
Egg Bacterial Contamination Affected by Strain, Housing
US - Experiments show that both hen strain and housing system impact the microbial levels on eggs. ...
17 September 2013
Owen Paterson Calls for Evidence on Beak Trimming
UK - Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson wishes to hear from more poultry farmers after seeing first-hand why beak-trimming takes place....
09 August 2013
No Increase in Egg Production with Extra Choline
CHINA - Although there were some changes in egg quality, researchers found no benefits in terms of egg production of long-term supplementation of a maize-soybean meal diet with the vitamin, choline. ...
24 July 2013
Study Shows Farmer Training Improves Poultry Income
NIGERIA - A new study shows that all training programmes are correlated with the poultry farmer's income in Kogi state, with the effect being significant for extension training and formal education....
15 July 2013
CFIA Suspends Operations at Beking Poultry Farm
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the registration of Beking Poultry Farm. ...
02 May 2013
Nest Design Affects Hen Behaviour, Mislaid Eggs
SWITZERLAND - Grids outside nest boxes rather than wooden perches seemed to improve nesting behaviour in laying hens, according to new research, and resulted in fewer mislaid eggs....
30 April 2013
Family Farmers Need Congress to Pass 'Egg Bill' to Survive
US - Egg farmers say they need Congress to include the Egg Products Inspection Act ("Egg Bill"), introduced recently in Congress, as part of this year's Farm Bill or many of them may soon be forced out of business....
27 March 2013
2012: Record Year for Land O'Lakes
US - Land O'Lakes has reported strong performance in 2012. Its Crop Inputs, Feed and Layers segments achieved record sales....
22 February 2013
EC Gets Tough over Sow Stalls, Battery Cages
ANALYSIS - The European Commission is starting to get tough with countries that are not complying with the regulations banning battery cages for laying hens and sow stalls, writes Chris Harris....
01 February 2013
Decision Makers Chicken over Egg Debate, Says Organic Body
NEW ZEALAND - "Revised legislation phasing out battery cages over 10 years and introducing colony cages in NZ does little to curb animal welfare issues - we are just putting more birds in bigger cages," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokeperson, Soil & Health,...
15 January 2013
Nest Matting, Litter Impact Layer Plumage Condition
FRANCE - Layer performance was unaffected by the lining material used in nests and the pecking/scratching area or litter provision in furnished cages (colony cages), according to new research at ANSES. However, artificial turf mats in the pecking/scratching...
20 December 2012
Safeway Surpasses Goal in Cage-Free Egg Animal Welfare Effort
US - Safeway Inc. furthered its commitment to animal welfare by becoming the first major grocery retailer in the United States to make a national commitment to Certified Humane® cage-free eggs and by surpassing its sourcing and sales goals for cage-free...
11 December 2012
Layer Hen Cages to be Phased Out
NEW ZEALAND - The most commonly used cages for housing layer hens will be phased out by 2022 under a new code of welfare issued by the Minister for Primary Industries, David Carter....
30 November 2012
Egg Farmers Fear Proposition 2
CALIFORNIA, US - The Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF) has challenged the validity of a state law that threatens criminal penalties for failing to meet regulations for enclosures for egg-laying hens....
01 November 2012
Layer Management: US Specialists Visited Big Dutchman
GERMANY - German poultry housing systems for layers are forerunners for US agriculture. This became apparent upon the trip of 16 representatives of the layer breeder company Hy-Line to Big Dutchman in Calveslage....
23 October 2012
Cage Egg Production Delivers Welfare to Hens
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) has spoken out in support of eggs produced from caged hens. ...
28 September 2012
Nest Box Layers Stress Less Than Free-Range
AUSTRALIA - A study of the welfare of caged production hens has recommended chickens have access to a nest box to lay their eggs without being disturbed....
27 September 2012
FOSSILSHIELD Combats Red Mite
UK - Signs of red mite can include bird restlessness, pale combs, loss of feathers and blood spots on eggs. With a risk of egg production being affected, there would undoubtedly be an economic loss....
27 August 2012
Bristol University Seeks Free-Range Farmers for Beak-trimming Project
UK - Researchers at the University of Bristol are appealing for help from free-range egg producers who are considering managing their flocks without beak trimming....
26 July 2012
Lighting - Crucial to Health, Welfare and Performance
ANALYSIS - The amount of light that poultry receive in their housing, its intensity and its colour all play a crucial role in the health, welfare and performance of the bird. ...
20 July 2012
Immunity is Key, Says Merial
UK - Bird health and egg production have improved and breed targets been beaten following the introduction of VAXXITEK® HVT+IBD in day-old chicks at the UK’s largest producer of colony eggs....
18 July 2012
Mexican Egg Supply is Guaranteed for the Second Half of 2012
MEXICO - The Mexican egg supply for the domestic market is guaranteed for the second half of the year, despite the state of alert over the outbreak of H7N3 avian influenza affecting municipalities Acatic Tepatitlán and in the state of Jalisco, said Sergio...
10 July 2012
Consistency is Vital
UK - Stuart Bird is an egg producer at C & P Bird Brothers Ltd. in north Bedfordshire. His family has been producing eggs for a wide variety of different customers, including high-street retailers, wholesalers, caterers and butchers for more than 40 years. ...
08 June 2012
US Pork Producers Oppose Egg Bill
US – The National Pork Producers Council is very vocal about its opposition to the proposed Egg Bill, which would set federal standards for minimum space size per hen, because of the precedent it sets for all animal agriculture, writes Chris Wright...
30 April 2012
Researchers Examine Variation in Litter Use for Hens
US - Litter use depended on the times and pen, according to researchers at Iowa State University....
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