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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
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....
03 April 2012
MP Pushes for Free Range Eggs Change
AUSTRALIA - Proposed legislation in South Australia will try to outlaw selling eggs as free range if they are from a farm which has more than 1,500 hens per hectare....
13 March 2012
AECL Condemns Alleged Egg Substitution
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has alleged that a South Australian egg farmer was selling cage eggs as free range eggs. ...
29 February 2012
New Auditors for BEIC Lion Scheme
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has appointed new independent auditors for the Lion Code of Practice. ...
03 February 2012
Poultry Companies Invited to Apply for Safety Recognition
US - Poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programmes are invited to apply for recognition under the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Programme. The programme recognizes facilities that have achieved injury and illness rates below the...
31 January 2012
Novogen Enters Market with Tom Barron Ltd
UK & IRELAND - Novogen and Tom Barron Limited are very proud to announce that they have entered into an agreement to distribute the NOVOgen Brown and NOVOgen White layers into the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland....
24 January 2012
Latest Performance Standards Manual for Hy-Line W-36
US - Hy-Line International is releasing the most recent version of the Hy-Line W-36 Performance Standards Manual at the 2012 International Poultry Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. ...
09 January 2012
New in–ovo Technology at IPE
US - Thanks to the development of a new compact device, the benefits of in ovo vaccination are now within the reach of many more hatcheries worldwide and visitors to the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta this month will be able to learn more...
05 January 2012
OFC - Concern over Battery Cage Eggs Raised
UK - UK Independence party member of the European Parliament, Stuart Agnew, called on the food processing and catering industries during the Oxford Farming conference to take action to prevent eggs from EU countries that do not comply with new enriched...
23 December 2011
Agricultural Incomes - Not as Bright as They First Appear
ANALYSIS - The figures released by Eurostat this week on farm workers incomes and farm production in the EU on the surface appear to make happy reading, writes ThePoultrySite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris ...
02 December 2011
Govt Plans to Tackle Battery Hen Egg Imports
WALES, UK - The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that it will take steps to protect the Welsh egg industry from illegally produced imports. ...
28 November 2011
Germany Raises Concerns over Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) has launched a package of measures to gain better control of the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry. ...
2015 Call for EU Action on Antimicrobial Use
EU - The European Commission has launched an action plan to fight against misuse of antibiotics detailing 12 concrete actions to be implemented in close cooperation with the Member States. ...
FDA Unmoved by Antibiotic Ban Pleas, Evidence
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a pair of long-pending petitions from consumer and other groups to limit the use of several antibiotics in farm animals, saying a voluntary approach the agency proposed last year will lead to more...
Influence of Nest-floor Slope on Choice of Layers
SWITZERLAND - Group nests in alternative housing systems for laying hens primarily fulfil the hen's needs for seclusion and protection according to a research report from the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office. ...
22 November 2011
Imports Of Eggs From The EU
WALES, UK - On 1 January 2012, the EU Directive 1999/74 will introduce a ban on the use of conventional cages (battery) for laying hens across the EU, commented Alun Davies, Welsh Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes....
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