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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....
14 November 2011
FDA Denies Pleas to Ban Antibiotic Use
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...
27 October 2011
Institute Introduces New Egg-Laying Bird
NIGERIA - The Zaria-based National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) has introduced a new egg line, Shika Brown, which that can lay eggs continuously for two years....
19 October 2011
LED Light Said to Raise Production and Cut Costs
US - A poultry light has been developed to increase layer and breeder production and decrease energy costs, according to inventors, Once Innovations....
05 October 2011
Videos Show Free-Range Hen Behaviour
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL) is offering links to video footage on YouTube of two different free-range outdoor stocking densities: one bird per square metre and two birds per square metre....
12 September 2011
Vencomatic Technical Meeting in Brazil
BRAZIL - In order to support their customers to get the most optimum results in their hatching egg production, Vencomatic do Brazil organised a technical meeting in August....
15 July 2011
Infra-Red Beak-Trimming Permitted Until 2021
NETHERLANDS - The farm minister has announced an end to beak-trimming in 2021 and the compulsory use of infra-red methods. ...
04 April 2011
Egg Production on Two Levels with Modern Systems
GERMANY - The company Loher Landei GmbH, which is managed by Alfons Diekmann from Damme in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany, and his sons Thorsten and Arndt, recently inaugurated a new site for barn egg production in aviary systems: where there used to...
22 March 2011
New Product and Technical Manager for Novogen
ASIA - Novogen has appointed Noppadon Sukontarattanasook as Product & Technical Manager as from 1 March 2011....
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