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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
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. ...
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