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23 January 2019
South African poultry body fights for well-being of entire value chain
SOUTH AFRICA - Good rains in many parts of the country have lifted the agricultural outlook for 2019 somewhat. However, a healthy farming sector depends on much more than favourable production conditions...
18 January 2019
"Poultry industry can create 30,000 new jobs," says South African Poultry Association
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association says more people can be employed with the right support measures from the government and the curbing of imports...
16 January 2019
Thai top court orders compensation for Myanmar chicken farm workers in landmark case
THAILAND (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's highest court on 15 January ordered compensation be paid to 14 migrant workers from Myanmar whose accusations against a chicken farm of abuses sparked a landmark legal case for migrant labourers...
14 January 2019
Poultry group says chicken imports hurting local growers
PHILIPPINES - A poultry group expressed dismay at the influx of imported chicken in the country, saying it has caused the local industry huge losses...
Ammonia leak prompts evacuation of Surrey poultry processing facility
CANADA - A portion of King George Boulevard was closed for several hours overnight on Saturday, as crews investigated an ammonia leak...
03 December 2018
BFREPA responds to Defra avian influenza announcement
UK, 3 December 2018 - Last week, Defra urged poultry farmers and pet bird keepers to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat...
Poultry Market Intelligence Forum to examine industry forecasts, trends for 2019
USA, 3 December 2018 - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) will host its annual Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta...
App to help poultry farmers grow business with intelligent data
INDIA, 3 December 2018 - US-based Cargill is developing farmer-friendly apps which can digitise manual inputs of farm statistics on a real-time basis...
Interview with the author: "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics"
Dr Mark Fisher, the principal adviser for the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Animal Welfare Team, and author of the recently published Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics, completed his PhD in animal physiology at the University...
27 November 2018
New poultry facility to be most technologically advanced in the world
Maple Leaf Foods has announced plans to build a $660 million value-added fresh poultry facility in London, Ontario....
Special discount offered to poultry growers at 2019 IPPE
Poultry growers are invited to attend the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) with a special registration fee of only $5 ...
FAO praises China's progress on animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said...
26 November 2018
Renewed calls for chicken to be on South Africa's zero-rated VAT list
The South African parliament has again heard calls for the review of the government’s zero-rated food items and how they should include chicken to support the protein needs of poorer households....
23 November 2018
Cobb recognised for exemplary safety records in North Carolina
Cobb-Vantress, Inc. was recently recognised by the North Carolina Department of Labour with a gold award for the company’s exemplary safety records at its hatchery and production office in Wadesboro. ...
21 November 2018
Arkansas lawmakers ask small business administration to maintain vital programme for family poultry farms
USA, 21 November 2018 - US Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with US Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman pressed the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to reverse a proposed rule that would harm Arkansas...
UK farmers' unions comment on draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
UK, 21 November 2018 - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and...
20 November 2018
Summit to feature advancements in industry sustainability programs
USA, 20 November 2018 - Reflecting the continued importance of sustainability to the future of the protein sector, the annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will once again be held at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)...
19 November 2018
Farmers, frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
GLOBAL, 19 November 2018 - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day...
Bird flu viruses could escape vaccine immunity while increasing potential to infect humans
Research led by The Pirbright Institute has shown mutant H9N2 bird flu viruses isolated from Pakistan are able to escape immune responses and adapt to infect humans. This could result in reduced vaccine efficiency and the possibility of human outbreaks...
14 November 2018
Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
Taiwan working to "eradicate" avian influenza
TAIWAN, 13 November 2018 - Taiwan's Council of Agriculture said it plans to eradicate avian influenza virus by stepping up monitoring and prevention measures at domestic poultry farms as it opened its new Research Center for Avian Influenza Control and...
12 November 2018
One death linked to Salmonella outbreak in California
USA, 8 November 2018: Since the last update on July 19, 2018, 74 ill people from 26 states have been added to this investigation...
09 November 2018
Worker safety record showing continued improvement
USA, 8 November 2018 - Injury and illness rates down from a year ago and down 83 percent since 1994...
02 November 2018
Canadian government announces new working group for poultry, egg sectors
CANADA - 2 November 2018: Canadian farmers and food businesses are vital to the country's prosperity, creation of good jobs, growth of the middle class, support for rural communities and high-quality products being brought to Canadian consumers' tables...
01 November 2018
Poultry groups welcome EPA’s clarification on needless reporting requirement
USA - 1 November 2018: The US Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers commend the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its proposed changes to the Emergency Planning and Community Right...
 
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