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03 December 2018
Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry, OIE
IRAN, 3 December 2018 - Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's...
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...
23 November 2018
Thanksgiving profit: How much do turkey producers take home on thanksgiving?
USA, 22 November 2018 - Farmers and ranchers take home just 11.3 cents from every dollar that consumers spend on their Thanksgiving dinner meals, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication...
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...
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...
08 November 2018
California votes: hens must be cage-free by 2022
USA, 7 November 2018 - California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022...
07 November 2018
Imported eggs will force Western Australian farmers to close
AUSTRALIA, 7 November 2018: Western Australian egg farmers say eggs sold in some major supermarkets are now imported from the eastern states and their industry is struggling to survive on a number of fronts...
06 November 2018
Planning to hatch chicks this winter? Keep these tips in mind
With the leaves on the ground and the cold weather coming, hatching season is over for most but did you know that you can still hatch chicks going into winter?...
30 October 2018
FAO: Harnessing power of livestock to drive sustainable development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries - but also says that changes in policies...
24 October 2018
There is a false economy of turkey ‘crowns’, says KellyBronze
UK - 24 October 2018: The premium prices for turkey breasts or ‘crowns’ at Christmas means that consumers are effectively paying for the whole bird when buying a crown, according to Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys...
Natural Grocers customers raise nearly $100,000 in support of organic farming and sustainable agriculture
WASHINGTON, DC - 23 October 2018: Customers made in-store donations during Organic Harvest Month, exceeding the original goal of $50,000...
22 October 2018
French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returns
FRANCE (Reuters) - French foie gras makers, still recovering from two severe bird flu crises that ravaged flocks, said on Thursday 18th October 2018 they would be able to face any new outbreak thanks to strict security measures but prices will remain...
17 October 2018
Hi-tech peer-to-peer networks let Nigerian poultry farmers log on for cash
NIGERIA (Reuters) - It looked like the end had arrived for Adewale Fatai's chicken farm. Money was running out. Built to house 30,000 chickens, the farm was producing fewer than 2,000 chicks. His family had no funds to lend, and Nigeria's banks weren't...
16 October 2018
Fair funding for farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia's agricultural industry
USA - Hurricane Michael has devastated Southwest and Central Georgia, right through the heart of Georgia's number one industry...
12 October 2018
China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens
CHINA (Reuters) - The current guideline recommends only minimum levels of protein; the move is being considered due in part to higher Chinese tariffs on US soybeans, which has caused Chinese soymeal prices to reach record highs...
11 October 2018
Grants for young farmers: BFREPA announces Next Generation Programme
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is to offer grants to help young people working in the sector reach their full potential...
Restoring confidence: BFREPA launches model contract
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is to create a model supply contract for its members to use with packers to ensure fairness and confidence throughout the sector...
04 October 2018
Barn fires: chickens make up 95 percent of all animal deaths caused by fires
USA - Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the more than 2.7 million US farm animals who perished in potentially preventable barn fires from 2013 to 2017...
12 September 2018
Post-Brexit Agriculture Bill to promote environmental action
UK - Michael Gove sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and "take back control" for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules...
25 July 2018
Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
12 July 2018
Virulent Newcastle disease alert
USA - Additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease were found in backyard birds in San Bernardino County and Riverside County on 10 July 2018...
10 July 2018
NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
The NFU has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers...
15 June 2018
Could your backyard flock make you sick?
USA - The CDC has been looking into recent outbreaks of Salmonella linked to poultry found in backyard flocks and offers some advice on staying safe...
Avian Influenza confirmed in a wild bird in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs today confirmed that a wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, Co Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza...
 
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