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21 March 2018
Welfare concerns in the USA and UK
21 March 2018 - Welfare concerns are high this week in light of recent developments in the US and UK...
15 March 2018
NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
WASHINGTON - Bill provides assistance to struggling farmers amidst farm economy decline...
13 March 2018
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock...
19 January 2018
O&T Farms announces organic feed ingredient
O&T’s organic linPRO® provides the natural way to enrich eggs or chicken with Omega-3s...
18 January 2018
Farmers Union urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
NFU board says consistency issues threaten viability of organic family farmers....
BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has today (18 January) declared a bird flu prevention zone across the whole of England, requiring all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures....
16 January 2018
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) develops new online guide for humane killing during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of livestock during disease control operations....
New and improved Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications
New Countryside Stewardship Offers introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment....
15 January 2018
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the Scottish National Poultry show!...
09 January 2018
Cobb Celebrates Success as Asia Pacific Breed of Choice
A significant expansion in Asian Pacific sales of the Cobb500 broiler breeder during the past three years has led Cobb to become the region’s breed of choice for the first time. The Cobb Asia team recently gathered at Palawan in the Philippines to celebrate...
27 December 2017
Rwanda to Triple Poultry Production in Five Years
RWANDA - Rwanda seeks to enhance poultry meat production from 30,000 tonnes per year as of 2016, to 100,000 tonnes within the next five years....
08 December 2017
JBG to Launch Public Education Campaign on Benefits to Economy
JAMAICA - The Jamaica Broilers Group will be launching a national public education campaign to focus on the significant contribution being made by the local poultry industry to the economy....
06 December 2017
JV Gives Chicken Farmers New Income Opportunity
PHILIPPINES - Cargill Joy Poultry Meat Production Inc. opened on Tuesday, giving chicken farmers in Batangas and nearby provinces new income opportunities, Jollibee Foods Corp. said Wednesday....
30 November 2017
Egg Demand May Return as Prices Ease 24%
INDIA - Poultry farmers and traders see an uptick in demand for eggs as prices have eased, saying an increase in demand will check a further dip in prices while encouraging more production. ...
28 November 2017
Western Cape Set to Get Poultry Sector Going Again
SOUTH AFRICA - There have been no new infections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the Western Cape. Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said, although there are currently 68 confirmed cases of HPAI in the province,...
Increase in Commercial Egg Prices in Pazardzhik
BULGARIA - There has been an increase in prices of commercial eggs in Pazardzhik, as reported by
23 November 2017
Poultry Being Pre-emptively Killed Near Olympic Venues
SOUTH KOREA - Gangwon authorities are asking farmers near Olympic venues to slaughter or relocate poultry to prevent the spread of bird flu, which was detected in North Jeolla on Sunday....
Egg Prices Going up in Armenia
ARMENIA - Chicken eggs imported by Arax chicken farm are sold in Armenia with an appropriate marking, Zhamanak reports....
21 November 2017
USPOULTRY Foundation Allocates Funds in Student Recruiting Grants
US - The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded student recruiting grants totaling more than $282,500 to six US universities with Poultry Science departments and 29 other institutions with industry-related programs....
20 November 2017
Egg Prices Up by 40%; Broilers Cheaper by 25%
INDIA - In the last one month, egg prices in the country recorded a huge jump, soaring as much as 40 per cent while the prices of broiler chicken eased 25 per cent during the same time on account of 'added inventory'....
16 November 2017
Chicken Being Distributed to Parwan Women
AFGHANISTAN - Chickens and breeding equipment worth 35 million afghanis are being distributed to more than 2,200 women in central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday....
15 November 2017
USPOULTRY, Foundation Approve $355,000 in New Research Grants
US - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $355,000 for seven new research grants at five institutions....
14 November 2017
Italy Faces Potential Egg Shortage Ahead of Christmas
ITALY - Italy is facing a monthly shortage of over 100 million eggs at a time when there is a strong growth in demand, particularly for the preparation of typical Christmas confectionery, Italian farmers association Coldiretti has said....
13 November 2017
Tanzania, Kenya in Diplomatic Spat Over Cows, Chickens
TANZANIA & KENYA - A diplomatic spat over cows and chickens has worsened already frosty ties between Kenya and Tanzania, with Nairobi lodging a formal protest against its neighbor, the foreign minister said Wednesday....
09 November 2017
Cautious Optimism for Next Three Years in Grains, Ethanol Market
US - Rising incomes worldwide will underpin global demand and create opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol, according to a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division. ...
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