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21 January 2017
Measuring Up Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 per cent, despite supply disruptions....
09 January 2017
Avian Flu Confirmed in North Yorkshire Backyard Flock
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Settle in North Yorkshire....
03 January 2017
Clear Advantage for Clear Feed Tray
Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry stores have received their first shipments of a new type of feed tray. Manufactured from post-consumer waste, the Pur-Chick Clear Feeder Tray is different than the paper or plastic trays currently in use....
22 December 2016
Bird Flu Found in Wild Duck in Wales
UK - The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed today (22 December) a finding of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in a wild duck, a wigeon, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire....
19 December 2016
Bird Flu Found on Lincolnshire Farm
UK – The H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire on Friday 16 December....
07 December 2016
British Egg Farmers Can Still Use Free Range Label Despite Bird Flu Housing Rules
UK - Poultry across England, Scotland and Wales have been forced indoors as a precaution after announcements by the Chief Veterinary Officers of the countries of avian influenza prevention zones....
05 December 2016
Bird Flu Hits French Farm, Disrupting Planned Move to Disease-Free Status
FRANCE - A duck farm in France is the latest casualty of the outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza that have been spreading around Europe and beyond in recent weeks....
25 November 2016
Poultry Keepers Urged to be Vigilant for Signs of Avian Influenza
WALES, UK - Poultry keepers are being urged to follow good biosecurity practices to minimise contact with wild birds and to be vigilant for signs of avian flu....
22 November 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
15 November 2016
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams....
25 October 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Poultry, Livestock Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Georgia Poultry/Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated 3-D models....
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer, distributor and dealer adds their own margin...
13 October 2016
Heat Can Quickly Inactivate Bird Flu Virus
US - The avian influenza virus can be relatively quickly inactivated by heat, shows emergency research funded after the devastating bird flu outbreaks across the US in 2015....
11 October 2016
Biosecurity in Poultry Production: What Makes it Work — and What Doesn’t
GLOBAL - Over the past several years, the US poultry industry has been challenged by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In fact, every year since the 1970s, we have on average identified one new disease or a more virulent strain of a known...
14 September 2016
Chilean Broiler Producer Saves Energy with Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System
CHILE - One of the leading broiler producers in Chile, Don Pollo, has commissioned a Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System in their hatchery....
06 September 2016
Consumers Support Campylobacter Action
UK - Recent research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shown that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle Campylobacter on chickens – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK....
30 August 2016
Are there Practical Alternatives to Ionophores?
GLOBAL - Proponents of raising broilers without ionophores and other antibiotics have proposed putting more emphasis on farm management, biosecurity and alternatives to anticoccidials....
03 August 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
26 July 2016
S. Enteritidis Shedding More Frequent in Conventional than in Enriched Cages
GLOBAL - Fecal shedding of Salmonella enteritidis was significantly more frequent among experimentally infected laying hens in conventional cages compared to hens housed in enriched colony cages, indicates a study from USDA and North Carolina State University...
14 July 2016
Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa
AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts....
17 June 2016
Condemnations, Mortality Shift Focus to E. coli Vaccination in Some Broiler Flocks
GLOBAL - While infectious bronchitis remains a serious threat to broiler health, it often opens the door to the more costly secondary infection, Escherichia coli, explained Kalen Cookson, DVM, director of clinical research at Zoetis....
09 June 2016
Nigeria Bird Flu Outbreaks Continue to Kill Thousands of Layers
NIGERIA - A new outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported on Nigerian layer farms....
07 June 2016
Further Bird Flu Reported in Jalisco Poultry
MEXICO - A new outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in Mexico....
86,000 Layers Killed in Niger Bird Flu Outbreak
NIGER - A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported on a layer farm in Niger....
 
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