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Poultry Industry News By Category: Biosecurity and Hygiene
07 March 2017
Avian Influenza and Free Range Eggs: What's the Latest?
UK - Chief executive of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) Robert Gooch has issued a statement regarding avian influenza and its threat to the UK's free range egg sector....
Council Reacts to HPAI at Tennessee Broiler-Breeder Farm
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) was notified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that the agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI)...
06 March 2017
Poultry Farm Sets Up Lasers to Guard its Organic Hens from Bird Flu
An organic egg farm in England has set up a novel method of protecting its hens from bird flu allowing them to stay outdoors. Chris McCullough investigates. ...
03 March 2017
China Set on Strengthening Food Safety Steps
CHINA - China still faces severe challenges to ensure food safety, despite improvements in recent years, and authorities will maintain a zero-tolerance attitude toward violations of laws, the national food safety watchdog said....
British Egg Industry Council Concerned to Protect Hens
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), which represents more than 95 per cent of UK free range egg production, has advised that although some free range hens will be allowed back outside this week, some free range farmers will choose to temporarily...
02 March 2017
Danish Poultry Back on World Market
DENMARK - Danish poultry can once again be exported and traded abroad, according to the Environment and Food Ministry....
IFA: Ireland Labs Recognised Internationally as Optimum System; Maintenance is a Must
IRELAND - Addressing a rally in Athlone to maintain the Regional Veterinary Laboratory services, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart reiterated that the current structure is acknowledged by authorities worldwide as the optimal surveillance system...
Avian Flu Outbreaks Affect Romanian Backyard Birds
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorites, led by Dr Marius Grigore, have reported three new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Giurgiu and Arges....
01 March 2017
Rwanda to Source Poultry Imports from Mauritius, Belgium
RWANDA - Rwanda has turned to other countries for importation of poultry products to fill the gap left by a ban triggered by bird flu outbreak in some countries....
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...
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....
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