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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Bird Flu Virus Spreads to Europe
GLOBAL - A new subtype of highly pathogenic avian flu virus has hit Europe for the first time, with an outbreak in Germany in the first week of November followed by a further two in the Netherlands and the UK over last weekend. The risks to human health...
Poultry Industry News from European Union Bird Flu Update: Movement Ban in Yorkshire Bites, Ukraine Bans Poultry Meat Imports
UK, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY - In the UK, the culling of birds at the outbreak farm in Yorkshire has been completed, while the control measures are causing difficulties for nearby free-range egg farmers. Ukraine has banned poultry imports from the three EU...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Poultry Industry News from European Union Europe Responds to Bird Flu Outbreaks
EU - Emergency measures to combat bird flu have come into force in countries already reporting outbreaks - the Netherlands and the UK - and surveillance is raised in France. The virus in the UK has been confirmed as H5N8 and culling has begun on the affected...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Yorkshire Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Calls for Vigilance on Poultry Farms
UK - Further details on the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in East Yorkshire have been emerging since the first announcement yesterday, 17 November....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Poultry Industry News from European Union Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Reported in Netherlands, UK
THE NETHERLANDS & UK - Over the weekend, two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu were announced, one each in the Netherlands and East Yorkshire in the UK....
Poultry Industry News from European Union Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Trade Show Offers Opportunity to Explore Global Concerns in Farming
GLOBAL - There was a growing presence of international exhibitors and visitors at the EuroTier trade show in Hanover, Germany, this week. Although some exhibitors from the poultry sector were absent this time, a poultry conference was arranged, which...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Germany EUROTIER: Poultry Event Explores Different Approaches to Welfare
GERMANY - Gerhard Wagner [pictured], President of the European Poultry Club opened the International Poultry Conference prior to the EuroTier show in Hanover yesterday, saying that "animal welfare" is understood in many difference ways across the world....
Friday, November 07, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United States US Approves First Chinese Plants to Export Poultry Meat
US - Concerns have been raised in the US over possible food safety risks following an announcement earlier this week that the American authorities have named the first Chinese poultry plants that can export US-reared chicken back to the country after...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Poultry Welfare: Bringing Together Theory and Practice
GLOBAL - The news this week on poultry welfare includes a new study on the causes and prevention of feather pecking and a study on welfare teaching across the EU. Australian free-range poultry farmers are being given the opportunity to steer future research...
Monday, November 03, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Ukraine What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: A Perfect Storm Ahead for Avian Flu?
GLOBAL - With the start of November just ahead, those of us in the northern hemisphere are preparing for winter and it could be that we should also be making arrangements for a powerful flu season....
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Everyone is Talking about Sustainability
GLOBAL - The theme of the week in the poultry world seems to have been sustainability, particularly its environmental aspects....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues – the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Tool Aims to Cut Environmental Impacts of UK Turkey Industry
UK - At an event in London yesterday, 20 October, a new tool to assess the environmental impacts of turkey production was unveiled, paving the way for future reductions, reports Jackie Linden. ...
Poultry Industry News from Global Second Successive Year of Grain Surpluses
ANALYSIS - This year will see the second successive year of global grain surpluses, reports Chris Harris....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Family Farms at Centre of World Food Day
GLOBAL - Today is World Food Day, and the focus is on family farming, which underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Poultry Industry News from Global Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding program, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, talking with a Biomin Key Account Manager....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global WTO Rules in Favour of US over Indian Ban on US Poultry Imports
US & INDIA - A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has ruled in favour of the US in a case following a ban by India in 2007 aimed at preventing imports of US chicken into the country on the grounds of preventing avian influenza....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Antibiotics: You Can't Control What You Don't Measure
GLOBAL - Two reports have been published in the last week on antibiotic use for animals, one from the United States and the other from the European Union. From Sweden comes a scientific paper suggesting that low concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics...
Poultry Industry News from European Union Which Antibiotics Are Used in Animals in Europe and Why?
EU - A survey has been published on the antibiotics most commonly used and for what conditions in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and cats by vets in 25 European Union countries....
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Poultry Industry News from India Indian Chicken Output Growing at Nine Per Cent Annually
ANALYSIS - With three billion broilers production annually, India chicken production is currently growing at a rate of nine per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and table egg production is growing at eight per cent, G.B. Sundararajan, managing...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Poultry Industry News from China Does China Really Impact Global Commodity Prices?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
Friday, October 03, 2014
Poultry Industry News from France European Poultry Producers Association Gathers in Marseille
FRANCE - 'Keeping the Poultry Business Profitable with European Standards' is the theme of the annual General Assembly of the European Poultry Producers and Exporters Association, avec, held this week. Jackie Linden reports from the meeting in Marseille....
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Responsible Antibiotic Use is Key Theme of Animal Health Week
GLOBAL - The Canadians are celebrating Animal Health Week with a particular focus on using antibiotics safely but this has also been a hot topic in the US and indeed, globally this week. New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in poultry in Russia...
 
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