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Poultry Industry News: United States

24 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States New Marek’s test helps ensure successful vaccination, biosecurity
A new test is helping producers in Europe better protect their flocks against Marek’s disease (MD). The test, developed by researchers at the UK’s Pirbright Institute in collaboration with Zoetis, can be used to diagnose MD, confirm successful vaccination...
Poultry Industry News from United States Infectious bursal disease: ‘It’s never black and white’
Daral Jackwood, PhD, a professor at Ohio State University, is best known in the global poultry industry as the go-to expert on infectious bursal disease (IBD)....
20 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Stunning Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many...
19 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States E. maxima linked to mortality in broilers vaccinated for coccidiosis
Eimeria maxima in broilers vaccinated against coccidiosis appears to be an important cause of mortality, according to the preliminary results of a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Avian Pathologists....
18 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: Retail Beef, Chicken Prices Close to Prior Months' Values
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Poultry Industry News from United States NCC Praises USDA’s Withdrawal of Controversial GIPSA Rules
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced the withdrawal of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences....
17 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Nestlé USA Commended on Commitment to Improve Broiler Chicken Welfare
US - World Animal Protection welcomes the commitment made by Nestlé USA to improve the welfare of the chickens farmed for meat in its US food supply chain. ...
16 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Des Moines Animal Control Wants to Limit Backyard Chickens
US - Des Moines animal control says it's time to cut back on the number of chickens allowed in the city limits....
13 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Jamaica Broilers Buys New Hatchery in US
US - Poultry producer Jamaica Broilers Group is now going after markets on the east coast of the United States, with the acquisition of a hatchery in Big Valley, Pennsylvania....
Poultry Industry News from United States Understanding the clinical picture key to effective IB control
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a highly contagious coronavirus found in chickens worldwide that costs the US poultry industry millions of dollars annually. Although it’s largely a respiratory disease, some strains of the virus can also cause...
Poultry Industry News from United States Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The company raised over $20,000 to help those affected...
11 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Three-pronged E. coli strategy to help cut losses, improve profitability
Managing Escherichia coli infection in commercial poultry flocks has to be tackled on three fronts to help cut losses and improve profitability, says Allan Ball, of the Slate Hall Veterinary Practice in the UK....
Poultry Industry News from United States New flock-management trends call for new E. coli-management strategies, vets say
Two poultry veterinarians say that prevention of Escherichia coli infection is key as management trends toward free-range housing and reduced antibiotic use....
06 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Meat, Poultry Industry Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Worker Bill
US - House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) earlier this week introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017, creating an H-2C visa programme that will allow American farmers, ranchers, producers, packers and processors access to a legal and...
Poultry Industry News from United States Poultry veterinarians facing new challenges with NAE trend, food safety guidelines
The “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) production movement has helped to reduce antibiotic use in poultry....
Poultry Industry News from United States NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Poultry Industry News from United States Cobb-Vantress gift supports poultry science talent
Science students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in poultry science will soon have a new resource to help fund their education....
05 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Keeping Birds Healthy While Following Good Biosecurity Best Practices
US - Industry leaders from around the world recently gathered in Nashville for the 2017 Live Production, Welfare and Biosecurity Seminar....
04 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
Poultry Industry News from United States Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States USPOULTRY’s Seminar Focused on Live Production, Processing Environmental Concerns
US - More than 130 poultry and egg industry environmental professionals recently gathered in Destin, Florida, to attend USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar....
Poultry Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been awarded to veterinary students who are participating...
Poultry Industry News from United States Four questions every new grower should ask their builder
Not all turnkey contracts and turnkey builders are the same. Knowing what to ask the potential contractors bidding on your project helps you avoid additional costs when or if problems occur during construction....
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