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03 August 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States Vaccine Issues Raised at US House Avian Flu Committee
US - US avian flu experts were once again invited to speak at a committee on the the federal and state response to the outbreaks last week, this time in the House of Representatives....
02 August 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
31 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Germany Germans Reduce Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has had noticeable success in reducing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians, according to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)....
30 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States US Agriculture Officials Meet for Avian Flu Conference
US - Top agriculture officials in the US met in Iowa recently for a conference on this year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks....
29 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States Some Poultry Vaccines Allow More Virulent Viruses to Evolve
US - Experiments with the virus causing Marek's disease in poultry seem to confirm the controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more virulent versions of a virus to survive, according to recent research published in PLoS Biology....
28 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Syria Syrian Poultry Production Halved Since Conflict Began
SYRIA - Better rains in Syria have improved wheat production, but food prices are still substantially up over the last year, and the livestock sector has been gravely affected by the conflict....
24 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples using partnerships and innovations were presented during Nutreco's AgriVision...
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
23 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global African Poultry Wrap: Disease Pressures; Poultry Price Fluctuations
AFRICA - Avian influenza disease outbreaks and smuggling of cheap poultry products are putting pressure on the poultry industry in West African countries, whilst producers in Southern African countries are struggling with price fluctuations....
22 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Lack of Knowledge on Animal Diseases Leaves Humans at Risk
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from the University of Sydney have found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans....
21 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Fears Grow Over West African Avian Flu Outbreaks
AFRICA - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of avian flu across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said....
20 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Singapore Blue Light Can Inactivate Foodborne Pathogens
SINGAPORE - A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have a strong antibacterial effect on major foodborne pathogens....
17 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States Organic Farming Needs More Direction to Reduce Emissions
US - Large-scale organic farming operations are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 US states, a University of Oregon (UO) researcher has said....
16 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from European Union Good Market Prospects Forecast for EU Poultry Sector
EU - Low feed prices are pushing up poultry meat production across the EU....
15 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States US Still Waiting for Progress on South Africa Market Access
US - A recent report by the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) said that there has been little progress on exports of bone-in chicken to South Africa....
14 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, a new UN report says. ...
13 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Avian Flu Case Confirmed as H7N7
UK - An outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed in Lancashire, and identified as the H7N7 variant of the disease....
Poultry Industry News from European Union Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
10 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Suspected Avian Flu Case Found on Lancashire Farm
UK - The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is investigating a case of suspect avian flu in Lancashire and movement restrictions have been put in place....
Poultry Industry News from India Policy Key to India's Agricultural Growth Prospects
INDIA - As a large and fast-growing developing country, India has been generally identified as a source of growth in global agricultural demand and trade, but such growth is dependent on more investment and changing policies, according to this report...
09 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from France French Plans to Support Agri-Food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
Poultry Industry News from United States US Senate Meeting Highlights Dramatic Impact of Avian Flu
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing recently on the impact of avian flu on the poultry sector, listening to a variety of witnesses and stakeholders....
07 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Sharing Insights into Animal Nutrition Can Help Global Productivity
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. Professor Leo den Hartog explained to ThePoultrySite how this is being achieved by global feed company, Nutreco. Jackie...
06 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Netherlands Avian Flu Resulted from Four Separate Introductions
NETHERLANDS - The outbreaks of avian flu in the Netherlands in 2014 were caused by four separate introductions and one between-poultry transmission, according to new research published in Eurosurveillance....
03 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom How to Complete a Chicken Health Check
ANALYSIS - In this video, Mike Colley, FAI Farms poultry manager, explains how to complete a basic chicken health check, including how to look out for common respiratory problems and lice....
 
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