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28 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
27 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Migratory Birds Not a High Path Avian Flu Reservoir, Research Finds
US - The H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated North American poultry farms in 2014-15 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, but evidence suggests such highly pathogenic flu viruses do not persist in wild birds....
26 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Iceland Supermarket Pledges Switch to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
UK - Another UK supermarket chain, Iceland, has announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores by 2025. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Runny Eggs Return to Menu for Vulnerable Groups
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that pregnant women, babies and older people will finally be able to return to eating their eggs runny - as long as they have the British Lion stamp on them....
25 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global African Poultry Wrap: Disease Outbreaks Wreak Havoc in West
AFRICA - Africa once again battled this month to contain an outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry, with the disease spreading to Cameroon, reports Tawanda Karombo....
21 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu
UK - New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant to bird flu....
20 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from France France Detects Avian Flu Outbreaks During Eradication Efforts
FRANCE - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been identified in France as part of increased monitoring efforts against the disease....
19 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
18 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Disagreement Over Proposed US Organic Standards for Poultry
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has recommended revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Programme (NOP), but big chicken producer Perdue Farms has welcomed the new standards....
15 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
14 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global 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....
13 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
Poultry Industry News from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
12 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States US Chicken Consumption Still Rising
US – US chicken consumption remains high with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years, according to new research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit....
11 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Canada Low-Path Bird Flu Outbreak Found in Canada
CANADA - An outbreak of avian flu confirmed in Canada is a low pathogenic subtype, according to test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)....
08 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Housefly Larvae: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Soy in Animal Feed?
NETHERLANDS - The animal feed industry is looking for alternatives to environmentally harmful ingredients such as soybean meal and fishmeal, and researchers from Wageningen University are looking into the potential of housefly larvae for this purpose....
07 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?
ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović....
06 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Poland Poland’s Poultry Meat Exports on the Rise
POLAND - Poland reported an increase in export sales of pork, beef and poultry meat in the first three months of this year, while imports of pork and beef meat were also on the rise in this period, according to the state-run Agricultural Market Agency...
05 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
04 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States UK Food Standards Asked to Implement Runny Egg Rule Changes
UK - The draft report on UK egg safety by a specialist sub-group of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) has been approved by the full ACMSF committee following a three-month consultation period....
01 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom How Will UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
30 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
29 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States USDA Urged to Revise Salmonella Testing Protocols for Poultry
US - A number of politicians have written to the US Department of Agriculture urging them to revise current pathogen testing protocols to improve test accuracy and protect public health....
28 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Improved Natural Light for Perdue Chickens in Major Push for Better Welfare
US - One of the US' biggest poultry producers, Perdue, has unveiled a new strategy for improved animal welfare, aiming to build 'trusted brands that meet evolving consumer expectations'....
27 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Limited Corn Supply Challenges Poultry, Pork Sectors
BRAZIL - A significantly lower than anticipated supply of corn (maize) continues to drive an increase in Brazil's domestic corn prices in 2016, according to a recent report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service....
 
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