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27 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Confusion Increasing over Animal Medicines in Livestock
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make them less effective for people....
26 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Alarm Sounded over Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals
GLOBAL - As concerns continue to be expressed about growing antibiotic resistance, a new international report projects antibiotic use in farm animals will increase by two-thirds by 2030 compared with 2010. New outbreaks of avian flu have been reported...
25 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
Poultry Industry News from Global Global Antibiotic Use in Animals to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
24 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Better Water Management Needed to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in line with a 55 per cent increase in demand by 2050. ...
23 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global Food...
19 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Bird Flu Impacts Global Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - The spread of avian influenza in recent months has affected the bottom line of one leading poultry company and, according to a new report, it is set to impact global trade streams. New outbreaks have been reported in the last week in the US,...
17 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Global Poultry Outlook Upbeat, Says Rabobank
GLOBAL - Rabobank has published a new report on the global poultry industry, looking at the impact of avian influenza outbreaks across the sector....
Poultry Industry News from United States Expert Panel Examines Undercover Video from Chicken Processing Facility
US - A recently released video from an animal welfare organisation allegedly shows welfare issues at a broiler processing company. An independent expert panel commenting on the video explained the procedures shown and, while observing that some processes...
16 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from European Union Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as...
12 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Review: Avian Influenza Outbreaks in US Cause Concern
ANALYSIS - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the US are causing concern for the US poultry sector and the poultry market in general....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Is It Time We Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - They have been commonplace in the US for years but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
11 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States House of Representatives to Get Chicken Caucus
US - Congress has announced a new, bipartisan Congressional Chicken caucus to educate the House of Representatives. ...
10 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global New Delhi Meeting to Discuss Newcastle Disease Vaccine in South Asia, Africa
GLOBAL - Newcastle Disease (ND) is a deadly, contagious disease that kills many backyard poultry in South Asia and Africa. However, there is an inexpensive vaccine available to livestock keepers in South Asia and Africa....
05 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States McDonald’s to Source Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics
US - US fast food chain McDonald's USA is to source only chicken raised without antibiotics for its menus....
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Slow Progress on Foodborne Pathogens from Poultry
GLOBAL - A new study in the UK has noted some reduction in Campylobacter on poultry following a multi-step collaboration between a retailer and a leading chicken supplier although a recent survey shows that there is still room for improvement in reducing...
04 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States Bird Flu Tips for Backyard Chicken Keepers
DELAWARE, US - Tips for protecting backyard birds from the avian influenza that has been spreading across the West Coast will be one of the main topics at a free weekend event for small-flock poultry growers....
02 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from European Union Antimicrobial-resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising in Europe
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
27 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Pressure Put on Poultry Sector to Reduce Campylobacter
UK - A total of 19 of chickens tested in the first nine months of a British Food Standards Agency survey on the prevalence of Campylobacter were positive within the highest band of contamination....
Poultry Industry News from Global Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
ANALYSIS - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
26 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: UK Agriculture Becomes Highly Political Ahead of General Election
GLOBAL - The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) held its annual conference in Birmingham this week and with the general election coming up in May, the discussions were more political than usual. In our weekly update on bird flu news, there are reports...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - At the NFU conference, the organisation's President called for politicians to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets, reports Chris Harris from Birmingham....
24 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from Global Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
 
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