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14 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global Research: Superdosing Phytase Reduces Severity of Woody Breast in Poultry
ANALYSIS - The exact cause of woody breast, a muscle myopathy affecting the quality, texture and colour of chicken breast meat, is currently unknown – although initial research points to genetics and fast growth rates. ...
06 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Farm Sets Up Lasers to Guard its Organic Hens from Bird Flu
An organic egg farm in England has set up a novel method of protecting its hens from bird flu allowing them to stay outdoors. Chris McCullough investigates. ...
03 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global IPPE Insights: Which Three Key Drivers Will Impact Poultry in 2017?
ANALYSIS - What are the three main trends the poultry will face in 2017? Delair Bolis, Head of the Global Poultry Unit with MSD Animal Health, shares his thoughts at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. ...
28 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Automation's New Role in the Hatchery
ANALYSIS - KL Automation from Zoetis offers fully automated solutions for hatcheries that improve throughput and reduce manpower, creating a more efficient environment....
27 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Shoppers Show Double Standards on Chicken Welfare
UK - New research, published by RSPCA Assured yesterday, reveals shoppers prefer different welfare standards for chickens that lay eggs and chickens farmed for their meat....
21 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States New Probiotic Formulation Shows Promise in Protecting Chick Health
US - As the poultry industry continues to move away from a reliance on antibiotics due to public pressure and governmental restrictions, probiotics and other treatments are stepping in to help fill the void left by drugs the industry has relied on for...
13 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom View from the Countryside - Farmers Showing Stoicism Amid Bird Flu Restriction Challenges
UK - The view of avian influenza from the countryside is one of stoic acceptance, writes Richard Gard, as farmers try their best to improve biosecurity and prevent the spread of disease....
09 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Free Range Status to be Preserved in Most Parts of England as Biosecurity Gets More Specific
UK - The government has set out initial plans to update temporary measures in place to reduce the risk of avian flu in England, after the current Prevention Zone expires on 28 February 2017....
08 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Are you ready for virtual reality poultry farming?
US - With virtual reality suddenly finding applications in all corners of commercial life, it was only a matter of time before poultry farmers began testing out headsets. Andrew Amelinck reports on a project from Atlanta, Georgia that might be about to...
02 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States IPPE - US Poultry in “Sweet Spot” With Low Feed Prices and Rising Economic Growth
US - Low feed and fuel prices and rising economic growth should mean a good year for the US poultry industry says international poultry economist Paul Aho, but uncertainty in trade relations with Mexico and Cuba could become a problem for exports of leg...
01 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States IPPE - The Brave New World of Antibiotic-Free Poultry
US - The move away from the use of antibiotics, especially as growth enhancers, driven by consumers and governmental regulators, will have a significant impact on how the industry moves forward, said Charles Hofacre on Tuesday during his keynote lecture...
31 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States IPPE - Poultry's Biggest Trade Show Gets Under Way
US - The International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), hailed as the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and feed industries, opened today (Tuesday 31 January)....
26 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from European Union Free Range Labelling Under Threat Due to Bird Flu - What Will Europe Do?
EU - Many countries in Europe have forced poultry indoors to protect them from a dangerous type of avian influenza, but EU rules mean that if the birds are ordered indoors for more than twelve weeks their products can no longer be listed as free range....
25 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Mixed Response from Agriculture as President Trump Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
23 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from European Union Europe Reports More Birds Killed in Flu Outbreaks
EUROPE - Further reports of H5N8 avian flu outbreaks have been sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) from a number of European countries in the past week....
19 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Avian Flu Spreads to Uganda, Threatening Millions of Birds
GLOBAL - Uganda is the latest African country to report a H5 type of avian influenza, according to the latest reports to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
13 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global European Countries Continue to Battle H5N8 Avian Flu
EUROPE - A number of different European countries have announced new outbreaks of H5N8 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza in the past few days, including spread to new countries of Spain, Italy and Slovenia....
12 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Are Slower-Growing Broilers Less Sustainable? Chicken Council Urges More Research
US - The US' National Chicken Council (NCC) has urged consumers, the food service and retail industries, and non-governmental organisations to invest in studying the impact in the US of the growing market for “slower growing” broiler chickens....
11 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Avian Influenza Found in Wild Mallard Duck in Montana, US
US - A Eurasian/North American H5N2 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild mallard duck in Fergus County, Montana, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)....
10 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global Bird Flu Latest - H5N8 Outbreaks Around Europe and Beyond
GLOBAL - There have been many more new outbreaks of avian influenza in the past few weeks since 21 December, according to reports newly visible on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) website....
09 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Avian Flu Confirmed in North Yorkshire Backyard Flock
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Settle in North Yorkshire....
05 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Avian Flu Housing Order Extended to End of February
UK - In response to the continued, heightened risk of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza, the existing Avian Influenza Prevention Zones will remain in force until 28 February....
04 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Backyard Birds Culled After Bird Flu Outbreak in Wales
WALES, UK - The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed Avian Influenza H5N8 in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks on a premises near Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire....
03 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from Ireland Avian Flu H5N8 Strain Found in Irish Wild Bird as Poultry Moves Indoors
IRELAND - Avian influenza subtype H5N8 has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Wexford, Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced on 30 December....
30 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global The Poultry Site's Top Ten Features of 2016
Over the festive season, many of us enjoy snuggling up with a longer read. In this list you can find all our readers' favourite features from this year, including nutrition, health and biosecurity tips for your birds....
 
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