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09 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from European Union Calls for Vigilance as New Bird Flu Outbreaks Mark Start of Season in EU
EU - The EU's Commission is calling for vigilance and stepping up of biosecurity measures on farms following recent detections of avian influenza, writes The Poultry Site's Editor Alice Mitchell....
04 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States How Did Chickens Cross from Asia to Africa?
GLOBAL - The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa, research from...
03 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
Poultry Industry News from United States US Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate at All-Time Low
US - The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and Illness Report released last Friday by the Department of Labor’s...
01 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global African Poultry Wrap: Egypt Imports from Russia as Ghana's Egg Sector Faces Low Prices
AFRICA - Two human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) were reported in Egypt during October, reports Tawanda Korombo in his latest African Poultry Wrap....
31 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Promising Results in Search for Better Marek's Disease Vaccine
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have been encouraged by the results from a potential new vaccine candidate against Marek’s disease (MD)....
28 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from India Poultry Farms, Wild Bird Sanctuaries on Alert After Indian Bird Flu Outbreaks
INDIA - With at least 70 wild birds and ducks killed due to avian influenza caused by H5N8 virus, nearly 1200 birds have already been culled in India by the government, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
27 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chicken Showing UK Sales Volume Growth as Other Meats Static
UK - The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from market research company Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 9th October 2016 show sales volumes virtually static year-on-year in all areas except Chilled Fish....
26 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Add Eggs to Your Salad to Increase Vitamin E Absorption
US - Adding whole eggs to a colourful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research from Purdue University....
25 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from India Indian Government Acts to Contain Avian Flu Outbreak in Wild Birds
INDIA - Bird flu outbreak in India has taken lives of about 50 birds in different zoos. While 33 migratory birds have died due to influenza in a Delhi-based wildlife park during the last five days, 18 Painted Storks have been killed within a week in a...
24 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
21 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from European Union Growing EU Poultry Meat Production Pushes Prices Downwards
EU - Despite lower broiler prices at the beginning of 2016, EU poultry production expanded further during the first half of 2016 by 6 per cent, according to the latest EU Short-Term Outlook report for arable crops, dairy and meat markets in 2016 and 2017. ...
19 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Ukraine Leading Ukrainian Poultry Company MHP Targets Further Export Growth
UKRAINE - Ukrainian poultry producer MHP has reported an increase in poultry sales volume of 6 per cent during 2016 in its latest financial results, compared with the first nine months of 2015....
18 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Egg Eaters Have Better Diets, Research Shows
AUSTRALIA - New findings from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) show higher egg consumption is associated with having a better quality diet....
17 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from India India Aims to Triple Egg Production to Combat Malnutrition
INDIA - India needs to triple its egg production to combat the challenge of malnutrition, said the agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh....
14 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Happy World Egg Day!
GLOBAL - Today is World Egg Day, and this year the event is celebrating its 21st birthday....
13 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Thailand Tourism Expected to Raise Chicken Consumption in Thailand
THAILAND - Thai chicken meat production is forecast to increase by 5-7 per cent in 2017, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
12 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Backyard Egg Producers Need Salmonella Caution, Research Reveals
US - Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores, which typically come from larger flocks, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....
11 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Perdue Completes Project to End Routine Antibiotic Use in Chickens
US - Major poultry company Perdue Farms has announced completion of its project to end the routine use of antibiotics in chicken production, with ninety-five per cent of all its chickens now raised without any antibiotics....
10 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Shoppers Willing to Pay More for Free Range Eggs
UK - As British Egg Week 2016 gets underway, a OnePoll survey has shown that 78 per cent of UK shoppers who buy free range eggs are happy to pay a premium for them....
07 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Ukraine Ukrainian Poultry Production Returns to Upward Trend
UKRAINE - After some slowdown in 2015, Ukraine’s poultry production is returning to its upward trend, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
05 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Korea, South Popularity of Hybrid Breed Boosts Chicken Production in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean poultry market is expected to continue to expand in 2017, with increases in production and imports increasing to meet growing popularity of chicken products, according to the latest report on the country from the US Department...
29 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from Argentina Argentina's Poultry Industry Expected to Benefit from Lower Feed Costs
ARGENTINA - Argentina's broiler production is expected to rise in 2017 by 3 per cent from 2016 levels, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
28 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from European Union Poland Leads EU Poultry Meat Production
EU - The EU's broiler sector is expected to continue to grow in 2016 and 2017, benefiting from increased exports and slowly increasing domestic demand, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service...
27 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Will South African Brining Regulations Hurt the Poultry Industry?
SOUTH AFRICA - South African poultry producers have recently lost an appeal against Government’s plan to cap the brining of chicken portions at 15 per cent starting from 22 October this year. Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association...
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