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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....
24 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
23 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global African Poultry Wrap: Poultry Producer Problems in West Africa Trump Growth in East Africa
AFRICA - Power supply constraints in Africa have spread to the western region of the continent and are impacting on poultry producers, in a region that is also suffering new outbreaks of avian influenza, writes Tawanda Karombo....
22 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country should stay in or leave. Here is an overview of what the...
21 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global What is Welfare for Laying Hens?
ANALYSIS - The recent trend of retailers and foodservice providers moving to ‘cage-free’ eggs has left many egg producers wondering how these demands will be met within the stated timelines, writes ThePoultrySite's editor Alice Mitchell....
20 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Researchers Question Links Between Eggs and Diabetes
UK - A new review and a meta-analysis have highlighted changing perceptions about the health benefits of eggs, and provided possible explanations for the link between egg consumption and diabetes, according to reports from British Lion's Egg Info site....
17 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Using Water Wisely in the Poultry Sector
ANALYSIS - The latest Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations include the availability of sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Jackie Linden reports on how the poultry sector can play its part in helping to achieve this...
16 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global High Demand for Beef, Poultry Meat and Eggs in Africa Creates Opportunities
AFRICA - Demand for beef and other meat products remains strong in Africa, despite most producers in regions such as southern Africa and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) looking to grow exports into the European Union and other...
15 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Meat and Poultry Industry 'Essential to US Economy'
US - The US meat and poultry industry accounts for $1.02 trillion in total economic output or 5.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), according a new economic impact analysis conducted by John Dunham & Associates for the North American Meat Institute...
14 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Analyst: US Poultry Markets Should Expect Growth, But Slower Growth
ANALYSIS - Steve Meyer, VP at Express Markets Inc Analytics, shared his expectations for the beef and poultry markets at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA....
13 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock, Poultry Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare, writes Chris Harris for ThePoultrySite....
10 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Egg Farmers Improve Profit?
UK – Speaking at last month’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, Bob Waller, a consultant from Partners in Welfare, said that a bit of attention to detail could be the difference between profit and loss....
09 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Spain Poultry Expert Guillermo Zavala Discusses the Future of Avian Health
ANALYSIS - Dr Guillermo Zavala, the world-renowned poultry disease expert, gave a presentation during the 4th Merial Global Avian Forum on the current situation with vector vaccines, and also led a workshop on emerging (and re-emerging) poultry diseases....
08 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global How Much Does Animal Agriculture Contribute to US Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production and consumption of energy, even to the extent of potentially...
07 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Ghana Nigeria’s Ban on Poultry Imports – Important Lessons for Ghana
GHANA - Ghana’s government is currently implementing an ambitious programme aimed at reversing the nation’s dependence on imported poultry by increasing domestic production, writes Francis Ekow de Heer for ThePoultrySite....
06 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Increased Production, Improved Animal Welfare Meet Global Needs
ANALYSIS - The growing population, increases in household income and water scarcity are key drivers for the protein industry, and technology that can increase production and improve animal welfare will be important in meeting these challenges, according...
03 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Salmonella Outbreaks in 7 US States Linked to Backyard Poultry
US - The US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it is investigating seven separate outbreaks of Salmonella across multiple states, linked to backyard poultry flocks....
02 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
01 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Restarted US Poultry Exports Shake Up Global Trade, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The return of the US in many global poultry markets is shaking up global trade streams, with other exporters starting to defend their market share via price concessions, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly Report for Q2....
31 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from European Union Did the EU Miss an Opportunity for Red Mite Control in Poultry?
EU - The EU made and implemented the decision to remove the use of the battery cage system for keeping layers of table eggs, for the purpose of poultry wellbeing, write A Pavlicevic and I Pavlovic....
27 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Latest UK Results Show Further Reduction in Campylobacter on Chicken
UK - The latest results from the Food Standards Agency's Campylobacter survey on fresh chickens show a continued decrease in the number of contaminated birds....
26 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Huge Reduction in US Poultry Worker Injuries, but More Data Needed
US - A new report from the US' Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that although poultry industry injury rates have continually declined over the past decade, hazardous conditions remain and more data is needed to tackle this....
25 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Aldi's Cage Phase-Out Reduces Consumer Choice, Australian Egg Corp Says
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Limited has said it is disappointed with the announcement that Aldi is seeking to phase out cage eggs from its stores. ...
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