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05 April 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Sainsbury's backtracks on chicken welfare
Compassion in World Farming is extremely disappointed to announce that almost eight years after awarding Sainsbury’s with their Good Chicken Award, the retailer has failed to achieve its higher welfare commitments and has formally withdrawn from the...
03 April 2018
Poultry Industry News from Ireland Why Brexit is shaping up to be a bad deal for Irish poultry producers
What are the likely effects of Brexit, hard or soft, on the Anglo-Irish poultry trade? To find out, we spoke to the chair of Ireland’s National Poultry Committee, Andy Boylan, who runs a chicken and beef enterprise in County Monaghan and has been in...
20 March 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Layer-hen stocking density affects Salmonella shedding
Lower stocking density for laying hens was associated with less faecal shedding of Salmonella Heidelberg in a USDA study....
12 March 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States ‘Inspect what you expect’ applied to poultry vaccination crews
We’ve all heard the phrase “inspect what you expect,” a cliché that can apply to almost any chore delegated from one person to another. We’ve learned the hard way this can also apply to poultry vaccination crews....
08 March 2018
Poultry Industry News from European Union Optimising gut health and performance through a phytogenic feed additive
Phytogenic feed additives have gained considerable attention in the feed industry and to an increasing extent producers are incorporating them into their feeding programs. Today, 70–80% of the companies have been or are using phytogenics in broiler...
06 March 2018
Poultry Industry News from Global Poultry Digital March issue now live: Tech innovations shaping the future of poultry
GLOBAL - The Poultry Site's March 2018 issue of Poultry Digital goes live...
05 March 2018
Poultry Industry News from European Union What happens during egg transfer?
Egg transfer from setters to hatchers is an important step in the hatching process. However, during the process, there are numerous risks that threaten to cause reductions in hatchability, such as mortality and malpositions....
22 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States IPPE Insights: MSD Animal Health shares innovations, pipeline
If you weren't able to make it to the International Poultry and Processing Expo (IPPE), Taylor Barbosa, head of global poultry with MSD Animal Health, shares event and booth highlights, new product innovations and a mention to the future pipeline. ...
21 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit - laying out a safe path for UK egg producers
The Poultry Site hears from Mark Williams, chief executive officer of the British Egg Industry Council, about some of the most pressing concerns of the egg industry over Brexit....
05 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Gangrenous dermatitis: Guarding against a costly disease
In recent years, gangrenous dermatitis (GD) has been on the increase among commercial broiler operations in the US, resulting in significant economic losses.[1] This serious bacterial disease of poultry tends to occur in fast-growing broilers between...
31 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Planning anticoccidial rotation strategies: Consider the consequences
Anticoccidial rotation strategies help reduce the health and economic impact of coccidiosis, while preserving the efficacy of the limited range of tools available for managing it....
23 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Closing in on coccidiosis: How metagenomics can help
Identifying coccidial species by metagenomics can help producers fine-tune their coccidiosis-control programs, said Ryan Snyder, a graduate student in the pathobiology department at the University of Guelph....
17 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Biosecurity: ‘It doesn’t have to be boring’
What comes to mind when you hear the word “biosecurity”?...
12 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States When lysine is too much of a good thing
Lysine hydrochloride is an essential amino acid used in poultry diets to help ensure balanced nutrition and flock performance. But as with anything else, it’s possible for birds to get too much of a good thing, said Jenny Fricke, DVM, a University of...
03 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Chicken Immune Cell Increases Susceptibility to Marek’s Disease
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified a new type of immune cell in chickens that is involved in the development of Marek’s disease....
21 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Study Shows Whole Eggs Better for Muscle Buildup, Repair Rather Than Egg Whites
US - A study carried out by the University of Illinois (UI) has revealed that post-workout muscle-building response for people eating whole eggs is 40 per cent greater than for those who consume an equivalent amount of protein just from egg whites....
19 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Risk of 'Dirty' Turkey After Brexit if UK Strikes US Trade Deal
UK - Consumers could be eating "dirty" chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts....
12 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
06 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Campylobacter in poultry: An elusive pathogen
Campylobacter — primarily Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli — frequently colonize the intestinal tract of domestic poultry at high levels. The bacterium is well adapted to the avian host and, despite extensive colonization, it produces little...
05 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Comparison of breeder/layer coccidiosis vaccines: Part 2: Onset of immunity – attenuated vaccines
Recently, 2 new products have been introduced to the market; here is a study of the efficacy of each of the 3 vaccines. ...
01 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States EPA Releases '18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday (Thursday, 30 November) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated...
30 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology
UK - Researchers from the Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s. ...
28 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from Rwanda Rwanda Increasing Chicken Population by 4M in Next Five Years
RWANDA - Ambitious plans have been announced by the Rwandan government to increase the country’s chicken population by four million over the next five years, according to Chris McCullough....
22 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Finding Real-Life Solutions to Growing Food Waste Epidemic
US - The US is now in the biggest week of the year for eating. One estimate shows Americans will spend nearly three billion dollars on Thanksgiving dinner food in 2017....
21 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from India Govt Sets Permissible Limits for Antibiotic Use in Chickens
INDIA - The Indian government is trying to make sure that the chicken on citizens' plates is free of excessive antibiotics and veterinary drugs that may be harmful for human consumption....
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