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16 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from United States Commercial poultry vets can help backyard growers, and themselves, by sharing tips on biosecurity
Improved communication between poultry company veterinarians and backyard chicken growers could help improve biosecurity and reduce disease spread for all flocks, Tom Tabler, PhD, an extension professor with Mississippi State University, told Poultry...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President responds to the meaningful vote
UK - NFU President Minette Batters urges that a no-deal Brexit could be devastating for UK farmers...
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Brazil's 2018 halal food exports may hit $5 billion
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Brazilian halal food exports grew about 10 percent in 2018, the country's largest halal certification firm said on Tuesday, despite fallout from a food sector scandal and a truckers' strike that disrupted meat production last year...
Poultry Industry News from Thailand Thai top court orders compensation for Myanmar chicken farm workers in landmark case
THAILAND (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's highest court on 15 January ordered compensation be paid to 14 migrant workers from Myanmar whose accusations against a chicken farm of abuses sparked a landmark legal case for migrant labourers...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Resolution needed to secure UK animal health and welfare says NOAH, after Brexit landmark vote
UK - NOAH urges politicians to work together to agree an urgent resolution to Brexit negotiations in order to provide certainty for animal health businesses....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom No deal Brexit a major concern for the BVA
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) responded after the vote on 15 January to the outcome of the Brexit vote, under which MPs voted by a large majority to reject the proposed Withdrawal Agreement...
Poultry Industry News from Australia Drought frying Farm Pride egg revenue
AUSTRALIA - Farm Pride Foods says it expects the factors placing pressure on trading conditions - namely dry weather and oversupply - won't to let up any time soon...
Poultry Industry News from Philippines FTI looks to buy chicken from local farmers amid oversupply
PHILIPPINES - State-owned Food Terminal Inc (FTI) is eyeing chicken from local farmers to help the government in addressing an oversupply of the commodity, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Tuesday...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit goes down to the line
UK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray just 10 weeks before it is due to...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU agrees six principles to deliver best Brexit outcome for British farmers, growers
UK - An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers...
Poultry Industry News from United States Heat-stress study shows need to increase ventilation with stocking density
As bird density increases, broiler producers need to be “more aggressive” with house ventilation to prevent heat stress in flocks, Brian Fairchild, PhD, professor, and Ming Lin Teo, graduate research assistant, University of Georgia, told Poultry...
15 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from Global Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn
GLOBAL - Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid environment disaster, Swedish researchers warned yesterday (14 January 2019)...
Poultry Industry News from Singapore Price of eggs up 4 percent over six months in Singapore
SINGAPORE - The local retail price of eggs increased by about 4 percent between June and November last year, according to Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing...
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Pas Reform starts celebrating 100 years in the hatchery business
Pas Reform employees across the world came together yesterday for a special 100th anniversary celebration – the first in a series of events that will be taking place throughout 2019, Pas Reform’s centenary year...
Poultry Industry News from Myanmar Chickens rule roost in Myanmar’s farmyards, census reveals
MYANMAR - Chickens are the most numerous farm animals in the country, totaling 70 million, followed by cows at 9.5 million, according to the latest animal census released last week...
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Hiking import tariffs will hurt South America, says Brazilian poultry association
BRAZIL - An association representing Brazilian poultry exporters has warned of the dire consequences for SA consumers and the broader economy should a new application for a hike in import tariffs on frozen chicken portions be granted...
14 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from Philippines Poultry group says chicken imports hurting local growers
PHILIPPINES - A poultry group expressed dismay at the influx of imported chicken in the country, saying it has caused the local industry huge losses...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Government to help farmers tackle air pollution
UK - The government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution...
Poultry Industry News from Global Global fast food companies in the crosshairs for substandard animal welfare
GLOBAL - World Animal Protection released a ranking of the world's largest fast food groups' poultry welfare standards in a call for better treatment of the most consumed animal protein across the globe...
Poultry Industry News from Malaysia Chickens flying off the shelf at 19 sen each in Alor Setar
MALAYSIA - Chicken for only 19 sen (USD$0.05) sounds quite unbelievable but in Pekan Simpang Empat, Alor Setar, that was exactly the price offered by a poultry seller on Saturday, reported Sinar Harian...
Poultry Industry News from Canada Ammonia leak prompts evacuation of Surrey poultry processing facility
CANADA - A portion of King George Boulevard was closed for several hours overnight on Saturday, as crews investigated an ammonia leak...
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Exports of Brazilian chicken meat reach 4.1 million tonnes in 2018
BRAZIL - Brazilian chicken meat exports reached 4,100 million tonnes in 2018, reports the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA)...
Poultry Industry News from United States Chicks may hold clues to lameness in older birds
Lameness in some poultry flocks has researchers searching for the cause, Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in Alabama, told Poultry Health Today....
Poultry Industry News from Ireland Irish poultry farmers need price increases to cover ever-increasing costs
IRELAND - The Irish Farmer's Associtaion's (IFA) Poultry Chairman, Andy Boylan, has called on all stakeholders involved in the processing and retailing of poultry meat and eggs, to recognise the increased costs of production...
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Concerns raised over level of lead in eggs laid by backyard chickens
NEW ZEALAND - Concerning levels of lead have been found in a study of eggs laid by chickens in Auckland backyards...
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