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14 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from United States Coccidiosis control, litter management key to NE prevention in broilers raised without antibiotics
Good coccidiosis control and litter management are the two most important steps producers can take to prevent necrotic enteritis (NE) in flocks raised without antibiotics, Charles Hofacre, DVM, PhD, told Poultry Health Today....
13 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from Belarus Aviagen and PPR Broiler mark 10 years of working together
2018 marked a decade that Aviagen® Ltd’s grandparent (GP) customer PPR Broiler of OAO Agrocombinat Dzerzhinsky has been providing poultry producers in the Republic of Belarus with quality Ross® broiler breeding stock....
12 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New book from Dr Mark Fisher provides a fascinating insight into the history of animal welfare
GLOBAL - 5m Books have published "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics" by animal welfare expert Mark Fisher, which introduces the complex subject of the human-animal relationship in farming systems...
11 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from United States USDA confirms virulent Newcastle disease in a third commercial chicken flock in California
USA - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed virulent Newcastle disease in a third commercial poultry flock in California...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Environment for laying hens among designs from primary school students
UK - The NFU has today announced the winners of its national STEM competition, Farmvention. Nine primary schools have all won incredible prizes which include fully funded farm visits, chef visits and £600 to spend on robotics products for the school...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland to mandate CCTV in abbatoirs
SCOTLAND - Legislation is to be brought forward this year requiring abattoirs to record on CCTV all areas where live animals are present...
Poultry Industry News from France French producers attack US decision on foie gras ban
FRANCE (Reuters) - French foie gras makers have accused the US Supreme Court of bowing to false claims by vegetarian lobbyists with its refusal to hear an appeal against a California ban on the delicacy produced from force-fed ducks and geese...
Poultry Industry News from Malaysia Price of chicken already up before Chinese New Year
MALAYSIA - The prices of some goods are already up with Chinese New Year less than a month away...
Poultry Industry News from China Fengshan chicken breeding base honoured
CHINA - A chicken breeding base located in Fengshan county, Hechi city was recently recognised as a national-level Star Creation World (Xingchuang Tiandi) - an honour awarded to innovative agricultural sites...
Poultry Industry News from Saudi Arabia King Salman unveils major Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Programme
SAUDI ARABIA - King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Programme 2018-2025, supporting the Kingdom’s food security initiative...
10 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from United States Animal rights activists saved by Heimlich manoeuvre: Ag-Gag law struck down in Iowa
USA - Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa struck down the Iowa Ag-Gag law, holding that the ban on undercover investigations at factory farms and slaughterhouses violates the First Amendment...
Poultry Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine boosts exports of eggs in shell in 2018
UKRAINE - Ukrainian producers in 2018 boosted exports of eggs in shell by 21.3 percent, to almost 107,500 tonnes, while shell egg exports in monetary terms increased by 37.1 percent, to US$94.1 million...
Poultry Industry News from United States USPOULTRY Foundation supports 2018 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference
USA - 4-H’ers from around the country recently participated in the National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK chicken could face high EU tariffs: MPs urged to take action to avoid no-deal Brexit
UK - Four UK farming unions, the NFU, NFU Cymru, NFU Scotland and Ulster Farmer's Union, have today urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming...
Poultry Industry News from United States Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers
USA - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer...
09 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from Viet Nam Provinces take action against disease outbreaks among poultry
VIETNAM - Provinces across the country have taken action to prevent the spread of disease that has affected poultry breeding facilities and farms in recent weeks...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New year, new yolk: Noble Foods launches new brand of eggs
UK - Noble Foods, the nation’s leading egg supplier and owner of the happy egg co., is introducing Freshlay Golden Yolks, a new brand with the promise of a "deep golden, naturally delicious yolk"...
Poultry Industry News from United States USDA confirms virulent Newcastle disease in a second commercial chicken flock in California
USA - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed virulent Newcastle disease in a second commercial poultry flock in California. The latest case is in a commercial layer flock in...
08 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from Viet Nam Avian influenza hits poultry in Saigon
VIETNAM - Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, has been hit with avian influenza, infecting 3,600 ducks with the H5N1 strain of the virus ...
Poultry Industry News from United States US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California foie gras ban
USA (Reuters) - The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected the latest challenge to California's ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn...
07 January 2019
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...
Poultry Industry News from India Bird flu outbreak in Bihar, India leads to cull
INDIA - More than 2,500 chickens have been culled after an outbreak of avian influenza in Patna district of the North-eastern state of Bihar, India led to the deaths of 650 chickens...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom RSPCA urges government to honour its food labelling promise
UK - “Method of production” labelling should be mandatory for all animal products in the UK if the government is serious about better animal welfare post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA...
04 January 2019
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Oxford Farming Conference delegates cynical about post-Brexit trade environment
UK - During the morning session of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on 4 January 2019, the majority of attendees voted "no" in an interactive survey that asked whether participants were confident in post-Brexit export opportunities...
Poultry Industry News from China Creative chicken feeding becomes online hit
CHINA - Videos about feeding chickens have recently gone viral on video platforms...
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