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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States US Welfare Campaigners Target Cage Egg Producers, Processors
US - 'Prop 2' came into effect in California on 1 January, effectively ending the sale of eggs from hens in battery cages there. A Minnesota-based company processing spent hens has denied allegations of animal cruelty following undercover filming by a...
Poultry Industry News from China Farmland Protection Crucial for Chinese Agriculture
CHINA - The National Video Conference on Permanent Basic Farmland Designation and Protected Agriculture Land Management jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Land and Resources was held on 5 January, 2015....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Funding for Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. ...
Poultry Industry News from Canada Critical Shortage of Workers in Canada's Food Processing Industry
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
Poultry Industry News from Denmark HKScan to Restructure Production in Denmark
DENMARK - Scandinavian meat processor, HKScan Group, is to centralise its Danish poultry slaughtering and deboning at its Vinderup processing plant....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Minister Sets out Northern Ireland's Agriculture Priorities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and agencies to deliver for the farming,...
Poultry Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Board Appoints New Head
UK - Jane King has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
Poultry Industry News from Global Acquisition of Novartis Completed
GLOBAL - Elanco has finalised its acquisition of Novartis Animal Health....
Monday, January 05, 2015
Poultry Industry News from Myanmar Smuggled Eggs Bring Fears of Bird Flu, Market Collapse to Myanmar
MYANMAR - Local poultry breeders fear the collapse of poultry market and the outbreak of bird flu due to the continued influx of duck and chicken eggs smuggled from Thailand. ...
Poultry Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria Finds Sorghum a Good Alternative to Maize in Poultry Feed
NIGERIA - The performance of broiler chicken fed on 100 per cent sorghum as a substitute to maize was highlighted during a field day in Nigeria where farmers, millers, researchers, public servants and decision makers participated....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
Poultry Industry News from Australia Care for Livestock During Hot Weather, Australians Told
AUSTRALIA – Farm animals lack the temperature regulation abilities humans have, and need sufficient shelter and water during hot spells, rural Australians are hearing....
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States Avian Flu Outbreak in Washington State Backyard Poultry
WASHINGTON STATE, US - The H5 avian influenza virus has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock near Benton City. ...
Poultry Industry News from Hong Kong Avian Flu-positive Poultry Culled at Hong Kong Market
HONG KONG - Almost 19,000 poultry - including chickens, partridges and pigeons - have been culled after testing positive for the H7N9 low-pathogenic avian flu virus....
Friday, January 02, 2015
Poultry Industry News from United States US Responds to Poultry Export Bans
US - The Agriculture Department has issued a statement in response to a number of countries banning poultry from the US citing fears of avian flu. USDA is pressing these countries to apply internationally recognised trade guidelines....
Poultry Industry News from Global Field Trials Show Benefits of E. coli Vaccine in Broilers
GLOBAL - Recent studies on two continents have demonstrated that a modified-live vaccine reduced losses from Escherichia coli in broilers, even when the disease challenge was strong, says Zoetis....
Poultry Industry News from Afghanistan Chickens Distributed among Poor Families in Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) intends to distribute chickens among around 1,000 poor families in 10 provinces of the country in order to improve their livelihood....
Poultry Industry News from Iran US$200-million Worth of Poultry Medicine Exported from Iran
IRAN - The Head of Iran Veterinary Organisation Mehdi Khalaj says that Iran is capable of exporting more than US$200 million worth of animal medicine....
Poultry Industry News from United States Optimising Commercial Value from Best Generation Enzymes
US - A recent webinar shows how to optimise performance with the inclusion of Best Generation enzymes in the diet, says Novus International....
Poultry Industry News from European Union World Expo 2015 Event to Address Food Safety
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to hold its second Scientific Conference with the theme 'Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together' in Italy in October 2015....
Poultry Industry News from United States New Vet Oversight Rules Will Affect More Than Half Antimicrobials Sold
US - In two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US....
Poultry Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Poultry Industry News from United States New Members Appointed to US Poultry Inspection Committee
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term....
Poultry Industry News from United States Study Predicts No Farmers or Ranchers under 35 by 2033
US - As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches....
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