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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Global Climate Change Study: More Land, Fewer Harvests
GLOBAL - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, shows that some...
Poultry Industry News from United States Eggs from Backyard Chickens May Pose Problems, Warns Vet
US - Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious diseases and discuss current research into virus diseases...
Poultry Industry News from United States National Farm Safety, Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
US - 'Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters' is this year’s theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which will be observed 21-27 September 2014. ...
Poultry Industry News from Iraq Iraqi Health Ministry Issues Warning on Salmonella Infected Chickens
IRAQ - The Iraqi Ministry of Health uncovered the entry of infected chickens with the germ of salmonella to Iraq and its spread into local markets, confirming that its origins are Turkey, Egypt and Ukraine....
Poultry Industry News from Kyrgyzstan Rosselkhoznadzor Slaps Ban on Poultry Meat En Route to Kyrgyzstan
KYRGYZSTAN - The Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision of RF (Rosselkhoznadzor) slaps a ban on bringing a large batch of poultry meat through the Russian Federation, en route to Kyrgyzstan from USA....
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Activists Target Pig and Egg Farm
NEW ZEALAND - An animal rights activist has reportedly been arrested ending a political protest at a pig and egg farm near Dunedin....
Poultry Industry News from United States International Year of Family Farming 2014
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) has applauded the introduction of the Senate Resolution designating 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).” NFU has lead the US Committee for IYFF and played a key role in having the resolution...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto launched today (Wednesday) ahead of next year’s General...
Poultry Industry News from European Union MSD Animal Health Receives Marketing Authorisation for NOBILIS
EU - Merck Animal Health (MSD) says that the European Commission has granted the marketing authorisation for its veterinary medicinal product to protect chickens against viral infectious bronchitis....
Poultry Industry News from Nigeria N14m Frozen Poultry Products Seized and Destroyed in Nigeria
NIGERIA - The onslaught against smugglers by the Nigeria Customs Service continued last week when the special anti-smuggling task force of the Comptroller General, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, intercepted two vans loaded with 2,000 cartons of frozen poultry...
Poultry Industry News from United States New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards
US - A top official with USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) told a meat industry conference that ended Sunday in Charleston, SC, to expect new performance standards for Salmonella....
Poultry Industry News from Thailand Young Poultry Veterinarian of the Year Winner Announced
THAILAND - Zoetis Inc. announced Adrian Knoetze, from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is the 2014 winner of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) - Zoetis Young Veterinarian of the Year award....
Poultry Industry News from Global Russian Ban Will Not Derail Bullish Margin Outlook, Reports Rabobank
GLOBAL - The Russian ban will not derail the bullish outlook for poultry meat prices according to Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q3 report. Strong fundamentals will promote further margin improvements in almost all regions of the world. ...
Poultry Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Group Will Substantially Increase the Production of Poultry
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group plans to substantially increase the production of poultry and pork in Voronezh Region by investing nearly 4 billion rubles in business development. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cherkizovo Group Igor Babaev made this...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Efficiency, Investment and Performance Top Agenda at Latest Aviagen School
SCOTLAND, UK - The 3rd Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) production management school breeder module has taken place in Edinburgh this September. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Southwest Specialty Eggs Acquires New Franchise in California, Nevada
US - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. has announced that Southwest Specialty Eggs, LLC, the Company’s joint venture with Hickman’s Egg Ranch, Inc., has acquired the Egg-Land’s Best, Inc. franchise for the southern California markets, including Clark County...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Joining Solar Farms to Livestock Production
UK - New guidelines have been published to show the best practice for coupling conventional agriculture and ground-mounted solar electricity generation....
Poultry Industry News from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening, Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner for agriculture designate, Phil Hogan....
Poultry Industry News from Finland Infectious Bronchitis Detected in Finland
FINLAND - The Finnish Food Safety Agency Evira and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Veterinary Medicine have jointly studied the emergence of infectious bronchitis (IB) in chickens in Finland....
Poultry Industry News from United States Chicken Producers Hit Back at Article on Use of Antibiotics in Chicken Feed
US - US chicken producers have hit back at criticism levelled at it in an article from the newsagency Reuters, claiming that antibiotics used in human medicine are frequently used as growth promoters in feed for chickens....
Poultry Industry News from Barbados Ag Officer Calls for Increased Tax Rate on Poultry Imports
BARBADOS - Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, remains adamant that poultry imports should carry a heavier tax rate....
Poultry Industry News from Israel Further Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Israel Affect Egg Layers
ISRAEL - The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of Newcastle disease at poultry farms located in Hazafon....
Poultry Industry News from Nigeria Imo Modern Poultry Begins Sale of Birds
NIGERIA - The Imo Modern Poultry, Avutu, which had remained moribund for over 20 years, has received a boost by the Governor Rochas Okorocha's government as part of its efforts to create employment opportunities, promote agriculture as well as boost the...
Poultry Industry News from Australia RIRDC Seeks Chicken Meat Advisory Panel Members
AUSTRALIA - The Rural Industries R&D Corporation (RIRDC) is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for several positions on the RIRDC Chicken Meat Industry Advisory Panel....
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