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31 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Papers published on potential benefits of eggs for older people
UK - 1 November 2018: Two new papers have been published investigating how eggs could offer an opportunity to increase protein intake and help prevent muscle decline in older people, based on research by a team at Bournemouth University, part-funded by...
Poultry Industry News from Belgium Petersime marks a milestone: 10.000th OvoScan™ technology project
Petersime’s OvoScan™ technology hits its 10,000th sale this year. This means that over 30,000 OvoScan™ sensors are currently measuring the eggshell temperature of incubated eggs in BioStreamer™ setters all over the world....
Poultry Industry News from Belgium Global poultry leaders meet at Petersime HQ for a look into the future
The poultry world is continuously evolving, but one thing is for sure: keeping on top of the latest developments is key. That’s what brought together a group of poultry leaders out of 19 different countries for the Poultry Performance Conference in...
Poultry Industry News from India Order against caging of birds upsets poultry farmers in India
INDIA - 31 October 2018: Expressing concern over the recent interim order of the Supreme Court against the rearing of birds in cages, poultry farmers in the Namakkal district of the state of Tamil Nadu have said that this will affect the industry in a...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Union hits road to determine future agricultural policy for Scotland
SCOTLAND - 31 October 2018: NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include...
Poultry Industry News from United States Cal-Maine completes acquisition of egg production assets
USA - 31 October 2018: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc has finally closed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms, Inc, relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale business...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers aim to end Britain’s obsession with large eggs
UK - 31 October 2018: Farmers are asking British consumers to eat a range of egg sizes rather than always reaching for a box of large eggs...
30 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from Global FAO: Harnessing power of livestock to drive sustainable development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries - but also says that changes in policies...
Poultry Industry News from Global Grant to improve poultry production worldwide
Throughout Africa, chickens are vital to family nourishment, income and food security. But African poultry production is threatened by an extremely virulent Newcastle disease virus that can decimate entire flocks within days...
Poultry Industry News from United States NIFA invests in research to maintain healthy flocks
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced support for research to help maintain healthy agricultural animals. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative...
29 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom IFA president warns of 'dog's dinner' outcome on Brexit
UK - 29 October 2018: Speaking in Whitehall in London at an event "Beyond Brexit: Farming for our Future", IFA President Joe Healy warned of the danger of a 'dog’s dinner' outcome to Brexit that would cause confusion and trade disruption....
Poultry Industry News from China Chinese traders play down impact of new animal feed guidelines on soy demand
CHINA - 29 October 2018 (Reuters): Oilseed traders in China on Monday played down the potential impact on soy consumption of new government guidelines to lower the protein content of animal feed, saying that rising soymeal and soybean prices would be...
Poultry Industry News from United States Halting in ovo vaccination not a good option for managing hatchery bacteria
Higher 7-day mortality from bacterial infections in the hatchery is no reason to stop in ovo vaccination for Marek’s and other diseases, according to a consulting poultry veterinarian....
Poultry Industry News from China China's new animal feed standards set to lower soybean consumption
CHINA - 28 October 2018 (Reuters): New standards of protein content in animal feed that China announced on Friday will cut the country's annual soymeal consumption by 11 million tonnes and soybeans by 14 million tonnes, according to a statement from the...
Poultry Industry News from United States VFD offers improved control of variable speed fans
Most power ventilated livestock facilities rely on some method of control input to reduce the amount of air exhausted during colder weather. The farm operator calculates the number of animals and their weight to determine minimum ventilation rates expressed...
28 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Salmonella Infantis can complicate respiratory problems in broilers
Salmonella Infantis can become a persistent problem in broilers and exacerbate mortality when combined with infectious bronchitis, experience indicates at an integrated South American poultry company....
26 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen incubation and hatchery specialists offer expertise at World Poultry Science Association’s annual incubation and fertility research group meeting
Aviagen is committed to sharing latest developments and expertise and collaborates closely with global organisations for the benefit of the poultry industry. ...
Poultry Industry News from Thailand Arbor Acres Asia training featured biosecurity to safeguard bird health
Optimum biosecurity is critical for protecting broiler and breeder flocks...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New guides for goose producers unveiled at annual farm walk
OXFORDSHIRE, UK - 26 October 2018: Two new guides were launched by the British Poultry Council (BPC) when goose producers from across the UK met for their annual farm walk hosted by the Homewood family at Peach Croft Farm, Radley, Abingdon, in Oxfordshire...
Poultry Industry News from Lao H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza discovered in Laos
LAOS: The World Organisation for Animal Health has alerted to the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenze (H5N1) in Laos...
Poultry Industry News from United States H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Kandiyohi County commercial turkey flock
MINNESOTA, USA: Strain is not the same virus that caused 2015 outbreak; does not pose risk to public health or food safety...
Poultry Industry News from European Union EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics
STRASBOURG (Reuters): European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution, reports Alissa de...
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Brazil agriculture ministry launches surprise inspections at BRF
BRAZIL - 25 October 2018: (Reuters) - Brazil's agriculture ministry on Thursday launched surprise inspections at BRF SA, the world's largest chicken exporter, as the first salvo in its own investigation into police allegations that the company evaded...
Poultry Industry News from United States Research provides method to improve poultry product shelf life and safety
ATLANTA, USA - 25 October 2018: – The USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Athens, Georgia, that has revealed a method to improve poultry product shelf life and safety...
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