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The UK government is keen to ban beak trimming in layers from 2016, if at all practical. This was indicated by Defra farm minister George Eustace at the recent NFU annual conference.
A three-year research agreement between Cobb-Vantress, a global industry leader in poultry genetics, and The Roslin Institute, at the University of Edinburgh, will facilitate collaboration on avian disease resistance, genome analysis and genome preservation.
Policymakers in Brussels have reached a unanimous agreement to allow poultry litter to be used as a fuel in on-farm biomass boilers.
China has passed a national standard of liquid egg and egg powder. The two standards were sent to the Standardization Administration of China for approval. It is expected that the two standards will be implemented in this year.
Mexico's National Union for Poultry Farmers (UNA) have formally lodged their objection with the Ministry of Economy's (SE) Federal Commission on Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER), regarding the tariff-free import of 300,000 tonnes of chicken from Brazil.
The German poultry farmers association (ZDG) recently withdrew its 14 year old commitment to only use non-GMO soybeans in poultry feed. ZDG stated that imports of non-GMO soybeans are no longer reliable since Brazil will reportedly cut supplies by 50% in 2014.
The Danish government has approved a measure forbidding poultry and livestock to be killed without being pre-stunned, prompting outrage from Jewish and Muslim groups.
NFU Scotland is urging the Scottish Government and retailers to play their part in securing the future and growth of the Scottish chicken industry.
The University of Guelph is a key participant in new studies being conducted through the national Poultry Science Cluster, designed to keep the poultry industry competitive and address consumer concerns about animal welfare and environmental preservation.
From the very first moment an egg is laid until it reaches its final destination, a commercially produced egg travels a long and tough journey. On this journey it faces numerous impacts and possible contamination sources. Vencomatic Group focuses on perfecting every detail of this journey, calling it the “Egg way”.
Financing for a major project of Russian food giant Cherkizovo Group, has been approved with assistance from Sberbank CIB.
Human cases of campylobacteriosis decreased slightly in 2012 for the first time in five years, but campylobacteriosis remains the most commonly reported zoonotic disease and it is premature to suggest that this is the beginning of a downward trend.
A team from the British Poultry Council and key figures from a range of UK and Irish poultry companies have welcomed the latest group of BPC scholars at Harper Adams University.
Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company has announced an agreement to acquire Lohmann Animal Health, a privately-held company headquartered in Cuxhaven, Germany.
The International Poultry Council has opened registration for its first-semester 2014 meeting, set for April 30 through May 2 at the InterContinental Istanbul hotel, which will attract leaders from poultry organisations all over the world.
World Poultry number two of this year focuses strongly on broiler growing.
Cal-Maine Foods recently announced the passing of Jack B. Self, who served as the Company’s Vice President of Operations – Production. Self, age 84, had been an employee of Cal-Maine Foods since 1968.
The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website, www.ChickenRoost.com, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership between farmers and chicken companies.
Bryansky Broiler LLC, the operator of the Miratorg poultry project, is to open a high-tech hatchery with a capacity of 75 million eggs per annum. The company is developing vertically-integrated broiler chicken production with the capacity of 100,000 tonnes annually.
French animal nutrition company Olmix is expanding its production and research facilities in African's Ivory Coast.