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Awareness first in fight against antimicrobial resistance

At the end of her first year of mandate as Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Dr Monique Éloit described the Organisation’s achievements under the framework of its 6th Strategic Plan, covering the period 2016–2020, and announced the highlights that will mark 2017.

South Africa imposes new levy on poultry meat

South Africa has imposed a new, temporary import levy of 13.9% on frozen, on the bone poultry meat from the European Union. The new levy is imposed until the 3rd of July 2017.

Farmers should do their utmost to ensure good hygiene

According to virologist Ron Fouchier, biosecurity is the most important tool the poultry sector can use to keep the avian influenza virus at bay.

Producers’ new strategies in response to loss of antibiotics

The 2 most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics are increased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity.

Looking into teff grain for broiler feed

Not all countries in the world have an ample supply of corn available to include in their poultry diets. The quest for alternatives is often driven by crops that are locally available. This has led to research into sorghum and now into teff grain.

Latest technological advancements at IPPE

In just a few days’ time, from 31 January until 2 February, visitors from all corners of the planet will gather in Atlanta Georgia. The IPPE is again preparing to welcome the global poultry industry to showcase the latest technological advancements.

World Poultry and Poultry World join forces

The 16th January 2017 marks a historical moment in time for World Poultry. It’s the moment we went back to our strong roots to make way for an even greater future.

US: ‘Poultry raised without hormones’ – a misleading claim

So, which chicken is healthier and safer for consumers — the brand with the no-nonsense label or the premium brand that claims its chickens were “raised without added hormones”?

Poultry industry braced for oversupply and new AI epidemic

Russia: In late December the poultry industry in Russia was rocked by several huge outbreaks of avian influenza (AI), which forced manufacturers to cull 160,000 heads of turkey and 350,000 heads of broiler. The country is bracing itself now for an oversupply crisis and a new AI epidemic.

H5N8 bird flu spreads to Welsh backyard poultry

The H5N8 strain of avian influenza found in wild birds across the UK and on a Lincolnshire turkey farm has been discovered in backyard chickens and ducks in Carmarthenshire.

AI H5N8 spreads rapidly throughout Europe

Avian Influenza A5N8 is rapidly spreading throughout Europe. 17 countries now have reported cases, according to the latest report of the international organisation for animal health OIE.

Dutch companies set foot on French poultry market

The Dutch group Plukon, a leading player in the European poultry meat market, has set foot on the French poultry market with the acquisition of DUC S.A., a French producer of certified poultry.

Poland maintains poultry lead in EU

Poland remains the major producer of poultry meat in the European Union with total poultry production estimated to have risen 15% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Top 5 ‘most read’ items of 2016

Once more, 2016 has been a busy year for the global poultry industry. World Poultry has been there every step of the way informing and sharing knowledge on all manner of topics of interest to you, the poultry industry.

Asia and Europe continue to battle HPAI

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza are continuing to emerge throughout Europe and Asia.

Is GM technology the future of poultry vaccines?

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have used genetic engineering to develop a more efficient and effective vaccine for Marek’s disease which could pave the way for a new generation of poultry disease vaccines.

OIE launches avian influenza web portal

Gaining a better understanding of avian influenza, providing easy access to the OIE’s recommendations on how to control it, and raising awareness of the global avian influenza situation among the international community: these are the objectives of the new OIE’s web portal on avian influenza.

Record bird cull ordered in South Korea

The biggest-ever cull of chickens and other poultry has been ordered in South Korea, with millions of birds being gassed to fight an avian flu outbreak spreading at what the government has called an unprecedented rate.

Market pressure hampering Ukrainian egg producers

Ukrainian egg producing companies have continued to feel the pressure of negative market conjuncture over the course of 2016, with both major market players, Avangard and Ovostar Union, feeling the pinch.

Digestibility no. 1 reason for phytogenic use

Digestibility enhancement ranks as the number one reason that the livestock industry uses phytogenic feed additives (PFAs), according to a recent survey of more than one thousand agribusiness professionals.

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