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Disease-resistant poultry solution for virus issues

Developing animals resistant to disease may be one of the long-term solutions for poultry diseases. University of Georgia researchers in the Regenerative Bioscience Center have spent the last four years gathering data that could make the process a reality.

Bird flu threat escalates as virus mutates

Controlling avian influenza, both locally and globally, is becoming increasingly difficult, with the virus keeping one step ahead of scientific understanding.

British export of poultry meat on the up

The British poultry industry has stepped up its contribution to the UK’s economy. Exports of poultry meat were up 6.6% last year, from £286m to £305m (€ 427m), mainly based on sales to other EU countries.

Aviagen seminar on genetic potential and husbandry

Aviagen’s Central and Eastern European (CEE) Seminar took place in Budapest, Hungary, recently where the focus was on sharing the latest management information to optimise genetic potential and bird husbandry skills.

Tyson Foods to create 90 jobs at Kentucky poultry plant

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced that its poultry plant in Robards will be hiring about 90 additional workers as a result of an investment the company is making at the facility. The company will spend more than $8 million to install a new freezer and additional work stations.

Sequential feeding improves weight gain in geese

A recent study by researchers from Tunghai University, Taiwan found sequential feeding of geese improved growth rate and feed efficiency compared with control feeding.

181 cases of Salmonella in US tied to live poultry

181 people in 40 states in the US have recently been infected with Salmonella associated with live chicks and ducklings bought from feed stores and hatcheries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hendrix Genetics and NPM Capital join forces

Animal genetics company Hendrix Genetics and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family-owned SHV Holdings have issued new shares, through which NPM has become a 25% minority shareholder in Hendrix Genetics, alongside existing shareholders. The Hendrix Family remains the majority and controlling shareholder.

Russia produces more, imports less poultry

Between January and June 2015 Russia''s poultry production amounted to 2.247 million tonnes, which is 9.4% or 192,800 tonnes more than during the same period of the previous year, according the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

Aviagen marks five years of growth in Russia

During the recent VIV Russia Exhibition Aviagen LLC celebrated the 5th anniversary of the opening of its Yasnogorsk hatchery which has seen year on year growth and now has over 60 Russian customers.

USDA approves new adjuvants for poultry vaccines

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the safety of the first ENABL ready-to-use adjuvants for vaccines used in chickens. The approval includes a 21-day withdrawal period when ENABL is used in vaccines administered subcutaneously (SQ) to improve immunity against disease.

HATCH extends egg donation program

After providing 100,039 eggs to more than 8,000 families during a 10-week pilot project in Central Indiana, HATCH announced it will extend its program with Kroger, Rose Acre Farms and Elanco through Dec. 31, 2015.

Prop 2 standards lead to less eggs and hens

Since last year both the production of eggs and the number of egg-laying hens are down significantly in California, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Proposition 2 standards, that set minimum cage sizes, have led farmers to decrease their hen numbers in order to comply.

Kemin breaks ground on new headquarters

Kemin Industries held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Des Moines (Iowa) corporate headquarters. It is part of a $125.5 million investment.

Pas Reform incubation technology for Mosselprom hatchery

The Cherkizovo Group continues to invest in member company ZAO “Mosselprom”, that will equip its hatchery in the Moscow region with Smart incubation technologies from Dutch supplier Pas Reform. The hatchery capacity is 48 million eggs per year.

Cherkizovo implements FSSC 22000

Cherkizovo Group has finished implementing the new FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System at all facilities of its poultry division.

China, Israel report H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

China and Israel each reported more outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu, affecting about 15,000 and 17,000 domestic birds, respectively, according to reports posted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Novel AI virus discovered in China

Chinese researchers who analysed influenza viruses from poultry in live-bird markets say they have discovered a novel H5N9 virus that represents a hybrid of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu virus and a human H7N9 virus, along with other elements.

Inclusion of DDGS ?in poultry diets

With about 70% of the cost of poultry production tied up in feed costs, there is a never ending quest for affordable feed ingredients. By-products from human food and also from other non-livestock ?production are a welcome source to explore. Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) offer nutrients and energy, but should be included in poultry diets in moderate quantities.

'Risk of AI reaching UK from US is negligible'

The risk of high pathogenic avian influenza reaching the UK from the US is “negligible”, according to the British Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' (Defra) latest assessment.

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