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The World Poultry number 7, 2016 is now online.

This edition looks at the power of networking and the benefits it brings to the poultry industry. Plus a visit to Swaziland to find out more about Project Canaan, where the egg industry with a combined effort with local producers help to feed the malnourished.

World’s largest layer hatchery planned in China

HatchTech, HuaYu and Hy-Line have agreed on the construction of world’s largest layer hatchery. The hatchery will be built in Handan, in the Hebei province of China, and will have a total capacity of 55 million commercial layers per year.

Duck producers move forward together

In September the activities, personnel and brands; Kronenhof and Royal Duck of VSE will move to Tomassen Duck-To. With this, the end of the cooperative duck meat producer in the Dutch Harderwijk is in sight. When the slaughterhouse and the ground is sold, the cooperation will be dissolved.

Effectively cooling poultry with sprinklers

The same principle that cools down kids running through a lawn sprinkler on a hot summer day is being tested on chickens in Mississippi State University’s commercial poultry houses.

Fears arise as H5N2 detected in US wild bird

The strain of avian influenza (AI) that devastated America’s poultry industry throughout 2015 has been detected in a wild mallard duck for the first time in 14 months.

New Zealand poultry industry initiated by Captain Cook

New Zealand’s first domestic chickens were likely set loose by Captain James Cook and his crew on their second voyage to the islands, according to recently published research.

China: Booming demand for algal EPA-fortified eggs

Eggs fortified with EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are developing quite a demand among middle and upper-class consumers in China, with retailors in major cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen merchandising this egg at up to 10 times the price of an ordinary egg.

China prolongs anti-subsidy duties on US chicken

China will maintain anti-subsidy duties on imports of US broiler chicken products for another 5 years starting from August 30, the country’s Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Webinar: Keeping birds healthy – 4 key elements

World Poultry will air it’s Health & Disease webinar ‘Healthier poultry through water, feed, disease prevention and management’ on 21 September 2016.

US team identify wooden breast biomarkers

University of Delaware researchers have analysed the genes involved in wooden breast disease and have identified biomarkers for the disorder. Such findings are expected to help advance new diagnostics and treatments for the disorder...

UK poultry industry to debate Brexit implications

Poultry industry leaders in the UK are to converge at the NFU headquarters in Stoneleigh next month to debate the implications of Britain leaving the EU for the sector.

Business news: New ventures for poultry companies

New facilities, products, and investments have been launched on to the international poultry sector recently. Where is the action and what is there to look out for? This concise overview gets you up to date.

Russia: Eurodon expands its turkey business

Russian meat producer, Eurodon plans to produce 70,000 tonnes of turkey meat this year, increasing its’ output 32% on a year-to-year comparison versus 47,000 tonnes in 2015.

US producer calls antibiotic-free chicken a ‘gimmick’

US poultry integrator Sanderson Farms has said it will not phase out antibiotics from its farms, taking a position that runs contrary to many other similar companies in the USA.

WPF-funded hatchery project completed in Vietnam

The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has received promising results from a year-long hatchery project in Vietnam that the organisation funded in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Canada invests in poultry anti-microbial development

A Canadian biotechnology company has been awarded a $3.4 million government investment to help develop a new line of anti-microbial feed additives to help control disease outbreaks in poultry flocks, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have reported.

Terminator hired to curb China’s meat consumption

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood actor known from the Terminator movies, will be starring in a new video aimed at the Chinese people, in an attempt to reduce the country’s meat consumption.

Business update: Acquisitions prominent

New acquisitions, products, and investments have been launched on to the international poultry sector recently. Where is the action and what is there to look out for? This concise overview gets you up to date.

Healthy microbiome supports antibiotic-free production

Globally, it is recognised that there is no so-called “silver bullet” to replace antibiotic use in animal production and producers will almost certainly have to improve hygiene and husbandry to address the issue.

Chicken consumption continues to soar in the US

US chicken consumption remains high with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years, according to new research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit.

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