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Canadian egg farmers change housing strategy

Canada is to make an industry-wide transition away from conventional housing for laying hens in an attempt to harness latest science around enriched housing and non-cage production methods Ottawa.

Benefits of seaweed in poultry diets

Seaweed – in what role can it be successfully applied in poultry diets? A recent scientific overview examines their role as an additive and their potential effects for poultry health and egg quality.

Study: Enzymes and microbial in broiler diets

A study by Iowa State University in the US looked at the effects of exogenous protease and phytase combination (PP) and direct-fed microbial (DFM) on ileal digestibility of several nutrients.

Spike in antibiotic use on UK poultry farms

The use of an antibiotic considered ‘critically important’ for human health spiked on UK poultry farms in 2014, despite industry efforts to curtail its consumption, leaked figures have revealed.

Managing avian influenza in the US

Fast lab results and the quick depopulation of live birds are imperative if avian influenza is suspected on your farm. This was one advice voiced during a ‘lessons learned’ program during IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia.

Controlling ammonia emissions from poultry houses

Ammonia in poultry houses is a major concern for the industry, due to environmental and bird welfare issues. So new discoveries in how to the reduce these emissions is very welcome, such as the research at the University of Delaware...

AI outbreak in Indiana eradicated

The ‘pop-up’ H7N8 outbreak in the US state of Indiana has been contained and eradicated, the Indiana Board of Animal Health and the USDA-APHIS have confirmed.

Case Study: Investment supports Romanian poultry growth

The Romanian poultry sector has developed well over the past few years, proving to be one of the most dynamic livestock segments in the country. But how does the sector fare in comparison to its other European counterparts?

US turkey slaughter techniques condemned

Animal welfare groups have heavily criticised the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for using ventilation shutdown to slaughter some of the 400,000 birds culled during last month’s avian influenza outbreak.

Business news: Mergers in sector continue

Various companies in the poultry and agricultural business announced take overs, mergers, growth or ambitious future plans. Where is the action and what is there to look out for? A quick summary.

Ukraine launches new poultry supply route to Asia

A new railway route from Europe to Asia, by-passing Russian territory, has been launched by Ukraine authorities. If successful there is great potential for poultry market expansion.

‘Essential oils key in fight against antibiotic use’

Essential oils are a key solution to an alternative for antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs), this was shown by research carried out by US food giant, Cargill. But what do essential oils achieve that other non-medicated feed additives don’t?

Feed treatment can inactivate AI virus

Avian influenza (AI) virus may survive in chicken feed. Treatment of feed is therefore of utmost importance. This was stated by independent poultry veterinarian Dr Haroldo Toro at the IPPE, currently being held in Atlanta, USA.

Business news: Poultry health solutions launched

World Poultry looks back on the recent business news, conveniently capturing and summarising the most important business updates in the poultry industry. Poultry health product launches were among the announcements catching the attention this week.

Interview: Is robotic egg collection the future?

Chickens lay most of their eggs in their nests, but some end up in the hay. Egg collection is therefore both necessary and time-consuming. In response to this need, Wageningen researchers in the Netherlands have developed an autonomous robot that can move through the poultry house freely.

Algeria to revive poultry industry with road map

A road map is to be implemented this year in the north African country of Algeria with the aim of reviving the country’s poultry sector.

UK consortium developing vaccine against campylobacter

The English poultry company Banham Poultry is working in partnership with the University of Swansea, Ridgeway Biologicals and Crowshall Veterinary Services to develop a new autogenous vaccine against campylobacter.

Business news: Collaborations in global layer sector

World Poultry looks back on the recent business news, conveniently capturing and summarising the most important business updates in the poultry industry. Shifts in the layer sector caught this week’s attention.

AI accord signed by US, Mexico & Canada

The United States, Canada and Mexico and their respective poultry and egg industries have entered into an arrangement to enhance collaboration on avian influenza and to work toward harmonising procedures for responding to possible future detections of the virus.

Irish poultry exports to UK boosted by strong pound

Poultry sales from the Republic of Ireland to the United Kingdom (UK) grew once again in 2015, with a strengthening pound against the euro making sales ever more attractive.

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