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Cobb-Vantress announces next president

Joel Sappenfield, who has more than 25 years of experience in poultry and prepared foods with Tyson Foods, Inc., will become the next president of Cobb-Vantress, the world’s longest established poultry breeding company.

Campylobacter survey suspended in the UK

A nationwide survey on campylobacter contamination levels in UK chickens has been suspended due to inconsistencies in monitoring, the Food Standards Agency has announced.

MHP eyes EU expansion with Dutch processing facility

Ukraine poultry processor MHP is planning to launch its first facility in the Netherlands in the coming months, to stimulate the rise of chicken meat exports to Europe.

UK investment in broiler welfare studies

UK broiler farmers are set to benefit from two three-year research projects, aimed at improving bird health and welfare. The grants, amounting to £500,000-£600,000, will be split between Oxford and Bristol Universities and have come from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council as part of a wider European initiative.

Feed prices problematic for Russian poultry sector

Prices for poultry feed in Russia jumped nearly 20% in 2015 reaching an absolute record and look set to continue rising this year, according to official data from the Russian State Statistical Service.

3rd edition of World Poultry 2016 now online

In this edition we look back at the Paris climate treaty which was negotiated in the last month of last year. Great news, so it would seem for food producers from around the world.

Progress made towards a necrotic enteritis vaccine

US researchers have evaluated the use of a novel live vaccine to prevent necrotic enteritis in broilers.

German project to reduce antibiotic resistance in poultry

The German Federal Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture (BMEL) is funding a collaborative research project to minimise antibiotic resistant pathogens in key stages of the poultry production chain.

Huvepharma wins All About Feed award

The Huvematic® concept, developed by Huvepharma is the winner of the All About Feed/FIAAP Animal Nutrition Award.

McDonald's France partners with French poultry sector

McDonald’s France and the French poultry sector have signed a 3 year agreement fixing the purchase price of chicken. The agreement is unprecedented in its scale, 3-year duration, and 9,100 tonnes per year minimum

Benefits of probiotic-fed Poultry

Sales of probiotic-fed chicken products in the United States have increased 34% in the last year due to the demand for antibiotic-free poultry. US researchers therefore set out to determine the benefits of probiotic-fed chicken.

Cobb granted ‘compartment’ status in UK

The UK farm and hatchery facilities exporting Cobb broiler breeding stock globally have been granted ‘GB enhanced compartment’ status.

Cherkizovo boosts turkey production in Russia

A large project to produce Grade Maker turkey meat has been launched by the Cherkizovo Group at their production unit in Tambov Oblast, Russia with the overall capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year. In an effort to catch up with the rapid growth of popularity of so-called exotic types of poultry meat among Russia consumers.

On-farm antibiotic use under threat from Brussels

Further restrictions on the use of antibiotics in farm animals are in the pipeline, following a vote by MEPs on new rules for veterinary medicines. This could be especially problematic for the poultry sector.

Subpopulations for IBV poultry vaccine identified

A commonly used poultry vaccine, the Arkansas infectious bronchitis vaccine, contains viral subpopulations that vary slightly genetically. This could account for the varied response that has been seen with the vaccine, a USPOULTRY-funded research project has revealed.

Continued shift to ‘cage-free’ in US egg market

The movement towards cage-free hen housing in the United States has reached a tipping point in recent months with many major food retailers announcing their commitment to cage-free eggs.

Ukrainian egg industry recovering

Ukraine will produce 18.5 billion eggs in 2016 which is 10% more than last year, according to a forecast by Union of Poultry Farmers of Ukraine (UPFU). This is good news for the sector which has faced multiple problems.

Parasites on chickens: backyard v commercial

Researchers compared the number of parasites found on commercial chicken flocks with those found on backyard flocks. But which chicken was the itchiest?

UK poultry sector winning campylobacter battle

A significant drop in the levels of campylobacter contamination in shop-bought chicken suggest the poultry industry is winning the battle to improve the food safety record of its products.

Perdue Farms expands antibiotic free policy

The ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ policy of US poultry producer, Perdue Farms, is to be extended to include its entire frozen, refrigerated and fresh value-added chicken products and all of its foodservice turkey items.

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