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Poultry Health and Welfare Group launch autumn AI roadshows

Backyard flock keepers will have the chance this autumn to join commercial poultry farmers at a series of avian influenza roadshows across the UK.

McDonalds to limit antibiotics used by its chicken suppliers

Global fast food chain McDonalds has announced it is to limit the use of antibiotics by its global chicken suppliers.

Farmers lose 55,000 birds in Northern Ireland flash floods

Poultry processor Moy Park has confirmed that around 55,000 birds were lost during a freak storm that battered Northern Ireland this week.

Hendrix Genetics expand layer distribution in the US

Hendrix Genetics has officially opened a new $18.5m hatchery in Nebraska, creating 45 jobs, as it aims to expand its share of the market.

This indicates Newcastle disease

A bump on the egg’s head might indicate a serious problem.

Project Canaan: Eggs helping Swaziland’s poor

Hundreds of orphans across Swaziland are receiving much-needed high quality egg protein thanks to the international egg industry, which has been supporting Project Canaan’s egg farm for 18 months.

Sweden reports Newcastle Disease outbreak

Up to 4,000 laying birds have been culled following an outbreak of Newcastle Disease on a poultry farm in Sweden.

New molecule unveiled to improve poultry gut health

Specialist chemical manufacturer Perstop has brought a new molecule to market that promises to reduce the incidence of necrotic enteritis in broilers.

71% drop in antimicrobials in poultry production in 4 yrs

The UK’s poultry sector has recorded another drop in antibiotics use, taking the total to a 71% reduction in 4 years, despite production being up 11%. British Poultry Council chief executive Richard Griffiths tells us how.

US battles salmonella linked to back-yard flocks

Salmonella infections linked to live poultry have infected nearly 1,000 people this year across the United States, according to figures released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Charity slams growth of caged and netted broiler systems

Animal welfare campaign charity Compassion in World Farming has criticised the spread of multi-tier colony and netted systems for broilers around the globe.

Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu

The Philippines has reported a 2nd outbreak of bird flu – a week after the country recorded its 1st case of the poultry disease.

South Korea lifts ban on US poultry

South Korea has lifted its ban on US poultry and poultry products and will allow eggs to enter the country duty free due to a shortage of domestic supplies.

China announces probe into Brazilian broiler imports

China has announced that it is launching an investigation into Brazilian poultry imports following claims that the country is selling its chicken below market value.

Investment in broiler houses in West Java: Makes good sense

Wageningen Economic Research Institute did a case study into the economics of closed versus open broiler houses in West Java. Better production performance leads to 11% lower production costs per kg final live weight, resulting in a payback period of the whole investment in a closed house of 4.5 years or less.

Ventilation in the poultry house makes a world of difference

In West Java Indonesia, many broiler farmers grow their birds in traditional open poultry houses. With a constant 30ºC and high humidity the challenges are huge. Heat stress casts a shadow over the performance and profitability of small and medium size independent farms.

Tyson Foods to expand US poultry operation

One of the largest poultry business in the world is set to create 300 new jobs in a USD$84m (€71m) expansion of its plant at Union City, Tennessee.

The cause of soft shells

Soft or shell-less eggs are not only messy, they indicate something is wrong.

Bone selection matters in broiler ash measurement

Matching leg bone type to bird age improves sensitivity of bone ash measures poultry, according to new research.

Farmers to lose millions of Euros as fipronil scandal widens

2 people appear before Dutch court over Fipronil as scandal widens to include Far East and Africa.

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