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Campaign for antibiotic-free chicken in US schools

The Urban School Food Alliance (The Alliance), a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, has announced an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its...

Namib Poultry on a steep learning curve

Launched just two years ago, Namib Poultry is delivering outstanding results as a brand new integrated poultry producer, developed to address rising demand for poultry and poultry meat products in Namibia against the backdrop of a rising economy in the country. The integrated company occupies a cent...

German poultry giant moves to GMO-free poultry diets

The chickens under the flag of Wiesenhof, the largest German poultry producer, will no longer receive GMO-soy in their diet as of January 1st. This decision is a direct result of pressure from the top of German supermarkets. In late August the supermarkets, with a broad consensus, demanded the Germa...

Canadian AI outbreak prompts trade bans

The United States has suspended imports of live and raw poultry from the Canadian province of British Columbia where an outbreak of avian influenza affected five farms last week. South Korea, Hong Kong, South Africa, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan have also imposed varying bans on Canadian poultry product...

Aviagen launches new broiler nutrition specifications

Aviagen has released new broiler nutrition specifications for its Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross breeds. The latest update includes changes in a number of key areas and complements the nutrition information included in the recently revised broiler handbooks. As an example, the upper and lower w...

Georgian farmers demand limited poultry imports

The Association of Georgian Poultry Farmers (AGPF) has raised concerns over the future of the domestic industry, as the imported production is steadily pushing out the domestic poultry from the national market. AGPF has appealed to the government with the request to introduce quotas on poultry impor...

Four countries receive highest animal welfare rating

Just four countries – New Zealand, the UK, Switzerland and Austria – are deemed worthy of the highest ‘A’ rating in the Animal Protection Index issued by the UK-based World Animal Protection (WAP) organisation. WAP's overall rankings are based on a wide range of indicators relating not only to farm...

The pathogenicity of swan derived H5N1 virus in birds

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses continue to circulate in poultry and can infect and cause mortality in birds and mammals; the genetic determinants of their increased virulence are largely unknown. The main purpose of a recent study reported in Virology Journal was to determine...

Argentina boosts poultry production and consumption

Argentina is reporting a bullish poultry market, with the result that 175,870 tonnes in October amounted to a record production of chicken meat. The Center for Poultry Processing Business Argentina (CEPA) also reported that in October the annual consumption of chicken meat represented 45.9 kilograms...

‘Boosting plant performance’ in WP issue 10 – online now

The final issue of World Poultry of this year (No 10) is now complete and covers an array of articles, this time focusing on broiler production and processing including a feature on ways to boost performance in the poultry plant. Several articles examine hatchery management and among the topics cove...

Some 600 checks in Belgium because of AI-risk

The Belgium food safety agency FAVV has in the last three weeks carried out almost 600 inspections at poultry farms, processors and transport companies to check whether they comply with the precautionary measures to prevent avian influenza from coming into the country. Apart from some minor shortcom...

Russia bans imports of US poultry

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has imposed a temporary ban on the supply of US poultry meat to Russia, an official statement of the department reports. Rosselkhoznadzor representatives explained that the restrictions are connected to the violation of sanitary norms by the American comp...

UK: Calls for decisive lockdowns in future AI outbreaks

Leading figures in the free range egg industry want the United Kingdom to take much more decisive action against avian influenza outbreaks. They raised their concerns at the annual meeting of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA), which was taking place a week after AI was confi...

British poultry industry recognised at BPC awards

The British poultry industry has celebrated outstanding achievements and potential for excellence during the British Poultry Council Annual Awards at the House of Commons. BPC Chairman John Reed presented the awards with Anne McIntosh MP, Chairman of the EFRA Select Committee and highlighted the uni...

Sci-Tech Laboratories offers new analytical service

Sci-Tech Laboratories is now able to offer a molecular diagnostic testing service specifically for veterinary surgeons and businesses involved in the pig/poultry industries. The new service is an addition to the existing and well-respected bacteriology and serology analytical testing services offere...

BPC calls on UK government to boost poultry success

The British Poultry Council has launched its ‘Manifesto for the British Poultry Industry’, calling on the Government to help ensure long-term success for the British Poultry meat industry and help deliver its 2020 vision. The policy manifesto was launched at the Annual Poultry Awards in the House of...

Maggots a good source of protein for organic poultry

Maggot meal supplemented with live maggots is a good alternative to fish meal in organic poultry production, according to new research from Aarhus University. Maggots and maggot meal have proven to be a good alternative to fish meal in organic poultry. This is the results of experiments carried out...

IPC calls for exemption of breeding stock from AI bans

The International Poultry Council called on its members this week to work with their respective governments to ensure that ongoing influenza-related trade bans do not disrupt the distribution of vital poultry breeding stock. Recent findings of highly pathogenic H5N8 influenza in poultry flocks in th...

Avangard closes facilities in Ukraine

Ukraine's largest producer of eggs, agricultural holding Avangard, decided to close half of its production facilities in the east of Ukraine, in the territory of Lugansk and Donetsk Oblasts. This was reported by local media RBC-Ukraine, with reference to the press service of the company. According t...

Spanish egg org launches campaign to educate consumers

Inprovo, the Spanish Interbranch organization for the egg and egg products has launched the campaign ”El huevo, de etiqueta”, to explain the European Model of Egg Production, the egg labelling and marking. With a budget of €1.1 million for two years, cofinanced by the European Union and the Minis...

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