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Moldavian poultry producer JSC Floreni will produce a record million chicks each month at its newly updated hatchery complex, with the commissioning of next-generation Smart single stage incubation technologies from Pas Reform.
In preparation for the potential reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the fall as wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers.
China banned imports of all poultry and poultry products from the US in January 2015 due to high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks. This ban however, will impact China’s white broiler meat production since it relies on the US for grandparent breeding stock for its domestic production.
A new avian health complex has been opened at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), which hosts one of the top avian medicine programs in the US.
Almost 600,000 laying hens in Lower Saxony, Germany, have been included in applications for a new initiative to improve bird welfare, which also includes measures to end beak-trimming.
In preparation for a potential recurrence of HPAI this autumn, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is examining the potential use of vaccines to help prevent illness in birds and interrupt the spread of the disease.
The negative conjuncture at the Kazakhstan poultry market, as well as price increases for the main components compound feed, fuel and energy is bringing heavy problems to a number of the country’s poultry farms, a report of the Union of Poultry farmers of Kazakhstan states.
The US state of Iowa took an economic hit of about $1.2 billion stemming from the death of more than 30 million hens and 1.5 million turkeys because of avian flu this past spring, a report commissioned by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) confirms.
Top UK food company Moy Park is celebrating 40 years of operation at its Dungannon facility. A milestone which coincides with the completion of the first phase of a major £20m investment at the facility, significantly enhancing production capabilities to become one of the most advanced poultry processing plants in Europe.
Eggs and egg products in the ?alternative segment are in high demand in the Pays de Loire region of France. “More and more food products are marketed with an emphasis on their barn egg or free range egg ingredients,” says poultry farmer Regina Minier. Show More Summary
Irish pig and poultry farmers now have access to a €17m pot of funds for improvements to their buildings and equipment.
Russian poultry producer, White Bird has increased the number of its production units in the Rostov Oblast with the acquisition of another poultry farm, Zadonskaya, in a deal worth RUB 645 million (US$ 9.9 million).
Following an exceptional year of nearly 3.5% growth in 2015, the Canadian poultry sector is expected to scale back in 2016 and return to its longer term trend production. This is the conclusion of a recent USDA Gain report.
Cargill has continued its commitment to growth and investment with a US$ 5 million plant expansion, now complete at its El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico location.
The UK have produced their joint ‘One Health Report’ on human and animal antibiotic use sales and resistance, for 2013 – are we getting any closer to understanding the link between the two factions/sides?
Investors from the Netherlands have been attracted to Zambia’s underdeveloped poultry sector and the Dutch government is currently studying opportunities with a view to advising companies in that country.
Using a butyric acid product in broilers can reduce the amount of feed with 2%, while maintaining the same bird growth. This was shown by a new study at the Shandong Agricultural University in China.
Eating poultry meat is good for male fertility, new research from the US suggests.
Although no detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been recorded in the US for more than seven weeks, the toll the virus has taken on the US poultry and egg industry this year is staggering.
One of the largest egg producers in Kazakhstan, the Karl Marx poultry farm, plans to give about 150,000 laying hens away free of charge due to financial problems.