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Developing animals resistant to disease may be one of the long-term solutions for poultry diseases. University of Georgia researchers in the Regenerative Bioscience Center have spent the last four years gathering data that could make the process a reality.
Controlling avian influenza, both locally and globally, is becoming increasingly difficult, with the virus keeping one step ahead of scientific understanding.
The British poultry industry has stepped up its contribution to the UK’s economy. Exports of poultry meat were up 6.6% last year, from £286m to £305m (€ 427m), mainly based on sales to other EU countries.
Aviagen’s Central and Eastern European (CEE) Seminar took place in Budapest, Hungary, recently where the focus was on sharing the latest management information to optimise genetic potential and bird husbandry skills.
Tyson Foods, Inc. announced that its poultry plant in Robards will be hiring about 90 additional workers as a result of an investment the company is making at the facility. The company will spend more than $8 million to install a new freezer and additional work stations.
A recent study by researchers from Tunghai University, Taiwan found sequential feeding of geese improved growth rate and feed efficiency compared with control feeding.
181 people in 40 states in the US have recently been infected with Salmonella associated with live chicks and ducklings bought from feed stores and hatcheries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Animal genetics company Hendrix Genetics and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family-owned SHV Holdings have issued new shares, through which NPM has become a 25% minority shareholder in Hendrix Genetics, alongside existing shareholders. The Hendrix Family remains the majority and controlling shareholder.
Between January and June 2015 Russia''s poultry production amounted to 2.247 million tonnes, which is 9.4% or 192,800 tonnes more than during the same period of the previous year, according the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.
During the recent VIV Russia Exhibition Aviagen LLC celebrated the 5th anniversary of the opening of its Yasnogorsk hatchery which has seen year on year growth and now has over 60 Russian customers.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the safety of the first ENABL ready-to-use adjuvants for vaccines used in chickens. The approval includes a 21-day withdrawal period when ENABL is used in vaccines administered subcutaneously (SQ) to improve immunity against disease.
After providing 100,039 eggs to more than 8,000 families during a 10-week pilot project in Central Indiana, HATCH announced it will extend its program with Kroger, Rose Acre Farms and Elanco through Dec. 31, 2015.
Since last year both the production of eggs and the number of egg-laying hens are down significantly in California, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Proposition 2 standards, that set minimum cage sizes, have led farmers to decrease their hen numbers in order to comply.
Kemin Industries held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Des Moines (Iowa) corporate headquarters. It is part of a $125.5 million investment.
The Cherkizovo Group continues to invest in member company ZAO “Mosselprom”, that will equip its hatchery in the Moscow region with Smart incubation technologies from Dutch supplier Pas Reform. The hatchery capacity is 48 million eggs per year.
Cherkizovo Group has finished implementing the new FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System at all facilities of its poultry division.
China and Israel each reported more outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu, affecting about 15,000 and 17,000 domestic birds, respectively, according to reports posted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Chinese researchers who analysed influenza viruses from poultry in live-bird markets say they have discovered a novel H5N9 virus that represents a hybrid of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu virus and a human H7N9 virus, along with other elements.
With about 70% of the cost of poultry production tied up in feed costs, there is a never ending quest for affordable feed ingredients. By-products from human food and also from other non-livestock ?production are a welcome source to explore. Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) offer nutrients and energy, but should be included in poultry diets in moderate quantities.
The risk of high pathogenic avian influenza reaching the UK from the US is “negligible”, according to the British Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' (Defra) latest assessment.