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A positive year is expected for the global poultry industry in 2016, but the sector needs to recover from the challenges incurred by recent avian influenza outbreaks, according to the most recent quarterly report of Rabobank.
A wet spring and a late dry season took its toll on the 2015 North America crop, producing irregularities in plant growth and now putting poultry and swine at risk for mycotoxin exposure, according to Alltech’s North America Harvest Analysis.
Following the discovery of 2 more cases of Avian Influenza in the Dordogne, France and tightened the restrictions for the export and transport of poultry and poultry products. At the same time, at least 8 countries including China, Japan and Egypt, have announced a temporary import ban on poultry and poultry products from France.
The US agricultural agency is continuing to prepare for the potential return of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) by issuing its second request for proposals (RFP) for vaccine manufacturers.
Selection for a recently discovered immune characteristic is a potential strategy to improve general disease resistance in laying hens and thus to breed for a more robust chicken, conclude researchers of Wageningen University in PLOS ONE and Poultry Science.
After the discovery of Avian Influenza H5N1 at a hobby farm in the Dordogne, further checks on poultry farms in this part of France have brought to light 2 more cases.
Ukraine poultry giant MHP increased sales of poultry by 4%, meanwhile exports decreased by 22% in Q3 of 2015, according to an official report from the company.
World Poultry is proud to present its new online Health tool.
Broiler production in India is projected to increase by approximately 8% to 4.2 million tonnes in 2016 on rising demand from the growing middle class.
UK farming minister George Eustice has said that a ban on beak trimming will not be introduced in the UK from January 2016. The minister made the announcement in response to a written question in the House of Commons.
Poultry production in Russia is on the increase with the first 9 months of this year seeing an 8.2% rise over last year’s output, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Gut health problems are a “consistent companion of current poultry growing” systems that impair bird welfare and performance, according to Dr Franco Calini, an advisor to the feed and animal industries.
The French department of agriculture has confirmed a case of the highly pathogenic strain H5N1 of Avian Influenza at a hobby farm in Piras near Périgueux, Dordogne. The infection was found after 22 of the 30 animals at the premises had died.
A new turkey genotyping array has been launched to help breeders better understand the genetics of turkeys in order to improve meat characteristics and health.
Moy Park has announced a major £10 million investment for the Ashbourne area in Derbyshire, covering both its Ashbourne hatchery and processing facility with the creation of 100 new jobs
Poultry products are a major avenue for the introduction of Campylobacter into the food supply, with undercooked poultry and cross-contamination as the common way that Campylobacter is transmitted to humans. The largest number of these foodborne bacterial infections is caused by the species Campylobacter jejuni.
The level of campylobacter contamination in British chicken is significantly lower than last year, the country’s Food Standards Agency reports.
US firm Taco Bell has stolen a march on its fast-food restaurant rivals, announcing that it is to source all of its 130m eggs from cage-free systems by the end of next year.
The new owners of the Northern-Ireland based European poultry and food producer Moy Park, the Brazilian meat company JBS S.A., the third largest global food business, offers the company exciting opportunities to further develop its business, Moy Park says in its report over the third quarter.
Bright prospects for Brazilian poultry exports are forecast by Fausto Ferraz, Cobb-Vantress business director for the country.