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Aviagen builds relationships at Venray

Aviagen EPI in the Netherlands attended the Venray Show LIV recently, building several new relationships and gathering a lot of interest in the slower growing Rowan Ranger bird and Ross Ranger bird.

Wilco joins Ross 400 Club

Wilco is the first poultry company from Lebanon to join the Ross 400 Club. Recently one of their flocks achieved an EPEF of 412.

Excellent year for French foie-gras

French producers of foie gras, paté made of goose or duck livers, are looking back at a very successful 2014. In France alone, consumer sales amounted to some €3 billion, an increase of almost 4% on the previous year.

Sanderson Farms to build new poultry complex

Sanderson Farms announced that a site located in the town of St. Pauls and Robeson County, North Carolina, has been selected for construction of a new poultry processing plant and waste water treatment facility, and that the company has sites under consideration for a new hatchery.

Kazakhstan to limit poultry imports from Russia

Kazakhstan will take measures to prevent the import of poultry meat of low quality to the country, stated Asylzhan Mamytbekov of the Ministry of Agriculture during the annual meeting of the country’s Union of Poultry Breeders. In daily practice this means imports from Russia, where production of poultry is cheaper at the moment, will be limited.

Stephanie Cottee joins Cargill animal welfare team

Dr. Stephanie Cottee joins the Cargill animal welfare team with global responsibility for poultry. This new position in Canada will supprt Cargill's seven international poultry businesses.

New case of mild AI in Holland

A new case of AI has been discovered on a poultry firm in Barneveld, a major centre for the eggs and poultry in the Netherlands. The 30,000 hens on the farm, which were held outside, will be culled as soon as possible, the department of economic affairs has said.

UK highlights shortage of chick sexers

The chick-sexing profession has been thrust into the spotlight in the UK recently, with various news outlets highlighting the shortage of people willing to take up this position.

French poultry association wants less import

The organisation for the promotion of French poultry APVF is ringing the alarm bell about the large amount of imports. According to the Association pour la Promotion de la Volaille Française, 40 percent of all the chicken and turkey used in France comes from other countries.

Formation of Congressional Chicken Caucus in USA

The formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Chicken Caucus in the United States House of Representatives has been announced.

Grant for funding poultry litter drying system

Poultry farmers in the UK can apply for a grant in order to fund the purchase of a poultry litter drying system, through the Countryside Productivity scheme.

Mysterious disease kills poultry in India

A mysterious disease is killing poultry by the thousands in the district of Baramulla (India). A large number of poultry died on a single poultry farm in the Amargarh area past Sunday. Local authorities suspect Ranikhet Disease (RKD) to be the cause of death, but do not rule out the possibility of other diseases being responsible.

Veit strengthens sales team

Gerrit Polman has joined the Veit sales team in order to further strengthen Veits' position on Western European markets.

Russian ban on poultry import from Hungary

Russia has imposed a temporary ban on Hungarian poultry products treated at lower temperatures than 70 degrees Celsius. The ban is a response to recent reports of outbreaks of avian influenza in Hungary, according to Russian and Hungarian officials.

Second outbreak of avian influenza in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed that a turkey growing facility in Moniteau County has been infected by avian influenza. It is the second outbreak of avian influenza in Missouri: on March 8 H5N2 avian influenza was discovered at a grower facility in Jasper County.

Ceva reports strong growth again in 2014

Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €766m at the end of 2014, representing growth of 23% and +14.1% at a constant perimeter and exchange rates.

Top US complex for Cobb500 won by Claxton Poultry

The 20th anniversary award for the top Cobb500 egg production in the US has been won by Claxton Poultry of Glennville, Georgia.

H5N2 found in US commercial turkey flock

Highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has been identified in a commercial turkey flock in Pope County, Minnesota, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed. This is the first finding in the Mississippi flyway.

The latest edition of World Poultry is now online

The discussion on the use of antibiotics in livestock and antibiotic resistance has spurred on the research into alternative growth promotion. This edition of World Poultry focuses on this topic, plus takes a look at the ‘beautiful mystery of hatching’. For processing we ‘tiptoe into the footpad dermatitis problem’.

Poultry Health Research Network appoints new coordinator

Dr Ravi Kulkarni has recently joined the Ontario Veterinary College’s Pathobiology department, in Canada, as Poultry Health Research Network (PHRN) coordinator.

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