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Identifying fungi in commercial poultry caeca

Salmonella and Campylobacter continue to be the leading causes of foodborne illness. Billions of dollars have been spent on trying to control these pathogens, and a majority of the intervention strategies target these pathogenic bacteria within the gastro intestinal tract.

Not so sweet?

This article examines the implications of the end of EU sugar quotas: Sugar deluge? European refiners are seeking to increase production and secure more exports. However, the EU price is likely to fall in line with the lower global price, so it may not be good news for those who grow sugar beet. Show More Summary

Management tips to stop feather pecking

The UK branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association held its annual conference in Cambridge this summer. Scientists looked at poultry feathers and skin – the past, present and future of poultry integument.

Let’s accurately frame Nebraska’s property tax challenge

Property tax relief and adequate funding for schools and local governments was the topic of a recent community conversation in Nebraska City, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. Community leaders and Otoe County residents gathered...Show More Summary

Super Bowl coach Dick Vermeil to keynote Global Organic Produce Expo

The Packer’s inaugural Global Organic Produce Expo features legendary football coach and Super Bowl winner Dick Vermeil as keynote speaker for its event Jan. 25-27 in Hollywood, Fla.   In addition to his successful football coachingShow More Summary

NewStar hires, promotes industry veterans

NewStar Fresh Foods has announced a number of new hires and promotions as the company positions itself for growth. NewStar Fresh Foods has announced a number of new hires and promotions as the company positions itself for growth.

Local food served on school lunch trays nationwide

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the importance of improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating communities about the origins of their food. In 2016, the Center for Rural Affairs joined more than 220 organizations nationwide to promote farm to school throughout October. Show More Summary

Bayer Showcasing Commitment to Cotton

The Head of Seeds, North America, for Bayer CropScience is Lee Rivenbark. Lee was a lunchtime presenter during the Bayer Showcase Plot Tour in Lubbock, TX. I thought he would be a great person to provide an overview of why Bayer holds these events and especially the one in their new Cotton Breeding Station. He started out by telling me,... Read More

NZ egg farmers vent fears over switch to cage free production

Egg producers in New Zealand have expressed concerns about the pace of the switch to cage free production, which is raising fears over potential ruin for some of the nation’s 145 commercial egg farmers.

GROWMARK Announces 2018 Essay Contest Theme

For the past 25 years, GROWMARK has challenged students to think creatively about the future of agriculture and how cooperatives can continue to thrive and contribute to the industry through an annual essay contest. This year’s 2018Show More Summary

Trade talks around the world show few signs of progress

Trade talks around the globe are in disarray with prospects of a farm deal between the EU and the Mercosur bloc under threat and little progress made following further NAFTA discussions.

Artificial peptide molecules can inhibit AI virus strains

Scientists have developed artificial peptide molecules that can neutralise a broad range of influenza virus strains.

Maintaining sow performance in group housing

Maintaining reproductive performance in gestating sows often boils down to social rank and feed intake.

Wrapping up September: What’s new in the world of pigs?

September showed a lot of activity in the world of pig business. Lots of new initiatives are being launched around the globe, including a new pig academy in Denmark, a remarkably active pig breeding sector and a series of take-overs and expansions.

Less toxic cottonseed: Potential for non-ruminants

Cottonseed can be used for ruminant diets, but non-ruminants are too sensitive for the toxic substance gossypol, a nasty by-product of the cotton plant. Luckily, US researchers have developed a gossypol-free variety of cottonseed.

Zimfo Bytes 9/29

Rural Media Group has brought Janet Shope on board as VP of Advertising Sales for RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM. Shope has more than 20 years of Cable, Radio and Broadcast sales experience and was previously Senior Account Executive with Sinclair Broadcast Group. Show More Summary

Steady growth for China’s feed industry

Even the output of China’s feed industry went down slightly in H1 2017, the overall trend is marked by consolidation and innovation with a large growth, backed up by the booming demand of meat and poultry by China’s population.

Why are there stripes on these eggs?

Stripes on the egg shell can mean a couple things. These stripes are hen footprints, find out what that means...

Feed update: New products and acquisitions

New feed additives, a new book on feeding insects, a new aquaculture centre and much more. All About Feed wraps up the latest updates and new business developments from the global feed industry.

Village Farms employees volunteer at Orlando food bank

In the wake of Hurrican Irma, employees of Village Farms International, Heathrow, Fla., volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., according to a news release. In the wake of Hurrican Irma, employees...Show More Summary

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