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  • Cherkizovo plans to acquire Siberian poultry producer
    on July 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Major Russian meat group Cherkizovo has announced plans to buy Altaisky Broiler, one of Russia’s largest poultry producers, as it stands by its commitment to make itself the largest meat player in the country. […]

  • Far Eastern companies adopt cage-free eggs
    on July 18, 2018 at 8:00 am

    One of Asia’s leading healthy food chains SaladStop! has announced it is joining the global cage-free movement. […]

  • Data capture and genetic progress in feed conversion
    on July 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Today’s broiler shows a marked improvement over the broiler of the middle of the last century, but it is still a relatively inefficient converter of feed into meat. Approximately 10 pounds (4.5kg) of feed are needed to grow a typical 6-pound (2.7kg) tray pack bird. This bird will produce around 4 pounds (1.8kg) of manure over its lifetime while converting 1.65 pounds (0.75kg) of feed into 1 pound (0.45kg) of live weight. Despite great strides in genetics, there is still clearly much ground to cover to produce birds that are capable of extracting most of the energy and nutrients contained in feed. […]

  • Poultry World celebrates its WeChat launch in China
    on July 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

    China, one of the world’s largest countries, and the highest populated, is a land all about scale. The way in which the country’s 1.4 billion inhabitants connect is through the social media platform, WeChat. Poultry World is now also engaging with this large audience by launching a WeChat channel through its Chinese-language sister title, ???? (World of Animal Husbandry). […]

  • Perdue announce further animal welfare commitments
    on July 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Further animal welfare commitments have been introduced by broiler giant Perdue, challenging the status quo on how the majority of chickens are raised in the United States. […]

  • Cargill posts strong end of year results
    on July 16, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Growing global demand for protein has helped Cargill reach one of its best financial performances. […]

  • Campaigners oppose plans for NZ’s largest poultry farm
    on July 13, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Campaigners are fighting plans by New Zealand poultry company Tegel to build the largest chicken farm in the country. […]

  • Study shows potential of H5N1 AI virus to cause pandemic
    on July 13, 2018 at 6:30 am

    One of the largest studies of the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus genetic sequences from poultry and wild birds has found 39 distinct substitutions with the possible ability to increase the pandemic potential of the virus. […]

  • China opening markets to European poultry imports
    on July 11, 2018 at 7:00 am

    China has agreed to reopen its market to imports of German poultry meat, German agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner announced earlier this week. […]

  • New vaccine factory to open in Ireland
    on July 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Global animal health outfit Phibro is to establish its first European manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will at first focus on its lines geared at poultry health. […]

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