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  • Farm-specific reduction of antimicrobial use is the future
    on July 3, 2020 at 7:00 am

    A closer study of the data collected in a European project entitled ‘Ecology from farm to fork of microbial drug resistance and transmission’ links technical farm performance to antimicrobial use.

  • Funding support for chick sexing company
    on July 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

    One of the world’s leading companies looking into overcoming the controversial issues of male chick culling has been awarded € 2.5m from the European Union.

  • India: Corn import tariffs reduced to boost poultry sector
    on July 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    India has authorised the import of half a million tonnes of corn in 2020 at a concessional 15% import tax to augment supplies of animal feed for the poultry industry.

  • Latvian poultry market is on the fast track to recovery
    on July 1, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Demand for poultry meat is already recovering in Latvia. “Forecasts made on the impact of Covid-19 on the Latvian poultry market were worse than the actual numbers now show,” Andrius Pranckevicius, chairman of Latvia’s biggest poultry producer Putnu Fabrika Kekava, said in a statement. “Although the Covid-19 aftermath is likely to be felt for at least 6 more months,” Pranckevicius added.

  • Research looks at ‘forest chicken’ for animal welfare
    on July 1, 2020 at 8:30 am

    The University of São Paulo (USP) has done research into the viability of a so called agroforestry system. The goal is to produce chickens inside a “forest” in order to increase the welfare level and to reintroduce the bird to its ‘natural environment’.

  • Global egg production continues to rise
    on June 29, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Global egg production continues to see substantial growth with latest figures suggesting a 24% increase in the past decade.

  • Ducks to combat locust plague in Pakistan
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

    China could send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help tackle the swarms of locusts. A chicken can eat about 70 locusts a day, but a duck can eat 3 times as many.

  • June Business Update: What’s new in the world of poultry?
    on June 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

    We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the poultry industry worldwide.

  • 2 Sisters closes Welsh plant due to Covid-19 staff outbreak
    on June 26, 2020 at 7:40 am

    One of Wales’s largest poultry factories has closed its doors for up to a fortnight following an outbreak of Covid-19, which has affected at least 158 employees.

  • Egypt: Poultry exports approved after 14 years
    on June 26, 2020 at 7:40 am

    The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has approved poultry exports from Egypt, which were suspended in 2006 following an outbreak of bird flu.

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