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  • Gene study to investigate how flu jumps species
    on March 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

    A new study will aim to identify the genes that are important in reducing infection by Influenza A virus in pigs and chickens, and genes that limit the spread of the virus to people. […]

  • Scottish seaweed to improve bird performance
    on March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    A new feed additive which uses seaweed from the Outer Hebrides has hit the market. […]

  • Cage and free-range supplement each other
    on March 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

    About 60% of laying hens in France are kept in enriched cages. However, the market for cage eggs is shrinking. This made Gwenael Carree want to expand his farm with a free-range poultry barn in 2017. “My cooperation wants these eggs but can only get them if it also buys my cage eggs,” the French poultry farmer smiles. […]

  • Poultry charity aims to help 100 million people
    on March 22, 2019 at 6:40 am

    A new partnership between Cargill and Heifer International has pledged to improve the lives of 100 million people by 2030. […]

  • 15,000 bph processing – keep control and think fast
    on March 20, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Taking into account the fast growing and urbanising world population, the production of poultry meat is expected to increase considerably. Processing plants need to intensify their operations to keep up with consumer demand. At the same time, the strong market drive towards lower production costs per bird with secured product quality meant that they needed to step up from 13,500 to 15,000 bph. The idea behind this is not only production speed but also keeping control of efficiency and reliability. […]

  • UK firm pilots small-scale stunning system
    on March 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

    A UK company is trialling a new gas stunning system designed for smaller poultry producers. […]

  • Global poultrymeat prices on the rise
    on March 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Global poultry prices may see an upward swing in 2019, as demand from China grows, and markets that have been in oversupply come into balance. […]

  • Welfare policy guidelines on non-stun slaughter questioned
    on March 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Investors have questioned why the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare penalises religious slaughter methods. […]

  • Lallemand expands Polish yeast production plant
    on March 15, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Lallemend Animal Nutrition is to expand the capacity of its yeast production plant in Józefów, Poland, to meet growing demand. […]

  • Working together towards the best goal
    on March 15, 2019 at 7:00 am

    The poultry industry can at times be a cut-throat business. Margins are tight, retailers are few in number and ruthless negotiators and the entire supply chain must operate on a ‘just in time’ basis to keep production progressing smoothly. While one of its strengths is the network of people that are all too happy to share knowledge where appropriate, business decisions must be taken in the interest of improving bottom lines. […]

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