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First scientific journal focuses on insects as food and feed

Wageningen Academic Publishers will publish the first scientific journal on insects as food and feed. The first issue is planned for 2015. Historically, insects have been eaten by people from many different cultures as part of their normal diet. This tradition has actively continued in several conti...

North Korea reports two cases of H5N1

H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has struck two poultry producing farms in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, killing more than 46,000 birds, according to a report posted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). In the first outbreak, all 46,217 birds died of the disease i...

Challenges in turkey breeding

A turkey is not a broiler and should therefore be treated differently with regards to breeding and nutrition. This was one of the conclusions from a recent seminar organised by Kemin, where some experts shed some light on this type of poultry production. By Phillipe Caldier "Feed represen...

Supercomputer introduced to process breeding data

Wageningen UR, the Netherlands, has introduced a supercomputer (HPC; High Performance Computer) to be used by animal researchers and animal breeding companies united in the Breed4Food consortium. The computer will enable them to process huge volumes of data using large computing power. It required a...

Recall: Purina recall poultry feed; potential health risk

The Purina Animal Nutrition feed plant in Portland, Oregon, has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington, US. Inadequate vitamin and trace min...

Canada: Funds provided to protect hog barns from PEDv

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $200,000 in funding, to be matched by Sask Pork, for a contingency fund to help Saskatchewan’s hog industry respond to potential cases Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus. To date, there have been ...

Poultry feed additives market worth $7,829.8m by 2018

The global poultry feed market is projected to generate revenues worth $252,036.2 million and poultry feed additives is projected to generate $7,829.8 million by 2018 growing at a CAGR of 6.1% and 6.0 % respectively by 2018, according to a recent Markets and Markets report. The recently published re...

US meat groups pleased with TPP negotiations

Five meat and poultry organisations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The letter, delivered late yesterday, stated: The undersigned organisations, representing United States meat and poultry producers and proc...

UK: Tackling exotic disease threat

Exotic diseases are threatening the UK pig industry from all sides and a special roundtable was attended by nearly 50 people to look at how to deal with these threats. It was called by the Pig Health and Welfare Council and held in Westminster with representatives from across industry including feed...

US poultry groups support stance on TPP negotiations

Five meat and poultry organisations have thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The letter, delivered late yesterday, stated: The undersigned organisations, representing United States meat and poultry producers an...

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