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Saudi giant Al-Watania selects Pas Reform for new hatchery

Al Watania Poultry, the largest poultry producer in the Middle East, has commissioned Pas Reform to supply SmartPro single stage incubation, climate control and hatchery automation systems for a state-of-the-art new turnkey hatchery development at Buraydah, Qassim Province, in the Kingdom of Saudi A...

HPAI reported in US wild birds and Italian turkey farm

US authorities have reported finding wild birds in Washington state infected with two different highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses, H5N2 and H5N8, raising questions about possible connections with recent H5N2 outbreaks across the border in Canada and with an Asian H5N8 strain that is n...

Iowa State graduate student honoured for pig research

The National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) has awarded their Graduate Student Award to Dinesh Thekkoot, and Iowa State University animal science graduate student. "Getting a national level recognition is a great encouragement and this motivates me to work harder," Thekkoot said. "Also, because...

BRI celebrates 15 years of innovation in nutrition

BioResource International (BRI) who specialise in R&D and manufacture high performance enzyme feed additives for animal nutrition, celebrate 15 years of innovation within the sector this year. During this past year, BRI expanded its product portfolio with the launch of Xylamax, a high-performance x...

Ukraine sets sights on pork exports to EU

Ukraine will increase pork production this year by 4-6% to 800,000 tonnes, according to the recent report of the country’s officials. It is expected that the stable growth of pork industry will enable the launch of export supplies to the European Union (EU) next year. Currently, the largest pork pro...

UK farmers question 60% rise in abattoir waste charges

Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have expressed their concern that abattoir waste charges have risen by more than 60% in recent weeks. The NFU is now calling on those processors that have increased their charges to fully explain the reasons behind this. NFU livestock board chairman Charl...

US$255 million pork processing plant planned for Michigan

Clemens Food Group, of Hatfield, Pa., plans to build a $255 million (€204.56 mln) pork processing plant in Coldwater, Michigan, which will employ 810 workers. The 550,000 square-foot new pork processing facility will be located in Coldwater Township. And is expected to be operational by late 2017. ...

Finding the balance in layer feed composition

A test on the effects of physical feed form and feed particle size on the performance and egg quality of laying hens was conducted at the Islamic Azad University in Iran. A total of 480 Hy-line (W-36) hens at 27 weeks of age were assigned to six treatments in eight replicates per treatment and 10 bi...

Rabobank: "Avian flu looks to shake up 2015"

Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade, that is the conclusion of Rabobank’s poultry quarterly report. Regions affected by avian flu outbreaks, like the EU and Canada, will suffer from lost export marke...

Fenchem Germany obtains GMP+ approval

Science-based supplier of feed additives and ingredients company Fenchem Germany has received GMP+ accreditation for the trade and storage of feed additives from DQS-UL CFS GmbH. The company noted that the accreditation "opens a new marketing opportunity for Fenchem Germany in the EU market. Fenchem...

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