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Study: Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers

A study carried out in India states that large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey to many otherwise curable ailments. The study by the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab, w...

German company opens feed mill in Kazakhstan

German company Agravis Raiffeisen AG has commissioned its first feed mill in Kazakhstan, reported the representatives from the company, noting that the annual production capacity of the plant will be 110,000 tonnes of feed per year, or 15 tons hourly. At the same time, the construction of the plant ...

Smart turnkey hatchery project commissioned in Russia

AO Krasnodonskaya Poultry Farm has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform for the design and installation of a new 27 million eggs per year turn-key Smart hatchery project in Volgogradskaya region, in the South of Russia. Krasnodonskaya, the largest producer ...

Salmonella fears may prompt Russian ban of US poultry

Russia is considering imposing restrictions on poultry imports from the United States due to an outbreak of salmonellosis, Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), has announced. Most recently, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria was spreadin...

Cargill launches new tool to help battle EMS

Cargill’s animal nutrition business has launched a new EMS Risk Tool to help customers determine the best farm management program to manage the risk of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) on their shrimp farms. EMS, also known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), is caused by certain stra...

Phytase interaction when choosing non-phytase feed enzymes

With phytases included in around 90% of all monogastric feed, it is vitally important end-users consider potential interactions with any non-starch polysaccharide (NSP)-degrading enzymes or proteases before adding them to the mix, claims AB Vista’s Research Director, Dr Mike Bedford. "The challenge ...

South Korea: First FMD outbreak in over three years

It has been over three years since the last outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Korea, but now the country has confirmed that the disease has been discovered again at a hog farm in Uiseong county, North Gyeongsang. Three years ago, thousands of pigs and cows were slaughtered due to FMD. Curr...

New appointment strengthens Zoetis UK Poultry Team

Zoetis have announced the expansion of its poultry team in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of Wayne Olbison as field service manager. Olbison has more than 30 years of experience with leading companies in the poultry industry. In his role as field service manager, he will work at the farm le...

US court denies COOL injunction request

A request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the US Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling has been denied by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. "The court's decision is disappointing," responded American Meat Ins...

Ukraine bans pork imports from Russia

Ukraine has banned pork imports from Russia, Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said in an official statement. The decision followed reports by the Russian veterinary and phyto-sanitary watchdog - Rosselkhoznadzor - that meat products infected with an African Swine Fever (ASF) virus had ...

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