A study determines the response of layer chicks to garlic
Nutraceuticals of natural origin, such as garlic, have shown to enhance the immunity, health and performance of birds. Researchers thus recently set up a feeding trial with layer chicks to determine the effect of the dietary inclusion of allicin-rich extract. During the 5-week trial, which took place at the experimental unit of CERSA (Centre d’Excellence Régional Sur Les Sciences Aviaires) in Togo, 600 21-day-old Bovans Brown layer chicks were allocated to 6 treatments with 5 replicates (20 chicks each). The experimental diet consisted of a commercial standard diet for starter (metabolisable energy = 9.42 MJ and crude protein = 18.1%). The treatments were:
Waterfront Market unveils Dubai consumers shopping preferences
Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market in Deira, has commissioned a survey by Censuswide which reveals the most important factors that shoppers look for when shopping for groceries. These include fresh produce (94.2%), good quality produce (93.6%), and good value for money (92%), whilst 80.6% of consumers also believe that it’s important to support local merchants. Out of 500 Dubai residents polled from a cross section of society, 62.4% of shoppers said they will not sacrifice on fresh, good quality ingredients despite the rise in the cost of living. The survey also revealed that Dubai consumers are health conscious with a staggering 83% of consumers trying to minimize the amount of processed food they consume. In addition, consumers reported they will be changing their habits during the cooler winter months with 64% stating they will eat more healthily, 58.4% will cook at home more often and 54% will use fresh ingredients.
Iraq Bans Import Of Poultry, Eggs From Iran To Protect Its Producers
Iraq has banned the import of poultry and eggs from Iran as the country is eying to become one of the exporters of meat and avicultural products in the region. According to an article published in Shargh Daily on Monday, the head of Iran’s Broiler Breeders Association, Mohammad Yousefi, says as the price of animal feed has increased by sixfold, poultry farmers are forced to sell their chickens at a loss in domestic market while Iran's export markets are becoming more and more limited.
IRAN exports eggs and chicken to Kuwait
Mohammad Agha Miri the head of veterinary organization declared that Iran is allowed to export eggs and chicken to Kuwait. “Our neighbor countries are seriously infected with highly pathogenic avian flu and even
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  • Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?
    The world is going through its worst-ever outbreak of bird flu. The highly infectious H5N1 strain of the disease is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of wild birds and millions of domestic ones.
    Almarai eyes expanding poultry business to double its market share: CEO
    RIYADH: Saudi Arabian food and beverages manufacturing firm Almarai Co. is expanding its poultry business in an attempt to double its market share in the Kingdom, according to its CEO. Almarai’s strategy has always been to expand its current businesses to new segments, Al Arabiya reported, citing Abdullah Nasser Al Bader, who added that the poultry segment was one of those crucial investments the firm made over the past 13 years.
    FIFA 2022 : Tamil Nadu sees export of poultry eggs to Qatar rise two-fold
    The ongoing FIFA World Cup at Qatar has enhanced export of eggs from Tamil Nadu by almost two-folds, a report on Hindustan Times has said. The eggs that are being exported from Namakkal in Tamil Nadu to Qatar has also affcetd egg prices globally. The reports states that there has been a global rise in prices of eggs, as the FIFA World Cup continues amid ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. The majority of Tamil Nadu's poultry farms are located around the Namakkal district.
    Bird flu kills close to a record number of poultry in the U.S.
    CHICAGO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A near-record number of U.S. chickens and turkeys have died in this year's outbreak of avian flu, as a different form of the virus than farmers battled before has infected more wild birds that then transmit the disease, officials said. More than 47 million birds have died due to infections and cullings. This has spurred export bans, lowered egg and turkey production, and contributed to record prices of the staples ahead of the U.S. holiday season. The outbreak exacerbates economic pain for consumers grappling with soaring inflation. In 2015, 50.5 million birds died in the deadliest U.S. outbreak,
    New package of measures announced to support poultry industry with bird flu
    New government support for the poultry industry has been announced today (Friday 28th October) to assist farmers and producers with the impacts of bird flu. The United Kingdom is dealing with its worst ever bird flu outbreak with over 200 cases confirmed across the country in the last 12 months. Under the new plans, the Government will alter the existing bird flu compensation scheme allowing compensation to be paid to farmers from the outset of planned culling rather than at the end. This will allow us to provide swifter payments to help stem any cash flow pressures and give earlier certainty about entitlement to compensation. The payments better reflect the impact of outbreaks on farmers.
    Production levels of higher welfare poultry grow in UK
    Animal welfare groups have welcomed an announcement by the UK’s largest poultry meat producer, 2 Sisters, that a fifth of its birds are now produced to higher welfare standards. The company, which produces 10.5 million chickens a week, says more than 20% of its birds now meet the 2026 Better Chicken Commitment – more than any other period in is history. 2 Sisters is now a lead partner for Marks and Spencer’s Oakham Gold chicken range and is a member of RSPCA Assured.
    Record avian flu outbreak sees 48m birds culled in UK and EU
    Around 48m birds have been culled across the UK and the EU in the last year as a result of the largest outbreak of avian flu on record. In the UK, 161 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were detected in poultry and captive birds, leading to the culling of 3.2m birds. That compared to the previous record of 26 cases in 2020/21.
    16% Growth in Poultry, 4% in Red Meat Output
    A total of 148,555 tons of poultry were produced in Iran’s official slaughterhouses in the sixth month of the current fiscal year (Aug. 23-Sept. 22), indicating a 16% rise compared with last year’s corresponding period. According to the Statistical Center of Iran, chicken accounted for 146,072 tons or 98.3% of the overall production while other types of poultry, such as turkey, quail, ostrich and partridge, amounted to 2,483 tons or 1.7% of the overall poultry output during the period under review.
    Report: Beef prices to rise 15% in 2023, poultry costs will fall
    Dive Brief: • Poultry supply is likely to see “substantial” deflation beginning in Q1 2023, while beef prices are expected to increase another 15% and remain high until 2025, according to a BTIG report emailed to Restaurant Dive. • This outlook is driven by a widespread drought this summer that forced much of the cattle industry to sell their herds early for slaughter, affecting the anticipated herd count next year, BTIG said, citing a call with industry expert Robert Wright. • BTIG predicts Wingstop will especially benefit from easing poultry prices, while Texas Roadhouse will be most negatively impacted from rising beef prices.
    10 key areas every poultry farmer should focus on to stay afloat
    Poultry farming is one of the fastest growing businesses in Kenya. If you are planning to invest in poultry this year, here are 10 key areas to focus on to stay ahead of competition. 1.Stop buying cheap feed Feed is the biggest component of the cost of any chicken production in Kenya, be it meat or egg production. It accounts for 70 per cent of all the other components. The major component of feed is maize and soya and those two are not cheap. Buy feed that will consistently give you the target kilo of meat per feed fed and the target amount of eggs per kilogram of feed at a lower cost and not at cheaper cost. The two are different.
    EU poultry production to decrease in 2022
    According to the EU's most recent short-term outlook report, which is based on reflections of market experts within the European Commission's Department for Agriculture and Rural Development, EU poultry production is expected to decline in 2022. EU poultry production is supported by the relative affordability of this meat
    White feather broilers take increasing market share in China
    In 2023, poultry production is expected to remain stable at 14.3 million mt with white feather broilers’ share of overall chicken production expected to take some share of yellow feather broiler production. Meanwhile, poultry exports are expected to increase as demand resumes.
    Ten year high for UK beef exports
    The latest report from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) recorded the highest February beef export figure since 2011. The UK exported 10,500 tonnes of fresh and frozen beef in February, up 54% from the same month a year ago.
    Tips for uncovering toxicity in poultry flocks
    Toxicity is a relatively rare affliction for hens, and tracking down the source can prove challenging, as one case study outlined by a poultry diagnostics expert revealed. It concerned a spike in mortality and decreased feed and water consumption in a flock of 39-week-old broiler breeders. Eric Shepherd, DVM, clinical assistant professor of avian medicine at the University of Georgia’s Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, presented the investigation. He said that initial inquiries involved
    More Rest for Dry Cows May Equal More Live Calves
    The successful delivery and survival of a newborn calf is the goal of every dairy pregnancy, but unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way. Researchers at Ohio State University may have uncovered one way to improve those outcomes – increase the time and consistency that close-up cows are able to lie down and rest.
    Slug-feeding Starter May Create Bad Habits for Life
    Learned behavior in calfhood could have possible long-term effects on how adult cows eat and process nutrients. Animal behavior research at the University of British Columbia has shown that behaviors learned by young calves can be retained all the way to adulthood. When it comes to feed consumption, how calves are fed starter grain may be predictive of their eating behavior as lactating cows. In an effort to keep calf starter fresh and minimize waste, many producers feed it in small quantities,
    Shoes made of wool could help drive demand for broader microns
    Significantly, up until January 2021, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) exports show that just 12pc of the total wool exported was broader than 23.5 micron, signalling that a large portion of the grower-held stocks in Australia are in that broader wool category. Australian Wool Innovation's chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said anecdotal evidence surrounding the breeding future of the sheep industry has been focused on intentions to move away from self-replacing Merino wool operations to a more dual-purpose or full-on meat sheep operation.
    What do baby chicks eat?
    So you're about to have baby chicks but you're not sure what feed they should eat? No problem! In this article we'll cover everything you need to know, from what they should eat immediately after hatching, to exactly what kind of food is best for them, to when they can have treats - and what kind of treats will help their development. Immediately post hatch, feed nothing! Technically, baby chicks don't need anything to eat or drink for about 48 hours after they've hatched. That's because
    Europe adopts decision to allow certain animal proteins to be fed to poultry
    The European Commission has adopted the decision to amend the feed ban regulation, allowing the use of certain animal proteins to feed non-ruminant farmed animals such as pigs and poultry. The decision, based on the scientific opinion by the European Food and Safety Authority,
    With chicken prices soaring, Sanderson Farms sold for $4.5B
    MISSISSIPPI (AP) — Sanderson Farms, one of nation’s third largest poultry producer, is being acquired for $4.53 billion as the price of chicken soars. Cargill and privately held Continental Grain formed a joint venture to acquire Sanderson and will pay $203 per share in cash for a company that last year processed more than 4.8 billion pounds of meat.
    Iran Chicken market in the forthcoming months
    “The price of day old chicken and animal feed are two determining factors in chicken price. Any price increase in these two important factors along with other factors like drugs and vaccination prices, worker and transportation fee would affect broiler price.” The Head of Khoozestan province poultry association said.
    Incubation key to preventing leg problems in turkey poults
    Excessive heat and humidity during incubation can cause leg problems in turkey poults, ultimately leading to higher hatchery costs mainly due to an increase in the percentage of culls, according to a hatchery expert. Juan Carlos Lopez, DVM, PhD, hatchery specialist with Hendrix Genetics said leg problems such as red hocks, splayed legs and crooked toes are usually caused by excessive heat or humidity in the setter. High heat also affects the amount of yolk poults absorb, which has consequences during the first week the poults are on the farm, he told Poultry Health Today. Leg problems stemming from
    New Milk Processing Technique an Alternative to Pasteurization
    Australian researchers have developed a new technique to process raw milk that claims to deliver all the benefits of pasteurization, while leaving more nutrients and flavor intact. The “Haelen®” processing technique uses pressure treatment instead of heat to kill harmful pathogens and prolong shelf life of milk. Developers of the technology declare the end product retains higher levels of vitamins, proteins and enzymes that are damaged or destroyed via pasteurization.
    how backyard poultry empowers India's rural women
    Across India, backyard poultry farming is increasingly offering remote rural families both food and financial support – and as take-up grows, its effects on marginalised groups, especially women, could prove dramatic. While it’s home to malnutrition, poverty and gender disparity, rural India is increasingly becoming a place where people are exploring the possibilities of rearing backyard poultry. Women like Ranjita Sethi, 35, from the eastern Indian state of Odisha, have not only overcome poverty through keeping backyard poultry flocks but have also achieved nutrition security for their families.
    Iran is in need of vaccine producing!
    “At present, we are in need of 6 vaccines in the field of Livestock and 18 vaccines in the field of poultries which the researchers are asked for production.” Agriculture Jihad ministry declared.
    Day old chickens: Increase in productions and decrease in demand
    The head of day old chicken producers’ association declared: “Considering farmers low demand and the current surplus, day old chicken producers are suffering losses.”
    Researchers boost poultry immune system with antibodies
    Poultry fed antibodies enjoy stronger immune response, gain more weight in university trial Antibodies, fed alongside other supplements, may help
    Iran’s Chicken Poultry Industry in Crisis
    The problem of poultry feed deficiency in Iran has made the producers reluctant for incubation
    13,700 MT livestock Input have been imported
    “The inputs have been imported on the basis of Governmental exchange and there should be a strong monitoring on its distribution.” The head of Agricultural Commission of Majlis, Mr. Javad Sadati Nejad declared.
    Dead chicks, delayed prescriptions: Late mail leaves rural America disconnected
    When Jacob Gray opened the box of chicks he ordered, he saw that about 300 of them had been mashed to a pulp. The 100 or so birds that survived tread on their dead fellows and nibbled on what remained of them.
    UConn researcher awarded $10M USDA grant for project to decrease use of antibiotics in poultry
    A UConn researcher won a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund a project related to decreasing the use of antibiotics in the poultry industry, as well as community health and environmental sustainability. The U.S. produces more than nine billion broiler chickens annually. And a recent USDA report valued annual broiler production at more than $31.7 billion. To maintain such high production rates, the industry relies on antibiotics to prevent diseases. However, the federal Food and Drug Administration recently issued a directive to poultry producers to begin phasing out the use of antibiotic growth promoters, following concerns abut the spread of antibiotic resistance. “This project addresses
    Iran; Increase in Chicken Meat production cost
    “During last 10 days, live chicken has increased in price by 0.16 $/Kg and chicken meat by 0.24 $/Kg which is due to the price increase in the raw material and other factors of production.” said the Head of Poultry association. He continued:
    Are insects and microalgae the broiler feed of the future?
    Investigations into the feeding of insects and microalgae to broilers has found that both sources of protein represent a suitable sustainable alternative to soymeal. The Germany study, carried out by researchers from the University of Gottingen, found that meat quality of chickens
    Currency Fluctuations halted the supply of Animal Feed and Veterinary Medicines
    “Many of veterinary medicine producers and Feed companies have halted their distributions due to increase in currency and price fluctuations.” Zabihollah Azimi Iran deputy said. Regarding chicken price increase
    Poultry feed sales down across Europe
    The production of poultry feed across Europe is expected to decline 5.2% during 2020 in response to the loss of production during the COVID-19 pandemic. The provisional figures have been produced by FEFAC, the trade body representing animal feed manufacturers across Europe. The organisation said
    Ready for elimination of Feed ingredients exchange
    “The Government will do its best to supply Feed industry with the required inputs.” said the Agricultural Jihad ministry. On a news meeting held on the occasion of Agricultural Jihad week, Kazem Khavazi,
    Using Chickens and Geese in the Garden
    Chickens and geese aren’t just a great homestead food source. You can start using chickens and geese in the garden to help you create a bountiful harvest each year! And, if you’ve ever wanted to start raising geese, this is a great excuse for you to dive right in this year. Especially weeder geese! We first started using chickens in our garden on our half-acre homestead a few years ago. One of the things I absolutely despised doing was garden clean up at the end of each season. When I realized I could turn the chickens loose and have them do a lot of the clean up for me, I was in heaven. Chickens for the garden — you’d think that it’s counterproductive
    2 million chickens will be killed in Delaware and Maryland because of lack of employees at processing plants
    (CNN)Two million chickens on several farms in Delaware and Maryland will be "depopulated" -- meaning humanely killed -- due to a lack of employees at chicken processing plants, according to a statement from Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. The reduced employee attendance at the company's plants is a result of "additional community cases of COVID-19, additional testing, and people practicing the 'stay home if you're sick' social distancing guidance from public health officials," the statement reads. The chickens will be
    US poultry shipments to China boosted
    Retaliatory tariffs are not being imposed on chicken products shipped from the US to China following a decision to make poultry eligible for exemptions to extra duties, Reuters reports. In February, China said it would grant exemptions
    FFAR Announces Six SMART Broiler Winners, in Partnership with McDonald’s
    WASHINGTON – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced the six SMART Broiler Phase I winners today, a program developed in partnership with McDonald’s. SMART Broiler is a research initiative that is awarding more than $4 million in grants and technical support to develop automated monitoring tools that precisely assess broiler chicken welfare. The Phase I winners collectively received $2,092,439 in funding from FFAR and McDonald’s, with the potential to receive additional funding in Phase II. Current methods for assessing broiler chicken welfare on-farm rely on human observation and subjective scoring. SMART Broiler is developing automated Sensors, Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technologies (SMART) to objectively and comprehensively assess broiler welfare worldwide. These tools have the potential to enhance welfare for 9 billion birds annually in the US and improve efficiency for producers. “FFAR is impressed by the caliber of the more than 40 SMART Broiler proposals we received from 11 countries, which underscores the global importance of this issue,” said FFAR’s Executive Director Dr. Sally Rockey. “Producers and consumers alike are eager to address animal welfare concerns. This initiative seeks to remedy these concerns by developing technologies that provide consistent, timely and accurate welfare assessments on farms around the world.” This initiative
    Infectious bronchitis breaks out in chickens given away by govt in KP
    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s Backyard Poultry Farming project suffered a setback after the outbreak of infectious bronchitis in chickens distributed among farmers in Peshawar and other parts of the province. Veterinarians at the Civil Veterinary Hospital, Peshawar, have confirmed the endemic of infectious bronchitis, an acute, highly contagious upper respiratory tract disease in the Rhode Island Red chickens, which were recently given away to farmers.
    Under a law signed on Thursday, Michigan will become the largest egg-producing state, and the fifth state overall, to require farmers to switch to cage-free egg production. The Humane Society of the United States, which has campaigned nationwide against so-called battery cages for egg-laying hens, said success in Michigan, a farm state, “shows just how rapidly American views on the treatment of farm animals are evolving.” The new law requires Michigan farmers to modify poultry barns for cage-free production by the end of 2024 and, beginning in 2025, bans the sale in Michigan of eggs from other states that are not produced under cage-free conditions, said the Associated Press. Lt. Gov. Gavin Gilchrist signed the bill in the absence of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is on a trade mission to Israel. “Today, more than 20% of the industry is cage-free,
    Mad cow fright keeps EU cautious on food rules
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules, even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products.With European food and farming exports to the United States worth up to $12 billion a year more than imports, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told the EU last month it should adapt its food regulations to reflect “sound science”. But there seems little prospect Brussels will agree. Europeans who remember BSE,
    China coronavirus curbs leave Hubei poultry farmers with 'no way to get by
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Some poultry farmers in the province at the heart of China’s coronavirus outbreak are having to euthanize young birds amid new rules designed to contain the disease that have paralyzed live animal transport, feed supply and slaughterhouses. Some farmers have halved rations of depleted feed stocks for their chickens,
    About 300,000 hens were killed in a fire at a Michigan egg farm
    (CNN)About 300,000 hens were killed by a fire at a poultry farm in southwestern Michigan, CNN affiliate WWMT reported. Multiple fire departments responded Friday to the barn fire at the Konos Inc. egg farm, a distributor of Vande Bunte Eggs, in Otsego Township, Michigan, the station said. The barn
    South Korea Bans Poultry Imports From UK, Netherlands Over Bird Flu Concern
    South Korea banned all poultry products coming from Britain and the Netherlands after cases of bird flu were reported in both countries. MOSCOW, November 18 (Sputnik) — South Korea has
    Free attendee activities, networking opportunities offered at 2020 IPPE
    IPPE will be held January 28 – 30, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. IPPE attendees are encouraged to stop by booths A246, B8647 and C9249 for daily TECHTalks. These short, educational exhibitor presentations address operations and technical issues critical to all aspects of the animal food, meat and poultry industries. The presentations will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30pm on Tuesday, January 28; 9:50 a.m. to 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 29; and 9:20 a.m. to 1:00pm on Thursday, January 30. Attendees
    Figures show Christmas export boost for British food
    The latest food and drink export statistics have revealed a global appetite for British Christmas fare. The British Christmas dinner is set to be enjoyed globally, with 64 countries in 2018 – 17 more than previous years – importing home-reared turkeys for a festive feast.
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