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Earlier this week Poultry World hosted a very interesting webinar on Nutrition and Health. This webinar focused on keeping your birds healthy via multiple nutritional interventions and can now be viewed via the ‘On Demand’ link. See how renowned experts share their expertise on phytogenics, probiotics and butyric acids.

Broiler hatcheries in the Netherland have to implement some form of early feeding in the hatchery within the next 5 years. That was the ruling of a Dutch regulatory body. According to the rule, freshly hatched birds must have access to feed and water within 36 hours after hatch of the first birds

Pilgrim’s Pride has announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of Tulip Ltd from Danish Crown. Tulip Ltd will operate as a business unit within Pilgrim’s.

If you were to go by Western media consumers would believe that they will all become vegetarian in the next few years. Howevere, in reality animal protein will play an important role on our menus for decades to come. That said, the protein palette will broaden in the coming years, with a fast growth of plant based meat substitutes. That was the main conclusion during the 100 year anniversary congress of processing equipment manufacturer Baader.

There wasn’t always applause when Dr Antje Eckel and her husband Dr Bernhard Eckel decided to start selling alternatives to antibiotics, 25 years ago. Yet history proved them right. Even more reason to listen to how they see the agricultural world of today – and that of years to come.

Cargill has introduced Feeding Intelligence, a new platform aimed at helping livestock farmers navigate the changing food production landscape while raising awareness of their role as everyday heroes.

With poultry being half the meat eaten in the country, the British poultry meat industry’s Antibiotic Stewardship is playing a crucial role in delivering good bird health and welfare; ensuring responsible use of antibiotics, safeguarding the efficacy of antibiotics, and helping produce food consumers trust.

The European Commission will launch a reference centre for the welfare of farmed poultry in 2020.

Research with broilers has shown that a natural polyphenol product can substitute up to 80% of vitamin E in feed beneficially.

Nutreco has announces the launch of its Young Researchers Prize, which will be awarded to the most promising research by PhD and post-doctorate students working globally across animal, aquaculture and veterinary sciences.

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Last ditch buying for China for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations and European buyers looking to secure 0% duty raw vannamei shrimp is causing prices from Ecuador to firm, after they took a tumble at the end of 2014.

CHINA & US - The initial reaction to about any problem with exports in general and exports to China in particular is “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner.

 China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

20 February 2015 – The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century and the need to be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

This biannual report, published in June and December, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in coffee.

Spring is here and brings with it many fresh healthy foods, including blueberries. Known for their antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, blueberries are a healthy option that is becoming more popular around the world and the U.S. blueberry industry is taking advantage of this demand with the help of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP).

It’s only been four months since the historic U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS) removed two thirds of the tariffs imposed on U.S. food and agricultural products exported to South Korea. But already, sales of U.S. fresh cherries are on the rise.

Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. This will allow American organic farmers, processors, and businesses greater access to Korea’s growing market for organic products. The arrangement between the two nations will take effect on July 1, 2014.

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