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In this edition of Poultry World we look into a new, quick and inexpensive method to detect Campylobacter. We see how French poultry farmers on encouraging consumers to spend more money on animal-friendly meat and eggs, and we discuss how to better manage feed costs with probiotics. Furthermore, housefly larvae are under the microscope – is this a viable protein source for poultry?

Global environmental charity WWF-UK and supermarket giant Tesco have commissioned agricultural consultancy ADAS to lead a project towards the development of a roadmap for the scaling up of insect protein for animal feed.

Brazilian livestock producers have been using their stocks since March, but supply could be a problem in the second half of 2020.

Brazilian livestock producers have been using their stocks since March, but supply could be a problem in the second half of 2020.

Lithuania has been given the green light from the European Commission to issue state support to poultry and egg producers that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

One year ago Dr Mark Lyons, CEO of Alltech, presented his vision of a Planet of Plenty. A year later he shares his ever evolving thoughts on the future of agriculture with All About Feed. In a time of worldwide disruption he sees challenges but, above all, opportunities. “Change is the only constant and will open up a myriad of possibilities.”

UK-based St Ewe Eggs has launched a “super-nutritious” everyday egg specifically designed for the health and wellness market.

Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria have set up a buffer zone around a free-range egg farm after it tested positive for avian influenza.

Millions of chicks have been destroyed by poultry farmers in Ethiopia due to a severe drop in demand from the hotel sector, which is battling under the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 30 Dutch poultry farms work with Hubbard JA57 and JA87 parent stock. Melvin Hazeleger (22) has considerable experience with these dwarf females. He noticed that the laying nest occupancy is a focus point.

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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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