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  • In Poultry Sustainability Is a Continuous Improvement, Not an Endpoint

    “Sustainability is a continuous improvement, not an endpoint,” said Dr. Marty Matlock, executive director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas, during his presentation on Science Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Poultry and Egg Production at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla. The annual conference is sponsored by U.S. Poultry ...

  • Ohio cancels Poultry Shows at Fairs amid Bird Flu Outbreak

    All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state's agriculture department announced Tuesday. The virus that has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest hasn't been found so far in Ohio, but state officials said banning all poultry shows is a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biosecurity Important to Poultry Operations Worldwide

    “If you have a set of biosecurity rules and procedures so exhaustive that the document would do serious damage if dropped on your foot, you don’t have a plan, you have a problem. Biosecurity rules are intended to reduce risk, but if they are incomprehensible, overwhelming, ignored, outdated or essentially useless, it’s time for an overhaul,” suggested David Shapiro, DVM, ...

  • Federal antitrust lawsuit alleges chicken prices fixed

    Last week in Chicago, Maplevale Farms, a New York-based foodservice distribution company, filed a class action lawsuit accusing 14 poultry processors of illegally manipulating poultry supplies to maintain high prices since 2008. According to the lawsuit, broilers account for 98 percent of all chicken meat sold in the United States, and the named defendants, Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s ...

  • Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar to Focus on Maintenance and Safety Best Practices in Rendering

    Rendered poultry products serve many valuable purposes and continue to play an increasingly important role in today’s poultry industry. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide technical tools, management best practices and practical case studies in all phases of the rendering process. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the Poultry Protein & Fat ...

  • USPOULTRY Offers Biosecurity Program

    With the recent avian influenza news announcements, USPOULTRY is making available its “Infectious Disease Risk Management: Practical Biosecurity Resources for Commercial Poultry Producers” program. The program was created to aid in developing more effective biosecurity practices and is designed to be used as a program development tool for personnel training and teaching. “The ...

  • CFAES Experts Available to Speak on Avian Flu

    Experts from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine are available to speak with the media about the avian influenza virus. A federal report released on May 11 determined agency challenges in preventing the virus in both poultry and humans. Change-Won (Charles) Lee, an Ohio Agricultural Research and Development ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Rising number of farm animals poses environmental and public health risks

    The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health, and global development. Both production and consumption of animal ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Salmonella Outbreak has Illinois Residents on Edge

    This weekend it was reported that 13 people across Illinois have been confirmed to have contracted salmonellosis.  The infected people reside in Kane, DuPage and Cook counties and one from Minnesota.  Nine of the thirteen cases ate at a specific restaurant in St. Charles.   Salmonellosis is an infection caused by bacteria known as Salmonella. According to the CDC, every ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

    Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them. But the H5N2 strain is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • Carbon Footprint and Assessment Tool Developed for Poultry Producers

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers developed a carbon footprint and assessment tool for poultry producers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the ...

  • Jellyfish infestations caused by human activities

    A huge rise in jellyfish populations around the world appears to be caused by human activities, according to recent research. Early action is essential to prevent marine ecosystems from changing to unhealthy states that favour destructive jellyfish blooms. Although large numbers of jellyfish can occur in healthy marine ecosystems, destructive jellyfish blooms are being observed more frequently in ...

  • Hurricane Irene Flooding Likely to Spawn Increased Mosquito Populations in Affected States

    As residents up and down the Eastern seaboard continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, a sinister pest lurks in the floodwaters. The flooding that resulted from Irene’s torrential rains has provided the perfect breeding ground for ...

  • Technology Revolutionizing Chilean Aquaculture on View at Watec

    Atlantium Technologies Ltd., global leader in UV water disinfection solutions, today announced that attendees at Watec in Tel Aviv will be able to view the RZ300 – the disinfection system that uses light to protect against IPN – at booth #24, Hall 1. Atlantium, following the Watec ‘11 theme of innovation, will demonstrate how its unique UV technology ...


    By Atlantium Ltd.

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sizing up livestock farming’s carbon footprint

    A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly.   GLEAM-i, the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Modelinteractive, provides answers to a ...

  • The gene for sexual maturation in salmon is found

    The discovery of the gene that controls sexual maturation in female and male salmon provides new effective methods of controlling sexual maturation in farmed salmon. The new knowledge will also be of great importance in the management of wild salmon stocks. Maturation in salmon reduces growth, fillet quality and activity of the immune system. This leads to poor fish welfare and downgrading of ...


    By AQUAGENICS INCORPORATED

  • Research Investigates Cyanosis in Male Broiler Chickens

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded  research project at Mississippi State University in Pearl, Miss., investigating the cause of cyanosis in male  breeder broilers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing  all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Receives Florida State Registration for Dry Formulation of Grandevo™ Bioinsecticide

      DAVIS, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced today that a new dry formulation of Grandevo™ has been registered by the Florida Department of ...

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