Category Archive: Global TOPICS, Media Watch, PHT GLOBAL
Jul 25, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Focus on these 4 areas to ensure broiler chick successFaultless management in the first few days of a chick’s life is critical to ensuring birds remain healthy and productive for the rest of the crop.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Adapt feeding programs to reduce summer heat stressAdjusting broiler feeding programs in the summer months can help avoid the health and growth challenges associated with heat stress.
Jul 20, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Global measures to tackling avian influenzaEfficient biosecurity systems are essential to protecting poultry from the risk of avian influenza. However, some countries are better at enforcing biosecurity than others, reports Poultry Digital.
Jul 20, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Natural disease resistance could be bred into chickens, scientists saySelecting birds that are naturally more resistant to disease could help the poultry industry reduce antibiotics use in the future, say researchers.
May 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gene technology has potential to multiply vaccine benefitsScientists in the UK have discovered a way to modify a Marek’s disease vaccination so that it could be potentially be used to protect against a number of significant poultry diseases.
Mar 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on No simple answer to laying hen sustainability, scientists sayEnriched cages are the most sustainable layer housing systems in terms of profit, environmental and welfare criteria, experts say.
Mar 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 6 steps to increasing broiler feed intakeMaking small management changes on poultry farms and tracking their effects can help increase feed intake and maximize profitability, according to a leading nutritionist.
Mar 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Import restrictions enforced after avian flu outbreaks in AfricaLive chicken imports have been restricted in Zambia has part of the government’s efforts to limit the resurgence of a highly pathogenic form of avian influenza (HPAI).
Mar 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeast protein could help tackle China’s Avian ‘Flu problem’A protein found in yeast could help scientists in China tackle avian influenza in poultry flocks.
Mar 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Mobile technology helps Thai producers tackle poultry diseaseA mobile phone app is promoting better poultry disease control in Thailand by helping producers identify, report and respond to outbreaks more easily.
Jan 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Site-specific biosecurity key to disease protectionEgg producers are being urged to not adopt a “one size fits all” approach to biosecurity in a bid to keep avian influenza (AI) away from their flocks this winter.
Jan 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on South African producers ‘unprepared’ for bird flu, expert saysSouth Africa’s poultry farmers are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures after being “caught out” by an outbreak of avian influenza, according one of the country’s top vets.
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Farmers told to ‘stick to guidelines’ for antibiotics as experts question conventional usageUK farmers and veterinarians have been told to continue to follow prescription guidelines for treating animals with antibiotics after a group of health experts suggested current guidance needed to be...
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Five-year plan launched to limit Hong Kong’s poultry antibiotic useHong Kong has launched a five-year action plan to reduce the amount of antibiotics used by farmers and limit the threat of antimicrobial resistance in the city.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Mobile app to help Egyptian poultry farmers control diseaseEgyptian poultry producers are set to benefit from a high-tech tool designed to help them identify early signs of avian influenza and other poultry diseases.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on China launches national plan to tackle antimicrobial resistanceChina’s government has launched a national plan to reduce antimicrobial use in poultry and livestock production in an effort to limit drug resistance.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Organic poultry consumers should understand disease-control challengesGrowing demand for eggs and poultry produced from outdoor flocks requires greater consumer understanding about the challenges farmers face in protecting birds from avian influenza.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Can sensors offer real-time disease detection?Scientists are developing affordable sensors that could eventually be used to detect diseases in poultry sheds and alert producers to outbreaks in real time.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on AI vaccination needed in China to prevent global pandemic, scientists sayVaccination against avian influenza must become a standard procedure in China to avoid the risk of the the disease mutating and becoming a global pandemic, scientists have warned.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers develop potential vaccine against Newcastle diseaseScientists have developed a vaccination that could help farmers eradicate Newcastle disease from their flocks.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Broiler research reveals campylobacter treatment challengeThe immune response of broilers does not develop fast enough to enable birds to fight off campylobacter present in the gut, scientists say.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on In ovo feeding predicted to drive genetic potential of birds in futureFeeding chicks in ovo and imprinting behavior through diet in the first days of life will help producers get the most from broilers’ genetic potential in future, says a leading poultry
Jul 07, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Change diets to reduce dust and ammonia in cage-free systemsReducing protein, adding fiber and feeding supplements to poultry can help producers control ammonia levels inside cage-free housing.
Jun 27, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on China urged to take tougher measures against avian fluProducers in China need to make greater efforts to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 influenza virus, according to an animal health expert.
Jun 27, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Judicious antibiotic use key to animal and food healthEncouraging responsible of antibiotics rather than banning them entirely is vital to maintaining animal health and producing healthy food supplies, say agricultural and veterinary leaders.
Jun 16, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Vigilance key for limiting avian flu riskEuropean officials are urging poultry producers to review of the signs and symptoms of avian flu and biosecurity measures for containing it.
Jun 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Farm transparency key to improving views on intensive poultry productionOpening poultry farms to the public could help improve shoppers’ opinions about intensive poultry production, according to scientists in Germany.
May 31, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers develop potential vaccine against Newcastle diseaseScientists have developed a vaccination that could help farmers eradicate Newcastle disease from their flocks.
May 31, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Farm transparency key to improving views on intensive poultry productionOpening poultry farms to the public could help improve shoppers’ opinions about intensive poultry production, according to scientists in Germany.
Apr 26, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Experts warn of red mite risk thanks to avian fluForced housing of poultry due to avian influenza is likely to lead to a higher risk of red mite infestation in flocks this spring, vets have warned.
Apr 25, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Broiler immunity develops too little, too late to fight campylobacterIn the first-ever study of functional immunity to campylobacter in chickens, research by the University of Liverpool found that antibodies play a key role in clearing the bacteria from the gut,...
Apr 25, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Farm uses lasers to guard hens from avian influenzaOrchard Eggs, based in West Sussex, is using Dutch laser technology to scare off wild migratory birds and prevent them from mixing with the farm’s outdoor flock and protect them from avian flu.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Viruses, production trends set to shape future of poultry healthThe future of global poultry health could be shaped as much production trends as viruses such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, experts say.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity key to combating US avian flu threatFarm biosecurity remains US poultry producers’ key defense in making sure they are protected from the potentially devastating effects of avian influenza, say officials.
Mar 31, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry sector must adapt to “antibiotic-free” demandsUS poultry producers must start to prepare for producing birds without the use of antibiotics, according to a leading poultry scientist.
Feb 16, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Could GM technology produce the next generation of poultry vaccines?Genetic engineering could unlock a new generation of vaccines that have the potential to tackle major poultry diseases more quickly and effectively, scientists say.
Feb 15, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity ‘most important tool’ to limit avian flu riskImproving poultry farm hygiene and biosecurity is critical to limiting the threat of avian influenza to the poultry sector, a leading influenza researcher has warned.
Feb 14, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Temperature and humidity key to healthy climate controlUnderstanding temperature and humidity is key to ensuring climate control systems are as effective as they can be in helping to produce healthy birds.
Feb 07, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on New antibiotic regulations drive feed changesThe majority of US poultry producers have made changes to their feed in response to regulations preventing the use of shared-use antibiotics.
Jan 24, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Producer response to loss of antibiotics assessed in surveyIncreased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity are the two most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics imposed by...
Sep 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Survey correlates anticoccidial rotation with improved coccidiosis managementA six-country survey in North and South America demonstrates that rotation of in-feed anticoccidials correlates with more effective coccidiosis management in broilers.
Jul 29, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Skunks, rabbits can indirectly transmit AI viruses, government research indicatesStriped skunks and cottontail rabbits can indirectly transmit low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) to mallard ducks, government research indicates.
Apr 28, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on EU could face further restrictions on antibiotic use in farm animalsFurther restrictions on the use of antibiotics in farm animals may be underway for the EU, a development that could be especially problematic for poultry producers.
Apr 26, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic-resistant genes found in environment but not in foodEnvironmental pathways might pose a greater risk than the food supply for the transfer of antibiotic-resistant infections to humans, suggests a recent study by US and Canadian researchers.
Mar 19, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Surprise bacterium linked to lameness in broilersStaphylococcus agnetis, a bacterium not previously known to affect chickens is now thought to be the cause of lameness in broilers, according to University of Arkansas researchers.
Mar 04, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotics in poultry requires ethical dialogueThe editor of WATT PoultryUSA shares his thoughts on the US poultry industry. Gary Thornton discusses legislation, trends, food safety issues and more relating to the poultry and meat industries in...
Jan 12, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Newsletter identifies top 5 topics in food and agricultureGMOs, organic foods, food safety, farm stewardship and antibiotics were the “most highly discussed” food and agriculture topics by the US media and top influencers in the second half of 2015,...
Dec 29, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Cost of necrotic enteritis grossly underestimatedThe true cost of necrotic enteritis (NE) for the world’s poultry industry could be an astounding $US6 billion annually — three times a previous and widely used estimate, according to a...
Dec 15, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Tyson Foods balancing antibiotic use, animal stewardshipTyson Foods aims to remove all human-used antibiotics from poultry production but will make exceptions for sick poultry when no other treatment would be effective.
Dec 15, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on How sweet it is: Maple syrup aids antibiotic performanceRecent research shows that bacteria become more susceptible to antibiotics when the antibiotics are combined with a phenolic-rich maple syrup extract.
Oct 13, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Tips for feeding poultry raised without antibioticsGrowers replacing antibiotics in poultry diets face a steep learning curve filled with variables relating to bird health, disease pressure, feed inputs and housing, according to WattAgNet.
Sep 17, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Will antibiotic-free trend make US broiler producers less competitive?The cascade of food service outlet pledges to purchase only chicken from flocks that have been raised without antibiotics is causing a major shift in how broilers are raised in the US, according to a...
Aug 10, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Temperature, relative humidity, bird size affect broiler-house ventilationOptimal air quality in tunnel-ventilated broiler houses is a function of temperature, relative humidity, bird heat production and air velocity, according to new research conducted at the University...
Aug 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Producing Grade A chicken starts in the broiler houseIn order to produce Grade A chicken at the processing plant, poultry producers must place healthy chicks and maintain bird quality throughout the life cycle.
Aug 03, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on New app improves cold-weather ventilation for poultryA new app — appropriately named CHKMINVENT — is designed to give poultry producers an easy-to-use means to calculate minimum ventilation rates in their houses during cold weather conditions.
Jul 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Isolates implicate humans in rapid spread of HPAIA recent analysis of the viral isolates from all outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in North America points to humans and farm equipment as the leading carriers of the disease from...
Jul 21, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Avian flu cases in US expected to decline with warmer temperaturesUSDA is predicting that avian influenza cases will drop off during the spring and summer months. Increased temperatures, decreased humidity and longer periods of ultraviolet light all play a role in...
Jul 18, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Sanderson CEO gives three reasons for sticking with antibioticsCount Joe Sanderson Jr., chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms, as being on the opposite side of the current movement to shift away from the use of antibiotics in poultry production, according to a...
Jul 13, 2015wpengineComments Off on Pathogens on farm and in processing relatedSalmonella and Campylobacter prevalence and loads on the farm are significantly associated with prevalence and loads of the same pathogens at processing.
Jul 13, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Avian influenza expected across entire US for fallThe US is preparing for the “worst-case scenario” of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza present in all US flyways during the fall of 2015, explained John Clifford, DVM, chief veterinary...
Jul 08, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on New tool helps identify Salmonella serotypesA new cost-effective diagnostic tool takes aim at identifying numerous serotypes of Salmonella — including the highly virulent Salmonella enterica — which is associated with human illness.
May 27, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Walmart, Sam’s Club announce new animal welfare, antibiotic positionsWalmart and Sam’s Club recently announced new positions on animal welfare and the responsible use of antibiotics in farm animals.
May 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Leading welfare, food-safety groups urge chicken Industry to reduce antibiotics responsiblyASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Center for Food Safety: "Eliminating the routine use of [antibiotics] without addressing the birds’ underlying health problems...
Apr 20, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on What’s left if we lose antibiotics?Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently.
Apr 06, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on USDA proposes new measures to reduce Salmonella, CampylobacterThe USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on January 21 proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken...
Apr 06, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Analysis of antimicrobial data confirms human-animal linkA new study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) shows that there are also important differences in the consumption of antimicrobials in animals and in humans between European countries.
Mar 18, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Potential link found between DDGS, necrotic enteritis in broilersUSPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., that found a potential link between feeding DDGS and necrotic enteritis...
... Administration of a Salmonella Enteritidis to newly hatched broilers reduces colonisation and shedding of a Salmonella Enteritidis challenge strain
Mar 18, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Administration of a Salmonella Enteritidis to newly hatched broilers reduces colonisation and shedding of a Salmonella Enteritidis challenge strainA new study in Belgium has revealed a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis which showed some promise to help reduce food-borne infections when given to chicks in the drinking water and was even more...
Mar 10, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Action on antibioticsIn a March 3 announcement, McDonald’s said that while it would only source chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine, “the farmers who supply chicken for its menu will...
Feb 26, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Isolation of Campylobacter from the circulating blood of broilersFrom a poultry processing viewpoint, Campylobacter presence in circulating blood of market-age broilers may increase the likelihood of cross-contamination between birds during slaughter.
Feb 16, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Farmer voice matters in building consumer trustFarmers will need to engage in conversations with consumers for the long term if they are to build trust in today’s food system.
Feb 13, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Reduce odor from manure with free online toolA team of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach specialists have developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor mitigation techniques that could be useful...
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Improving Rapid Detection Methods for Foodborne PathogensResearchers have developed a microfluidic device that exploits cell movement to separate live and dead bacteria during food processing.
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on IPSF: Feed Sustainability in Theory and PracticeUS - On the opening day of the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF) in Atlanta, 26 January, sustainability of the feed sector was among the topics addressed.
... Frequent Application of Litter Amendments in Broiler Houses During Grow-out on Bird Health, Production and Environment
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Frequent Application of Litter Amendments in Broiler Houses During Grow-out on Bird Health, Production and EnvironmentA series of experiments at the University of Delaware show that frequent application of sodium bisulphate improved broiler production performance and foot pad quality and reduced ammonia emissions...
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on US Poultry Industry Responds to New Food Safety ProposalThe industry body, the National Chicken Council and one poultry processor have welcomed the aims of the recently announced proposal to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry parts
Jan 14, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Sustainability ‘most highly discussed topic’ in poultry industrySustainability was the “most highly discussed topic” in the poultry industry during the second half of 2014, according to the current issue of Influence Feed, a newsletter published by Zoetis.
Jan 08, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on New vet oversight rules will affect more than half antimicrobials soldIn two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US.
Jan 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Consumer trust and poultry: Part 4How can the poultry industry demonstrate its social responsibility?
Dec 22, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on How does the industry respond to consumer concerns?How does the industry respond to consumer concerns?
Nov 17, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on What are the toughest food safety issues facing the poultry industry?What are the toughest food safety issues facing the poultry industry?
Nov 12, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Three agricultural research priorities to feed the planetCritical focus areas for future agriculture research are food security, ‘one health’ and stewardship.
Nov 06, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Facing poultry’s consumer trust challengeWhere does poultry stand with consumers on issues such as antibiotic usage, animal welfare and food safety? What must be done to strengthen trust in poultry and the companies that produce it? Five...
Nov 06, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry welfare – expectations and realityWelfare of poultry, especially laying hens, has become a major issue for commercial poultry producers in the last 15 to 20 years. What is happening to the commercial egg business is also setting the...
Nov 04, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic-free broiler production requires a paradigm shiftProducers, veterinarians and nutritionists agree that antibiotic-free broiler production in the U.S. will place greater emphasis on farm management and nutrition.
Oct 27, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Breakthrough in coccidiosis research at Royal Veterinary CollegeBiological researchers at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are a step closer to finding a new cost-effective vaccine for the intestinal disease, coccidiosis.
Oct 22, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Life without antibiotics in poultry productionU.S. poultry producers are using fewer and less antibiotics in broiler flocks as public concern over the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals intensifies.
Oct 20, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Feed management for layers in enriched coloniesEnriched colonies are gaining ground in countries outside the EU, where they have been enforced by law, but how to best feed hens in this new housing system remains a matter of discovery.
Oct 15, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Should consumers trust the U.S. poultry industry?Should consumers trust the U.S. poultry industry?
Oct 14, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotics in livestock and poultry productionAntibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in humans and animals are some of the most complex topics that reporters are asked to cover. Being mindful of key words and statistics can help reporters...
Oct 13, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Bone characteristics and femoral strength in commercial tom turkeysReducing the energy and protein levels in the diet of male turkeys to 60 per cent of NRC recommendations improved both the strength and quality of the leg bones in a Michigan State University...
Oct 10, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on FDA reports positive trends in antimicrobial resistanceThe annual NARMS Executive Report focuses on resistance to antibiotics that are considered important in human medicine as well as multidrug resistance (described as resistance to three or more...
Sep 30, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on New antibiotic initiatives spark more debate in WashingtonThe President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report Sept. 18 on combating antibiotic resistance, which accompanied the president's executive order to create a government...
... Layers 2013 Part 1: Reference of health and management practices on table-egg farms in the United States, 2013
Sep 29, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Layers 2013 Part 1: Reference of health and management practices on table-egg farms in the United States, 2013An overview of egg flock management in the US, based on a detailed survey of 328 farms with at least 3,000 birds across 19 states by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The...
Sep 26, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on USDA announces new inspection system for poultry productsThe US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last week announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat.
Sep 19, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Campylobacter research reveals potential for poultry vaccineResearchers at the USDA Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center have purified proteins from Campylobacter and tested them for their potential use as vaccines.
Sep 15, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry disease prevention checklistDr Casey Ritz of the University of Georgia presents a checklist for poultry farmers to assess the biosecurity risk on their farm.
Sep 12, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Five reasons for the poultry industry not to be transparentWhat are the top reasons the poultry industry isn’t transparent with the public? Todd Simmons, CEO and vice chair, Simmons Foods, named five in a speech at the Arkansas Nutrition Conference, but he...
Sep 09, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Researchers find potential link between feeding DDGS and necrotic enteritis in broilersHigh levels of DDGS (15%) were found in studies at Auburn University to amplify mild to moderate cases of necrotic enteritis into more severe cases.
Aug 13, 2014wpengineComments Off on Activist groups defeated in attempts to curb antibiotic useTwo activist efforts recently suffered defeats in attempts to curb antibiotic use in US animal agriculture
Jul 18, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Sustainability tops list of poultry topics during first half of 2014Sustainability was the most highly discussed topic in the US poultry industry during the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by Influence Feed.
Jun 09, 2014wpengineComments Off on ‘Organic’ labels for poultry, other foods challenged in recent news reportsCritics of the organic labels for poultry meat and other foods are speaking up, reports the latest edition of Influence Feed.
Jun 03, 2014wpengineComments Off on Intestinal health and necrotic enteritis in broilersManagement at the farm level (litter quality and composition, lighting programmes, stocking density, drinker management and dietary feed management) are important to control necrotic enteritis,...
May 27, 2014wpengineComments Off on Antibiotic resistance revisited in recent media reportsFollowing the April 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) report warning of a “post-antibiotic era,” Current Biology published the findings of a new study on May 19, reports Influence Feed.
May 17, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on New studies examine effects of lighting on chickensTwo recent studies show that broilers perform better under LED lighting than fluorescent lamps while layer behaviour is affected by light wavelength.
Apr 17, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Getting the best results from veterinary histopathology*by Susan Williams, DVM, PhD, ACPV Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Mar 31, 2014wpengineComments Off on ‘Socially responsible’ food production stirs debateThe past few weeks have showcased the exploration of "socially responsible" food production and its consumer appeal, occasionally with contradictory findings, according to the latest edition of...
Mar 13, 2014wpengineComments Off on ‘Influence Feed’ now featured on Poultry Health TodayPoultry Health Today is pleased to feature Influence Feed — a biweekly report rounding up the hot topics in food and agriculture, as determined by the most influential voices from across the...
Mar 11, 2014wpengineComments Off on Numbers, figures and the fine printBetween announcing the federal government’s first major updates to the Nutrition Facts panel in 20 years and the restriction of in-school advertising of foods that don’t meet healthy guidelines,...
Feb 25, 2014wpengineComments Off on Defining wholesomenessThe past two weeks have featured the convergence of special interest agendas and consumer food trends into a series of high-profile business developments. In particular, Chick-fil-A’s announcement...
Feb 11, 2014wpengineComments Off on Transparency or exaggeration?In the past weeks we’ve taken note of two prominent foodservice companies using agricultural practices for marketing positioning. McDonald’s and Chipotle instigated influencer conversation by...
Jan 28, 2014wpengineComments Off on Welcome to Influence FeedWelcome to the Food and Agriculture Influence Feed from Zoetis, a biweekly report rounding up the top topics in food and agriculture, as determined by the most influential voices from across the...
Jan 03, 2014wpengineComments Off on Research review: What’s new in poultry housing and equipment?With animal welfare and the environmental aspects of food animal farming gaining more attention from the public and high feed prices focusing efforts on getting the best performance from poultry,...
Jan 01, 2014wpengineComments Off on Lameness in broilers: OsteomyelitisBy Stephen Collett, BScAgric, BVSc, MMedVet, MRCVS, DACPV Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia