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USA | 29 January 2016
Georgia poultry owners urged to move flocks inside

Owners of backyard and pastured poultry are urged by the state veterinarian to move their flocks inside.

The recommendatio...


United Kingdom | 29 January 2016
Sedgeford council says no to poultry scheme

Community leaders have been urged to follow the examples of neighbouring villages and oppose a controversial poultry farm pro...


United Kingdom | 29 January 2016
Bird flu cull to hit 40,000 chickens as 1-kilometre exclusion zone is put in place around Scottish farm

A strain of avian influenza has been found in Fife, with officials urging poultry farmers in Scotland to be vigilant about si...


USA | 29 January 2016
Indiana orders 156,000 chickens destroyed amid bird flu outbreak

Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 aff...


USA | 29 January 2016
Free range chickens have more parasites than battery hens, study reveals

Many people prefer free range chicken - not only do they think it tastes better and is healthier, but there has been a lot of...


United Kingdom | 29 January 2016
Greggs to trial new gluten free range for its bakeries

Gregg's bakery is planning to trial a new range of gluten-free products in their stores.

At the moment, coeliac sufferers ...


USA | 29 January 2016
U.S. on high alert for bird flu after Indiana poultry outbreak

In the two weeks since bird flu reappeared in Indiana, U.S. veterinarians have swabbed the mouths of chickens and turkeys acr...


Australia | 11 January 2016
Farmers hose down concerns about unrefrigerated eggs in supermarkets

Egg producers say fears over whether eggs are refrigerated or not in supermarkets are unwarranted.

Recent media reports ha...


Iraq | 11 January 2016
Iraq bans poultry imports from 24 countries over avian flu threat

Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including China and Sout...


United Kingdom | 11 January 2016
Suspected case of bird flu at Fife poultry farm prompts mass cull

All birds from a poultry farm in Dunfermline are to be culled after a suspected case of bird flu was identified.

A control...


USA | 5 January 2016
Iowa poultry producers prep for new wave of avian flu

Iowa isn’t requiring new bio security standards at its poultry facilities in the wake of last spring’s catastrophic outbreak ...


United Kingdom | 5 January 2016
Chickens stolen from village farm

Police said thieves broke into a farm in Cuttinglye Lane, Crawley Down, between 9am and 2pm on Sunday December 27.

Two eig...


Saudi Arabia | 5 January 2016
Saudi Arabia bans eggs, chicks from two regions in France

Saudi Arabia's agriculture ministry has imposed a temporary ban on incubating eggs and chicks from the Landes and Dordogne re...


USA | 5 January 2016
Subway eggs: cage-free by 2025

Subway restaurant chain intends to transition into serving cage-free eggs in all of its estimated 30,000 restaurant locations...


USA | 5 January 2016
Wendy’s to use only cage-free eggs

Wendy’s today joined several other major users of eggs in announcing plans to move toward use of cage-free eggs. Specifically...


South Africa | 5 January 2016
US baffled at Pretoria's 'chronic failure' to remove poultry barriers

US officials say they are both frustrated and perplexed by what they see as Pretoria’s chronic failure to meet mutually agree...


USA | 5 January 2016
Punachicks Farm fills void in poultry market

“People are hungry for local food,” Emily Taaroa said on a bright Saturday morning as she walked between homemade chicken pen...


United Kingdom | 4 January 2016
The year in eggs: Everyone's going cage-free, except supermarkets

Animal welfare advocates got major traction this year pushing for cage-free eggs.

In September, McDonald’s pledged it woul...


USA | 4 January 2016
Why the egg industry is scrambling to set hens free

Americans eat about 265 eggs per person per year, according to the American Egg Board, and roughly nine in 10 are laid by hen...


France | 4 January 2016
Lithuania suspends some French poultry imports due to bird flu

Lithuania has suspended some imports of poultry from France due to an outbreak of bird flu in that country, informs LETA/BNS....


USA | 4 January 2016
New electricity group to save 200 poultry growers $1M

A new electricity buying group is set to save 200 area poultry growers more than $1 million combined in the next three years....


India | 4 January 2016
Advisory for poultry farmers

With foggy weather likely to increase the feed intake in layer poultry, farmers were asked to keep the energy content at a hi...


Saudi Arabia | 4 January 2016
Saudi bans eggs, chicks from 2 French regions

Saudi Arabia's Agriculture Ministry has imposed a temporary ban on incubating eggs and chicks from the Landes and Dordogne re...


USA | 4 January 2016
Iowa lifts ban on poultry exhibitions

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship recently announced that a statewide ban on live bird exhibitions has ...


USA | 7 December 2015
Eating eggs every day is not bad for your heart

Prevailing recommendations call for restricting intake of dietary cholesterol and eggs for those at risk of heart disease or ...


Japan | 7 December 2015
Local poultry execs warm up to Japan

A Japanese diplomat and executives from Delmarva’s poultry producing companies met Friday, talking up the region’s chances to...


France | 7 December 2015
Eight countries suspend French poultry imports after birdflu outbreak

Eight countries, including Japan and Morocco, have suspended imports of French poultry after the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus w...


USA | 7 December 2015
Cage-free eggs gaining acceptance

With more consumers and corporations such as McDonald's demanding eggs from birds raised under more spacious conditions, Remb...


USA | 4 December 2015
Michael Foods joining movement to all cage-free eggs

Twin Cities-based Michael Foods is the latest to join the shift toward cage-free eggs.

The company is among the biggest in...


USA | 4 December 2015
Deadly bird flu is hiding

A mysterious avian influenza virus that killed more than 42 million chickens and 7.5 million turkeys this past spring in the ...



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