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Broilers & Layers

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing broiler and laying hen production, nutritional and health information, housing systems and technology and bird welfare practices to help poultry producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.

ARTICLES

Cobb MV male introduced in Indonesia

Cobb-Vantress held a series of seminars to introduce the new Cobb MV male to Indonesia, one of Asia's key markets, with a current estimated placement of over 25 million parent stock per year.
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Court issues 3-month stay on ammonia reporting mandate

US Court of Appeals’ stay gives producers additional time before requiring reports for emitting low-level concentrations of ammonia from poultry houses, layer farms
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit has issued a three month stay, until November 14, before producers will need to start filing reports for emitting low level concentrations of ammonia from poultry houses and layer farms.
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Perdue Farms CEO: Consumers have most powerful voice

Randy Day tells business leaders of Perdue’s push to get ahead of consumers’ concerns about food
Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms, told a group of business leaders in Salisbury, Maryland, of the importance of staying on top of consumer concerns.
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England advances animal welfare efforts

Proposed measures call for closed circuit television monitoring in slaughterhouses, updated code of practice for broiler welfare
Further strengthening animal welfare standards in England is the aim of two new measures proposed by the government covering closed circuit television (CCTV) monitoring in slaughterhouses, and an updated code of practice for the welfare of broilers and broiler breeders.
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China investigating Brazil poultry dumping claims

ABPA leader says claims are untrue and that Brazil is simply ‘very competitive’
China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian chicken after receiving a complaint that the Brazil has been selling its chicken at a price below market value.
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Guidebook aims to reduce antibiotic use in China broilers

Cargill collaborates with China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control, China Agriculture Press
Cargill’s Animal Protein business is working closely with the China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control (IVDC) and China Agriculture Press on a Veterinary Drugs Guidebook intended to reduce the use of antibiotics in China’s broiler industry.
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Fipronil scandal causes waves outside the Netherlands

Authorities say Fipronil was being used on the country’s poultry farms as long ago as November 2016
Food safety officials in the Netherlands were tipped off that the banned pesticide, fipronil, was being used on the country’s poultry farms as long ago as November last year, and the company involved was also named.
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