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Iowa lifts all avian flu quarantines on commercial farms

State reveals that the only farms still under avian influenza-related quarantines are in backyard flocks
All avian influenza-related quarantines affecting commercial egg and turkey farms have been lifted, the state’s agriculture department announced on November 6.
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Tyson Foods considers building new Arkansas hatchery

Company submits plans for project with the City of Springdale
Tyson Foods is considering building a new hatchery in Springdale, Arkansas, which if approved, would serve a large portion of the company’s poultry operations in northwest Arkansas.
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Starving chicks make greedy birds

A tough chickhood can influence adult behavior
Where their next meal is coming from is rarely a concern for broilers or layers on most modern poultry farms. From day-old chick to the end of the production cycle, feed is rarely in short supply.
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Kuwait lifts ban on poultry from India

Kuwait officials determine that India is now free of H5N8 avian influenza
After reaching the conclusion that India is free of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza, government officials in Kuwait have lifted the country’s ban on Indian poultry, India’s Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) announced.
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Allen Harim drops plans for new poultry plant

Company will instead seek to lease facility it owns in Millsboro, Delaware
Allen Harim Foods has decided not to proceed with plans to build a poultry processing facility at a former Vlasic pickle plant in Millsboro, Delaware. The company will instead seek to lease the facility.
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New chicken line specially bred for Indian village flocks

A more productive and disease-resistant breed of chicken has been developed at the veterinary university in Jabalpur in India.
Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University in Jabalpur district has developed the new breed of chicken called Narmada Nidhi, Professor O.P. Shrivastava told the Press Service of India.
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Pilgrim’s on high alert for avian influenza’s return

CEO Bill Lovette describes steps the company is taking to be prepared for a potential new outbreak of virus
Pilgrim’s CEO Bill Lovette assured shareholders that the company is on high alert for the possible return of avian influenza in the United States and is prepared to deal with a new outbreak if it strikes in or near one of the company’s operations.
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Making pig, poultry feed more efficient, sustainable

Adapting feed, management, breeds focus of multi-stakeholder research project

More efficient and environmentally friendly ways of feeding pigs, poultry and rabbits are the focus of a new European research project that will not only make livestock production more sustainable, but will help to reduce Europe’s import of feedstuffs. 


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#tbt: Dispelling the myth about hormone use in poultry

Experts reiterate the fact that no hormones are used in poultry production
In 2012, USPOULTRY released a video, “Poultry & the Hormone Myth,” to explain the scientific, economic and legal reasons hormones are not needed or used by the U.S. poultry industry.
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