News and analysis for the global poultry industry.


Pilgrims Pride

Farmers warn of chicken shortage in Spain

Under pressure from continual rises in production costs, Spanish poultry farmers are considering closing their businesses or reducing output.

Despite a sharp rise in retail chicken prices, Spanish poultry farmers are struggling to overcome a large increase in production costs.

Read more

Europe’s HPAI outbreak count passes last year’s total

Heavy losses from HPAI in northern Scotland threaten the future of some seabird populations.

In France, the threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been downgraded. In contrast, new outbreaks in poultry have been reported in Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Hungary, the German state of Lower Saxony, and the Ryazan region of Russia.

Read more

Europe pushes for acceptance of HPAI vaccination

With widespread outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry across the continent since the start of winter, European Union agriculture ministers want to explore the future use of vaccines in disease control.

Agriculture ministers of the European Union agreed on a strategic approach to the prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza through the development of vaccination.

Read more

High feed costs, AI add turbulence to EU poultry sector

Rabobank’s Nan-Dirk Mulder shared his perspective on the challenges facing poultry and egg producers at the Poultry Marketing Round Table

At the Poultry Marketing Round Table Europe Edition producers learnt about current difficulties in the European market but also that there remains a positive longer-term outlook.

Read more