The African swine fever outbreak devastating China’s swine herd and spreading around Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe will greatly change the global protein economy. The U.S. poultry industry looks to benefit from this bad situation, but it is unclear how long the gain will last.
The New York Academy of Sciences will partner with the burgeoning One Health Certified labeling program. This is a significant step for the program aiming at creating an animal production standard that has meaning and value.
The outbreak of this serotype of the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella is spawning product recalls and forcing the industry to reassess its practices. So far, the outbreak is not contained but the industry group the National Turkey Federation feels progress is being made.
The key aspect of protecting birds from the heat is maximizing their hours of comfort while minimizing their hours of stress. This requires close attention to detail for the grower. Often, these actions and management techniques are not the easiest.