News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Poultry Around the World

Mark Clements' view of the world poultry industry with a British twist.

Good news on the avian influenza outlook

As 2012 drew to a close, there was both good news and bad news concerning avian influenza. In mid-December 2012, the World Health Organization reported that there had been 610 laboratory confirmed cases of avian influenza H5N1 in humans since 2003, resulting in 360 deaths.
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All the fun of the (Poultry, etc.) fair at EuroTier

At the moment of writing, I am at German trade event EuroTier, and of course the event is about a lot more than poultry, and far from simply about Germany! Events such as EuroTier are always great learning experiences, and offer a rare opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues from around the world.
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World Egg Day fast approaching

With World Egg Day due to take place on October 12, any organizers of events should have preparations well underway, but just in case, I thought that it might be worthwhile to offer a few pointers for last-minute ideas. A first point of call could be for ideas and egg facts.
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Is egg consumption like smoking, or are eggs healthier than ever?

For something so small, so simple and, excuse me for saying so, unoriginal — it has been around for years and is used by more than chickens to bring young into the world — the egg tends to be the focus of an awful lot of research and to generate an awful lot of column inches. Some of the latest findings to make the headlines have reported a study that seems to equate over-consumption of egg yolks with smoking in terms of the effects on one's health.
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Duck eggs, regulation and a little fun

In many countries, governments are looking at loosening the regulations that govern business as a way of kick-starting the economy. It is argued that rules and regulations are stifling business, and with more freedom to operate, commercial enterprises will pull us out of our seemingly never-ending stagnation.
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