News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Poultry Around the World

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

Initiative against disease could help poultry industry’s profits, save lives

At the end of May, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the FAO and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology to study species-swapping diseases that can move back and forth between wild animals and domestic livestock and, in some cases, jump to humans. A key goal of the partnership is to determine which agroecological landscapes represent the greatest risk for disease transmission among humans, livestock and animal populations.  
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Poultry company's laboratory expansion a success story

It was nice to be involved in a celebration on Friday, and to attend the opening of Aviagen’s extension to its veterinary laboratory facility in Edinburgh, UK. Graeme Dear, Aviagen general manager, welcomed the assembled guests to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which saw guests from the Scottish Executive, the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, and the design and build teams.  
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Good housekeeping and the feed industry at Victam

At the IFF Feed Processing Conference, held as part of Victam 2011, Richard Oldman of Anitox, looked at a topic that is important to each and every one of us and that, in a time of rising input costs, is particularly relevant to the feed industry. Looking particularly at energy demands in the pelleting of feed, he noted that saving energy was essential.
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