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.

Hooray for World Animal Vaccination Day!

New animal health initiative to raise awareness of vaccination importance in livestock and pets
World Animal Vaccination Day – April 20th – has come and gone without too much of the scratching, biting, bleating or pecking that usually takes place when there’s a syringe or a vet present.
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UK fake farms

No chickens at supermarket ghost farm

Branding exercise with fake farm names does little to instill consumer confidence in origin of food
Branding produce with fictional farm names has backfired somewhat for a U.K. supermarket keen to respond to consumer concerns over the origin of food.
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Downside Abbey’s ancient chicken recipe

Historic family recipe book reveals long-standing globalized taste for chicken
A chicken curry recipe dating back to 1793 has come to light at Downside Abbey, showing that tastes were becoming globalized as long ago as the 18th century.
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Campylobacter breakthrough in sight

Studying broiler movements reveals infection, allows early intervention
Monitoring the behavior of live broilers with cameras that analyze the optical flow patterns made by flock movements would appear to offer a new way of identifying and better understanding Camplyobacter infection.
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Cheap poultry vaccines from surprising source

A new manufacturing process could offer higher-quality vaccines to world’s broiler and egg producers.
The most successful human vaccines that give long-lasting immunity are often glycoconjugates. Researchers have recently developed new glycoengineering technology that facilitates the coupling of protein/sugar combinations and could lead to a new generation of inexpensive vaccines for use in poultry.
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Listening to, understanding poultry flocks

New research may allow poultry farmers to better understand what their flocks are trying to say when faced with stress.
Work being done at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has started to identify unique sounds that communicate broiler well-being. The initiative may not turn the average poultry farmer into a modern-day Dr. Dolittle, but it could, at least, allow a better understanding of what chicken vocalization may indicate and allow bird care to be adjusted accordingly.
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Poultry news

Free poultry processing download from Canadian university

Peer reviewed, available for free and bringing together 30 years of experiences, free downloadable book to help those in the poultry processing industry
The Science of Poultry and Meat Processing, free to download, covers various areas related to the meat processing industry, and includes topics such as automation, primary and further processing, protein gelation, use of non-meat ingredients, product evaluation, microbiology, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and byproducts.
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