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Australian protesters push for cage-free production

Despite pressure from consumers, a Member of Parliament says conventionally produced eggs are still needed within the Australian market
Recently, the New South Wales (NSW) Labor Party decided not to move forward with a 10-year phase-out of conventional cage housing for egg-laying hens.
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Staff key to good poultry welfare at slaughter

European Food Safety Authority publishes recommendations on poultry welfare around slaughter
Whether arising from inadequate training or skills, personnel failings may lie at the root of the most issues relating to poultry welfare at slaughter, according to a new European report. This applies whether the birds are slaughtered as part of the food chain, or for disease control.
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Optimizing immunity: Strategies to build a stronger bird

Producing robust broiler chicks has become more challenging with the surge in ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced-use’ production. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to optimize immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
Producing robust broiler chicks has become more challenging with the surge in ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced-use’ production. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to optimize immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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Canada’s Cami International Poultry has license suspended

Facility in Welland, Ontario, allegedly failed to comply with humane treatment rule
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license of Cami International Poultry Limited, a poultry slaughter establishment located in Welland, Ontario.
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Litter management strategies to enhance poultry housing

Improving litter management processes and avoiding common pitfalls to enhance poultry housing conditions for optimal poultry performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
Improving litter management processes and avoiding common pitfalls to enhance poultry housing conditions for optimal poultry performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
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Preharvest Salmonella Control: Raising the standard for safe poultry

Processing can’t do it all. Food-safety experts say a comprehensive, integrated Salmonella-control program needs to begin in live production. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
Processing can’t do it all. Food-safety experts say a comprehensive, integrated Salmonella-control program needs to begin in live production. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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