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ESPN2011, Not Sports but Poultry!

18th European Symposium On Poultry Nutrition This week wraps up the 18th European Symposium On Poultry Nutrition in Çeşme - İzmir - Turkey. The scientific symposium covers everything from animal nutrition needs to poultry immunology and regulations.
"To define practical nutritional solutions for optimal chick production, links between nutrition, reproduction, maternal nutrient transfer, and how they all change with hen age need to be better understood,", Robert Renema, Poultry Research Centre of the University of Alberta, Keynote Speaker
Information on the symposium is at ESPN2011.org, and contains details on the scientific posters sessions and the list of invited speakers.

British Free Range Operators Bound Up

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A British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) survey indicates that nearly 12% of the the UK's commercial free range flock could disappear if producers continue to lose money. Many operations are experiences increasing costs and reduced revenues.
Some producers say they have no option but to carry on in the hope the market improves because they are trapped by bank loans. "I invested in a new efficient multi-tier system just before the market crash. There is no choice but to continue at a loss as the bank are demanding repayments on the investment loan and we have to go down fighting if need be," said a producer.
Many BFREPA members say they will reduce numbers or end production completely unless the market conditions improve.

Who Is The Largest Per Capita Poultry Consumer?

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Top global poultry issues include feed supplies, regulation/policy, public misconceptions, and market predictability. Jim Sumner, President, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, provides a detailed update on the international poultry industry and what to expect in the next few years. From the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

PoultryCast update for May 5, 2011, Are Ohio's Salmonella Enteritidis Testing Protocols Right For All Of U.S.?

As presentations from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting come online, watch for a special group of speakers discussing Salmonella enteritidis as a key emerging disease in the livestock industry. 

Howard Magwire - Industry Perspectives on the New FDA Final Egg Safety Rule


Industry Perspectives on the New FDA Final Egg Safety Rule: Lessons learned in the 2010 egg recalls and tracebacks - Howard Magwire, Vice President, Government Relations for the United Egg Producers and the United Egg Association, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Cindy Cunningham - Overview of Cross-Species Communications Working Group


Overview of Cross-Species Communications Working Group - Cindy Cunningham, Assistant VP of Communications, National Pork Board, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Dr. Tony Forshey - The State’s Perspectives: Implementing the new FDA Final Egg Safety Rule


The State’s Perspectives: Transitioning producers from the Voluntary State Egg Quality Assurance Program to the implementation of the new FDA Final Egg Safety Rule - Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Dr. Hailu Kinde - Laboratory Perspectives: Compliance With FDA Final Egg Safety Rule


Laboratory Perspectives: Laboratory support for the egg industry in meeting its needs in the compliance of the new FDA Final Egg Safety Rule - Dr. Hailu Kinde, Professor and Branch Chief, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, San Bernardino Branch, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

How Does Heat Impact Poultry Diets With DDG's?

Heat Impact Poultry Diets With DDG

Purdue Graduate Research Assistant Mike Banks shares his research on how heat affects dried distillers' grains (DDGs) in poultry diets.

Mycotoxin Binder Research - Do They Work For You?

Jessica Nixon, Poultry Science graduate student at North Carolina State University, shares her research on effectiveness of the mycotoxin binding solutions currently on the market.  While some producers have better luck with some products than others, Jessica's research shows a definate feed efficiency response.

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