syria

UF Shares Poultry Health Research with Commercial Farmers in Syria

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Research

The conflict in Syria has caused more than $16 billion in crop and livestock losses and destroyed farming assets, according to a 2017 report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Since 2011, household livestock ownership in the war-torn nation has plummeted, down by 47 percent for poultry, the report states. Against that backdrop, in an area deemed not …

avian flu

Agri View: Avian Flu Detection

Dan Agri View, Poultry

Everett Griner talks about avian flu detected on the southeast coast in today’s Agri View. He discusses how it arrived and what is being done about it. Avian Flu Detection In the world of poultry production, avian flu is the two most dreaded words a poultry farmer can hear. Avian flu is transported to commercial flocks by migratory birds. And, …

avian influenza

Alabama State Vet on Fighting Avian Influenza

Dan Alabama, Poultry

While it’s been a winter that doesn’t seem to want to end, temperatures are starting to warm up. But those in the poultry industry continue to think about Avian Influenza. Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, urges industry folks to continue concentrating on biosecurity. Alabama State Vet on Fighting Avian Influenza

organic livestock

GAO Gives USDA Approval to Ditch Organic Livestock Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic, Poultry

The Government Accountability Office says the Department of Agriculture complied with rulemaking procedures during its withdrawal of The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. The office reviewed the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s process to withdraw the rule after many groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, filed lawsuits claiming USDA did not follow proper rulemaking procedures. The …

trade war

Cargill Installs Controlled Atmosphere “Stunning” System in Canada Operation

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Cargill announced that it’s installing a $22 million Controlled Atmospheric Stunning system at its poultry facility in London, Ontario. Cargill credits the investment to increasing customer and consumer demand for better animal welfare standards in food production. There are also electric stunning systems available to processing plants. Both electric and atmospheric systems are acceptable, approved, and proven as more humane …