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Eggs pulled from Swiss stores over Newcastle concerns

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 30 November 2017 20:16. A holding of 6,000 laying hens has been affected by Newcastle disease, leading several hundred packages of table eggs that originated at the farm to be withdrawn from stores. According to reports submitted by the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office to the World Organisation for Animal […]

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Infographic: Key avian flu biosecurity considerations

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 30 November 2017 16:54. The International Egg Commission (IEC) Avian Influenza Expert Group has developed the Practical Biosecurity Check List that it is designed to help egg businesses develop and improve their overall levels of biosecurity. The IEC Avian Influenza Expert Group is made up of leading scientists, veterinarians […]

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Judge accepts Michael Foods settlement

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 29 November 2017 17:29. photo by Jason Morrison | FreeImages A federal judge has accepted Michael Foods’ $75 million settlement in a case where the egg company was named in a class-action lawsuit. Michael Foods, a subsidiary of Post Holdings, agreed to the settlement in December 2017, but the […]

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Rwandan government boosting poultry sector

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 29 November 2017 16:20. Gabriela Pernecka, Freeimages.com The Rwandan government plans to increase egg production by 143 percent by adding 4 million chickens to the country’s overall flock. While participating at a recent gathering of government officials and development partners, Rwanda Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources Gerardine Mukeshimana […]

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Managing CO2 and fresh air to optimize hatchability

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 28 November 2017 15:45. By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies: Last year I was invited to a layer hatchery that was reporting slightly lower hatchability than its sister hatcheries, despite using eggs from the same flocks with the same pre-setting treatment.  The hatchery was […]

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Daybreak Foods expanding Wisconsin operation

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 27 November 2017 16:14. Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo, Bigstock Daybreak Foods is expanding its operations in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, in a project that will not only add to its capacity, but will also accommodate a transition to cage-free egg production. Daybreak Foods spokesman Rick Roedl recently met with the […]

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Free-egg derogation extended in Europe

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 22 November 2017 17:36. The confinement period for free-range hens for veterinary reasons in the European Union has been extended from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. The so-called derogation period allows eggs from these birds to be marketed as “free-range,” even if the hens have been confined in the house […]

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USAPEEC donates $250,000 to aid victims of Mexico earthquakes

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 22 November 2017 04:33. The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) is making a sizable donation to the relief efforts for those affected by recent earthquakes in Mexico that displaced thousands of people. The contribution of $250,000 will help to rebuild dwellings in affected areas, including the largely […]

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Michael Foods profit, net sales up in fourth quarter

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 November 2017 17:56. Michael Foods – the egg, potato, cheese and pasta unit of Post Holdings — achieved increases in net sales and profits for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. The company recorded net sales of $537.2 million, an increase of $14.6 million when compared to […]

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Mexico’s ‘Mr. Egg’ expands with new SmartPro hatchery from Pas Reform

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 November 2017 17:21. Productora de Huevo Santa Rita S de PR de RL has built a new state-of-the-art SmartPro Bovans breeder hatchery, to support the further expansion of its successful ‘Mr. Egg’ table egg brand. Located in Tehuacán, in the state of Puebla in central-eastern Mexico, Santa Rita’s new […]

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