Anpario specialist feed technologies – nature’s answer

ANPARIO plc is a world-leader in producing specialist feed technologies, which are both innovative and tailored to meet the ever-increasing population requirements for healthy food. Anpario’s technologies are sold in over 80 countries through established sales and distribution networks, which includes a number of wholly owned subsidiaries in key markets around the world. Anpario plc’s…

Lilydale celebrates farmers’ dedication

ON July 17, Australia’s favourite free range chicken producer Lilydale launched a national integrated marketing campaign to complement a new logo, packaging and premium range products. The campaign theme, Dedication You Can Taste, is underpinned by the brand’s promise, which gives consumers confidence that its free range chickens are raised with care on Lilydale farms…

Fast and accurate sexing method developed for chickens

A GREAT new piece of technology has been developed at the University of New England that Poultry Hub Australia Director Tamsyn Crowley would like to share. Assoc Prof Wu and his team have developed a fast and accurate sexing method to sex chickens using feather crude DNA. In recent years, researchers have found it difficult…

Why you should listen to your newly hatched chicks

EMERGING research suggests that ‘listening’ to the sounds newly hatched chicks make can aid early detection of welfare issues. In nature, when distressed and uncomfortable with their surroundings, chicks attract their mother with a loud and distinct stress call. In commercial chicken farming however, thousands of chicks are reared in batches. In a study published…

Elanco’s pending acquisition of Bayer Animal Health

ELANCO Animal Health Incorporated recently announced that the European Commission has granted approval of Elanco’s pending acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business. The company continues to progress toward a mid-year closing, anticipated August 3, 2020. Elanco president and CEO Jeff Simmons said, “Approval from the European Commission is an important milestone towards the completion…

Welcome outcome on wet markets

THE Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud was pleased to see the strong international support, which he led in April at the G20 to investigate wildlife wet markets as part of the broader review of COVID-19. Minister Littleproud said his call for the expert review would provide a greater understanding of how to prevent another devastating event.…

E. coli vaccination is safe for hens in lay

A NEW study from Denmark shows that a live vaccine against escherichia coli can safely be used in hens in lay, a practice that may help limit e. coli transmission in both broiler and egg production. According to the study’s author and a professor at the University of Copenhagen Henrik Christensen, e. coli can be transferred…

Egg and chicken meat industries research roadmap to carbon neutral

THE more than 20 million Australians who regularly eat chicken and eggs will soon lower their dietary carbon footprint thanks to a new carbon-neutral project from Australia’s poultry industries. The research, which is a joint partnership between Australian Eggs and AgriFutures Australia, is one of the most comprehensive carbon footprint assessments ever conducted in Australian agriculture.…