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Punjab Livestock making all-out efforts to deal with animal diseases

September 09, 2014 - BR Report - Punjab Livestock Department is making all out efforts to ensure provision of different medicines and vaccination against different animal diseases in the province. This was stated by the Chief Minister's Special Assistant on livestock Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad in a statement issued here on Monday. He said there is apprehension of spread of different diseases amongst cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats and chicken because of heavy rains and flood. He said that…

Chicken price comes down to Rs 120 per kg

August 30, 2014 - APP - The price of live chicken which was being sold at Rs 150 per kg last week has come down to Rs 120 per kg; however, the eggs' prices are still at Rs 110 per dozen. While talking to APP, Dr Hassan Sarosh Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) on Friday attributed the hike in price of eggs is decrease in production of the commodity. "The production of chicken egg (farm) usually decreases during September to March which results in wide difference of demand and…

Slow growing chicken developed for UK meat market

Apr 12, 2014 A new slow-growing chicken breed has been launched in the UK by broiler genetics company Aviagen, targeting the organic and free-range markets. The Rowan Ranger has been available in the Netherlands since July 2013, under the Beter Leven (Better Life) quality assurance scheme and now it has also been assessed by the RSPCA and accepted for use under the society's Freedom Food scheme . "The Rowan Ranger has been developed in response to market demand for slower growing…

US main importer of Chile’s chicken: World Poultry

World Poultry: According to the Chilean Poultry Producers Association (APA, acronym in Spanish), between January and August 2013 exports of chicken meat and their cuts to the United States showed an increase of 38% in value and 29% in volume over the same period last year. Currently, this market represents 27% of Chile's total chicken exports (source: Chilean Customs Authority/Agency). This is in part due to shipping products with higher added value, in many cases aimed directly at retail and…

Singapore overturns ban on Thai chicken

Singapore is to allow Thai frozen chicken imports after overturning a nine year ban. The decision to lift the suspension on Thai chicken imports came after the third meeting under the Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (Steer) in Singapore recently. Thai Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan stated that Singapore is one of the high-potential markets for chicken and many other products. Singapore stopped buying frozen and processed chicken from Thailand following an…

Development of Slide Micro-agglutination System for the Rapid Diagnosis of Salmonella Infection in the Chicken

Author/s : R. Parvin, Professor Dr. Emdadul Haque Chowdhury, N. Jannat, M. Asaduzzaman, M.A.H.N.A. Khan (Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University); and M.G. Haider (Livestock Research Institute, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh). Summary The cultural method to identify avian Salmonella infections is laborious and expensive, thus a rapid, sensitive and cost-effective method for the diagnosis of salmonellosis is anticipated. S. pullorum was…

New restrictions on subsidised chicken

May 13, 2013 By Ahmed Al Omari CUSTOMERS are facing new restrictions on buying subsidised chicken due to inconsistent supplies. Butchers at three major supermarket chains confirmed stocks were being rationed to between two to five chickens per person in cases of severe shortages. It comes as demand for Delmon Poultry chickens has rocketed due the rising prices of Saudi chicken and varying levels of supply. Although there are no specific shortages of chicken in the market,…

KFC cuts 1,000 chicken suppliers in China

Feb 27, 2013 Fast food giant KFC has cut more than 1,000 farms from its supplier network in China in a measure to ensure food safety following the recent tainted chicken scandal. KFC cuts 1,000 chicken suppliers in China KFC suppliers were investigated in December last year over claims of high levels of antibiotics in chicken. The food scare caused a 6% fall in the China sales of KFC's parent Yum! Brands in the fourth quarter, a worse drop than what was expected. KFC will stop…

The VACCINE and its BACKLASH

January 26, 2013 vet. Dr. M. Sayedain. Jaffery The word “VACCINE”, with us seems to have acquired the status of some mythical  elixir. It is considered  to be the end-all & be-all of disease control, a sort of panacea, hence we have placed our entire trust in its basket that is very fragile. May be this is the reason why the variety & volume of Live and Inactivated Vaccines, imported as well as  manufactured locally and consumed  here is the largest of what might be available…

Feed resources and chicken production in Ethiopia

14 Jan 2013 Chicken production scenarios, feedstuff resources, and experience of using alternative ingredients were reviewed to aim to improve chicken production in Ethiopia. The common production systems used for chicken production in Ethiopia are traditional, extensive types. There is a high demand for protein foods, particularly those from poultry in this country. However, the performance of chickens in Ethiopia is poor and consequently the demand for chicken products is not met.…

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