Biosec Agriculture

Two States Report New Avian Influenza Cases

By Courtney Love 9/19/2022 Tennessee and Nebraska have confirmed two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in backyard flocks. Tennessee is the 40th state to have a flock test positive for bird flu as the disease resurges in certain parts of the nation. For Nebraska, this is its ninth case since April. According to […]

Salmonella Standards: FSIS Turns its Focus to Pork

  The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is taking a closer look at Salmonella performance standards for livestock as part of a comprehensive approach to reduce human illness by Salmonella by 25%. Last October, FSIS announced it would be mobilizing a stronger and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. […]

Economic consequences of stopping ‘thinning’ in broiler production

  Retail chicken prices would have to rise to compensate stopping partial depopulation of broiler flocks. Flock ‘thinning’ is often used in broiler production to optimise the use of farm space and rear a larger number of birds while still respecting the EU regulations that set the maximum stocking density in a house at 42 […]

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