Latest Poultry farming Stories

2014-02-20 00:23:48

HSUS on record as accepting modified battery cages as an industry standard -- even in "cage-free" California SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today put into context the recent announcement by the United Egg Producers (UEP) that it will cease lobbying for Senator Feinstein's "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments" (S. 820). UEP president, Chad Gregory, acknowledged from the very start that the egg industry never expected...

2014-02-13 08:29:00

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After calculating more than 40,000 consumer votes, Product of the Year USA has announced Eggland's Best eggs as "Product of the Year." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140213/NY63005LOGO )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/NY57963LOGO ) Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award program for innovation in consumer products and has served as a shortcut for consumers to pick the best...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...

2014-01-24 12:21:22

Today's egg production is more efficient than previous decades and leaves a smaller environmental footprint PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in Poultry Science shows that while U.S. egg production has increased over the past 50 years, the industry has also been able to significantly decrease its environmental footprint. Researchers conducted a lifecycle analysis of U.S. egg production from 1960 to 2010 to evaluate environmental performance measures for the...

2014-01-16 12:24:44

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announces new standards for products that are labeled Certified Humane® and either "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised." There is currently no legal definition for "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised" in the United States, therefore these terms are often used on poultry packaging with no unilateral definitions for the consumer to trust. HFAC's 28-member Scientific Committee has spent nearly two years reviewing all...

2013-11-20 23:29:14

In a How-To Guide available through the new Urban Farm Guides’ app, urban farmer Rachel Bess shares why keeping chickens is beneficial and completely feasible in the city. Anyone can do it, no roosters required! Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Keeping backyard chickens is becoming an increasingly popular aspect of urban farming especially in urban areas, but for those who are interested, it often seems impossible to know where to begin. Why should I keep chickens? Is my backyard...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).