Industry News 10/3/19

October 3, 2019

Researchers found multiple genetic components influence the survival of hens following an HPAI infection in “Hy-Line International identifies genetic control of HPAI resistance,” from The Poultry Site.

Researchers have also found that “Newcastle disease in chickens spreads easier than wild birds,” from Poultry World.

The USDA announced, “Dr. Alfonso Clavijo Named Director of USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.” This research and diagnostic facility is designed to protect the nation's agricultural systems and stakeholders against the threat and potential impact of serious animal diseases.

Watt Ag published “4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered,” presented by Dr. Darrin Karcher, Purdue University, at the USPOULTRY Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar on September 17 in Nashville.

Switzerland bans shredding of male chicks,” reports on the symbolic vote by Parliament of a practice no longer used by the Swiss egg industry .

There are two vacancies on the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) Shell Egg Advisory Committee. Interested candidates can find more information on the CDFA website.

World Egg Day is October 11. Click here for World Egg Day celebration ideas, messages that focus on a variety of positive protein messages for a range of audiences and a selection of fascinating egg facts.