Industry news 6/25/20

June 25, 2020

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled the state’s Property Protection Act unconstitutional in “North Carolina’s Property Protection Act violates 1st Amendment,” from Food Safety News.

Ken Anderson, a professor at the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State, is interviewed in “Laying hen research critical to bird success in housing systems,” from WattAG.  Anderson was also recently elected as a Fellow by the Poultry Science Association. The election to Fellow recognizes members of the Poultry Science Association for professional distinction and contributions to the field of poultry science and service to the association.

According to the CDC more than 350 people have been infected in “Salmonella outbreak now involves 1 death and 42 states; live poultry blamed,” from Food Safety News.

Persistence of lay selection aided by Hy-Line’s new farm,” discusses this new farm, which allows researchers to keep birds past 100 weeks of age, from WattAg.

A team of international scientists is developing strategies to genetically improve the resistance of chickens to Newcastle Disease virus, “Genetically improving resilience to Newcastle Disease,” from Poultry World.

Good management is key to prevent feather-pecking,” details producer efforts in the UK to reduce severe feather pecking as they face a possible ban on beak trimming within the next five years.