Sliced cantaloupe. Link to photo information.By Dennis O'Brien

September 11, 2015

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash that could reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused each year by E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria from fresh-cut produce.

Dike Ukuku, a food technologist at the ARS Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research Unit in Wyndmoor, Pa., has developed a solution that works better than water, chlorinated water, or hydrogen peroxide at ridding surface bacteria from produce. The solution rids cantaloupes, honeydew melons, and other produce of bacteria that migrate on to cut pieces.

 Photo: X-rays of a healthy knee and an osteoarthritic knee. Link to photo informationBy Rosalie Marion Bliss

July 14, 2015

As you get older, you may notice your knees are less forgiving when it comes to jaunting up and down the stairs. A study supported in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) suggests that if you're not getting adequate vitamin D in your diet, you may be at increased risk of developing the painful condition known as "osteoarthritis" in your knees.

The animal nutrition division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences will host a Phytase 101 workshop just prior to the ESPN 2015 opening ceremony on Monday 24 August, the aim of which is to share the latest scientific findings on phytate - and other factors that should influence phytase choice and dose.

Our mission is to breed and sell layers that are capable of laying 500 top quality eggs per hen housed, without compromising on egg quality. This will be achieved through continuous improvement of the lay persistence for a prolonged production cycle, in order to produce higher earnings for egg producers: higher earnings are obtained if more eggs are produced with a flock and flocks are replaced less often. 

Early May 2015 Mr. Saadiqul Islam Saadi has joined Hubbard as Assistant Technical Service Manager. In this role he will provide technical services to Hubbard Grand Parent, Parent Stock and commercial broiler customers in Bangladesh.

The Nuscience Group announces the official opening of its new plant in Tianjin, China, on 26 May 2015. The new plant – with a capacity of 10,000 metric Ton per month – replaces the old plant Nuscience acquired in 2000 in Central TEDA. Representing an investment of close to 100 million CNY or 14.8 million euros, the new Tianjin plant has the latest state of the art technology and equipment.  

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) and VIV MEA will be co-locating their international events for the first time at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 15-17 February 2016.

“The only vaccine that stops reinfection and protects against all virus strains”

 Microbiologist Qingzhong Yu examining recombinant Newcastle disease virus vaccine candidates in infected cells. Link to photo information

By Sharon Durham

March 20, 2015

A vaccine that protects chickens against two infectious poultry diseases has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

 Photo: Catfish fingerlings. Link to photo informationBy Sandra Avant

June 23, 2015

Water hardness can influence the development of columnaris disease in catfish, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists found a difference in disease development in fish exposed to hard and soft water containing the bacterial pathogen Flavobacterium columnare, which causes columnaris disease

Egg Farmers of Canada has committed $500,000 for avian influenza research to be awarded to and administered by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University.

Jansen Poultry Equipment has appointed two new Area Managers in Asia to strengthen its presence and support services to all poultry farmers in the region. Dr. Eric Brawner and mr. NiranchaiTripati will support the team of Jansen Asia. 

Richard Weatherley, who joined Cobb Europe three years ago as broiler specialist, has been appointed production director for the region covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Nutriad, Belgium based feed additives manufacturer, appointed Hassan Taweel as Global Business Development Manager Ruminants.

The 2nd Dubai MEA Distributors Conference took place from 5 to 7 May 2015 at Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai. Nutriad animal production experts presented their latest findings and provided information on best practices and application of Nutriad products.

Hawa Chicken is the latest poultry firm to achieve entry to the Ross® 400 Club in the Middle East and Africa. The success comes as two of its contracted broiler farms recently reached a European Production Efficiency Factor (EPEF) of 400 or more with their Ross flocks, scoring 416 and 413 respectively.

The new website of Impex Barneveld is live! To support their clients even better, Impex recently completely renewed its website. The new website is built with a responsive web design, which ensures an optimal display of the website, also on a smartphone and tablet.

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