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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 9th January 2006

ThePoultrySite Weekly Newsletter
Monday 9th January 2006
Schering-Plough Animal Health    Big Dutchman
CID LINES     Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus
Intervet Hybro - Whatever you need, we've got it covered Pas Refrom Hatchery Technologies Aviagen Vencomatic kindly support DuPont Animal Health Solutions
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Welcome to our first newsletter of 2006.
As we commence the new year the team at would like to take the opportunity to wish all our global readers every success for 2006 and to thank our growing list of Sponsors, Partners and Advertisers who enable us to continue to provide our free-to-access information service.

During 2005 ThePoultrySite continued its development to become the leading global reference point for all those involved with poultry at all levels of investment or interest, with overall readership increasing by 65%, non of which could have happened without the support of the sponsors, partners and advertisers on the site. As such, we would like to take this opportunity of thanking them for their much appreciated support:

Our Main Sponsors now represent some of the world's leading companies in their field and are to be particularly thanked for their support:

Intervet kindly sponsor Intervet, part of Akzo Nobel, was founded in 1969 and developed into a modern animal health company with a strong focus on the market and its customers. The extensive Nobilis range of poultry vaccines includes among others vaccines against the key poultry diseases (Gumboro, Newcastle, Infectious Bronchitis and Mareks disease).
     Intervet joined the site in 2004 and are based in Boxmeer, Netherlands.
Big Dutchman kindly sponsor Big Dutchman joined the site this year and is the supplier of housing equipment for the industry, and it makes no difference whether the farm is raising eighty, three hundred, or twenty thousand animals. Big Dutchman has planned and carried out feeding systems and housing equipment for modern poultry management across five continents and in more than 100 countries since 1938 and has everything to meet every producers needs.
Dupont Animal Health Solutions (DAHS) kindly sponsor Dupont Animal Health Solutions was formed in 2004 following Dupont's strategic acquisition of the animal health assets of leading biosecurity companies Antec International and BioSentry. Antec International was a founding Sponsor of our site.
     DAHS is managed in four key global locations - Sudbury U.K., Atlanta U.S.A., Sao Paolo Brazil and Taipei Taiwan.
Pas Reform kindly sponsor Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies is one of the world's most dynamic hatchery technology companies online. With a heritage that stretches back to 1919, Pas Reform delivers decades of practical industry experience in its world-leading hatchery solutions, and through the Pas Reform Academy, we are committed to sharing our knowledge with our clients.
Hybro kindly sponsor Hybro's dedicated, world-class programme of product development, evaluation and commercial implementation is proven to give you the advantage. Hybro PN, PG+ and G+ are a direct result of over fifty years spent at the forefront of genetic advancement, combined with an unwavering commitment to strengthening our customers' positions in their own, specific markets.
Aviagen kindly sponsor Aviagen has three chicken breeding brands Arbor Acres, L.I.R., and Ross delivering day old grandparent and parentstock chicks worldwide for the production of broiler chicks. Aviagen Turkeys has two turkey breeding brands British United Turkeys (B.U.T.) and Nicholas delivering day old turkey poults around the world, while C.W.T. provides hatching eggs for the broiler market.
Vencomatic kindly sponsor Founded in 1983, Vencomatic BV soon established itself as an innovator in the poultry sector. From its own line of products the Vencomatic group can offer a complete product package. In addition to the well known line of products, nests, slats, and egg transport systems, Vencomatic can offer several aviary systems for layers and broilers.
     Vencomatic BV is based in Eersel, The Netherlands.
Cobb kindly sponsored Cobb-Vantress, Inc., is a poultry research and development company engaged in the production, improvement, and sale of broiler breeding stock, committed to integrity, quality and progress through involvement with our team members, customers, suppliers and community. Cobb sponsored the site in 2005.
Schering-Plough Animal Health kindly sponsor Schering Plough Animal Health joined the site in 2003 and are committed to developing, perfecting and introducing the most innovative and effective products for all aspects of the poultry producing industry. SPAH's comprehensive line of swine products has been proven safe, reliable, and effective.
     Schering-Plough Animal Health are headquartered in New Jersey, U.S.A.
CID LINES kindly sponsor CID LINES has been focusing on innovative hygiene solutions for more than 15 years. We manufacture cleaning agents and disinfectants for the agricultural production (such as dairy, sheep, pig and poultry production), for the transport industries (carwash and truck wash) and for food processing. CID LINES is exporting to more than 70 countries in 5 continents. This worldwide recognition is also a guarantee for quality and return.
Hubbard kindly sponsor Hubbard is a world leader in the development and marketing of improved broiler breeding stock. Hubbard specializes in state-of-the-art methods (both traditional and new technologies) of improving the breeding of their pure lines for broilers, in order to respond to current and future needs of the industry.


In addition we also wish to recognise and thank our site Partners who continue to provide valuable support and make their technical knowledge and services known to our site readers:

2005 was a very busy year for which saw the site go from strength to strength. Visitor traffic has boomed and as can be seen from above - several new sponsors, partners and advertisers joined the site.

Web site traffic up 65%

The site continued to attract significantly greater numbers of visitors as the year progressed with the average number of monthly visits to the site increasing from just over 77,000 in 2004 to over 128,000 in 2005 - an increase of 65%.

For a detailed look at the site's traffic information click here.

What's in store for 2006?

Within the second quarter ThePoultrySite is due to be completely upgraded. This will follow ThePigSite upgrade. The upgrade will result in some revised layouts and functionality, easier navigation and quicker loading pages along with better search functionality and completely new forum software. There will also be significant benefits for sponsors, partners and advertisers who will be able to access detailed statistics on the performance of their marketing. There are also a raft on new sections planned for early in the year.

* This Week's News

Sorry, there is no news summary this week. However all the news over the festive period can be reviewed here. This includes the latest Bird Flu news and much much more...

* This Week's Feature Articles

In this regular newsletter section we aim to provide a brief overview of the new Feature articles that have been added to the site over the past week.

We have 3 new features this week

Recognising and Preventing Naval Yolk Sac Mortality
By Hybro B.V., Boxmeer, The Netherlands - In every flock, we usually find increased mortality around 3-4 days of age - and if we examine possible causes, we often find a significant number of birds have died of navel-yolk sac infection or 'omphalitis', often associated with e-coli infections or other bacterial contamination.

UK Poultry Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to September 2005)
By Veterinary Laboratories Agency - This report monitors trends in the major endemic poultry diseases and utilises the farmfile and VIDA (Veterinary Investigation Disease Analysis) databases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of 15 VLA regional laboratories which carry out disease investigation in the field.

Saudi Arabia Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Overview - January 2006
By the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the poultry industry data from the USDA FAS Poultry and Products Semi-Annual 2006 report for Saudi Arabia. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have ommited from this article.

That's all for this week, back to our usual newsletter format next week.

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