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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 13th November 2006
Monday 13th November 2006
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Solving Fecal Contamination Problems in the Processing Plant
By Scott M. Russell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Poultry Science, The University of Georgia.
Effect of Repeated Backcrossing of an Egg Line to a Commercial Sire Line
By K. E. Nestor, J. W. Anderson, R. A. Patterson, and S. G. Velleman.
Antibiotic / Probiotic Trends and Transitions in the Poultry Industry
By Scott Gillingham and published by The Alberta Agriculture, Food And Rural Development Department.
Brazil's Booming Agriculture Faces Obstacles
By the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Health and Meat Animal Production
By the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.
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BIRD FLU NEWS UPDATE: Get all the latest bird flu news here!

INDIA - At a recent press conference, the secretary of Animal Husbandry said that demand for Indian poultry exports should soon pick up as they have informed trading partners that India is free of bird flu. In August, India has declared that bird flu has totally been eradicated after no cases were reported for nearly four months.

US - The USDA is pushing everyone from farmers to veterinarians to register livestock facilities. Officials say the information would help them slow or halt the spread of mad-cow disease, avian flu or another killer infection. It's the first step toward individual animal identification and tracking, which the government says will speed a response to disease or bioterrorism targeting food supplies. The government has also approved the use of firefighting foam to quickly kill chickens if there is an outbreak of bird flu in commercial poultry.

CHINA - China agreed on Friday to share long-sought bird flu virus samples with international health authorities, after rejecting scientists' findings that a new, vaccine-resistant strain was circulating in the country. The WHO said 20 virus samples were being sent to the US CDC, raising hopes of a better understanding of how the H5N1 bird flu virus is changing. The WHO also urged Chinese and foreign scientists to stop squabbling and share information to figure out how to combat a new H5N1 bird flu virus strain that is spreading unchecked in poultry flocks.

NIGERIA - The Nigerian government has asked poultry farmers and veterinary doctors to desist from vaccinating poultry against Avian Influenza. Nigeria's presidential committee warned that vaccination of poultry was against the policy of Nigeria's federal government.

ITALY - The low-pathogenic H5 strain of Avian Influenza was detected in Italy earlier this month from a premise rearing primarily waterfowl. None of these birds are to be considered wild birds as they were all reared in captivity, and none of them exhibited any clinical signs, reports ProMED. The affected holding is located in a wetland, and there are no industrial poultry farms within a 10-km radius.
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  United Kingdom

New tariff rate quotas for Brazilian poultry imports
The European Union and Brazil have agreed on new tariff rate quotas (TRQS) for imports of salted poultrymeat, preparations of turkey meat, and cooked chicken meat in the EU, setting ceilings on all three items.

Peter Kendall: We need to work together for the poultry industry
A part payment to farmers in England has been announced by the Defra Secretary of State David Miliband who said SPS claimants will receive at least 50 per cent of their payments by the end of February.

Christmas turkey joints appeal to smaller households
Although nothing beats the whole roast turkey for flavour and value, jointed products are appealing to smaller families, according to Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys.

English farmers paying the price for Government incompetence - again
A part payment to farmers in England has been announced by the Defra Secretary of State David Miliband who said SPS claimants will receive at least 50 per cent of their payments by the end of February.

Animal Welfare Act receives Royal Assent
The Animal Welfare Bill received Royal Assent on 8 November, with Animal Health Minister Ben Bradshaw hailing it as the most important piece of animal welfare legislation for nearly a century.

President praises poultry's commercial vision
NFU President Peter Kendall today congratulated the poultry industry as a sector that finds solutions when faced with problems and has embraced the use of marketing as a key tool in creating a more prosperous future.
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  United States

Weekly Outlook: Who Will Blink on Corn Usage?
Corn usage and production mismatch will play out in a classic supply and demand interaction in 2007, with higher corn prices likely to reduce livestock production usage.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 2 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Monthly US Egg Products Report
Shell Eggs Broken Down 6 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Scientists Help Processors Keep E. Coli Out of Meat
A University of Illinois food scientist has discovered that certain solutions used by meat processors to extend shelf life actually do double duty as antimicrobial agents, killing such virulent foodborne pathogens as E. coli 0157:H7.

A Breath of Fresh Air for Livestock Farms
Aluminum chloride, a common ingredient in deodorant sticks, could help minimize the nose-prickling vapors that tend to concentrate in and around livestock facilities.

Mandatory animal ID program lags behind
Politics and emotions will delay mandatory premise or animal identification. "This is one fight the Bush administration will not fight," said Bryan Rickard, animal identification coordinator for the Kansas Animal Health Department, when he talked at a recent meeting in Columbus.

Colorado Producers Resist Livestock Registration
The USDA's drive to register livestock premises to guard against disease and bioterrorism is meeting resistance from Colorado stockmen, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported Tuesday.

Peterson plans a sequel to 2002 farm bill
Tuesday's election means that when the Democratic party takes over the House of Representatives next year, a moderate member of the party from Minnesota, Collin Peterson, will be the new chairman of the Agriculture Committee.

US Poultry Producers Support Russian WTO Agreement
"The National Chicken Council and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council are pleased and supportive that the United States and Russia have reached an agreement in principle on market access issues so that Russia can move forward toward joining the World Trade Organization.
See also: US and Russia Work to Finalize Negotiations On WTO Entry
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  European Union

International Egg and Poultry Review
This is a weekly report from the Agricultural Marketing Service looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry, this week looking at the latest in the EU.

Commission approves over €11.5 million to tackle animal diseases in Bulgaria and Romania in 2007
A draft Commission Decision to allocate up to €11,506,000 to Bulgaria and Romania for the monitoring, eradication and control of animal diseases in 2007, was backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health last week.

  Russian Federation

Poultry production in Russia in 9 months of year up by 20%
Poultry production in Russia increased by 18.8 percent in the nine months of the year and reached almost the 1990 level of 180,000 tonnes, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday.


Indian poultry exports to pick up by Dec - official
Demand for Indian poultry exports should pick up by December as the country has told trading partners it was free of bird flu, a senior government official said on Wednesday.


Newcastle Disease In Brazil
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture confirmed last week the occurrence of Newcastle disease in 46 poultry in Lambari D'Oeste, in the southeast of Mato Grosso state.

Brazil's Sadia revenues increase 15.5% in the third quarter
The volume of meats and derivatives sold by food sector company Sadia on the domestic and foreign market grew in the third quarter of this year when compared to the previous quarter.

  Viet Nam

High Poultry Feed Prices Causing Major Problems
Nguyen Dang Vang, director of Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Husbandry Department, says that the high price of feed is causing major problems for Vietnam's poultry industry, according to the Vietnamese News Agency.
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Chinese promise H5N1 bird flu samples and deny claim of new strain
China said last week it would share more avian influenza virus samples, despite reported misuse of some shared previously, and repeated its rejection of a report that a new strain of H5N1 virus has spread through southern China, according to news services.

China Broiler Weekly: Supplies stay low, demand firm
In this weeks China Broiler Weekly, eFeedlink report that prices were stable to higher in most regions.

China's Jia-Heng to open pork-processing plant in Sichuan
Top pig processor and producer in Sichuan province Jiaheng announced a RMB 50 million (US$6.35 million) investment in Pujiang County, Shou-An city.

Company news

Cobb Germany strengthens technical services team
Wim Dekkers, widely known and respected in the broiler world, has joined Cobb Germany as international technical services manager. He has 28 years' experience in poultry industry with breeding companies including Cobb Europe and has worked extensively in recent years in central and eastern Europe where he will be operating for Cobb Germany.

Hybro awards exclusive contract for PN+ Grandparents in Malawi and Mozambique
Stewart Brothers Investment Ltd in Malawi will be the exclusive franchise-distributor for the delivery of Hybro PN+ breeders in Malawi and Mozambique. Stewart Brothers recently secured an import permit for another Hybro grandparent stock flock, after having had several other such flocks, says Stewart Brothers director Mr. Alex Stewart.

Hubbard Website Updated
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