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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 14th May 2007

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Managing Ammonia Production in Your Turkey Litter
By Carlyle Bennett Business Development Poultry Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture Food & Rural Initiatives
Rodent Control in Livestock and Poultry Facilities
By G.A. Surgeoner - Professor/University of Guelph.
US Livestock Economic Analysis Market Update - May 2007
By Jim Sartwelle, III, Livestock Economist, American Farm Bureau.
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine
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Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

INDONESIA - A new project was announced this week in conjunction with the United States and Singapore. Both countries have pledged to provide manpower, financial support and expertise in the avian flu field. The district of Tangerang has been chosen to pilot the scheme which will include development of surveillance strategies, management plans to deal with infected animals and a restructuring of the poultry farming system. If successful, the model will be replicated in other parts of Indonesia.

NIGERIA - Lagos State and Federal Government agencies have destroyed a total of 652,000 birds as part of new efforts to prevent the further spread of the virus in the region. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Co-operative, Mr. Kaoli Olusanya, told reporters that over N11 million had been paid as compensation to affected farmers with the possibility of additional assistance.

VIETNAM - Fresh outbreaks in the Nghe An Province prompted the cull of 1,300 ducks after tests confirmed dead birds discovered earlier in the week were the result of H5N1 infection.

India

Poultry Deaths: Bengal Takes Precautions
Surveillance has been stepped up in poultry farms across West Bengal following the death of 2,500 poultry birds in a private farm near Siliguri in north Bengal over the past four days.

Award for outstanding promotion of processed egg products
NEW DELHI - SKM Egg Products Export (India) Limited, situated near Erode has been awarded the prestigious APEDA Silver Trophy for 2005-2006 at a function held recently in New Delhi, for the outstanding contribution to the promotion of agricultural and processed food products, value of exports, marketing promotions and implementation of quality system.

Bhutan May Ban Import Of Indian Poultry Products
Bhutan may enforce a ban on import of chicken meat and eggs from India if reports of death of nearly 5,000 poultry birds due to bird flu in a poultry farm in West Bengal are proved true, officials have said.
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European Union

EU Agrees New Rules To Improve Welfare Of Chickens
Farming ministers have agreed new rules to improve the welfare of chickens across Europe.

United States

USDA Plan Would Sicken Americans
The U.S. Department of Agriculture keeps unwittingly proving the point of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, of New Haven that the country’s food safety system is broken.

International Egg and Poultry Review
By the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - This is a weekly report looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry.

Mainstream Animal Ag Groups, HSUS Square Off In D.C.
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry heard from two very different witnesses during a hearing on animal welfare Tuesday in Washington D.C.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 2%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Consumers Deserve COOL More Than Ever
No longer should Congress or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continue to postpone the implementation of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), a law on the books since the 2002 Farm Bill was passed.

No More "Foul" Air From This Chicken Coop
If only there were a nifty device that could filter the air leaving chicken coops to reduce the levels of potentially harmful ammonia, dust and pathogenic microbes that enter the atmosphere.
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U.S. Proposal To Allow Chicken Imports From China Raises Health Concerns
WASHINGTON - In China, some farmers try to maximize the output from their small plots by flooding produce with unapproved pesticides, pumping livestock with antibiotics banned in other countries and using human feces as fertilizer to increase soil productivity.

Governor Rendell Proclaims May as Beef Month and Egg Month in Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA - Because beef and eggs are main staples in the diets of many Pennsylvanians and in recognition of the contribution each industry makes in the state, Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May as Beef Month and Egg Month.

Consumers Flood FDA With Over 130, 000 Comments Opposing Food From Cloned Animals
WASHINGTON - A coalition of consumer, environmental and animal welfare organizations today announced the submission of more than 130,000 comments to the Food and Drug Administration from consumers who oppose the Agency's proposed plan to introduce food from cloned animals into the U.S. food supply.

Quarantines No Cause For Alarms, Poultry Brass Say
VIRGINIA - Amid reports that poultry from farms outside Virginia may have eaten tainted feed, state officials say that consumers in the Shenandoah Valley and elsewhere in the state have no cause for alarm.

Urban sprawl, high costs drive down CA egg production
Karen Courtemanche might be getting new neighbors, and she hears their stench is unbearable.

Subcommittee Reviews the Welfare of Animals in Agriculture
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Leonard Boswell, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, held a hearing to discuss the welfare of animals in agriculture.

China

China Acts On Food Safety After Pet Poisonings
China will launch a food industry clean up after exports of a contaminated ingredient in pet food drew global attention to its insufficient controls.
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Thailand

Earnings Plunge 300% At Thai Food Producer
BANGKOK - Thailand’s largest food producer Charoen Pokphand Foods said Wednesday that its earnings plunged by 300 percent in the quarter to March because of a strong Thai baht and lower product prices.

Togo

Togo Bans Ghana Poultry
Togo banned poultry from neighbouring Ghana on Wednesday after a case of the deadly H5N1 bird flu was detected there, the agriculture ministry said.

South Africa

KFC Cries Foul Over Cruelty Claims By Activists
The head of the Eastern Cape division of Kentucky Fried Chicken has cried foul over claims by animal rights activists that the fast food chain treats its chickens cruelly.

Viet Nam

Vietnam-Sourced Salted Eggs Contain Toxic Sudan
The Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has discovered red sudan, which is prohibited from being used in food, in consignments of salted eggs imported from Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Commercial Affairs Division under Vietnam’s Embassy in Singapore.

Pakistan

Pakistan Ban On Meat Export To Stay: Minister
ISLAMABAD - Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that increased share of livestock to the agriculture GDP will not only improve the supply position in the domestic market but also help lessen dependence on imports.

Pakistan Promotes Poultry Products
LAHORE - The poultry industry has tremendous potential of making value-addition, which is evident from successful operation of world-renowned food chains in Pakistan.
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Brunei Darussalam

Import Of Eggs Allowed To Tide Over Shortage
To cope with the egg shortage, the Agriculture Department under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources is taking steps to allow the import of eggs from the neighbouring country.

United Kingdom

Little Sign Of Recovery For The Turkey Industry
12 weeks after the H5N1 virus was found at a Bernard Matthews plant and the industry is showing little sign of any real recovery. Data released yesterday by market research company Nielsen shows that latest weekly sales of fresh turkey through grocery retailers are still over 27% down versus the same period last year.

Australia

Domino’s looks to chicken to kick-start sales
QUEENSLAND - Queensland’s poultry industry is expected to get a kick, following the announcement that Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (“Domino’s”) has introduced another new premium chicken side item to its menu.

Poultry vaccine vet awarded
A veterinarian who pioneered new vaccines to reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry has taken out Australia's top veterinary gong.

Company news

Hubbard appoints Vipavadee NiyamacomHubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus
MALAYSIA - Hubbard is very pleased to announce that as per the 1st of May 2007 Vipavadee Niyamacom (Vipi) is appointed as Sales Manager for West Malaysia.

Hubbard Appoints Jeff Sharp - Sales Manager For Indonesia
INDONESIA - Hubbard is very pleased to announce that as per the 1st of May 2007 they have appointed Jeff Sharp as Sales Manager for Indonesia. This appointment will reinforce Hubbard’s sales and customer support in Indonesia.

Intervet's Bird Flu Vaccine Receives EU License Intervet
BOXMEER - Intervet, a leading animal health company, received approval for its bird flu (avian influenza) vaccine Nobilis(R) Influenza H7N1. As a result, Europe now has a licensed vaccine to protect birds against the H7 field strain.



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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