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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 21st May 2007
Monday 21st May 2007
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

The real cost of investment in incubation
By Ron Meijerhof, Senior Technical Specialist, Hybro B.V.
Nutrition of the Developing Embryo and Hatchling
By E. T. Moran, Jr. Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University.
Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis in Layers - Spirochaete Survival
By David G S Burch, BVetMed MRCVS, Veterinarian, Octagon Services Ltd.
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* Global Poultry Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

VIETNAM - A second round of poultry vaccination began this week, after fears that a recent outbreak in the north-central province of Nghe An, is the precursor to a larger scale infections through the summer months. The ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has requested that provincial authorities set up quarantine teams and closely monitor the sale, transport and processing of poultry products, especially at border checkpoints.

INDONESIA - Last week resumed sending H5N1 virus samples to WHO's laboratory in Tokyo. This brought an end to the five month long feud between the two parties. Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari stressed that the global flu surveillance system needed to be changed to ensure that developing countries get a fair deal, protecting samples provided from exploitation by multinational drug companies.

US - The government has donated $65,000 dollars worth of avian flu equipment to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries this week. The equipment will greatly benefit the countries efforts in prevention and control of the disease, which since 2004 has sparked 22 outbreaks in the region.

United Kingdom

80% Of Poultry Producers Risk Hefty Environment Fines
Around 80% per cent of poultry producers are likely to be in breach of a new EU legislation surrounding the containment of refrigerant gas when it comes into force in July, according to energy monitoring and leak detection specialists Parasense.

Best Of British
Research from Lion Quality egg products producers has shown that consumers are unaware that some food manufacturing and catering companies use imported eggs within traditionally British foods.

Consultation on Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2007
This consultation seeks comments on proposed Regulations enforcing and executing in England certain provisions of the EC Regulations on production and marketing standards for chicks and eggs for hatching and consumption.

Chief Veterinary Officer's 2006 Annual Report Published
Today’s report, by the Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Debby Reynolds, summarises progress and developments in the field of animal health and welfare during the last calendar year.
More on Nobilis Salenvac
United States

Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
Turkey eggs in incubators up 3%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Melamine in feed: Pork safe, but still awaiting test for poultry
WASHINGTON - Testing confirms that meat from swine fed rations supplemented with pet food scraps containing melamine and related compounds is safe for human consumption, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow swine held on farms to be released and approved for processing.

Prices May Fall But Don't Count Your Chickens
CHICAGO - In the U.S. commercial poultry business, the egg comes first and then the chicken, so recent increases in the egg count suggest the industry, after a tough 2006, will soon have more birds to sell.

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.

Poultry Co-op Says It Has A Winning Product
The cooperative is comprised of 16 producers throughout southwest Minnesota who sell natural and certified organic broilers and natural eggs to about 30 stores.

Get To Know That Chicken
‘Natural’ should be just that — nothing more.

Thomas, Enzi: Livestock Price Reporting Needs To Happen Now
Sens. Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi (both R-Wyo.) are urging the Secretary of Agriculture to speed up the process for implementing a law that is critical for transparency in livestock markets.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 4%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

New Three-day Bird Flu Training Course Released Online
ATLANTA – A three-day training course which provides a standardized curriculum to state and local public-health responders about how to identify and control human infections and illness associated with avian influenza A (H5N1) was released this week.

Packer Ownership Ban Would Hinder Marketing System
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.” — Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman, 1912–2006.

A Big Hit For The New System That Detects Cracks In Eggs
ONTARIO - Sensor Wireless Inc. reports that sales of its newest CrackLess Egg release exceeded company expectations for last 12 months. Customers report that the New CrackLess Egg System provided significant revenue benefits, surpassing expectations.

Massachusetts Company Recalls Chicken Sausage
MASSACHUSETTS - Issues allergy alert on undeclared wheat allergen in mango chipotle chicken sausage

Probiotics Help Produce Safer, Healthier Chickens, Researchers Discover
GUELPH - Giving chickens probiotics – dietary supplements that contain live beneficial bacteria – stimulates their immune system and reduces the Salmonella bacteria in their gut by more than 99 per cent, a University of Guelph professor and an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada food researcher have found.

Bird Flu Ruled Out In Chicken Deaths In Eastern India
The deaths of more than 2,500 chickens at a poultry farm in eastern India last week were not caused by bird flu, the area's top administrator said Tuesday after laboratory tests proved negative.

Swarnadhara poultry breed's benefits, no chicken feed
In agriculture, even with the best crop production strategies and technical expertise, there is no guarantee that the yield will be bountiful.

Hatching A Poultry Revolution
Keggfarm's work has been recognised by Harvard Business School.

Egg prices at all-time high levels
Egg prices touched record levels following supply crunch in India’s egg hub Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.


Leadership In Agribusiness
FAO, USDA, World Bank and UN forecasts show that Brazil should be the main world producer and supplier of foods by 2017. Today, ANBA starts publishing a series of articles about the future of national agriculture.


Poultry Industry To Boost Exports
The Philippine Association of Broiler Integrators is aiming to export about 5,000 to 10,000 metric tons of poultry products, mainly to Japan, from only 1,000 MT last year. Prior to the July 2005 export ban, the private sector already targetted a 10,000 MT poultry export in that year.

DA Eyes Chicken Exports To EU, ME
The Department of Agriculture is in the midst of negotiations with the European Union, Middle East, China and other Southeast Asian countries for the export of Philippine chicken to those countries.

South Africa

Afgri To Unbundle Broiler Business In Months
CAPE TOWN - Afgri, the agricultural services business, was looking to unbundle and separately list Daybreak, its vertically integrated broiler business, within six months, managing director Jeff Wright said yesterday.
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Ayamas To Beef Up Exports
KUALA LAMPUR - Ayamas Food Corporation Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of KFC Holdings Bhd (KFCH), plans to widen its export markets to the Philippines, New Zealand and the Middle East this year to ramp up overseas sales.


Student Eliminates Prime Suspect Chicken Gut Disease
MELBOURNE - An Australian PhD student has overturned 30 years of scientific dogma by eliminating the prime suspect believed to cause a common gut disease in chickens that costs the global poultry industries an estimated US$2 billion a year


2006 Census Of Agriculture Shows Canada's Long Term Decline Continues
Today, Statistics Canada provided the latest snapshot of the nation's agriculture industry, using new data from the 2006 Census of Agriculture.

Ag Census Shows More Poultry, Less Beef in Area
Census of Agriculture data continues to pour it -- with lots of information nationally, provincially, and from right here at home.


New Test May Allow for Rapid Detection of Salmonella in Meat
Researchers from Denmark have developed a 12-hour test for detecting Salmonella in meat. They report their findings in the May 2007 issue the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.


An Export Boom Suddenly Facing a Quality Crisis
SHANGHAI, May 17 — Weeks after tainted Chinese pet food ingredients killed and sickened thousands of dogs and cats in the United States, this country is facing growing international pressure to prove that its food exports are safe to eat.
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Eggs In Short Supply In Qatar
QATAR - Eggs are in short supply in the local market and this has prompted suppliers to jack up the prices.

Company news

Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus Hubbard Enters New Zealand With Flex GB
NEW ZEALAND - Hubbard is very pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Country Pride Group ltd. to handle the sales and distribution of Hubbard Flex parent stock in New Zealand.

Aviagen Aviagen Hold Successful Ross Middle And East Africa Association Meeting In Thailand
THAILAND - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, recently held their fourteenth Ross Middle East and Africa Association Meeting at the Sofitel Central, Hua-Hin Resort in Thailand.

That's all for this week!


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