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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 18th June 2007
Monday 18th June 2007
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We have 3 new features this week:

Raising Japanese quail
By Maurice Randall, Former Livestock Officer (Poultry) and Gerry Bolla, Former Livestock Officer (Poultry) and published by NSW Department of Primary Industries..
UK Poultry Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to March 2007)
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.
Exhaust air treatment systems for poultry production facilities - what is their present performance spectrum?
By Lars Heyer, Big Dutchman International GmbH - Agriculture as source of environmentally hazardous emissions is entering more and more into the focus of public discussion, especially in regions with a very high livestock density.
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Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

VIETNAM - With upwards of 18 provinces hit with outbreaks of avian flu, public awareness of a potential bird flu epidemic needs to be addressed to stem the continued spread, according to the Vietnamese Government. Nguyen Thanh Son, vice head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MARD) Livestock Production Department, said "Farmers have refused to vaccinate poultry and the situation regarding un-quarantined transportation and slaughtering has not improved," said Son, adding that farmers' carelessness partly caused the outbreaks.

JAKARTA - A joint donation of $15 million dollars this week from the European Commission and the Japanese government will be used to control avian influenza in animals and raise public awareness, including improved surveillance, vaccination and culling with compensation as well as related impact monitoring and epidemiological studies.

US - David Heymann, assistant director-general for communicable diseases at the WHO, said bird flu virus samples are tradable goods and must be treated as such by drug companies and industrialized countries. "We must figure the right way to move ahead to make sure that sharing of these public goods -- the viruses -- also leads to sharing of the benefits," said Heymann Developing countries are currently putting pressure on the UN based agency, to formulate this new strategy for sharing virus data after Indonesia this year refused to provide H5N1 samples with the WHO unless it had guarantees that they would not be used commercially.
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United Kingdom

Three Deals Secured By Midlands 2 Sisters
Meat processor 2 Sisters Group has bought three poultry processors in what is seen as another round of consolidation in the UK poultry industry.

BEPA Launches £100,000 'Best of British' campaign
Led by a new advertising campaign, producers of Lion Quality egg products will be targeting food manufacturers and catering companies with the 'Buy British' message after research showed that imports have grown by 40% since 2001 and more than 50% of food manufacturers were currently sourcing imported egg products.

Meat Industry Facts Now To Hand
If knowledge is power then there's plenty of power in the latest edition of A Pocketful of Meat Facts - the latest MLC pocket book that's filled with facts, figures and meat market analysis.

Pat On The Back For UK Poultry Industry
The UK broiler industry was given a resounding pat on the back by an international poultry expert recently.

Free-range egg demand predicted to rise significantly
More than half of the eggs produced in Britain will be free-range within the next five years predict some experts.

Poultry Sector Very Aware Of Campylobacter Issue, Says BPC
The British Poultry Council today responded to claims in the ITV programme Tonight With Trevor MacDonald (11/06/2007) that chicken meat is a major carrier of campylobacter, and that the fat content of chicken has increased.

E-Business Boost For British Farmers
FARMING UK - Industry figures suggest that British farmers and livestock producers lag a long way behind those in other countries when it comes to being IT enabled. Only 20% of UK farmers use IT to manage their businesses*, with an even smaller number of beef producers using any form of management software.

NFU: Demand For Land To Remain Strong As Corn Fares Better Than Horn
The NFU’s Economics Department is forecasting mixed prospects for the various farming sectors in their latest quarterly Farming Outlook, with relatively strong markets in many sectors being reflected in continuing strong demand for land, but with margins in much of the livestock sector being undermined by poor prices and higher costs.
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United States

Chicken Farmers Still Waiting For Higher Prices
The demand for chicken litter as agricultural fertilizer has soared in recent months, largely fueled by higher natural gas costs and increased ethanol production.

D.C. animal rights group denied in Pennsylvania case
In a case where a guilty verdict could have opened a door for increased animal-rights actions against America’s farmers, a Pennsylvania farmer was found not guilty on charges of animal cruelty brought about by a Washington, D.C.-based animal rights group, at his 600,000-bird poultry facility.

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.

Turkey Air Facility Emissions Monitoring Underway in Iowa
IOWA - The first extensively monitored turkey house air emissions project in the nation got underway in Iowa in early May. The project, led by Iowa State University researchers, will gather baseline data on ammonia and particulate matter emissions for one year.

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

House Ag Leader Promises COOL By 2008
By September 2008, Americans will know the country of origin of food they are purchasing. That is if Congressional leaders get their way.

Divided Michigan Senate Panel Passes Animal Farm Bills
Most of Michigan's largest livestock and poultry farms could participate in a voluntary program instead of having to apply for environmental permits under legislation before the state Senate.

Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
Eggs in incubators up 2%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Open Production Systems Not Always Humane
WASHINGTON – Proposed legislation that would restrict the professional judgment of veterinarians and livestock producers by mandating arbitrary “humane” standards for food animal production must not become law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress.

Nanotech Nervousness
Researchers are studying whether nano-sized material could purge bacteria from the digestive tracts of poultry.
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Saudi Arabia

Clamp on live poultry outlets
RIYADH - Municipal authorities in Riyadh have decided to shut down all the 385 stores that slaughter live poultry from July 26, a top municipality official said.


Indian Egg Exports To Jump By 30%
BANGALORE - Indian egg exports are likely to increase by 30% following local poultry farms receiving fresh orders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which recently lifted the ban imposed on imports.

Fodder Scarcity May Affect Livestock Health
Livestock is at the heart of rural economy, and according to the latest Economic Survey, accounts for nearly 5% of the country’s gross domestic product

European Union

Europe To Streamline Farm Policy
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union has decided to strip dozens of layers of red tape from its vast farm policy, aiming to simplify the lives of farmers producing everything from poultry, eggs and cereals to potatoes.

EU Member States May Lift Ban On Chinese Poultry Imports
The European Commission will ask every European Union member states to lift the ban on Chinese processed poultry imports, it was revealed yesterday.

EU-Compound Feed Production In Decline
According to the AllAboutFeed website, in 2006, the compound feed production for the EU-25 reached 143.2 million tonnes (mt), which is 0.2% below the figure for 2005 (143.5 mt). The ten new EU member states account for around 16.0 mt.


Council Lays Down Egg Farming Rules
Tooradin residents have again spoken out against a proposed egg farm that they say would destroy their seaside community.

New Zealand

Campylobacter Campaign Shows Encouraging Signs
New Zealand poultry industry campaign against Campylobacter shows encouraging signs.

Santa Rosa Smoked Chicken Recalled
The food company Santa Rosa has recalled all its ready-to-eat smoked chicken products after discovering some may be contaminated with listeria.


Cause Of Chicken Deaths In Four States Not From Bird Flu - Chua
KUALA LUMPUR - Bird flu is not the cause of death of chickens in four states yesterday, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said Thursday.

Likely Ban On Open Poultry Rearing
Villagers and small-time breeders may no longer be allowed to rear chicken in the open to minimise the recurrence of bird flu in the country.


Kuwait Fund supports Egypt''s poultry industry with KD 26 million
CAIRO - Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation commended on Sunday the role by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in the development projects in Egypt.
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New Partnership Brings Smart Hatchery Technologies To Iran
Pas Reform IRAN - Pas Reform has established a new partnership that will enable the import of its Smart hatchery technologies to Iran. From Tehran, Mr. Kamal Nazari has been appointed to represent the full range of Pas Reform products, including Smart incubators, hatchery automation and hatchery climate control systems.

AIC Mosselprom Fuels Growth With European Technologies Agro-Industrial Complex (AIC)
MOSCOW - Mosselprom is poised for massive expansion, with plans to ramp-up poultry production by more than 42 per cent, to increase outputs from 35,000 to 50,000 tonnes of poultry meat per annum.

Ptitsefabrika Lebiazhe’s new GPS Hatchery targets 50pc marketshare in Russia with Smart from Pas Reform
ST PETERSBURG - Ptitsefabrika Lebiazhe has contracted Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform to supply a complete Smart Incubation system for its new grand parent stock hatchery in Shondorova Village, near St Petersburg (Russia).

Best Exhibitor Award for Big Dutchman stand
Big Dutchman THAILAND - At the VIV Asia 2007 held in Bangkok in Thailand, Big Dutchman was the winner of “The Best Exhibitor Award” in the Livestock Equipment category awarded by Asian Agribusiness Publications.

Hubbrd LLC Names Eddy Slick As Sales Representative
Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus US - Hubbard is very pleased to announce that Eddy Slick has been named the Hubbard LLC Sales Representative for the states of Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Aviagen's Moscow conference a great success
Aviagen MOSCOW - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, recently held its annual Russian conference at the Foresta Festival Park Hotel in Moscow. The two day conference followed the VIV Russia exhibition, allowing customers to combine attendance at the exhibition with the Aviagen event.

Cobb Appoints General Manager For North America
Cobb - Primary Broiler Breeders US - Aldo Rossi, who has held sales and technical roles with Cobb during the past seven years, has been promoted general manager for North America.

That's all for this week!


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