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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 2nd July 2007
Monday 2nd July 2007
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Parthenogenesis: Embryonic development in unfertilized eggs may impact normal fertilization and embryonic mortality
By C. D. McDaniel, PhD Professor, Poultry Science and published in MSU Poultry Dept. Spring Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 1.
Coccidiosis Management for Natural and Organic Poultry
By Anne Fanatico, NCAT Agriculture Specialist. - Both small and large poultry producers are interested in the sustainable management of the parasitic disease coccidiosis.
Necrotic Enteritis
By Vijay Durairaj and Dustan Clark, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas and published in Avian Advice Newsletter Summer 2007 Volume 9 No. 2,
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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)

GERMANY - Bird flu this week was confirmed in a second state near Leipzig. Scientists have confirmed that comparisons between viruses found in a wild swan near the Bavarian city of Nuremberg with samples from a Czech turkey farm and found that they had a 99.2 percent match. "The degree of similarity points to an as yet undetermined common origin for both viruses," the institute said in statement.

CZECH REPUBLIC - 28,000 broilers were culled at a farm in Norin after an outbreak was confirmed there last Wednesday. This comes after an outbreak earlier this month in the same region resulted in 6000 turkeys being killed and quarantine zones being erected to attempt to limit the movement of locals and poultry.

UK - 30 senior representatives from 15 countries gathered in Aviemore this week for a two day international summit on bird flu - the delegates reviewed the surveillance of wild birds, contingency planning and response strategies to outbreaks of the virus.

United States

Weekly Outlook: Anticipating June Grain Stocks Estimates
URBANA - U.S. weather and crop conditions continue to affect corn and soybean prices, but the June 29 release of the USDA's Acreage and Grain Stocks reports will provide additional fundamental information for these markets, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist.

Pelletising Possibilities Increase Feeding Options For DDGS
One hundred per cent of dried distiller's grains with solubles (DDGS), a by-product of ethanol production, can be pelletised without adding a binding agent or anything else, according to USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

Legislation Would Let More Meat Cross State Lines
It isn't easy to write a bill that increases food safety while helping livestock producers increase profits.
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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.

AMI Masterminds Anti-COOL Campaign
Washington, D.C. - The American Meat Institute (AMI) has stepped up its efforts against mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) by running false advertising in Roll Call and on radio stations across the country.

Antibiotic-Free Chicken May Boost Profit At Tyson
Tyson Food Inc.'s decision to produce all of its branded chicken without antibiotics could spur growth at the poultry producer, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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

Alfred Almanza Named Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the appointment of Alfred V. Almanza as Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a USDA agency which protects public health, through inspection of domestically produced and imported meat, poultry and egg products.

Ready-to-Cook Weight Down 1 Percent from Last Year
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) comment on the lower poultry ready-to-cook weights in their monthly Poultry Slaughter Report.

Labels Lack Food’s Origin Despite Law
In every American supermarket, labels tell shoppers where their seafood came from. But there are no such labels for meat, produce or nuts.

Johanns Ready To Open The Door To Kazakhstan's Poultry And Meats
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today met with Kazakhstan's Agriculture Minister Akhmetzhan Yesimov and agreed on specific areas of cooperation under the memorandum of understanding signed last September.

Humane Society Gets Ready To Peck At Kruger
At the Kroger shareholder meeting tomorrow, a representative of The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal welfare group and a Kroger shareholder, will urge the company to improve its animal welfare policies. The HSUS is asking the company to join a number of other major corporations in moving away from sales of eggs from caged hens.

New Threat From Meat Treated With CO2
Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, are demanding that Safeway Stores and three major meat packaging companies respond to concerns about the public health risks posed by meat treated with carbon monoxide.

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Ukraine Bans Poultry Imports From Czech Republic
Ukraine has banned the import of poultry from the Czech Republic where highly pathogenic avian flu has been registered.

United Kingdom

MRSA In Farm Animals – A New Monster Heading For UK
Research by the Soil Association reveals that a serious human-health threat, already present in the Netherlands and other European countries, could spread to the UK.

Agency Response To MRSA Report
The Food Standards Agency today reiterated advice on safe handling and cooking of meat for those worried by a report of a strain of 'superbug' MRSA in farm animals.

Famine Spurs A Chicken Inflation
WILLAND - A Global wheat famine means the price of chicken is going to rise, according to Cullompton poultry company Lloyd Maunder Ltd.

Salmonella Egg Ban From The Autumn
Eggs from flocks infected with salmonella will be banned from retail sale from November if they are linked to an outbreak of food poisoning, by Farming UK.

TS Lead The Way For Healthier Animals And Better Food
Local authority trading standards services have been quick to act on new powers to protect animal livestock - and the food on our tables - according to a new survey.

Industry Call for Ministerial Talks on Cost-Sharing back
SCOTLAND - NFU Scotland and other UK farming unions have told Defra officials today in London that direct talks with Defra Ministers on proposals for sharing the costs of animal health and welfare policies must now take place.

Support from Devolved Administrations On Animal Health Cost-Sharing
The UK Farming Unions along with the devolved administrations have told DEFRA that a November timetable for the introduction of animal health cost-sharing is not acceptable without responsibility sharing for animal health policy development and operation.


Pakistani Poultry Farmers Suffer Huge Losses Due To Windstorm
KARACHI - The poultry industry in Sindh has suffered massive financial losses in the wake of winds and widespread rains on Saturday, which may push the price of poultry products to unprecedented levels for consumers.
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Saudi Arabia

Kuwait Set to Lift Ban on Kingdom Poultry Products
RIYADH - The state of Kuwait will lift the ban it imposed three months ago on the importing of poultry products from Saudi Arabia, a senior Kuwaiti official announced here yesterday.

New Zealand

Campylobacter Campaign Looks Good
Poultry industry campaign against Campylobacter shows encouraging signs.

The Organic Chicken Has Landed In New Zealand
Organic looks set to become mainstream, with a large-scale organic poultry farm planned for Southland. However, its backers said the operation would need to be running before Christmas for the proposal to fly.

Progress In Fight Against Campylobacter Bacteria
“New Zealand’s work in the fight against Campylobacter in poultry is being watched with interest around the world, and while we certainly can’t say the problem has been solved, we’re pleased the way things are going,” says New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) Executive Director Dr Andrew McKenzie.


Increasing Indian Egg Prices Worries District Administrators
District administrators across the State are in a fix over rising egg prices.

Russian Federation

Russia Imposes Temporary Ban On Czech Poultry Imports
MOSCOW - Russia's food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Tuesday it had imposed temporary restrictions on poultry imports from the Czech Republic, where a bird flu outbreak was registered last week.


Ontario Government's Strong Trade Stand Applauded By Farmers
WHISTLER - The Government of Ontario's strong stand on agriculture is applauded by Ontario's dairy and poultry farmers.

No Scraps For Canadian Pig And Poultry
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations to remove the provision to issue permits for edible residual material (ERM), effectively banning the feeding of ERM to swine and poultry.
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European Union

"Super Bacteria" Variants Invading European Countries
European consumers may have to live life on tenterhooks once again. According to a report published on June 25th, by a British organic food advocacy organization, "Soil Association," a new type of "super bacteria" variant (MRSA) was found in countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, and Germany.


Top Chef Stirs Senses At Exclusive Egg-Inspired Event
The Australian Egg Corporation on Wednesday held an exclusive egg-inspired luncheon at the celebrated E’cco restaurant, with head chef Philip Johnson designing a special menu for members of Brisbane’s food industry.

Company news

Vencomatic OpenHouseTour2007 Vencomatic kindly support
UK - The Vencomatic OpenHouseTour2007 took place over 5 days in June when UK poultry producers were given the opportunity to meet Vencomatic dealers in the UK and learn more about the company and its products.

Successful Hubbard Night Organised By Paragon Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus
BANGLADESH - On March 2nd 2007, a Poultry Party took place at "SPORTS ZONE", a family amusement center owned by Paragon Group, on the top floor of the Corporate Head Office of Paragon. It was organized by FARMHOUSE, a monthly Magazine under Paragon's publication.

Al Noor-Pakistan Supports National Poultry Conference
FAISALABAD - The National Poultry conference held by the Faisalabad section of the Pakistan Poultry Association was held at the Serena Hotel in Faisalabad on January 17th -18th 2007.

That's all for this week!


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