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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 9th July 2007
Monday 9th July 2007
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 2 new features this week:

Depopulation Methods for a Commercial Layer Flock: Part 1 and 2
By A. Bruce Webster, Extension Poultry Scientist , University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Mechanisms Regulating Feed Intake, Energy Expenditure, and Body Weight in Poultry
By M. P. Richards (Corresponding author) and M. Proszkowiec-Weglarz USDA, ARS, Growth Biology Laboratory. Published in Poultry Science, Volume 86, Issue 7, July 2007 edition.
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Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

GERMANY - Confirmation of H5N1 in a single goose prompted as swift cull of over 1,200 birds in the German hill village of Wickersdorf. This comes after Germany' top state veterinary laboratory raised the bird flu risk level after more wild birds had tested positive for H5N1 in the eastern states of Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

VIETNAM - The country continues to show incredible progress with its avian flu prevention measures - a further six regions have been declared infection free, after having no new outbreaks for 21 days. Nine provinces and cities remain plagued by the avian virus, including Nghe An, Hai Phong, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Vinh Phuc, Quang Nam, Thai Binh, Ha Tinh, and Quang Ninh.

United States

International Egg and Poultry Review
The latest International Egg and Poultry Review from the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA, including an update of bird flu in Germany.

New USDA Animal Research Facility
Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and members of Iowa's Congressional delegation helped dedicate a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) high-containment large animal facility here today that combines several research facilities into one location. The new building is the second component of a multi-phase, $460 million project.

Weekly Outlook: Acreage Report Surprise
URBANA - The large corn acreage reflected in a recent USDA report and generally good crop conditions will keep corn prices on the defensive, though weather spikes are likely, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist.

State meat inspection program continues to grow in North Dakota
What began as an economic development effort at the urging of the state's livestock producers, the North Dakota state meat inspection program has really blossomed, allowing more plants to sell directly to in-state consumers.

World Animal Feed Additives Market to Reach US$15.4 Billion by 2010
Growth in the global market for animal feed additives will stem from increasing population, rising standards of living, growing consumption of meat and meat products in developing countries, and consistent demand from the developed world.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 3%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Difficulties of raising free-range chickens
The principles of Colpitts PineRidge Ranch were established by Tom Colpitts, a dentist turned alternative health practitioner.

Monthly US Egg Products Report
Shell eggs broken up 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Egg prices in south travel north on rising demand
It appears to be “eggsciting” times in the south with prices of eggs having gone through the roof.

Shortage of trays hit egg exports
Egg exports from India have been affected due to shortage of specially made, water-proof, chemically treated paper trays.

Viet Nam

Intensive efforts needed to prevent imported live chickens
The northern border province of Lang Son which is home to many bordergates and thousands of ridged mountains and forest tracks is considered a gateway for bird flu to enter Vietnam.

South Africa

Astral faces ‘huge losses’ in chicken competition dispute
Leading broiler chicken producer Astral and its subsidiary Elite, a producer of breeders for the broiler industry, have applied for an urgent hearing by the Competition Tribunal of a matter brought against them by rival broiler producer Supreme Poultry and its subsidiary Country Bird.


EPEXA and AVEC United in Brussels
During its general assembly in May 2007 EPEXA, the official Association of European Hatching Egg, One-Day-Olds and Pullet Exporters in the EU-Countries, has decided to join forces with AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU countries, by using one common secretariat representing the specific interests of both organisations.
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Cambodian PM bans import of poultry from neighboring countries
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Cambodian authorities operating at borders to stop all imports of poultry products from neighboring countries as they are facing bird flu outbreaks, local media said on Tuesday.

United Kingdom

Rearing turkeys in a forest does work
A great idea, but what about the foxes, was the first reaction of Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association members during a recent open day to a Christmas turkey unit that rears birds in a forest.

Welcome for DEFRA Move on Cost-Sharing
NFU Scotland has welcomed the change of heart signalled by Defra Minister Lord Rooker on sharing the costs and responsibility for animal health policy.

RSPCA to introduce new welfare system by early 2008
Following years of scientific research, the RSPCA is poised to pioneer a new way to improve the lives of farm animals. A new system to measure welfare standards could be implemented into its Freedom Food assurance scheme by early 2008.


Soya exports irk poultry industry
Continued exports of Soya beans to neighbouring countries would lead to low chicken production, a situation that would push up the price of dressed chickens currently at K500.

Russian Federation

Russia limited German and Brazilian poultry supply
The Russian Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision gradually extends the list of the countries banned from importing its meat or poultry production into Russia.


Poultry industry suffers Rs 670 million losses
Recent rains have hit the poultry industry badly, causing about Rs 670 million losses to poultry farmers across Sindh province, said Pakistan Poultry Association (Sindh zone) Chairman Suhail Chaudhry.


Barbados lifts ban on UK poultry products
BRIDGETOWN - Commercial importers as well as travellers are now free to import poultry and poultry products into Barbados from the United Kingdom.
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Combination of Strategies Recommended for Reducing Phosphorus in Livestock Manure
The University of Manitoba's Department of Animal Science recommends a combination of strategies to reduce the amount of phosphorus that ends up in manure.

Animal Nutrition Viewed as a Key Step Toward Environmental Sustainability
The development of nutrition strategies for improving the quality of manure to better reflect the needs of crops is one of the ways scientists are helping farmers address environmental concerns related to intensive livestock production.

We're choking on new rules, say Island farmers
Columnist Jack Knox and photographer Debra Brash take a look at farms close to home. Small farmers face many hurdles from fuel costs to an aging workforce.


Venezuela imports more chicken and eggs to meet increasing demand
Venezuela's Food Ministry has announced that it will import 45,000 tonnes of chicken to cover high demand.


Government bans all bird, poultry imports from Togo
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has temporarily banned imports of domestic and wild birds along with poultry and its products from Togo, following official reports on the presence of the avian influenza (AI) or bird flu virus in the western African country.


Jamaica Broilers to start ethanol production weekend
Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG), a poultry producer with a minority interest in energy, is to ramp up its new ethanol plant this weekend, says President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Levy.

Hong Kong

July 10 next poultry rest day
The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department reminds poultry stall operators and the public that the next poultry rest day falls on July 10.
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Cyprus Agricultural output - No. eggs decreased
The number of eggs for hatching placed in incubation in Cyprus in May reached 143,100 eggs for laying and 1,410,600 eggs for meat.

Company news

Ross-EPI on the road in Poland
Aviagen POLAND - Ross-EPI, part of the Aviagen Group, recently held a customer seminar in Lichen, Poland. Around 220 delegates, mainly made up of farm and hatchery managers, attended the seminar and enjoyed a number of interesting presentations by Ross-EPI personnel.

That's all for this week!


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