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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 23rd July 2007
Monday 23rd July 2007
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We have 2 new features this week:

Aviagen Focus: Strong Links in the Supply Chain
By Aviagen. As the world’s leading poultry breeding company, operating in more than 85 countries, we understand the word “global.”
US Poultry Outlook Report - July 2007
By U.S.D.A., Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the July 2007: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report, highlighting Global Poultry Industry data.
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Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

US - Low risk bird flu was confirmed at a Virginian turkey farm but the U.S. Agriculture Department's chief veterinarian stressed that there was no evidence it was spreading further than the initial infected area.

CUBA - On Friday, Cuban Deputy Health Minister Gonzalo Estevez said that the country has in place a reinforced security system to quickly detect avian flu, a disease that has hit several countries in Southeast Asia. The Cuban health official said that all nations should be on the alert and have a contingency plan to face the social and economic consequences such an epidemic could bring.

UAE - The United Arab Emirates banned on Saturday the import of all live birds and poultry products from the Czech Republic and Togo after an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 virus in both countries. Environment and Water Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Kindi had issued the ban to prevent the spread of the deadly virus to animals or humans in the Gulf Arab country.

Viet Nam

Vietnamese farming sector needs modernization
In the context of globalization, in order to fight against the penetration of goods from other countries, besides the need for stricter regulations on food hygiene and safety to protect consumers’ health, exports of agricultural and marine products are encountering many technical barriers.

South Africa

SA lysine duty challanged - could open floodgates
The way could be clear for cheap goods to flow into the country as SA clashes with trade partners. This follows a landmark court ruling against the state agency that administers trade tariffs, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa.
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United Kingdom

Soaring Feed Costs Hurting Pig and Poultry Industry
With the cereal sector benefiting from a much-needed and justified rise in prices, pig and poultry producers are struggling with associated rises in feed costs which aren’t being reflected in the market price, according to NFU Scotland.

Less wasteful chicken breed
Scientists at the Roslin Institute are to breed chickens that produce less excrement, it was reported today.

Seeking projects on animal welfare and rural enterprise
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is inviting applications for its travel fellowships for 2008. Out of the 11 awards offered, two focus on animal welfare and ‘Making a living in the countryside’.

FAWC report: DEFRA accepts four recommendations
The Government has responded to the Farm Animal Welfare Council’s (FAWC) report on the welfare implications of animal breeding and breeding technologies.

DEFRA Shifts Its Scope To Salmonella Control
Defra has today launched a consultation on the implementation of a National Control Programme for salmonella in poultry laying flocks.

Board Approves Changes In Meat Hygiene Regulation
The Food Standards Agency has today supported the seven key recommendations of the Review of the Delivery of Official Controls in Approved Meat Premises.

Soil Association And NFU Clash Over Antibiotic Report
The Soil Association and the NFU have clashed over the findings of a Government report into anti-microbial resistance in humans and farmed animals.

UK Regulator To Charge Fees For Meat Inspections
The UK will begin charging meat processors fees for inspections and assessing plants based on the potential risk manufactured products pose to public health.

Japanese X-Ray System Tops Danish Meat Tests
A Japanese manufactured food x-ray system has been rated number one in performance tests by the Danish Meat Association.
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Despite Sales Increase Brazil's Chicken Exporters Are Losing Money
Brazilian chicken exports yielded US$ 2.145 billion in the first half of this year, an increase of 47% in comparison with the same period in 2006.


Egg prices may slip marginally on increased supply
Consumers may get some respite from soaring prices of eggs and chicken as the poultry industry expects rates to soften in the coming days with an increase in supply.


DA checks on alleged China ban on RP poultry
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is checking the veracity of reports about China's alleged suspension of selected poultry and meat imports from the Philippines.

United States

US Urges China To Lift Pork And Poultry Ban
The US has asked China to lift the ban it imposed last week on imports from seven pork and poultry processing plants.

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 Labels Exposed: Are "Free-range chickens" Truly So?
"Free-range chickens" -- are they truly so? I have heard that in most instances the chickens are granted release from constricted cages for a short time only and still spend their lives in small cages.

Researcher Delves Into Why Naturally Blind Chickens Perform Better
GUELPH - A strain of chickens that are naturally blind start reproduction earlier and produce more eggs per cycle than their sighted counterparts, a University of Guelph researcher is finding. Now he’s working to understand what influences the increased production in blind birds.
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
Court Upholds Air Emissions Agreements
WASHINGTON,DC - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed a federal court decision to dismiss challenges to the validity of air emissions agreements between the Environmental Protection Agency and livestock and poultry operations.

EPA Extends Clean Water Deadlines for Animal Feeding Operations
To respond properly to citizen comment on a federal court order, EPA today announced a final rule extending certain compliance deadlines from July 31, 2007 to Feb. 27, 2009 for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

AMI: Chinese Meat, Poultry Suspension 'Not Valid'
The American Meat Institute is saying that China's suspension of seven U.S. plants from exporting safe and inspected U.S. pork and poultry products to China is not based upon sound science.

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

OSU Center Develops Assay For Detecting vvIBDV
The Ohio State University Center for Diagnostic Assays announces a significant diagnostic discovery.

Tyson Foods Faces Health And Safety Fine
Tyson Foods is facing fines of up to $339,500 for "serious, willful, and repeat" health and safety violations at its poultry processing plant in Noel, Missouri.

Organic Set To Take The US By Storm
SAN JOSE - The global organic foods & beverages market is projected to exceed US$86 billion by the year 2009, reflecting a CAGR of over 17% during the ten-year analysis period. The enduring health benefits offered by organic foods is expected to sustain the prosperity of the market into the distant future.


Farm Paper from WTO Threatens Dairy, Poultry and Egg Farmers
OTTAWA - Canadian dairy, poultry and egg farm leaders rejected the first draft modalities paper on agriculture issued yesterday by Crawford Falconer, agriculture trade negotiations Chair for the World Trade Organization (WTO), as the text threatens the future of Canadian dairy, poultry and egg industries.

Saudi Arabia

Ban On French Chicken Import
RIYADH — The Saudi Ministry of Agriculture yesterday imposed a temporary ban on the import of chickens and eggs from Moselle in Lorraine, France, as a preventive measure to counter bird flu, which according to latest indications is again spreading across Europe.


EU Farmers Slam WTO Proposals
BRUSSELS - Europe's biggest farmers group slammed World Trade Organisation (WTO) proposals on Wednesday for how to save global trade talks. The proposals, they say would cut import tariffs too much and seemed designed to help US farmers.
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New Zealand

Chicken Factory Workers Fall Ill
Cases of campylobactor have skyrocketed at Bell Block's Tegel chicken factory, with 26 staff becoming ill with the disease so far this year.


Wendy's Pledges Support Of Humane Slaughter
DUBLIN - Wendy's International Inc., has pledged to give preferential buying support to its pork and chicken suppliers who improve humane animal welfare systems.The policy follows a switch made by Burger King this spring.

Company news

Aviagen Brand Updates
Aviagen GLOBAL - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, operates in over than 85 countries. Here is an update on three of the company's brands.

LISKo Broiler sign-up to Smart
Pas Reform THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform signed a new contract with LISKo Broiler, from Voronezh region, Russian Federation, for the supply of a turnkey hatchery with a capacity of 60 million eggs per year.

Pas Reform Appoints Representative To Support Smart Growth In The USA
US - Since launching its industry-leading Smart single-stage incubation system in the USA in January 2007, Pas Reform announces further expansion to its worldwide network, with the appointment of Mr. Dave Neff to drive the company’s commercial activities in the USA.

Hubbard acquires Fulletby hatchery in the UK
Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus UK - Hubbard SAS, the leading European supplier of broiler breeding stock, has entered into an agreement to acquire Fulletby hatchery from Joice and Hill Poultry Ltd.

Vencomatic Appoints New Market Development Manager For Germany And Scandinavia
Vencomatic kindly support GERMANY - Poultry equipment manufacturer Vencomatic is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Luimes (43) as market development manager for Germany and Scandinavia.

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