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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 3rd September 2007
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We have 4 new features this week:

The Influence of Stocking Density on Body Weight, Egg Weight, and Feed Intake of Adult Broiler Breeder Hens
By B. J. Mtileni, K. A. Nephawe, Livestock Business Division, Agricultrual Research Council, South Africa; A. E. Nesamvuni, Department of Agriculture and K. Benyi, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa. Published in Poultry Science, Volume 86, Issue 8, August 2007 edition.
Maximising in-ovo vaccination success
By Ron Meijerhof, Senior technical specialist, Hybro B.V. In-ovo vaccination by injection, particularly for protection against Marek’s disease, is becoming increasingly popular as a time and labour saving method.
Backyard Flock Tip: Bio-Security and Beyond
By Nicholas M. Dale, Extension Poultry Scientist, University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - August 2007
By Defra - This monthly publication combines information from the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data, pulling all ‘official’ poultry statistics in one publication.
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Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

PHILIPPINES - The Provincial Veterinary office (PVET) has this week identified wetlands in the towns of Pagudpud, Paoay and Bangui as surveillance areas for migratory birds.
"Migration season normally begins in September and they leave our area around April or May. We expect thousands of migratory birds to flock toward our area because of its proximity from Taiwan and other Chinese territories," she said.
Migratory birds have been tagged as natural carriers of the avian influenza virus or bird flu.

VIETNAM - Bird flu returned this week to the Mekong Delta provinces of Tra Vinh and Dong Thap, according to the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The outbreak in TraVinh was detected early last week at a farm in Phuoc Hung commune in Tra Cu District where 150 dead waterfowl tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus. The dead animals were among the 450 poultry on a farm that had yet to receive vaccinations against bird flu.
Vo Be Hien, director of Dong Thap Animal Health Department warned residents of the possibility of a further outbreak because the one-day-old breeder chickens had not been vaccinated by suppliers.


Retailers Flock To Promote Quality-Assured Chicken
About 400 retail outlets are taking part in a nationwide campaign to encourage consumers to look for the Bord Bia quality mark when buying chicken.

IFA Warns Us Not To Exaggerate Food Commodity Prices
IIFA President Padraig Walshe said that some food commodity prices have risen substantially in recent months, and while this will have some impact on food prices and general inflation in Ireland, the impact should not be exaggerated.

United Kingdom

Meat Prices Set To Rise As Feed Costs Soar
Retailers look set to raise meat prices as soaring feed costs and the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease threaten the survival of the livestock industry, consultants Deloitte said on Tuesday.

Industry At The Brink
The UK meat industry is on the brink of disaster unless prices rise, leaders and analysts have warned.

Supermarket Price War Is Ruining Meat Producers, Farmers Warn
SCOTLAND - Scotland's meat industry is "in meltdown" as the supermarket price war coincides with a doubling in the price of feed, farming leaders warned.
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Meat Campaigners Say British Is Best
With the cost of meat likely to rise due to increased animal feed costs, the organisers of British Food Fortnight, which takes place 22nd September to 7th October, give consumers seven reasons to buy British meat:

Welfare-Friendly Prizes From RSPCA
Six restaurants that promote high animal welfare have been named as finalists in the RSPCA’s Good Business Awards.

Matthews 'British' Branding
Turkey giant Bernard Matthews is taking steps to ensure that all poultry products sold under its brand name are produced in Britain.

Organic Livestock Farmers Feed Problems
Almost half organic livestock farmers in England and Wales are considering reducing stock numbers, or even leaving organic farming, due to increasing feed costs, according to a recent survey by the organic marketing groups Graig Producers and Caledonian Organics.

United States

More Than 23,500 Join Fight For Truthful Labeling
More than 23,500 members have joined the Truthful Labeling Coalition (TLC) in hopes of drawing attention to the mislabeling of pumped-up chicken.

New Deputy Administrator of USDA Poultry Programs.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the selection of Rex A. Barnes as the new Deputy Administrator of AMS’ Poultry Programs.

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.

One Of Largest US Poultry Producers Hit With safety Fines
Koch Foods, owner of a local poultry plant raided Tuesday by federal immigration agents, ranks as one of the country's largest chicken producers with multiple plants in the Midwest and Southeast.

Federation Claims Egg Resolutions Hurt Business
The Florida Poultry Federation has sent letters to all Florida cities warning them against approving resolutions that advise residents not to purchase eggs from caged chickens.

US Poultry Ready-to-Cook Weight Down 4 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.

Ozone Spray Kills E.Coli In Processing Plants
New high pressure ozone spray systems have been developed to remove E. coli from fresh produce, meat and poultry plants, their manufacturer claims.

Net Farm Income Expected To Set New Record
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Although the Agriculture Department has revised its 2007 net farm income estimate up $20 billion to a record $87.1 billion on the strength of higher livestock and crop prices, the glass is only half full for America’s farmers since farm production costs are also escalating, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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Jamaica Broilers Minimally Affected By Hurricane Dean
Jamaica Broilers Groupsustained "no significant loss", and all areas of operation are up and running, according to Chief Financial Officer Ian Parsad.


Give-And-Take Schemes Keep Taking Despite Ban
"Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) — As of now, meat resources importing companies continue shipping these products to Ukrainian territory on give-and-take schemes despite Cabinet ban (effective until Sept 1, 2007), reported Petro Verbytskiy, Deputy Ministry of Agrarian Policy, on briefing.


Poultry Prices Jump To All-Time High In Pakistan
Retail price of live broiler chicken have reached all time high in Karachi as it rose by Rs 38 in last one month to the level of Rs 110 per kilogramme on back of short supply and high demand, traders said on Tuesday.

Extending Poultry Farming To Rural Areas
The poultry industry has made considerable contribution to food production and plays a vital role in the domestic economy. It has proved to be a profitable business and is a good source of cheap, palatable and nutritious food protein.

Russian Federation

19 Hospitalized In Salmonellosis Outbreak At Lipetsk Poultry Farm
A salmonellosis outbreak was registered among workers of a poultry farm of the company “Chicken Kingdom” in the Lipetsk region, 19 people were hospitalized as a result of the outbreak.

Cherkizovo Aquires A Kingdom And Becomes Top Russian Poultry Firm
Russia's Cherkizovo has acquired 100 percent of Chicken Kingdom to become the country's biggest poultry producer, the company said on Wednesday.


Suspected Cases Of Newcastle Disease Discovered
Bulgaria has discovered a suspected outbreak of Newcastle disease in a village north of the country's capital Sofia, the National Veterinary Service said Tuesday.
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Agri Department Okays More Chicken Imports
The agriculture department is likely to approve the importation of more chickens because of a shortage and the projected increase in demand during the Christmas season, an official said yesterday.


Japanese Chickens Stop Scours In Kiwi Calves
Antibodies made by Japanese chickens are helping New Zealand calves fight potentially fatal scours.


Finnish Ministers Stir Up GM Meat Debate
Politicians in Finland are stoking debate over labelling of meat products from animals fed with genetically-modified feed, in the interests of consumer rights.


Poultry Industry Happy Over Stable Broiler Price
Poultry farmer of Palladam, Pongalur and Udumalpet region are happy over the stability in prices of broiler in the last couple of days.


Canada Rethinks Ban On Chinese Poultry
China, the nation that has been battling scandals over contaminated exports ranging from pet food to toys, wants to export chicken that was raised, processed and cooked in China, to Canada.

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Poultry Self-Sufficiency On Track
Production of chicken and eggs has reached near self-sufficiency and there is no need to import the two products, deputy agricultural jihad minister for livestock affairs announced.


China Vows To Clean Up Toxins Amid Food Scares
China will clamp down on foods tainted with illegal and excessive chemicals as it seeks to quell domestic and foreign alarm about toxins in meat, seafood and vegetables, the country's top agriculture official said.
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Hubbard Signs Contract For Ultra Yield GP In Italy
Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus ITALY - Hubbard has signed a distribution agreement with “Azienda Agricola Dal Verme” in Italy.

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