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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 17th September 2007
Monday 17th September 2007
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Leg Problems In Broilers
By Claudia S. Dunkley, Extension Poultry Scientist, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia. With the advancements in the genetics of broilers combined with improvement in the diet, enhanced feed conversion efficiency and growth rate have been observed in broiler chickens.
DDGS: What lies ahead?
By Alex Corzo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University. Published in the Poultry Science Department Newsletter, summer 2007. DDGS, which stands for Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, is a by-product from the fermentation of starch located in the endosperm of cereal grains.
Canada Poultry and Products Annual 2007
By the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the poultry industry data from the USDA FAS Poultry and Products Annual 2007 report for Canada. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have ommited from this article.
Campylobacter in Poultry Risk Management Strategy 2007-2010
By the New Zealand Food safety Authority.
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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)

CHINA - Nearly 10,000 ducks that died of bird flu at farms near Guangzhou's Panyu district had been vaccinated against the disease, sparking fears the deadly H5N1 virus may have mutated.

Guangdong Animal Epidemic Prevention Center director Yu Yedong stressed that although the ducks had been vaccinated; the initial shot would have only been 65% effective, with the follow up shot pushing this to around 90%. He believed that the birds were infected before this second vaccination.

Health workers have been spraying disinfectant on every passing vehicle and duck farms around the village.

GERMANY - 41,000 birds at a duck farm in Dietersburg and a further 26,000 in Dingolfing-Landau have been slaughtered this week in an attempt by health officials try to rein in the spread of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus.

Officials fear the virus has been spread by trading in live ducks between area farms.

United States

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.

Calls For Farm Bill Provision To Be Rejected
WASHINGTON - The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) joined forces with the American Federation of Government Employees today to oppose a provision in the House Farm Bill that will put consumers at risk of food borne illnesses and further subject food workers to unsanitary work conditions.

UPC Urges Money – Not Chickens – for Kapparot Ceremonies
MACHIPONGO - United Poultry Concerns (UPC) is urging rabbis and other members of the Jewish community who perform the kapparot ceremony between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to use money instead of chickens. This year kapparot is scheduled for the week between Monday, September 17 and Friday, September 21.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 2%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine
Farm Bill Will Compromise Food Safety
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) joined forces with the American Federation of Government Employees today to oppose a provision in the House Farm Bill that will put consumers at risk of food borne illnesses and further subject food workers to unsanitary work conditions.

Broiler Production Expected To Grow By 1.6% Annually From 2007
Lower chicken prices in the first half of 2006 led to a decline in production relative to a year ago for the final two quarters of 2006, a rarity for the industry.

Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
Turkey eggs in incubators up 4% from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

A Time To Highlight Import Safety
KANSAS CITY - As part of a nationwide fact-finding by the President's Interagency Working Group on Import Safety, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt today focused on import safety as it relates to meat processing, during a visit to a small meat processing plant established for 75 years in Kansas City's historic stockyard district.

Dubach To Hold Its Louisiana Chicken Festival On Sept. 28-29
Dubach will celebrate the Louisiana Chicken Festival on Sept. 28-29 with a proclamation from Gov. Kathleen Blanco declaring September as Poultry and Egg Month.

Opponents Of SW Missouri Chicken Farm Challenge Operating Permit
Opponents of a large-scale poultry operation that has been awarded a construction permit by state regulators - despite being only a mile from a state park - are now challenging the plant's operating permit.

Viet Nam

Vietnam Seizes Thousands Of Chickens Smuggled From China
Authorities in northern Vietnam confiscated 2,500 chickens smuggled in from neighboring China, highlighting the challenges of stopping bird flu, officials said Tuesday.

Higher Pay, More Staff Are Keys For Safety
Veterinarians agree that improved grassroots capacity and higher pay are the key to the prevention of disease in Viet Nam’s livestock and poultry.
Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform

China's Artificial Foods Spotlighted in Korea
Recently, China's artificial products have been under the spotlight in Korea. Several mainstream Korean media have reported on the process of making artificial eggs in China, which has stirred up panic and caused great concern among Koreans.

China must be given 'fair consideration' on poultry exports
BEIJING - A recent US provision that effectively blocks China's poultry exports to the country leaves an impression that it was "made on political grounds," a top American poultry industry representative said on Friday.


Poultry Dealers Must Discuss With Ministry Before Raising Prices
KUALA LUMPUR - The Perak Poultry Dealers Association has been asked to discuss with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry over its decision to raise the price of chickens.

Chicken Prices: Seek The Views Of All
The ministry’s priority has always been to promote domestic trade.

More Consumers Avoiding Chicken Stalls At Wet Markets
Fed up with the rising price of chicken, especially with the action of some traders to raise the price above the ceiling price of RM6 per kg, consumers have started to limit their spending on chicken.

United Kingdom

FAI Launches International Poultry Business
OXFORD - FAI Farms Ltd, the commercial farming and research enterprise based at the former Oxford University Research Farm, has formed a partnership with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to set up two international farming enterprises.

Low Level Of Salmonella In Catering Eggs
Very few eggs used in restaurants, pubs and cafeterias are contaminated with salmonella, according to a 14 month UK survey commissioned by the Food Standards Agency.

National Programme To Control Salmonella In Poultry
Minister for Rural Affairs, Elin Jones, announced a Welsh Assembly Government consultation on a programme to protect public health by updating and enhancing existing controls on Salmonella in poultry laying flocks of domestic fowl.

Sri Lanka

Poultry Meat Duty, Import Ban Has Turned The Tide
Sri Lanka's Bairaha group says better demand and the duty on imported meat helped turn a mid year 10 million rupee loss to a 5.5 million profit at the end of the year.
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
United Arab Emirates

UAE To Review Ban On Indian Poultry Products
DUBAI - The authorities in the UAE have decided to review a ban on Indian poultry products put in place since July after bird flu was detected in Manipur.


Pakistan Starts Rebuilding Poultry Industry
Federal Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that Rs. l billion were in the pipeline for the revival of the poultry industry after the bird flu crisis.

Iran, Islamic Republic of

20 Percent Rise In Chicken Price In The Month Ramadan
The Chicken price encountered an increase by 20 percent in Khuzestan.


New Outbreaks Of Newcastle Disease In Bulgaria
Bulgarian veterinary authorities confirmed Thursday new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in poultry in the northwest of the country, where cases of the disease were reported in late-August, the state BTA news agency said.

New Zealand

NZFSA Strengthens Campylobacter Strategy
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority’s updated Campylobacter in Poultry Risk Management Strategy identifies some stringent additions that it anticipates will lead to significant reductions in this country’s high levels of human campylobacteriosis.


Suguna Arm Setting Up Poultry Vaccine Plant
Globion India Private Limited, the newly-incorporated subsidiary of Suguna Poultry Group, is setting up a poultry vaccine manufacturing facility in Hyderabad at an investment of Rs 42 crore.

Moldova, Republic of

A Helping Hand For Moldova Farmers
Following a severe drought in Moldova, especially districts in the South, the European Commission has allocated €3 million in humanitarian aid for the country's most vulnerable farmers and rural people as a short-term measure.
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Chickens Distributed Among 600 Widows In Ghazni
The US-led provincial reconstruction team (PRT) has distributed 9,000 chickens among widows and poor women to enable them to earn livelihood for their families.

Company news

Aviagen Names Product Development Center Supervisor
Aviagen ALABAMA - Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, recently named Tracy Beauchamp as Product Development Center supervisor for the company's facilities in Albertville, Alabama.

That's all for this week!


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