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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 1st October 2007
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We have 3 new features this week:

Thailand 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 Thailand. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have ommited from this article.
Potential Problems for Livestock Producers to Consider in 2007
By Dr. Mike Murphy, Toxicologist College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. The dual effect of drought and hail in 2007 have left many producers wondering what toxins may impact their crops.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - September 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)

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed last week that a large chicken farm in Canada's central Saskatchewan province had been hit with an outbreak of H7N3.

The H7N3 is fatal to birds, but not dangerous to humans, but necessary measures have been taken to contain the virus. All 50, 000 birds at the farm will be destroyed with carbon dioxide gas over the next few days. Equipment and tools at the facility will be cleaned and disinfected and a three-kilometre zone has also been established around the farm.

BANGLADESH - 6,000 chickens were culled at Sahapur village in Sadar sub-district in Bangladesh's north-western Bogra district, 170 km of capital Dhaka last Tuesday night following the detection of avian influenza virus in a poultry farm.

Nakul Saha, owner of the poultry farm, took several dead chickens for laboratory test on suspicion that they might have died of bird flu. Tests confirmed this and steps were taken to prevent the spread.


Poultry Farmers Get Compensation
Government has paid a total of about 1.6 billion cedis as compensation to about 40 farmers whose poultry and poultry products were destroyed during the outbreaks of the Avian Influenza this year.

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.

Post-Flooding Health Concerns In Livestock
If your fields, pastures or farmyards were recently flooded due to the excessive rains, you need to be aware of some possible associated health risks to livestock, according to Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension educator in dairy.

Checking Poultry Genes For Disease
Research funded by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association studied the functional genomic and DNA microarray approach to identify key innate immunity genes as a novel selection method to identify chickens with increased resistance to disease.

The 2008 International Poultry Expo Welcomes Growers
ATLANTA - The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association will sponsor Grower Days at the 2008 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo. It will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from January 23-25. Grower Day exposes growers to the latest technology for the poultry and egg industry.
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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 2%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Ready-To-Cook Weight Up 7 Percent From Last Year
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) comment on the slightly higher poultry ready-to-cook weights in their monthly Poultry Slaughter Report.

AFBF Urges Congress to Pass Latin America FTAs
It’s time for Congress to take action and support the Latin America free trade agreements, said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman today. In a press conference with Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Chuck Conner and various commodity organizations, Stallman urged Congress to pass the Peru, Colombia and Panama Trade Promotion Agreements.

Farm Bill Would Transfer Meat Inspection To States
Under pressure from the meat industry and several states, Congress may be on the verge of eliminating a 40-year-old requirement that meat and poultry sold across state lines be federally inspected.


There Is No Shortage Of Chicken In Barbados
The Egg and Poultry Producers Association says there should be an adequate supply of chicken for the Christmas season, and it has rejected suggestions of a chicken shortage in the country.

No Cheaper Chicken
Don't expect chicken prices to drop before the busy Christmas season.

Poultry Producers Taking Risks But Retailers Taking Profits
Poultry producers in Barbados are calling for a more equitable distribution of profits from the industry.

European Union

GM Policy Has EU livestock In A Stranglehold
FEFAC President Mr Pedro Corrêa de Barros called on the EU Farm Council to take urgent measures ensuring adequate access of livestock farmers to feed materials.


Poultry Plant Closes
hundred workers at Maryborough poultry plant Davis Poultry have lost their jobs after creditors placed the company in liquidation.

Price Of Bacon And Eggs On The Up
Two of Australia’s food industries today warned consumers that the cost of producing foods present on most households’ shopping lists has risen sharply due to the ongoing high price of grain.

ACT Govt Offers $1m To Convert Egg Farm
The operators of a caged egg farm in Canberra have been offered $1 million by the Australian Capital Territory government to convert to a barn-laid system.
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General Guangdong Poultry Imports To Resume
Imports of chilled and frozen ducks and geese, and duck and goose eggs from areas outside the 24km radius of the bird flu infected area in Guangdong will resume September 25, the Food & Health Bureau says.

China Bans Poultry Imports From Canada
China has ordered all poultry imports and relative products shipped from Canada after September 23 to be returned or destroyed to ward off the H7N3 avian influenza virus.

United Kingdom

Egg Rations Fear As Prices Soar
Eggs could be rationed for the first time since World War II because of soaring wheat prices.

Gold Standard For British Lion
The Code of Practice for British Lion eggs has been significantly upgraded, with enhanced salmonella controls and improved traceability, to confirm its place as the UK and EU’s pre-eminent food assurance scheme.

Essex Turkey Farmer Wins Top Award
Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkey Farms, Danbury, Essex, has been named Turkey Man of the Year by his colleagues in the industry.

Hong Kong

Sept 28 Next Poultry Rest Day
Retailers and the public are reminded that the next rest day for poultry outlets is September 28.


Negri Govt Says No To New Poultry Farms
The state government will not allow the opening of new poultry farms in Negri Sembilan and existing chicken breeders have been told to operate closed farming systems by Dec 31 if they wanted to remain in the business.

Govt May Import Chicken To Address Short Supply
The Government will import chicken from neighbouring countries if poultry supply shortage continues, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.

Muhyiddin To Villagers: Breed Chicken For Own Consumption
Villagers have been urged to breed chicken for personal consumption as commercial breeders may reduce the number of birds due to higher chicken feed cost.
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Poultry Tax Cut Proposed In Bahamas
In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles among Bahamians, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham recently indicated that the government may consider lowering the duty on imported chicken and raising the duty on red meat as a means of encouraging Bahamians to eat healthier.


Meat Producers Face Shutdown In October
A provincial meat inspection regulation is threatening to shut down local meat producers at the end of the month.


Greek Poultry Industry Recovering, Report
Greece's poultry industry is one of the most significant sectors of the domestic meat industry, with a total production of 177,000 tones of poultry in 2005 or 35 percent of total production in the country, a report by Hellastat said on Monday


Zimbabwe: Scientists Call For Genetic Diversity
Veterinary science experts from the developing world are calling for the establishment of gene banks to conserve livestock diversity and promote the indigenous breeds which are disease-resistant and suitable for poor farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


In Cameroon, Globalization's Losers Fight Back and Win
It is an uninterrupted popular referendum, a global plebiscite that takes place in the world's supermarket coolers. With each product they pull off the shelves, consumers determine the production and living conditions of chickens, turkeys and geese, as well as the marketing of their meat in a networked world.


Uganda: Poultry Farming is Profitable
Ms Getrude Kakooza, a poultry farmer does not regret taking up this venture, which she says is lucrative and has enabled her to finance her needs including paying school fees for her seven children and a few dependents.


Prices Of Poultry Products Down
A steep fall in sale has prompted the Tamil Nadu Egg Producers Association to reduce the wholesale prices of broiler chicken and eggs.

Kashmir: Pauper In Poultry Production, Topper In Consumption
Want to know why Kashmir does not improve in poultry production though being its major consumer? Read on: <
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Russian Federation

Governer Meets Poultry Producers
Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Petr Sumin met President of Rosptitsesoyuz Vladimir Fisinin, President of Germany-based Lomann Rudolf Preisenger and General Director of Chelyabinsk poultry plant Vladimir Murashov.

Company news

Hubbard Announces New Appointments For CanadaHubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus
CANADA - Hubbard is pleased to announce that Jérôme Baudon has been named the Hubbard LLC sales representative for the Province of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada.

Arbor Acres Staff Add Support To CPC SchoolAviagen
EGYPT - Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, has lent its support to the 10th Cairo Poultry Company (CPC) Poultry Production School in Egypt, which took place between 1 and 6 September 2007.

That's all for this week!


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