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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 29th October 2007
Monday 29th October 2007
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We have 3 new features this week:

USDA Poultry and Products Annual Reports 2007 Summary
Latest USDA FAS report from Mexico plus previously published reports from many other countries.
Breeder House Ventilation Principles
By Aviagen. With this article Aviagen is continuing the series about the successful management of Ross flocks. Here we discuss effective ventilation of the breeder house.
Poultry Outlook Report - October 2007
By U.S.D.A., Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the October 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)

VIETNAM - A Fujian-like bird flu virus was found in poultry in Vinh Long Province and northern Vietnam, heard a meeting Tuesday.

Tests done in two national and international laboratories, the Veterinary Institute and the National Center for Veterinary Diagnosis, confirmed the findings.

The name of the mutated virus, Fujian bird flu, is taken from the Chinese province where the new strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus was found in March 2005. The virus is transmissible from birds to humans.

UK - Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that 73% of avian flu outbreaks in the UK would not spread beyond the initial infected farm, but larger outbreaks are more likely to involve the duck meat industry.

These findings come from a DEFRA sponsored study using a computer model to simulate millions of outbreaks of avian flu, so that even rare outbreak scenarios could be observed in order to further understand how the disease might spread across the UK.


New Probiotic Bacteria Boosts Productivity And Welfare In Global Poultry Industry
Probiotics are live bacteria that benefit its host. Probiotics in form of feed additives improve nutrient digestion, the intestinal microflora as well as the general health of the animals.

Hong Kong

Operators To Disinfect Poultry Outlets On Oct 25
The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has scheduled October 25 as the next rest day for poultry outlets. Operators of market stalls and fresh provision shops selling live poultry need to suspend business for thorough cleaning and disinfection.
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United States

September Egg Production Down 1 Percent
U.S. egg production totaled 7.37 billion during September 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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.

Larger Livestock Ventilation Fans, Keeps Pace With Industry Trends
URBANA - As animal housing continues to move toward larger buildings, the research team at the Bioenvironmental and Structural Systems (BESS) Lab at the University of Illinois is working hard to keep up with industry trends. What this means is that the BESS Lab, which is known worldwide for testing livestock ventilation fans, is checking out larger and larger fans.

Food Safety Rules Tightened After E. coli Recall
WASHINGTON - U.S. food safety inspectors said Tuesday they will expand tests and recall infected meat more rapidly to combat E. coli contamination of meat products after the largest American manufacturer of hamburger patties went out of business this month.

Interstate Shipment of Meat Levels The Playing Fields
WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union, along with Consumer Federation of America, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, American Federation of Government Employees, Food & Water Watch, Center for Science in the Public Interest, National Consumers League, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention, Government Accountability Project, and United Food and Commercial Workers, announced today they have come to an agreement on the interstate shipment of meat and poultry products. The compromise legislation will be made part of the U.S. Senate farm bill.

Poultry Companies Staring At Market Obstacles
Springdale-based Tyson Foods Inc. and other major poultry producers face three difficult hurdles in the coming months with higher feed costs, questionable export markets and a rising supply due to increased production.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 3%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Poultry Industry Has Lowest Incidence Of Injuries And Illnesses
New U.S. Labor Department statistics show the poultry industry last year (2006) reached a record low for employee injuries and illnesses. Richard Lobb, communications director of the National Chicken Council, says the rate was 6-point-6 per 100 employees, below food manufacturing jobs and slightly above manufacturing jobs in general…

Poultry Summit To Play Up Green Methods
SALISBURY - The Eastern Shore Poultry Summit scheduled this Thursday might appear in name only to be a conglomeration on how to improve poultry growing practices, but the chicken industry is preparing to tout its environmentally-friendly disposal and cleanup methods.

USPOULTRY Announces New Educational Initiative
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has formed The Poultry & Egg Institute, a new initiative within the association. The Poultry & Egg Institute will focus its efforts on developing and implementing industry-specific education and training programs that will help companies identify and reduce poultry industry property loss and enhance employee safety and retention.


Jan-Sept Agrarians Poultry Sales Up 21.2%,
Within Jan-Sept 2007 agricultural companies have raised poultry sales to 472,572 MT, up 82,683 MT (+ 21.2%) against Jan-Sept 2006, reported State Statistics Committee.

United Kingdom

Water Claims Hamper Chicken Farm
EDINBURGH - A poultry company has dismissed claims by an environmental consultancy group that a proposed new chicken farm in Scotland could threaten the water supply of Edinburgh.

Food Company Fined For Pollution
County Tyrone food processors Moy Park have been fined £6,000 for water pollution offences.

Grant To Grow Poultry Firm
In a culmination of six months work putting together a public-private partnership between Dorchester County and Allen Family Foods Inc., the County Council last week formally approved receipt of $1.7 million in federal grant money to support expansion of the poultry processing facility in Hurlock.
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‘Chicken Dealers Dump Waste At Jawaharnagar Bund’
The residents of Jawaharnagar are up in arms at the indifferent and callous attitude of the municipal and other authorities responsible for maintaining cleanliness in the area.

European Union

Bird Flu Virus In Europe – A Hidden Danger
H5N1 could become endemic in parts of the region – virus search in domestic ducks and geese crucial 25 October 2007, Rome – The avian influenza virus H5N1 could become entrenched in chickens and domestic ducks and geese in parts of Europe, FAO warned today.


Tasmanian Egg Industry Under Fire Over Intensive Production
An animal welfare group is trying to pull together the biggest petition in Tasmanian history, to stop intensive egg production.

Teaching The New Generation Of Poultry Producers
QUEENSLAND - The wide range of careers in the poultry industry was revealed to students competing in the recent 2007 High Schools' Poultry Industry Education competition.

The Crises Of The Global Grain Supply
Over the past six months, the continuing global grain shortage has led to unprecedented prices for feed grains. Until now, the Australian chicken meat industry has strongly resisted the imperative to raise prices of chicken meat despite the substantial increase in production costs. Unfortunately, a price increase for chicken meat has now become inevitable.


Animal Welfare Emerging As Critical Issue For Agriculture
"Animal welfare is no longer considered a sentimental issue" was a common view expressed by international speakers at the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)'s "Farm Animal Care and Welfare" conference held in Ottawa recently.

Viet Nam

Poultry Breeding Expense No Paltry Matter
Chicken breeding is booming across southern Vietnam, and the price of breeding hens is at a record high worldwide. Accordingly, many breeders and would-be breeders are struggling. The tens of thousands seeking to buy hens cannot necessarily afford the steep prices, and sometimes there are no birds to be had at all.


Ministry Bans Slaughter Of Live Poultry At Private Centres
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources has decided to ban slaughter of live poultry in various wilayats of the Sultanate and instead allowed them to sell only live and chilled poultry.
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Company news

Third Quarter Results Confirm SPs Solid PositionSchering-Plough Animal Health
NEW JERSEY - The finances of world-leading pharmaceutical giant Schering-Plough are very much in order. The company has recorded its 12th consecutive quarter of double-digit adjusted sales growth putting it in prime position for the integration of the Organon BioSciences portfolio and future market expansion.

Merial Acquires New Zealand Animal Health Company
Merial NEW ZEALAND - Merial Limited has acquired the New Zealand animal health products company Ancare. Merial is one of the world’s largest animal health companies.

GSI Group (Cumberland) Parent Company Bought Out
Cumberland ILLINOIS - Centerbridge Partners, L.P. have acquired a majority stake in GSI Holdings Corp., the parent company of the GSI Group, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment.

50,000 Homes Lit Up With Big Dutchman's Biogas Subsidary
Big Dutchman GERMANY - The biggest order in its relatively young company history has been secured by BD Agro Renewables GmbH & Co. KG (BD Agro), the biogas segment of the Big Dutchman Group from Vechta-Calveslage, Germany.

New Fowlpox Vaccine Available
Intervet AUSTRALIA - A new vaccine developed by CSIRO Livestock Industries to help control the common poultry disease, fowlpox, has been registered for commercial use by one of Australia’s leading animal health companies, Intervet Australia Pty Ltd.

That's all for this week!


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