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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 26th November 2007
Monday 26th November 2007
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To all our American readers, we hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Understanding Immunity and Vaccines
By Jon Moyle, F. Dustan Clark and Frank Jones, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas.
Optimizing the Performance of Early Nutrient Restricted Offspring From Young Broiler Breeders
By David Peebles, PhD Professor, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University, published in MSU Poultry Dept. Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 3.
US Poultry Outlook Report - November 2007
By U.S.D.A., Economic Research Service
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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)

UK - A further 68,000 birds were slaughtered at a poultry farm this week in a bid to restrict the spread of bird flu in the Suffolk area.

A spokeswoman for Defra said the latest farm is owned by the same company that operates Redgrave Park Farm near Diss, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, where the virus was first detected earlier this month.

This latest addition to the cull list supplied poultry to the farm at the centre of the outbreak, but the virus's presence there is thought to be linked to employee movement between the two sites.

JAKARTA - Indonesia will not share bird flu virus samples unless there is a guarantee developing nations will have control over their use and have access to cheap vaccines, a health ministry spokeswoman said on Monday.

Health officials from around the world failed to reach an agreement on a new virus sharing system at talks hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva last week.


Immortalising An Age Old Strain Of Poultry
University of Alberta poultry researchers, keepers of the broiling chicken's royal bloodline, will be celebrating the 50th birthday of the dinner-table staple tomorrow.

  United Kingdom

UK to Boost Fees For Meat Inspections
Slaughterhouses in the UK could soon face an 8 per cent increase in hygiene inspection charges, under proposals made by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

H5N1 Confirmed At Second Premises
Laboratory test results have today confirmed H5N1 Avian Influenza in turkeys at one of the Dangerous Contact premises. These premises were confirmed as a Dangerous Contact, and placed under restriction, on 14th November.

Rural Economy Will Pay For Bird Flu
A leading agricultural and rural lawyer has warned that the economic impact of Avian Influenza upon the countryside if the viral disease spreads to the Midlands would be extremely serious, reports FarmingUK.
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine
Record Feed Price Rises Threaten Livestock Sectors
Do not expect to get a lift from reading the NFU Economics Department’s latest quarterly Farming Outlook.

NFU Launches Fun Packed UK Turkey Website
Christmas comes but once a year, so why not make it extra special with a traditional farm fresh turkey forming the centrepiece of your meal.

Restrictions On Bird Gatherings Eased
The ban on bird gatherings imposed as a precautionary measure following the outbreak of avian influenza in Suffolk it to be lifted.

UFU Respond to EU Health Check Proposals
The Ulster Farmers’ Union says it will be encouraging the EU Commission to deliver stability and simplification for farmers, following today’s launch of the Commissions CAP Health Check Proposals.

  United States

Poultry Industry Colludes In The Name Of Safety
The U.S. government and the poultry industry joined forces today in a voluntary effort to improve safety in the workplace through worker training, communication outreach and information sharing.

Poultry In Court Over Legal Protection During Slaughter
Today, federal district court judge Marilyn Hall Patel will hear arguments in a landmark case seeking legal protection for the approximately 10 billion turkeys, chickens, and other birds slaughtered for commercial food production each year in the United States.

Tyson Committed, But Are The Chicks Raised On Antibiotics?
Tyson's Foods Inc has declared itself committed to the 'Raised Without Antibiotics' programme even though the U.S Department of Agriculture has told the poultry processor that they must stop using the label.

Subcommittee Reviews Recent Recalls in the Meat Industry
WASHINGTON – The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry held a hearing to review recent recalls in the meat industry. Congressman Leonard Boswell of Iowa was Chairman of the Subcommittee.

October Egg Production Up Slightly
U.S. egg production totaled 7.70 billion during October 2007, up slightly from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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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.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Broiler chicks placed up 6%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Agricultural Antibiotics may be the Cause of Super-Bugs
Have you been to the grocery store recently and chosen that chicken cut that is not treated with antibiotics? Or did you choose one that was treated with antibiotic, thinking all bacteria in it would be dead?

Nominations Sought For Foreign Poultry Disease
Secretary of agriculture seeks nominations for advisory committee on foreign animal and poultry diseases.


NECC Presses For National Egg Board
The Vijayawada zone of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) has demanded constitution of a national egg board to protect the interests of the poultry units.

Bhutan Lifts Ban on Indian Poultry Products
Bhutan has lifted the ban on the import of poultry products from India.


Ban On Indian Poultry Lifted, Says Embassy
The Sultanate has lifted the ban on import of Indian poultry and poultry products, the Indian mission stated here yesterday.


"New Agriculture” Needs New FAO
Agriculture will play a crucial role in the key issues facing humanity this century, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today. “I should like to see the new agriculture aligned with a new FAO”.
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
  Saudi Arabia

No Yolk
No scrambled eggs for breakfast seems hard to digest. A week after Qatar imposed a ban on the import of all poultry products from Saudi Arabia, the market is feeling the pinch.


Israel Set For Poultry Product Exports To Canada
Israel is about to begin exporting poultry products to Canada. The Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Services received the export permit after a long process of examination by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

  European Union

EU Boosts Anti-Bird Flu Measures In Britain
European Union nations voted Tuesday to boost measures to protect against bird flu in Britain, after two outbreaks of the potentially lethal disease were discovered there.

Some Confidence, Investment Likely, But 'Greenness' a Low Priority
Farmers in the countries who have most recently joined the EU are planning to make major investment in their holdings as confidence grows in the economic future for their businesses and the industry as a whole, according to a new survey carried out across six EU countries.

  Czech Republic

Czech Poultry Plant to Close
Drubežárny Xaverov, a poultry slaughter house, has announced that it is to close its site in Prague with the loss of 408 jobs.

  Russian Federation

Brazilian Poultry Exports To Russia Banned
Russian veterinary authorities have banned the export of poultry products from 19 Brazilian poultry companies.


Newcastle Disease Attacks Ifugao Fowls
The Hungduan Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) conducted a massive vaccination of chicken due to an outbreak of newcastle disease.
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform
Company news

"Keeping H5N1 Avian Influenza Out" - Advice for UK Poultry Farmers
Dupont SUFFOLK - With the highly pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza (AI) virus confirmed on a poultry farm in Suffolk, global veterinary biosecurity expert, DuPont Animal Health Solutions (DAHS) is providing UK farmers with important advice on how to protect valuable flocks from possible infection.

Perutnina Ptuj Proud Winner of Ross Regional Flock Award
Aviagen SLOVENIA - The 2007 Ross Regional Parent Stock Flock Award was presented to Perutnina Ptuj, Slovenia, at a recent technical seminar.

Aviagen Hosts Largest Ever Ross Association Meeting
AUSTRALIA - Aviagen recently held is fifth Ross Asia Association meeting in Sydney, Australia. The two-day programme brought together more than 50 delegates representing Ross distributors from 16 countries across the region.

German Turkey Producers Visit Big Dutchman Brazil
Big Dutchman BRAZIL - On November 8, 2007, Big Dutchman Brazil, located in Caxias do Sul, welcomed 50 German turkey producers on their premises. At the Big Dutchman facilities, they attended an interesting lecture about turkey breeding and were informed about the wide range of Big Dutchman-products.

Schering-Plough Completes Acquisition of Organon BioSciences
Schering-Plough Animal Health KENILWORTH - Combination Expands Human Health Business, Creates a Global Leader in Animal Health and Strengthens Product Pipeline, Adding Five Phase III Projects

That's all for this week!


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