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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 10th December 2007
Monday 10th December 2007
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

High Capacity Manure Drying Tunnel
By Chris Harris, senior editor of ThePoultrySite. A new manure belt-drying tunnel to dry fresh or pre-dried manure from cage or aviary laying systems has been developed by Big Dutchman.
Feed Costs Affecting the Poultry Market
This feature is taken from the Avec Annual Report for 2007. A link to the full report is also provided. No poultry producers can say that they are not affected by the growing costs of energy and/or animal feed.
Research Focuses on Proper Vaccine Administration Techniques
By Mississippi State University, published in MSU Poultry Dept. Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 3. Numerous methods are currently utilized throughout the poultry industry for the administration of vaccines.
Incubators from Pas Reform
* Global Poultry Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

Avian influenza could still cause a global pandemic and requires continued vigilance and control efforts particularly in animals, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr. Jacques Diouf, told the New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza this week.

Vietnam aims to make vacination of all poultry against H5N1 compulsory in the entire territory of 33 cities and provinces in 2008.

Fresh outbreaks of the virus have been discovered in Poland and Pakistan

And finally turkey will still be on the menu for millions in the UK this Christmas despite the bird flu outbreak, according to a new report.

United States

Weekly Outlook: Corn Demand
URBANA - The strong demand for corn means that U.S. corn acreage will have to remain large in 2008 if supplies are to remain adequate to keep prices "reasonable" for users, according to a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist.

USPOULTRY Accepts Applications for Clean Water Competition
The US Poultry and Egg Association is accepting applications for the 2008 Clean Water Award, which recognizes outstanding water treatment plant performance in the poultry industry.

A Bridge Opens Between The US And Peru
President Bush is expected to sign the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) into law.
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Minnesota Turkey Industry Moves to China
Minnesota's turkey growers are introducing a new product to the Chinese market: Turkey.

New Meat Safety Techniques Compiled by Regulator
About 35 new techniques for reducing pathogen contamination in meat and poultry were added yesterday to a list of such methods being compiled by the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Chicken and Pork to Fill U.S. Meat Cases in 2008
2008 should be a good year for meat-hungry U.S. consumers.

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

Disease Management Takes Centre Stage at USAHA
Diseases with a substantial economic impact were the focus of the 2007 joint scientific session of the US Animal Health Association and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

European Union

EU Member States Endorse Measures for Poland, Romania and UK
Following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Poland and Romania, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health today voted in favour of a Decision setting out the eradication and control measures for both Member States.


Unlikely Alliance Forms Over Battery Chickens
The New South Wales Greens and the Shooters Party are forming an unlikely alliance to oppose a State Government bill on caged chicken farming.
Classic from Hubbard

Union Reps Chicken Out of CDGK Meeting
The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the constantly increasing prices in the poultry sector. However officials of two of the major organizations of the poultry industry that were invited did not show up.

United Kingdom

New Website for Golden Promise Turkeys
The new website launched by the Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) this Christmas will make it easier to access a Golden Promise turkey from one of more than 800 stockists across the UK.

Don’t think short term over feed costs, urges BPC
Poultry farmers, processors and politicians gathered in the House of Commons in London this week to review the year and to recognise distinguished service to the poultry sector.

CLA Opposes Big Brother Proposals on Poultry Register
Proposals that could see information collected by DEFRA under the pretext of increasing protection against bird flu - released to a much wider audience, have been described as a breach of trust by the CLA, the rural economy experts.

John Lewis Signs up with Red Tractor
Leading department store, John Lewis, has become the first retailer to promote Red Tractor food in its public restaurants.

Sales of Boneless Turkeys Soar
It is one of the most enduring images of the traditional Christmas dinner.


India Committed to Sharing Experience on Avian Flu
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that India is committed to share the experience of control and containment of the outbreak of influenza in poultry.

“Substantial Progress” in Global Avian Flu Response
NEW DELHI - The world community has made progress in its response to avian influenza, according to a new United Nations-World Bank report whose results were announced in New Delhi December 4, the first day of the New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza.

3 Countries Lift Ban on Import of Indian Poultry Products
Three of the eight countries which had stopped import of poultry products from India following the bird flu outbreak in Manipur in July have lifted the ban.

Delegates Pledge $605 Million in New Delhi for Avian Flu Fight
NEW DELHI - Eight nations and the European Commission pledged $605 million December 6 in the continuing fight against the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in birds and people for efforts focusing on halting the virus at its avian source, bolstering disease surveillance and integrating animal and human health services and capabilities.
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New Zealand

NZFSA Recommends Regular Meat Testing
A proposal to regularly test meat and poultry for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is being put to the Food Safety Authority.


Estonia May Have Escaped Newcastle Disease
So far, there have not been new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Estonia after a single outbreak at Kulli farm near Tallinn reported on November 5, 2007.


Peasant Families Get Training in Poultry-Breeding
Some 750 peasant families of Caala District, in central Huambo Province, will benefit from a training programme in the field of poultry-breeding and prevention against a birds illness named Newcastle.


Genetic Markers Trace Meat from Farm to Fork
Scientists at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, have developed and validated an identity test that can be used to confirm the breed and origin of meat from farm animals.


Arroyo Orders Tighter Watch on Meat Imports
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered on Friday a tighter watch on meat, dairy and poultry imports as businesses' preparations for Christmas go into high gear.

NNC Shares 'Eggciting' Benefits of Eating Eggs
The National Nutrition Council is once again encouraging the public to consume eggs.

United Arab Emirates

Eggs Prices Rocketing in the Emirates
Local poultry and feed companies announced on Thursday that egg and chicken prices will be increased by 15 to 20 per cent this month.

Czech Republic

Why the Fee-Range Egg Might Come First
The embryonic state of the socially responsible and organic trading sectors where big Czech retailers are concerned is perhaps well demonstrated by the huge difficulty a supermarket customer will typically face even when searching for a free-range egg.
Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman
Company news

DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition On Track for Strong 2007
Dupont US - The Agriculture and Nutrition (A&N) business of multinational Dupont is on track with its previously announced August financial forecast for the full year 2007, positioning the business for solid 2008 financial performance, according to DuPont Group Vice President Erik Fyrwald.

Koka Scoops Ross Regional Broiler Award
Aviagen CROATIA - Koka d.d, based in Varazdin, Croatia, are the proud winners of the inaugural Regional Ross Broiler Awards for Central and Eastern Europe.

Aviagen Strengthens Eastern European Technical Team
EU - Aviagen are pleased to announce the appointment of Krunoslav (Kruno) Bosilj as Technical Services Manager for Eastern Europe and the CIS.

KiotechAgil Agrees New Distribution Agreement for Far East
GLOBAL - Agriculture to aquaculture specialists KiotechAgil has successfully agreed a new distribution agreement with JJ- Degussa for Vietnam. It will give the natural additive company additional market strength in the region.

That's all for this week!


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