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Xmas Special Newsletter - 24th December 2007
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Monday 24th December 2007
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Wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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The next newsletter that you shall receive will be on the 7th of January 2008, until then you can keep updated on all the global poultry news by visiting us at ThePoultrySite.

Something a bit different in this week's newsletter.... a recipe. Turkey is generally the meat of choice this time of year and, in our house at least, we end up eating it for weeks (we have a 14lb bird for 5 of us!)! So we bring you a recipe for what to do with the leftovers!

Worse still... our editor digs out a few jokes!
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Antibiotic Feed Additives: Politics And Science
By Chris Harris, ThePoultrySite Senior Editor. The debate regarding the use of antibiotic feed additives in food-producing animals has intensified in recent years according to Hector Cervantes Manager of Poultry Technical Services at Phibro Animal Health.
Use of sentinel chickens to evaluate the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures in noncommercial poultry operations infected with exotic Newcastle disease virus
By Brian J. McCluskey, Brandy Burgess, James Glover, Hailu Kinde, Sharon Hietala.
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By Big Dutchman.
Yeast Beta Glucans and Broiler Chicken Growth
From the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute by B. Rathgeber, Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada.
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* Global Poultry Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

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Alternatively you can view the last weeks news for each country by clicking on the various links below.

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France Ireland Finland
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China Pakistan New Zealand
India Russian Federation European Union

Company news

Aviagen Ross Nutrition Seminar in Turkey
TURKEY - Ross Breeders Anadolu, Aviagen's Joint-Venture Company in Turkey, recently held a nutrition seminar in Istanbul. 50 representatives from the major Turkish feed suppliers attended the meeting.

Middle East and Africa Distributors Celebrate Arbor Acres Plus Success
KENYA - The second meeting of the Arbor Acres Middle East and Africa Association (AAMEAA) was recently held in Kenya.

Aviagen PhD Student Scoops Scholarship Award
UK - Gillian Hunter, BVMS, MS, MRCVS, a PhD student sponsored jointly by Aviagen and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has been given the Scholarship Award at the recent British Poultry Council Annual Awards Ceremony held at the House of Commons.

Hubbard - A Trusted Name with a New Focus Al Jazeera Hosted 1st Hubbard Poultry School in Jordan
JORDAN - On 6-8th November 2007 Al Jazeera Poultry Grandparents, distributor of the Hubbard Classic for Jordan, Iraq and Palestine invited technicians of their customers to the first Hubbard Poultry School held at the Le MERIDIEN hotel in Amman.

Grandparent Italia Delivered 1st Hubbard U-Y Parent Stock
ITALY - Grandparent Italia, exclusive distributor of the Hubbard U-Y PS in Italy, delivered the first flock of U-Y PS from their own hatchery on the 27th of November.
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* ThePoultrySite's Very Own Christmas Recipe

Wondering what to do with those piles of leftover turkey from Christmas? Well here is ThePoultrySite's delicious answer.

Left Over Turkey Tetrazzini

From kitchen

Wondering what to do with those piles of leftover turkey from Christmas? Well here is ThePoultrySite's delicious answer.

Ingredients (serves 4)

1kg (2lb) of turkey leftovers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 red and 1 green pepper cut into strips
100g (4oz.) of fresh mushrooms
50g (2oz.) plain flour 75g (3oz.) butter
250ml (½pt) of creme fresh (sour cream, cream or milk)
250ml (½pt) of chicken broth
1 tsp dried whole tarragon
Sprinkle of ground nutmeg
Ground black pepper
Splash of sherry
1kg (2lb) of cooked spaghetti
75g (3oz.) of grated cheddar cheese
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large solid bottomed pan, saute onion, peppers and mushrooms in the butter until soft/browned.
  2. Add the flour and cook for a further minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Gradually the chicken broth stiring all a time. Add in the creme fresh/cream and bring to a gentle simmer.
  4. Add the parsley, tarragon, black pepper, nutmeg and sherry.
  5. Stir in spaghetti, turkey, and half of the cheese, mixing well
  6. Pour into a greased casserole dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  7. Cook in a preheated over at 180°C for half an hour until the cheese has browned very slightly.
  8. Garnish with parsley, and serve.

Serving suggestions

Serve straight from the oven with warmed crusty bread!

Finally.... enjoy!

Merial Trovac AIV H5
* Some Cracking Festive Poultry Jokes (link to all this weeks news)

Poultry Joke #1 A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"

The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."

Poultry Joke #2 What is the best key to get at Christmas?

A turkey!

Poultry Joke #3 What goes “gobble, gobble, ha-ha-ha, plop”?

A turkey laughing its head off.
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