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The PoultrySite Newsletter - 27th May 2008
Tuesday 27th May 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

The Importance of Preventing Sweating Eggs
By Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies. 'Sweating' of eggs is the result of condensed water sitting on the egg shell surface.
Identification of Candidate Components of a Novel Bordetella Avium Vaccine to Prevent Turkey Coryza
The bacterium Bordetella avium causes upper respiratory tract disease in avian species writes Dr. Andrew Preston of the University of Bristol in a paper presented by the Canadian Poultry Industry Council.
Water Quality and Broiler Performance
Algae, bacteria, rust, and other contaminants can build up on the inner surfaces of poultry house water lines over time, Marco Quiroz, DVM, Manager of Product Development at Novus International Inc told the University of North Carolina supervisors short course earlier this year.
Reducing Nicarbazin Levels in British Chicken
Chicken farmers need to devise a system to ensure that feed bins are thoroughly cleaned out and feed is replaced five days before harvesting, to ensure that nicarbazin residues are removed from the birds, writes Chris Harris, Senior Editor, The Poultry Site.
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Bird Flu Summary (click here for all this weeks bird flu news)

Last week South Korea earmarked 27.5 billion won this year to help prevent further outbreaks of bird flu by upgrading its countermeasures.

Japan discovered strains of H5N1 found in birds earlier this year is identical to the strain found in South Korea. The finding gives grounds to analysis that the latest outbreak of avian influenza may have originated from migratory birds.


Food, Health and Nutrition: Where Does Chicken Fit?
AUSTRALIA - A new report launched in Australian Family Physician Journal says that chicken is loaded with nutrition and not saturated fat.

European Union

Effects of Rising Food Prices Outlined by Commission
EU - The European Commission today adopted a Communication setting out potential policy responses to mitigate the effects of rising global food prices. The document will be discussed at the European Council on 19-20 June.

EC Acts on CAP Health Check and UK Reacts
EU - The European Commission today proposed to further modernise, simplify and streamline the Common Agricultural Policy and remove remaining restrictions on farmers to help them respond to growing demand for food.

Prevention Before Cure: New Health Plan
EU - Animals in Europe, from wild and farmyard animals to domestic pets, could soon come under the remit of a proposed EU-wide animal health strategy. The aim is to put the onus on prevention rather than cure.

Chlorine Bleached Chicken Coming to EU?
EU - It seems that chlorine treated chicken from the US could well be on its way to European shores after it emerged that the EC has begun to draft plans to end the 11 year ban.
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Godrej and Tyson Join Hands in Poultry Venture
INDIA - According to the Economic Times, Tyson Foods Inc, the world’s largest processor and marketer of meat products and the second largest food company in the US, is joining hands with Godrej Group for a poultry processing and marketing joint venture in India.

Avian Flu Not the Only Poultry Disease
INDIA - Bird flu is not the only disease that is caused by uncooked or partially cooked eggs, chickens and meats. Some of these are Salmonella and Campylobacter infection. If proper care is taken then these diseases might be prevented, according to MeriNews.

Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Poultry Sector Plumping Up
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo, one of Russia's leading integrated and diversified meat producers, today an announced a six per cent increase in poultry sale volumes for their first quarter of 2008.

Agriculture Ministry Changes in Putin's Government
RUSSIA - The agricultural and food portfolio in Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's new Russian government is held by one of two first deputy prime ministers, Viktor Zubkov, who is the immediate past Prime Minister.


Wheat Purchase Ban Puts Heat on Pakistan Poultry
PAKISTAN - The wheat ban in Pakistan could have serious, negative implementations for the poultry industry if it remains for much longer.

Budget Proposals Prompted to Keep Poultry Apace
PAKISTAN - A total collapse of the poultry industry in Pakistan, accounting to an Rs.200 billion investment, has been forecast by the Chairman of the Pakistan Poultry Association unless new policy decisions are taken immediately.

Pakistan Poultry Association Demands Tax Exemptions
PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) has demanded of the government exemption of 15 per cent GST on input used for poultry production in line with precedent of other industries.

BCCI Urges Government to Upgrade Poultry Industry
PAKISTAN - Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) President Dr Rana Muhammad Tariq has said that rumours of the bird flu which badly damaged the poultry industry were baseless and poultry farmers had to suffer a huge loss. He urged media and irresponsible elements to avoid spreading rumours aaboutthe bird flu.
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United States

In Spite of it All Sanderson Still Turn a Profit
US - Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 were $433.9 million compared with $360.5 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, net income was $6.2 million, or $0.30 per share, compared with net income of $26.9 million, or $1.33 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2007.

Sustainability Becomes a Desirable Product Factor
US - Half of U.S. consumers say they consider at least one sustainability factor when selecting brands to buy or stores to shop, according to a recent Information Resources Inc. (IRI) survey.

Campylobacter Develops Resistance to Antibiotic
US - According to researchers of the Food Safety Consortium, working in the University of Arkansas, recent studies have shown a connection between people, who became infected with Campylobacter jejuni, a pathogen found in poultry, and their contact with certain chicken products that contained the pathogen.

Grill Season Sets US Meat Prices on Fire
US - Food prices are reaching record highs as the summer “Grilling Season” hits full throttle on Memorial Day. Meat prices are stable now but will increase by Thanksgiving or Christmas, say University of Georgia economists.

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
US - Broiler Chicks Placed Down 2 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

US House of Reps Override Farm Bill Veto
US - National Farmers Union President Tom Buis commended the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for voting to override the president’s veto of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. The Senate is anticipated to follow suit on Thursday.

Record Expenses Mount for US Poultry
MISSISSIPPI, US - Demand for poultry products remains strong, but high production costs continue to put a strain on producers’ pocketbooks, writes Courtney Coufal.

April Egg Production Down 1 Percent
US - Report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Governor Reduces New Poultry Regulations
US - Moves by a US governor to reduce the permit requirements for poultry farmers has drawn complaints from environmentalists.

CME: Latest Survey of US Cold Storage Facilities.
US - CME's Daily Livestock Report for 23rd May 2008.

United Kingdom

No Room for Salmonella Complacency
UK - While the UK has made significant strides in reducing salmonella contamination, feed is still a clear potential route for transferring salmonella to poultry according to bio-security experts at Kiotechagil.

Pig and Poultry Fair Carries an Upbeat Message
UK - This year's British Pig & Poultry Fair saw the food supply chain uniting to deliver positive messages for the future as producers, processors, retailers and feed manufacturers linked up for the first time to address market challenges together.
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No Permits Refused Over Emissions
UK - It could be several years before pig and poultry farmers near sensitive sites know if they have a secure future. But for now, their IPPC applications have been granted and they can continue in production.

Meet Defra's New Chief Veterinary Officer
UK - Nigel Gibbens was yesterday appointed as the UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO).

Chicken Out Campaign Comes Back to TV
UK - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the celebrity food expert will be back on British television next week to give us an update of his Chicken Out campaign which caused ab uproar on the issue of welfare in broilers.


Qatar Allows Saudi Poultry Back In
QATAR - Yesterday a statement from Qatar announced that the country had decided to lift the ban on Saudi poultry and eggs.

Egg prices in Qatar May Finally Fall
QATAR - Prices of eggs in the local market are expected to fall as Qatar has lifted the ban on import of poultry products from Saudi Arabia.


Six Risks to Nepal Districts: Bordering on Bird Flu
NEPAL - Avian Influenza Control Project has said at least six Neppali districts bordering India are at risk of bird flu, local media reported on Friday.


Making a Song and Dance of Bird Flu Prevention
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – A new initiative in Bangladesh is using theatre to raise awareness of bird flu prevention. UNICEF is collaborating with government support on this bold new project.

South Africa

Silver Lining for Rainbow Poultry
SOUTH AFRICA - Rainbow Chicken bucked the trend of falling profits in the poultry sector and managed to squeeze out a 13.6 percent rise in annual profit but it warned yesterday that earnings would likely fall in financial 2009.

New Zealand

Review Finds Stocking Densities on Par with World Best Practice
NEW ZEALAND - The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has completed a review into the minimum standard that relates to maximum stocking densities in the 2003 Broiler Code of Welfare and has concluded that a change to the minimum standard is not required at this time.


Broiler Sector Feels Pinched
PHILIPPINES - The broiler industry is feeling the pinch of a glut in chickens and eggs with the number of parent stocks or breeders expanding by as much as 50 percent this year, according to the Inquirer.


France Digs in Heels Against Lifting US Ban
FRANCE - The latest attempt to lift poultry trade barriers between Europe and the US were hindered on Monday by France.
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Company news

DuPont Opens Facility in Asia for Animal Health Solutions
Dupont CHINA - DuPont has expanded its biosecurity offering in Asia with a new DuPont Animal Health Solutions facility in Shenzhen, China. The plant produces Virkon® S, the leading virucidal disinfectant. DuPont plans to manufacture other animal health product offerings at the site in the future.

Hy-Line Announces Restructuring to Meet Increased Demand
Hy-line GENERAL - Hy-Line International recently announced that it has restructured its commercial and operations activities. This move is the result of continued growth in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and C.I.S. countries in addition to the company’s continued commitment to customer service.

Broiler Performance is on the Agenda for Ross Distributors
Aviagen GENERAL - Ross Distributors from Turkey, the Middle East and Africa recently came together for the fourth annual distributor customer focus team meeting in Antalya, Turkey. This year, the three-day event, hosted by the Ross regional team, focused on maximising Ross broiler performance.

Aviagen Launches the Ross Rowan
EU - The latest addition to the Aviagen product range is the Ross Rowan, a brown-feathered male that is attracting considerable interest throughout the UK and Western Europe.

Customers in Iraq Welcome Ross
IRAQ - Rasun Ltd, a leading poultry company based in Erbil, Iraq, and Aviagen recently joined forces to host their first customer seminar to introduce the Ross 308 to the Iraqi market. Rasun Ltd is part of the Vano Group and is now the official supplier of Ross 308 parent stock to Iraq and will begin supplying customers in the domestic market at the end of May 2008.

That's all for this week!


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