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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 14th July 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Biosecurity Doesn't Cost - It Pays!
Avian influenza threats highlight the role of effective biosecurity, according to Dupont Animal Health Solutions.
Vitamins and Minerals Important to Poultry
Achieving maximum health and performance of poultry requires nutritionally balanced diets, writes Dan L. Cunningham, Extension Coordinator at the University of Georgia.
Ireland: Annual Review & Outlook for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food 2007/2008
This report is an extract taken from the Annual Review & Outlook for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food 2007/2008, examining the poultry market situation in Ireland. It was published by the Irish Department or Agriculture Fisheries and Food.
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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)

This week China lifted a bird flu quarantine in the southern province of Guangzhou after no new cases were reported for 21 days.

In Hong Kong a poultry vaccine designed to protect chickens from H5 avian influenza has lost effectiveness over the past 7 years of use, an expert told the Chinese media recently.

Defra announced that the Surveillance Zone and remaining disease control area restrictions put in place following the outbreak of H7N7 avian influenza in Oxfordshire, UK were to be lifted.

  United Kingdom

DEFRA: 21st Century Challenges for Food Set in the UK
UK - The Cabinet Office today publishes the results of a ten-month Strategy Unit project looking at food policy across Government – and concludes that rising demand, climate change, and trade and productivity restrictions must all be addressed.

Boycott Tesco Over Chicken Welfare, MPs Urge
UK - A group of Members of Parliament from all political parties is discouraging consumers from buying chicken from Tesco until the supermarket giant improves welfare conditions.

Egg Farm Fined over Flies
UK - Lloyds Animal Feeds has been fined after admitting failure to comply with an abatement order.

Final Report Published on Latest Avian Flu Outbreak
UK - The report concludes that the outbreak was confined to one farm, and that the source of infection could not be identified.

Poultry Factory Raided by Police
UK - Police raided a Derbyshire company in a clampdown on illegal immigrants.


Alltech Announces Next Symposium
IRELAND - The 25th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will take place on 17-20 May 2009.


Poultry Trouble at the New Bazaar
PAKISTAN - The newly constructed G-9 Weekly Bazaar in Pakistan is already running short of chicken meat despite of continuous demand from the city-folk.
Classic from Hubbard

Egg Prices Thrive in Bangladesh Climate of Fear
BANGLADESH - Egg prices in Bangladesh have shot up to record-highs, but the current trend is bourne of bird flu fears and reflects the drastic slump seen in layer chicken farming.

Children's Deaths Linked to Poultry?
BANGLADESH - Two children have died in the last week in Khulna district in the south-west of the country, and 44 children are now receiving treatment.


Ban on Maize Exports Welcomed by Poultry Industry
INDIA - The export of maize has been banned until 15 October.

Suguna to Expand into F-P Poultry, Mutton and Fish
INDIA - Suguna Group is to retail mutton, fish and a range of ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat chicken products.

New Meat and Poultry Board Formed
INDIA - Plans have been finalised to set up the National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPPB) in New Delhi.

Quarter of Egg Farms to Close?
INDIA - Feed prices are still rising, and 25 per cent of farms may be forced to close.

  United States

CME: Excellent Corn Percentage
US - CME's Daily Livestock Report for 7th July, 2008.
Optisec; High-capacity manure drying tunnel for a maximum dry-matter content
Hand in Hand: Alberta Industry and Research Centre
US - Alberta's forward thinking poultry industry supports operations and research projects at the University of Alberta's Research Centre. For Dr. Iwona Pawlina, executive director of the Centre, it's an ideal relationship.

New International Guidelines on Food Safety
US - The Biotechnology Industry Organization has congratulated the Codex Alimentarius Commission for approving key guidelines to further promote the safety of products from agricultural plant and animal biotechnology.

International Egg and Poultry Review
US - 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
US - The number of broiler chicks placed was down two per cent, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

CME: Current Broiler Market Dynamics
US - CME's Daily Livestock Report for 9 July, 2008.

ASA Urges EU to Find Solution on Biotech Traits
US - American Soybean Assocation is calling on the European Commission to find a practical solution for the low-level presence of biotech traits not yet approved in the EU.

Former Poultry Workers Plead Guilty
US - Nineteen former poultry plant workers arrested in a raid targeting unauthorised immigrant workers at Pilgrim's Pride plants nationwide have pleaded guilty.

Stores with Recalled Meat to be Listed
US - Secretary of Agriculture has announced that beginning next month, USDA will begin listing retail stores receiving meat and poultry products involved in public health recalls.


The Quest for a 'Green' Agricultural System
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO research underway in Central Queensland’s cattle country is investigating whether the integration of trees, pasture and livestock into a single agricultural system will produce greater net returns for producers and the environment.

Poultry CRC Wins Prestigious International Award
AUSTRALIA - Poultry Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has won the prestigious World’s Poultry Science Association’s Industry/Organisation Award, making it the leading poultry research body in the world.

  Viet Nam

Domesticated Storks Kill Flies in Vietnam
VIETNAM - Animal farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang are taking an environmentally-friendly approach to eradicating flies. They are raising storks.


Farmers Urged to Raise Hygiene Standards
GHANA - National Director of the Veterinary Services has urged the poultry industry to adopt improved hygiene practices to prevent the outbreak of avian flu and other poultry diseases.


Scientist Uncovers Pandemic Mutations In Bird Flu
THAILAND - Scientists have discovered how bird flu adapts in patients, offering a new way to monitor the disease and prevent a pandemic, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of General Virology.
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine

Indian Maize Ban Makes Waves
MALAYSIA - The livestock industry is bracing itself for a shortage of feed following the Indian government’s decision to ban the export of maize.


Newcastle Disease Vaccination to Resume
ZIMBABWE - The Central Veterinary Laboratory Department has completed preparing 25 million doses of Newcastle vaccine.

  United Arab Emirates

Emke Group and Rose Poultry Join Forces for Meat and Seafood Processing
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Emke Group and Rose Poultry are setting up the the first project of its kind in Al Ain.


Kuwait Curbs Poultry Prices and Bans Exports
KUWAIT - Ministry has called for a maximum limit for the price of chicken and export ban to help tackle record inflation.

  Hong Kong

Avian Flu Risk Lowered
HONG KONG - The response level for avian flu has been lowered to 'alert'.

Bird Flu Vaccine Less Effective, Warns Expert
HONG KONG - A poultry vaccine developed to protect chickens from the H5 strain of the avian flu virus has become less effective over the past seven years of use.


Feed Shortage Causes Farmers to Sell Broilers Early
UGANDA - The scarcity of feed ingredients threatens the once booming chicken industry.

  European Union

US Poultry Ban: No End before September
EU - The European Commission has not been able to reach agreement on its own proposal to lift the EU's embargo on US poultry imports.

  Trinidad and Tobago

Modern Methods More Efficient
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Tunnel ventilation and computer control of the house environment are gradually replacing traditional open-sided poultry houses in the Caribbean.


Government Supports Farmers to Lower Chicken Price
CAMEROON - The government has offered the poultry industry financial support worth one billion African francs (XAF; currently US$2.4 million).


Support for Poultry Farms
CHINA - About 70 million yuan (CNY) of new funding will go into the construction of poultry farms.


Avian Flu Now Endemic
EGYPT - OIE has received an official report that avian flu is endemic.


Agrisol Net Income Sharply Down
ROMANIA - Rising feed prices have cut net income for leading poultry company.


Fewer Chickens for Hungry Ghost
SINGAPORE - Wholesalers are pessimistic about poultry sales for the coming festival.
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Company news

Barriers Need to be Broken to Help Farmers
Dupont US - DuPont Group Vice President Jim Borel told a United Nations (UN) special meeting in New York yesterday that the public and private sectors must act quickly to knock down barriers and help small-scale farmers in the developing world move out of poverty.

Aviagen Gets to Grips with Key Issues in Turkey
Aviagen TURKEY - Ross Breeders Anadolu, Aviagen’s joint venture in Turkey, recently held a technical seminar in Antalya, Turkey. The seminar covered the key issues that have been raised by Turkish customers over the last few months.

Arbor Acres Supports CPC School
EGYPT - Arbor Acres, an Aviagen brand, recently participated in an educational poultry event in Hurghada.

Aviagen Completes 45th Production Management School
US - Aviagen recently completed its annual production management course.

That's all for this week!

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