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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 2nd October 2008
Thursday 2nd October 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Marek's Disease - the Story behind the Headlines
With recent outbreaks of Marek's disease occurring, this article by poultry veterinarian, Stephen Lister, provides a timely reminder to producers that Marek's disease is a hidden menace. It was published by DuPont Animal Health Solutions.
The Economic Importance of Ventilation Management
By John R. Blakely, technical manager for Aviagen in the eastern USA, and Dr Gene Simpson of the Agricultural Economics Faculty at Auburn University in the USA. Poor ventilation will affect broiler growth and economic output. The authors focus on the importance of variation in the house environment on broiler performance.
Profile of California's Major Producer
Bob Wangerien, senior vice-president of marketing at Foster Farms, is interviewed about his company's business philosophy and strategy in Cobb's Business Focus. magazine.
USDA Poultry and Products Annual Reports 2008
This provides links to the latest poultry industry data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Annual Reports for 2008. Within each article listed below is a link to the full report, which includes all the tabular data that we have omitted from our articles. The latest report covers the Russian Federation.
To Find Campylobacter jejuni, Look in the Biofilms
Most biofilms have the potential to promote and harbour C. jejuni, according to this report from the Food Safety Consortium.
A Non-Invasive Method to Monitor Bone Weakness in Commercial Laying Hens
Published in the July 2008 issue of Poultry Tips. A. Bruce Webster, extension poultry scientist withthe University of Georgia, describes a way to help prevent weak bones becoming a problem in commercial flocks.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - September 2008
By Defra. This monthly publication provides the latest national statistics produced by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the activity of UK hatcheries and poultry slaughterhouses and other related poultry statistics were released on 25 September 2008.
Petersime - Incubator Innovator
* Company News

USDA Partners in Research with Hendrix Genetics and Cobb-Vantress
US - USDA is to form a research partnership with Hendrix Genetics and Cobb-Vantress, among others, on a US$10m DNA technology selection project in poultry breeding.
Big Dutchman Guests Donate Generously
GERMANY - Sharing generously with others: many guests that were invited to the anniversary celebrations of the double anniversary of the housing and feeding equipment supplier Big Dutchman in Vechta followed this motto and gave generous donations. In the end, the special donations account amounted to a total of almost €70,000.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's news
 » US Reaction to Russian Ban on Poultry Imports
 » New Book on Exhaust Air Treatment
 » Majority of Campylobacter Cases Come from Animals

   European Union

 » Presidency Opposes Delay on Battery Cages Ban More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
   United States

 » AFBF: COOL Rule Inadequacy Cause for Concern
 » Benefits Of Antibiotic Use in Poultry Documented
 » NFU Comments on COOL
 » Proposition 2 Puts Egg Producers in Quandry
 » AVMA Puts Livestock Health Before Congress
 » Smithfield Foods Reaffirms Financial Position
 » Ready-to-Cook Weight Down 3 Per Cent
 » Industry First: Live Monitoring of Cage-Free Egg Farm
 » Pilgrim's Pride Announces Definitive Agreement
 » Don Tyson's Biography Published
 » Shell Eggs Broken Down 8 Per Cent from Last Year
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » COOL Rule Takes Effect, But What Effect Will It Have?
 » A Mess: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
 » USPOULTRY Plans Expo Education Programme
 » Buffalo Poultry Plant to Close on Friday
 » Now You Know the Origin of Your Food
 » USDA Awards $13 Million for Food Safety Research


 » Indonesia Reports H5N1 Decline in Poultry Flocks
More information about Nobilis Rhino CV
   South Africa

 » Newcastle Disease Hits the Eastern Cape

   Hong Kong

 » HK Poultry Prices Set to Jump
 » Thai Poultry Imports Resume


 » Chicken Exports Reach Historic High
 » 2009 Brazilian Poultry Congress


 » Eastern Ontario Poultry Conference 2008
 » Meat Recall Scandal in Canada


 » Turkey Breeder Hopes to Expand
 » Animal Health Lab Internationally Recognised
Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost
   United Kingdom

 » Let Consumers Decide, Say Egg Farmers
 » Poultry Litter Solution Needed


 » No Further Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis in Peru
 » Use Organic Acids for Salmonella Control


 » Poultry Sector Expects Higher Sales


 » Pakistan Free of Bird Flu

   Viet Nam

 » Latest Bird Flu Report from Viet Nam
 » Farmers Struggle Against Low Meat Import Tariffs
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 » VNU Exhibitions Asia Appoints Managing Director

That's all for this week!


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