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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 16th October 2008

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Thursday 16th October 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 8 new features this week:

No Problems with High DDGS Layer Diets in Iowa Research
In a report from Iowa State University, diets containing up to 69% corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were fed to laying hens without affecting bird health or egg production, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Greenhouse Gases and Environmental Impacts of the Livestock Industry
The livestock sector is not only contributing to global warming, it is suffering from it as well, writes Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePoultrySite.
Country of Origin: What's in a COOL Label?
Country of Origin Labelling is the next step to an entirely open marketplace for the US. In an ideal supermarket, consumers can understand as well as see the product that they are purchasing and they can monitor the system of production which has brought it to their aisles, but what are the real issues that follow this dream, asks Adam Anson, reporting for ThePoultrySite, and what implications does COOL bring back to the producer?
IEC Participants Look at Industry Developments in North America
More than 370 participants from 36 countries attended the International Egg Commission's Annual Meeting in Shanghai last month. Respected and long-time contributor from the poultry industry, Terry Evans, has selected the highlights of the reports from the US, Canada and Mexico specially for ThePoultrySite.
Skip-a-Day and Everyday Feed Programs for Broiler Breeders in the Hen House
Dr Keith Bramwell, extension poultry specialist at the University of Arkansas reports recent work comparing various feed restriction progammes for broiler breeders. His article was published in the Summer 2008 issue of Avian Advice.
Farm Practices to Reduce the Incidence of Clostridiums
By Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón, DVM, PhD., Dip. ACPV, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, and published in North Carolina Poultry Industry Newsletter in September 2008.
US Feed Outlook
By ERS USDA. This monthly report examines supply, use, prices and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn; also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats and hay.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
US red meat production is expected to continue to be strong in 2008 as higher broiler and turkey output offsets lower pork output according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the USDA.
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Aviagen Expands Feed Mill Capabilities
US - Aviagen recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion to its feed processing facility in Athens, Alabama. This expansion modified the facility to enable the manufacturing of feed for use on Aviagen’s internal poultry production farms.
Cobb: Improved Features of New Broiler Guide
GLOBAL - A new Broiler Management Guide, intended to become the most up-to-date and complete broiler growing handbook, is now available from Cobb in both English and Spanish.
Sign of Increasing Links between Cobb and Hendrix
ZAMBIA - The two breeding companies appear to be developing closer contacts.
Short Hatch Window: a Smart Choice for Pas Reform
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform continues to expand in Asia, with the announcement that Malaysia's PW Consolidated Bhd (formerly known as PinWee Group Bhd) has signed an agreement for the supply of Smart incubators for a new state-of-the-art hatchery in Kedah, Malaysia.
Pas Reform aids Smart Expansion for Malaysia's CAB Group
NETHERLANDS - Having monitored the development of modular single-stage incubation technologies for several years, Malaysia's CAB Group has collaborated with the Kedah State Economic Development Corporation (KSEDC) to expand its poultry integration in Penang with a new Smart single-stage PS broiler hatchery from Pas Reform.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's news
 » Climate Change, Bioenergy Focus for World Food Day
 » OIE Receives Bird Flu Reports from Germany, Togo
 » Financial Crash Could Deepen Food Crisis


 » Farm Duck Positive for H5N1 Bird Flu in Germany
 » 5th International Symposium on Turkey Production
Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment
   United Kingdom

 » Defra Publishes Zoonoses UK Report 2007
 » McDonald's Wins Welfare Award
 » Later Gumboro Vaccination Better for Slower-growing Broilers
 » Pet Chickens Pay a High Price
 » The Country Vet: a Dying Breed
 » Turkey Science and Production Conference 2009
 » Reverse Underspend on R&D, Says Science Campaign
 » VLA Publishes Annual Review 2007/08
 » NFUS Echoes Call for Suspended Vet Charges

   European Union

 » Europeans Show Scepticism about Animal Cloning
 » EC Clears Marfrig to Take over OSI Group
 » EU May Lift Ban US Poultry

   United States

 » Egg Industry Sued by Welfare Group
 » Industry Hopes for Better Times
 » Sanderson Farms, Inc. Files Shelf Registration
 » Weekly Outlook: Where is the Trough?
 » Sanderson Rumoured to be Eyeing Pilgrim's Pride
 » US Grain Production Forecasts Up Across the Board
 » Ag Classroom Project Receives Sponsorship
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
 » Poultry Farming Feels the Pinch
 » Control of Bird Flu Vaccines over Bioterrorism Fears
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » AMI: Consumer-Focused COOL Brochure Released
 » Cargill Reports Income Up 62 Per Cent in Q1


 » Maple Leaf Explains Listeria Situation at its Plant
 » Future of Poultry Plant Uncertain
 » No Victorian Turkeys for Thanksgiving
 » Salmonella in North America: Update


 » It's World Egg Day: Eggs are Good for You

   Korea, South

 » Bird Flu Report Halts German Imports
Petersime - Incubator Innovator

 » State Government Wants Biosecure Border
 » Tyson Foods on Acquisition Trail
 » Gulf States' Ban on Egg Imports Hurts Industry


 » LDC Expects Better Times in 2009

   Hong Kong

 » HK Suspends German Imports

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Reports Half-Year Turnover up 63%


 » Ministry Outlines Plans for Poultry
 » Good Times for Feed Producers


 » Bachoco: Sound Structure for Financial Survival


 » Farmers Demand Clear Ag Policies
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