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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 30th October 2008
Thursday 30th October 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Dietary Changes Can Reduce Feather Pecking in Laying Hens
Feather pecking in layers remains a significant problem for egg producers but a recent report from the Netherlands proposes some simple changes to the diet to reduce this behaviour, writes Jackie Linden for ThePoultrySite. In his PhD thesis, Dr Marinus van Krimpen of Wageningen University highlights how diet dilution and adding fibre in the rearing and laying feed can alleviate the problem.
Bright Spots in South America's Egg Industries
Our series of reports from the International Egg Commission's Annual Meeting in Shanghai last month concludes with the region of South America. Well respected and long-time contributor from the poultry industry, Terry Evans, has selected the highlights of the reports from Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay, specially for ThePoultrySite.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - October 2008
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data.
Optimising Management to Combat High Feed Costs
Managing broilers to increase the efficiency of converting feed to saleable meat is key to remaining profitable, writes Dr Chet Wiernusz, nutritionist with Cobb World Technical Support Team.
Temperature Variation in On-Farm Hatching Egg Holding Units
The effects of oscillating and variable on-farm egg storage temperatures on hatchability and embryo viability in commercial broiler breeder flocks were studied by Dr Keith Bramwell, extension poultry specialist at the University of Arkansas in the Summer 2008 issue of Avian Advice.
Developing a Plan for Mass Poultry Mortality
Becky Ceartas, Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA describes the options for disposing of large numbers of poultry carcasses in the September 2008 issue of North Carolina Poultry Industry Newsletter. She emphasises the importance of creating a disposal plan in advance.
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* Company News

Baudon Named Merial's Avian Business Director
Merial has named Jérôme Baudon as avian business director‚ international region.
New President of European Operations for Aviagen
Aviagen has announced the appointment of Brian Whittle to the role of President, European Operations, with effect from 1 November 2008.
Big Dutchman Visits Kaluga, Russia
In the presence of the governor of Kaluga, Anatoli Artamonov, and the minister of agriculture Leonid Gromov, a group of five companies from the agro-industry laid the foundation for a technological centre in Detschino.
New Joint Venture: Venco-Extra Poultry Equipment
At VIV China 2008, Vencomatic and Shanghai Extra Machinery Co. signed a letter of intent to work together in a joint venture called Venco-Extra (Shanghai) Poultry Equipment Co. Ltd. The new company starts on 1 November 2008.
* Global Poultry Industry News


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 » Food, Energy and Financial Woes Linked
 » How the World Hungers for Disease Prevention
Alpharma Animal Health

 » Poultry Forum Presentations in English at EuroTier


 » Avesui 2009
 » Producers Association Suggests Cut in Production
 » Exports up 10 Per Cent in 2009
 » Sadia Posts First Loss in Nine Years

   United States

 » More Premises Register for NAIS
 » Poultry Producers Weigh up Risks
 » Climate Change and World Agriculture
 » Creditors Extend Waiver to Pilgrim's Pride
 » Market Intelligence Forum Set for IPE/IFE 2009
 » What do Welfare Labels Mean?
 » Poultry Processors Facing up to Challenges
 » Hops Help Control Clostridium
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn, Soy Basis Strengthens
 » Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 9 Percent from Last Year
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report


 » Concern over EU Salmonella Regulations


 » DSM and Novozymes Launch New Feed Enzyme


 » Replacing In-Feed Antibiotics
 » Oceans Over-fished to Feed Livestock
 » Researchers Look at Safety of Reusing Litter
 » CSIRO: Reduction in Biotechnology Predicted
 » Consumers Choosing Free-Range Chicken


 » Poultry Farmers Seek Support

   United Kingdom

 » MEP Urges Health Checks on Chinese Poultry Meat
 » Danisco Acquires Agtech
 » Dozens Come Forward to Join NFU Feed Bank
 » Producers under Pressure over GM-Free Feed
 » How to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Your Product
 » RSPCA Says Welfare is a Healthy Investment
More on Arbor Acres, part of Aviagen

 » Taiwanese Trade Team Explores Possibilities of DDGS

   Hong Kong

 » More Testing of Eggs, Meat for Melamine


 » New Poultry Project in the Capital


 » Four Slaughterhouses in Semnan

   Russian Federation

 » Belgorod Leads in Poultry Output


 » We Must Remain Vigilant, Warns Bird Flu Expert


 » ILT in Peru 'Resolved'
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   South Africa

 » Country Bird Cleared to Acquire Nutri Feed


 » Godrej Half-Year Results up 10 Per Cent


 » City Government Blames Feed for Toxic Eggs
 » Egg Sales in Decline
 » Disclosure of Contaminated Eggs Was Delayed


 » Carbon Financing Would Boost Sustainable Farming

   Viet Nam

 » Officials Start Testing Eggs
 » Viet Nam, Laos Expand Agricultural Co-operation

   European Union

 » Risk Factors for Salmonella Infections in EU Turkeys

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