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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 4th December 2008
Thursday 4th December 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

GM Restrictions: A Boon to the European Livestock Sector?
Several feed organisations in the EU have warned of the dangers posed by a lack of soya supplies, writes Rachel Ralte reporting for ThePoultrySite.
Viral Diseases of Poultry: the Tip of the Iceberg
By DuPont Animal Health Solutions. DAHS outlines the conditions caused by viruses and how to control them.
Role of Altered Haemostasis in the Pathogenesis of Poultry Diseases
Although blood coagulation abnormalities were not the cause of Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome (FLHS) in laying hens, some differences were observed in fatty acid profiles between strains and diets, which may translate into cell membrane abnormalities, according to Dr Darren Wood of the University of Guelph in Canada.
Georgia Research Focuses on Feet
Dermatitis in humans can make skin itch and burn. When it hits chickens, it drastically reduces farmers' profits and cuts the supply of an Asian delicacy – chicken feet. Footpad dermatitis also leads to an estimated loss of about $100 million for the Georgia poultry industry each year, according to Allie Bird of the University of Georgia.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - July to Sept 2008
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the third quarter of 2008 as well as annual figures for 2007.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - November 2008
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data.
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Cobb-Vantress Top Brass Visited Hendrix HQ
NETHERLANDS - The senior management of Cobb-Vantress visited the head office of Hendrix Genetics in early November 2008.
Voting Starts for Alpharma Video Contest
US - The videos are posted and voting can now begin in the Alpharma Student Video Contest. Anyone can visit the web site to view the videos and cast a ballot. Voting ends on 19 December 2008 with the producers of the video with the most votes receiving a $5,000 cash prize.
New Look for Vostermans Controllers
THE NETHERLANDS - Vostermans has created a new look for its expanded line, Mf-Net.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's news
 » US, Mexican Facilities Approved for Meat Export
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   United States

 » Pilgrim's Pride Files for Bankruptcy
 » Pilgrim's Pride: First Day Motions Approved
 » Georgia Poultry Farmers Face Russian Cutbacks
 » Change Turkey Feeds to Prevent Food Poisoning
 » Choosing a Good Egg
 » Debut for Farm-of-Origin Label
 » USDA Assesses Bird Flu Risk
 » New Animal Health Lab Likely to be in Kansas
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Ready-to-Cook Weight Down 2 Percent
 » Shell Eggs Broken Up 1 Percent from Last Year
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   United Kingdom

 » CAP Health Check Implications for Livestock
 » Christmas Turkeys Thrive on Pelleted Feeds
 » New IB Strain and Losses in Christmas Turkeys
 » Uncertainities in Tackling GHG Emissions Accepted
 » Strike Threat at Poultry Plants
 » E. coli Kite Mark to Show Manure Pollution Risk
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   European Union

 » Fast-track Approval More Effective than GM Debate


 » No Further Cases of ND in Sweden

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports Two New AI Outbreaks
 » Ostrich Farming Takes off
 » Hanoi to Build New Poultry Market
 » Standards Set for Animal Feeds


 » Sadia: Rumours of Partial Sale
Alpharma Animal Health

 » DSM Opens New Premix Plant in China
 » Poultry Product Exports to EU Resumes
 » Melamine Crisis Spills out to all Food Sectors
 » China Bans Thai Poultry Imports

   New Zealand

 » Weathering the Storm: The Fate of Meat


 » Egg Prices Highest Ever
 » India Reports Bird Flu Outbreak to OIE


 » Poultry Feed Found to be Melamine-Tainted


 » Labelling, Feeding and Legislation to Be Discussed
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 » Canada to Consult WTO on COOL Regulations


 » Falling Prices Hurt Chicken Sector


 » Saudi Arabia to Purchase Poultry from Myanmar

   Saudi Arabia

 » Trouw Nutrition and Aimco Agree to Cooperate


 » Basque Institute Initiates Research Programme


 » Disappointing Q2 for Broiler Company

   Hong Kong

 » Hong Kong Has Found More Tainted Eggs


 » Bhutan Warns of Possible Bird Flu Outbreak

That's all for this week!

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