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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 11th December 2008
Thursday 11th December 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

How a Lion Saved the UK Egg Industry
The annual meeting of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) at Stoneleigh at the end of November was attended by up to 500 participants - a record number, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultry Site.
US Raises Concerns over EU Stance on GM Food and Feed
While the European agricultural industry is a heavy consumer of genetically modified products - largely in animal feed - the industry is restricted in what it can grow, writes Chris Harris, ThePoultrySite senior editor.
Water Quality
Claire Knott, Stephen Lister and Philip Hammond, partners in Crowshall Veterinary Services in the UK, explain how to keep water systems clean for free-range layer flocks.
Peoples Republic of China Poultry and Products Annual Report 2008
China's broiler production in 2009 is forecast to increase eight per cent to 13.7 million tonnes, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Broiler imports in 2009 are forecast to be at the same level as 2008. Broiler exports are forecast to recover three per cent to 283,000 tonnes from the previous year's 23 per cent decline.
* Company News

Aviagen: Biosecurity in Focus at Salmonella Seminar in Hungary
HUNGARY - Aviagen Kft, part of Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, recently teamed up with the Hungarian Poultry Product Board, the Central Agricultural Office of Animal Health and the Animal Welfare Directorate in Budapest to hold a seminar to emphasise the need for strict biosecurity.
Eggs! Special Theme at VIV Asia 2009
BANGKOK - At VIV Asia 2009, from 11 - 13 March in Bangkok, Thailand, egg production and processing in Asia will receive special attention.
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* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's news

   United States

 » What Does 2009 Hold for Feed Prices?
 » Leading Producers Expect Turnaround in 2010
 » Feeding the Planet Causes Egg Price Hike
 » $500 Million Animal Health Lab to Set up in Kansas
 » Country of Origin Food Labels are the Law
 » Study Based on Tailgating Chicken Trucks Criticised
 » Potential Benefits for Ethanol, Paper and Feed
 » NCC: Ammonia Concentration Not a Threat
 » Recession Cuts Deep into US Meat Consumption
 » Poultry Waste Causing Much Concern
 » FDA: Ban on Animal Antibiotics Called Off
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Are Crops Undervalued?
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9

 » Low-Path Bird Flu Reported in Norway


 » Chicken Demand Falls
 » Philippines Lifts Ban on Poultry from Virginia


 » Broilers to Triple Capacity at Co-generation Plant
 » Ministry Takes Rap for Cheap Chicken Imports


 » Study: Change in Habits Due to Listeriosis Outbreak

   European Union

 » EU Approves Import of GM Soybeans


 » More Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Laos
Optisec; High-capacity manure drying tunnel for a 
maximum dry-matter content

 » Belize Hit by More Newcastle Disease


 » Brazilian Exports Down 27 Per Cent

   Russian Federation

 » Change to Requirements for US Poultry Meat Imports
 » Ban on Hungarian Imports to Russia Lifted


 » LAH Strengthens its Marketing Department

   Viet Nam

 » Uptake to Soar for Lunar New Year


 » Poultry Sector Ready for Sharp Rise in Demand
Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform

 » Two Human Bird Flu Cases Reported

   United Kingdom

 » Defra: Contingency Plan for Exotic Animal Diseases
 » Industry Targets Campylobacter
 » Research Finds Eggs a Cracking Cure for Hangovers
 » Award for Promoting British Chicken


 » Live Poultry Shipments to HK Suspended

   Dominican Republic

 » Poultry Imports Expected During Holiday Season


 » Rising Maize Prices Leads to Shortage of Eggs

   Hong Kong

 » Total Ban on HK Poultry Imports
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That's all for this week!

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