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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 18th December 2008
Thursday 18th December 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Biosecurity for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Issues and Options
FAO has published a report offering recommendations for biosecurity for all those involved in the poultry industry. The aim of the authors was to come up with solutions to make biosecurity practical and sustainable for all those involved.
Spirochaetosis (Brachyspira)
Crowshall Veterinary Services offers advice on the diagnosis and control of a disease that is becoming common on free-range poultry farms.
UK Poultry Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report - July- September 2008
Highlights of the latest quarterly report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) include fungal infections in young game birds, acute respiratory disease of unknown aetiology in ducks, acute and atypical ILT outbreaks in smaller flocks and the third isolation of QX strain of IBV from a backyard flock.
US Feed Outlook
The current economic crisis in the US and around the world together financial problems within the ethanol industry are continuing to hit demand for corn, according to the USDA Economic Research Service Feed Outloook report. Feed grain supplies for 2008/09 are up on November but slightly down year-on-year.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - December 2008
Overall meat production forecasts in the US have been lowered compared to last month, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Dominican Republic - Poultry and Poultry Products Report - 2008
The Dominican Republic is basically self-sufficient in poultry production according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)Dominican Republic Poultry and Poultry Products Report.
* Company News

Aviagen Enhances European Veterinary Support
EU - Aviagen have strengthened their European technical team with the addition of Africa Fernández, Aviagen’s Company Veterinarian.
Aviagen's First L.I.R. Technical Meeting in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - Aviagen has recently held the inaugural L.I.R. Technical Association meeting in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Aviagen Celebrates Ross Success with Perutnina Ptuj
SLOVENIA - Aviagen recently co-hosted a technical seminar with their major Ross customer in Slovenia, Perutnina Ptuj.
Smart Fit for Hatchery Growth in Albania
ALBANIA - The country's leading poultry producer, Driza Limited, has signed a new Agreement with Dutch hatchery technology company, Pas Reform, for a suite of SmartSetTM setters, SmartHatchTM hatchers and Smart Hatchery Automation Systems.
36,000 Laying Hens in Free-Range Management
THE NETHERLANDS - Gerben van Kampen from the Dutch town of Scherpenzeel invests in the future: the innovative poultry producer took over the layer farm from his parents and recently inaugurated a modern aviary house for 36,000 laying hens in free-range management.
Layers Take to Enriched Colonies
UK - Eurovent 625a has proved itself in the UK, according to Big Dutchman. The farm reports improved hen welfare and the achievement of egg production targets.
Geneticist Thierry Burlot Joins Novogen
FRANCE - Novogen is pleased to announce that Thierry Burlot joined the company in October 2008. He has been appointed as R&D manager.
Incubators from Pas Reform
* Global Poultry Industry News


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

   European Union

 » MEPs Probe Reasons Behind World Food Crisis
 » Campofrio-Groupe Smithfield Merger Completed

   United Kingdom

 » Students Receive Scholarship Awards
 » Poultry Industry Service Honours
 » Environmental Group Campaigns vs. Imported Soya

   United States

 » New Technology Cuts Costs and Keeps Birds Warm
 » Dramatic Drop Seen in Corn Used for Ethanol
 » Pew Comments on FDA Decision on Antibiotics
 » FSIS to Test Retail Products for Melamine
 » Industry Seeks Exemption from Reporting Emissions
 » Nanotechnology May be Applied to Food Safety
 » Poultry Groups Welcome EPA Ruling
 » New President and CEO for Pilgrim's Pride
 » Broiler Industry Contracting
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Weekly Outlook: What's Up with Corn Prices?
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
Petersime - Incubator Innovator
   New Zealand

 » More Animal Welfare Resources Called for
 » Study on Reducing Campylobacteriosis


 » Questions Surrounding COOL Still Unanswered
 » Implementation of COOL a Challenge
 » Cage Ban for Canada?


 » Stress in Animals is a Popular Course


 » Backyard Production to be Phased out

   Viet Nam

 » Producers Oppose Cheap Imports


 » Why Has Bird Flu Hit Assam for the Fifth Time?
 » Poultry Prices, Exports Hit by Bird Flu
 » Boost Poultry Project in in Jharkhand
Optisec; High-capacity manure drying tunnel for a 
maximum dry-matter content

 » Avian Flu Case in Cambodia Brings World Total to 39

 » Newcastle Disease in Sweden 'Resolved'


 » Newcastle Disease in Japan

   Hong Kong

 » New Case of Bird Flu in Hong Kong
 » Farms May be Using Wrong Bird Flu Vaccines


 » Another Case of Low-Path Bird Flu

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Lowers Import Quota on US Poultry


 » Philippines Govt Looks out for Illegal Chicken Imports
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9

 » Report on Benefits of Rural R&D Corp Welcome


 » WHO Reports on Bird Flu Situation in Egypt


 » Brazil's Exports to Reach 3.6 Million Tonnes
 » Perdigão Cuts Poultry Output


 » Tyson Foods Helps Fight Hunger in Africa


 » More Bird Flu in Bangladesh


 » Newcastle Disease Continues to Hit Belize

That's all for this week!

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