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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 8th January 2009
Thursday 8th January 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Monitoring Poultry Welfare in Queensland
A new poultry welfare monitoring programme has been set up in Queensland, Australia, aimed at promoting best practice to enhance welfare and at the same time reduce the regulatory burden on the producer, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Worms in Free-Range Hens
Claire Knott, Stephen Lister and Philip Hammond, partners in Crowshall Veterinary Services in the UK, describe the most common worms in free-range poultry and how they can be controlled.
In-House Windrow Composting Q and A
A practical guide to windrow composting of broiler house litter by Dr Craig Coufal, past assistant Extension Professor, in the Summer 2008 Newsletter from the Poultry Science Department at Mississippi State University.
Genetic Fix for Sick Chicks
Genetic research is for the birds – and it's a good thing, too, as scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are using their knowledge of avian genetics to improve the health of US poultry. Genetic information is leading to better vaccines and breeding techniques to protect poultry against health threats such as exotic Newcastle, avian influenza, Marek's disease, coccidiosis, and mycoplasmosis.
Effect of Incubating Poor Quality Broiler Breeder Hatching Eggs
D.E. Yoho, J.R. Moyle, A.D. Swaffar and R.K. Bramwell of the University of Arkansas report on the effects of incubating poor quality broiler breeder hatching eggs on overall hatchability and hatch of fertile in the Winter 2008 issue of the Avian Advice.
Red Hocks in Day-Old Chicks or Poults
If the humidity is too high in the setter or hatcher, chicks will hatch with red hocks and other problems that have been shown to affect adversely their health and/or welfare throughout life, according to Pas Reform.
Other new features over this period include:

Poland - Agricultural Situation 2008
US Poultry Outlook Report - December 2008
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
* Company News

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.
Smart Hatchery Partnership Celebrates 10 years in Poland
POLAND - Hama Plus S.A. and Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform are marking the hatchery's tenth Anniversary and ten years in partnership, with the installation of a complete Smart incubation system.
Focus of Cobb Seminars in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - Two broiler seminars organised by Cobb Germany and two Czech hatcheries, Mach Litomysl and Best Opava, brought together more than 160 people from different sectors of the chicken industry — broiler farmers, nutrition specialists, veterinarians and company owners.
Aviagen: Hands-on Approach to Technical Support
CROATIA - Aviagen continues to demonstrate their commitment to sharing the latest information and practical advice with customers at the annual technical seminar with Koka Varazdin, a major Ross customer in Croatia.
Hydina Sulovce Among Largest in Central Europe
SLOVAKIA - Hydina Sulovce farm, one of the largest in Central Europe, has chosen Big Dutchman equipment.
Big Dutchman Sets Standards in Slovakia
SLOVAKIA - Big Dutchman sets standards in broiler breeding in Slovakia by supplying equipment to Novogal, a giant in the country's poultry industry.
Alpharma Announces Video Contest Winners
US - Students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are to receive the $5,000 grand prize in Alpharma's Student Video Contest.
'Into the Future' at Iranian Ross Seminar
IRAN - Zarbal Grandparent Company, the Ross distributor in Iran, recently hosted a two-day seminar for their customers in the historic city of Shiraz. Attended by 80 key customers, the seminar attracted guests from all across Iran.
8th European Symposium on Poultry Welfare
ITALY - Working Group 9 (Welfare) of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) has announced details about the 8th European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, which will be held in Cervia, Italy on 18-22 May 2009. Pictures Poultry Farms
NETHERLANDS - This week, Vencomatic launches a new online channel,
Imugene, Merial Establish Strategic Alliance
US - Merial is to develop vaccine candidates from Imugene's portfolio through to commercial sales.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's news
 » Russia and US Agree Quotas for Poultry Meat, Pork
 » Mexico Lifts Ban on Some US Meat Plants

   United States

 » Poultry Holds Strong as Top Commodity
 » Poultry Groups Welcome EPA Final Rule
 » Comment Period on Animal Welfare Act Extended
 » APHIS Invites Comments on Bird Flu in Germany, Poland
 » Bond Leaves Tyson Foods, Tollett Returns
 » Centurion Poultry Acquires Pureline Genetics
 » Perdue and EPA Sign Historic Agreement
 » Salmonella Outbreak Hits 388 across US
 » Health Concerns over Drugs in Manured Crops
 » Pilgrim's Receives Approval for DIP Financing
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review

   European Union

 » Campofrio-Groupe Smithfield Merger Completed
 » EU Rejects Chlorine-Treated Chickens
 » European Parliament Draft Report on Food Labeling
 » All Egg Sales Must be Certified Salmonella-Free


 » Tyson Foods Helps Fight Hunger in Africa


 » Cage Ban for Canada?
 » Undercooked Poultry Causes Food-Borne Illness


 » Boost for Poultry Project in Jharkhand
 » New Poultry Processing Board Set up
 » Five New Cases of HPAI in India


 » Perdigão Cuts Poultry Output
 » New Plant for Avepar


 » Four More Cases of HPAI in Bangladesh


 » Newcastle Disease Continues to Hit Belize
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   United Kingdom

 » Welfare Group Hits Out at Cage Systems
 » Organic Farmers Call for Rule Bending
 » Anaerobic Digestion Boosts Farm Energy Production
 » Unapproved GM Rapeseed Found in Trial
 » UK Climate Policy Threatens Trade
 » Call for Clearer Labelling and Sustainable Farming


 » 19 More Cases of Low-Path Bird Flu in Germany
 » Germany Reports Nine New Cases of LPAI
 » Newcastle Disease in Germany 'Resolved'


 » Draft Programme on Welfare Monitoring Published
 » Take-Over of Bartter/Steggles Rumoured
 » US DDGS Cleared in Australia


 » Officials Say Bird Deaths in NE China Not Bird Flu
 » S China Province Tightens Poultry Market Inspection
 » Beijing Bans Entry of Live Poultry

   Russian Federation

 » Sinyavinskaya to Increase Egg Production Capacity
 » Pork, Beef, Poultry Imports Fall in December
 » Chlorine Ban in Russian Plants Postponed
Petersime - Incubator Innovator
   Sri Lanka

 » Industry Hit by Production Cost Rises


 » Saudi Arabia's Al Rajhi to Invest in Egypt's Industry


 » Food and Feed Safety Symposium at Technopol Tulln
 » New Quail Egg Pack


 » Researchers Make Breakthrough with Vaccine


 » Nigerian and Syrian Poultry Co-Operation


 » Tajik, Russian Breeders Extend Co-Operation


 » Low-Path Bird Flu Hits Belgium


 » Cambodia Reports Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu


 » Lao Bird Flu 'Resolved'

   Viet Nam

 » Another Case of HPAI in Vietnam
 » Capital Clamps down on Slaughterhouses
 » Poultry Meat Imports Down


 » Prices to Fall for New Year

   United Arab Emirates

 » New UAE Requirements for Imports of Table Eggs


 » Ten-Month Poultry Exports Reach $240 Million

That's all for this week!

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