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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 15th January 2009

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Thursday 15th January 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

How Are Breeders Helping to Reduce GHG Emissions?
Past genetic improvements have significantly contributed to a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) per unit of animal product, and breeding remains an important tool in further reductions. These key points were made by Dr Huw Jones of Genesis Faraday at the most recent JSR Genetics Technical Conference, reports Jackie Linden for ThePoultrySite.
Control of Blackhead Disease
A thorough review of this hard-to-control disease of turkeys, chickens and other farmed birds was presented by Dr Larry R. McDougald of the University of Georgia at the 2008 North Carolina Turkey Days.
Egg Layer Cooperatives Join Forces in Thailand
Na Dee Pun Co is determined to excel, says Big Dutchman.
Litter Preparation Between Flocks: Management is the Key
G.T. Tabler, S.E. Watkins and F.T. Jones of University of Arkansas report on their experiments with various litter treatments for broilers in the Winter 2008 issue of the Avian Advice.
Maintaining Egg Quality
Dan L. Cunningham, Extension Coordinator at the University of Georgia, offers tips to laying flock owners on how to keep eggs clean in the University's series, Backyard Flock Tip.
Developments in Biofuels; Implications for Livestock Production
As the manufacture of biofuels grows, questions are being asked as to whether such a strategy can be supported without putting unacceptable pressure on the food supply chain, according to John Pinkeye of Ensus Biofuels, speaking at the 42nd University of Nottingham Feed Conference.
Other new features this week are:

North Carolina Turkey Industry Days 2008 - Summary
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - January 2009
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - January 2009
* Company News

Merial and AviTech Take Business to New Dimension
US - With its new agreement with AviTech, Merial says its expanded service offering combines vaccines with latest delivery technology offers added value for customers.
Aviagen Hosts Latin American Ross Association
US - Aviagen recently held its annual Latin American Ross Association (LARA) meeting in Huntsville, Alabama.
President Bolaños Visited New Layer Farm
NICARAGUA - El Granjero farm received an important visitor for the inauguration of the first three houses at its new farm near the city of Masatepe.
Aviagen Hosts First Production School in Thailand
THAILAND - Aviagen recently joined forces with Cargill, one of Aviagen’s largest global customers, to host the first Cargill poultry production management school in Lopburi, Thailand.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's news
Colony Nest 2+ from Big Dutchman
   China

 » Yuhe CEO Announces Plans for 2009
 » No Human Bird Flu Case Found in Beijing

   Australia

 » Commission Concerned over Acquisition by Baiada
 » Australia Forecasts an Organic Future

   New Zealand

 » NZ Commission Explains its Rejection of Brinks Takeover

   United States

 » Tyson Makes Poultry Business Top Priority
 » Poultry Farmers Struggle
 » Postponement of Combo Bans Allows Negotiations
 » USDA Issues Final Rule on M-COOL
 » Amendments Made to Enhance Disease Traceability
 » CME: Negative Reaction to WASDE Estimates
 » CAFO Rule Changes Could Impact Indiana Farms
 » Celldex Sells Poultry Vaccines Business to Lohmann
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform
   Hong Kong

 » Drill Tests Designated-Clinic Arrangements

   Iraq

 » USGC Supports Modernisation of Iraq's Feed Industry

   Canada

 » Economic Crisis Creates Positive Ag Spin-Off
 » Canadian Ag Minister Applauds Changes to M-COOL

   Georgia

 » Ag Minister Visits Major Poultry Enterprise

   United Kingdom

 » IEC London Conference Looks to the Future
 » Eggonomics: Cracking Good Value
 » Bernard Matthews Farms Foots Grocery Bills
 » Healthier Hens from Battery Cages
 » Plea To Ban Foie Gras
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine
   Swaziland

 » Egg Producers under Pressure

   Russian Federation

 » Prioskolie Output to Leap Forward in '09
 » Poultry Imports to Russia Higher

   Egypt

 » WHO: Update on AI Situation in Egypt

   Philippines

 » High Demand for Poultry and Meat Products Seen

   European Union

 » MEPs Debate Non-Enforcement of Rules

   Brazil

 » Brazil's Poultry Companies Reduce Output
 » Middle East Tops List for Brazilian Exports in '08
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That's all for this week!

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