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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 5th February 2009
Thursday 5th February 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

DDGS in Feed Could Affect Meat Fatty Acid Content
The production of Dried Distillers' Grains with Solubles (DDGS) has increased dramatically in the US recently because of the focus of the country on the production of ethanol, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
News and Notes on Insect Control
Mike Stringham and Wes Watson from the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University wrote this presentation for the 2008 North Carolina Turkey Days.
Organic Poultry Production in the US: Health Issues
Organic Poultry Production in the United States was published by ATTRA in 2008. It discusses organic husbandry including living conditions, health, genetics and origin, feed and processing as specified under the livestock requirements of the US Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (NOP). This article covers issues regarding health and hygiene, including a comparison of NOP standards with those in other countries.
European Turkey Industry in Difficulties, Says AVEC
The 2008 Annual Report from AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries, includes an overview of the turkey industry. Welfare and the reduction in Salmonella contamination are seen as particularly difficult issues for the future of the sector.
Investigating Vaccination Failure in Poultry Flocks
When a vaccination fails, the natural tendency is to blame the vaccine. Although this must be considered, many other factors must be evaluated to determine the cause of the failure, explain Gary D. Butcher and Mojtaba Yegani for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
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* Company News

IPE NEWS - Pfizer Announces Developments in In Ovo Vaccination
US - Developments in the "in ovo" vaccination technology were revealed at the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta Georgia, this week.
Fourteen Nations Get Together in Cobb Germany
GERMANY - The third Cobb Germany 'Weihnachtsfest' team meeting took place over two days, coinciding with the Wimex/Cobb Germany Christmas party.
New Base Provides for Growth of Cobb Europe
THE NETHERLANDS - The acquisition of Hybro provides Cobb with a range of facilities in the Netherlands including a major research complex on mainland Europe and a much enhanced production capability.
Timberlake Farm Takes Shape
US - Clark Baird explains how Cobb's newest facility in the US is taking shape. Timberlake Farm was purchased a year ago and high priorities for its refurbishment were the highest biosecurity measures and energy-saving ideas.
'Going Green' Benefits Cobb and the Environment
BRAZIL - Elisangela Perina explains how 'going green' in Brazil has benefitted both Cobb and the environment.
Successful Seminars for Hubbard in Yemen
YEMEN - In early December 2008, Hubbard organised two successful technical seminars with the theme 'Better production, to gain more' for the Yemeni poultry producers.
Boxho Joins Petersime's Sales Team
BELGIUM - Petersime has further strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Philippe Boxho.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Re-Focuses on Disease
GLOBAL - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced that it will focus on four areas of poultry disease management in future.
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* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: For this week's bird flu news click here
 » When Will US, EU Accept Irradiated Food?

   Czech Republic

 » Q4 2008: Significant Drop in Poultry Meat Production

   United States

 » ABC and ISA Join Forces
 » Federal Grant Furthers Chicken Genome Work
 » 2009 to be a Rough Year, Say UGA Farm Economists
 » Snipping Out the Money Genes in Livestock
 » Agriculture, Climate Change & Carbon Sequestration
 » Iowa State 2009 Animal Industry Report Available
 » NFU President Testifies on Market Speculation
 » Sustainability through Livestock Biomass
 » HFCA is Leading Certifier of Cage-Free Eggs in US
 » Ag Secretary Reacts to Improper Conduct at Vet Labs
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Shell Eggs Broken up Two Per Cent from Last Year
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
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 » Emphasis on Comprehensive Food Safety Systems
 » Call for Cooperative Approach to Listeria
 » Canada Quarantines 36 Farms over Bird Flu
 » Vets Challenge New Meat Inspection Plans


 » DPI&F's Climate Risk Group Set for Challenging Role
 » Little Concern for GM Animal Farms in Australia

   United Kingdom

 » Good Future for Traditional Christmas Turkey
 » UK Egg Statistics - Fourth Quarter 2008
 » Crack the Credit Crunch this Pancake Day
 » Turkey Company Invests in Green Energy

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Steps Up Fight against Bird Flu
 » Government Cracks Down on Animal Disease


 » Nepalese Poultry Sector in Crisis

   Saudi Arabia

 » Saudi Arabia Reduces Import Subsidies on Feed

   Hong Kong

 » More Dead Birds Found on Lantau


 » Jamaica Broilers Closes Ethanol Plant


 » VVND Outbreak in Myanmar

   Russian Federation

 » Ag Ministry Offers Three-Year Quota Deal
 » Investment in New Facilities has Boosted Output
 » Ag Minister Considers Production Quotas


 » Japan Suspends Imports of French Products


 » Committee Calls for Feed Price Regulation
 » Farming Must Change to Feed the World


 » Low-Path Bird Flu Outbreak in France
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