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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 12th February 2009
Thursday 12th February 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Marginal Fall in Animal Feed Output in Great Britain
The overall output of 9.140 million tonnes of compound feed in 2008 was just 0.5 per cent lower than the previous year but the average hides markedly different trends for the various livestock sectors, writes ThePoultrySite editor, Jackie Linden. There were small increases in the output of feeds for cattle and poultry but pig feed production was down by almost ten per cent compared to 2007.
Growing Interest in Alternative Feed Ingredients
Following the dramatic rises in maize and soya prices worldwide, great potential is being seen for using more unusual feed ingredients but nutritionists need to be aware of potential problems, writes ThePoultrySite editor, Jackie Linden.
Effects of DDGS on Feed Pellet Quality
The use of a by-product from ethanol and biofuel production, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), in poultry feed can have a detrimental effect on the quality of the feed pellets, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
New Products for Beetle Control
A study comparing the efficacy of the products currently available in the US to control darkling beetles. Author Mike Stringham (extension entomologist at North Carolina State University) tested the products in turkey houses, and found the better products to be those that could be applied while birds were in the house. The article is published in the University's December 2008 Newsletter.
A Better Way to Spot Eggshell Cracks
A new system developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists detects 99.4 per cent of cracked eggs in tests - even microcracks. That is a better detection rate than skilled human graders.
Compartmentalisation is Gaining Support
The concept of compartmentalization and the need to build consensus to maintain global trade during a disease crisis were introduced by Cobb a year ago. In this article, the company looks at progress and the views from different countries affected by the issue. "Next stage will be a comprehensive plan for trade among all partners," Cobb says.

This week's other new features are:

UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - January 2009
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - February 2009
Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform
* Company News

Chicken Waste Becomes a Valuable Commodity
GERMANY - Chicken waste from Cobb grandparent farms is being used to heat local homes, with fertiliser as a by-product, in an innovative new project in Saxony-Anhalt.
New Laboratory 'One of the World's Best'
BRAZIL - Cobb's new quality control laboratory, which opened last summer in Brazil, is one of the world's most sophisticated and modern laboratories in the industry.
Award for Top Cobb Flocks in US
US - Tyson Sedalia won Cobb's 2008 US Top Complex Awards based on overall flock performance.
Frackenpohl Appointed Nutritiontist by Cobb Europe
UK - Uwe Frackenpohl has joined Cobb Europe as nutritionist and product manager.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Names Poultry Teams
GLOBAL - Following the recent re-organisation in Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health to focus on disease, the company has announced a number of appointments for its Global Poultry Business Unit.
Further Expansion at Big Dutchman Asia
MALAYSIA - To enhance its sales and technical support in the region, Big Dutchman Asia (BD Asia), Shah Alam, Malaysia, is further expanding its Poultry Division.
Leadership Changes at Hy-Line International
US - Hy-Line International is pleased to announce that Dr Douglas Grieve has been appointed president of Hy-Line International, and Thomas Dixon is the new Sales & Marketing Director.
Merial Takes Avian Business to New Dimension
US - Merial Limited has grown its avian business by becoming the exclusive distributor and technical service provider of the innovative in-ovo injection systems of AviTech, LLC.
Top Results from Large-Scale Aviary
THE NETHERLANDS - October 2008 saw the completion of one of the largest aviary houses in Europe at the farm of the Claessens family at Heide-Venray in the Netherlands.
Europe's Largest Parent Stock Hatchery Opened
GERMANY - Europe's largest parent stock (PS) hatchery is open for business. Aviagen's €12 million facility will hatch one million chicks each month.
DuPont Sets Priorities for 2009
US - The chief financial officer of DuPont has said that the company's priorities for 2009 are maximising earnings and cash, and driving out costs.
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here to view this week's bird flu news.
 » Understanding Phosphorus in Soils is Vital
 » Changes in VIV Calendar in Asia-Pacific

   United States

 » AVMA Revises Policy on Feed Antimicrobials
 » Making On-Farm Waste Digestion Work
 » NCC Opposes Ethanol Boost in Gasoline
 » Tyson's Poultry Segment 'Making Progress'
 » PETA Uncovers More Animal Abuse
 » USDA 2007 Ag Census Released
 » FSIS Considers New Standards for Broilers
 » Modern Cages Bring Welfare Benefits to Hens
 » Interest in Small Poultry Flocks is Growing
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Weekly Outlook: Focus on South America

   European Union

 » Maximum Levels of Vitamin A in Feed Recommended
 » EC Welcomes Parliament's Vote on Animal Feed Law
 » New Feed Rules Get Green Light from MEPs
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 » Consumers Reluctant to Buy Poultry at Markets
 » Ag Companies Being Squeezed
 » Bird Flu Breaks out in Poultry in China


 » WHO: Bird Flu Update in Egypt

   Solomon Islands

 » PM Encourages Poultry and Pig Farming


 » Minister Signs Veterinary Agreement with Egypt
 » Grain Prices to Rise as Production Falls

   Viet Nam

 » Food Prices Going Down After Tet


 » Corn Shortage Likely to Up Pork and Chicken Prices


 » Sweden Declared Newcastle-Free
 » Methodology for Salmonella in Feed Compared

   United Kingdom

 » Vitamin Deficiency Caused Leg Problem in Broilers
 » Goose Eggs: a Booming Business
 » Lifting the Limits on Egg Intake
 » NFU Steps Up Fight on IPPC with MEPs
 » Producers Adopt EU Welfare Directive Early
 » New Flock of Poultry Farmers Receive Qualifications
 » New Animal Health Facility to be Scaled Back


 » Minister and Ambassador Meet over Meat Export Ban


 » Poultry Production in Malta


 » Traceability Systems for All Livestock and Poultry
 » H5 Bird Flu Confirmed in Second BC Flock


 » Livestock Vaccination Gathers Momentum


 » Acquisition of Bartter Halted


 » Perdigão 'Adjusts Stocks'

   South Africa

 » Poultry Sector Shows Signs of Recovery


 » ISO Certification for Rooster Poultry
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