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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 19th February 2009
Thursday 19th February 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week, ThePoultrySite attended the National Farmers Union Conference 2009, held in Birmingham, UK. Plans to set out a New Agenda for Farming to assist its farmer and grower members were announced and detailed at the conference. Find out more from the links below.

 » Government Calls for Partnership
 » Agriculture Needs to Produce More
 » Move to Country of Origin Labelling

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Seeking the Best Method for Mass Depopulation of Broilers
With the continual threat of avian flu worldwide, there is a clear need to identify the most practical method for the depopulation of poultry houses that results in the minimum suffering of the birds. ThePoultrySite editor, Jackie Linden, reports how scientists from Delaware have discovered that foam is more effective than gassing and that a carbon dioxide foam was more efficient than one based on water.
Organic Poultry Production in the US: Feed 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 feeding, including a comparison of NOP standards with those in other countries.
Sherwood Farms Changes from Cage to Free-Range
Free-range egg farmers, Andrew and James Parker, talk about their new free-range egg unit, and their decision to opt for multi-tier housing for rearing and laying.
Biosecurity for the Poultry Industry
"It really does not matter how comprehensive your biosecurity measures are on paper but rather whether the programme is implemented correctly in farms," write Gary Butcher and Mojtaba Yegani for the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. They explain why biosecurity has become vital to today's poultry industry, and the importance of putting all aspects of the programme in place before a disease outbreak.
Economic Slowdown Affects Feed Ingredient Markets
The global economic crisis is adding to the problems in the world feed ingredient markets, writes Eric Scholer, manager of Express Markets Inc in the latest issue of Cobb's Business Focus.
US Poultry Outlook Report - February 2009
Economic uncertainty continues to cloud 2009 forecasts, writes Richard Stillman of the USDA Economic Research service in the February 2009 issue of Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook. The outlook for 2009 is for relatively strong declines in broiler production in the first three quarters of the year, with some growth in output in the fourth quarter. Turkey meat production in 2009 is forecast to be 3.6 per cent lower than last year.
US Feed Outlook
Meat production prospects are being reduced due to harsh economic conditions in several countries, thereby leading to lower forecast corn imports, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook report for February 2009.
More on Nicholas Turkeys, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Aviagen Strengthens Operations in Latin America, Caribbean
GLOBAL - Aviagen has strengthened their operations in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean with some changes to the senior personnel.
* Global Poultry Industry News


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

   United States

 » Smart Packaging Alerts to Meat Dangers
 » Phibro Acquires Baltzell
 » Poultry Farms Eyed In E. coli Outbreak
 » Eat Less Meat to Go Green
 » Industry and Veterinarians Debate Results on Gas Stunning
 » Campaigners Target McDonald's over Stunning
 » Tyson's Poultry Goes Back to Basics
 » More Livestock Infected with MRSA
 » Researchers Study Antibiotic Resistance in Campylobacter
 » Researcher to Study Gene Regulation in Salmonella
 » Record Exports from the US Last Year
 » PETA to Raise Stunning Methods with Sanderson
 » Meat Companies Shed More Jobs
 » EPA Meets Farmers over Discharge Restrictions
 » Weekly Outlook: Acreage and Biofuels
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
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   United Kingdom

 » NFU Conference Calls for New Farming Agenda
 » Fact-Finding Visit for Farming Minister
 » Raising Standards for UK Poultry
 » Poultry Litter Caused Botulism in Cattle, Sheep


 » Pork and Chicken Prices Go Up


 » Bachoco Performs Well in 08 Despite Difficult Market


 » Double-Digit Growth for Brazilian Broiler Meat Exports

   Viet Nam

 » Illegal Poultry Seized
 » Bird Flu Now Nationwide in Vietnam


 » Poultry to Be Kept Indoors in Finland
Fort Dodge - Leading the way in IBD Protection

 » Ag Committee to Investigate Listeria Outbreak
 » Food Agency Updates Bird Flu Situation

   Russian Federation

 » Support for US Poultry Exports at Russia Food Fair
 » Minister Predicts Self-Sufficiency in Two Years
 » Cherkizovo Plant Considers Closure

   Hong Kong

 » HK Officials Seize Smuggled Poultry Meat
 » Hong Kong Reports Ten Cases of Bird Flu


 » Protein Prices in Yemen Rising Fast


 » Yuhe CEO 'Extremely Pleased' with Q4 Results


 » Quality Assurance in the Egg Industry

   United Arab Emirates

 » RAK Poultry Doubled Profit in 2008
Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield

 » International Poultry Health Event for Iran in 2010


 » Minister Urges Industry to Curb Prices


 » First Low-Path Bird Flu in Romania


 » More Low-Path Bird Flu in Germany

That's all for this week!

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