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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 12th March 2009

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Thursday 12th March 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week, ThePoultrySite are at VIV Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. This year's exhibition theme was Eggs! - with an exclamation mark. For more information read our news coverage below.

 » Asian Personalities Announced
 » Dutch, Thai Groups Co-Operate over Vietnamese Show
 » Show Opens to Help Animal Industries Tackle Global Economic Crisis
 » The Key to More Profitable Egg Production

This week's Book Focus

Buy Practical Guide to Broiler Health Management Practical Guide to Broiler Health Management
Vets working on broiler and breeder farms, agricultural technicians and managers involved in the poultry industry and veterinary students will all find Practical Guide to Broiler Health Management an invaluable source of information.
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

New EU and US Lighting Programmes Compared
Dr Lien from Auburn University presented a paper at the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF), which compared the effects of the current US and proposed EU lighting programmes on the performance of broilers and their carcass composition. ThePoultrySite editor, Jackie Linden, describes the key findings of the paper and how they fit with the latest EU proposals on the regulation of broiler welfare.
Organic Poultry Production in the US: Transport and Processing
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).
Energy Value of Glycerin for Broilers
Dozier and colleagues in Mississippi conducted three experiments with broiler chicks and found the average apparent metabolisable energy content (AMEn) of glycerin was found to be 3,434 kcal per kg.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - October to December 2008
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the fourth quarter of 2008.
US Chickens and Eggs Annual Summary 2008
By the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service - This report looks at the highlights of the US chicken and egg industry over the past year.
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform
* Company News

Hy-Line Appoints New Technical Services Director
US - Dr Kristjan Bregendahl has been appointed Director of Technical Services for Hy-Line International.
Ross 708 in Focus in Europe
EU - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, recently held a seminar in Amsterdam for their Ross 708 customers.
Merck and Schering-Plough to Merge
GLOBE - Merck & Co., Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » For this week's bird flu news click here.
 » Chinese Call for Ban on US Poultry Imports
 » Russia, US to Discuss Poultry Import Safety
 » Poland to Export Hatching Eggs, Chicks to Russia

   United Kingdom

 » Farm Survey Shows Need for Urgent Action
 » H6N1 LPAI Confirmed at East Anglian Farms
 » Livestock Market Visits 2009 Announced
 » Pig and Poultry Farmers Await Result of IPPC Vote
 » Roadshow to Give Farmers Face Time with Defra
 » IPPC Directive Vote a Mixed Bag
 » Egg Sales Boom, Industry Gets Boost
 » FSA: Reduce Nicarbazin Residues in Chicken

   Malta

 » Meat and Poultry Values Exceed €7 Million

   United States

 » Chapter 11 for Changing World Technologies
 » Phibro Completes Acquisition of Baltzell
 » Good Decision over Corn Buying Saved Sanderson
 » CME: A Lot of Eggs in the Export Basket!
 » All Star Lineup Wows NFU Convention
 » Tyson Secures New Credit Line
 » Governor Tries to Broker Pilgrim's Plant Deal
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Weekly Outlook: 31 March USDA Reports
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
   Bangladesh

 » Minister Promises Help to the Industry

   Viet Nam

 » New Project to Boost Awareness of Healthy Birds
 » Viet Nam to Produce Bird Flu Vaccine

   China

 » Top Chinese Vet Warns of Animal Disease Threats
 » China to Sue US Poultry Ban at WTO
 » Reports of Closing of Live Poultry Markets Denied

   Canada

 » Mixed Reactions as Chickens Return to Vancouver
 » Canada to Re-Instate WTO Challenge to COOL
 » Urgent Help Provided to Flooded Livestock Producers
 » New Production Technologies Improve DDGS Quality
Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman
   Russian Federation

 » Sharp Drop in Russian Meat Imports in January
 » Poultry Production Predicted to Grow in 2009

   Finland

 » Salmonella Suspected in Poultry Feed at 26 Farms
 » Is Salmonella Spreading to Pig Farms Too?
 » Research on Campylobacters in Cattle and Broilers

   Nepal

 » Eastern Nepal Destroys Poultry Products

   Jordan

 » ARS Teams Up to Help Farmers in Jordan

   Japan

 » H7N6 AI Outbreak in Commercial Quail Flocks

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That's all for this week!

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