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Editorial: Positivity Eminates from Bangkok

VIV Asia 2009 was held earlier this month in Bangkok. The show was well attended and there was a strongly optimistic mood. The very positive atmosphere at the show is reflected in a series of interviews with some of the leading suppliers to the Asian egg industry present at the event.

Despite some concerns with short-term issues related to the global economic situation, all the interviewees indicated that they expected the Asian egg industry to be back on track to achieve its predicted potential within a very few years.

This week's reports from countries outside Asia raise other concerns: both production and exports of poultry meat in Argentina have been revised downwards, and there are warnings about shortages of both food and skilled farmers in the UK.
Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Rosy Future for Egg Production in Asia
Leading exhibitors in the special show sector, Eggs!, at VIV Asia in Bangkok earlier this month may have had different interests in the egg industry but all were optimistic about the future of the sector in Asia, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Production Chains, Skills and Farming
The UK could suffer future food shortages unless the numbers of skilled people entering UK farming increases, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Argentina - Poultry and Products - 2009
The latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service is subtitled Argentine Poultry Projection 2009. Both production and exports are likely to be down on previous forecasts.
A Few Basic Points about Protein
Extension poultry scientist, Professor Nick Dale of the University of Georgia, explains what protein are and why synthetic amino acids are added to poultry diets in the March 2009 issue of the University's Poultry Tips.
Using Poultry Litter in Tall Fescue Seed Production
Poultry litter is suitable for tall fescue (grass) seed production if the soil needs nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, writes Travis Harper, extension aronomy specialist at the University of Missouri.
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* Company News

Uniformity from Pas Reform in Any Language
NETHERLANDS - Reflecting the company's global expansion, Pas Reform has created a series of new product brochures in Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese.
Ommat Signs up for Smart Hatchery Expansion
EGYPT - Egyptian Arab Poultry Breeders Co. (Ommat) has signed up for Smart hatchery expansion with Pas Reform.
Pas Reform do Brasil Opens New Site
BRAZIL - Just months after a landmark agreement to produce Pas Reform's complete range of hatchery equipment and technologies in Brazil, Pas Reform do Brasil has opened its new sales and manufacturing site at Rio Claro, São Paulo.
Ross Performance Celebrated in Slovenia
SLOVENIA - Perutnina Ptuj, a leading poultry producer in Slovenia, recently held their annual Ross broiler flock awards.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » Click here for this week's bid flu news.
 » OIE and WTO Bond Tightens for Animal Health
 » Russia Restricts Imports to Protect Local Industry

   United States

 » Web Site Guides Livestock Down Path to Organic
 » Respiratory Virus Causes Texas Cull
 » Foster Farms Buys Pilgrim's Pride Plant
 » Questions over Russia's US Chicken Ban
 » Chicken Company Stocks on the Rebound
 » Antibiotics Vital to Animal Health and Food Protection
 » Nine Per Cent Fewer Broiler Chicks in February
 » Weekly Outlook: What’s Next For Soybean Prices?
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   India

 » Poultry Farmers Warned of Criminal Action

   Israel

 » Chicken Bronchitis Brings Up Prices
 » Off Haemek Goes into Receivership

   Hong Kong

 » All German Poultry Imports Resume
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
   Finland

 » Salmonella Epidemic in Finland Worsens

   Philippines

 » Producers Seek to Postpone Free Trade
 » Philippines Farmers Eye ASEAN Corn

   United Kingdom

 » Cage Ban Pressures Producers
 » Worms Cause Ostrich Deaths
 » Unusual Leg Problems Diagnosed in Pullet Flocks
 » Campaigners Urge Action on Antibiotic Use

   Canada

 » Nutritional Contents of Wheat DDGS Characterised

   Japan

 » One New Case of Low-Path Bird Flu in Japan
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform
   Australia

 » Chicken Consumption Reduces AMD Eye Disease

   Germany

 » Germany - Poultry and Products - 2009

   Turkey

 » Last Köy-Tür Plant Closes

   Hungary

 » Hungarian Companies to Cut Workforce

   Pakistan

 » Poultry Prices Take off Across Punjab

   European Union

 » VION Restructures
 » Help for Smaller Abattoirs Proposed

   Russian Federation

 » Meat and Poultry TRQ Mechanism Announced for 2009

   Malaysia

 » ‘Subsidy for Chicken Farmers’ Motion Rejected
 » Chicken Prices Go Down Nationwide



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