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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 16 April 2009

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Thursday 16th April 2009
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Editorial: A Week of Mixed Fortunes for Top Poultry Companies

Returning from Easter holidays, there were several stories from some of the world's top poultry companies. Russia's Cherkizovo Group had a good year in 2008 with sales up 42 per cent and gross margin a very respectable 24 per cent.

Baiada seems determined to acquire Bartter, its arch rival in Australia. Reacting to the reason given by the competition watchdog, Baiada has now repeated its intention to buy Bartter, while immediately afterwards divesting its poultry interests in the state of Victoria - a move now up for consultation. It will be interesting to watch how the offer is received in the Australian market.

Meanwhile, the bad news continues from Pilgrim's Pride, which has announced the closure of its plant in Dalton, Georgia. The company filed for Chapter 11 in December so it is showing great determination to stay in business. Tyson's alliance with Kemin might indicate it sees better opportunities in the pet food sector than in poultry in the future.

A better future for poultry meat to feed pampered pets than as a protein source for a growing human population? What a thought!

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Cautious Optimism on Future of Egg Processing in Asia
The leading exhibitors at VIV Asia's special show sector, Eggs!, predicted that well managed egg processing companies will be successful in the future, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Biofuel By-Products Find New Life in Feed
Chicken nutritionists at the University of Georgia are studying algal meal, distillers grains and glycerin as ingredients for poultry feed, writes Stephanie Schupska for Georgia FACES.
Tracking Salmonella's Evolution From Innocuous to Virulent
Studies by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) into how Salmonella enteritidis evolves and infects hens will help to reduce levels of infection.
USDA Feed Outlook April 2009
World 2008/09 corn trade is projected up 0.7 million tonnes this month to 76.1 million, says Allen Baker, Edward Allen, and Heather Lutman in the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook report for March 2009.
Fort Dodge - Leading the way in IBD Protection
* Company News

Big Dutchman Appoints New Distributor
AUSTRALIA - Big Dutchman Asia has appointed Stockyard Industries as its new distributor.
Search for Top Pig and Poultry Trainees Begins
UK - The search for the top trainees in the pig and poultry industries has begun with the launch of the 2009 Pfizer Trainee of the Year Awards.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » Click here for this week's bird flu news

   Sweden

 » Swedish Chicken Industry Subject to Sabotage?
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
   United States

 » Joint Councils Announced by Industry Organisations
 » Foodborne Illness Prevention Reaches Plateau
 » Biofuel By-Product Viable for Broiler Growers
 » Pilgrim's Pride to Close Dalton Plant
 » Tyson, Kemin: Alliance for Pet Food Ingredients
 » Support for Administration Easing Cuba Restrictions
 » Biofuel Byproducts Both Economic and Environmental
 » Ag Secretary Vilsack Seeking Dialogue on NAIS
 » Weekly Outlook: More Pressure On '09 Growing Season
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review

   Canada

 » Turkey Marketing Agency Changes Name

   Australia

 » Baiada Tries Again to Acquire Bartter
Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
   Malaysia

 » New Ag Minister Seeks Poultry Insurance Scheme

   Oman

 » A'Saffa Poultry Farms Collaborates with Wally's

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports Four New Cases of Bird Flu

   India

 » Spreading of Bird Flu by Migrant Birds Ruled Out

   United Kingdom

 » Poultry Discussion Group Tackles Flock Disease
 » UK Food Standards Agency Cracks Down on Fraud
Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment
   Singapore

 » Singapore Bans Poultry Imports from Kentucky

   Hong Kong

 » Researchers Discover New H5N1 Inhibitors

   Thailand

 » Soybean and Fishmeal Demand Drop in Thailand

   European Union

 » Completion of Animal Feed Assessment by EFSA

   Norway

 » Researcher Turns Harmless E Coli Dangerous



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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