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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 23 April 2009
Thursday 23rd April 2009
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Editorial: An end to commercial farming in California?

It looks as if California may be following in the footsteps of the European Union – not only in banning more intensive housing systems but now also in ending the routine use of antibiotics for farm animals. At least, the first step has been taken, with the state Senate committee approving the measure. What future will there be for commercial poultry farming in the Golden State if the ban becomes law?

Egypt continues to be hit with bird flu, as news comes almost daily of new human patients. Compounding the tragedy, many of the victims are very young although some, at least, are reported to have recovered following infection.

Most of those infected are known to have had contact with sick or dead poultry although official confirmation of the presence of the H5N1 virus in Egypt is scanty. That some people are now being found who have apparently recovered from infection is a new development. Good news for the individuals and their families, for sure, but it raises new fears of the dangers posed by so-called 'silent carriers' of the virus.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Viral Respiratory Diseases: Are They Ever Under Control?
In conjunction with the annual UK Branch meeting of the World's Poultry Science Association, The Gordon Memorial Lecture was presented last month by Professor Richard (Dick) Jones of the University of Liverpool. Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite, summarises the highlights of Professor Jones's lecture.
Campylobacter Studied through the Turkey Production Chain
Although the number of Campylobacter found on the turkey farms were low, this food-borne pathogen was found quite widely on Finnish turkey farms and the slaughterhouse, according to researchers led by Dr Perko-Makela. The highlights of their recently published paper are summarised by Jackie Linden for ThePoultrySite.
Future Developments in Poultry Nutrition
In his presentation at the Carolina Poultry Nutrition Conference in November 2008, Dr Steve Leeson of the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Guelph in Canada discussed some of the hot topics in poultry nutrition.

Our other new reports for this week are:

World Poultry Trade Overview - April 2009

Carolina Poultry Nutrition Conference 2008

US Poultry Outlook Report - April 2009

Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
* Company News

Big Dutchman Again Awarded "Best Exhibitor"
BANGKOK, THAILAND - At VIV Asia 2009 Big Dutchman once again succeeded in transforming several containers of show exhibits into an optically very appealing stand.
Big Dutchman Appoints Distributor for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Big Dutchman Asia (BD Asia), Shah Alam, Malaysia, has appointed Landmore Agri Services Ltd as their new distributor for the New Zealand market effective from 1 April 2009.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » Click here for all this week's bird flu news

   United States

 » Help for Producers to Meet Emissions Rules
 » Poultry Profitability Impacted by Ethanol, Environment
 » California Takes First Step to Feed Antibiotic Ban
 » Chicken Industry Set to Protect Environment
 » Market Volatility Caused Sale of Golden Oval
 » CME: Chicken Stocks Lower Than a Year Ago
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Egg Production up One Per Cent in March
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform

 » Call to Ease Pressure on Bangladesh Farmers


 » Expert Calls for Action Against Pathogens in Feed
 » Turkey Production Quotas Cut
 » Control of Cross Contamination in Feed Mills Advised
 » Expansion of Animal Clinic and Lab Nears Completion
 » WCVM Upgrades to Enhance Biosecurity


 » China Files WTO Complaints Over US Poultry Ban

   United Kingdom

 » Producer Criticises Disease Cost-Sharing Proposal
 » Strong Financial Year for Kiotech
 » Rallying Call for Disease Cost Roadshows Issued


 » Chinese Protest US Poultry Ban
 » Outbreak of Bird Flu in Tibet Reported to OIE
Colony Nest 2+ from Big Dutchman

 » Rising Exports Boost Turkey's Poultry Industry


 » Low-Path Bird Flu Back in Germany

   Russian Federation

 » Massive Financial Injection for New Projects


 » Feed Prices Take Another Jump


 » Bachoco Announces First Quarter 2009 Results


 » Zambian Poultry Industry to Receive a Boost


 » Godrej Tyson Looking to Enter Ready-to-Eat Segment


 » Fresh Hope for Chicken Merger Plans

   New Zealand

 » NZFSA Strategy Fights Foodborne Salmonella
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