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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 11 June 2009
Thursday 11th June 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Is All Publicity Good Publicity?

Two items of news on poultry welfare caught the eye this week. The first was the release of the film, 'Food, Inc.' in the US. The National Chicken Council commented that it is a one-sided, negative and misleading film about the way food is produced and sold in the United States. Some of those who attended the early screenings were predictably outraged at what they saw, it has been reported.

Also on welfare, Agricultural Research Service scientists in the US report that they are contributing to the breeding of 'gentler' laying hens that still produce eggs to industry standards, but without the need for beak-trimming. Compared to the controls, which had a mortality rate of 89 per cent, the scientists may be able to claim a success with a 20 per cent loss of their special birds. With a ban on beak-trimming in prospect in many countries, there is clearly still much to do in this area.

And finally, the UK's Paul Kelly has set the Guinness World record for the fastest carving of a turkey. He prepared 14 portions from a five-kilogramme turkey in three minutes and 19 seconds at the 25th anniversary celebration of the KellyBronze turkey last week. Congratulations on both these achievements to Paul and the Kelly family!

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Genetically Modified Crops: Economic Consequences for the Egg Industry
Peter van Horne, IEC's Economic Analyst, presented the results of a report from the LEI research Institute in the Netherlands at the International Egg Commission (IEC) London 2009 Conference.
New Treatments Offer Help against Surging ILT in Poultry
Three experts in infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) explained the growing importance of the disease and new methods of control during a seminar at this year's International Poultry Expo.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2009
Total US meat production for 2009 and 2010 is reduced from last month as higher forecast feed prices are expected to reduce prospects in the pork and broiler sectors, according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates produced by the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board.
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* Company News

Aviagen Hosts Central, Eastern European Awards
GLOBAL - At its regional conference recently, Aviagen hosted its Central and Eastern European Flock Awards.
New Incubation Specialist for Aviagen
GLOBAL - Aviagen has appointed Dr Nick French as Incubation Specialist.
Cobb Vantress Holds Two-Week World Technical School
ARKANSAS, US - Thirty four managers from 20 international customers attended the 10th Cobb-Vantress world technical school.
Cobb Hosts its 10th Technical School
US - Cobb has hosted its 10th successful annual world technical school at its global headquarters in Arkansas, USA.
New General Manager for Cobb Europe
GLOBAL - Roy Mutimer has been appointed general manager for Cobb Europe after 14 years in quality control and animal welfare.
Intervet/SPAH Innovax Vaccines Now in Latin America
GLOBAL - Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health's new Innovax poultry vaccine range is now available in Latin America.
Award for Amphokal and Multiclean CS
POLAND - EWABO, has received a top awards for its products Amphokal and Multiclean CS at the Pig and Poultry Farm fair in Poland.
EWABO Gains ISO Certificate
GERMANY - EWABO has successfully passed all stages required for the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Tests Evaluation Activity of EWABO┬┤s Products
GERMANY - Several EWABO products used in the veterinary sector have been tested with specific EU directives in mind.
VIV India 2010 to Boost India's Poultry Industry
INDIA - Animal husbandry accelerates its modernisation at VIV India 2010.
More Visitors Attended VIV Russia 2009
RUSSIA - Visitor numbers were up VIV Russia 2009 despite the worldwide recession.
VIV China Now Annual, to Focus on Meat in 2009
CHINA - This year's VIV China will focus on presenting quality and innovations in the Chinese meat industry.
* Global Poultry Industry News


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 » International Egg and Poultry Review

   United States

 » Aerobic Bioreactor to Power Poultry Farms
 » Senator Wants Study of Ethanol Blend Impact
 » ARS Researchers Breed Less Aggressive Hens
 » Antibiotics Bill Defeated in California Senate
 » Proposition 2 Grows New Offshoots
 » New FDA Guidelines on Veterinary Feed Directive
 » Disease in Wild Birds Could be Avian Pox
 » Antibiotic Ban in the News
 » Six Digesters Operating on Poultry Farms in the US
 » NCC Criticises Film on US Food Production
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Will the US Run Out of Soybeans?
 » CME: Crops Struggling to Make Up for Lost Time

   Czech Republic

 » Agropol Group Raised Profit, Output in 2008
Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
   South Africa

 » Rainbow Chicken Profit Falls

   New Zealand

 » Fine for Unhygienic Poultry Processor
 » Officials Not Testing if Poultry Industry is 'Plumping'


 » Mortalities Rise with Temperature in India


 » Food Traceability Not to be Confused with Food Safety
 » Promising First Step on Journey to Food Traceability

   United Kingdom

 » Poultry Workers at Risk from Dust Exposure
 » Kelly is World's Fastest Turkey Carver
 » Free-Range Egg Drop May be Linked to Brachyspira
 » Integrated Approach Needed for Fly Control
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 » Bird Flu Ban on Poultry Trade Lifted in E Nepal


 » First Poultry Institute Opened in NWFP


 » New Case on ND in Pigeons in Belgium


 » Poultry Hub Helps Stem the Brain Drain


 » DLG Inaugurates New Office in China


 » Quanjude Duck to go on Sale in Taiwan

That's all for this week!

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