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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 2 July 2009
Thursday 2nd July 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: US Industry Still Under Pressure

Signs of the contraction in the US poultry industry reach us almost daily. The volume of ready-to-cook poultry certified wholesome during May 2009 was nine per cent down on the same month last year, and for turkey, the volume was 14 per cent lower. This week, five per cent fewer broiler-type chicks were placed than the same time in 2008.

At the company level, Foster Farms has announced that it is to cut its growers. The company says it will not renew contracts with all of the former Pilgrim's Pride's growers in Louisiana. Foster Farms is due to take over the former Pilgrim's Pride processing plant in Farmerville on 16 July.

In other company news, Brazilian meat and poultry processor Marfrig is to acquire the turkey operations of the French-owned Doux Frangosul in Brazil. In Australia, the authorities have given a green light for the proposed acquisition of Bartter by Baiada Poultry now that competition concerns are resolved.

Last but not least, we welcome Meriden Animal Health as a Supporting Partner on ThePoultrySite.

Jackie Linden

Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Genetic Selection May Help Improve Walking Ability of Turkeys
Dr Edgar Oviedo-Rondón of North Carolina State University reviewed his work into the relationship between gait parameters and bone strength in turkeys at the 3rd Turkey Science and Production Conference earlier this year. Jackie Linden summarises his paper for ThePoultrySite.
Little Poultry Growth and Fewer Exports in 2009
The latest USDA forecasts show only small increases in poultry meat production and exports this year, writes Terry Evans for ThePoultrySite.
Future Demands for Supplying Food Retailers
Delegates to the IEC London Meeting 2009 heard from one of the most successful restaurant chains in the world, McDonald's. Dean McKenna highlighted that the key to successful retail is providing the product that the consumer wants.
Why Use Litter Treatments?
Litter treatments can increase agricultural productivity, writes Claudia Dunkley, extension poultry scientist at the University of Georgia in the May issue of the University's Poultry Tips.
Checklist for Summer
Dr Berry Lott of Mississippi State University offers advice to farmers to solve those problems in the poultry house that tend to crop up when the temperature starts to rise. The article was published in the June 2009 issue Poultry Health & Management Report from the US National Institute for Animal Agriculture.
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* Company News

Hubbard and I.P. Tsusho Sign Agreements
JAPAN - Hubbard has announced it has signed an agreement with I.P. Tsusho Co., Ltd. for exclusive sales representation and a Grand Parent agreement for the Hubbard Flex in Japan.
Farmers Gather for Aviagen Seminar, Flock Awards
SLOVENIA - Broiler farmers have gathered to attend the third annual Aviagen Seminar and Ross Flock Awards.
Aviagen Turkeys Strengthens R&D Team
US - Aviagen Turkeys is pleased to announce the appointment of Magnus Swalander as Director of Global Genetics.
New Responsibilities for Cobb's Heath Wessels
GLOBAL - Cobb's Heath Wessels has taken on the additional responsibility of sales in Canada and is promoted to sales manager for US and Canadian markets.
New Cobb Sales Manager for Latin America
GLOBAL - Robin Jarquin has been appointed sales manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Poultry Federation Names New Officers
ARKANSAS, US - Poultry Federation, which represents the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma has named its new officers.
New Scheme Showcases Egg Farming to the Public
MICHIGAN, US - Mary Rottschafer of Critter Barn in Zeeland Township has set up a small scale battery house to educate children and visitors.
Vencomatic, Prinzen Strengthen S American Team
BRAZIL - In their goal to maximise support to customers, Vencomatic do Brasil has strengthened the South American sales team.
Inspiring International Innovations at VIV Europe 2010
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe 2010 will be packed with inspiring international innovations for future farming, says the show organiser.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » Click here for this week's bird flu news
 » International Egg and Poultry Review

   European Union

 » EU Ministers Agree Not to Extend Pollution Directive
 » Perdigão and Sadia Merger Cleared
 » EU Collaborates on Modern Farming Project


 » Govt Scheme Will Boost Farming at All Levels
 » Dimapur Traders Blame Prices for Chicken Shortage

   United States

 » Report Evaluates Intelligent Use of Manure
 » Campaign Starts to End Use of Arsenicals
 » Another Drop in US RTC Output in May
 » Study Explains Genetic Changes in H6 Bird Flu Virus
 » Farming Groups Welcome Clean Energy Bill
 » Southeast Poultry Research Lab to Receive Boost
 » China Ratchets up Pressure in US Trade Dispute
 » Camelina Meal Has Potential as Feed
 » Foster Farms to Cut Number of Growers
 » FSIS Issues New Directive for Imported Meat
 » New Scheme to Waive Registration Fee for IPE/IFE
 » Ag Guide Open for Comment
 » CME: USDA Acreage Report Contained Surprises
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Acreage Jumps, Large Stocks
 » Shell Eggs Broken Down 5 Per Cent from Last Year
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform

 » Irish Govt Chicken Sourcing Debate Unresolved


 » Newcastle Disease Back in Peru

   United Kingdom

 » Evidence Grows that Wild Birds May Transmit IB
 » New DVD on Salmonella Control for Egg Farmers
 » UK Food Producers Being Targeted by Lion Eggs
 » Cherry Valley Receives Double Marketing Awards
 » Backyard Flocks Form Salmonella Reservoir


 » Super-Heated Steam Improves Drying of DDGS
 » M-COOL Negotiations Yield Little Progress


 » Finance Dept Considers Duty on Feed Wheat


 » Report Published on Meat, Fish Retailing in Australia
 » Australians Eat More Pork and Poultry
 » Egg Industry Welcomes Minister's Crack-Down
 » Australian Chicken Processing Merger Approved
 » Feed Enzymes Raise Potential of Lupins
Petersime - Incubator Innovator

 » Low-Path Bird Flu Hits Ducks in Spain

   Viet Nam

 » One New Outbreak on H5N1 in Viet Nam


 » LDC's Q1 Revenue Up

   Czech Republic

 » Sales up but Profits down for Czech Processor


 » Marfrig Buys Doux Frangosul Turkey Operation

   Russian Federation

 » Iranians Invest in New Ag Complex in Russia

   Saudi Arabia

 » Almarai Enters Poultry Sector


 » Ukraine and MHP Prepare for EU Exports

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