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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 9 July 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: How Welcome is Government Support?

Moves by the European Union to put life back into the European agri-sector and stimulate production and trade offer support in times of economic downturn.

The roadmap laid down by the commission asks for an improvement of the transparency of the fixing of prices and contractual arrangements along the food supply chain and also demands the establishment of a market surveillance mechanism of counterfeiting.

The industry needs to examine its strengths and weaknesses as well as simplify is administrative procedures.

A European Forum to discuss the improvement of commercial relations among the players of the food chain, with the aim to adopt an EU wide code of conduct is expected to be set up and the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises is to be reviewed.

However, whether this initiative will be well received is a moot point, for in the UK plans by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for an independent body to regulate animal health, paid for by the livestock sector, are being opposed by both the UK egg and poultry industries.

How much the authorities can interfere or are wanted by the industry is questionable.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

WPSA UK Meeting Focuses on Nutrition
In a final report from the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) UK Branch annual meeting earlier this year, ThePoultrySite Editor, Jackie Linden, summarises the presentations on nutrition.
Demand Trends in Today's Economy
In the wake of the international economic downturn, a new trend has emerged - 'Frugality chic'. The impacts for the egg industry were explored consumer analyst, Richard Lewis, at the International Egg Commission (IEC) London Meeting earlier this year.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - June 2009
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data.
Back to Basics: Revisiting Blood Collection
Brian Kiepper, extension poultry scientist at the University of Georgia, explains how and why it is vital to collect all blood - even at relatively small processing plants - in order to protect the environment in the University's Poultry Tips (May 2009 issue).
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Aviagen Turkeys Strengthens R&D Team
US - Aviagen Turkeys is pleased to announce the appointment of Magnus Swalander as Director of Global Genetics, responsible for the turkey research and development programmes worldwide.
Aviagen Inc. Names Vice-President of R&D
US - Aviagen, Inc. recently named Dr Derek Emmerson as vice president of research and development.
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.
Seashore Finale for First Croatian Cobb Seminar
CROATIA - More than 30 poultry producers from Croatia and neighbouring countries attended the first Croatian Cobb symposium – named the World of Cobb – held at the Adriatic Jet-set summer resort in Opatija.
Another Record Year for Sales at Petersime
BELGIUM - For 2008, Petersime has posted its fourth consecutive year of record sales.
Smart Hatchery for Pioneering Provita
BANGLADESH - Provita Group has commissioned Pas Reform to refit existing hatchery operations with Smart hatchery equipment, as part of a dynamic programme to support the Company's rapid expansion.
Smart Signals Growth for Pavlovskaya Hatchery
RUSSIA - Russian broiler hatchery OAO Pavlovskaya is reporting increased hatchability since installing modular, Smart single-stage incubation from Pas Reform, at its new hatchery in Nizhegorodskaya.
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.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Vaccine Kills Homeless in Poland
 » US Chicken Feet Kicked Out of China

   United States

 » Shell Eggs Broken Down 5 Per Cent from Last Year
 » Foster Farms to Cut Number of Growers
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » CME: USDA Acreage Report Contained Surprises
 » Small US Slaughterhouses Continue to Decline
 » FSIS Issues New Directive for Imported Meat
 » New Scheme to Waive Registration Fee for IPE/IFE
 » Ag Guide Open for Comment
 » Empire Kosher Poultry to Double Weekly Capacity
 » Recognition for MSU
 » Empire Expands Antibiotic Free and Organic Poultry
 » CME: Large Decline in Broiler Demand
 » Antibiotic Free and Organic Poultry Lines Expanded
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » FDA Improves Egg Safety
 » Obama Takes New Steps Towards Meat Safety
 » NFU Applauds USDA Disaster Program Regulations
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Petaluma Introduces Tray-less Packaging

   United Kingdom

 » Opposition Mounts to New Animal Health Body
 » Animal Health Plan Would Impact Scottish Farmers
 » RSPCA Looking for Place for Chickens to Roost
 » Stress in Animals Raises Risk of Food Poisoning
 » ROYAL SHOW - Doors to Close on Royal Show Fort Dodge - Leading the way in IBD Protection

 » Feed Enzymes Raise Potential of Lupins
 » CRC Provides Insights into Disease, Management
 » Hatching Careers: CRC Students Spread Their Wings
 » Poultry's Price Makes it Good Picking

   Saudi Arabia

 » Almarai Enters Poultry Sector


 » Ukraine and MHP Prepare for EU Exports


 » Singapore Ensures Poultry Supply


 » No US Chicken Import, Says China
 » China Should Learn to Apply WTO Dispute Mechanism


 » Modern Layer Farm Approved Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost

 » Morocco Explores Benefits of Poultry Checkoff


 » While Egg Producers Thrive, Broilers are Deprived


 » Average Irish Family Farm Income Falls


 » Elimination of Contaminated Poultry Feed Ordered


 » National Farmed Animal Health Strategy Expected


 » JBG Reports Strong Return on Ethanol Investment

   European Union

 » Roadmap to Boost European Agro-food Industry Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment

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