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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 16 July 2009
Thursday 16th July 2009
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Editorial: C$50 Million Boost to Canadian Agribusiness

The Canadian Government has set aside C$50 million to boost the business skills and food safety and environmental awareness of Canada's agricultural community.

The programmes are designed to make the agriculture industry in the country more competitive offering farmers new market place opportunities.

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are partnering to deliver more than $50 million to enhance agri-business skills, expand food safety measures and enhance environmental action.

In the USA, there are moves from the government to clamp down on the amount of antibiotics that are being used in the production of livestock including poultry.

Joshua Sharfstein, Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said antibiotics should only be used in farm animals that are sick, and only under the supervision of a veterinarian.

And now the administration is to restrict their use.

Meanwhile, the US is also explicitly defining what a roasting chicken is. The definition of a roaster that can be put on labels is ready to cook carcase weighing at least 5lbs.

Chris Harris

Book Focus

Formula for the Future: Nutrition or Pathology? Elevating Performance and Health in Pigs and Poultry Scott's Nutrition of the Chicken - 4th Edition
The book has been extensively revised, with a major update of all of the original chapters. Two new chapters have also been added - an introductory section on digestive physiology and a one on natural ingredient toxicants.
Merial Galivac Se

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Slaughter, Processing and Sales Guidelines for Small Scale Producers
The inspection status of a poultry slaughter establishment determines where the poultry products can be distributed and sold - this is one of the main focuses of a new report from Iowa State University on poultry slaughter, processing and sales guidelines for small scale producers, writes ThePoultrySite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.
Global Consumer and Food Trends
Consumers are trading down and food styles are changing. Ken Dowling explained these trends to delegates at the International Egg Commission (IEC) London Meeting 2009.
US Feed Outlook
U.S. feed grain production in 2009 is expected to be up from 2008 because of increased acreage, says a report from the Economic Research Service, USDA.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - July 2009
Total US meat production for 2009 is reduced as lower beef output more than offsets higher pork and poultry production, according to the World Agricultural Outlook Board World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report for July.
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* Company News

Efrat’s Ross Seminar a Resounding Success
TURKEY - Efrat Broiler Breeders Ltd, Aviagen’s Ross 308 grandparent distributor in Israel, recently held a technical seminar in Istanbul, Turkey.
Meriden Appoints IPCO as Sole Distributor in Yemen
YEMEN - Meriden Animal Health Limited has appointed International Poultry Consulting Office (IPCO), as its sole distributor for the range of Meriden products in Yemen.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's bird flu news

   United States

 » Companies Adopt FDA Egg Safety Regulations
 » FSIS Proposes Chicken Definition and Standard
 » AFBF: Climate Bill Embarks on a Fool’s Errand
 » FDA Seeks Ban on Unnecessary Animal Antibiotics
 » New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online
 » Weekly Outlook: USDA Projects Ample Crop Supplies
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » CME: Rainfall Supportive of Corn Growing Conditions
Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman
   United Kingdom

 » British Agriculture Needs to Boost its Image
 » Chilled-out Animals: A Lower Risk for Food Poisoning
 » Attractive Male Chickens Release Fewer Sperm
 » Omega-3: Happier, Healthier, More Productive Hens?

   Hong Kong

 » HK Resumes South Korean Poultry Imports


 » Hendrix Genetics Names Vice President, Americas
 » Traceability Consensus Expected to be Challenging
 » Skills, Safety, Environment: Canadian Funds
 » Reward for Biosecurity and Disease Monitoring Urged


 » Problem of Falling Egg Prices to be Tackled


 » Protests Against Conditions of Egg-laying Chickens
Classic from Hubbard

 » All-natural Tool to Control Necrotic Enteritis in Poultry

   Korea, South

 » Opposite Directions for Pork and Chicken Sales

   Viet Nam

 » Plunge in Poultry Prices Hammers Punting Farmers

   European Union

 » Hama Plus S.A. and DanHatch A/S Join Forces
 » Can the EU Uphold Zero Tolerance to GM feed?


 » International Egg and Poultry Review


 » Grain & Feed Storage – Options for Livestock Farmers


 » Middle East and Africa Maintain Chicken Export Level
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform

That's all for this week!

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