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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 6 August 2009
Thursday 6th August 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Better Times Around the Corner?

We might be seeing the very first signs of an upturn in the global economy if the fortunes of leading US poultry companies are anything to go by.

US meat processing giant, Tyson Foods, saw sales slip slightly over the first nine months of the current financial year and in the third quarter. The company said that in the third quarter, all operating segments were profitable with margins in the normal ranges, and Leland Tollett, interim president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, said: "I am encouraged by our progress in improving operational efficiencies in the Chicken segment."

Following a very difficult year, Pilgrim's Pride has announced that it has returned to profit in the last quarter.

However, with Pilgrim's announcement last month of two plant closures and this week's reports of job losses at poultry plants in the UK and Australia, it's too early to celebrate the return of 'the good old days' on global markets.

And finally, low pathogenic avian influenza has been detected following routine surveillance at a turkey farm in Minnesota, the centre of the US turkey industry.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Importance of R&D for the Future of the UK Poultry Industry
Dr Murdo MacLeod has presented his Temperton Fellowship Report entitled The Importance of Research and Development on Supporting a Future UK Role in an Expanding Global Poultry Industry. The highlights of his report are summarised by Jackie Linden for ThePoultrySite.
Discoveries on Headland-Stacked Poultry Manure
Kevan Klingberg, Dennis Frame and Paul Kivlin of the University of Wisconsin Extension/Discovery Farms report their studies into the effects on surface water and groundwater of stacking used poultry litter in fields prior to its spreading. They also provide practical tips to preserve the nutrients in the manure for as long as possible and so maximise its fertilising potential of the litter.
Synbiotic Product Helps Combat Transport Stress
Feeding of Biomin Imbo modulates the stress indicator of transported birds and enhances tolerance to stress after pre-slaughter handling and transportation, according to research recently published by Ghareeb and Böhm of the University of Vienna.
A Small-Scale Agriculture Alternative: Poultry
Phillip J. Clauer, Poultry Extension Specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers practical advice for those taking up poultry-keeping on a small scale, be it chickens for eggs or meat, or waterfowl.
* Company News

Aviagen Continues Investment in Central Europe
EU - Aviagen Kft continues to invest in Hungary and the Czech Republic.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » For this week's bird flu news click here
 » WTO Sets up Panel over China-US Poultry Dispute
 » Register Now for IEC Canada 2009
 » OIE Provides Guidance on Veterinary Legislation

   United States

 » President Commends House over Food Safety Bill
 » Aerobic Bioreactor Technology Introduced to Georgia
 » Oklahoma Farmer Gives his View on Pollution Trial
 » Awards for Profs Davis and Waldroup at PSA Meeting
 » IPE/IFE Pre-Registration Opens Online
 » Tyson Sees Sales Value Slip
 » Seminar to Examine Future of Antibiotics
 » Pilgrim's Pride Moves into Profit
 » Pilgrim's Pride Moves Production Between AL Plants
 » Meat Production Not a Major Source of GHG Emissions
 » USDA Amends National Poultry Improvement Plan
 » US National Guard to Train Afghan Farmers on Poultry
 » CME: Corn, Soybean Crops in Good Condition
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - July 2009
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   United Kingdom

 » Poultry Farm Gets Go-Ahead for Wind Turbine
 » Debate Sparked over Fishmeal Use in Feeds
 » Plan Stalls for Poultry Waste Incinerator
 » Chinese IB Virus Found in UK Backyard Flock
 » Job Cuts at West Country Poultry Plant
 » UK Egg Statistics - Second Quarter 2009


 » New Focus to Improve Broiler Sector in Grenada


 » Baiada Cuts Jobs Cut at Former Bartters Plant
 » Baiada MD Speaks out on Recent Job Losses


 » China Targets Taiwan with Peking Duck
 » Report Published on China's Meat Market
Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment

 » Chicken Prices Rise in Nepal


 » Thai Poultry Industry Monitors EU Revision of Duties


 » Brasil Foods Aims to Buy Outstanding Sadia Shares


 » International Egg and Poultry Review


 » International Poultry Event Opens Soon in Lahore


 » Poultry Production Falls in Zambia
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