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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 27 August 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - 'Swine' Flu Hits Poultry

News came through this week of the first two cases of influenza A H1N1 in poultry. Both outbreaks were in turkey breeder flocks belonging to the same company in the region of Valparaiso in Chile.

It is reported that the symptoms in the birds were mild: the main effect in both cases being a sudden drop in egg production and in some cases, poor egg shell quality. There were neither respiratory symptoms nor mortalities.

The official report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) mentions that prior to the appearance of clinical signs, some birds were exposed to people with respiratory symptoms. This is the presumed source of infection into the flocks.

In the US, another five per cent fall has been reported in the volume of ready-to-cook poultry meat in July compared to the same month in 2008. This contraction seems to be bringing some benefits to the industry as a whole: Sanderson Farms reported its latest quarterly results, which had moved back into the black and operating income was significantly higher for the nine months of the fiscal year than the same period of last year.

As editor of ThePoultrySite, I have been attending the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition in Edinburgh, Scotland this week. Attendance is at a record level of 560 delegates from 54 countries, including many from continents far away from Europe. The standard of the papers has been high and I look forward to reporting on them in more detail to you in the coming weeks.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

GM Feed in the EU: Policies and Principles
As the price of non-genentically modified (non-GM) feed soars, the European meat industry - bound by strict regulations - struggles to compete both in global and domestic markets, writes Adam Anson for ThePoultrySite.
Considerations in Poultry Drinker Line Management
Practical tips on managing water lines in broiler houses from Brian D. Fairchild, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia. His article is published in the University's Poultry Tips, July 2009 issue.
San Miguel Transforms Farm Management, Products into Future Success
San Miguel believes that every quality product, its goodness and wholesomeness, starts right at the farm. Every dressed chicken that makes its way from the farm to the various fresh markets, retail outlets, branded Magnolia Chicken Stations and into the home carries with it the whole process that makes the product live up to its promise to the consumer.
Coccidiosis in Poultry
The history of coccidiosis and its control by vaccination, established in-feed anticoccidials and newer botanical products from Meriden Animal Health.
Petersime - Incubator Innovator
* Company News

Joint Venture Strengthens Lead in China
CHINA - A profile of Jinsheng Wang, vice-chairman of the Chia Tai (China) Group in the latest edition of Cobb's Focus magazine.
German Broiler Growers Visit Wimex
GERMANY - More than 20 German broiler growers and feed industry consultants visited the different departments of Wimex, Europe's largest producer and exporter of broiler hatching eggs.
EggTester Releases Major Upgrade to EggAnalyzer™
US - Orka Food Technology Ltd (better known as EggTester.Com) announced today that it has released Version 3.00 of its market-leading egg quality testing equipment, EggAnalyzer™.
EggTester Releases Major Upgrade to EggAnalyzer
GLOBAL - Orka Food Technology Ltd has launched a new version of its market-leading egg quality testing equipment, EggAnalyzer.
BD Asia Receives High-Ranking Visitors from Germany
MALAYSIA - The German Secretary of State has made an official visit to Big Dutchman's subsidiary in Malaysia,
Big Dutchman Welcomes New Family Member
GERMANY - Together with Clovis Rayzel, President of Big Dutchman USA, a team of Poultry Management Systems, Inc (PMSI) from the US recently visited the headquarters of the Big Dutchman group in Vechta, Germany.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Pak’s Poultry Free from Bird Flu

   United Kingdom

 » Silver Bullet against Campylobacter?
 » United Kingdom - Organic Statistics 2008
 » ESPN 2009 - European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition
 » 2010 Turkey Science and Production Conference
 » ESPN 2009 - Satellite Seminar Looks to the Future
 » Call for Uniform Broiler Welfare Rules in EU
 » UFU: Consumers to Dictate Broiler Welfare Conditions

Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform
   South Africa

 » Country Bird Predicts Increased Share Earnings
 » Industry Association Supports Better Welfare


 » Farmers Urge Govt to Reverse Import Decision


 » Poultry Industry Requests Tax Exemptions
 » Poultry Prices Shoot Up as Ramazan Starts
 » Poverty Reduction through Livestock Development


 » French Co-Op Focuses on Organic Poultry Market

   United States

 » CAST Analyses Productivity and Genetic Diversity
 » AMI's Boyle Meets with President Obama
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - July 2009
 » CME: Total Broiler Stocks Lower than a Year Ago
 » Processor Faces Fine over Safety Breaches
 » RTC Weight Down Five Per Cent from Last Year
 » Sanderson Farms Reports Improved Profits
 » CME: Market Comments on Sanderson's Results
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » AMI President Responds to Critical 'Time' Article


 » Outbreak of H1N1 Flu in Turkeys in Chile


 » Producer Wins Right to Choose Chicken Processor
 » Jurisdiction Slowing Food Safety Improvements


 » New Live Newcastle Disease Vaccine in Pellet Form
 » Poultry Corporation to Deliver Quality Products
 » Chicken, Egg Prices Up on Hopes of Demand


 » Thai Chicken Exporter Invests in Philippines

   Viet Nam

 » Report Speaks of Good Future for Vietnamese Industry


 » Uganda Issues Deadly Fly Warning


 » Ridley Poised to Make Acquisitions

   Russian Federation

 » International Egg and Poultry Review


 » Poultry Company in Trouble for Sale of Stale Product


 » Central Jakarta Monitors Chicken Slaughterhouses


 » Poultry Die in Japanese Farm Fire

Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman

 » Lawmakers Warn of Disease Epidemic in China


 » Saudi Arabia Reduces Chicken Import Tariff

That's all for this week!

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