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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 3 September 2009
Thursday 3rd September 2009
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Editorial - JBS Rumoured to be Buying Pilgrim's Pride

Even industry watchers did not see this one coming! US meat markets were caught by surprise by news that JBS, the big Brazilian beef company, was looking to acquire Pilgrim's Pride, the top broiler producer in the US.

Industry experts, Len Steiner and Steve Meyer, do point out, however, that it is not an unprecedented move, given the strategic goal of JBS to become the largest diversified meat company in the world. The company has sought to bolster its position in the global meat trade by buying established US brands, benefiting from their low valuations and the relatively strong value of the Brazilian currency real against the US dollar. JBS has already risen to number three in the US beef market by acquiring Swift and the beef operations of Smithfield.

There are the first indications of Russia' intentions to cut its poultry meat import quotas for next year. The head of the country's National Meat Association, Sergei Yushin, expects the government to approve the final three-year meat quotas this month. The proposal on the table is for a cut in the poultry quota of 100,000 tonnes from the current level to 850,000 tonnes.

The welfare issue of the disposal of male chicks from the layer flock has gained further momentum this week. Vegan association, Mercy for Animals, has obtained video footage of what that group considers unacceptable practice in the killing of the surplus male chicks, and other examples of abuses of welfare practices at the poultry company concerned.

Jackie Linden

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Diseases Of Poultry A Colour Atlas Diseases Of Poultry: A Colour Atlas
This book, designed for veterinarians, veterinary students, poultry farmers and poultry specialists, includes more than 50 diseases from avian infectious pathology and a similar number from non-infectious pathology.
Histopathology and Cytology of Poultry Diseases A Colour Atlas Histopathology and Cytology of Poultry Diseases: A Colour Atlas
Following the the first Colour Atlas, this latest edition is a more in-depth and specialised book on poultry diseases. The subject matter is divided into units on an etiological basis, with the idea of more convenient laboratory diagnostics.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Straight-Run Flocks Bring Savings for São Paulo Company
Cobb 500 increases breeder production and reduces feed cost at A D’oro
Biotronic SE Forte - New Scientific Trials
Two trials are reported by Biomin's Nataliya Roth on the efficacy of its acidifer, Biotronic SE Forte. The experiments investigated the effects of the product on the performance of broilers and young pigs.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - April to June 2009
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the second quarter of 2009.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - August 2009
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data.
More on Nicholas Turkeys, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Petersime Expands Middle East Sales Force
GLOBAL - Petersime has expanded its sales force with the appointment of Wassim Sakr.
VIV China 2009 Opens up a Second Hall
CHINA - Preparations for VIV China 2009 taking place from 19 to 21 October at NCIEC Beijing, are in full swing.
Petersime Starts Major Facility Expansion
BELGIUM - Petersime has announced a major facility expansion project for the fourth quarter in 2009.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Import Ban from Germany, Japan Lifted
 » FAO Raises Concerns over Possible H1N1 Pandemic
 » Brazilian Chicken Exports to Saudi Arabia Not at Risk
 » International Egg and Poultry Review

Fort Dodge - Leading the way in IBD Protection

 » Professor Calls for New Animal Research Institutes


 » Maize Supplies Running Short in India
 » Retail Expansion for Suguna

   United States

 » Weekly Outlook: Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - August 2009
 » Perdue Announces Hatchery Investment Plans
 » New Technology Cuts Industrial Odours, Pollutants
 » PETA Urges Tyson to Adopt Better Stunning Method
 » Concerns over Leaching from Stored Poultry Litter
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Welfare Abuses Alleged at Layer Hatchery
 » CME: JBS Surprises US Meat Markets


 » China to Formulate Food Safety Standards
 » China Govt to Address US Broiler Imports Issue


 » São Paulo Poultry Farm Seeking Clients Abroad

   United Kingdom

 » Africa 100 Project Cash to Support Cassava Project
 » Long-Term Feed Price Rises Predicted
 » Minister Shows Commitment to NI Poultry Industry

Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost

 » Nadeau Poultry to Cut Jobs
 » New Poultry Slaughterhouse for New Brunswick

   Russian Federation

 » Russia May Increase Beef Quotas But Cut Pork, Poultry

   South Africa

 » Good Year for Afgri Group
 » Why Afgri's Poultry Division Growth Was Clipped


 » New Managers Appointed for Poultry CRC

That's all for this week!

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