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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 24 September 2009
Thursday 24th September 2009
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Editorial - New US Regulations Cost the Industry, Bring no Benefit

The Food and Drug Administration's new regulations aimed at reducing Salmonella enteritidis infections from consuming eggs will cost $80 million per year but not have much impact on public health or on egg producers, according to Dr Charles Hofacre, secretary-treasurer for the American Association of Avian Pathologists. He added that the new FDA rules institutionalise practices that have already reduced S. enteritidis contamination in most of the industry.

Looking for a positive aspect for the industry, he added: "For the table egg industry, it'll be a very good way for them to showcase what they've been doing over the last few years."

Also in the US, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Chair of the House Committee on Rules, has asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review federal efforts to collect data on antibiotic use in animals and "report on their progress in assessing and mitigating the human health risk related to antibiotic use in animals".

Highlighting an interesting global trend, it is reported that Brazil has sold more than 50 per cent more duck meat to Arab countries this year. The increase has been put down to the growing number of Asian people who have found work in Middle East and want to enjoy their favourite dishes in their new homes.

And finally, could another seasonal rise in cases of H5N1 avian flu be on the horizon? Bangladesh reported a new outbreak in commercial poultry this week, and China has announced the death of another human victim of the virus.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Two Virus Types Found to Cause RSS in Broilers
Novel reoviruses and chicken astroviruses are confirmed as the infectious agents in runting-stunting syndrome (RSS) in broilers, according to research by Dr Holly Sellers of the University of Georgia.
Sufficient Water and Bird Performance
Dr Berry Lott of Mississippi State University offers advice on the pipework required to provide sufficient water to broilers in the September issue of Poultry Health & Management Report from the US National Institute for Animal Agriculture.
Hatching Quality Chicks
Dr Tom Smith, Jr., extension poultry science specialist from Mississippi State University, introduces the inexperienced hatchery person to the various types of incubators and their operation for the hatching of chicken, turkey, waterfowl, game bird and peafowl eggs.
US Poultry Outlook Report - September 2009
Broiler production is expected to increase in 2010, according to the USDA Economic Research Service September 2009 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform
* Company News

Kreager Returns to Hy-Line
US - Hy-Line International is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr Kenton Kreager as the Senior Technical Service Veterinarian for the company's technical services department.
Construction Begins on Aviagen's Russian Hatchery
RUSSIA - As part of its ongoing investment programme, Aviagen has announced plans for a new hatchery in Russia. A brick-laying ceremony to celebrate the commencement of construction was held in Jasnogorsk on 10 September.
Pfizer, Wyeth Divest Some Assets to Boehringer
GLOBAL - Pfizer and Wyeth are to divest certain animal health assets to Boehringer Ingelheim. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval in several countries. The Pfizer/Wyeth transaction is expected to close early in the fourth quarter 2009.
CEVA Breaks Ground on New Poultry Vaccine Facility
US - CEVA has broken ground on its new poultry vaccine facility in Kansas as part on a $100-million global investment.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: China the Next Bird Flu Stop?


 » JBS Buys Bertin
 » BRF Profit Grows by 70 per cent
 » Brazilian Duck Meat Becomes Favourite in Middle East
 » Marfrig in Major Expansion Deals

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   United States

 » New Study Explains Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
 » US Chicken Body Criticises China's Trade Action
 » CME: August Sees Increase in Broiler and Turkey Prices
 » US DDGS Quality Impresses Major Korean Feed Millers
 » National Chicken Cooking Contest Suspended
 » 'Little Impact' of New FDA Regulations for Egg Farmers
 » Weekly Outlook: Soft Red Winter Wheat Still Weak
 » USPoultry and Ford Foundation Fund New Research
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - August 2009
 » Call for Data on Antibiotic Use in Animals
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   United Kingdom

 » UK Broiler Farmers Encouraged to Invest Now
 » Recreating Time When Geese Walked to London
 » NFU Praises Retailers' Honest Food Labelling Move
 » Livestock Manure Application Not Raised for Poultry
 » Scottish Census Reveals Fall in Animal Numbers


 » Egg, Pork Prices Not Triggering Inflation

Merial Trovac AIV H5

 » Management, Union Agree over New Brunswick Plant


 » Nigerian Producers Seek Government Support


 » Strong Demand Pushes Prices Higher in Pakistan


 » Barbadian Industry Suffers from Cheap Meat Imports

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maximum dry-matter content
   Viet Nam

 » Growing Show for the Promising Vietnamese Market


 » Bangladesh Reports New Outbreak of HPAI


 » Ghana's Animal Research Launches New Chicken Breed


 » Pune Govt Prepares for Influenza
 » International Egg and Poultry Review

That's all for this week!

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