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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 1 October 2009
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Editorial - End in Sight to the US/China Poultry Trade Crisis?

Over several weeks, China has been ratcheting up the pressure on the US to drop its ban on the import of Chinese poultry meat. But in the last few days, there are signs of an easing of the situation.

What has occurred is that conferees on the agriculture appropriations bill in the US have agreed to language for the fiscal year 2010 agriculture appropriations conference report regarding the use of appropriated funds by USDA with respect to potential imports of poultry products from China. This means that a rule can now be implemented to allow imports of processed poultry or poultry products from China provided the Secretary of Agriculture notifies Congress that certain conditions have been met.

While congratulations to all parties may be merited, one can imagine a series of difficulties ahead over the conditions. Under US law, poultry and poultry products may not be imported from any foreign country unless the USDA determines that the food safety standards, facilities and conditions of that country achieve a level of sanitary protection equivalent to that achieved by US standards. If USDA determines that a country achieves this level of protection for some or all poultry products, it issues a rule permitting import of such products, subject to border inspection and other requirements.

Also in the US, the state of Oklahoma has opened its case in a lawsuit in which poultry producers in Oklahoma and Arkansas are accused of allowing poultry litter to pollute the catchment area of the Illinois River. This complicated and emotive case is due to last for 50 days. It will take some time before the judge makes his final ruling.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Asian Egg Industry to Benefit from the Global Crisis
Morten Ernst, sales director for Sanovo Egg Group, explained the continuing strong growth of the egg industry in Asia and its potential to delegates at the recent International Egg Commission meeting. Terry Evans reports for ThePoultrySite.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - September 2009
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data.
UK Poultry Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: April - June 2009
Highlights of the latest quarterly report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) include duck virus enteritis, Salmonella pullorum responsible for high mortality in chicks in a small backyard flock and a further outbreak of QX strain of infectious bronchitis in chickens.
Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost
* Company News

Hubbard Names New Director of Veterinary Services
US – Hubbard announces that Dr Ken Powell has been named Director of Veterinary Services of Hubbard LLC.
Aviagen’s Russian Seminar a Big Hit
RUSSIA - Aviagen says its latest seminar in Russia was a big hit with Ross customers.
Munsterhuis BV Targets Cross-Border Growth
NETHERLANDS - Specialist poultry hatchery, Broederij Munsterhuis BV, in Saasveld has expanded operations by more than 30 per cent with Smart hatchery technologies from Pas Reform.
Creation of ECAT In Ovo
FRANCE – A new company has been formed by ECAT and CEVA as a supplier of in ovo vaccination solutions.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Officials Plan Bird Flu Tests
 » International Egg and Poultry Review


 » Meyn Celebrates 50 Years Serving the Poultry Industry
 » Wageningen to Study Behaviour for Better Welfare


 » FSANZ Invites Public Comment on Food Law Changes
 » Industry, Science Come Together for 'River of Ideas'
 » Enrolment Open for Masters Health Online Course

   United States

 » Cattle Group Objects to JBS Acquisition of Pilgrim's
 » Case Opens against Farmers in Poultry Litter Lawsuit
 » CME: Prices Do Not Encourage More Output!
 » RTC Weight Down Three Per Cent from Last Year
 » EPA Told Changes to RFS Could Affect Ag Prices
 » Official Recognition of Progress in Feed Analysis
 » Meat Protected from Pathogens by Apple Film
 » Townsends Expands Production
 » Texas Meeting Returns to Review Industry Change
 » CME: Corn Yields Expected to Reach All New Record
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - September 2009
 » First Witness Examined in 'Poultry Litter' Trial
 » Ag Committee Agrees over Chinese Poultry Imports
 » NASDA Plans to Help Producers


 » Taiwan Set on Purchasing US Corn and DDGS

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   United Kingdom

 » Spiking Mortality and Rickets Reported by VLA
 » Harper Adams Recognises Poultry Industry Leaders


 » Study Finds Indian Duck/Prawn System Sustainable
 » India's Farmers Ramp up Production as Feed Prices Fall


 » Researchers Can Detect Parvovirus in Geese
 » China Investigates US Poultry Part Exports


 » Unaffordable Poultry Meat Blamed on Hatchery Cartel


 » CP Group Sets up Integrated Poultry Farms in China
 » Poultry Exporters Call for Free Trade Deal with EU

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 » Ghana's Farmers Learn How to Keep Birds Healthy


 » Kenya's Small Farmers Hit by High Feed Prices


 » Farmers Blamed for Seaweed Over-Growth in Brittany


 » New Report Sees Ukraine's Poultry Growing Fast


 » Nutriad Launched


 » Barbadian Exporters Seek New Poultry Markets

   New Zealand

 » Farmers Urged to Follow Product Label Instructions

   South Africa

 » Sovereign Food Expansion Pays Off

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That's all for this week!

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