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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 10 December 2009
Thursday 10th December 2009
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Editorial - Consumers Need Better Education

This week, it was revealed that organic turkeys now account for 2.3 per cent of the US market. A sizeable proportion of those turkeys will be bought and enjoyed during this season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The reasons consumers gave for choosing organic birds is that the meat is safer and healthier because it is free of antibiotic and pesticide residues.

The report went on to highlight the concern that consumers did not appear to consider the food safety issues of their turkey purchases. There is no reason to believe that the risks of contracting foodborne infections from an organic turkey are any higher than one from one reared more intensively, but it seems there is still some way to go in educating the public about keeping themselves and their families safe from food-borne infections, even in organic foods.

Also this week, Newcastle disease has returned to Peru, and there has also been a first outbreak in Italian racing pigeons.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

EU Egg Production Beyond the 2012 Cage Ban
Some EU countries will fail to meet the 2012 cage ban, writes Terry Evans for ThePoultrySite.
Poultry Industry in the Forefront of Supermarket Price War
Will the economic climate shape future buying habits? Retail commentator, Clive Bedall, reviews the global scene in the latest issue of Cobb Focus.
Decrease Your Water Use and Increase Your Bottom Line
In this article in the series Commercial Egg Tips, University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Service offers tips on how shell egg plants can use water more efficiently and thereby increase their bottom line.
Goose Parvovirus
An overview of this disease from the UK Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
Thailand - Poultry and Products Annual 2009
Due to strong demand at home and in epxort markets, Thai broiler meat production is forecast to grow by four per cent in 2010, according to the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - July to September 2009
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the third quarter of 2009.
Iraq - Livestock and Products
Persistent animal feed shortages are taxing livestock producers, writes John Schnittker in the latest GAIN Report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment
* Company News

Ross Parent Stock Shines in Slovenia
SLOVENIA - The annual Ross-Perutnina Ptuj Parent Stock Seminar, jointly organised by Aviagen and their Slovenian customer, provided the platform to showcase the ever-improving performance of the Ross 308 within Perutnina Ptuj with the presentation of the Ross Flock Awards.
Cobb Germany Broiler Discussions in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - The potential for saving feed costs – and at the same time improving profitability – with the Cobb 500 broiler was explained by Matthew Wilson, Cobb’s global broiler specialist, during an Agrofert seminar in Prostejov.
Quality Matters in Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA - The recently concurrently held fairs, Saudi Agriculture 2009 and Saudi Agro-food 2009 proved a big success for Big Dutchman and its Saudi-Arabian agency, Al-Sahli Holding Co.
Voting Open for Alpharma Video Competition
US - After countless hours spent taping, editing and producing videos, students from seven universities have submitted videos to the Reach Teach Learn Student Video Contest.
Aviagen Kft on the Road in Hungary
HUNGARY - Aviagen Kft has completed its second series of roadshows in Hungary as part of an ongoing seminar programme, designed to bring hands-on advice and support to customers in the region.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Call to Boost Industry Skills
 » Ufac Appoints New Marketing Manager
 » Spanish Egg Producer Named in Salmonella Scare
 » Happy Egg Awarded Most Successful New Brand
 » Noble Switches to All British Lion Quality
 » Constant Watch on Asda's Turkeys
 » Diseases of Animals Bill Agreed


 » Newcastle Disease Returns to Peru

Fort Dodge - Leading the way in IBD Protection

 » Italy Reports Newcastle Disease in Pigeons

   European Union

 » Caution Advised over Use of Cobalt in Feed

   United States

 » Tyson Foods' Chicken Segment Making Progress
 » Tyson Names New Leaders for Key Operating Units
 » Final Rule Regarding Poultry Contracts Issued
 » USDA Launches Help Desk for Small Processors
 » Weekly Review: Soft Red Winter Wheat Basis
 » AFB Comments on EPA's Climate Change Finding
 » Organic Turkeys Account for 2.3 Per Cent of US Market
 » Organic Consumers Confused over Food Safety
 » New Cottonseed Variety Has Potential as Feed
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Successful Year for Sanderson Farms
 » NC State Vets Trained to Respond to Disasters
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Poultry Processor Sets up in Atlanta
 » New Deal for Better Feed Corn
 » FSIS Updates Humane Handling Directive
 » CME: Dismal Returns Lead to Cutbacks

More on Nicholas Turkeys, part of Aviagen

 » Marketing DDGS in Indonesia Boosts Sales


 » H1N1 Not Feared as Pathogenic But Still a Concern
 » Livestock and Poultry Health Legislation Passed
 » Canada's Chicken War Hots Up
 » Maple Leaf Announces Food Safety Advisory Board

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo to Double Production at Bryansk
 » Award for Cherkizovo Group
 » Continued Expansion in Russian Meat, Dairy Output


 » Jansen's First Layer Colony System Opened


 » Botswana's Farmers Urge Ministry to Act


 » OIE Resolves to Control Vet Drug Misuse


 » Hainan is China's First Disease-Free Province


 » Swift Foods on the Road to Recovery


 » Hike for Poultry Product Prices

   Costa Rica

 » West Nile Virus Reported in Costa Rica


 » Poultry Companies Fined by Competition Board

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