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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 17 December 2009
Thursday 17th December 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Declining Use of Feed Additives in the US

A recent survey by the Animal Health Institute has revealed that US spending on products used to treat and prevent disease in companion and farm animals declined slightly in 2008. Without adjusting for inflation, the total came to $6.7 billion, according to the Market Sales Report. The three product categories for animal health products are biologicals, which increased two per cent, pharmaceuticals, with a sales decline of one per cent and feed additives with a 12 per cent decline in 2008.

Since September, a court case has been continuing in which a number of leading poultry companies have been charged with polluting the Illinois River watershed with poultry litter. This week, a milestone was reached in that the state finished presenting its case. The defence argued unsuccessfully for a dismissal, and has now started with its case.

In the last week, the Vietnamese veterinary authority has reported three new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country, as well as one human fatality from the disease. During routine surveillance, South Korean have found the H7N2 sub-type of the low pathogenic form of the disease in a duck at a live market.

Please note that ThePoultrySite newsletter will be sent out one day early next week – on Wednesday 23, instead of Thursday 24 – to give you the opportunity to catch up on all the news before the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Georgia Researchers Investigate Phytase Effect Variability
Soybean processing method and maize variety can affect the response of broilers to the feed enzyme, phytase, according to Drs Edwards and Pesti of the University of Georgia. The incidence to phosphorus-deficiency rickets is also impacted by maize cultivar.
Delivering Chicks in Prime Condition Round the Globe
A profile of the Transportation departments of Cobb, which deliver feed, hens and pullets, hatching eggs and day-old chicks to customers in many markets around the world. The article is published in the latest issue of Cobb Focus.
Fifty Years of Layer Breeding in in Cuxhaven
This year, Lohmann Tierzucht celebrated its 50th anniversary. This article, published in the company's Poultry News, outlines the organisation's history and achievements so far.
Investigating Hatchery Practice - 1
In the first article of this series, the importance of routine quality control in the hatchery and appropriate procedure for doing so are described. It is written by Dr Steve Tullett, consultant for Aviagen specialising in incubation and fertility, and it forms part of a recently published Ross Tech publication.
European Union - Poultry and Products Annual 2009
Broiler and turkey meat output from the European Union is expected to be lower in 2009 and 2010 than in 2008, according to the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, written by Xavier Audran.
US Feed Outlook - December 2009
The use of corn to make starch, sweeteners, ethyl alcohol and other industrial products has accounted for most of the growth in China's corn use over the past decade, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service. The report China Is Using More Corn for Industrial Products.
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* Company News

US Coccidiosis Vaccine Sales Set New Record
US - Coccidiosis vaccine sales in the US have exceeded one billion doses, according to Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.
Petersime Opens Subsidiary in Brazil
BRAZIL - Petersime, the Belgium-based world leader in incubators and hatcheries, is proud to announce the opening of a brand new subsidiary, Petersime do Brasil Incubadoras e Incubatórios Ltda., in Criciúma in Santa Catarina.
Cablevey Feeding Systems on Show in the US
US - Feeding systems manufacturer, Cablevey Feeding Systems, will have a strong presence at the leading US pig and poultry industry shows in 2010.
Connecting S Asian Poultry, Aqua and Dairy Markets
INDIA - From 1 to 3 February 2010, VNU Exhibitions and Inter Ads will finalise an exciting period of hard work with the opening of VIV India 2010.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Bird Flu Reappears in North Viet Nam
 » EFSA and Japan Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation


 » Lower Demand Pulls Down Processing Industry


 » Layer Breeder Unit Officially Opened in Kerala
 » Tamil Nadu Poultry Farmers Called to Register

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 » Industry Leader Offers Advice to Nigeria's Farmers
 » Nigerian Industry Calls for Government Support
 » Eggs to Boost Nigerian School Meal Programme
 » New Rules for Markets Will Boost Biosecurity

   United States

 » Fairer Deals in Future for Growers
 » Pilgrim's Pride Reorganisation Approved by Court
 » FDA and FSIS Consider Changes to Traceability System
 » EU Approval of GM Feeds Welcomed by US Growers
 » Feed Additive Sales in US Down by 12 Per Cent
 » Novus Intends Acquisition of Albion
 » Weekly Outlook: Crop Supplies and Consumption
 » State Prosecutors Rest in Poultry Litter Case
 » ARS Develops New Test for Staph Toxin
 » USDA Revises Veterinary Accreditation Programme
 » CME: Can Firms’ Behaviour Be Made More Competitive?
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » Poultry Litter Isn't Solid Waste, Says Judge
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Poultry Processor Fined over Safety Violation

   United Kingdom

 » University of Oxford Offers Masters Degree in Welfare
 » FSA Scotland Publishes Campylobacter Report
 » Early Christmas for Sparks at BBC Good Food Show
 » Western Brands Announces Expansion Plans

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 » Bright Future for China's Feather and Down Industry


 » EuroTier 2010: Top Event for Animal Farmers

   Korea, South

 » Low-Path Bird Flu Virus Found in South Korea

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports HPAI Case
 » OIE Reports Two More HPAI Outbreaks in Viet Nam


 » Middle East is Target for Parana State Chickens

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Works with China on Food Safety
 » Slaughterhouse is Target of Welfare Abuse Allegation


 » Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2010
 » Animal Influenza Diagnosis and Surveillance Improved


 » International Egg and Poultry Review - Iraq


 » Vaccine Supply Problems in Netherlands


 » Eating More Eggs, Poultry Meat Would Boost Health


 » Plentiful Supplies of Local Eggs in Bhutan

   European Union

 » Submissions Called for on Broiler Health, Welfare Petersime - Incubator Innovator

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