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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 11 February 2010

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Editorial - How is Russia Preparing for Poultry Self-Sufficiency?

It is beginning to look as if Russian poultry producers will be severely challenged to meet the target dates set for the country to become self-sufficient in poultry meat.

Firstly, President Medvedev signed a new 'food security' doctrine, which called for 85 per cent of all meat consumed in the country to be produced domestically. Then Prime Minister Putin said Russia should be able to cease all poultry imports by 2015, and most recently, the Agriculture Minister said that poultry imports should be cut to zero by 2012.

With imports from the US effectively frozen from 1 January this year and talks to re-open trade stalled, it is hard to see how Russian demand for poultry meat can be met in the short or medium term.

The Russian Poultry Union is confident that the industry will be able to make up for the missing US imports but boosting poultry output requires more than just the efforts of producers. The Agriculture Ministry is said to be working on a new programme that includes help with loan interest, subsidies for breeding stock and the regulation of imports but is this too little, too late?

Thailand and Turkey have offered to meet the shortfall in supply until domestic production is boosted. However, the head of Russia's Agricultural Market Research Institute says Turkish supplies would be insufficient and too expensive, and there is no market in Russia for the cooked product Thailand would supply as the result of previous bird flu outbreaks.

The 'bird flu season' seems to be returning to Asia with Nepal, Myanmar and Cambodia all reporting recent outbreaks in poultry flocks. In Egypt, several patients are in hospital with H5N1 infections.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Global Efforts to Control Necrotic Enteritis
Necrotic enteritis causes significant losses the world's poultry industry from reduced performance. Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite, reports on some of the work to control the disease that were presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum 2010.
Foot Problems Found in 40 Per Cent of Hens in Non-Cage Systems
In their presentation at the 8th European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, K. Niebuhr and collegues from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, reported finding foot pad dermatitis in an average of 40 per cent of hens housed on free-range or deep litter systems.
Vigilant Testing Will Minimise Feed Mycotoxin Risk
The current situation of late maize harvests in the US increases the possibility of mycotoxins but the Poultry Science Association advises poultry farmers to reduce their concerns over mycotoxin presence in the feed through vigilant testing.
Compartmentalisation Progress Still Hinges on Trading Partner Acceptance
The future of global trade during times of disease outbreaks depends on the success of 'compartments', which have government approval and are recognised by trading partners. Encouraging progress is being made in the UK, USA and Brazil, according to an article in the latest issue of Cobb Focus.
Investigating Hatchery Practice - Routine Quality Control in the Hatchery - 2
In the eighth article in this series, Dr Steve Tullett, consultant for Aviagen specialising in incubation and fertility, describes how to plan, organise and carry out a hatchery investigation. The article forms part of a recently published Ross Tech publication, Investigating Hatchery Practice.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - February 2010
Broiler prices for 2010 are forecast to be higher due to higher growth in domestic demand, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for February 2010.
* Company News

Hubbard Appoints Tech Service Manager for N America
NORTH AMERICA – Hubbard LLC is very pleased to announce that Sean Holcombe has been promoted to the newly created position of Technical Service Manager North America for Hubbard.
Top US Award for Cleveland Hatchery
US - The Cleveland hatchery in Georgia has won the 2009 Cobb-Vantress 'Hatchery of the Year' award, recognition of major improvements over the past three years.
Next Generation Hatchery Design from Pas Reform
THE NETHERLANDS - After three years of intensive research and development, Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform will introduce Circadian IncubationTM, its latest advancement for modular, single-stage incubation, at VIV Europe this year.
Pas Reform Welcomes Dutch Poultry Centre
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform recently welcomed members of the Dutch Poultry Centre (DPC) to its Inspiration Centre in Zeddam.
Smart Growth for Dutch Schotman Hatcheries
NETHERLANDS - After working with three generations of Pas Reform incubators, Schotman Hatcheries is expanding in Europe with Smart modular single-stage incubation technologies from Pas Reform.
Pas Reform Helps Maroc Dinde Diversify into Broilers
MOROCCO - Maroc Dinde, the country's largest turkey producer, is diversifying into broiler production assisted by leading Dutch hatchery technology company, Pas Reform.
Five Steps to Perfect Hatching Eggs
NETHERLANDS - Vencomatic has defined five steps that lead to perfect hatching eggs.
Hagland's Latest Successful Season
UK - Peter Hagland has another amazing season with Orego-Stim Pigeon Liquid.
Biomin: Going 'Naturally Ahead'
AUSTRIA - Founded on the principle of the natural approach to animal nutrition, Biomin continues to move 'naturally ahead' in areas of sustainable practices, animal science and welfare, the environment, and food safety in animal production.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Cambodia Checks Poultry Shipped to Capital
 » OIE Reports Bird Flu from Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar Petersime - Incubator Innovator
   Viet Nam

 » ILDEX Vietnam 2010: Solutions for Sustainable Growth

   United States

 » Pilgrim's Reports Much Improved Quarterly Results
 » Industry Sets out Processing Machine Safety Guidelines
 » Customers Drive Sustainability in Animal Agriculture
 » USAPEEC States its Case in China-US Chicken Trade War
 » Tyson Turns a Corner
 » New Melamine Test for Feed, Eggs and Poultry Meat
 » CME: Corn and Soybean Markets Under Pressure
 » Soybean Checkoff Compiles State Environmental Regs
 » Weekly Outlook: S American Maize, Soybean Prospects
 » Call for Stronger Animal Disease Traceability System
 » USDA Announces Framework for Disease Traceability
 » Gainco Introduces QA System for Poultry Processing
 » Rovabio Marks 10th Anniversary
 » Researchers Study Listeria Colonisation in Poultry Plant
 » HBO Movie 'Temple Grandin' Applauded
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Biochar: a Solution to Poultry Manure Problem?
 » No Sign of California's Egg Producers Moving out
 » Environment TV Programme to Feature Perdue
 » New Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Programme

   Ukraine

 » EU Inspectors Visit Ukrainian Poultry Producers

   Mexico

 » Bachoco Reports Record Chicken Sales Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
   China

 » China Raises the Stakes in Chicken Trade War with US
 » International Egg and Poultry Report: China

   Iraq

 » Iraqi Delegation Visits Atlanta Poultry and Feed Shows

   United Kingdom

 » Rectory Foods Feels Plucky about 2010
 » VLA Report Highlights Combined Infection in Pheasants
 » Tremendous Perceived Value of Farm-Gate Turkeys
 » Pancake Day Goes Global
 » FSA Study Supports EFSA Findings on Campylobacter
 » First Learners Gain Poultry Meat Inspection Award

   European Union

 » Farmers' Group Welcomes Debate on Welfare

   France

 » Registration Opens for IEC Paris 2010
 » OIE Introduces New Online Technical Disease Cards Optisec; High-capacity manure drying tunnel for a 
maximum dry-matter content
   Saudi Arabia

 » Major Investment at Faqeeh Poultry

   Pakistan

 » Feed Tax Will Bring Consumer Price Hike

   Thailand

 » Sun Group Expands into TV Meals
 » New Food Safety Campaign for Chinese New Year

   Iran

 » Big Boost to Poultry Processing Capacity in Iran

   Canada

 » Ag Ministers Focus on Global Market Opportunities

   Russian Federation

 » Significant Upgrades for Elinar Broiler in 2009
 » How Russia is Preparing for Poultry Self-Sufficiency

   Australia

 » Welfare Group Starts Campaign against Intensive Farming
 » Poultry CRC Focuses on Campylobacter
 » Net Energy: New Hot Topic
 » New Fowl Cholera Vaccine Close to Market

   Turkey

 » Turkish Poultry Industry Growth Held Back by GM Rules

   Ghana

 » Ghana's Govt Offers Easier Credit, Vet Lab to Farmers Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform
   Brazil

 » Meat Exports Up 10 Per Cent Last Month



That's all for this week!

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