ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 11 March 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial - Enter a New Animal Health Giant
We have 4 new features this week:
Vaccination and Vaccine Technology Workshop in Marrakech
Internationally recognised experts presented the latest information on vaccine technology at a one-day workshop, organised by Merial, prior to the 2009 World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Congress in Morocco, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Poultry Outlook in Australia to 2014-15
Output from the poultry meat industry is expected to continue to increase by around four per cent annually throughout the forecast period to 2014-15, according to James Fell in Australian Commodities report for March 2010 from ABARE.
Study Looks at Group Size Effects in Furnished Cages for Laying Hens
The advantages of the large group size (60 hens per cage) included a greater proportion of eggs laid in the nest and more perching behaviour, and there were no effects on laying rate, feed intake or dust bathing behaviour, according to M. Guinebretiere in a paper presented at the European Symposium on Poultry Welfare last year. The provision of litter in the form of feed seemed to improve the use of the pecking and scratching area.
A Natural Alternative to Antibiotics in Animal Feed
Binding molecules from seaweed extracts within the molecular layers of natural clays makes the clay ten times more efficient at adsorbing the harmful fungal toxins which are commonly found in animal feed. The resulting new hybrid product has a huge potential market worldwide as a completely natural, effective alternative to the formerly-used antibiotics, which are now prohibited from this use in the European Union.
Cobb to Exhibit at EuroTier 2010 in Hanover
HANOVER, GERMANY - The Cobb breed will be represented at all the major European shows this year, with Cobb Germany confirming its presence at the EuroTier 2010 exhibition in Hanover from 16-19 November.
Merial To Merge With Intervet/Schering-Plough
GLOBAL - A global leader in animal health will be created as Merial announces it will merge with Intervet/Schering-Plough.
Big Dutchman Signs up for VietStock Expo
VIET NAM - Livestock equipment company, Big Dutchman, has confirmed its participation at VietStock '10 Expo && Forum as 'Anchor Exhibitor'.
Valuable Tips for Successful Broiler Management
IRAN - Broiler production in Iran has developed very fast in the last two decades to become the most important sector in animal production. To provide poultry manager with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art equipment Mr Sahvani from the renowned company Fara Gostar Disinfection Co. and the agricultural ministry of Hamedan recently organised a seminar in Hamedan, 300 kilometres south-west of Tehran.
Online Matchmaking with Suppliers from VNU
NETHERLANDS - With the launch of Animal Protein.net, VNU Exhibitions has introduced online match-making for the worldwide markets for animal production and processing.
Meriden Enhances its Product Portfolio
UK - Fusion is the next generation of toxin binder that also has great antifungal, ammonia binding properties and is an anti-caking agent.
» BIRD FLU: Denmark Detects LPAI
» Latin Feed Leaders to Meet at Cancun Congress
» Very Virulent IBD Virus from California Characterised
» AMI President Supports Policy to Increase Ag Exports
» Tyson Donates $250,000 to Haiti Disaster Relief
» CME: Fate of US Chicken Exports Remains Unknown
» Weekly Outlook: Value of US Dollar and Corn Prices
» Ag Secretary Outlines Strategy to Increase Exports
» International Egg and Poultry Review: US
» Two-Thirds of Broiler Chickens Contaminated
» Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
» PSA: Poor Harvest Year May Have Altered Corn Quality
» TURKEY CONFERENCE: Strong Scientific Programme Ahead
» Packed Programme Ahead for WPSA-UK Branch Meeting
» Prestigious Award for Flockman
» Encouraging a Career in the Poultry Industry
» New Research Finds Eggs are a ‘Superfood’
» FSA Offers Guidance on Feed Hygiene Regulations
» Half Male and Half Female Chicken Puzzle Solved
» Global Food Security Programme Launched
» Fruit Extracts Cut Campy Counts on Chicken
» More Low-Path Bird Flu Found in Taiwan
» Japan Urged to Revoke Ban on Fresh Thai Imports
» Canadian Government Invests In Organic Sector
» Programme Proposed to Insure Cost of Production
» Morocco Tenders 7,000 MT of US Sorghum
» Food Safety Reforms Proposed
» Veterinarians Stop Use of Cephalosporins in Poultry
» Low-Path Bird Flu Detected in Denmark
» Dry Spell Causes Chicken, Pork Prices to Rise
» Kerala Seeks Help in Egg and Meat Production
» Heat Eliminates Campylobacter in Processed Eggs
That's all for this week!