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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 8 April 2010

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Thursday 8th April 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Reducing Food-Borne Disease and Educating the Young Generation

Poultry products are often blamed – not always correctly – for food-borne diseases in humans, and many elements of the global poultry industry have invested much time and effort in improving food safety.

This week, researchers from the University of Liège in Belgium have reviewed the measures used to control Salmonella in broilers on farm. As well as general hygiene measures, they found that feed and water additives are being used effectively to reduce Salmonella in birds. They also identified in-ovo feeding as a possible future control measure.

Work done by a scientists at the ARS in the US has revealed that Enterobacteriaceae (the group of bacteria that includes Salmonella and Shigella) were found on all of the carts used to transport eggs around the processing plant at one facility, and on 80 per cent of carts at another plant. A simple measure like replacing the standard plywood shelves of these carts with a material that can be better sanitised could be good first step to reduce the risk of contamination.

From time to time, one reads with concern that our children are receiving education about food production from organisations that are not entirely supportive of the livestock industry. But this week, we can report that in Australia, requests for the Poultry CRC's Teachers' Resource Kit have been coming in so thick and fast that the CRC has had a hard time keeping up with orders. Even the publishers of some of the books included in the kit are struggling to keep up with demand. The strong demand just shows how useful the materials are, and the story they contain will not be biased against the industry. This work by Poultry CRC means that the next generation will be better prepared to make food choices.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Challenges Facing the World's Poultry Industry
Dr Paul Aho of Poultry Perspectives in the US predicts a promising future for global poultry production, even in the face of diminishing natural resources and a worsening in the economic situation. Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite, presents the highlights of his recent presentation.
Impacts of Increasing Meat Consumption
Continuing along the existing global trajectory of increasing meat and dairy consumption is likely to lead to further agricultural intensification of both crop yields and farm animal production systems plus, in the case of the ‘Western high-meat’ diet, massive land use change, according to the report, Eating the Planet from Compassion in World Farming.
Welfare of Meat-Producing Poultry
B.L. Nielsen from Aarhus University in Denmark selected stocking density, foot pad scoring and genetic of the modern broiler as the most important aspects in the welfare of meat-producing poultry at the European Symposium on Poultry Welfare in Italy last year.
US and World Agricultural Outlook 2010
Income and population growth are expected to raise per-capita meat consumption and fuel expansion in world trade, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) report 2010 US and World Agricultural Outlook.
Iowa State University - Animal Industry Report 2010
The Iowa State University (ISU) Animal Industry Report 2010 covers the research activities that relate to the animal agriculture industries - including poultry - in the state of Iowa, combining research reports from faculty associated with various departments on campus.
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* Company News

Aviagen and Ross 308 Take Flight at AMEVEA
ECUADOR - Aviagen recently spotlighted the industry's strongest poultry breeding portfolio at AMEVEA, the Poultry Specialist Veterinarian Association meeting in Quito.
Turkish Industry Senior Advisor Retires
TURKEY - Sukru Kaleli, former General Coordinator of Ross Breeders Anadolu, has announced his retirement from the poultry industry after 25 years working with Ross products. He will formally retire at the end of April.
Petersime Recruits New Agents in Italy, Kazakhstan
ITALY, KAZAKHSTAN - Petersime has appointed Gentian Malaj to represent the company in Italy, and IG Belco for Kazhakstan.
Altona Gets Smart in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - Altona Hatchery has selected Smart incubation technologies to refurbish its hatchery near Perth.
New Smart Hatchery for Belgrankorm Company
RUSSIA - In its most recent development, Belgorod Region's Belgankorm Company has joined forces with Pas Reform to open the fourth hatchery in its diverse agribusiness portfolio.
Next Generation Incubation Technology from Pas Reform
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform will unveil SmartPro for the first time at VIV Europe 2010 in Utrecht.
VIV Europe to Welcome Global Animal Industry
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe is about to open its doors for the international animal protein industry. VIV Europe 2010 takes place in Utrecht on 20 to 22 April.
Hazar Teb Tehran Exhibit Meriden Products
IRAN - Meriden was represented by their distributor Hazar Teb Tehran at the 2nd International Veterinary Poultry Congress on the 20 to February 2010 in Tehran.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: USDA Evaluates HPAI Status of Sweden, Czech Republic
Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman
   Australia

 » Poultry CRC Honours an Outstanding Career
 » Young Talent Shone Through at APSS
 » Kids' Passion for Poultry Keeps Poultry CRC Busy

   United Kingdom

 » Egg Whites May Help Crack Disease Problems
 » Welsh Poultry Sector Optimistic for Future
 » VLA Report Highlights Diseases in Free-Range Flocks
 » Bangkok Ranch Acquires Cherry Valley

   United States

 » Weekly Outlook: Different View of USDA Reports
 » Jury Rules in Favour of Broiler Growers
 » Food-Borne Bacteria Found on Egg Processing Carts
 » Ethanol Mandate Creates Chance of Corn Price Spike
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
Cevac Transume IBD
   Bulgaria

 » Wild Bird Found with Bird Flu in Bulgaria

   Korea, South

 » HK Market Re-Opens to Korean Poultry Meat

   Brazil

 » Marfrig Returned to Profit in 2009
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Brazil

   China

 » Yuhe Reports Revenue up by 31 Per Cent in 2009
   Switzerland

 » Swiss Better Match Egg Supply and Demand

   Belgium

 » Scientists Study Ways to Reduce Salmonella in Broilers

   Canada

 » New Heating System Reduces Costs

   Mexico

 » Earthquake Damages Bachoco's Egg Facilities

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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