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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 15 April 2010

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Thursday 15th April 2010
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Editorial - Freeing the Way for Resumption of US Poultry Meat Exports to Russia

After almost four months of on-and-off negotiations, the dispute that brought to a halt the export of US poultry meat to Russia seems to be at an end. From 1 January this year, Russia banned the use of chlorine in its own processing plants as a carcass wash, and the ban also included imported product.

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Earlier this week, US poultry processors agreed to stop using chlorine to treat poultry in order to resume supplies to Russia.

Gennady Onishchenko, head of the Federal Consumer Protection Service, said: "We have information that US factories are intensively working to give up treating poultry with chlorine-containing sanitations," adding that poultry producers said they were ready to resume exports as soon as possible.

Also in the news this week was an announcement by the Brazilian Poultry Exporters Association (Abef) that it is to start promoting eggs exports.

Not content with leading the global league table in poultry meat exports, Abef chairman, Francisco Turra, said that the association has decided to submit a commercial promotion project to egg farmers, mainly because Brazil meets all of the requirements to become one of the world's main egg suppliers.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in the UK: 2007
The amount of antimicrobials sold per tonne of live weight of animal slaughtered for food in the UK has fallen from 80g in 2004 to 60g in 2007. This is one of the findings in Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and Animal Pathogens in the UK: 2007, which has recently been published by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and a number of other UK agencies.
Available Solutions for Mycotoxin Binding
The development of a new mycotoxin binder that adsorbs mycotoxins into highly stable neutral complexes without compromising nutrient adsorption whilst at the same time de-activating and eliminating the causative mycotoxin producing fungi organisms is reported by Matt Pearce, Dr Inga Shahin and Daniel Palcu for Meriden Animal Health.
US Feed Outlook - April 2010
Corn ending stocks for 2009/10 are projected higher this month as 1 March stocks indicated lower feed and residual use in the second quarter than forecast earlier, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - April 2010
The forecast for 2010 total US meat production is raised as higher beef and poultry production more than offset lower pork output, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for April 2010.
* Company News

Aviagen Receives 2010 NAITA Global Trade Award
US – Aviagen, Inc., the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens under the Ross, Arbor Acres and L.I.R brand names, headquartered in Huntsville, has been selected by the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) to receive its prestigious Global Trade Award for 2010.
Ross Goes on the Road in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Following the launch of the International Ross 308 in South Africa in 2009, Aviagen and the local distributor Ross Poultry Breeders (Pty) Ltd (RPB), organised a series of road shows as part of the ongoing support for Ross customers. In total eight events took place over the week of 15 March, with around 300 delegates attending.
Aviagen Hatchery Training Big Hit in Russia
RUSSIA - Aviagen recently held a two-day Hatchery Seminar at Permskaya Poultry Farm for over 30 hatchery specialists from the Prodo group, one of Russia’s largest poultry producers.
New South African Hatchery Wins Major Contract
SOUTH AFRICA - Cobb South Africa’s newest customer, Opti Chicks (Pty), is now producing 500,000 chicks per week in the Lichtenburg hatchery it opened last autumn.
Natura Aviaries Notch up 25 Million Bird Places
GERMANY On time for VIV Europe 2010, Big Dutchman can announce an impressive sales success: the company has already equipped 25 million places for laying hens with their aviaries of the Natura product family.
Hazar Teb Tehran Exhibit Meriden Products in Iran
IRAN - Meriden was represented by their distributor Hazar Teb Tehran at the 2nd International Veterinary Poultry Congress on the 20-21 February 2010 in Tehran, Iran.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Viet Nam Confirms Two Bird Flu Cases
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Africa

Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment
   United States

 » Avian Technology in Expansion Mode
 » Iowa Egg Industry Promises Investigation into Abuse
 » CME: Drop in US Broiler Output Impacts All Meats
 » $5 Million Upgrade at Tyson Plant
 » Weekly Outlook: Start for 2010 Growing Season
 » Speaker Backs Video at Livestock Operations
 » Pilgrim's Pride to Close Corporate Headquarters
 » US Poultry Takes New Route to Russia
 » CME: February US Chicken Exports Led the Way
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report


 » London Biscuits Offers Take-Over of TPC


 » Sunnymel Invests Further in NB Plant
 » Improve Monitoring of Foodborne Illnesses

   United Kingdom

 » Organic Market Expected To Grow
 » Lorries Play Part in Consumer Awareness
 » Welsh Sector Leads the Way in Free-Range Eggs
 » Fast-Track Pollution Permits for Broilers Launched
 » Pig & Poultry Fair to Feature KellyBronze Franchise
 » Lobbying on IPPC Directive Picks Up
 » Superfood Status Sends Eggs Sales Soaring


 » Brazil Likely to Triple Egg Exports
 » Marfrig Expands in Mato Grosso State


 » Call for Familiarisation With New Abattoirs

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 » Challenge to Protect Livestock Sector from Disease


 » Ag Minister Calls for 'Coherent Animal Health Policy'
 » Increased Checks on Mechanical Classification Urged


 » Discussing CAP Post 2013

   Saudi Arabia

 » Almarai Sees Poultry Paying Off in 2012

   Russian Federation

 » US Poultry Producers Agree to End Chlorine Usage

More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen

 » Transgenic Chicken for Therapeutic Use Developed

   European Union

 » Future of EU's Farming Policy Under the Spotlight


 » FAO Officially Recognises IPC

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports Two New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

That's all for this week!

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