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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 27 May 2010

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Thursday 27th May 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Views Exchanged but What Next for the US Broiler Industry?

A week ago, the US Department of Agriculture and Department of Justice jointly held a workshop in Alabama to hear a range of views on competition issues in the poultry industry.

Led by Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and US Attorney General, Eric Holder, the workshop included panel discussions on poultry grower issues and trends in poultry production. Reports suggest that there was a lively exchange of views, including those from growers who feel at the mercy of the processors. However, as we reported last week, a study conducted on behalf of the industry organisation found that competition in the broiler chicken industry benefits farmers, poultry companies and consumers.

What will this mean for the future of the US broiler industry?

Poultry companies in the news this week are Moy Park, which has acquired Northern Ireland's O'Kane Poultry, and Cargill has announced large investments to upgrade a turkey processing plant in Waco, Texas, and a further processing plant in Russia to supply McDonald's. Both Hormel's Jennie-O Turkey Store and Sanderson Farms have reported positive results for the second quarter of the financial year.

South Korea has reported finding low-pathogenic avian influenza during routine surveillance in the south of the country.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Challenges and Opportunities for the British Poultry Sector
At the British Pig and Poultry Fair earlier this month, industry experts outlined the challenges facing the country's poultry industry and how these can be turned into opportunities, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Poultry Mite Problem Addressed at Welfare Conference
A number of papers and posters presented at last year's European Symposium on Poultry Welfare covered the emerging problem of red mites. Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite, summarises the latest findings.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - May 2010
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to April 2010.
Vencomatic - Complete Solutions in Poultry Equipment
* Company News

Hubbard Polska Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
POLAND - Hubbard Polska has celebrated its 20th anniversary with growing success and a well-attended seminar for customers.
New Ross GP Project in Poland Announced
POLAND - Aviagen EPI is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement of cooperation with BroMargo, a leading Polish private poultry integration, on a grandparent (GP) project in Poland.
Cherkizovo Group Enjoy Hatchery Training
RUSSIA - Staff from Cherkizovo Group are the latest to undergo hatchery training with Aviagen specialist, Dr Steve Tullett. Following on from the very successful workshops already carried out within Russia, Aviagen held another two-day training session, this time at Cherkizovo's Petelinskaya Hatchery and their Moscow headquarters.
Arkansas Honours Cobb-Vantress for Export Success
US - Cobb-Vantress Inc is one of four Arkansas companies honored this week in receiving the Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade at a luncheon at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock in recognition of their success in developing international markets.
Acquisition of Pfizer Assets by Lilly Cleared
EU - The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of animal health assets of Pfizer by Eli Lilly & Co.
Meriden Expands Global Technical Team
GLOBAL - Meriden Animal Health has appointed two members of its global technical sales team.
Kemin Introduces New Encapsulation Technology
US – Kemin AgriFoods introduces the MicroPEARLS brand product line of encapsulated ingredients.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

 » Cargill Invests $2.7 Million at Turkey Plant
 » Hormel Pleased with Second Quarter Results
 » Workshop Hears Reduced Salmonella Has Not Lowered Illness
 » CME: Poultry Prices Remain Subdued
 » Iowa Collaboration Improves Salmonella Detection
 » USDA, DOJ Hear about Competition Issues
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - April 2010
 » RTC Weight Slightly Higher Than Last Year
 » CME: 2010 Corn Planting Substantially Complete
 » Sanderson's Net Sales for the Quarter up 14 Per Cent
 » ARS Detects 700 Antimicrobial-Resistance Genes
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen

 » EU Project Closing on Effects of Halal Slaughter


 » Call for Specialised Research Institutes

   United Kingdom

 » Reid Has Retired from Moy Park
 » Duck Assurance Scheme Launched
 » Agreement Sought Between Growers, Processor
 » Sainsbury's Tops for Animal Welfare
 » Moy Park's Acquisition of O'Kane Welcomed

   Korea, South

 » Low-Path Bird Flu Found in South Korea

   Russian Federation

 » AgroFarm 2010: Over 200 Exhibitors from 19 Countries
 » Cargill Invests for McDonald's Chicken Products

   New Zealand

 » Jail Term, Fine and Ten-Year Ban in Cruelty Case


 » Chicken Company Accused of Excessive 'Plumping'


 » Farmers Call for Urgent Govt Support

   European Union

 » Moy Park Acquires O'Kane for €30 Million

Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
   South Africa

 » Lower Feed Prices Boost Rainbow's Revenue


 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Mercosur


 » New President for Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation


 » Competition Authority Inspects Poultry Association


 » Brazilian Chicken Export Value Increases 18 Per Cent

That's all for this week!

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