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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 01 July 2010

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Thursday 1st July 2010
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Editorial - Russia Lifts Ban on US Poultry But It's no Climb-Down

Russia has agreed to lift its ban on US poultry – which has been in place since the start of this year – over the use of chlorine for pathogen reduction, President Barack Obama said at a press conference with President Dmitry Medvedev at the end of last week.

According to US trade officials, the two sides have signed a letter to resume exports of US poultry not treated with chlorine, and included three alternative pathogen-reduction treatments (PRTs) – cetylpyridinium chloride, hydrogen peroxide and peroxyacetic acid.

US poultry industry organisations have welcomed the end of the ban although, as they say, the devil may be in the detail of the new agreement.

Also in the US, the first step may have been taken to restrict the use of antibiotic growth promoters. The USDA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance on 'the judicious use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals'. It includes a statement that the use of drugs for growth promotion 'is not in the interest of protecting and promoting the public health'. FDA says it is working on strategies to ensure that antimicrobial drugs that are important for therapeutic use in humans are used judiciously in animal agriculture.

The coming together of Brazil's poultry giants, Sadia and Perdigão, by Brasil Foods has taken a step forward as the competition authority has been recommended to accept the proposed restructuring although some limitations have been suggested.

Russia has reported finding more than 300 wilds bird dead at a lake in Tyva Republic in southern Siberia. The birds tested positive for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian flu.

And last but by no means least, we welcome Novus as a new Sponsor of ThePoultrySite this week.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Poultry Production to Move Ahead
After a year of almost stagnant production, world poultry meat output is expected to expand by 2.5 million tonnes (mt) or almost three per cent in 2010 to reach a record near 95mt, writes Terry Evans exclusively for ThePoultrySite.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - June 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 May 2010.
UK Poultry Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: January-March 2010
Highlights of the latest quarterly report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) include the first detection of IBV European QX-like strains in commercial poultry in Great Britain.
Vitamin Recommendations and Requirements for Turkeys
Dr Gilbert M. Weber of DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. in Basel, Switzerland offers practical recommendations for supplementing diets with vitamins to support the optimum health, performance and welfare of turkeys under commercial conditions.
DSM Vitamin News
* Company News

Automatic Nest Systems Catch on in S America
BRAZIL - The team of Vencomatic do Brasil recently announced a significant milestone in the sales of automatic nest systems for hatching egg collection in South America: currently, five million breeders are housed on Vencomatic's nest systems, of which approximately 3.5 million are in Brazil.
Australian Experience with Aviary Systems
AUSTRALIA - When using an aviary system, the need for well trained birds cannot be underestimated, according to Ryan Peacock, talking about his experiences to the PIX 2010 conference.
DSM Extends Feed Premix Activities
CHINA - DSM has extended its premix activities for animal nutrition in China.
VIV China to Reflect Growth Perspectives
CHINA - The 'Grand International Edition' of VIV China will be held in Beijing on 6 to 8 September 2010. The international world of suppliers and buyers active in China will come together at the NCIEC, located near the international airport.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Cambodian Project Raises H5N1 Awareness
 » Disease Control Requires Information Exchange

   United States

 » Backyard Chickens Fun Way to Enjoy Fresh Eggs
 » CME: Higher Retail Prices for Meat Expected
 » Russia Agrees to Lift Ban on US Poultry
 » US Risks Losing Export Market to Colombia
 » Three Per Cent Rise in Ready-to-Cook Weight
 » USAPEEC Elects Chairman, Executive Committee
 » FDA Seeks to Limit Growth-Promoting Drugs
 » Industry Welcomes Resumption of Trade with Russia
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - June 2010
 » Smaller Planted Corn Acreage Surprises Trade
 » Environmental Management Standards Up for Review
Hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform
   Canada

 » Weather Key to Western Canadian Crop Quality
 » New Appointments to Farm Products Council

   Ireland

 » Plight of Pig and Poultry Sectors Goes Unrecognised

   United Kingdom

 » NFU: Send a Recipe and Win a Great Prize
 » New Agreement on Animal Health Budgets
 » Eggs Make for Perfect Picnics
 » Animal Health and VLA to Merge

   Australia

 » AECL Seeks Egg Production System Definitions
 » Alternative Methods to Control Necrotic Enteritis

   Brazil

 » Poultry Processor Wins New Arab Clients
 » Sadia/Perdigão Restructuring a Step Nearer

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Reports Wild Birds with Bird Flu

   European Union

 » EU Feed Output 'Fragile', Says FEFAC
 » New Food Price Legislation Needed, Say MEPs
 » EU Ag Council Discussed GM Maize, Vet Legislation

   Nepal

 » Chitwan Poultry Group Celebrates 20 Years Success
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   Thailand

 » Breeder Shortage Pushes up Egg Prices

   India

 » Egg Branding Catches on in India

   Germany

 » New Director Appointed to PHW Board

   France

 » Catching, Evisceration are Key for Campy Control

   Denmark

 » Attempt to Identify Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens

   Ukraine

 » Russia Ends Ukrainian Poultry Ban

   Netherlands

 » Feather Pecking Linked to Serotonin Receptor

   Italy

 » Monitoring of Avian Flu Outbreaks Compared
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That's all for this week!

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