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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 08 July 2010

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Editorial - Ever More Regulation of the European Industry

From 30 June, European Union broiler producers were required to raise their meat chickens according to harmonised EU standards laid down in Council Directive 2007/43/EC. Although the latest rules provide improved conditions for the birds, the new standards have not been welcomed by one welfare campaigning group.

A director of Eurogroup for Animals commented: “This Directive does not protect meat chickens. It is a farce and only maintains what the producers already apply. For example the space required per animal is no bigger than a single sheet of A4 paper and we know that in countries outside the EU the animals get much more room per animal.”

Reflecting consumer opinion, the European Parliament has voted against cloning of food animals this week.

However, it has agreed to scrap extensions to the Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Directive, which would have severely affected small pig and poultry units.

The proposed changes were first mooted by the European Commission in 2007, and would have seen reduced thresholds for laying hens, ducks and turkeys, impacting on smaller family farms, also extending the control of the IPPC into off-site manure spreading.

Under the new regulation, the Parliament voted for the inspections for installations posing the lowest risk to occur with a maximum frequency of every three years, which should mean significant savings on the ongoing cost of permits.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Finnish Agriculture and Rural Industries 2010 - Poultry Meat
The output of chicken and turkey meat in Finland has increased significantly since the country joined the European Union, according to Jyrki Niemi and Jaana Ahlstedt of Agrifood Research Finland.
Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina
A useful guide to keeping chickens for the hobby farmer from North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. This first part covers the first steps, including selecting your birds and when to bring them home.
Japan Broiler Market Outlook 2010
The on-going recession will continue to support consumption of broiler meat especially in the home, according to Kakuyu Obara, agricultural specialist in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost
* Company News

Enriched Colony Housing System Opened
US - Big Dutchman's AVECH system, which is an enriched colony housing system, was installed and is in operation at J.S. West, Livingston, California for 150,000 hens.
DSM Poultry Tour Asia 2010
GLOBAL - DSM Poultry Tour Asia 2010, a seminar of five experts discussing the theme 'Unlimited Opportunities for the Poultry Industry Beyond 2010', was launched in Sydney, Australia, on 10 May.
FSI Invests in Groupe Grimaud
FRANCE - – The FSI has announced a €40 million investment in Groupe Grimaud to support the group's development projects.
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.
Meriden Transforms Orego-Stim Web Site
UK - Meriden Animal Health has re-launched the web site of its flagship product, Orego-Stim. The new web site layout and design makes it easier for customers to use.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Support for Prevention Expanded

   France

 » Catching, Evisceration are Key for Campy Control

   Australia

 » Alternative Methods to Control Necrotic Enteritis
 » Free-Range Egg Producers Reject Changes
 » Broilers: No Hormones, No Steroids, No Cages!
 » New Egg Farm to Boost Business in Cudal
   Denmark

 » Attempt to Identify Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens

   United States

 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - June 2010
 » Smaller Planted Corn Acreage Surprises Trade
 » Environmental Management Standards Up for Review
 » US Companies Apply for Licence to Export to Russia
 » Recent Changes Have Created 'New Normal'
 » PSA Meeting to Examine Social Sustainability
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Supply Issues
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Study: US Songbirds Carry Low-Risk Bird Flu
 » ARS Study Eyes Egg Quality and Composition
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   Brazil

 » Sadia/Perdigão Restructuring a Step Nearer
 » Tyson Looks to Expand in Brazil

   Ukraine

 » Russia Ends Ukrainian Poultry Ban

   Ireland

 » Opposing Mercosur Talks
 » IFA Accuses Lidl of Misleading Chicken Labelling
   European Union

 » New EU Rules Do Little to Protect Chickens
 » EFSA Considers Welfare of Goose Feather Collection
 » EFSA Clears Vitamin E as Feed Additive
 » Opposition to Mercosur Trade Talks
 » European Parliament Pushes for Cloning Ban

   India

 » Drop in Production Perks Up Egg Price
 » Godrej Agrovet Continues Growth Trajectory

   Bangladesh

 » Govt Intervention Needed to Stabilise Chick Price

   China

 » Using DDGS in Feed at Near-Maximum Levels
 » Wild Birds with Bird Flu Found Dead in Tibet

   Kenya

 » Kenya's Farmers Hit by High Input Prices Petersime - Incubator Innovator
   Ghana

 » Govt Urged to Give Industry More Support

   Swaziland

 » All Swazi KFC Poultry is Halal

   Japan

 » Newcastle Disease Hits Japanese Farm

   Thailand

 » Saha Farm Invests for the Future
   United Kingdom

 » Lighting Affects Salmonella in Broiler Flock
 » Training Offered on New Broiler Welfare Rules
 » Realising the Potential of Anaerobic Digestion
 » IPPC Reprieve for Small Farmers Pleases NFU
 » FSA Commissions Campylobacter Research
 » VLA: Leg Problems in Breeders Cause Losses

   Germany

 » EuroTier 2010: 1,700 Exhibitors from 46 Countries

   Bahrain

 » $26M Poultry Firm Coming Up in Bahrain

   Turkey

 » Turkey Prepares to Export to Iran



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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