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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 15 July 2010

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Thursday 15th July 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Americas Under the Spotlight for Global Poultry Trends

This week sees the start of a new series of articles in the special section, Global Poultry Trends. Having already covered Asia, we now turn our attention to the Americas, which is the region that produces and exports more chicken than any other, according to industry-watcher, Terry Evans, writing specially for ThePoultrySite. Output this year is estimated to reach 39 million tonnes, which is almost half of the forecast global total of 82 million tonnes.

The success of the Americas in terms of poultry production may be due, at least in part, to the absence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus there. A tragic milestone was reached last week, when the World Health Organization's official total of human cases of H5N1 flu since 2003 reached 500. Of these cases, 296 have died. The actual numbers of cases and lives lost may, of course, be much higher.

In the US, Governor Schwarzenegger of California has signed a landmark egg bill into law, which will ban battery cages for laying hens in that state from January 2015.

And finally, Russia's agriculture minister has announced her country's intention to export 60 times more poultry meat in 2020 than this year. An ambitious target indeed.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas are Largest Producer and Exporter of Chicken
Continuing the Global Poultry Trends series exclusive to ThePoultrySite, we turn the spotlight on the Americas. This region is the world's largest producer and exporter of chicken, writes Terry Evans.
Finnish Agriculture and Rural Industries 2010 - Eggs
There has been a partial recovery in egg production and hen numbers since a Salmonella epidemic in layers last year but egg output in Finland has declined significantly since the country joined the European Union in 1995, according to Jyrki Niemi and Jaana Ahlstedt of Agrifood Research Finland.
Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina - 2
A useful guide to keeping chickens for the hobby farmer from North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. This second part covers feeding and housing.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - July 2010
Broiler production is forecast higher for 2010 and 2011, while turkey and egg production forecasts are unchanged from last month, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for July 2010.
US Feed Outlook - July 2010
US feed grain production in 2010 is expected to be down from last month reflecting lower planted acreage as forecast in the June 30 Acreage report, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Aviagen Opens New Hatchery in Russia
RUSSIA - Aviagen, the world’s largest poultry breeding company, has opened a new $10 million state-of-the-art hatchery in Yasnogorsk, situated in the Tula region of South West Russia.
Aviagen Holds First Ever Seminar in Belarus
BELARUS - Aviagen has held the first ever poultry production and technical seminar in the Belarus Republic.
World First: Aviagen Awarded 'Compartment' Status
SCOTLAND, UK - Aviagen has become the first poultry breeding company in the world to be officially awarded 'compartment' status by its state veterinary authority.
Feed is Key to Broiler Profitability
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - The key message of a recent Cobb seminar with Iradia is that feed is key to broiler profitability.
New Investment in UK Production Facilities
UK - Cobb Europe is investing almost £3 million in redeveloping one of its UK facilities for producing grandparent breeding stock.
Hastavuk Drives Expansion with Pas Reform
TURKEY - Hastavuk, one ofthe country's leading poultry businesses, will extend its layer hatchery operations in Sivrihisar, Eskisehir, with SmartTM technologies from Dutch supplier, Pas Reform.
New Publications from Pas Reform
NETHERLANDS - Four new publications are now available from Pas Reform, that together describe SmartProTM, Pas Reform's next generation incubator for the future-focused hatchery.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: WHO Reports Human H5N1 Cases Reach 500

   European Union

 » IFA Challenges Secretary General on Mercosur Talks
 » 2 Sisters Completes European Deal
   United Kingdom

 » New Task Force to Cut Farmers’ Red Tape
 » Time to Champion the CAP, Says NFU
 » European GM Proposals Add to Confusion
 » Researchers Discover the Chicken Came First

   Malaysia

 » Asia's First Antibiotic-Free Eggs Using Herbs

   Egypt

 » Egypt to Import Poultry Meat

   Italy

 » Growth in Italian Poultry Meat, Pig Sectors This Year
DSM Vitamin News
   United States

 » AMI Defends Importance of Meat in Diet
 » Groups Urge Immediate Action on FTAs
 » Energy Grants for Mississippi Poultry Producers
 » Tips on Keeping Birds Comfortable, Safe
 » New Salmonella Regulation Comes into Effect
 » ARS Develops Chlorine-Free Carcass Sanitiser
 » Expectations Change on Supply and Consumption
 » End to Battery Cages in California from 2015
 » AMI Comments on Foodborne Pathogen Standards
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Pew Pushes Congress to End Overuse of Antibiotics

   United Arab Emirates

 » Almarai Moves into Chicken Production

   Philippines

 » Philippines Broiler Output on Upward Trajectory

   Sierra Leone

 » Sierra Leone Carries out ND Vaccination Programme

   Turkey

 » Turkey's Poultry Exports Jump
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   China

 » Carlyle Takes Share of CP Feed Interest in China

   New Zealand

 » Legumes Support Good Broiler Growth

   Viet Nam

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Viet Nam

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Exporters Have High Ambitions

   Canada

 » New Poultry Processing Plant for Nova Scotia
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That's all for this week!

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