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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 5 August 2010

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Thursday 5th August 2010
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Editorial - More Expensive Feed Ingredients Ahead

The impact of unfavourable weather events on crops in recent weeks has led FAO to cut its global wheat production forecast for 2010 to 651 million tonnes, from 676 million tonnes reported in June. Although FAO maintains that supplies are adequate, the shortage is likely to increase feed ingredient prices in the coming months and to squeeze producers' margins.

Although agreement was reached between the two countries in June for the resumption of US poultry exports to Russia, so-called 'technical issues' have still to be finalised and products are not yet flowing freely, it is reported.

Recent developments have re-fuelled a long-running debate in the US over the meaning on the term 'natural' as it relates to the labelling of chicken.

According to the USDA, chicken that has not been flavoured artificially or preserved with chemicals may carry the word 'natural' on the package. So chicken injected with salt, water and certain other ingredients to make the meat tastier and more tender may be promoted as 'natural' from the legal standpoint.

However, its Food Safety and Inspection Service plans to issue new proposed rules in the coming months after a number of poultry producers, politicians and health experts noted that about one-third of chicken sold in the US is injected with additives that could represent up to 15 per cent of the meat's weight, while also doubling or tripling its sodium content. It has been argued that this misleads consumers, and a growing level of obesity has focussed attention on the need to reduce salt and sodium intakes.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Conventional and Novel Feed Ingredients Presented in Belfast
One session of the WPSA UK Branch annual meeting at Queen's University in Belfast earlier this year was devoted to investigating and improving the feeding value of both conventional and newer feed ingredients, reports Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Poultry Meat in the Netherlands
Quality is an important feature of Dutch poultry meat production, according to a new report Livestock, Meat and Eggs in the Netherlands 2010 published by the Product Boards for Livestock, Meat and Eggs (PVE).
Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina - 4
This final article from a guide to keeping chickens for the hobby farmer from North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension covers poultry health issues.
* Company News

Joardar Joins Hy-Line Sales & Marketing Team
ASIA - Hy-Line International is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Dinabandhu (Dina) Joardar, as the Regional Director for Southeast Asia & Pacific Rim (excluding China) effective 1 July 2010.
Ceva to Present First Vector Vaccines Symposium
FRANCE - Ceva will present its advanced technology and encourages the sharing of worldwide experiences by organising its first vector vaccines symposium, which will take place on 6 to 8 October 2010 in San Diego, California, USA.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: WHO Reports Human H5N1 Cases Reach 503
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Global
 » Mexico Imports Canadian Chicks, Hatching Eggs Again
 » Wheat Production Forecast Cut; Supplies Adequate
 » IPC Chooses Santiago for Next Meeting


 » UNSW Organises an Odour Workshop
 » Barnett Honoured at Animal Production Conference
 » New Poultry CRC Ramps up Education, Training


 » Strategy for Food Safety, Risk Assessment Adopted


 » China Plans for Nationwide Cold-Chain


 » Marel Achieves 'Sustainable Performance'

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 » Maple Leaf Foods Shows 'Steady Improvements'

   Russian Federation

 » New Procedure for Vet Drug Imports
 » US Poultry Exports to Russia Not Flowing Freely

   European Union

 » Group to Bolster Work Improving Food Supply Chain

   Viet Nam

 » US Companies Warned about Offal Exports to VN

   United States

 » US Fights Back over EU Import Bans
 » Pilgrim's Pride Makes Progress
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - July 2010
 » International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention 2011
 » Weekly Outlook: Supply Concerns Drive Crop Prices
 » New Litter, Manure Applicator Holds Promise
 » Buyers Tour Generates Optimism for Future Exports
 » International Poultry Expo Pre-Registration Open
 » Meaning of 'Natural' Chicken Debated
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report


 » Cheap Imports Damaging Ghana's Poultry Industry


 » Egg Producer Raises Output

   United Kingdom

 » Minister Calls for More Honest Labelling
 » HSA Teams up with MVP Training on Duck Welfare
 » Next Nottingham Feed Conference in 2011
 » VION Invests in its Scottish Plants
 » Easier IPPC Application for Broiler Farms Extended
 » UK Egg Statistics - Second Quarter 2010


 » Pullorum Disease Hits Breeding Flock


 » Commission Adjourns Industry Hearing


 » Brazilian Poultry Exports Recover
 » Brazilian Soy Exports Should Grow 6.3 Per Cent


 » Govt Support Would Help Poultry Sector

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