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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 19 August 2010

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Editorial - Does Our Future Depend on Russia?

Last week, ThePoultrySite reported that an almost immediate ban on feed grain exports from drought-hit Russia was already causing world prices of wheat and other feed ingredients to sky-rocket. And based on those fears, consumers were being warned that prices of basic foods, including poultry meat and eggs, would also soon be on the way up too.

This week, Russia is making its presence felt on world markets in the poultry meat sector. The country's aim to move towards self-sufficiency in chicken was stated by its top officials some time ago, and the ban it imposed on all US chicken meat imports from the US at beginning of this year was just Russia's first move apparently to bring poultry meat trade under control.

Already in June, the two countries' presidents agreed to re-open Russia's door to US chicken, providing it is not treated with chlorine as a carcass sanitiser. The process for Russia to approve US plants to export has taken longer than expected but at the latest count, 71 US processing factories have passed and the trade seems likely to resume soon, albeit in lower volumes than before the ban.

However, Russia appears to be taking no chances in terms of meeting domestic demand for poultry meat until it achieves self-sufficiency.

According to a local news agency, the Russian authorities are now threatening to reduce meat imports from Brazil 'if its veterinary service fails to inspect as soon as possible Brazilian plants supplying meat and poultry to Russia'. The same authority has just approved several Argentinian meat processing plants for export to Russia.

And in the latest in our series of articles Global Poultry Trends, it emerges that Russian production is likely to have a significant impact on poultry meat trade in Europe in the coming years.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - European Chicken Trade to Remain Steady to 2019
Much of the trade in chicken meat in Europe takes place between EU Member States and the total is expected to remain steady throughout this decade, writes Terry Evans in the second of a series of articles on trends in the region's broiler industry.
US Poultry Outlook Report - August 2010
Export trade is booming for livestock and poultry, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook by Rachel J. Johnson of the USDA's Economic Research Service.
US Feed Outlook - August 2010
The 2010 corn crop is forecast to be a new record, according to USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - August 2010
Global wheat supplies for 2010/11 are reduced sharply with world production lowered 15.3 million tons, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for August 2010. Forecasts for poultry meat production for the remainder of 2010 and 2011 are unchanged.
* Company News

Production Management School Draws Global Interest
US - For more than four decades, poultry production experts from academia and industry have gathered to share their insights with production managers from around the world at the annual Aviagen Production Management School.
Aviagen Turkeys Appoints Management Specialist
UK - Aviagen Turkeys is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jerome Noirault to the position of Management Specialist working in Europe as part of the service team.
Aviagen Expands Diversity of its Genetic Pool
US - Aviagen has announced its plan to purchase the 'Peterson Male' broiler breeder genetic line from Peterson Farms, Decatur, Arkansas. As part of the agreement, Aviagen will also acquire use of the Peterson brand name for broiler breeder stock.
Frangos Canção Invests in New Hatchery
BRAZIL - Frangos Canção is investing in an 83 million-eggs per year state-of-the-art hatchery from Petersime.
Meriden Appoints Director of Feed Safety
UK - Meriden Animal Health Limited has appointed Damian Moore as Director of Feed Safety.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: US, FAO Continue Joint Battle against AI
 » Growing Interest in Plastics from Feathers
 » Road-Show Fosters Sales of US DDGS

   United States

 » US Stands to Pick Up Wheat Forfeited by Russia
 » Poultry, Beef, Veg Head Food-Borne Disease Sources
 » CME: USDA Expects Largest Average Corn Yield
 » Georgia Tech Announces New Research Programme
 » Arsenic in Fields, Water Linked to Poultry Litter
 » Foodborne Agents Identified in US Outbreaks
 » Egg Recall by Wright County Egg
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Strong Demand for 2010 Crops
 » US Sees Opportunities for Sorghum, Maize
 » Poulson to Retire as Executive VP of Smithfield
 » Forecasting the Fate of Fertiliser
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Egg Recall Extended as More Report Illness
 » Camelina Meal Approved for Layers

   Pakistan

 » Agriculture Faces Huge Losses
 » Poultry Association Fined

   Philippines

 » Higher Revenue for San Miguel Food Group
 » Drought Hits Crops but Animal Production Steady

   Israel

 » Newcastle Disease Outbreak at Kibbutz Zoo

Only from Big Dutchman
   South Africa

 » AFGRI Acquires Rossgro Chickens

   Russian Federation

 » US Poultry Exports to Russia Resume
 » One More US Plant Approved for Exports to Russia
 » Russia May Now Cut Brazilian Meat Imports
 » Argentinian Plants Approved by Russia

   Ireland

 » Job Losses Feared from Change in Nitrates Directive

   Australia

 » Poultry Litter Fertiliser Kills Cattle

   Bhutan

 » FLHS Causes Loss of Half Laying Flock

   Korea, South

 » First Chilean Chicken Arrives in South Korea

   Thailand

 » CPF Boosts Overseas Business

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   Brazil

 » Brasil Foods' Q2 Sales Up to 6.3 Billion Real
 » BRF Voted Company of the Year
 » Export Jump of 37 Per Cent Boosts JBS Q2 Results
 » Marfrig Announces Net Income Surge

   United Kingdom

 » Total Feed Production 11 Per Cent Higher
 » Welfare Issues to be Debated in Autumn

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports Six Outbreaks of Bird Flu

   China

 » Yuhe Announces 34 Per Cent Jump in Q2 Sales

   Japan

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Japan

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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