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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 4 November 2010

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Editorial - Russia Bans Sales of Frozen Poultry Meat

The meat industry association in Russia has warned of shortages following a government announcement that only chilled, not frozen poultry will be on sale from January 2011.

Russia will only allow sale of chilled, and not frozen poultry from next January, the head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, Gennady Onishchenko, has announced.

He added that the transition to chilled poultry was approved in March 2008, and that there are technologies of poultry chilling in inert gas, which permits storage of poultry for up to 120 days.

However, a senior official from the National Meat Association, said that the statement was unbelievable, adding that a technology for chilling poultry in inert gas does not exist, while deep freezing helps producers and sellers store meat for a longer period.

Hen housing should allow natural foraging behaviour. That is the conclusion of researchers from Scotland and Canada, who report in a recently published paper that feather pecking can be minimised by providing hens with foraging materials, dust-baths and novel objects. Spraying a bitter but harmless substance onto the hens' plumage is reported to help reduce feather pecking in experiments at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

And finally, a great deal of work has been done to study the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A virus, H5N1 with the view to controlling possible future outbreaks of bird flu. Research by FAO and its partners indicates that wild waterfowl on the eastern portion of the Central Asian Flyway may, in fact, be helping spread H5N1 HPAI into Mongolia each spring as they move across the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau to the north and east. This repeatable pattern of wild bird outbreaks at the northern end of their migration pathway each spring does not appear to be occurring in other major flyways. The work demonstrates the complexity surrounding the role of wild birds in the epidemiology of HPAI.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Use of Antimicrobial Agents and Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Food Animals, Foods and Humans in Denmark
According to the latest report, DANMAP, there was a 10 per cent increase in the consumption of antibiotics by Danish farm animals, with most of the increase accounted for by a increaeased amounts fed to pigs. For broilers, consumption of antimicrobial agents doubled between 2008 and 2009 although consumption remains at a very low level.
Welfare Aspects of Poultry Stunning
Electrical stunning resulted in some level of learned response and therefore cannot be considered to be totally benign, according to researchers, following a preliminary trial into the welfare implications of electrical stunning.
Tips to Reduce Dermatitis in Broilers
Measures to control foot pad dermatitis in broilers, both between flocks and while the flock is in the house are offered by Dr Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón, DVM, assistant professor and broiler extension specialist at the Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the Fall 2010 edition of the North Carolina Poultry Industry Joint Area Newsletter.
* Company News

Granja Planalto Officially Presents Hubbard Flex
BRAZIL - Granja Planalto officially presented the Hubbard Flex at their 8th Business Meeting last month.
Inaugural Arbor Acres Asia Association Meeting
CHINA - More than 100 Arbor Acres (AA) customers and distributors from nine different countries covering Asia and Australasia and Aviagen representatives met recently at the inaugural Arbor Acres Asia Association summit at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Macau.
Ross Middle East & Africa Association Celebrates First Decade
GLOBAL - The Ross Middle East and Africa Association (RMEAA) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. To mark the occasion, all of the Association's distributors were taken to the spiritual home of the Ross brand; Edinburgh, Scotland for a weekend of discussions, presentations and social activities.
Customers Call the Shots at Ross Anadolu Seminar
TURKEY - Ross Breeders Anadolu (RBA), Aviagen's joint venture company in Turkey, recently held a technical seminar in Antalya, Turkey.
Successful Launch of New S-Line Incubators at VIV
BELGIUM - Petersime's new S-line incubators are not only easier to control and programme but also easier to clean. In addition, they have improved temperature distribution and incorporate new energy-saving features. The VIV exhibition in Utrecht proved an ideal event for the presentation of these new models to an international public.
Pas Reform Helps Layer Output to New Heights
TURKEY - Ankara Poultry Research Institute has opened a new layer hatchery that, according to the Institutes' statistics, will meet countrywide demand for layer grand parent stock, as well as supporting Turkey's growing export business.
Grand Opening for Pas Reform's Global DC
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform celebrated the opening of its new 4,500-square metre state-of-the-art Distribution Centre (DC) at Doetinchem recently.
Novus Announces New Partnership in Africa
GLOBAL - Novus International Inc. has announced a new Novus Scholars partnership with Egerton University located near Nakuru in Kenya. The agreement, signed earlier this month, details how Novus International will assist the University in developing its local capacity as well as support the local feed industry by providing equipment and training.
New Poultry Business Platform at ILDEX India 2011
INDIA - ILDEX India 2011 is introducing a new conference and exhibition concept for India's poultry and aquaculture industry with special focus in Chennai and its vicinity. The show will offer poultry and aquaculture professionals with international business practice, both industries need to rise to the next level. ILDEX India 2011 will take place on 15 to 17 September 2011, in Chennai.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Avian Flu Research Focused on China's Qinghai Lake
 » Timing Right for US Sorghum Exports to Asia
 » US Drops Appeal over WTO Ruling
 » NFUS Attacks Commission Over Mercosur Talks
 » Hen Housing Should Allow Natural Foraging Behaviour

   United States

 » FDA Awards Grants for Food and Feed Safety
 » NIAA 2011 Annual Conference
 » USDA to Hold Webinar on Healthy Backyard Poultry
 » Animal Ag Sustainability Summit at IPE
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - October 2010
 » Domestic Livestock Rations Contain More DDGS
 » "Continued Improvement at Pilgrim's," Says CEO
 » Are Higher Corn Prices Needed?
 » New Biofilter Reduces Odour and Saves Money
 » OSU to Hold 2nd Annual Animal Welfare Symposium
 » Revised Directive on Recall of Meat, Poultry Products
 » Call for Arsenic to be Banned in Poultry Feed
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » New Proposal from Ethanol Industry Concerns AMI
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Tyson Invests in North Carolina Plant
 » CME: Feed Market to Start Focusing on Demand

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   Pakistan

 » CCP Investigates Two Parent Stock Breeders

   Philippines

 » Poultry Firm President is Entrepreneur of the Year

   Canada

 » Maple Leaf Results Hit by Rising Raw Material Costs
 » Ergot a Serious Problem in Feed This Year

   United Kingdom

 » 2 Sisters Appoints UK MD
 » Research to Help Farmers Reduce GHG Emissions
 » UK Egg Statistics - Third Quarter 2010
 » Livestock Bill is Admirable But Flawed, Says NFU

   Ireland

 » Alltech Helps Young Scientists to Succeed
 » Poultry & Eggs Tap into Consumer Needs

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   Malaysia

 » KFCH Buys Four Poultry Firms

   Taiwan

 » DDGS Feed Formulation Workshops in Taiwan

   Netherlands

 » Bitter Spray Reduces Feather Pecking

   European Union

 » No Environmental Impact of Zn, Cu Used in Nutrition
 » EU Releases Cereal Intervention Stocks
 » Too Much EU Legislation Will Hit Productivity
 » EFSA Shares Progress on Work on Emerging Risks

   India

 » New Sorghum Varieties Help Feed Indian Livestock
 » First Meat, Poultry Testing Lab Officially Opened

   Russian Federation

 » Warning of Shortages after Frozen Poultry Meat Ban

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