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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 18 November 2010

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Editorial – Trade Tension Rises and Human Bird Flu Case in HK

In a further intensification of the tension over international poultry meat trade, Russia has slashed its import quota for poultry meat in 2011 by one-third compared to this year. The move has reportedly been made to boost local production.

The European Poultry Club hosted a panel discussion on the outlook for the poultry and egg markets in Russia, China and the 27 countries of the EU on the eve of EuroTier 2010, Europe's major trade show in Hanover, Germany, this week.

Moderator, Gordon Butland warned that a doubling of food production in 20 years – needed to meet the demand of a growing world population – requires careful management to prevent oversupply and a subsequent collapse of the markets. He also warned of that there would be more trade disputes in future. Finally, he stressed the importance of innovations to increase the efficiency of poultry production.

A new suspected case of H5N1 has been reported in Hong Kong, prompting the authorities to step up precautions in hospitals and officials to carry out more random tests on imported poultry. The patient, a woman, remains in intensive care after catching the virus following a trip to the mainland.

And finally, proposed new regulations from the USDA will cost the broiler chicken industry more than $1 billion over five years in reduced efficiency, higher costs for feed and housing, and increased administrative expenses, according to a study by the National Chicken Council. The rules proposed by USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) would force changes in the relationship between the nation's chicken companies and their broiler growers.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Parasite Management for Natural and Organic Poultry: Blackhead in Turkeys - Part 2
The second part of a two-part series covers the prevention and managment of blackhead disease. By Terrell Spencer, agriculture specialist with National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and published by the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, ATTRA.
Influence of European and US Lighting Programmes on Broiler Performance
The photoperiod and intensity differences reported in this Auburn University study could impact breast meat yield to the tune of $1.3 million per year to an average US broiler complex.
Regulatory Aspects of Biotech Vaccines
An overview of the regulation of vaccines produced by biotechnology by Dr Jean de Foucauld of Ceva Hungary, speaking at the Vector Vaccines Symposium organised by Ceva Santé Animale in San Diego in October.
Feed Outlook - November 2010
Lower yields have reduced the US corn crop but it is still predicted to be the third largest ever, according to Allen Baker, Edward Allen, Heather Lutman and Yonas Hamda in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
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* Company News

Russian Hubbard Distributor Meets in Tunisia
RUSSIA - Baltisa, the Russian Hubbard distributor, held its annual customer seminar in Tunisia.
Sun Rises for Ross Asian Association
JAPAN - The 7th Ross Asian Association (RAA) Meeting recently took place in Kyoto, one of the oldest and most historical cities in Japan.
Tyson Foods, Cobb-Vantress Make $150K Donation
US - Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress have made a gift of $150,000 to John Brown University towards the construction of the Bill George Arena at Siloam Springs, Arkansas, US.
Modern Equipment for Layer Management in Aviaries
GERMANY - Three internal Open Days in North Western Germany recently caused great interest in the region and beyond.
Grimaud STAR Duck Breed Now Present in Australia
AUSTRALIA - After a long period of study and preparation, Grimaud Freres Selection is pleased to announce the placement of the Grand-Parent Stock STAR 53 ducks in Pepe’s Ducks operation, located close to Sydney in Australia.
Pfizer, Easter Bush Form Strategic Alliance
UK - The new five-year strategic alliance between Pfizer Animal Health and the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC) is part of a broader partnership platform to advance excellence in veterinary research and education.
VIV China Back to Biennial Frequency
CHINA - VIV China is to return to biennial frequency, with the next event planned for 2012.
Strong Interest Already in VIV Asia 2011
ASIA - Exhibition space at VIV Asia 2011 is in high demand, say the event organisers. VIV Asia 2011 takes place on 9 to 11 March 2011 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, BITEC.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   Germany

 » EUROTIER: Record Numbers at Livestock Show
 » LPAI Infection Found on Farm in Germany
 » EUROTIER - Future for Eggs and Poultry in China, Russia and the EU

   General

 » BIRD FLU: HK Govt Steps up Bird Flu Checks
 » HKScan Acquisition of Rose Poultry Approved

   Egypt

 » Non-Tannin Sorghum Tested for Egyptian Market

   United States

 » Fewer Turkeys Means Higher Thanksgiving Prices
 » Weekly Outlook: Upward Trend in Crop Prices Stalls
 » Partnerships Help MN Lead in Turkey Production
 » Industry Groups File Comments on Environment Load
 » Corn Price Rise Will Slow, Then Decline
 » Study: GIPSA Rule Would Cost Broiler Industry $1B
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

   Nigeria

 » Illegal Poultry Imports Threaten Local Industry
 » Chicken Industry Supports 20 Million Jobs

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   United Kingdom

 » NFUS Slams Meat Inspection Cost Recovery Plans
 » New Tubes Save up to 70 Per Cent on Lighting Bill
 » Farmers Face £21m Meat Hygiene Charges
 » Major Turkey Plant Opens Ahead of Festive Season

   European Union

 » MEPs Call for Solution to Livestock Crisis
 » Acquisition of Huvepharma Cleared by EC
 » Authorisation of Two GM Maize Varieties Proposed
 » Council Rubber-Stamps Revised IPPC Directive

   Thailand

 » CPF Boosts 2011 International Investment Budget
 » Chicken Farm Fights Foul Smell Claims

   Brazil

 » Brasil Foods Posts Best Ever Operating Income
 » Marfrig Revenue Grows to BRR3.85 Billion

   Pakistan

 » Urgent Call to Upgrade Poultry Disease Lab
 » PPA Opposes Tax on Poultry Feed

   India

 » Indian Poultry Exports Down

   Namibia

 » Namib Poultry Plans $72 Million Windhoek Plant

   South Africa

 » Astral Posts 'Solid' Result for Year

   Russian Federation

 » Epizootic Situation in Russia
 » Govt Drops Ban on Frozen Chicken Sales
 » Russia Slashes Poultry Import Quota

   Australia

 » Poultry Company Collapse Investigated

   Philippines

 » Agri Growth Dips in January to September 2010

   Hungary

 » New Poultry Plant in West Hungary

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   Chile

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Chile

   China

 » Yuhe Reports Quarterly Net Income up 75 Per Cent



That's all for this week!

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