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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 25 November 2010

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Thursday 25th November 2010
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Editorial - Russia Cuts Poultry Meat Import Quota – Again

Following an announcement just last week that the Russian government will cut the poultry meat import quota by one-third for next year, it now says it will reduce it further – to 50 per cent of this year's level.

The latest announcement came on 23 November from First Deputy Prime Minister, Viktor Zubkov.

He said: "We've made the decision. The beef and pork quotas will remain the same, we'll need these imports, but as for poultry quotas, they reached almost 700,000 tons last year, and we're leaving half for next year – 350,000 tons. We'll try to distribute them evenly throughout the year."

New research from Ohio State University has revealed that a number of factors impact turkey breast meat quality and that genetic selection plays an important role in determining those factors.

The scientists say that current breeding approaches in the commercial turkey industry – while successful, in many respects – have not enhanced meat quality because they focus solely on the sire line for inherited traits. Professor Dr Velleman's group has found that breast muscle quality is determined, in part, by the dam line. Commercial turkey producers should include both the sire and dam lines in the selection process as they seek to improve the overall taste qualities of turkey breast meat, she said.

And finally, the US poultry industry has been highly critical of the proposed GIPSA rule. In a clear statement, the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association said: "A massive regulation proposed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the production and marketing of poultry and livestock is unconstitutional, unsupported by any meaningful economic analysis, and is in defiance of court rulings and Congressional mandates."

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia Dominates World Duck and Goose Meat Production
In his latest article exclusively for ThePoultrySite, industry watcher, Terry Evans, explains that Asian countries lead the league tables in terms of the output of duck- and goose-meat. Compared with chicken meat, there is little international trade in these meats.
Occurrence of Green Muscle Disease in Broilers
Green muscle disease, a cause of breast tender condemnation, appeared to be linked to human disturbance of the flock towards the end of the growing period and awareness of the condition among workers reduced its occurrence in studies at Auburn University. Bird activity and lighting appeared to have no clear impact on the condition.
HVT Immunity, Interest of Using Such Virus as Vector
Dr Jagdev Sharma of Arizona State University explains why turkey herpes virus (HVT) is chosen as a vector in vector vaccines against Marek's disease. He was speaking at the Vector Vaccines Symposium organised by Ceva Santé Animale in San Diego in October 2010.
US Poultry Outlook - November 2010
For 2010, broiler meat production is forecast to be three per cent higher than last year, and it is estimated to increase a further 1.5 per cent in 2011, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service. Turkey production is expected to be steady, while egg output will be up by one per cent this year compared to 2009.
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* Company News

Arbor Acres Grand Parents Now in Algeria
ALGERIA - Aviagen is pleased to announce that parent stock (PS) customers in Algeria will now be able to source Arbor Acres stock directly from Algeria following the establishment of Arbor Acres Algérie, a grand parent (GP) distributor owned by the Kerbouche Group.
Greek Seminar Rewards Top Cobb Flock
GREECE - More than 130 people working in the poultry breeding sector in Greece and Cyprus took part in a seminar organised by Anitec in cooperation with Cobb Germany at the Hotel Du Lac at Ioannina.
Cobb Opens State-of-the-Art Tennessee Hatchery
TENNESSEE, US - The new $14 million Cobb hatchery — using the latest energy saving technology — has been officially opened at Lafayette, Tennessee, USA.
Smart Gains for Pato Branco in Brazil
BRAZIL - Avícola Pato Branco, currently celebrating 40 years in the Brazilian poultry sector, has become the latest poultry business to commission world-class Pas Reform's SmartPro single-stage technologies for its new hatchery development at Pato Branco in Paraná state.
Smart Delivery to World's Largest Poultry Breeder
RUSSIA - Pas Reform has supplied a full range of Smart technologies, consultancy, project management and training services for Aviagen's new state-of-the-art parent stock hatchery in Yasnogorsk in south-west Russia.
Pas Reform Helps Boost Belpticeprom's Growth
BELARUS - Forward-looking parent stock hatchery, Belpticeprom, has cemented an important agreement with Aviagen to become the sole distributor of Ross parent stock for the Belarusian domestic market.
Ceva Vector Vaccine Symposium Available Online
GLOBAL - The highly successful vector vaccines symposium organised by Ceva this October in San Diego, California, can now be viewed online as a web-seminar.
$25K from Pfizer Animal Health Helps Vets, Animals
US - Pfizer Animal Health has donated $25,000 through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's (AVMF) Animal Disaster Relief and Response Fund to help the many animals, producers and veterinarians affected by the recent Colorado wild fires.
Novus's Simons Receives Entrepreneurs' Award
US - Novus Internationals Thad Simons has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Distribution and Manufacturing category.
Novus Recognised with 2010 Top 50 Award
US - For the second consecutive year, Novus International has been recognised by the St Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) and RubinBrown LLP as a recipient of the 2010 Top 50 Award.
Novus Officially Opens Green Acres Farm
US - Celebrating with industry associations, political dignitaries and local neighbours, Novus International held a ribbon-cutting earlier this month for their newest facility, Green Acres Farm.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » EUROTIER - Show Moved Modern Agriculture Forward
 » EUROTIER - German Vets Consider Climate Change Impacts


 » BIRD FLU: Avian Influenza – Situation in China / Hong Kong
 » Venky's Completes Purchase of English Football Club
 » Meyn and Praxair Join on CAS Stunning
 » Investments in Agriculture Must Grow


 » Do Furnished Cages Offer Better Layer Welfare?

   United States

 » Perdue AgriBusiness Moves to Delaware
 » Cal-Maine Response to HSUS Statements
 » User Fees for Meat, Poultry Industry Recommended
 » National Poultry Improvement Plan Re-Formed
 » NFU: GIPSA Briefings; Positive Impacts for Producers
 » Machine That Injects Litter under Soil Wins Patent
 » Education Session Details Available for AMI Expo
 » Industry Highly Critical of Proposed GIPSA Rule
 » AMI Urges USDA to Withdraw Proposed GIPSA Rule
 » Record Sales, Earnings for Tyson Foods, Says CEO
 » CME: Increasing Meat Volumes in Cold Storage
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - October 2010
 » Selection of Dam Line Improves Turkey Meat Quality
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » RTC Weight up Three Per Cent from Last Year
 » CME: CPI Values for Beef, Veal, Pork, Chicken, Turkey


 » Phytase Summit Conclusions Presented in Eindhoven


 » MHP's New Plant Targets Exports

   European Union

 » EC Outlines Greener CAP after 2013

Cevac - Vector Vaccines Symposium Click Here To Join The Free Web-Seminar

 » Inflation as Maize, Soy Demand Rises

   United Kingdom

 » Farmers on Hand at BBC Good Food Show
 » New Air Cleaning Launched for Poultry Industry
 » Call for Fair Prices for Poultry Industry
 » New Guidelines for Country of Origin Labelling
 » Green Business: How Does Industry Stack Up?

   Sri Lanka

 » Newcastle Disease Suspected in Sri Lanka


 » OIE Americas Conference Concludes


 » Farmers Protest as Retailer Profits at Their Expense


 » Small Egg Producers Succeed with Branding
 » Nokia Targets Fishery, Poultry Sectors with SMS Info
 » Poultry Industry Takes to IT, Biotechnology


 » Newcastle Disease Vaccination Programme Launched

Intestinal Health

 » Danish Ministers Open Centre for Animal Welfare

   South Africa

 » Rising Feed Costs Hit Rainbow Chicken Profits

   Russian Federation

 » Govt Announces Further Cuts in Meat Import Quotas


 » Chicken, Egg Price Rises in the Pipeline


 » Bird Flu at Manitoba Turkey Breeding Operation


 » Custom Destroys Poultry Products Worth Millions

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