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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 9 December 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - EU to Introduce COOL for Poultry Meat

This week, the European Council has agreed new labelling rules for poultry meat that include compulsory country of origin labelling (COOL).

The Council agreed to the introduction of COOL for several types of meat (including poultry). This will be welcomed by the poultry industries in a number of EU Member States, where labelling local products offers the opportunity for a price premium.

In the Netherlands, the meat industry has announced its intention to put into place new measures that will help it meet a target of cutting antibiotic use in meat production by a half. A new report from the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance Steering Group describes how to reduce antibiotic use by 20 per cent from 2009 to 2011. By 2013, usage would be cut by 50 per cent.

In the animal health field, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed an agreement with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in support of the standard setting process and international capacity-building activities. This will mean a strengthening of international standards and guidelines with the view to the establishment and effective implementation of adequate and appropriate national legislations covering all aspects of veterinary medicines, including registration, quality control, distribution, monitoring of quantities and final use.

Bird flu has returned to the headlines this week, including a further human death – in Egypt – bringing this year's totals to 41 cases and 21 deaths. On a positive note, the Hong Kong authorities have stepped down the flu alert level following a single case of H5N1 influenza in early November.

The Vietnamese authorities are now reporting H5N1 "across the country" and warning people with flu symptoms to seek medical advice. The recent outbreak of bird flu on one layer farm in Japan was confirmed as being caused by the H5N1 virus, as was a single outbreak of the disease in Nepal in October. The same virus was found in one wild bird in South Korea during routine surveillance this week.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Glimmer of Recovery of Australian Poultry Meat Production in 2009
The latest statistics from Australia show some improvements in the poultry meat industry in 2009. The report has been summarised by Jackie Linden for ThePoultrySite.
Vector Vaccines: an Aid in Newcastle Disease Control?
Vector vaccines have potential in the future control of Newcastle disease, according to Professor Thierry Van den Berg of CODA-CERVA in Belgium. He was speaking at the Vector Vaccines Symposium organised by Ceva Santé Animale in San Diego in October.
Lighting for Alternative Poultry Production
Energy-Efficient Lighting for the Farm from the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) provides an overview of energy-efficient lighting technology and explains how to select lighting options that are appropriate for the farm, including alternative poultry production.
Natural Variation in Egg Cholesterol Greater Than Probiotic Effect
The results of an investigation into effects of feeding bile salt hydrolase-positive Bifidobacterium strains on the cholesterol content in hen's eggs from the Poultry Industry Council of Canada (PIC). The variation between individual birds was greater than the effect of the selected probiotic bacteria in this pilot study.
Prevention is Key to Controlling Marek's Disease
Early immunisation of breeder chicks is a vital part of controlling an ever-virulent Marek's Disease, according to a Spanish veterinary expert speaking at a technical poultry symposium held last month, supported by Pfizer Poultry Health.
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* Company News

Aviagen, Moy Park Celebrate 50-Year Partnership
UK - Aviagen and Moy Park are this month celebrating one of the longest and most productive partnerships in the poultry industry having worked together for 50 years. Moy Park has successfully used Ross products over this period.
Petersime Further Expands in Russia
RUSSIA - Petersime has confirmed its commitment to its Russian customers by creating Petersime OOO.
Smart Collaboration for UKPF
KAZAKHSTAN - New collaborations continue to develop for Pas Reform in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, most recently with Ust-Kamenogorskaya Ptitse Fabrika (UKPF) in Kazakhstan.
Turkey's Erpiliç Supersizes with SmartPro
TURKEY - Turkey's expanding Erpiliç has awarded its fourth, single-stage hatchery development contract to Pas Reform, for the company's SmartPro hatchery technologies.
Pindos Cooperative Targets Growth
GREECE - Pindos Ioannina Agricultural Poultry Farming Cooperative, the largest poultry sector cooperative in Greece, has awarded the development of a new hatchery complex to Pas Reform.
Modern Technologies Attract Visitors
VIET NAM - The recently held Vietstock Expo & Conference which took place in Ho Chi Minh City proved a big success for Big Dutchman: for three days, the company’s representatives welcomed a steady flow of visitors to their booth at Viet Nam’s number one feed and livestock trade show.
Dominican Republic Launches Orego-Stim
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Orego-Stim® was recently launched in the Dominican Republic.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: WHO Reports Human H5N1 Death Toll Reaches 303
 » Indian Chickens Boost Ethiopian Poultry Industry
 » Some US Poultry Quota to Russia to Remain Unused
 » HK, South Korea Suspend Imports from Japan
 » OIE, FDA Sign Cooperation Agreement on Vet Meds
 » IEC Announces 2011 Conference Dates
 » US Ag Secretary Welcomes Trade Deal with Korea
 » General FVO Approval for Canadian Health Controls

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   Australia

 » New Guide to Flock Inspection, Post-Mortem
 » CSIRO Investigates How Farm Animals 'Feel'

   United Kingdom

 » Pig & Poultry Live 2011
 » Defra Publishes Foot Pad Dermatitis Scorecard
 » Undercooked Liver Linked to Campy Poisoning
 » Welfare Boost for Red Tractor Farms
 » EU Takes One Step Closer to Origin Labelling
 » Eggs Are Nation's Favourite Hangover Cure
 » Harper Adams Teams up with Top Egg Producer

   United States

 » Pilgrim's Pride Proposes $350 Million Offering
 » IPE Programme to Examine Chesapeake TMDL
 » USAPEEC Supports the US-Korea FTA
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Prices Looking for Direction
 » GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good for Ag Industry
 » CME: Wholesale Meat, Poultry Show Signs of Strength
 » New Vets' Oath Stresses Welfare Commitment
 » CTB Announces Passing of its Founder
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Seaboard Completes Butterball Purchase
 » Volunteers Honoured for Food Security Work
 » Two New Appointments at US Poultry & Egg Assoc

   Switzerland

 » USGC Team Promotes Sorghum, DDGS at Conference

   Jordan

 » USGC Work Brings First DDGS Sales to Jordan

   Japan

 » Japan Confirms Outbreak of HPAI

   Armenia

 » Egg Price Fall Blamed on Lack of Export Markets

   Sri Lanka

 » Newcastle Disease Challenge Grows

   India

 » Labour Shortage Makes India Look to Automation

   Canada

 » Chicken Farmers of Canada Launches New Web Site
 » Cost is Key Factor When Considering Enriched Cages

Only from Big D/utchman
   Slovenia

 » EU Authorises Support for Slovenian Farmers

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Aim to Cut Antibiotics Use by Half

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Expands Poultry Capacity
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Russia
 » Officials Seize Consignment of US Poultry Meat

   Viet Nam

 » Three More Outbreaks of HPAI Reported in Viet Nam
 » New Bird Flu Outbreaks Across Viet Nam

   Nepal

 » Nepal Reports Outbreak of HPAI in October

   Azerbaijan

 » Bird Flu Investigated in Azerbaijan

   European Union

 » Council Agrees New Labelling Rules for Meats

   Finland

 » Gene Mapping Helps Solve Egg Quality Problems

   Korea, South

 » S Korea Confirms Bird Flu in Wild Bird

   Thailand

 » Surapon Foods Opens New Chicken Plant



That's all for this week!

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