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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 23 December 2010

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Thursday 23rd December 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Mixed Fortunes for the Global Poultry Industry in the Last Week of 2010

It has been a week of mixed fortunes for the world's poultry industry, with a number of wild birds found to be infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in three regions of Japan and one outbreak of the low-pathogenic disease on a poultry farm in South Korea. We can only hope that these turn out to be isolated incidents.

In the US, the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service reports that estimates for broiler output in the fourth quarter of 2010 and first quarter of 2011 have been raised. The decline in turkey production appears to have been halted and table egg production has been higher than the previous year in nine of the first 10 months of 2010.

European research institutes have published three interesting scientific studies recently. Firstly, in France, research by Anses suggests that the presence of pets and rodents, general biosecurity measures, litter storage, manure handling, feed form and drinker system appeared to impact the prevalence of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes, on egg and broiler farms. Around 30 per cent of birds in the flocks studied were found to be infected.

Second, work at Wageningen University in the Netherlands indicates that the incubation temperature of layer embryos affects their development and alters the response to an infection encountered several weeks after hatch.

And third, researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have developed genetic tests to predict an individual animal's response to medication, for which they have won a national innovation prize.

Because of the Christmas holidays, there will be no newsletter next week. The next newsletter will be sent out to you on 6 January.

We would like to send the many visitors and supporters of ThePoultrySite warmest seasonal greetings and good wishes for 2011.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Infectious Bronchitis: Control Must Match the Challenge
Effective control of infectious bronchitis requires a comprehensive knowledge of the specific field challenge – and a new diagnostic tool being developed in Europe could help achieve just that, according to a leading French poultry vet, speaking at a technical poultry symposium held last month, supported by Pfizer Poultry Health.
Rodent Control in Livestock and Poultry Facilities
This Factsheet by Brian Lang from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) explains rat and mouse behaviour as a means for better rodent control.
Get More Dietary Control with Enzymes
Corn-soybean meal diets remain to be one of the most efficient diets for poultry and are known to be highly digestible, but the possibility of improving their digestibility still exists. Supplementing such diets with an enzyme or enzyme mixture that possess a broad-spectrum range of activities may improve their digestibility further and may result in an improved performance by the animal, writes Nasser H. Odetallah, Managing Director Fermentation Products at Novus International in St Louis, US.
Improving the Effectiveness of Laying Hens for Use in Value-Added Egg Production
Dr Rob Renema and colleagues of the University of Alberta summarise their research on the enrichment of eggs with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in a report for the Poultry Industry Council of Canada.
US Poultry Outlook - December 2010
Estimates for broiler output in the fourth quarter of 2010 and first quarter of 2011 have been raised while the decline in turkey production appears to have been halted, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service. Table egg production has been higher than the previous year in nine of the first 10 months of 2010.
Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
* Company News

Aviagen SweChick on the Road in Scandinavia
SCANDINAVIA - Aviagen SweChick, Aviagen's Swedish business unit, recently held a series of broiler roadshows for customers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Overall, the events were attended by over 130 representatives from all parts of the Scandinavian broiler industry.
Health & Nutrition from Siberia to St Petersburg
RUSSIA - Aviagen's Russian customer support team recently went on the road with a series of veterinary and nutritional seminars.
French Group Visits Cobb in US
US - The potential of the Cobb700 broiler for further processed products was the focus of the French Group Glon's visit to the Cobb world headquarters in Arkansas.
Fifth Cobb Pedigree Complex Goes Ahead in US
US - Cobb is to invest $19 million in developing a new pedigree breeding complex in Tennessee.
New Hatchery for Granja Tres Arroyos
ARGENTINA - Granja Tres Arroyos has selected the Petersime BioStreamer for its new hatchery.
Pas Reform's Hatchery Automation Goes Global
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform has acquired Dutch company, LAN, a specialist in custom-made handling and transport solutions – accelerating plans for globalisation within its hatchery automation division.
Centurion Chooses Pas Reform Hatchery
US - Centurion Poultry Inc., the second largest producer of commercial egg layer chicks in the US, is to build a new 18 million capacity single-stage hatchery in the state of Iowa, with hatchery technologies from Pas Reform in the Netherlands.
Pas Reform Expands in Indonesia
INDONESIA - Pas Reform has further bolstered its sales force in the Asia-Pacific region, with the appointment of a new Sales Director and the opening of a fourth sales and service office.
Big Dutchman to Open Indian Subsidiary
INDIA - Next year, Big Dutchman plans to set up a subsidiary in India.
Grimaud Held 2nd Asia Seminar in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Grimaud held a second successful Asia Seminar near Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month.
VIV Asia 2011 Focuses on Technology
THAILAND - Technology will be a highlight at VIV Asia 2011 which will take place during on 9 to 11 March 2011 at BITEC, Bangkok.
Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Japanese Farms Checked after Bird Flu Found in Wild Crane
 » China Focuses on Raising Veterinary Standards
 » Ukraine Lifts Ban on Poultry Imports from Brazil
 » Urgency to Ratify FTA Highlighted at USGC Trip

   United States

 » USDA Grants: Environmental Quality, Energy Efficiency
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » CDC: 1 in 6 Sick from Foodborne Illnesses Each Year
 » Antimicrobial Use in US Livestock, Poultry 'Massive'
 » American Humane Appoints Croney to Committee
 » Mississippi Poultry Remains a Success
 » Jackson Appointed President, CEO of JBS
 » NCC Welcomes Call for GIPSA Rule Analysis
 » Townsends Files for Bankruptcy
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - November 2010
 » CME: Animal Welfare in the Media & Meat Demand
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Egg Producers Reject Higher AEB Assessment
 » USPoultry Supports 2010 National 4-H Conference

   Russian Federation

 » Broiler Farm Bankrupt – Birds Slaughtered
 » Frozen Meat Ban to Give Boost to Domestic Industry

   United Kingdom

 » FAWC Raises Concerns over Hens' Bone Health
 » FSA, Poultry Industry Target Campylobacter
 » Meat Industry Opposes FSA Cost-Recovery Plan

 » Reduced Tariffs on DDGS Spell Opportunity for US

   European Union

 » EFSA: No Extra Authorisation for Additives in Water
 » Parliament Demands Action on Battery Cages
 » Fearfulness Not Correlated with Feather Pecking


 » BfR Urges Restraint in Antibiotic Use


 » Incubation and Fertility Research Group Meeting 2011
 » Incubation Temperature Impacts Pullet Immunity
 » Wageningen Compares Turkey, Chicken Genomes


 » 9th Asian Pacific Poultry Conference 2011


 » Third Mediterranean Summit to be Held in 2012


 » First National Symposium for WPSA Algerian Branch Cevac Transume IBD

 » Loss at CFI Poultry Blamed on Cheap Imports


 » Vaarst Appointed to Animal Ethics Council
 » Aarhus Wins Prize for Genetic Pre-Medication Tests


 » Soy Duty Cut Ahead to Reduce Food Prices
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Thailand
 » GFPT Nichirei Opens New Processing Plant
 » Thai Exports Forecast to Rise 12 Per Cent in 2011

   South Africa

 » Processor Defends Chicken Reworking Procedures


 » Training, Technology Welcomed by Small Producers


 » Concern over Decline of Ghana's Smallholder Poultry

   Korea, South

 » Low-Path Bird Flu at South Korean Farm


 » Baiada to Expand Hatchery Capacity


 » Japan Reports HPAI in Wild Birds at Zoo
 » Japan Reports HPAI in Another Wild Bird
 » Wild Crane Found Infected with HPAI Virus


 » French Study Looks at Listeria Prevalence on Farms

   New Zealand

 » Egg Producers Agree to Continue Levy
 » Over-Supply Puts Pressure on Egg Prices


 » Organic Producer Considers Setting up Poultry Club


 » Egg Exports Down by 28 Per Cent DSM Vitamin News

That's all for this week!

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