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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 13 January 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Global Poultry Industry May Wish to Start 2011 Again

The new year certainly did not get off to a good start for the poultry industry in South Korea and Germany.

The news of dioxin contamination in German poultry and pork products continues to rumble on, making waves across the world as distant countries ban imports of these foods from Germany and investigations reveal how the products may have found their way into all sorts of processed foods across the EU. While much of this may be the usual media sensationalism, the crisis has led the German government both to call for a thorough investigation and to demand the feed industry gets its house in order.

Also in the news are almost daily reports of further outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza across much of South Korea, both wild birds found dead and in poultry on farms, at the same time as the country suffers a rapidly escalating crisis with foot and mouth disease in pigs and ruminants. H5N1 bird flu has also caused the closure of one farm near Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Despite the gloom and doom, there is good news. Firstly, the poultry companies based in the Delmarva peninsula in the US reported a good year in 2010 and are looking to the future by investing and expanding in the region.

Second is a news item from Australia entitled 'UNE Poultry PhD Looks Forward to Bright Future', which tells the story of a Poultry CRC PhD student, Adam Sacranie, who has submitted his thesis on feed constituents and feeding practices in broilers and is now exploring the possibility of a post-doctoral position in Europe or Australia or pursuing a more commercially focussed opportunity in the poultry industry, possibly in Europe or Asia.

This is what the sector needs – young people who are educated, enthusiastic and committed to bringing progress and optimism to an industry that will be key to feeding the growing world population in the coming years.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Shell Egg Trade in Asia is Limited
Just one per cent of all the shell eggs produced in Asia are sold internationally and these tend to be marketed to neighbouring countries because of the difficulties in transporting shell eggs over long distances, writes Terry Evans in his latest analysis of the global egg industry exclusively for ThePoultrySite.
Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB - 2009 - Chickens
This annual publication from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency provides data on Salmonella reports from livestock species in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). This article covers the chapter entitled 'Reports of Salmonella in Chickens'.
Key Gene Identified in Marek's Disease Virus
The deletion of the Meq gene significantly decreases immunosuppression in chickens caused by pathogenic Marek's disease virus, according to newly published research from two leading Chinese institutes.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - January 2011
While US supplies of corn, wheat and soy are expected to be down this month, global supplies of wheat are up, although coarse grain supplies and soybean production globally are lower, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Novus International
* Company News

Merial Presents Solutions to Europe's Egg Industry Challenges
FRANCE - More than 80 participants from Latvia to South Africa braved the cold winter weather to attend the Merial Layer Forum for two days in November 2010 in the fine French city of Lyon. They celebrated the launch of Merial's 'Programme+ Layer' and also learnt more about the current issues challenging egg producers.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: South Korea Ups Bird Flu Alert
 » Registration is Open for IPC Spring Meeting
 » DuPont to Acquire Danisco for $6.3 Billion


 » Researchers Investigate Egg Washing
 » UNE Poultry PhD Looks Forward to Bright Future

   United States

 » Death Reported of Don Tyson
 » CME: Broiler Sector Shows No Appetite for Growth
 » Kosher Poultry Plant Closes
 » AFBF Outlines New Spirit of Ag Advocacy
 » Korean Ambassador Optimistic FTA Will be Ratified
 » Supply of Poultry, Red Meat Expected to Fall
 » AMI Calls for More Funding for Ag Research
 » Waiting for USDA Reports
 » Further Objection to Proposed Chicken Plant
 » Market Preview: Chicken, Lean Hog Futures
 » USDA, FDA Discuss Food Safety Oversight
 » Tight Supplies Characterise 2011 Livestock Outlook
 » CME: Shrinking Corn Crop Expected to Shrink Further
 » AFBF Calls for Strong Farm Safety Net, EPA Oversight
 » 2010: A Good Year for Delmarva's Chicken Industry
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Exotic Newcastle Disease Killed Wild Birds

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   European Union

 » Some Dioxin-Contaminated Eggs Were Exported to UK
 » EFSA: Welfare Risks to Animals During Transport
 » EC Clears Sanofi-Aventis's Acquisition of Genzyme


 » Farm Produce Prices Rise on Holiday Demand

   United Kingdom

 » BEIC Urges Food Companies to Buy British Eggs
 » First UK Carbon-Neutral Egg Ahead
 » OFC - EU Ag Commissioner Outlines Future of CAP
 » OFC - Science Award Launched
 » OFC - Research in Value and Viability of UK Farming
 » Update on Dioxin Contamination of Egg Products
 » NFU Cymru Poultry Conference: Speakers Announced
 » Symposium on Alternative Systems for Poultry
 » Passing of Peter Lewis
 » H1N1 Flu Found in UK Turkeys
 » Registration Open for Turkey Science Conference
 » Chief Executive Appointed to New Govt Agency


 » France Reports Another Case of ND in Pigeons

   Korea, South

 » South Korea Avoids German Pork, Poultry Imports
 » Bird Flu Hits Korean Ducks


 » Chicken, Pork Imports Jumped in 2010

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Doubles US Meat and Poultry Quota


 » A'Saffa Foods - New Identity, New Brands


 » German Minister Promises Action on Dioxins
 » Minister Urges Feed Industry to Address Dioxin Issue
 » China Halts German Pork, Egg Imports
 » EW Nutrition Acquires Agrochemica and Humavet


 » High-Path Bird Flu Returns to Bangladesh


 » IPC Returns to Rome for Spring Meeting


 » Verbeek Opens New Hatchery


 » Dioxin Levels in German Poultry 'Normal'


 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Brazil

Intestinal Health

 » Betagro Raises Capacity to Meet Export Demand


 » Qatar Expects No Poultry Product Shortages


 » Eggs Reach Retail Record

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