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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 20 January 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - January 1 Deadline Confirmed for EU Battery Cage Ban

The implementation of the forthcoming ban on conventional cages for layers was confirmed yesterday at a meeting organised by the European Commission as 1 January 2012. The time frame for the implementation of the ban on the use of conventional cages was declared feasible at a meeting of major European stakeholders in Brussels. These cages will have to be phased out in the EU by 1 January 2012.

The stakeholders stressed that the circulation of eggs produced in non-compliant systems should be avoided, while they agreed that any new measures to ensure compliance will require further assessment.

The European Commission will now analyse all the options emerging from the meeting and will continue the dialogue with competent authorities and all the sectors concerned in order to ensure proper enforcement of the legislation.

South Korea is struggling to keep on top of the current disease situation as both H5N1 influenza A continues to hit poultry farms and two million pigs and cattle have been culled in the effort to control foot and mouth disease.

ThePoultryDigital Magazine - Launching January 26th 2011

And finally, next week's newsletter from ThePoultrySite will come out one day early – on Wednesday 26 January – to coincide with the launch of our brand new digital magazine, ThePoultrySite Digital Magazine, at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, USA.

Two 5M Publishing editors – Chris Wright and I – will be at the IPE and reporting for our respective web sites to keep you informed of the latest developments at this first leading poultry event of the year.

Jackie Linden



New - Poultry Signals -A Practical Guide for Bird Focused Poultry Farming

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption in Asia Grows Faster Than World Average
Annual per-capita chicken egg consumption in Asia is estimated to have risen to 9.2kg in 2010, writes Terry Evans in his analysis of egg consumption trends exclusively for ThePoultySite.
Understanding E. cecorum – an Emerging Disease in Canada
A preliminary investigation on the genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Enterococcus cecorum from diseased and healthy chickens is described by Patrick Boerlin of the Department of Pathobiology at Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in a report for the Poultry Industry Council of Canada.
Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB - 2009 - Turkeys
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 Turkeys'.
Feed Outlook - January 2011
Feed grain production for 2010/11 is estimated at 330.0 million tons, down 2.2 million from last month, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
Researchers Investigate High Interferon Response to H5N1 Infection
Scientists based in Switzerland and France have observed and explained high interferon responses during H5N1 influenza infection in chickens.
Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
* Company News

Dreyer Joins Hy-Line
US - Hy-Line International is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Dreyer as International Marketing Manager.
New Web Site to Support INNOVAX Vaccine in US
US - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has launched a new US web site to support its growing line of INNOVAX® recombinant vaccines, which help prevent infectious laryngotracheitis, Newcastle disease and Marek's disease in chickens in one dose without costly reactions.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: S Korea Confirms New Bird Flu Case
 » Campaign Launched for 250 Years of Vet Medicine

   Australia

 » Govt Offers Assistance to Farmers in Floods
 » Victoria Farmer Loses 300,000 Chickens in Flood

   United Kingdom

 » UK Feed Production Up Five Per Cent in November
 » Edinburgh Study Offers Hope for Tackling Bird Flu
 » IAH Scientist Receives Research Award
 » Support British 'Good Eggs', Urges Kendall
 » Gizzi to Front New Eggs Campaign
 » Society Must Decide on GM Technology, Says BPC
 » Revised IPPC Directive Now in Force
 » Soil Association Opposes GM Chickens

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   Brazil

 » Arabs Still Top for Brazilian Poultry Exports

   United States

 » Campaign Against Proposed Plant Continues
 » CME: Significance of Latest USDA Reports for Corn
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » Soy, Corn Prices Need to Direct Consumption, Acreage
 » Processor Seeks New Location in NC
 » Pilgrim's Pride Launches New Web Site
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Solar Installation at Perdue

   Germany

 » 900 More Farms Closed as Dioxin Bill Reaches €100M
 » Ag Minister Acts to Prevent Another Dioxin Scandal
 » Ministers Get Tough on Food Safety

DSM Vitamin News
   France

 » Beulin Leads FNSEA into 2011

   Ireland

 » International Meeting on Farm Health, Safety in Dublin

   Armenia

 » Cause of Armenia's Egg Shortage Discussed

   Trinidad and Tobago

 » Imported Chicken Threatens Local Jobs

   Slovakia

 » Slovakia Suspends Sales of German Poultry

   Czech Republic

 » Government Allays Dioxin Fears

Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
   European Union

 » COPA-COGECA Warns of EU Meat Market Share Loss
 » MEPs Call for Strong EU Farm Policy
 » EFSA Launches Consultation on Use of Nanomaterials
 » It's Official: EU Battery Cage Ban Starts January 2012

   Korea, South

 » South Korea Reports 23 New Bird Flu Outbreaks

   Denmark

 » Dioxin in Danish Foods Well Below Safety Limits

   Mexico

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Mexico

   Myanmar

 » First Case of HPAI Bird Flu in Myanmar

   Pakistan

 » Poultry Exhibition to be Held in Karachi

   Canada

 » Poultry Company Holds Public Meeting over New Plant
 » Co-op Atlantic Builds New Feed Mill

More information about Nobilis Rhino CV
   Malaysia

 » Poultry Breeders Advised to Vaccinate

   Japan

 » Wild Birds Died of Bird Flu in Japan

   Bahamas

 » Poultry Production in Bahamas Gets a Boost

   Bahrain

 » Government Pledges to Keep Meat Subsidies

   Hong Kong

 » HK Authorities' Analyses Aim to Allay Dioxin Fears



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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