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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 17 February 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - UK Farmers' Conference Hears CAP Changes Needed to Free up World Trade

The UK must get world leaders to open up markets allowing the farming sector to export more and free up world trade, wrote ThePoultrySite editor in chief, Chris Harris from the UK's National Farmers Union Conference. This was a key message from UK Agriculture Secretary, Caroline Spelman, in her address.

Ms Spelman said that the UK backed the European agriculture Commissioner for focusing on climate change and food security as major challenges to the European agriculture sector. However, she said that the commission's proposals lack foresight and fall short of what is necessary.

She said that agriculture is now coming to the front of negotiations globally and is being seen as a crucial issue in stabilising the global economy and providing food for the growing human population. For the first time, agriculture is on the agenda for the G20 countries to discuss at their next summit, she said.

Ms Spelman continued, saying the government's proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were both more credible and more deliverable than previous proposals.

Specifically responding to the concerns of the UK egg sector, she explained that the government has held discussions with the European Commission to ensure that strong measures are in place to prevent eggs and egg products being imported into the UK from countries that have not carried out improvements to layer hen farming standards.

In other news, researchers at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science have found that mild weather (over 6°C) and heavy rain increase the risk of Campylobacter in chickens. Farms using their own water sources also had a higher risk of infection, they found. This information may help to reduce the incidence of disease resulting from this hard-to-control foodborne pathogen.

Reports of new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian flu have come out of both Japan and South Korea but they are fewer in number, hopefully indicating that the worst of the epidemic has passed. There have been several reported outbreaks of Newcastle disease in the last week in countries as far apart as Mexico, Sweden, Peru and Israel.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

US Poultry Exports Weather the Storm in 2010; Egg Exports Set Records
Despite trade problems with Russia and China, the two largest markets for US chicken, total US poultry export value actually increased in 2010, according to trade statistics released last week by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture, according to the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC).
Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income 2010-2020
Market and sector income prospects elaborated on the basis of specific assumptions regarding macroeconomic conditions, the agricultural and trade policy environment, weather conditions and international market developments from the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.
US Poultry Outlook - February 2011
For 2011, moderate increases in broiler and turkey production are forecast for the first half of the year, with declining production in the second half, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Brazil - Poultry and Products - Semi-Annual Poultry Report 2011
Broiler production estimates for 2011 have been revised to a record of 12.9 million metric tons, up five per cent from the record and surpassing production in 2010, according to the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Feed Outlook - February 2011
Record-high farm prices for corn in 2010/11 are expected to ration demand over the coming months, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
HVT Newcastle Vector Vaccine Laboratory Expertise
Dr Jack K. Rosenberger, president of Aviserve LLC in the US, presented his work comparing two types of HVT Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vector vaccines administered in-ovo at the Vector Vaccines Symposium organised by Ceva Santé Animale in San Diego in October 2010.
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* Company News

Big Dutchman Founder Celebrates 100th Birthday
GERMANY - Jack DeWitt, the original 'Big Dutchman', turned 100 years old on 30 January 2011.
Innovations at VIV Asia from Big Dutchman
THAILAND - Big Dutchman will have a number of innovations on show at VIV Asia 2011, which takes place in Bangkok on 9 to 11 March.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » NFU: Feed and the Future of UK Poultry
 » NFU: Call for Tough Action on Illegal Egg Trade
 » NFU: CAP Changes to Free Up World Trade
 » RSPCA Condemns Cruelty on Duck Farm
 » UK Feed Production Up 4.6 Per Cent
 » 2 Sisters Invests in New Coated Factory
 » New European Base for MTech Systems
 » Pig & Poultry Live Will Tackle Consumer Perceptions
 » Abstract Closing Nears for Glasgow Symposium
 » VLA: Blackhead, Mycoplasmosis in Turkeys
 » VLA: Turkeys Lost from Erysipelas, Fowl Cholera
 » Revised IPPC Directive Enters into Force
 » "Play to Your Strengths," Says Kelly

   Japan

 » BIRD FLU: New Bird Flu Outbreak: 67,000 Birds Culled
 » More H5N1 Found in Japan's Wild Bird Population
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   Hungary

 » Ministry Rejects Call for Feed Intervention

   South Africa

 » Country Bird Rejects Government Accusations
 » South Africa Alleges Dumping of Poultry Meat

   Russian Federation

 » Russia & WTO: Meat Imports Still to be Resolved

   United States

 » Tyson Foods Resolves Claims
 » Retailer Announces New Welfare Codes
 » Brown Named President of National Chicken Council
 » Pilgrim's Reports Quarter's Sales up 13 Per Cent
 » New Cooling Technology Stops Salmonella in Eggs
 » Another Success for Poultry Processing en Español
 » Mixed News for Corn, Soybean Exports
 » Rising Feed Prices Hit Cagle's Quarterly Results
 » AgFeed Industries Appoints Stadler as Chairman
 » ISU Animal Industry Report Now Available Online
 » CME: Mixed Results for US Consumer Meat Demand
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Atlanta: Global Marketplace for the Poultry, Feed Industry

   General

 » Boom in Brazilian Chicken Exports to Egypt
 » Livestock Boom Risks Aggravating Animal Diseases
 » Wild Ducks in Siberia Found to Carry H5N1 Viruses
 » Animal Medicines to Play Vital Role in Food Security
 » Anti-Dumping Investigation Initiated in Mexico
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Global
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   European Union

 » EC GM Stance Should Apply to Animals

   Korea, South

 » One More Outbreak of Bird Flu in South Korea

   Netherlands

 » State Aid Sanctioned for Struggling Dutch Farmers

   Norway

 » Chickens' Campylobacter Risk Affected by Weather, Water Source

   Canada

 » Concern over Antbiotic Resistance in Retail Chicken

   Australia

 » Egg Industry Supports Action Against Fraud
 » CSIRO Joins Global Fight Against Pandemic Threats

   Mexico

 » Mexico Launches Antidumping Investigation
 » Sub-Clinical ND Found in Central Mexico
 » Mexico Ends 29-Year Freedom from Clinical ND

   Pakistan

 » National Poultry, Food Expo Announced
OVN - Good for Animals
   Israel

 » Three More ND Outbreaks in Village Flocks

   Bangladesh

 » Bangladesh Reports Six More Bird Flu Outbreaks

   Ireland

 » Ireland Scores Well on Carbon Footprint for Milk, Meat

   Nigeria

 » New Product Launched for Young Chicks

   China

 » TEQU Invests in Poultry Breeding Project

   Peru

 » Newcastle Disease Hits Peruvian Fighting Birds

   Sweden

 » Sweden Reports New ND Outbreak

   Spain

 » EC Takes Spain to Task over Animal Feed Directive
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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