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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 3 March 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: British MPs Investigate Implications of Cage Ban Directive

This week, the concerns of the British poultry industry were aired in Parliament as a committee of MPs met to discuss the implications of the European directive banning the use of traditional layer cages from the start of next year.

The Parliamentary committee heard evidence from The British Egg Industry Council, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), The British Retail Consortium and Noble Foods Ltd.

The Committee will consider in particular the implications of the Directive for the egg production, food processing and manufacturing sector in the UK.

It is also looking at how the European Commission plans to ensure compliance with the Directive and Defra's support for the egg and egg products industry.

The results of the findings will be published shortly.

In Australia, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) in its latest outlook report is predicting a rise in both production and consumption of poultry meat in the coming year.

ABARES is also looking forward to a general rise in agricultural exports.

The European Commission is to launch a study into the water content of poultry meat produced in the EU and to investigate whether the regulations already in existence are sufficient.

The poultry industry in New Brunswick, Canada has put out a call for the provincial government to create a new regulatory board if the company is going to survive.

However, to date the call has been rebuffed by the New Brunswick agriculture officials.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Mitigating Ammonia Emissions from High-Rise Hen Houses through Dietary Manipulation
Feeding diets containing EcoCal (at seven per cent) and distillers dried grains (DDGS; at 10 per cent) to laying hens resulted in a 39 per cent and 14 per cent overall reduction in ammonia emissions, respectively, according to a report in the Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2011. Authors were H. Xin, H. Li, R. Burns, J. Kliebenstein, M. Ibarburu, S. Roberts and K. Bregendahl.
Light Shed on Cause of Marek's Disease Outbreaks in Vaccinated Broilers
Recombination appears to have taken place between Marek's disease virus (MDV) and reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) under field conditions in Polish chicken farms, and this may account for sporadic outbreaks of disease in the country in recent years, according to new research.
US Chickens and Eggs Annual Summary 2010
By the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service - This report looks at the highlights of the US chicken and egg industry over the past year.
Label Rouge: Pasture-Based Poultry Production in France - 2
Pasture-raised poultry is increasingly popular in the United States. American farmers and small companies can benefit from studying the French Label Rouge programme, write Anne Fanatico and Holly Born, NCAT Agriculture Specialists. Started as a grassroots movement, the programme now commands 33 per cent of the French poultry market and it has helped boost incomes for small farmers. This article explains the organisation of the system.
How Poultry Litter Material Effects Salmonella Levels
A study by researchers at the Georg-August-University Göttingen found that that the choice of an appropriate litter material might be of considerable importance in order to decrease the Salmonella burden within poultry flocks.
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* Company News

Aviagen Appoints New VP of Welfare & Compliance
SCOTLAND, UK - The Aviagen Group has appointed Anne-Marie Neeteson to the position of VP of Welfare and Compliance, reporting directly to Alfons Koerhuis, Chief Technical Officer for Aviagen Group, responsible for chickens and turkeys.
New Addition to Global Head of Nutrition Services
GLOBAL - Aviagen, the leading poultry breeding company, on Monday, 28 February, announced that Dr John Halley has accepted the position of Global Head of Nutrition Services.
Eggs are Large Vitamin Pills
CZECH REPUBLIC - Nutrient density is the new buzz phrase for nutritionists: during the IEC's (International Egg Comission) conference in Prague.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   Bangladesh

 » BIRD FLU: Bangladesh Culls Bird Flu Affected Poultry
 » Many More H5N1 Outbreaks in Bangladesh
 » Poultry Owners Protest Feed, Medicine Price Hike

   Australia

 » PhD Scholarship Opportunity for Poultry Researcher
 » Inspiring Poultry’s Generation Next
 » ABARE Outlook: Ag Exports to Rise
 » ABARE Outlook: Rise in Poultry Production Expected

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   United States

 » Sanderson Farms' Q1 Loss Postpones New Plant Plan
 » Welfare Committee Briefs Capitol Hill at DC Meeting
 » RTC Weight Up Ten Per Cent from Last Year
 » US Poultry Slaughter 2009 Summary
 » CME: Pattern for Broilers; High Meat, Poultry Supplies
 » January Egg Production Up One Per Cent
 » Virginia Firm Recalls Whole Chicken Products
 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - January 2011
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - January 2011
 » Briefings on GIPSA; Positive Impacts for Producers
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Coalition against Extension of Ethanol Subsidy

   Canada

 » No Chicken Regulatory Board in Sight for NB
 » Maple Leaf Delivered Strong Q4 Earnings Growth
 » Poultry Producer Seeking New Regulator
 » Dysfunctional Poultry Industry Feeling Let Down
 » Turkey Farmers Gobble Up New Opportunities

   Japan

 » Japan Reports Four More H5N1 Outbreaks on Farms

   Saudi Arabia

 » US Sorghum Trials Beginning in Saudi Arabia

   Peru

 » Peru Resumes DDGS Imports

   General

 » Better Technology Needed to Feed the World
 » Tight Cereal Markets as Food Prices Increase Again

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Poultry Imports to Continue Sliding
 » Cherkizovo Chicken Brand Wins Gold Medal

Intestinal Health
   India

 » Hindi Edition of 'Poultry Jagat' Launched

   Jordan

 » Sinokrot Launches the NOVOgen White in Jordan

   Pakistan

 » Poultry Industry Concerned Over Privatisation

   European Union

 » Study on Water Content in Poultry Meat

   Hong Kong

 » H1N1 and Bird Flu Virus Produce Dangerous Hybrids

   United Kingdom

 » UK Attacked for Not Backing Organic
 » Reminder: Changes to By-Products Regulations
 » MPs Discuss EU Cage Ban Implications



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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