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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 17 March 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Raising Standards to Tackle Salmonella and Campylobacter

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services has launched a new set of standards to clamp down on Salmonella and Campylobacter in young chickens and turkeys.

The standards that come into effect from July this year are hoped to cut the number of illnesses caused by Campylobacter by 5,000 a year and the number of Salmonella cases by 20,00 a year when they are fully implemented.

The stricter performance standards were compiled following a series of nationwide studies that measured the prevalence of incidence of Campylobacter and Salmonella poisoning.

At the same time in Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced it will now publish information about its compliance and enforcement activities being taken to protect the safety of the Canadian food, animal and plant supply.

The information includes food imports that have been refused entry into Canada, federally registered food establishments whose licenses have been suspended, cancelled or reinstated and notices of violations with warning and penalties, including identifying repeat offenders of animal transport regulations.

In the Netherlands, antibiotic prescriptions in Dutch livestock farming fell by 12 per cent last year, according to the veterinary medicine producer organization, FIDIN.

However, the researcher coordinator at the Central Veterinary Institute, part of Wageningen UR, Tjeerd Kimman, said that the country is still far off the 50 per cent reduction the government has called for by 2013.

The Netherlands is still the biggest user of antibiotics in livestock in Europe.

The UK agriculture department has announced that spending on animal disease prevention is to be devolved.

From 1 April, England, Scotland and Wales will get their own budgets to prevent and tackle animal diseases, and look after animal welfare.

The budgets have been shared based on historic spending and animal numbers.

Chris Harris

Intestinal Health

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Effects of Dietary Oxidation on the Quality of Broiler Breast Meat
Feeding a diet including oxidised oil increased the oxidation in blood and muscle, and the oxidative stress in live birds significantly impacted meat quality, according to research by Wangang Zhang, Shan Xiao, Eun Joo Lee and Dong U. Ahn. Their work is published in the Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2011.
Dutch Researchers Study Transmission of Salmonella in Layers
Transmission parameter estimates from small-scale experiments may be extrapolated to the field situation, according to new research from Utrecht University.
Hatching Egg Quality
Hatchability and chick data are the most important references for optimising incubation management.
Feed Outlook - March 2011
World coarse grain production and beginning stocks forecast for 2010/11 are reduced this month, lowering supply 2.5 million tons, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - February 2011
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics. It includes data to January 2011.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - March 2011
The forecasts for red meat and poultry production and prices in 2011 have been raised from a month ago, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - October to December 2010
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the fourth quarter of 2010.
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* Company News

Aviagen Launches Portuguese Language Website
US - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, launched a Portuguese version of its corporate website, to give more customers easy online access to one of the world’s most robust technical libraries on broiler breeder science, management and best practices.
Cobb Appoints Director of Biotechnology
GLOBAL - Dr Rachel Hawken, who has extensive global experience in genomic research in a range of farm animals, has been appointed director of biotechnology for Cobb.
Provita Targets Rapid Expansion in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH - Provita Group has once again commissioned leading Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform, to fuel ambitious plans for the further expansion of its hatchery operations in Bangladesh.
Paragon Commissions Expansion with Pas Reform
BANGLADESH - Paragon Group of Bangladesh has commissioned the third and final phase of its current GP Hatchery expansion with leading Dutch hatchery technology supplier Pas Reform.
Meriden Celebrated 20th Anniversary at VIV Asia
UK - Meriden Animal Health Limited enjoyed a hugely successful show at VIV Asia in Bangkok. Thailand, last week and was delighted to welcome new and existing clients to their stand.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Two New Human Cases of H5N1 in Egypt, Bangladesh
 » McDonald's Commits to Sustainable Beef, Chicken
 » CME: Overall Impact of Japanese Nuclear Situation

   United States

 » CME: Highlights of Latest WASDE Report
 » US Poultry and Livestock Fuel Rural Economies
 » Trio of Factors Pushing Food Prices Higher
 » House Passage of Veterinary Health Bill Applauded
 » New Programme Will Help Industry, Improve Welfare
 » Corn, Soybean Prices – Mission Accomplished?
 » APHIS Invites Comments on Live Virus Vaccine
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » New Standards for Reducing Foodborne Pathogens
 » New Programme Aims to Help Poultry Industry
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Groups Hail Appeals Court Decision on Permits
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   Sri Lanka

 » Imported Maize for Poultry Farmers

   Philippines

 » Tainted Chicken Meat Seized in Pasay City

   Azerbaijan

 » Prices of Eggs Go Down in Azerbaijan

   India

 » Egg Prices Cut by 10 Paise to Boost Offtake
 » Unidentified Disease Kills Poultry in Orissa
 » Andhra Pradesh Retains Top Spot in Egg Production
 » India Seeking to Grow Poultry Exports

   Jamaica

 » Jamaica Broilers Profits Up 11 Per Cent in Q3

   United Kingdom

 » Producer Survey: Geese Benefited from Harsh Winter
 » UK Feed Production 4.4 Per Cent Lower in January
 » Animal Health, Welfare Budgets Devolved
 » Scottish Census Reveals Increase in Livestock
 » Study Shows Hens Empathise with Other Birds
 » Beddington, Dawkins to Address WPSA UK Meeting
 » Natural Mutation Helps Chicken's Heat Tolerance

   Japan

 » Japan Earthquake Could Impact Grain Trade
 » Surveillance Reveals Three More H5N1 Outbreaks
 » Bird Flu Outbreaks in Shimane and Aomori Regions

   China

 » New Arrangements for Veterinary Drug Control
 » Top Agribusiness Group Seeks to Expand Further
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   Namibia

 » Namibia Sets Up First Broiler Integration

   Pakistan

 » High Costs Force Poultry Producers to Raise Prices
 » Poultry & Food Expo Scheduled for September

   Belgium

 » Elanco Makes Offer for Janssen's AH Business

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Cut Antibiotic Use But Still Way off Target

   Canada

 » Care Conference Aims to Set Welfare Template
 » More Transparency on Food Safety Enforcement

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo's New Poultry Farm Opens

   United Arab Emirates

 » Chicken Demand Exceeds Supply in UAE

   Armenia

 » Govt Alleges 'Unfair Business' by Egg Firm

   Romania

 » FVO Evaluates Romania's Salmonella Programme

   Thailand

 » Net Profit Growth of 33 Per Cent for CPF

   Argentina

 » Poultry Sector Growth Important, Says President

   Norway

 » Supermarket Chain Acquires Poultry Supplier

   Israel

 » Committee to Vote on Poultry Farm Reform

   South Africa

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: South Africa

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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