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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 7 April 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - A Week of Poultry Events

The fifth Turkey Science and Production Conference was held last week and, if the growing popularity of these annual meetings is anything to go by, there is great optimism for the future of the turkey industry.

In his welcome address, organiser Dr James Bentley announced record attendance of 222 delegates from 28 countries and representing 150 companies at this year's conference.

The meeting had no particular theme, he continued, other than to share knowledge with those who also share his passion for practical and profitable turkey production.

This week, 'Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities for Animal Science' was the theme of the joint meeting of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), BBSRC Animal Science Forum, UK branch of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and the Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work.

The two-day meeting at the University of Nottingham was billed as the UK's premier animal science conference this year and, with a new venue and strong attendance, it well matched expectations.

One of the first day's highlights was the presentation of the Hammond Memorial Lecture by Professor Sir John Beddington, the UK Government's Chief Scientific Advisor, who spoke on the topic, 'Food Security in the 21st Century' to a packed lecture theatre. In a thought-provoking presentation, he followed up on a recently published Foresight Report on Global Food and Farming Futures, in which a broad range of experts described areas that need to be covered to feed a growing world population healthily, equitably and sustainably as well as the role of agriculture in climate change.

Current food systems are failing for the point of view of sustainability, Sir John said and there is a need to develop what he called 'climate-smart' agriculture for both livestock and crop production in future.

As part of the WPSA meeting, the 28th Annual Robert Fraser Gordon Memorial Lecture was presented by Professor Marian Dawkins of the University of Oxford, who spoke on 'Commercial-Scale Assessment of Poultry Welfare', which she said was necessary for both research and auditing purposes. Using examples from her own work, she highlighted the potential benefits and pitfalls of small-scale and commercial scale trials for the assessment of animal welfare.

Professor Dawkins went on to describe an innovative solution to the monitoring of one measure of broiler welfare – that of gait score – using optical flow data from a camera system. She and her team have found the method to give a very good overall assessment of gait score of broilers on a commercial scale, inexpensively and reliably.

And looking to future events, it has been announced that the 2012 IPE trade show is to become 'IPE Week'.

Dates and times for this key event, the 2012 International Poultry Expo (IPE), will be different from previous years to allow more time for educational programmes.

The 2012 International Poultry Expo, co-located with the International Feed Expo, is moving to a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday format with the following show hours: Tuesday 24 January 2012: 12:00–17:00; Wednesday 25 January 2012: 09:00–17:00; and Thursday 26 January 2012: 09:00–15:00.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Wide Spectrum of Nutrition Research Presented at International Science Forum
Nutrition was the main theme in five sessions at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, USA, in January 2011. Jackie Linden, senior editor of ThePoultrySite, has summarised a selection of the papers to give a flavour of the variety of research work presented at the meeting.
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS – More Egg Products But Fewer Processors in Europe
Within the EU, around one-quarter of eggs are processed, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans, in the final part of his review of Europe's egg industry exclusively for ThePoultrySite. The industry is growing in both volume and product variety although mergers & acquisitions have slowed the increase in the number of companies involved in this business.
Avian Flu in US Would Cut Poultry Consumption ? But Not Much
Poultry meat consumption patterns would decrease to varying levels around the nation but not significantly overall if there were to be an outbreak of avian flu in the US, according to a consumer survey carried out by Kansas State University.
Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens
Gene expression in response to avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) infection was assessed for four genes that may be useful candidates for future research into breeding for resistance against this infection, according to Emma Balfanz and co-workers in Iowa State University's Animal Industry Report 2011.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - March 2011
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics.
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* Company News

Czech Workshops Focus on PS Management
CZECH REPUBLIC - Aviagen's central and eastern European technical team recently organised two workshops with Xavergen, one of the largest poultry producers in the Czech Republic.
Arbor Acres Seminar Focuses on Ventilation
SOUTH AFRICA - The recent Arbor Acres South Africa (AA SA) 3rd annual customer seminar, held near Johannesburg, focused on poultry house environmental control and ventilation.
Rasun Invests in Future with Ross
IRAQ - Rasun, part of the Vano Group, one of the country's premier agriculture companies and the Ross GP distributor for Iraq, has announced an agreement to extend its Grandparent (GP) production base in order to meet the growing demand for Ross 308 Parent Stock (PS) and broilers in the country.
Australian, New Zealand Seminar a Huge Success
AUSTRALIA - In an industry 'first' for the region, Aviagen Australia and New Zealand (AANZ) planned and hosted senior poultry executives from almost every company within the region at a two-day Technical Seminar, held in the Airport Hilton, Melbourne.
VIV Asia Success Hailed by Aviagen
THAILAND - Aviagen has declared the recent VIV Asia one of the best yet following a packed exhibition stand and a successful seminar programme.
CID Lines Launches New Company Logo
UK - CID LINES is proud to announce you the launch of the new company logo.
CID Lines Wins the Trends Magazine Award
BELGIUM - For the seventh time in a row, CID LINES has been awarded by Trends Magazine for being one of the 100 fastest growing companies in West-Flanders.
Investments in S–line Incubators Continues
PHILIPPINES - Less than three months after the installation of its first Petersime BioStreamer? incubators, Bounty Fresh Food has decided to replace all of its multi-stage incubators at the Tarlac broiler hatchery with BioStreamer? setters and hatchers.
Pas Reform Launches iPad Technology
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform has launched iPad technology for hatchery managers.
Pas Reform's SmartPro Debuts in Asia
THAILAND - Pas Reform has officially unveiled its internationally acclaimed SmartPro incubation systems for the first time in Asia, amidst a fast-growing order book from the region.
Egg Production on Two Levels with Modern Systems
GERMANY - The company Loher Landei GmbH, which is managed by Alfons Diekmann from Damme in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany, and his sons Thorsten and Arndt, recently inaugurated a new site for barn egg production in aviary systems: where there used to be a poultry growing facility now stand two modern poultry sheds with a total of 60,000 bird places.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: New Cases of H5N1 Flu in Egypt, Cambodia
 » AFBF Delegation in Panama, Colombia to Support FTAs
 » China Viewed as Critical Long-Term Trade Partner
 » Food Price Index Shows Decrease

Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
   United Kingdom

 » Record Attendance at Turkey Science Meeting
 » International Conference on Food Security Opens
 » New Eggs for Soldiers Will Help Support Heroes
 » Do One Good Thing, Buy One Good Egg'
 » Moy Park is Northern Ireland's Top Business
 » BSAS/WPSA 2011: Meeting Focuses on Food Security
 » Animal Health and VLA Merge to Create New Agency
 » Video Boosts 'Love Chicken' Web Site
 » Omega-Acids Could Reduce Bone Breakage in Laying Hens

   United States

 » High Commodity Prices Continue in Light of Report
 » US Egg Products Report - March 2011
 » Biodegradable Plastics from Waste Chicken Features
 » CME: Grain Futures Continue to Drive Demand
 » Weekly Outlook: Focus Remains on Corn Demand
 » New Rules for Cooked Poultry Products from Mexico
 » USDA Proposes New Requirement for Meat Products
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Washington Vets Will Not Support Hen Initiative
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » 2012 IPE Show Becomes 'IPE Week'

DSM Vitamin News
   Nigeria

 » Bauchi Sees Wealth in Poultry Farming

   Fiji

 » NGO Introduces Poultry Farming to Inmates

   Morocco

 » Programmes Advance Morocco's Importing Savvy

Cevac Transume IBD
   India

 » Broiler Chicken Prices Slashed to Rs 72/kg

   China

 » China Bans Poultry Imports from Netherlands

   Philippines

 » DA Lifts Ban on German Poultry Products

Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
   Australia

 » Interests of Students and End-Users Aligned
 » Industry Internships Off to a Good Start

   United Arab Emirates

 » Chicken Supplies Down to the Bare Bones
 » Date Pits Tested as Antibiotic Replacement

   Israel

 » ND Ravaging Chicken Coops; 1.5 Million Birds Killed

   South Africa

 » Astral 'Accepts Fine' for Short-Measuring Chicken
 » Astral Foods Denies Charges

   Brazil

 » 2010 Revenue 65 Per Cent Higher, Reports Marfrig

   Canada

 » Eden Valley Buys Larsen Plant in Berwick

   Jamaica

 » Broiler Company Promotes Pork Consumption

   New Zealand

 » Affinity's Acquisition of Tegel Cleared



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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