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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 12 May 2011

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Editorial - Call for Compromise over Cloned Foods in EU

This week, the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union said at a European Parliament's plenary debate that it hoped the Council and the Parliament would agree on the new draft regulation on foods from cloned animals.

The Presidency statement called the failure of the previous regulation, a 'serious collective fiasco' of EU institutions, and suggested that consequences should be drawn in a constructive way. The Hungarian Presidency supports the Commission's new draft, which is now taking shape, in order to save the temporary agreements reached in recent negotiations between the Council and the Parliament.

'Hungary fully backs the Commission's idea that cloning rules should be laid down in a special legal act,' the statement said.

According to the Presidency statement, the new regulation can only be passed if the Council and the Parliament are able to reach a compromise. 'As co-legislators the Council and the Parliament are responsible for reaching an agreement, which is satisfactory for both institutions. Making joint efforts is the only way to find a solution, which meets the needs and expectations of EU citizens,' the statement said.

The Council, which represents Member State governments, and the European Parliament, which is elected by Member State citizens, only agreed that the commercialisation of foods from cloned animals should clearly be banned. At the same time, the Parliament wanted to prohibit foods from the offspring and descendants of cloned animals, which the Council could not accept as it would have called for too complex and expensive monitoring and labelling procedures. It would also have meant a violation of the EU's international agreements.

In Canada, the producers' organisation, Egg Farmers of Canada, is sponsoring the nation's first academic Chair of Poultry Welfare. The appointment has been awarded to Dr Tina Widowski and it will be at the University of Guelph.

Another food safety issue has hit chickens sold live at markets in China. The latest scandal to be uncovered involves the feeding of a mineral powder – barium sulphate, commonly known as barite powder – to chickens to increase their weight at market.

And finally, according to a new market report, the worldwide animal feed additives market will reach US$18.7 billion in 2016.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

The Only Good Broiler Breeder Egg is a Fertilised Egg
The main goal of broiler breeder management is producing eggs but the only good broiler breeder egg is a fertilised egg, according to Dr Chris McDaniel, Professor of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University.
Feed Intake in Guinea Fowl, Laying Hens and Pheasants as Influenced by Particle Size of Pelleted Diets
Two-millimetre pellets can be fed to guinea fowl, laying hens and pheasants without compromising growth performance, according to new research.
HPAI Impact on Korea's Broiler Meat Industry
Korea's poultry industry has weathered a series of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks over the last several months with no noticeable impact on the country's broiler meat production, according to SunYoung Choi and Michael G. Francom in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - May 2011
Both broiler and turkey production for 2012 are forecast higher in the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - April 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

Hubbard Organised Technical Training
EU - At the end of March, Hubbard has organised another successful Grand Parent Stock (GP) training.
CID Lines Goes Practical!
BELGIUM - The sales people, executives and technicians at CID LINES strive to always be perfectly informed of and maintain in touch with their various products and application forms.
New Poultry Product Launched by CID Lines
BELGIUM - CID LINES announces the launch of its new product, AGROCID TONIC.
Petersime Launches New Web Site
BELGIUM - Petersime has completely renewed its web site.
DSM Acquires Unit of Romania's Leading Premixer
ROMANIA - DSM Nutritional Products has acquired the premix unit of Fatrom, the leading premix manufacturer in Romania.
Novus Expands Plant at Little Rock Port
ARKANSAS, US - Novus International has formally announced the expansion of its Little Rock manufacturing facility this week.
Meriden Continues to Grow in India
INDIA - Meriden Animal Health Ltd recently attended the India Poultry Expo in Raipur Chhattisgarh with its associate, Saife Vetmed Pvt. Ltd.
Meriden Attends Expo-Amevea
PERU - Meriden Animal Health Limited joined its distributor, Aveagro, at Expo-Amevea in Lima, Peru.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   South Africa

 » BIRD FLU: Bird Flu Found on Four More Ostrich Farms
 » Industry Warns of Poultry Price Hike Ahead
Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield

 » Equipment Company, TEXHA, is 10


 » Poultry CRC Researchers Move On
 » Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Benefit Industry


 » Feed Additive Market Estimated at $19 Billion in 2016
 » Global Food Prices Hold Steady
 » Registration Opens for IEC Marketing Meeting
 » Call for Souvenirs from World's Poultry Congresses
 » Agricultural Trade Reaches An All-Time High


 » Professor Suggests How to Cut Ammonia Emissions


 » Dvin Acquires Lusakert Poultry Farm

   United States

 » MAP and FMD Funds Drive Global DDGS Promotion
 » CME: Clear Concerns About Tight Corn Supplies
 » NCC Protests over Inaccurate 'Chicken Nuggets' Story
 » George's Completes Purchase of Tyson Foods' Plant
 » Can Corn Prices Rebound Again?
 » CME: Corn Planting Progresses
 » USPoultry Offers Donation to MSU Layer Facility
 » Tyson Sees Sales Soar
 » DOJ Sues to Block Sale of Tyson Plant
 » Committee on Animal Health Holds Public Meetings
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Corn Supply Tight Despite Projected Record Crop
 » All Whole Foods Market Chicken Now High-Welfare
DSM Vitamin News

 » Delhi's Poultry Hub on the Move


 » Producers Call for End to Imports


 » Supply Chain Agrees To Control Price Volatility
 » Global Meeting on Vet Education Celebrates 250 Years

   United Kingdom

 » FSA Holds Meetings on Meat Charges
 » Global Network to Protect Against Animal Diseases


 » GFPT Invests to Meet Demand from Japan
 » CPF Reports Strong Overseas Growth


 » Another Scandal Hits Chinese Chicken
 » China's Farm Produce Prices Dropped Last Week
Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.

 » Three New Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease

   European Union

 » First Guidelines on Nano-Technology in Feed & Food
 » Presidency Urges Compromise over Cloned Foods


 » Next Meeting of Incubation & Fertility Research Group


 » JBS Shows Sharp Growth
 » JBS Sales to Middle East & Africa Expand
 » 22nd Brazilian Poultry Congress

   Korea, South

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: South Korea


 » Canada's First Chair of Poultry Welfare Established
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