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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 19 May 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Growth in US Poultry Meat Production Continues

Output in the US of chicken and turkey meat are expected to be 2.0 and 1.5 per cent, respectively, higher than last year, while table egg production will decline slightly, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.

Broiler production is expected to increase about two per cent in 2012, after an increase of 1.4 per cent in 2011. With expected economic conditions gradually improving, a forecast of continued high feed costs, and strong beef and pork prices, broiler integrators are expected to have an incentive to expand production.

Turkey production in 2012 is also expected to be higher, up 1.5 per cent. This is the second consecutive year of production increases after declines in 2009 and 2010.

Egg production is expected to be mixed in 2012, with table egg production declining slightly and hatching egg production higher.

In Ukraine, the President has announced that only quality poultry will be on the market by the end of this year, and that the industry should adopt EU standards of production to enable exports there in future.

Turning to technical matter and welfare, it appears that beak trimming may be beneficial for the long-term welfare of laying hens.

Despite much discussion over the prospect of a ban on beak trimming layer chicks to prevent feather pecking later, Professor Classen of the University of Saskatchewan reports research that the practice is beneficial in terms of performance. There were no significant welfare implications when it is carried out correctly, he found.

And finally, on H5N1 avian influenza, Indonesia has reported the death of a child from the infection. There has been an outbreak of low-pathogenic H7 bird flu in a flock of free-range layers in Gelderland in the Netherlands; all the birds were destroyed as a precaution against further spread. Viet Nam has reported four new outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza A sub-type.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Reforms Will Bring a Greening of the CAP
Towards the end of June new proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy are expected to come out of Brussels, writes ThePoultrySite editor-in-chief, Chris Harris.
Crude Protein 'Requirement' and Maintenance of the Intestine
Low crude protein diets impair broiler performance unless consideration is given to the amino acids required for mucin production and other aspects of gut maintenance, according to Dr E.T. Moran Jr. of Auburn University in the US. He was speaking at this year's Australian Poultry Science Symposium.
Combination of UV Light and Hydrogen Peroxide Has Potential as Hatching Egg Treatment
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation combined with 1.5 per cent hydrogen peroxide reduced the aerobic plate count on broiler breeder eggshells without adversely affecting hatchability, according to recent research from Mississippi State University.
Strategies to Control Salmonella in Poultry
A high level of biosecurity (cleaning and disinfection) in poultry and food processing plants is important to avoid disease outbreaks, possible slaughter of the total flock and related profit losses, according to Vatche Sagherian for CID Lines.
Feed Outlook - May 2011
Tight markets and record prices are set to continue in 2011/12, according to Thomas Capehart and Edward Allen in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
US Poultry Outlook - May 2011
Output of chicken and turkey meat are expected to be 2.0 and 1.5 per cent, respectively, higher than last year, while table egg production will decline slightly, according to Rachel J. Johnson in the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Intestinal Health
* Company News

World-Renowned Specialists for Cobb's Seminar
HUNGARY - More than 80 Cobb customers and other key players from the Hungarian chicken meat industry came together for the two-day seminar near Inárcs, near Budapest, to hear presentations from the world renowned specialists.
Danish Project Targets Innate Disease Resistance
DENMARK - A €2.3-million project to target a 'miracle protein' that could hold the key to robust health in poultry is moving ahead at a Danish research institute with the support of Cobb.
Initiative to Help WFU Highlight Farm Zoonoses Threat
UK - Farmers and others working with livestock are being urged to pick up a free medical contact card at county shows across the UK this summer. The card helps to make GPs and farmers more aware of the threat to human health presented by the animal diseases that can also infect man.
Tulderhof Offers Installation Videos
BELGIUM - Tulderhof has prepared two video clips to show how to assemble its air inlet Flash 3300 and the cover with light trap.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   Indonesia

 » BIRD FLU: H5N1 Claims New Victim in Indonesia

   Hong Kong

 » HK Plans Import Controls on Eggs

   United States

 » Call for State Support for Alabama's Poultry Recovery
 » CDC Pamphlet Aims to Prevent Salmonella
 » CME: Commodities' Sell-Off Impacts Corn Futures
 » CME: Record Beef, Pork Prices; Chicken Prices Drop
 » Opportunities Exist for Small Processing Plants in Iowa
 » Rebound in World Grain Production Expected
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » Bid to Repeal Ethanol Subsidies Welcomed
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Genome Selection Used in Breeding Programmes
 » CME: Corn Futures Continue to Gain Ground
 » Researchers Study Sustainable Layer Housing

   Sri Lanka

 » Three Acre Farms Reports Good Quarter

   Canada

 » Beak Trimming is Best for Long-Term Hen Welfare
 » Maple Leaf Chairman Passes Away

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   General

 » DDGS Sales to Southeast Asia up 27 Per Cent

   Bangladesh

 » Three New Bird Flu Outbreaks in Dhaka

   United Kingdom

 » Crucial Feed Matters Discussed at Pig & Poultry Live
 » CAP Process May Control Salmonella in Food
 » Tasty Triumph for Essex Turkey
 » Launch of The Happy Quiche
 » NFU Backs European Approach on Antimicrobials
 » Vion UK Re-organises Poultry Processing Operations
 » NFUS Board Meets Vion in Netherlands
 » Survey Shows Potential for Better Disease Control

   Japan

 » Livestock Culling Starts Near Fukushima Plant

   Egypt

 » Egypt Expands Imports of US DDGS

   South Africa

 » Better Efficiency at Astral Brings Results

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   Philippines

 » High Costs Hit Bounty Fresh

   New Zealand

 » Intervention Measures Halved Campy Cases

   Thailand

 » CPF to Focus on India, Viet Nam, Russia & Philippines

   European Union

 » EU Celebrates Veterinary Week

   Pakistan

 » Industry for Import Ban, Not Sales Tax
 » Pakistan Resumes Poultry Exports to UAE

   Ghana

 » Farmers Call for National Maize Stock

   Ukraine

 » Ukrainian Producers Eye EU Market

   Brazil

 » Marfrig Achieves Best Ever Quarterly Revenue
 » BRF Says First Quarter 'Remarkable'

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports Four New H5N1 Outbreaks

   Denmark

 » DuPont Completes Offer for Danisco

   China

 » Slow Quarter Brought Improved Results for Yuhe
 » Breeding Unit Helps Keeps Anhui Results Buoyant
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: China

   India

 » Call for Ban on Non-therapeutic Use of Antibiotics

   Netherlands

 » H7N7 Found in Netherlands

   Israel

 » Israel Reports Two More Newcastle Disease Outbreaks

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Completes Acquisition of Mosselprom



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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