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ThePoultrySite Newsletter 23 June 2011

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Thursday 23rd June 2011
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Editorial – Extreme Cooling Shows Promise to Cut Food-Borne Disease from Eggs

Research at Purdue University has shown that cooling eggs after they are laid may increase their natural defences against bacteria such as Salmonella.

Once eggs are laid, their natural resistance to pathogens begins to wear down but a Purdue University scientist believes he knows how to re-arm those defences.

Kevin Keener, an associate professor of food science at Purdue University, has created a process for rapidly cooling eggs that is designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria such as Salmonella. The same cooling process would saturate the inside of an egg with carbon dioxide and alter pH levels, which he has found are connected to the activity of an enzyme called lysozyme, which defends egg whites from bacteria.

Carbon dioxide 'snow' was used to lower the eggs' temperature rapidly. Eggs are placed in a cooling chamber and carbon dioxide gas at about minus 110°F is generated. The cold gas is circulated around the eggs and forms a thin layer of ice inside the eggshell. After treatment, the ice layer melts and quickly lowers an egg's internal temperature to below 45°F. The eggshell does not crack during this process because it can resist expansion from a thin ice layer. The treatment greatly increases the level of lysozyme.

Dr Keener said Food and Drug Administration studies show that if eggs were cooled and stored at 45°F or less within 12 hours of laying, there would be an estimated 100,000 fewer salmonella illnesses from eggs in the United States each year.

Turning to bird flu, the disease has claimed the life of another Egyptian, the 12th this year.

In a research paper published recently, scientists in Egypt say their findings raise the concerns about the value of using flu vaccines in poultry owing to the development of antigenic drift in influenza epidemics. There are unofficial reports of H5N1 highly pathogenic bird flu on poultry farms in Iran and in Germany, poultry at two farms in the south of the country with links to a previously infected farm in the north have tested positive for the H7N7 virus, which causes the low-pathogenic form of the disease.

Jackie Linden

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Challenges of supplying quality turkey meat to meet global demand for food

Developments in the supply and demand for turkey meat across the world; past present and future [JL based on Hutchinson's Temperton Fellowship presentation in June 11; he works for Aviagen Turkeys)]

Food Outlook - Global Market Analysis

June 2011- FAO's forecasts for poultry meat production

Production of More Quality Turkey Poults

Improving egg production through body weight management of breeders and optimising incubation - [based on paper by Helen Wojcinski of Hybrid Turkeys at 2011 Turkey Science and Production Conference]

Dietary Fatty Acids May Help Ameliorate Heat Stress in Poultry

Paper by P. B. Cronje (consultant) presented at the Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2011

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Scope for High Inclusion of Sorghum DDGS in Broiler Chicken Diets
Xylanase may help to limit the detrimental effect of a high inclusion level of sorghum distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), especially in the starter phase of feeding, reported M.R. Barekatain (University of New England) and M. Choct (Australian Poultry CRC) to the 2011 Australian Poultry Science Symposium.
Study Examines Efficacy of ILT Recombinant Viral Vector Vaccines
For optimum efficacy, recombinant vaccines against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) must be correctly administered on days 18 or 19 of incubation, according to new research from Athens, yet the method offers less protection than traditional vaccines.
Poultry Disease Prevention Checklist
A useful checklist for poultry producers to rate their disease prevention practices and preparedness from Dr Casey W. Ritz of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia.
Establishing True Fertility in Hatching Eggs
Advice on egg candling from Marleen Boerjan of Pas Reform.
Antioxidant and Antifungal Properties of Orego-Stim
The antioxidant and antifungal properties of Orego-Stim are described in Technical Bulletin 3 from Meriden Animal Health.
US Poultry Outlook - June 2011
US broiler meat production is forecast to fall in the second half of this year, while turkey meat output is predicted to be higher in the first nine months followed by a fall in the last quarter of 2011, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Cevac Transume IBD
* Company News

Aviagen's CEE Customers Enjoy Russian Experience
RUSSIA - This year's VIV Russia exhibition provided a perfect opportunity for Aviagen to arrange a visit for 15 key customers from the Czech Republic and Hungary to enjoy the exhibition and experience first-hand the Aviagen Yasnogorsk hatchery and a customer farm.
Powell to Head Health and Welfare Programmes
US - Dr Ken Powell is to head Aviagen's Health, Biosecurity and Animal Welfare programmes in Oklahoma.
Coto Joins Cobb Tech Service Team in C. America
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - Dr Cesar Coto has joined the Cobb North America Technical Service Team, responsible for providing technical advice to customers throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
Cobb World Tech School Proves its Value
US - Forty four participants from 25 countries took part in the 12th world technical school organised by Cobb-Vantress at Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Cobb Retiree Recalls Early Days in Arkansas
US - Bobby Highfill, described as a 'role model' to many of his colleagues at Cobb-Vantress and Tyson Foods, has retired after 42 years with the two companies.
Petersime Joins European Welfare Project
BELGIUM - Petersime has joined the Bio-Business Project, a European research framework that examines the impact of industrial developments on animal welfare.
Wet Baskets Can Impair Chick Quality
THE NETHERLANDS - Chick transfers would always be made into dry baskets, says 'Tiny' Barten of Pas Reform.
New Probiotic Takes Industry Standard to Higher Level
SWITZERLAND - Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, is pleased to announce the launch of CYLACTIN® ME20, a product that sets new standards for stability in probiotic feed additives.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Bird Flu Claims Another Egyptian Victim

   Russian Federation

 » Cargill Opens New Feed Facility
 » Cherkizovo Starts Production at Kaliningrad

DSM Vitamin News

 » Mexico Considers Changes to Residue Limits

   United States

 » GIPSA Rule on Hold
 » Halal Plant Proposed in Princess Anne
 » Registration Opens for USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meeting
 » State Help for Those Affected by Allen's Bankruptcy
 » USDA Stocks and Acreage Reports
 » Mississippi Company Faces Fine over Fatality
 » Jobs to go at Cagle's Plant
 » Insect Control Essential in Livestock Production
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » USDA Chicken and Eggs Report - June 2011
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Cooling Eggs May Reduce Food-Borne Disease
 » CME: Companies Reduce Broiler Hatchery Flock
 » First Enriched Colony Layer System Installed


 » Brasil Foods Ready to Negotiate

Intestinal Health

 » CME: Low Economic Growth Will Affect Markets
 » Asia is High-Growth Market for Feed Additives
 » Higher Commodity Prices Here to Stay
 » Farm Groups Appeal to G-20 Ministers
 » FEFAC Sends Message to G-20 Ministers

   United Kingdom

 » Two out of Three Go for Bronze Turkeys
 » Bank Offers Discounted Loans to Egg Farmers
 » SAC Hatches Plan to Boost Poultry Education
 » Feeds for Smallholders Now a Mouse-Click Away
 » 2 Sisters Invests in Low-Energy Farms
 » Agriculture Put at Top G-20 Agenda
 » BEIC Papers Win Two Top Awards
 » NFU Concerned about Changes to Organic Feed Rules


 » Agency Sets out Benefits & Costs of Egg Stamping
 » AECL Issues Reminder on Food Safety

Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
   Korea, South

 » Measures Announced for Improved Disease Control


 » Saha Invests to Meet Strong Demand for Thai Chicken
 » Newcastle Disease at Root of Chicken Carcass Alert


 » Better Market Information Would Help Farmers
 » Larger, Modern Farms Contribute to Output Growth
 » Poultry Demand Grows in Visayas
 » Biomass Power for Bantayan Island, Cebu

   Sri Lanka

 » Poultry Industry Heading for Crisis?
 » Sri Lankan Poultry Industry Needs Monitoring


 » Farmers Call for Coherence in International Trade

Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield

 » Poor Quality Chicks Threaten Region's Industry
 » End to Starvation Force Molting of Laying Hens

   Saudi Arabia

 » Almarai Plans Investment in Poultry Sector


 » Dangerous Eggs Enter Bulgarian Food Market

   European Union

 » New Campaign to Stop Food from Cloned Animals


 » Mitsubishi Invests in Meat and Livestock in China
 » China to Import More US Soybeans


 » Licence Refused for New Poultry Slaughterhouses


 » Germany Reports Finding More Low-Path Bird Flu

   New Zealand

 » No Antimicrobial Resistance Fears in NZ

That's all for this week!

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