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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 21 July 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial – Crucial Time for Future Feed Prices

Growing demand for corn to use in biofuels and for soybeans to help feed a booming Chinese economy are among key forces driving commodity prices higher this year, according to a report by three Purdue University agricultural economists.

The authors, Phil Abbott, Chris Hurt and Wally Tyner, add that the weak US dollar, high oil prices, declining grain supplies and poor harvests in 2010 also contributed and they predict that high prices will continue beyond the 2011 crop year.

This month is the crucial time for the US corn crop. Darrel Good, Agricultural Economist at the University of Illinois, points out that among all the factors that affect crop yield, temperature and rainfall during July are the most important. Weather conditions in July and earlier this year have been far from ideal in many areas, he added.

Pioneering research on food poisoning at Aberystwyth University in Wales may revolutionise food safety.

Work at the university's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) aims to use a natural additive to poultry feed to make any contamination on chicken carcasses glow a bright ultra-violet fluorescent colour.

Dr Michael Lee of IBERS said the aim was to create a gold standard system for screening carcasses at abattoirs and to develop commercial solutions to benefit food industry.

The feed additive is a water-soluble chlorophyll-based marker approved by the Food Standards Agency, which would be fed to poultry before they are killed. When screened in abattoirs using fluorescent imaging, the markers would show up and identify any contamination, thus reducing both the risk of food poisoning and food wastage.

And finally, turning to bird flu, China's Ministry of Agriculture has announced that greater efforts will be made to prevent and control the disease. In Viet Nam, it has been reported in the last week that H5N1 bird flu has re-emerged in Quang Tri province at a duck farm and a communal poultry flock was hit in the north of the country. Two people were taken to hospital under suspicion of infection.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Egg Quality Preserved After Exposure to Crack Detection Technology
US - Egg quality is preserved after exposure to egg crack detection technology, according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
US Poultry Outlook - July 2011
Drought continues to drive US cattle sales, while pig meat exports are expected to continue to be strong and broiler meat production continues to rise, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Modernising or Expanding a Hatchery
General tips on planning from Sander Koster of Pas Reform.
Orego-Stim for the Broiler Withdrawal Feed Period
The use of Orego-StimĀ® during the withdrawal feed period has been proven to be effective in the control and prevention of gastrointestinal tract diseases such as coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis, according to Meriden Animal Health in its Technical Bulletin no. 8.
Feed Outlook - July 2011
Higher stocks and production have boosted the feed grain supply, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
More on Arbor Acres, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Besnier Promoted Business Director at Hubbard
FRANCE - Hubbard SAS is pleased to announce that since April 2011, Bruno Besnier has been promoted to Business Director and has become a member of the Global Management Team.
Jensen Elected ACPV President
US - Aviagen's Dr Eric Jensen has been elected President of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV).
Merck Breaks Ground for Vaccine Plant Expansion
NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, has announced that it has embarked on the expansion of a vaccine manufacturing unit at its Biosciences Center Boxmeer campus.
Novus Supports PSA Foundation Legacy Project
US - Novus International has announced a challenge grant to support the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Foundation's Legacy Project.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Bird Flu Re-emerges in Quang Tri Province; China Steps up Bird Flu Controls
 » Registration is Open for IPC Meeting
 » Harim Seeks to Acquire Allen Family Foods
 » New Fund for Livestock Biodiversity Management

   Australia

 » Farmers Condemn Attack on GM Research Crop

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   United States

 » Web Site Seeks to End Corn-Ethanol's Federal Support
 » AFBF Outlines Steps to Ease Regulatory Nightmare
 » Meat and Poultry Industry Fundamentals Diverge
 » CME: Ethanol Producers' Corn Usage to Rise
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » Pilgrim's Pride Cited over Combustible Dust
 » Legal Costs Mount in Battle against Poultry Plant
 » Is the Corn Crop at Risk?
 » Environmental Rules Drawn up for Idaho Farmers
 » More Jobs Lost at Bankrupt Poultry Processor
 » Purdue Report: Causes of High Commodity Prices
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   China

 » Delegation Spends Time Understanding DDGS Sector
 » Poultry Prices Rise Slightly
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: China

   Canada

 » Processor Needs to Invest in Wastewater System
 » Research to Contribute to GHG Commitments

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   Netherlands

 » Infra-Red Beak-Trimming Permitted Until 2021
 » 2 Sisters Storteboom Expands in Netherlands

   New Zealand

 » Downward Trend in Foodborne Disease Continues

   United Kingdom

 » Non-Executive Chairman Appointed by 2 Sisters
 » New Foodborne Bacteria Test to Cut Food Waste
 » Feed Mill Fire under Investigation
 » Organic Poultry Producers Focus on Feed Sourcing
 » NFU Backs CAP Red-Tape Reduction Plans

   Mexico

 » Mexico Aligns AI Rules in Line with OIE

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   Malaysia

 » Govt Ensures Chicken Supply

   India

 » Venky's Invests in Expansion
 » Rajasthan Bans Starvation of Laying Hens
 » Strong Demand for Poultry Forecast

   Ireland

 » Food Safety Authority Calls for More Campy Control

   Viet Nam

 » Two More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Viet Nam

DSM Vitamin News
   Korea, South

 » Govt Battles to Control Prices & Supplies after Bird Flu

   Antigua and Barbuda

 » Broiler and Feed Firms Hold Farmers' Workshop

   European Union

 » Feed Organisations Warn of Supply Disruption

   Thailand

 » Govt Regulates Chicken and Pork Prices

   Uganda

 » More Productive Chickens Help Poor Ugandans



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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