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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 18 August 2011

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Thursday 18th August 2011
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial – New Ideas Discussed at WVPA

At the World Poultry Veterinary Association (WVPA) congress in Cancun in Mexico this week, there has been much talk of the so-called 'protectotype concept' in vaccination, writes Chris Wright, senior editor, representing ThePoultrySite.

Vaccination has been one of the key topics discussed at this convention, an event that has attracted an estimated 800 poultry veterinarians from 50 countries all over the world. The protectotype concept is a fairly new idea, which is replacing the serotype vaccination concept – the standard operating procedure for the industry.

Instead of trying to protect against all the variants of the different diseases, and trying to keep up with genetic drift, the idea now is to find combinations of vaccines that will solve the problem.

If only one type of vaccine was given (one serotype) and it is found to not protect the birds very well, the latest idea is to add vaccines of different serotypes to the rotation to solve the problem.

It is the vaccine manufacturing companies which are redefining these ideas, and the protectotype concept is the new working model for them. Instead of trying to create new vaccines per serotype, the companies are looking for answers to the disease problems with their existing vaccines, and trying to find the right combinations that will resolve the problems for the producers.

Since there is no 'one solution fits all' to fighting diseases, this approach has to be done on a regional or country basis. The approach taken in Europe would probably not work in the Americas, for example. This is the new concept going into the future.

Hitting the headlines in the last week has been the news that US poultry exports set a record in terms of value for the first half of 2011 of $2.16 billion, 10 per cent above the equivalent figure for last year. The quantity was the third-highest on record, according to trade data released last week by the Foreign Agricultural Service.

USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) reports that first-half US poultry meat exports increased by two per cent to 1.77 million metric tons.

And finally, several of the world's leading poultry companies have been in the news in the last week, reporting their quarterly results. It is interesting to compare the improving sales and revenues for those firms with businesses in Brazil, Russia and China with those from the US, where one company is cutting back production after recording a loss for the quarter.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 8 new features this week:

The Egg - Very Nutritious, No Matter Where It's Produced
Cholesterol levels in both free-range and cage eggs were found to be lower than previously in a new study at North Carolina State University, prompting a revision in the USDA nutrition guidelines.
Contamination Rates and Antimicrobial Resistance in Three Types of Bacteria Isolated from Chicken Products Labelled 'No Antibiotics Added'
Chicken meat from birds not fed antimicrobials had more Salmonella but meat from those reared with antimicrobials was more likely to have antimicrobial-resistant E. coli and Enterococcus spp., according to research from Purdue University.
Weighing the Benefits of Automation in the Hatchery
Jan-Peter Eil of Pas Reform outlines the benefits of hatchery automation in addition to labour saving.
Orego-Stim and Blackhead Disease
Clinical symptoms of blackhead disease (also known as histomoniasis) are described in Technical Bulletin No. 12 from Meriden Animal Health, together with two case histories where the disease was controlled with Orego-Stim.
K&N's Leads Industry Growth in Pakistan
The growth of Cobb distributor K&N's in Pakistan has provided a model for the development of the country's poultry industry, which rates among the top ten producers in the world. A prifle of the company is features in the latest issue of Cobb Focus.
US Poultry Outlook - August 2011
High feed prices will curb production next year, according to the USDA Economic Research Service in its Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook for August 2011.
Feed Outlook - August 2011
Lower projected yields have reduced global production prospects, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - August 2011
Meat and poultry supplies are expected to remain stable while corn, wheat and oilseed supplies this month are forecast to be down, according to the August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
* Company News

Hy-Line Sudanese Distributor Held Technical Seminar
SUDAN - Recently, Al-Shaeed (Hy-Line International distributor in Khartoum-Sudan) conducted a successful seminar focused on food and egg production in Khartoum.
Aviagen Brings Together Key Players from Russia
UK - Aviagen recently welcomed nine directors of Russia's leading poultry firms on a fact-finding tour of Great Britain.
Ross Thai Seminar a Resounding Success
THAILAND - Aviagen recently sponsored a Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) customer seminar and golf day.
Cobb Seminar Unites Latin American Customers
BRAZIL - The 5th seminar for grandparent farmers, organized by Cobb-Vantress Brazil for Brazilian and international customers at São Jose do Rio Preto, was given a vision into the future of poultry breeding.
Earn Money by Battling Subclinical Coccidiosis
BELGIUM - Biosecurity advice from CID Lines to prevent subclinical coccidiosis.
Tips and Tricks for Cost-Effective Production
IRAN - Big Dutchman has held a series of conferences on cost-effective poultry production.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » World First in Welfare for Moy Park
 » Egg Salmonella Investigation Continues
 » Further Light Shed on Antibiotic Resistance

Vectormune HVT NDV

 » Poultry Code of Practice up for Review
 » Mustard Effective Against Major Pathogens


 » Egg Exports Plunge
 » TN Govt Bans Starvation of Hens for Moulting

   Palestinian Territory

 » Profits Down at Palestine Poultry


 » Factors Combine to Drop Poultry Exports 14 Per Cent
 » Net Sales up 14 Per Cent at BRF
 » Marfrig Reports Net Revenue up 50 Per Cent
 » Net Revenue up Four Per Cent for JBS

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   United States

 » CME: Corn Yield Forecast Lowered
 » FSIS Issues Directive on Salmonella Programme
 » Listeria Prevalence in RTE Meat, Poultry Declines
 » No Room to Increase Corn Consumption
 » Team Addresses Climate Change, Animal Agriculture
 » Record-Breaking Value for US Poultry Meat Exports
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » NCC Welcomes Govt Help for Poultry Industry
 » Quarterly Loss Leads Cagle's to Cut Back
 » USDA Announces Chicken Products Purchase
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » USGC Works to Smooth the Way for DDGS Exports

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Welcomes Subsidies
 » New Hatchery Opened by Cherkizovo at Bryansk

   Sri Lanka

 » Profit Down Sharply at Three Acre Farm

Evonik - A fresh perspective on our Masterpieces

 » Concerns Raised over Food Safety


 » Pigeon Keepers on Newcastle Disease Alert


 » Extreme Seasonal Jump in Egg Prices
 » Good First-Half for Anhui Taiyang

   United Arab Emirates

 » BRF Starts Further Processing Plant in Middle East
 » New Certification Needed for Poultry Imports


 » Aarhus Study Shows Early Feeding Brings Inefficiency


 » Farmers Test Range of Substitutes for Maize

Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield

 » Poultry Meat & Egg Output up Three Per Cent


 » Cargill to Acquire Provimi


 » Avangard Opens First Stage of New Egg Complex


 » Proposal for Derogation on Cage Ban Condemned


 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Thailand


 » WVPA: Protectotypes and Other New Ideas

OVN - Good for Animals

 » Poultry Imports Allowed


 » Stolle and Friki Merge to Strengthen Market Position


 » Newcastle Disease Returns to Israel

That's all for this week!

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