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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 25 August 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial – Developing Countries Aim to Boost Poultry Output

Several news items in the last week point to real ambition in a number of countries to develop poultry production to feed their population better.

One Namibian company's new investment in hatching, broiler growing and feed production, for example, aims to meet the country's demand for chicken meat and double per-capita consumption.

This ambitious target is part of a multi-million Namibian chicken project, which began construction in April this year and should be in full production by July 2012.

Namib Poultry Industries aims to produce 250,000 chickens per week, enough to "serve the whole Namibian market," it says.

In Pakistan, the Sindh Enterprises Development Fund has approved 14 investment proposals for processing a wide range of agricultural produce, including three poultry farming projects. The projects will be eligible for financial subsidy to meet interest charges on bank loans.

And in Nepal, it is reported that, amid massive investment to cater to rising demand and consumption, growth of poultry products is expected to rise by 30 per cent to the value of NPR53 billion – around four per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – this year.

Investment in poultry has increased by NPR2 billion with the opening of over 5,000 new poultry farms across the country over the year to take the number of poultry farms to around 18,000.

A local poultry researcher and entrepreneur said: "New investments are coming in feed, hatchery, egg production and broiler chicken production in new urban areas where demand of poultry products is growing sharply."

India's top broiler producer, Suguna, says it aims to increase revenue around 15 to 17 per cent annually by continuing its focus on retail sales and on the domestic market, doubling its revenue within the next seven years.

Many poultry meat and egg producers in the developing world are facing huge challenges, however, particularly from the high cost of feed ingredients. Reports from Ghana and Uganda indicate that significant numbers of farmers are giving up poultry production as poor economic conditions stop them for raising their prices to cover increasing feed costs. Even in the US, poultry companies are not immune to these difficulties: the last commercial poultry producer in the state of Alaska has recently been forced to close.

And finally, high levels of dioxins have been found in some Dutch eggs. So far, only one organic farm appears to have been affected and the eggs have been traced to Belgium and Luxembourg. Details are sketchy but let us hope this is an isolated case: the European egg industry does not need a food safety crisis on top of its economic troubles.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

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Persistent Environmental Reservoirs on Farms as Risk Factors for Campylobacter
Commercial broiler flocks were most likely to become positive for Campylobacter from other infected animals such as cattle, dogs, wildlife and rodents on the farm, according to recently published research from the UK.
Preparing for the Inevitable with Reassurances in Place
The latest status of the international process to establish poultry ‘compartments’ is explained by Dr Kate Barger, veterinary groups and quality assurance manager/veterinarian at Cobb Europe.
Biomin’s Mycotoxin Survey – 2nd Quarter Report 2011
Mycotoxin analysis results for the second quarter of 2011 from Biomin, including more than 2,800 analyses of more than 800 animal feed ingredients. At least one mycotoxin was found in 90 per cent of the samples.
A Geneticist's Perspective: What Are the Traits that Further Sustainable Production?
An outline of selection structure, sustainable traits and measuring genetic progress in egg production and feed conversion by Dr Neil O'Sullivan of Hy-Line International.
Increase Over Time in Prevalence of Multiple Antibiotic Resistance in Listeria from Poultry in Spain
Similar Listeria contamination rates were observed in 1993 and 2006 but multiple drug-resistance was more common in 2006, according to new research from the University on León in Spain.
Characterisation of Acquired Resistance to Macrolides of Mycoplasma gallisepticum Strains
Researchers in Israel have reported the recent emergence of acquired resistance to both the macrolide and fluoroquinolone classes of antibiotics in M. gallisepticum.
Russian Federation - Poultry & Poultry Products - Poultry Annual 2011
Broiler production in 2012 is forecast to increase by five per cent and reach another record of 13.6 million metric tons, according to Joao F. Silva in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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First Aviagen Poultry Production Course for Latin America
BRAZIL - The first poultry production management school offered by Aviagen America Latina, called ‘Chicken Production’, was conducted between 31 July and 15 August 2011 in Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo.
Flock Survey Award for George's
US - George’s Inc, located in Springdale, Arkansas, was the recipient of the US Cobb 500 Sold Flock Survey Award.
Hybrid Poultry Poised for Further Success
ZAMBIA - It was a real privilege to be present at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Hybrid Poultry in Lusaka, Zambia in June, writes by Roy Mutimer, general manager of Cobb Europe.
DeLuca Appointed President of Merck Animal Health
US - Merck has appointed Richard R. DeLuca Jr. as President, Merck Animal Health.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   Indonesia

 » BIRD FLU: Indonesia Synthesises Flu Vaccine Seed Stock

   Canada

 » Turkey Processor Expanding in Thamesford
 » Government to Invest in Farming

   United States

 » Coming Dialogue on Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
 » Modern Poultry Health Lab for Georgia
 » CME: June Meat and Poultry Prices Steady
 » McDonald's Senior Executive to Address IEC
 » Alaska's Last Poultry Business Folds
 » USDA Chicken and Eggs Report – August 2011
 » CME: More Meat in Storage than Last Year
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Salmonella Altona Investigation: 65 Infected
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   Namibia

 » Namib Poultry Aims to Double Chicken Consumption

   Ukraine

 » Foreign Exchange Rates Hamper MHP's Results

   Sri Lanka

 » First Egg Quality Accreditation for Switz Lanka

   United Kingdom

 » Govt Welfare Committee Seeks New Expertise

   Australia

 » Tasmania's Poultry Keepers Warned about Disease

   Pakistan

 » Support for New Poultry, Dairy, Fish and Meat Projects

   Nepal

 » Investments Boost Poultry Output 30 Per Cent

   Philippines

 » Swift's Slips from Profit to Loss for Half-Year
   India

 » Suguna Aims to Double Revenue by 2018
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: India

   Ghana

 » Local Producers Struggle in Face of Imported Poultry

   China

 » Compulsory Vaccination Boosts Vaccine Production

   Mexico

 » Bachoco Acquires Further Processed Meats Plant

   South Africa

 » Profit Up and Feed Cost Down at Country Bird

   General

 » BBSRC Awards to Help Tackle Global Diseases

   Uganda

 » Producers under Pressure from High Feed Prices

   Ireland

 » Egg Producers Angry at Retailer's Purchasing Policy

   Netherlands

 » Dioxins Found in Dutch Organic Eggs
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