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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 1 September 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial – FAO Warns of Return of Bird Flu

In the last few days, the FAO has urged countries to increase their level of preparedness and surveillance of a new variant of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

FAO is urging heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 HPAI amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health.

The H5N1 virus has infected 565 people since it first appeared in 2003, killing 331 of them, according to WHO figures. The latest death occurred earlier this month in Cambodia, which has registered eight cases of human infection this year – all of them fatal.

Since 2003, H5N1 has killed or forced the culling of more than 400 million domestic poultry and caused an estimated US$20 billion of economic damage across the globe before it was eliminated from most of the 63 countries infected at its peak in 2006.

However, the virus has remained endemic in six nations, although the number of outbreaks in domestic poultry and wild bird populations shrank steadily from an annual peak of 4,000 to just 302 in mid-2008. But outbreaks have risen progressively since, with almost 800 cases recorded in 2010-2011.

WHO and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are downplaying the importance of the new H5N1 variant. In a statement, OIE said: "The emergence of the H5N1 virus, such as clade 2.3.2.1 is one of such genetic mutations taking place as part of the natural evolution of the virus. This is not immediate cause for alert." The organisation did, however, add that this new development strengthens the need for close monitoring of viruses in the animal population.

On a different health issue, a new investigation has revealed flaws in the egg safety inspection system in Iowa, which was at the centre of a major food safety recall last year.

And finally, we start the new series of Global Poultry Trends, exclusive to ThePoultrySite and by seasoned industry watcher, Terry Evans. This week's article covers the trends in chicken meat production in the Americas.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas Holds Share of Global Chicken Meat Production
More rapid growth in production among the leading South American countries will enable the Americas to maintain its share of global chicken meat output at 47 per cent in 2011, writes industry watcher, Terry Evans in this, the first part of the 2011 series of Global Poultry Trends, exclusively on ThePoultrySite.
Poultry Production Without Antimicrobials
A healthy intestine is vital for good health and production in poultry, according to Dr Richard Bailey, poultry health scientist with Aviagen.
Scientific Opinion on the Public Health Risks of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
The use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals is a risk to public health and it can help to spread the bacterial strains, according to an EFSA expert panel.
Dietary Yeast Extracts Tested as Alternative to Antibiotics in Poultry
A dietary yeast extract could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for turkey producers, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study.
Coccidiosis and Necrotic Enteritis in Layer Pullets: a Syrian Experience with Orego-Stim
Case report from Syria demonstrating the use of Orego-Stim to control coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis in layer pullets from Meriden Animal Health in Technical Bulletin 13.
Assessment of Biological Nitrogen Removal in Poultry Processing Facilities
New research at the Georgia Institute of Technology has added to understanding of biological nitrogen removal (BNR) in poultry processing facilities, particularly for system optimisation for resilience and efficiency.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - April to June 2011
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the second quarter of 2011, and complete data for 2010.
Evonik - A fresh perspective on our Masterpieces
* Company News

Aviagen Turkeys & VOMCP to Supply Nash Johnson
US - Aviagen Turkeys Inc. and Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults (VOMCP) have signed a supply agreement with Nash Johnson.
Feed Mill Takes Ross GP Project in Iraq to Next Level
IRAQ - Vano Group, parent company of Rasun Poultry, the Ross Grandparent (GP) distributor in Iraq, has recently completed and commissioned a state-of-the-art feed mill just outside the city of Erbil.
New Farm Enterprise for 84,000 Broilers Inaugurated
GERMANY - Andrea and Norbert Holste have invested in their future with the building of two new poultry sheds on their farm in Schöppingen, in the district of Borken, equipped by Big Dutchman.
Big Dutchman Opens New Facility in Araraquara
BRAZIL - Big Dutchman recently inaugurated its new Brazilian facility in the city of Araraquara, state of Sao Paulo. Nearly BRR30 million (€13 million) were invested in a property of 10 hectares (25 acres) on which nearly 16,000 square metres (172,000 square feet) were built.
Cablevey Offers Free Registration to Pack Expo
US - Cablevey Conveyors is exhibiting at booth number S-6520 at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011.
Biomin to Exhibit at SPACE
FRANCE - Biomin invites visitors to SPACE to visit its booth, B36 in Hall 9.
Saudi Dairy Group Expands in Poultry
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi based integrated dairy foods company Almarai is taking rapidly expanding into the poultry production and processing business.
AMINONews - 2nd Edition 2011 is Now Available
GERMANY - The Health & Nutrition Business Unit of Evonik Industries of Essen has now published the latest edition of its customer magazine, AMINONews, for the compound feed and livestock production industries.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: WHO & OIE Downplay Importance of New H5N1 Variant
 » Honorary Degree for Paul Siegel from Uppsala
 » BIRD FLU: FAO Warns of New Variant
 » Parties Meet at Mexico/US Anti-Dumping Hearing

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   United States

 » Georgia International Poultry Short Course
 » RTC Weight Down Two Per Cent from Last Year
 » Sanderson's Results Reflect Difficult Market
 » Experts Help Cargill Improve Food Safety Programme
 » Solid Third-Quarter Results for Hormel
 » Hurricane Caused Little Damage in Delaware
 » Early Price Peak for Corn & Soybeans?
 » PepsiCo Executive to Address IEC Meeting
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Turkey Farmer Sees Benefits of Litter Incineration
 » Low Chicken Prices Bad for Georgia's Poultry Firms
 » GHG Reporting Programme Deadline Approaches
 » Investigation Reveals Egg Safety Flaws in Iowa
 » Report Profiles Top Animal Health & Nutrition Firms
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » US Egg Products Report - August 2011

   United Kingdom

 » New Web Site for Fitness Fans
 » Mutant Chicken Gene May Bring Hypertension Cure
 » Ag Minister Compliments Moy Park During Visit
 » Concerns Raised over Egg Farm Expansion

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   Romania

 » Agricola Bacau Aims to Gain Market Share & Exports

   India

 » Branded Egg Market Grows

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   Canada

 » Construction Starts on Sunnymel Plant
 » PIC to Organise Course for Welfare Auditors
 » Nadeau Poultry Launches Awareness Campaign

   Malaysia

 » Hefty Fine for Chicken Wholesaler

DSM Vitamin News
   Cambodia

 » Fifth Feed Mill Inaugurated in Cambodia

   South Africa

 » Signs of Bird Flu Virus Found at Another Ostrich Farm

   Armenia

 » Armenian Ag Ministry Forecasts Growth Next Year

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

 » China Faces Tough Challenge to Control Bird Flu

   Swaziland

 » Poultry Imports Halted as Self-Sufficiency Reached

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