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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 8 September 2011

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Thursday 8th September 2011
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Editorial – Pressure Grows on EU Authorities over Non-Compliant Eggs

Pressure has been growing in several countries as the deadline approaches for the end of conventional battery cages for housing laying hens in the EU. In the last week, it has been the turn of the UK, where a new report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (Efra) has warned that the European Commission is sleepwalking into a potential commercial disaster over the regulations that could result in unfair competition for UK egg producers.

New rules, which come into force on 1 January 2012, are designed to improve conditions for caged ('battery') hens. They are the first piece of EU legislation to ban a specific method of food production on animal welfare grounds.

In a report examining the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive, the UK Parliament's Efra Committee warns that around one-third of Europe's egg production will not comply with the new welfare standards when this legislation comes into force.

The report calls on the UK Government to press for an intra-community trade ban on the export of non-compliant eggs and egg products, and on the EU Commission to initiate infraction proceedings against Member States where caged egg producers remain non-compliant once the Directive comes into force.

The Efra report has been welcomed by the UK egg industry and the farmers' unions, as it will by producers in other EU countries, who have committed to the new Directive.

Also in the news have been moves by the governments of several Asian countries to increase awareness of the bird flu virus following last week's warning from FAO that a new strain of the virus had emerged in the region.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Brazil and the US Ship 70 Per Cent of All Chicken Exports
An overview of the trade in chicken meat to, from and within the Americas by industry watcher, Terry Evans.
Yemen - Poultry and Products Report
Yemen's poultry production forecast to grow one to two per cent this year, according to Amer Al-Aghbary and Mariano Beillard in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - August 2011
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to July 2011.
Chinese Entrepreneur Creates a Unique Market for Hy-Line W-36
A profile of the successful business built up by Hy-Line customer, Mr Hu. His company, Ningbo Weidalong Poultry Company, now imports grandparent stock, producing both parent stock and commercial layers for the Chinese market, and it has an innovative relationship with a vaccine manufacturer.
Hormonal Manipulation of Offspring Sex Ratio in White Leghorn Chickens
Researchers at the University of Georgia successfully manipulated the sex ratio of offspring from layer breeder hens. Although not in the expected or desired direction, the results can be used in future work.
Dermanyssus gallinae in Layer Farms in Kosovo: a High Risk for Salmonella Prevalence
A link has been demonstrated between red mite infestation and the presence of Salmonella on layer farms in Kosovo.
Review of the Factors That Influence Egg Fertility and Hatchability in Poultry
Success of the poultry industry at small or large scale depends on a regular supply of day-old chicks, which is influenced by the fertility and hatchability of the eggs. These traits are affected by both genetic and environmental factors, according to A.M. King'ori in a review paper.
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* Company News

New Indian River Distributor in Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Aviagen are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Indian River distributor, Chong Jung Grandparent Company (CJB), to serve the Korean market. The distributor agreement was signed in August 2011.
September is 'Exhibition Month' for CID Lines
GLOBAL - CID Lines will be exhibiting at seven events this month.
Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum Takes Centre Stage
ASIA - Biomin has announced the dates and destinations for the company's biennial event, Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum in October.
Biomin Supports ESPN 2011 as Platinum Sponsor
TURKEY - Biomin continues its active participation to scientific conferences of the WPSA and welcomes you to its technical seminar at the 18th European Symposium On Poultry Nutrition (ESPN). Now Available in Turkish
TURKEY - In cooperation with its Turkish joint venture Biokey, Biomin has now launched a Turkish version of the corporate web site,
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Korea Bird Flu-Free; Malaysia on Alert
 » US Sorghum Potential in Southeast Asia
 » FAO Food Price Index Almost Unchanged


 » Poultry By-Product Use Splits Top Companies
 » Caribbean Broilers Backs Down on Chicken Feed


 » Philippines Govt Seizes Opportunity to Export


 » President Museveni Launches Poultry Vaccine


 » ABVMA Increases Awareness of Biosecurity


 » USGC Promotes DDGS Use to Colombia

   United Kingdom

 » MPs Call on EU to Act on Illegal Eggs
 » Egg Industry Supports EFRA Report
 » Scottish Egg Producers under Pressure from Imports
 » NFU Promotes Egg Industry Training
 » Welsh NFU Calls for Clamp-Down on Illegal Eggs
 » Consumers Oppose Animal Protein in Feed
 » Salmonella Outbreak from Eggs Now Over
 » Minister Says Industry a Major Asset to Economy
 » Listeriosis Reported in Partridges

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   United States

 » Company Now Sells Certified Antibiotic-Free DDGS
 » Industry Concerned about Roxarsone Withdrawal
 » New Variety of Cotton Tested for Feed Use
 » More Poultry Litter Applied to Illinois River Watershed
 » New Communications Strategies Workshop
 » Butterball Names Brenneman Chief Executive Officer
 » Economics of Corn and Soybean Storage
 » CME: Corn Crop Continues to Deteriorate
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Poultry Production up 16 Per Cent


 » Poultry Farmers Call for Government Help


 » Planning in Progress for PIX 2012
 » Avian Paramyxovirus Detected in Pigeon Flocks
 » Example of Benefits of Internship
 » Refining Odour Assessment
 » More Broiler Growers Wanted!
 » Aussie Chicken Farms Fall Foul of the ACCC


 » International Expo in Kathmandu This Week

   Viet Nam

 » Viet Nam Reports Three New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

Only from Big Dutchman

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: China
 » Significant Growth for DaChan's Food Business


 » Brazilian Chicken Exports up Three Per Cent


 » LTKM Counts on its Recession-Proof Sector


 » Stormøllen Becomes New Company in Danish DLG


 » Poultry Exports Face Competition from Ukraine


 » Fiji Learns That There's More to Poultry Farming

   New Zealand

 » Kiwis Reassured Six Eggs a Week is Okay


 » Trials Show US Sorghum Potential in Egypt

That's all for this week!

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