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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 29 September 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Concern Continues over Non-compliance with New Welfare Regulations

Concern is still rife among poultry producers in the UK over the potential inequalities that will exist in the industry across Europe when new welfare regulations come into force next year.

UK farming unions met this week to discuss how they can help protect the poultry industry when the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive comes into law from 1 January 2012.

The UK industry is concerned about the likely non-compliance of producers in some other European countries.

British farmers say they have spent an estimated £400 million to meet the rules, but the picture is less clear elsewhere and farmers in several EU countries will miss the January 2012 deadline.

According to figures from the European Commission, more than 11 million hens will still be housed in un-enriched cages when the EU ban comes into force.

In Russia, European Commission inspectors on a tour of facilities in the country have found that the controls on residues in animals, animal products and feeds is not equivalent to the EU.

The inspectors said that the Russian veterinary inspectors were restricted in the job by Russian federal law and the law made it impossible to have a federal programme for food safety monitoring and the state system of monitoring residues is complicated.

However, the EU inspectors said that the Rosselkhoznador labs were well equipped and the labs took part in international and inter-laboratory comparison tests.

Finally, El Sitio Avícola, the Spanish language website for the poultry industry, has launched its weekly newsletter.

This newsletter, which is published every Tuesday, includes a comment from Chris Wright, Editor, regarding the most important developments of the past week.

The newsletter also includes all the news published on the site for the last week, as well as all the technical and scientific features that ran.

This makes it very easy to find all the news and articles of interest.

To register for free for the weekly newsletter for El Sitio Avícola,click here.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Avian Encephalitic Listeriosis
An investigation by AHVLA into a rare infection of red-legged partridges with Listeria monocytogenes, which cause neurological symptoms.
Storage of Hatching Eggs
Advice on storage conditions for optimum hatchability from Gerd de Lange of Pas Reform.
Hatchability of Broiler Breeder Eggs Following Eggshell Sanitisation by Repeated Treatment with UV Light and Hydrogen Peroxide
Multiple applications of ultraviolet (UV) light and hydrogen peroxide effectively reduced aerobic microorganisms on the eggshell to low levels with no detrimental effects on broiler breeder egg hatchability or chick quality parameters, according to researchers based in Mississippi and Texas.
Mycoplasma gallisepticum Infection in the Grey Partridge
Researchers in the Czech Republic have found that grey partridges are highly susceptible to natural infection by M. gallisepticum.
Risk Factors for Salmonella Prevalence on Egg Farms in Japan
Salmonella was identified in about 20 per cent of the farms tested, according to new research from Japan. The incidence was higher in closed houses than in those with open sides and additional risk factors were forced moulting and in-line egg processing.
Republic of Korea - Poultry and Products Annual - 2011
Broiler meat production in 2012 is forecast to continue its upward trend in response to strong consumer demand, reaching a record 720,000 metric tonnes, while chicken imports are estimated to dip slightly, according to Sun Young Choi and Michael Francom in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Brazil - Poultry and Products Annual - 2011
Broiler production in 2012 is forecast to increase by five per cent to reach another record of 13.6 million metric tons, while turkey production and exports are expected to slow down next year, according to João F. Silva, in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Company News

Hy-Line Celebrates New Pedigree Hatchery
IOWA, US - Hy-Line International recently celebrated a groundbreaking of the Perry Pedigree Hatchery being built in Perry, Iowa, USA.
Lecture Sponsored at Pre-Congress Event
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - Almost 200 people attended a lecture on 'the poultry market - future considerations' given by Dr Osler Desouzart, consultant and advisory board member of the World Agricultural Forum and sponsored by Cobb-Vantress and Granja Tres Arroyos at the XXII Latin American Congress of Poultry in Buenos Aires.
Merck Debuts New Look and Focuses on Science
NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health used eye-catching exhibits and well-attended seminars at two recent congresses in Latin America to roll out the new company name and demonstrate its commitment to providing science-driven, innovative solutions.
KenoTsan: Deep Cleaning & Strong Adherence Power
BELGIUM - KenoTsan combines a deep cleaning and extremely strong adherence power at very low concentrations! The new and unique technology ensures an unprecedented cleaning in all circumstances.
Petersime Incubators Controlled Via iPad
BELGIUM - Petersime incubators can now be controlled via iPad.
Pas Reform Joins Forces with Watter
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform has this week signed an exclusive, worldwide Agreement with Dutch firm Watter, a winner of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Award, to supply 'Nontox' Electrical Chemical Activation (ECA) disinfection technology for the hatchery sector.
Agreement to Bring Sustainable Disinfection
GLOBAL - Pas Reform has this week signed an exclusive, worldwide Agreement with Dutch firm Watter®, a winner of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Award, to supply 'Nontox' Electrical Chemical Activation (ECA) disinfection technology for the hatchery sector.
Entrepreneurial Egg Farmer Set for Growth
UK - Fresh from winning Cornwall Entrepreneur of the Year, egg farmer Julie Hewitt from St Wenn, near Bodmin has set her sights even higher with plans to expand her family-run business.
Ceva Euronella 2011 Tour: a Success Story
EU - On 26 June 2011, a delegation of 16 large US egg producers, industry and policy influencers from United Egg Producers, USDA and Walmart officially started the five-day tour of the European egg industry, sponsored by Ceva.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   India

 » BIRD FLU: WB Ends Culling Operation
 » South Unfazed by Avian Flu Incidents in Bengal
 » J&K Youth Take to Poultry Farming

DSM Vitamin News
   United States

 » CME: Currency Rates Will Affect Trade Volume
 » MSU Scientist Recognised for Research
 » USDA Chicken and Eggs Report - September 2011
 » CME: Cold Storage Report Supportive Of Meat Prices
 » RTC Weight Up Three Per Cent from Last Year
 » Soybean Production & Consumption Uncertainty
 » Multidrug Resistant Salmonella in Turkey Recall
 » CME: Range & Pasture Conditions Improve
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

   New Zealand

 » Chicken: Still First Meat Choice
 » Producer Fined After Employee Loses Part of Finger

   South Africa

 » Bird Flu Found at Three More Ostrich Farms

Vectormune HVT NDV
   Brazil

 » Brasil Foods in Negotiations for Doux Pig Assets

   United Kingdom

 » Refocus on Role of Farmers as Food Producers
 » Turkey Marketing Meeting Autumn 2011
 » Committee Calls for Time on Red Tape
 » Kendall Tells Labour to Make Food a Cornerstone
 » Five in a Row for Top Christmas Turkey
 » Unions Combine to Protect Poultry Producers
 » Reducing Effects of Heat Stress in Poultry
 » Chefs Share Favourite Recipes for British Egg Week

   Ireland

 » Booklet Launched on Laying Hen Welfare

   Azerbaijan

 » Azerbaijan May Ban Poultry Imports from Iran

Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
   Jamaica

 » Jamaica Broilers' Net Profit Falls to $128 Million
 » Agriculture Minister Looking to Boost Egg Production

   General

 » New Spanish Language Poultry Newsletter

   Indonesia

 » CP's Ambitions Go Beyond Chicken Feed

   Kazakhstan

 » Kazakhstan Govt Plans to Reduce Poultry Imports

Evonik - A fresh perspective on our Masterpieces
   Ukraine

 » MHP to Build Biogas Complexes

   Mozambique

 » Poultry Farming Dependent on Feed Cost Reduction

   Korea, South

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: South Korea

   Netherlands

 » Forces Joined in Poultry Breeding and Distribution

   European Union

 » MEPs Commit to Agricultural R&D

   Israel

 » Newcastle Disease Breaks Out in Israel

   Pakistan

 » Poultry Rates Plummet on Improved Supplies

   Russian Federation

 » Residue Inspections not Equivalent in Russia

   China

 » 12th Five-year Plan for 'Shopping Basket' Project



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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