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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 27 October 2011

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Thursday 27th October 2011
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Editorial – Free Trade Agreements Welcomed by US Poultry Industry

US poultry and egg producers, processors and exporters are united in their strong support for the decisive passage and subsequent signing of legislation to implement free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Colombia and Panama. President Obama signed the agreements last week. The industries have supported and urged approval of these agreements since negotiations were concluded more than four years ago.

The future success of the US poultry and egg industry heavily depends on continued expansion of exports, according to a joint statement from USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers. It is estimated that the three FTAs will generate almost $1.4 billion in additional US poultry and egg export sales annually when the agreements are fully implemented. USDA calculates that the industry's current annual exports of nearly $4.4 billion supports more than 50,400 US jobs and that each billion dollars in US poultry and egg exports equates to about 11,525 American jobs.

In Australia, nationwide consultations are being held to establish clear definitions for terms such as 'free-range' and 'free to roam' for hens and broilers to narrow the gap between industry practice and consumer perceptions.

In the EU, the European Commission is putting forward new proposals to improve the protection of consumers and industry against possible future dioxin contamination of foods, following last winter's crisis.

At the latest meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg, discussions included the implementation of the laying hens directive.

The Commission presented to Ministers their assessment of the current state of implementation of the ban on conventional cages across the EU, based on the data received by member states and on the outcomes of its inspections. Following this evaluation, the Commission considers that the implementation is still incomplete in some member states and regrets that information is still missing for some countries, prompting concerns about egg supplies in the region after the January deadline.

And finally, a new on-line database,, aims to become a unique free 'one-stop' source of information on all the livestock and poultry vaccines produced throughout the world.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Continues to Gain Popularity in Asia
Relatively high meat prices will act as a brake on meat consumption in 2011, particularly in the developed economies where the recession has bitten deeply, writes Terry Evans in his overview of broiler meat consumption trends in Asia. However, on the bright side, economic growth in some developing countries may well give consumption a boost, particularly for competitively priced chicken meat.
Global Chicken Meat to Set New Record; Turkey Output Flat
Total broiler meat output is forecast to be three per cent higher in 2012 than this year and set a new record, while turkey production will be little changed, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in its latest six-monthly Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report.
Hatching Egg Transport
Advice on hatching egg transport to maximise embryo viability from Gerd de Lange of Pas Reform.
Differential Immunomodulation in Chickens Infected with Classical and Variant IBD Viruses
Critical differences were observed by Ohio State University researchers between chickens infected with classical and variant types of infectious bursal disease (IBD) virus.
Relationship Between the Incidence of Ascites and Ventilation in Broiler Chickens
Researchers at Iran's Islamic Azad University observed fewer problems with ascites and respiratory diseases in broilers after they improved the ventilation in seven commercial poultry houses.
Review of Biosecurity-Based Interventions and Strategies to Reduce Campylobacter on the Poultry Farm
Enhanced biosecurity on conventional broiler farms should contribute to the reduction of flock colonisation but a major international review concludes that complementary approaches are also needed to minimise Campylobacter-positive flocks at the farm level.
US Poultry Outlook - October 2011
Lower broiler production and lower stock levels are expected to place upward pressure on prices but this effect will be partially offset by a sluggish domestic economy, according to Rachel J. Johnson of the USDA ERS in the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook.
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Chinese Impressed by US Industry's Efficiency
US - A group of Chinese customers were given an insight into US chicken production when they visited Tyson Foods and Pilgrims.
R&M Corporation Takes Care of Colombia
COLOMBIA - Pas Reform has further expanded its Latin American network, with the appointment of Rodrigo Pardo of R&M Corporation to deliver sales and technical support services in Colombia.
New Pas Reform Representative in Peru
PERU - With strong growth in the Latin American market, Pas Reform has appointed Balanceados y Saneamientos to represent SmartTM single-stage incubation technologies in Peru.
Namib Poultry Industries Boosts Growth
NAMIBIA - A comprehensive SmartTM hatchery has been commissioned from Pas Reform by Namib Poultry Industries, for an ambitious new project that aims to satisfy Namibia's demand for poultry and poultry meat products by mid-2012.
Royal Acknowledgement from Saudi-Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA - Taking home a big 'thank you' for the long years of loyalty, Big Dutchman area sales manager, Khalid Abdelrahman, recently returned from Riyadh.
DSM Product Receives SPACE Innovation Award
FRANCE - Rovimix® MaxichickTM from DSM Nutritional Products has received the 2011 Innov'SPACE award in recognition of its special value to the poultry industry.
Novus Showcases Annual Sustainability Report
US - Novus International Inc. has launched a new interactive sustainability web site, enhancing visibility for the company's sustainability initiatives worldwide.
Novus's 20th Anniversary: New Research Centre
SPAIN - In Tarragona on 18 and 19 October, Novus International, Inc. hosted more than 100 leaders in the feed and food sectors from more than 30 countries for the celebration of Novus's 20th anniversary in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Biomin Supports Poultry Nutrition Conference
TURKEY - Biomin continues to strengthen its presence at WPSA conferences around the world, this time returning to support the 18th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in Çesme on 31 October to 4 November 2011.
Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum Takes Centre Stage
ASIA - Biomin again hosted the biennial event, Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum, this month.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: Two Indonesian Children Die of H5N1


 » Anhui Poultry Launches New Web Site
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: China

   United States

 » US Poultry Industry United in Support of FTAs
 » Cagle's Files for Chapter 11 Protection
 » Checkoff Dollars Should Be Distributed More Fairly
 » IPE & University of Georgia Collaborate
 » CME: Retail Meat Prices Continue to Climb
 » President Signs Free Trade Agreements
 » Chicken Litter Power Welcomed in Maryland
 » Sanderson Expects Chicken Output to Rise
 » RTC Weight Down One Per Cent from Last Year
 » USDA Chicken and Eggs Report - October 2011
 » CME: 2011 Beef, Pork & Poultry Trade Surplus High
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

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 » Vision Buys TDM's Poultry Business


 » Strong Growth Forecast in Mozambique's Poultry


 » Chicken Company Seeks New Zealand Investors
 » Stocking Rate Discussions On-Going

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 » USGC's DDGS Actions Bear Fruit in Southeast Asia
 » Biosecurity Helps Prevent Chicken Diseases
 » New, Free Global Database for Livestock Vaccines
 » Scarcity and Price Fluctuations Threaten Food Supply

   European Union

 » EU Steps up Dioxin Contamination Prevention
 » Hen Welfare Directive Discussed at Ag Council

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   United Kingdom

 » Egg Recipes on the Move
 » NFU Organised DEFRA Organic Team Visit
 » Acquisition Boosted Moy Park's Profits
 » Lab for Virus Research Opened at Pirbright
 » WSPA Places Welfare at Heart of Vet Training
 » Consumers Confused by Welfare Labelling
 » £230,000 Fine for Worker's Hand Injury


 » Good Quarter of Domestic & Export Sales for MHP

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 » Pakistan Sees Potential in Halal Food Exports


 » Govt Offers Support to Local Meat Producers


 » Third Mediterranean Poultry Summit in March 2012

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   South Africa

 » Competition Tribunal to Continue Cases


 » Farmers Warned about Sub-Standard Feeds


 » Ten More GMO Feed Ingredients Passed


 » Boost Biosecurity and Halt Disease


 » Institute Introduces New Egg-Laying Bird


 » Nationwide ND Vaccination Campaign Starts


 » Germany Cleared of Low-Path Bird Flu


 » Newcastle Disease Hits Northern Broiler Farm

That's all for this week!

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