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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 10 November 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial – EU Poultry Meat Output and Consumption Forecast to Rise

EU agricultural markets are strongly affected by the general economic outlook, according to the European Commission's Short Term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets.

The overall EU meat market in 2010 was characterised by an increase in production (2.4 per cent) and a recovery in EU net trade position. Production continues to increase in 2011 but is expected to decrease slightly, by 0.3 per cent, in 2012. Overall EU meat consumption in 2012 is likely to remain at the level of 2010.

After a 2.4 per cent increase in 2010, EU poultry meat production is expected to remain at the same level in 2011, according to the report, and increase again slightly (0.6 per cent) in 2012, mainly triggered by a higher EU domestic demand. World demand for poultry meat is growing which will benefit EU poultry meat exports to third countries. It is expected that poultry meat exports will increase by 18.8 per cent in 2011 and decrease by 1.6 per cent in 2012.

Chicken is expected to continue benefiting from its 'cheapest meat' image and overall EU poultry meat consumption is expected to increase slightly (by 0.8 per cent) in 2012.

In the US, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the definitions and standards for the official US classes of poultry so that they more accurately and clearly describe the characteristics of poultry in the market. The changes will come into effect in 2014.

Although 1.5 million broilers and layers are known to have perished in the floods in Thailand, the country is reporting that chicken exports are on track as importers rush to place orders.

And finally, an outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian flu has been reported at a farm in northwestern Cambodia.

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Brasil Foods Sets its Sights on the World
Following its take-over of Sadia, Brasil Foods (BRF) has set its sights on developing into a totally global company by 2015, writes ThePoultrySite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris.
Short-Term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU agricultural markets are strongly affected by the macroeconomic outlook, according to the European Commission's Short Term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets.
Biomechanical Compromises and Constraints on Locomotion and Breathing in Broiler Chickens
Each year, more than 30 billion broiler chickens are bred for human consumption; 800 million in the UK. Of these animals, up to 30 per cent develop some form of obvious lameness as well as heart and lung problems, costing perhaps £20 million per year in the UK alone, according to the Royal Veterinary College, London.
Care of the Egg from Nest to Farm Store
Tips on the care needed to achieve the hatching potential of the delicate embryonic structure that forms the egg from Gerd de Lange of Pas Reform.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates – November 2011
While beef and broiler production forecasts for 2011 are lowered, pork and turkey production are increased, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report for November.
Ghana - Poultry and Products Report 2011
Ghana poultry imports have more than quadrupled since 2002 as Ghana's domestic poultry sector continues to decline, supplying only about 10 percent of total poultry demand in the country, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Iraq - Poultry and Products Report 2011
Iraq's domestic poultry production in 2011 is expected to decline from 2010 levels, as reduced feed availability, poultry disease issues and poor profitability have reduced domestic production prospects, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Company News

Ground-Breaking at Hy-Line's Pedigree Hatchery
US - Hy-Line International celebrated a ground-breaking of the Perry Pedigree Hatchery being built in Perry, Iowa, in September.
Hy-Line Sponsored IEC Event
US - During the recent 2011 Annual Marketing and Production Conference of the International Egg Commission in Washington DC, Hy-Line sponsored the Gala Dinner held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Aviagen Supports Dafaun's PS Customer Seminar
BEIJING, CHINA - Ross GP distributor in China, Beijing Dafaun Poultry Breeding Company, Ltd held their fifth Parent Stock customer seminar at Miramar Hotel, Urumqi, Xinjiang Province in Northwest China from 31 August to 2 September.
8th Ross Asia Association Meeting Held at Chiang Mai
THAILAND - Ross distributors, grandparent and parent customers from across Asia and Oceania gathered in October for the annual Ross Asia Association Meeting at the distinctive Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai.
Aviagen Puts Hatchery Work into Sharp Focus
MALAYSIA - Practical problem-solving was one of the key topics at the third annual meeting of Aviagen's Hatchery Support Working Group held in Kuala Lumpur recently.
New in ovo Technology to be Unveiled at IPE
US - Thanks to the development of a new compact device, the benefits of in ovo vaccination are now within the reach of many more hatcheries worldwide, reports Chris Wright, senior editor of ThePoultrySite, from a Pfizer press conference.
Young Poultry Veterinarian of the Year
GLOBAL - The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) has teamed up with Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry to launch a new, global award for poultry veterinarians.
Pfizer Aims High in Poultry Health
US - Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry is determined to continue its expansion and become the leading provider of poultry health solutions worldwide, according to Vice President, Dr Paco Ortiz, indicates Chris Wright, senior editor of ThePoultrySite.
In-Ovo Vaccination Offers Benefits for Small Hatcheries
US - The advantages of in-ovo vaccination are explained by Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry, following the announcement of the company's new Embrex Inovoject m machine for smaller hatcheries.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   Cambodia

 » BIRD FLU: Details Emerge of Outbreak in NW Cambodia
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   Australia

 » Get the Dirt on Dust and Odour Emissions
 » Workshop on Relevance of Nutrition Research
 » Research Students Gain Industry Insight

   United Kingdom

 » AHVLA Scanning Surveillance Report - August 2011
 » BEIS: Hunt for the Lion Competition
 » Award for Newcomer to Goose Production
 » Poultry Companies Offer Fantastic Opportunities
 » Industrial Emission Directive Reviews Under Way
 » CCTV Encouraged in Slaughterhouses
 » Scotland's Veterinary Surveillance under Scrutiny

   Saint Lucia

 » St Lucia Accepts US Cooked Poultry Products

   Denmark

 » Aarhus Re-Names Food & Ag Science Units

   General

 » Rainbow Wins IPC Branded Marketing Award
 » Exports Surge Since Bilateral Trade Deal
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Middle East & North Africa

   India

 » Egg Prices Expected to Rise Gradually
 » Local Farmers Supplied Poultry for Eid Festival
 » Profits Fall for Venky's

   United States

 » CME: Corn Diverted from Feed to Ethanol
 » NFU: GIPSA Rule Still Missing Critical Elements
 » Award for High-Tech Equipment Firm
 » Penn State Receives USPoultry Foundation Grant
 » Land O'Lakes Welcomes Improved Credit Rating
 » System Produces Hypochlorous Acid on Demand
 » Progress in Soybean Exports
 » CME: GIPSA Shed Light on Rule Changes
 » Non-GM Soy: New Opportunities in Animal Feeds
 » USPoultry's 'Introduction to Management' Workshop
 » Tight Stocks, Strong Demand Continue for Corn
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Farm Animal Integrated Research (FAIR) 2012
 » Turkey House Destroyed by Fire
 » FSIS Revises Definitions of US Poultry Classes
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   Mexico

 » Bachoco Completes Acquisition of O.K. Industries

   Finland

 » HKScan Sees Sales Grow

   South Africa

 » Farmers Call for End to Cheap Chicken Imports
 » Maize Exports are Harming Chicken Industry

   Philippines

 » Philippines Looks to Export More Chicken

   Bhutan

 » Most Male Chicks Culled

   Barbados

 » Industry Warned to Prepare for Cheap Imports

   Kenya

 » Egg Producers Forced to Leave Industry
 » Poultry Vaccination Programme Starts

   China

 » Chicken Prices up Again; Eggs Fall

   Thailand

 » Poultry Meat Exports on Track Despite Floods
 » Industry Concerned about Egg Imports

   European Union

 » Data Published on Agricultural Diversity in EU
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