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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 15 December 2011

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Editorial – Poultry Companies in Chile Accused of Collusion

Anti-competitive activity has been alleged in Chile's poultry industry recently. The national poultry association and the three companies that account for almost the whole domestic chicken market have been accused of colluding over chicken output and prices for more than a decade. The allegations have been denied.

Two weeks ago, Chile's National Economic Prosecutor's Office (FNE) filed a lawsuit against three of the country's biggest poultry producers – Ariztía, Agrosuper and Don Pollo – along with the poultry producers' association of Chile for collusion in controlling the market.

Santiago prosecutors are reported to be gathering information to determine whether or not to open a criminal investigation.

With a growing population but a shrinking rural population, China's farmers are changing from man-power to iron horse-power as they move to a more contemporary approach to agriculture.

China is clearly experiencing a rise in their standard of living which is resulting in a change in their consumer habits, said Alexander Haus with VDMA at the Sino-European Conference held during Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany, recently.

Mr Haus said: "We see China's households moving toward higher quality food and their everyday food mix is changing to include more meat, milk, wheat noodles and potatoes. Self-sufficiency for basic food products is one of the main targets for China's central government."

With the EU ban on conventional battery cages just two weeks away, Sweden is expecting an egg boom. With imports of battery cage eggs illegal from 1 January, the Board of Agriculture says that producers in Sweden, which banned these cages years ago, may benefit from the sudden increase in demand for their eggs from other EU countries.

Following on from last week's announcement of proposed EU regulation to reduce antibiotic use in animal agriculture, the German Farmers Association has said that pig farmers in Germany support antibiotic reduction but a complete ban would violate the Animal Welfare Act, they say.

And finally turning to recent news on H5N1 bird flu, the outbreak of disease reported last week in Nepal was found not to be avian influenza; the cause of the mortalities has not yet been identified. H5N1 has, however, been confirmed in a flock of village poultry in Lhasa, Tibet.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 11 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Uptake in Africa Growing; Well Above Average in Oceania
Chicken meat consumption is growing in Africa but it remains way below the global average, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans, in his latest analysis of trends in total and per-capita uptake in Africa and Oceania. The average for Oceania is almost three times the world average but shows wide variation in amounts and trends between countries in the region.
Food and Feed Safety in the EU
An overview of the current and possible future regulations covering food and feed safety in the European Union, as reported by avec, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries, in its annual report for 2011.
Pre-Heating - an Effective Tool for Chick Uniformity
Dr Marleen Boerjan from Pas Reform discusses modern poultry management in meat production and how hatchery management plays a pivotal role in enhancing uniform growth potential of chicks.
Method Developed to Detect Bone Fragments in Boneless Chicken
Researchers based at the USDA-ARS Russell Research Center succeeded in developing an imaging system to detect bone fragments and other contamination in breast fillets although the rate of false positives will limit its commercial application at this stage.
Antibiotic Resistance in Campylobacter
An outline of the molecular basis for antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter spp. by Declan Bolton and Séamus Fanning of Teagasc.
Avian Influenza Boosted Japan's Imports of Dried Egg Products
An outbreak of bird flu in Japan in 2004 provided the first evidence that consumers choose egg products over shell eggs on the grounds of food safety, according to Fawzi Taha and William Hahn of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in the latest issue of Amber Waves.
The C.H.I.C.K. Program - a Giant Step Closer to the Client
A new programme from Ceva Santé Animale aims to get the company and its clients working more closely together: Ceva gains an opportunity to gain experience and the customer receives a service tailored to their specific needs.
Feed Outlook - December 2011
World 2011/12 corn production is forecast up 8.5 million tons this month to a record 868 million tons, mostly due to a large increase in China's production based on recently published government estimates, according to Tom Capehart and Edward Allen in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - December 2011
The forecast for total red meat and poultry production in 2012 has been reduced as lower expectations for broiler production more than offsets a higher pork production forecast, while estimates for beef and turkey output are unchanged, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.
India - Poultry and Products Annual Report 2011
Indian broiler production growth is estimated at 10 per cent per year, with 2012 production reaching a record 3.2 million tons, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Kazakhstan's Poultry Sector is Expanding
Kazakhstan's poultry sector is steadily expanding, although production is still only half of the level before the break-up of the Soviet Union, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost
* Company News

Merial Head Completes Nuffield Study
UK - Under the auspices of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Scheme, Merial UK Head of Avian, Helen Houghton, completed a study tour of China, India, the Netherlands and the United States.
Cobb Germany: Valuable Meat Yield Driving Sales
GERMANY - In difficult market conditions poultry producers are seeking to maximise meat yield from broilers, James Truscott, Cobb Germany's sales director, told more than 40 participants at the company's annual Christmas get-together in the eastern German town of Dessau.
Petersime Welcomes New Area Sales Manager
AFRICA - Recently, Filip De Smet joined the Petersime sales team as the new Area Sales Manager for Europe and the English-speaking countries of Africa.
International Appointment for Pas Reform
GLOBAL - Bob De Rycke is joining Pas Reform to represent the company in Belgium, France and francophone Africa.
Pas Reform Incubation System Wins GIO Recognition
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform's innovative SmartPro single-stage incubation system has been recognised by the coveted Dutch 'GIO' Awards this year, in a showcase of outstanding industrial design as part of The Netherlands' annual Design Week, hosted in Eindhoven.
New House Constructed with Heat Exchanger
GERMANY - Recently, the Syring family from Bad Wildungen invited the public to an Open Day. When young farmer, Daniel Syring, showed strong interest in poultry growing, the family decided to expand their farm with a new poultry house from Big Dutchman.
Novus Launches New, Solutions-Focused Micro Site
GLOBAL - Novus International has launched a new micro site covering feed cost optimisation, optimising your flock's nutrition, utilising the right minerals for better structural health and solutions for improving gut health.
Novus Receives Sustainability Award
US - The Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) has recognised Novus International, Inc. week with a Circle of Excellence award as part of the organisation's Green Business Challenge.
Meriden Appoints New Regional Manager
GLOBAL - Meriden Animal Health Limited has appointed Dr Wael H A Abdelrahman BVetMed MScVetSc PhD as a Regional Technical Sales manager.
ASP: Four Years Without a Lost Workday Injury
US - Animal Science Products, Inc., (ASP) the global leader in animal health and nutritional additives, is proud to announce that it has safely operated its Nacogdoches-based manufacturing facility for 1,460 days without any Loss Workday Injuries (LWI).
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: HPAI in Tibet; Nepal's Udayapur District Bird Flu-Free; Indonesia Receives WHO Aid
 » US Asks WTO to Settle Poultry Spat with China
 » UN Promises Sustainable Agriculture
 » Australia, China Continue Agricultural Partnership
 » China-US Poultry Spat Making Feathers Fly
 » Gains in Efficiency of Livestock Systems Needed
 » Talks Held in Warsaw over Veterinary Issues

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   Germany

 » German Farmers Support Antibiotic Reduction

   United States

 » CME: Chicken Price Picture Looks Bleak
 » Pilot Programme Stands to Boost US-Canada Trade
 » CME: Only Small Changes for Corn, Soy & Wheat
 » USDA's 2008 Farm Bill Provisions; NFU Responds
 » Poultry Industry Illness and Injury Rates Remain Low
 » Key Parts of GIPSA Livestock, Poultry Marketing Rule
 » Call to Initiate WTO Consultations with India
 » Recruiting Award to University of Arkansas
 » Continued Weakness in Crop Prices
 » CME: Overseas Market to Boost Meat Export Growth
 » Auburn University Receives Student Recruiting Grant
 » Penn State Working on Egg Safety
 » Surface Freezing Did Not Kill Bacteria on Chicken
 » CME: USDA Reinstates Its Cancelled Reports
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Chicken Industry Needs to Change, Warns Report
 » Food Giants File Complaint against Egg Firms

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   Ghana

 » Importers Seek Tax Reduction on Frozen Poultry

   India

 » Prices of Poultry Products Rise Marginally

   Viet Nam

 » Safe Poultry Sections Open in Central Market

   Australia

 » Farm Export Earnings Set to Rise

   United Kingdom

 » NI Egg Producers Call for Fair Price
 » Finding a Local, Farm-Fresh Turkey This Christmas
 » Consultation on CAP Reform
 » AHVLA Layer and Broiler Knowledge Transfer Survey
 » Egg Advice Past Its Best, Says FSA

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   Sri Lanka

 » Pussalla Judged Leader in Poultry Industry

   South Africa

 » Agreement on Improved Food Security

   Trinidad and Tobago

 » Tariff Hike Will Not Affect Imports
 » Prices of Imported Chicken to Increase

   China

 » China's Economic Trends Drive Change to Modern, Efficient Agriculture
 » Egg Prices Drop for Eleventh Week in a Row
 » Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Reported in Tibet

   Argentina

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Argentina

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   Chile

 » Anti-Competitive Activity Alleged in Chile's Poultry Industry

   Sweden

 » Sweden Bracing for EU-Induced Egg Boom

   Indonesia

 » Facilities Received to Treat Human Bird Flu Cases



That's all for this week!

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