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The Poultry Site

Thursday 26th January 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial: Signs of Improvement for US Poultry Industry

The US poultry industry has been experiencing its worst year for more than a quarter of a century, but according to the market analyst Mike Donohue it can expect improving fortunes over the next 12 months.

Mr Donohue, Vice President at Agri Stats, was speaking on the current state of the poultry meat industry in the US at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, US this week.

ThePoultrySite Senior Editor, Jackie Linden reporting from the IPE said that Mr Donohue showed how many broiler and turkey companies have struggled over last year to stay in business.

He said that with the business situation so volatile, it is impossible to predict the profitability of the industry, even over the next six to eight months.

The US industry has experienced the longest period of losses for many years, said Mr Donohue, but things are showing signs of getting better.

He said there is a more stable and diversified export market for leg quarters after a period of wide fluctuations in volumes sent to Russia. Wing prices are holding up and prices of boneless breast meat were higher in December than for many years.

Because the industry has cut back volumes, Mr Donohue expects prices to be maintained during 2012 and indeed, for the next three to four years.

Volatility in feed costs is likely to be ongoing, he said.

He forecast 2012 and the first half of 2013 as offering good prospects for the poultry meat industry following a very challenging 2011 but he added the warning that the industry is vulnerable to further increases in costs, particularly of feed.

Delegates at another half-day conference during IPE Week on the future of the poultry industry heard that technology can provide solutions to the problem of feeding a growing global human population and that the US economy is already on its way to recovery.

"Technology is the answer to safe, affordable and abundant food," asserted Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, at the Executive Conference on the Future of the US poultry industry.

Faced with the realities of a growing global human population, rising demand for meat and dairy products, environmental limitations, economic constraints and political issues, he said that there is no bigger global issue today than the need to provide safe, abundant and affordable food to the seven billion people on the planet.

"The science must be right but there is a need to address too the economic, environmental, social/moral and consumer 'corners' of the issue," he continued.

In Mexico, an investigation into breeches of antidumping regulations relating imports of chicken leg quarters from the US, has revealed the rules have been broken, but the Mexican authorities have said they are holding back on any action as the parties involved have indicated they want to rectify the situation.

Jackie Linden


Vectormune HVT NDV

Vectormune 2 Newcastle 0

Ceva is using IPE, Atlanta to present yet more scientific data demonstrating the importance of VECTORMUNE HVT-NDV , an innovative vaccine that protects against both Newcastle and Mareks disease.

Because maternally derived antibodies do not affect its efficacy, VECTORMUNE HVT-NDV can be given in the hatchery, in ovo or at day old and provide lifelong protection.

Newcastle disease has become more pathogenic and widespread in recent years. Despite being recognised 85 years ago, conventional vaccines have limitations which mean that veterinarians struggle to control the disease, even today.

The vaccine is extremely safe using an aqueous adjuvant that does not replicate in the respiratory tract. Produced at Ceva's new state-of-the-art Kansas vaccine facility, VECTORMUNE HVT-NDV has proved to be a big step forward in Newcastle protection in both the USA and around the world.

ND and Mareks, in ovo or day old - the score is definitely Vectormune 2 Newcastle 0

Pfizer Poultry Health - Embrex Inovoject m
Adjusting Ventilation on Setters
Pas Reform's Marleen Boerjan offers advice on adjusting the ventilation on setters with programmed valve positions and those with automatic controlled valve positions.

Prevalence of Campylobacter in Free-Range Broiler Breeder Flock Was Primarily Affected by Flock Age
The age of the flock was the most important factor in determining both the prevalence and diversity of Campylobacter over time, according to researchers based in Oxford, UK. The higher prevalence rate coincided with the age at which broiler chickens are typically slaughtered, which then declined for the rest of the trial period.
Intestinal Health
Effect of Phytase on the Sodium Requirement of Starting Broilers. 2. Sodium Chloride as Sodium Source
Researchers at the University of Arkansas in the US found no evidence that phytase supplementation will modify the dietary sodium requirement of the broiler chick when common salt was used as the sodium source.

Key Factors for Poultry House Ventilation
A useful overview on the principles of ventilation, ventilation systems and general requirements for effective installation by Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist), Larry Vest (former Extension Poultry Scientist) and Bobby L. Tyson (former Extension Engineer) of the University of Georgia in UGA Cooperative Extension Bulletin 893 from the Cooperative Extension Service.
Only from Big Dutchman
Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Immune Function in Broilers
Dietary omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids in the form of fish oil in the diet decreased phagocytosis and lymphocyte proliferation in broiler chickens, according to researchers based in Kuwait and the UK. They stressed the need to consider the health status of the birds when poultry meat is being enriched with fish oil.

Research into the Use of Vegetable By-products for Animal Feed
AZTI-Tecnalia has successfully completed the second of three phases of research to characterise by-products as set out in the Clean Feed project in Spain.

Novus International

Intestinal Health
Global Poultry Trends 2010
Biomin - Mycotoxins
IPE 2012

DSM Vitamin News

Novartis Animal Health

Cevac Transume IBD
Evonik - AMINODat® 4.0, the most comprehensive amino acid database in the world
Cobb - Feed Costs!
Petersime - Incubator Innovator
Animal Science Products, Inc.
Dutrion Chlorine Dioxide

Biomin - The Natural Way

Merck Animal Health - It's a New Day for Animal Health
Hatchery incubators
The Difference is in the Delivery
Orego-Stim for Poultry from Meriden Animal Health

LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
United States

Broadening Feedstocks Eligible for RFS
NFU Urges EPA to Use Existing Data for CAFOs
Researchers Explore Algae-Based Feed
US Modernises Poultry Inspection
Food Safety Under Secretary to Speak at Programmes
IPE 2012: Forum Focuses on Cutting Feed Costs
Corn Price Swings to Continue?
Temporary Halt Called for on H5N1 Research
Egg Industry and Animal Welfare Groups Support Legislation
Is Sustainability Profitable?
CME: Price-Quantity Relationship Shows High Export Impact
NPPC & NCBA Oppose Federal 'Farm Takeover Bill'
IPE 2012: Things Can Only Get Better for the US Poultry Meat Industry
Elanco Announces Agreement to Acquire ChemGen Corp.
Americans to Consume 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings
Time to Think About Buying Baby Chicks
CME: Growth of Broiler Stocks but Inventories Still Low
WPC 2012 Takes Part at IPE
IPE 2012: Future of the US Poultry Industry Explored
AMI to Co-Locate with IPE/IFE in 2013
Cryovac Rolls Out New Ovenable Material at IPE 2012
Egg Legislation Replaces Science with Politics, Says AFBF
AFBF Urges Congress to Reject Antibiotic Restrictions
Groups Support US-EU FTA


BIRD FLU: Indonesia Might Produce Bird Flu Vaccine in 2013


Raising Healthy Chickens the Natural Way
Giving Poultry Farming a Greener Image

United Kingdom

Steps Identified to Improve Free-Range Hen Welfare
Brachyspira Intermedia Infection in Free Range Laying Hens
NFU Poultry Board Update for January
NFU Livestock Board Chairman Alistair Mackintosh Steps Down


Egyptians Visit Brazilian Poultry Companies


Meat, Milk, Eggs, Fish Not on Deflation Diet
Egg Price Slashed on Buyer Resistance
Kerala Embargo on Chicken from Theni


Egg Prices at Lowest Level for Two Years


Drought and Floods Hitting Agricultural Production
La Nina 'Linked' to Bird Flu Pandemics
South American Broiler Meat Production Higher in 2011
South American Countries Increase Turkey Meat Consumption

Sri Lanka

Poultry Cartel Hits Sri Lankan Smallholders
Sri Lankan Govt to Export Chicken


Poultry Owners Call for Chicken Feed Mill

European Union

Measures to Manage Markets Needs Strengthening in EU
50th Anniversary of CAP Campaign
CAP Celebrates 50th Birthday
Reforms & Animal Health on the Agenda at Council Meeting


Safety of French Beef, Poultry Imports Under Discussion


Poultry Supplier Aiming to Expand


Activists Praise Rejection of Chicken Coop Reform


Poultry Litter Can Ease Energy Crisis


EU Expected to Lift Ban on Fresh Chicken from Thailand


Progress in Mexican Antidumping Investigation


Big Year Ahead for Poultry Industry
Graduate Mary Tran Sees Future in Poultry Industry

New Zealand

Europe Dampens NZ Farmer Confidence


New Agreement on Organic Fertiliser Control Could Reduce Burden

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