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Thursday 17th May 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
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Editorial – Trade Barriers are Crumbling

Global trade issues have been much in the news lately. During recent consultations, India failed to agreed to lift restrictions on the import of US poultry meat.

The US Trade Representative says the US has requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) to establish a dispute settlement panel to decide US claims regarding the government of India’s restrictions on imports of various US agricultural products, including poultry meat and chicken eggs.

By conservative estimates, if India’s trade barriers were eliminated, the value of US poultry exports to India each year would surpass $300 million.

In related news, Brazil and US are said to be joining forces to open up the Indian market to their poultry meat.

Representatives of the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF) have been in India recently for negotiations with local chicken distributors.

In 2008, Brazil and India concluded a sanitary agreement for the export of Brazilian chicken meat to India. However, the 100-per–cent tariff imposed by the Indian government has prevented imports.

UBABEF says the US and Brazilian export sectors have great expectations on the opening of the Indian market, which still has a low per–capita consumption of poultry meat.

Thailand looks set to return to a leading position in the global poultry market after the EU announced that it will end restrictions on imports of raw poultry meat from Thailand on 1 July 2012, according to a new report.

At the latest EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, concerns were raised over the possible misuse of religious exemptions to stunning before slaughter.

Some member states supported the Swedish delegation over its concern about the possible overuse of the lack of stunning in certain member states. Recommendations on ritual slaughtering have been published in 2011 and a study is ongoing to evaluate the opportunity for informing the consumer about this type of slaughtering.

According to Directive 93/119, animals must be stunned before slaughter. However, this requirement does not apply in the case of animals subject to particular methods of slaughter requested by certain religious rites.

At the same meeting, many members of the European Parliament called for other aspects of animal welfare to be improved. They highlighted welfare during transport for improvement but they said cutting transport time to eight hours must be supplemented by other measures, such as support for local slaughterhouses and meat processing plants, upgrading transport vehicles and full and uniform control of compliance with existing rules throughout the EU.

And finally, turning to bird flu news, the cause of a suspected outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in ostriches in South Africa’s Western Cape province has been identified as the low pathogenic virus, H5N2. The same strain has been identified at two poultry farms in Taiwan, one of which is classified as highly pathogenic and the other as low-pathogenic. The Hong Kong authorities have lifted a ban on the import of poultry products from northeastern Liaoning province on the Chinese mainland following an earlier outbreak of bird flu in Dalian City.


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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS – Africa’s Population Tops One Billion
Despite a growing human population in Africa, there are signs of growth in per–capita egg consumption in some countries, according to Terry Evans in the final part of his analysis of the global egg industry. While egg consumption in Australia is broadly in line with the global average on a per–head basis, New Zealanders eat considerably more, according to the latest statistics available.

Status of Animal Nutrition Research and Development in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan
R&D status in research and development organisations and in the feed industries in each country as well as suggested animal nutrition approaches for livestock development are outlined by Harinder P.S. Makkar in a working paper in Animal Production and Health for the FAO.

Living in a World of Decreasing Resources & Increasing Regulation: How to Advance Animal Agriculture
A White Paper based on information from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) on 26 to 29 March 2012.

Tracing Campylobacter jejuni Strains along the Poultry Meat Production Chain
Farm and slaughterhouse genotypes of Campylobacter jejuni, one of the most common causes of foodborne disease in humans and associated with poultry meat, were found by researchers from Spain and Finland at all the stages they investigated from farm to retail. Resistance to two commonly used antimicrobials was high in the genotypes found at retail.

Alternatives to Antibiotics in Animal Health
The history of antibiotic use in animal production and alternative strategies that work are reviewed by Sandra Avant of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in the latest issue of Agricultural Research.

Maintaining the Ideal Climate for Chick Handling and Transport
Good post hatch performance and low first week mortality can best be expected from chicks kept in ideal conditions between leaving the hatcher and placement in the farm, writes Gerd de Lange from Pas Reform.

‘More is Better’ When Vaccinating Layers and Breeders against IB
More is generally better when it comes to infectious bronchitis (IB) vaccination for layers and breeders, said Sjaak De Wit, DVM, PhD, of the Animal Health Service in Deventer, the Netherlands, in Journal of Poultry Respiratory Protection from Merck Animal Health, US.


Entries Open for Pfizer Poultry Trainee of Year Award
UK - Entries are invited for the 2012 Pfizer Poultry Trainee of the Year Awards with opportunity to win a £2000 training grant in career development.
Over 1,250 Take Part in ‘New Concept’ Cobb Seminars
CHINA & AUSTRALIA - A series of travelling seminars organised by Cobb in China and Australia has provided specialist technical help for more than 1,250 participants – and now further seminars are planned in other Asian countries.
Poultry Integrator Visits NFU Farmer’s Weekly Poultry Farmer of 2011 in UK
UK - Aviagen Kft, Aviagen’s Hungarian business unit, recently arranged a visit for one of the biggest and leading poultry integrators in Eastern Europe, Baromfi-Coop Kft.
Ceva Asia Pacific holds 1st Hatchery Vaccination Summit
SOUTH KOREA - Ceva Animal Health Asia Pacific held the first “Hatchery Vaccination Summit Asia - The Future is Today” on Jeju Island, South Korea from 26-17 April 2012. The conference attracted more than 150 professionals from 10 different Asian countries who collectively produce over 3 billion broilers.
New General Manager of Grimaud Freres Selection
FRANCE - Yann Le Pottier is appointed at the head of Grimaud Freres Selection, to replace Olivier Rochard becoming General Manager of Hubbard - another subsidiary of the Groupe Grimaud.
Chick Quality and Hatchability on the Agenda at Seminar in Belarus
BELARUS - Aviagen and their Grandparent (GP) customer PPR Broiler recently held their third annual joint technical seminar for Ross Parent Stock (PS) customers in Belarus.
New Cobb Europe Appointments
UK - The latest appointments at Cobb Europe feature three people who have joined the UK poultry industry in recent years taking up new quality assurance and product manager roles.
Experienced Marketing Manager Joins AB Vista in Asia
ASIA - AB Vista’s Asia Pacific team has welcomed a new Marketing and Customer Support Manager on board in Singapore. With a unique combination of media, research, sales and marketing experience in the field of livestock feed, Elaine Chia is perfectly qualified for the role, reporting to Regional Sales Director MY Tan.
Feed and Light on the Agenda for Russia’s Provimi
RUSSIA - Aviagen’s Technical team has been supporting customers in Russia and recently organised an extensive consulting session with an in depth look at nutrition and lighting for Ross Parent Stock and broilers. The Aviagen team were invited by feed supplier Provimi who have a number of Ross producers amongst their customers.
Vistacell Bags New Distributor in Italy
ITALY - AB Vista has announces a new distribution partner in Italy for Vistacell. From April, Mazzoleni Prodotti Zootecnici will be the sole distributor of this popular live yeast product for use with a wide range of animal species to the Italian market.
Hy-Line Celebrates Opening of New Pedigree Hatchery
IOWA, US - The new Hy-Line International Pedigree Hatchery in Perry, Iowa was recently inaugurated with a Grand Opening Celebration.
Consistency is Vital for Gumboro Control
UK - Stuart Bird is an egg producer at C & P Bird Brothers Ltd. in north Bedfordshire. His family have been producing eggs for a wide variety of different customers, including high-street retailers, wholesalers, caterers and butchers for more than 40 years.
Successful Hubbard Grandparent Forum 2012
US - In 2012 Hubbard recently held a successful GP Forum for some of their Classic and H1 customers from the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. This year Hubbard LLC hosted this important event between 23 to 27 April at its USA production centre and the Sheraton Read House Hotel in Chattanooga.


   United States

Even One On-Farm Injury is One Too Many, says NFU
NFU Encourages Judicious Use of Antibiotics
Soybean Crop Increases; Supply to Dip to Historic Low
CME: Farmers to Harvest Record Corn Crop
Records Fall for Q1 Exports of Chicken & Turkey Meat
Agriculture Community Embraces Call for Transparency
India Fails to Lift Restrictions on US Poultry in Consultations
Is Ethanol Production Linked to Antibiotic Resistance?
Corn Market Direction Unfolding, Magnitude Still Uncertain
Study: Mexican Chicken & Food Prices to Increase
Mothers Press to End Antibiotic Overuse on Farms
CME: Annual US Broiler Shipments to Mexico Likely to Decline
Listening to Chickens Could Improve Poultry Production
Additional Financial Assistance for Poultry Manure Relocation
Record Feed Grain Production Projected for 2012/13

   Philippines

Pork & Chicken Producers Assure Steady Supply

   Nigeria

FCT Poultry Farmers Sensitized on Standards

   India

Poultry Items Warm Up on Higher Input Costs
Rising Costs, Excess Stock Hatch Trouble for Poultry Industry
Egg Price Soars Over Rising Demand
Feed Prices Likely to Ease on Cheaper Inputs

   United Kingdom

Kelly Turkeys Awarded for Keen Welfare & Sustainability Policy
NFU Heralds Landmark Adjudicator Bill
Unlocking Home–Grown Feed Proteins
Urgent Need for Strategy on Sustainable Food
Egg Protein and Satiety
Pig & Poultry Fair Visitors Told to Innovate to Unlock Potential
Optimism Strong for Future of British Pig & Poultry Sectors
New Nuffield Poultrymeat Scholarship

   Brazil

Renowned Animal Nutrition Expert to Speak at WPC 2012
Brazil and US to Join Forces in Opening Indian Market
JBS Sees Rise in Revenue - Drop in Earnings

   Colombia

Colombia to Start Exporting Meat to China

   China

Slight Drop in Chinese Farm Produce Prices

   Global

BIRD FLU: Western Cape Province Reports LPAI Outbreak; H5N2 Confirmed in Central Taiwan
Alternative Strategies for Keeping Animals Healthy
New Zealand, Australia Join Forces at World Meeting

   South Africa

Western Cape Province Reports LPAI in Ostriches

   Bangladesh

Indian Poultry Giants Lured in by Growth Prospects

   Russian Federation

Poultry Production Contributes to Meat Production Growth
Russia Could Ban Brazilian Meat
Cherkizovo Launches Turkey JV with Fuertes

   Finland

Swedish Market Holds HKScan Back

   Taiwan

HPAI in Yun-Lin; LPAI in T'ai-Chung

   Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Becomes Maize Exporter

   Thailand

Thailand Bites into Brazilian Chicken Exports

   European Union

Cutting Animal Transport Time Just the Start
EU Moves to End Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning
EU to Lift Ban on Thai Poultry Meat Imports

   Canada

COOL: Potential Trade Barrier of Choice

   Hong Kong

HK Resumes Poultry Imports from Liaoning

   Ireland

Shining New Light on Illegal Cage Eggs

   Mexico

Poultry & Farming Exports Stuck

   Spain

Layer Welfare Impacts the Spanish Industry, Consumers

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