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Thursday 7th June 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial - Progress Announced on Green Issues

The International Meat Secretariat is to join forces with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations to establish global standards to assess the impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by livestock production.

The new partnership, announced at the World Meat Congress in Paris this week, will be a three-way arrangement between the private sector, the governmental delegates to the FAO and non-governmental organisations and consumer groups.

The partnership will work on an international level to draw together research and studies to establish new standards for greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable livestock farming.

Also on the subject of the environment, at an informal meeting of EU Farm Ministers, which focused on enabling the EU agri-food sector to contribute to a green transition of our modern economy, Copa-Cogeca outlined measures to ensure ‘green’ growth in the future under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Copa-Cogeca stressed that with food demand on the rise, there is a need to ensure a more efficient, productive agriculture in a sustainable way. This has also been called for by many Ministers.

For the second time in three months, a federal court in the US has ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to protect public health from the overuse of antibiotics in animal feed by instructing FDA to reconsider two citizen petitions which urge the agency to revoke approvals for all nontherapeutic uses of antibiotics in livestock production.

A week ago, Europe's top producer of poultry and processed chicken – Doux group of France – was put into administration after it failed to reach a deal with creditors.

Finally, turning to bird flu news, Cambodia’s veterinary authority has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in local chicken and ducks and in Bangladesh, the virus has been detected in 21 out of 85 large poultry farms so far this year; more than 46,000 chicks have been culled there as a result. In the EU, the H5N1 virus has been found in wild swans in Greece, Italy and Bulgaria. A young boy in Hong Kong has been confirmed with H5N1 influenza A.

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Novel Control of Fowl Mites
Research on feeding sulphur to laying hens as a way to control Northern fowl mites was presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum, held in Atlanta, US in January 2012, writes senior editor, Chris Wright.

Biosecurity is Key to Antibiotic–Free Turkey Production
Tips on rearing turkeys without the routine use of antibiotics were offered by William Alexander, speaking at a recent turkey conference in the UK. Key to success lies in prevention of diseases, rather than cure, reports senior editor, Jackie Linden.

Biosecurity in Small-Scale US Livestock Operations
Animal health is closely related to profitability, since healthy animals are more productive and introduction of disease to a naïve herd or flock can have negative economic consequences. This factsheet from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service looks at practices and methods that small-scale livestock farmers can use to minimise the risk associated with poor biosecurity.

French Study Investigates Cage Hygiene, Laying Location and Egg Quality
New research from France indicates that eggs laid in the nest boxes of furnished cages were cleaner – both visually and microbiologically – when the nests were lined with a plastic mesh than with artificial turf. Eggs laid in the pecking/scratching area were cleaner when it was covered with the artificial turf than with a rubber mat. The provision of litter in the pecking/scratching area did not affect cage hygiene.

Effects of a Galactoglucomannan Oligosaccharide–Arabinoxylan Complex in Broilers Challenged with Eimeria acervulina
Dietary supplementation with galactoglucomannan oligosaccharide–arabinoxylan complex (GGMO-AX), a fibre product, decreased feed efficiency in chicks infected with coccidiosis but some caecal health indices were improved, according to researchers at the University of Illinois. From their results, they concluded that the treated chicks had a more robust innate intestinal immune response.

System to Boost Agricultural Production, Improve Safety
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a prototype system that uses advanced imaging technology and a robotic cutting arm to automatically debone chicken and other poultry products.

VH Group Hosts Pas Reform Lecture Program in Bangalore
INDIA - India’s ‘Garden City’ Bangalore provided the dynamic backdrop for a lecture programme presented by Pas Reform recently, when India’s VH Group hosted a seminar for technical and support staff in March.
World Expert Leads Training on Ventilation in Brazil
BRAZIL - One of the most renowned specialists in poultry ventilation, Jim Donald, took part in a series of training sessions organised by Cobb- Vantress Brazil for representatives from the country’s breeder and commercial production sectors.
Phyzyme XP: Dose for Profit and Combat the Phytate Effect
GLOBAL - Optimising the use of phytase, to counter the anti-nutrient effects of phytate in the diet, can considerably increase the energy and protein value of feed ingredients and reduce the need for phosphates in diet formulations, leading to substantial feed cost savings.
Flickering Lights Can Badly Affect Poultry Production
UK - The UK Pig and Poultry Show was a great success for Agrilamp this year with customers commenting on how well the Agrilamp lights behaved, "No Flickering".
Optivite Launches Ultrabond: New, Effective Protection Against Mycotoxins
UK - A new mycotoxin binder called Ultrabond has been launched by Optivite; uniquely, it has high binding ability not only against the most common mycotoxins but also against many of the most dangerous.
PCS Poultry Offers Easier Treatment Solution Against Red Mite
UK - Signs of red mite can include bird restlessness, pale combs, loss of feathers and blood spots on eggs. With a risk of egg production being affected, there would undoubtedly be an economic loss.
Cleaning and Disinfection of Layer Houses
BELGIUM - The poultry industry is a dynamic one and the egg producers, who are part of it, are no exception to the rule, according to CID LINES.
Sofia Chooses SmartPro from Pas Reform in Bolivia
BOLIVIA - Bolivia’s Avicola Sofia, the largest poultry producer in the country, has recently signed a contract with Pas Reform do Brasil, for the supply of a complete, modular, single stage incubation project and HVAC ventilation systems.
Russian Visitors Benefit from Post-IPE Program
US - Customers who took part in the program of seminars and visits organised by Cobb following the International Poultry Expo at Atlanta in January have shown how much they appreciated the activities.
Outstanding Success for Petersime Distributor Seminar
BELGIUM - The 2012 Petersime Distributor Seminar, held in Brussels from 10 to 11 May, was attended by more than 30 Petersime distributors from all over the world.
Baumier Appointed Export Sales Director of Grimaud
FRANCE - Grimaud Frères Sélection is very pleased to announce that Vincent Baumier is coming back in the company.
New Pas Reform Service Centre for Indonesian Hatcheries
INDONESIA - In response to continuing growth in Indonesia, Pas Reform is launching a new Service and Projects Centre at BSD City in Jakarta, in cooperation with PT. Berdikari Sarana Jaya.
Wiesenhof Broiler Farmers Impressed by Wimex Visit
GERMANY - Twenty five farmers from the Erzeugergemeinschaft Süd-West producer group visited the Wimex operations in the Baasdorf region to learn more about the company, particularly the breeding and performance of Cobb500 parent stock.

   United States

Poultry Company Fined over Safety
Outbreak of Salmonellosis Linked to Live Poultry
US Farm Exports Reach Second-highest Level on Record
US Exports to EU Decline Amid Competition
May Farm Prices Received Index Declined Two Points
Is Agriculture Leading the Way Out of the Recession?
Koch Foods Eyeing More Broiler Houses, Jobs
CME: Potential Impact of Weather on Crop Yields
Pressure Mounts to Resolve Mexican Antidumping Charges
Court Cracks Down on Antibiotics Use in Animal Feed
NFU Internationally Represented at WFO General Assembly
Farm Bill Good for Young Farmers


Poultry Sector Faces Losses in Four Months


More Newcastle Disease in Hadarom and Hazafon


BRF Issues $500 Million Bond Offer
Poultry Breeding & Broiler Production to be Discussed at WPC 2012


Bangladesh Broiler Prices Shoot Up
Bangladesh Temporarily Lifts Ban on Eggs


Difficulties of Tracing Origins of Food Poisoning
Ag Outlook: Grain Exports Up; Imports at Record $107.5B
Global Meat Production to Increase
Soybean Prices: a Roller Coaster
Consumers More Likely to Choose GM if Benefits Clear
BIRD FLU: Bangladesh Govt to Vaccinate Poultry Birds; No Bird Flu in Guangdong, Say Authorities
FAO Food Price Index Drops Sharply

   United Kingdom

Defra Must Not Ignore CAP Advice

   Hong Kong

Boy Confirmed with Bird Flu in Hong Kong

   Sri Lanka

Call for Govt to Protect Poultry Farmers


Chicken Price Out of Reach
Heat Wave Hits Poultry Industry


Eggs Processed with Potentially Toxic Salt
Egg Prices Rise Sharply
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Down Last Week
No Bird Flu in Guangdong, Say Authorities


Cambodia Reports HPAI Outbreak


Doux Put into Administration
WMC - IMS in Partnership with FAO on Livestock Emissions


Bulgarian Poultry Farms Meet EC Welfare Standards


Kate Hartcher in the Pecking Order
Eggshell quality & Risks of Food-borne Pathogens

   European Union

Measures Proposed to Ensure Green Transition


Soccsksargen Strengthens Livestock, Poultry Sector


Bird Construction to Build Maple Leaf Plant

   Saudi Arabia

UN Welcomes $66 Million for Projects in Saudi Arabia


Poultry Farmers Cry Foul Over Market

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