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Thursday 14th June 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial – World Meat Congress Tackled Challenging Issues

The global protein market is in a state of structural change. The world is no longer one of structural surpluses, it is a world of structural scarcity, according to David Nelson, a global strategist with Rabobank’s Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory Group. He was addressing the World Meat Congress in Paris last week.

At the same meeting, the industry was warned about possible unintended consequences of change. Former congressman, Charlie Stenholm, said that the complete decline of the horse slaughter industry and the closure of slaughterhouses for horses led by animal rights activists have had severe implications for animal welfare and for the entire horse industry in the US.

He warned that other sectors in the meat industry are also at risk from activists demanding changes to welfare conditions, which he described as “the unintended consequences”.

A new report has identified potential benefits to the UK meat industry to the tune of around £40 million per annum. The report, prepared for the Royal Agricultural College and entitled A Creative Study Into the Scope for Increasing Value from Fallen Livestock and Animal By-products was presented by Stewart Houston this week. The benefits and value accrue as the result of reduced mortalities as well as better handling, storage and transport of carcasses and improved marketing of the by-products to achieve higher prices.

The UK’s Harper Adams University College hosted the 2012 Temperton Fellowship Research Report presentation this week by Stephen Lister, a specialist poultry veterinarian and co-founder of Crowshall Veterinary Services. His report was entitled ‘Poultry in the Public Eye – The Consumer:Industry Interface’.

The report examines the dramatic development of the poultry industry over the last 50 years, the power of the consumer to influence farm animal welfare, the contrast between consumers’ stated intentions and actual buying behaviour, barriers to consumption of high-welfare products and the need for greater education and knowledge transfer to consumers.

Also in the news, the Ministry of Agriculture and Embrapa say that Brazil will increase meat production by 10.9 million tonnes or more than 43 per cent over the next 10 years. Chicken is expected to have the highest rate of growth in production between 2011/2012 to 2021/2022, with an annual growth projected to be 4.2 per cent.

Brazilian egg exports fetched revenues of US$19.6 million in the first five months of 2012, an increase of nearly 60 per cent compared with the same period of last year.

Finally, turning to bird flu news, a new report has been published, assessing the potential of live bird markets to act as reservoirs for the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.

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Outbreak of Gizzard Erosion Associated with Fowl Adenovirus Infection in Korea
In experimental work that has described the isolation of fowl adenovirus type 1 (FAdV-1) from chickens in Korea for the first time, researchers report that the Korean isolate induced gizzard lesions in chickens, thus reproducing an outbreak of gizzard erosion caused by FAdV-1 infection.

Investigation of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Campylobacter in Broiler Flocks at Slaughter
Based on the results of a survey, factors that affect the likelihood of Campylobacter colonisation of broilers include partial depopulation of the flock (‘thinning’), season, age and flock mortality, according to new research from the UK. Transportation time to the abattoir appeared to have a small protective effect against colonisation.

Monitoring Helps Brasil Foods Steer IB Vaccination Programme
Careful, high–tech monitoring has demonstrated the volatility of infectious bronchitis (IB) in the field and enabled a Brazilian producer to provide the most effective vaccination programs to contain the disease, according to Mário Sérgio Assayag Jr. in the Journal of Poultry Respiratory Protection from Merck Animal Health, US.

Role of Cleaning and Disinfection
Gerd de Lange of Pas Reform offers advice on cleaning, disinfection and selecting the right chemicals.

Cleaning and Disinfection of Layer House Systems for Shell Egg Production
The poultry industry is a dynamic one and the egg producers, who are part of it, are no exception to the rule, according to Karel Bossuyt and Lieven Dambre from CID Lines.

Mycotoxins: When Prevention is Worthwhile
The occurrence of mycotoxins is ubiquitous, which is why it represents a worldwide problem for the animal industry. Even with the use of prevention techniques in the field or during storage, it is actually impossible to avoid mycotoxins completely in agricultural commodities.

Immigration Policy and its Possible Effects on US Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labour. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible effects of a decrease in the supply of unauthorised labour in all sectors of the US economy – including agriculture – and an increase in the number of temporary non-immigrant and foreign-born farm workers.

Meyn Opens New Head Quarters with Gift to Foodbank
NETHERLANDS - On Tuesday, 5 June Meyn Food Processing Technology officially opened their new international head quarters.
Pfizer Renames Animal Health Division Zoetis
US - Pfizer Inc. has announced the next steps in the strategic alternatives review process for the company's Animal Health business. Preparations are underway to file a registration statement in the US for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of a minority ownership stake in the new company.
2000 S-line Incubators Sold and Installed
GLOBAL - Since the launch of the S-line range of single-stage incubators in 2010, over 2000 S-line setters and hatchers have already been delivered and installed all over the world.
Cobb World Tech School ‘Opens Up New Alternatives’
US - Forty-six participants from 25 countries took part in the 13th world technical school organized by Cobb-Vantress at Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA.
Ventilation the Focus of Ross Distributor Customer Focus Meeting
TURKEY - Ross distributors from across the Middle East and Africa recently met up in Antalya, Turkey at the annual Ross Distributor Customer Focus Team (RDCFT) Meeting to catch up on the progression of their local markets, swap advice and talk about the importance of good ventilation on performance. Thirty one delegates from six countries attended the meeting.
New Anthoney’s Farms Adopt SmartPro Incubation
SRI LANKA - New Anthoney’s Farms (pvt) Ltd has contracted Pas Reform to supply a SmartPro™ single-stage incubation system for its new hatchery in Attanagalla, Sri Lanka.
Pas Reform’s SmartPro the Logical Choice for Miratorg
RUSSIA - Russia’s leading producer of pork and beef has selected SmartPro™ single stage incubation from Pas Reform, to deliver hatchery operations for the development of its new poultry business.
Understanding the Limits of Poultry Production
IRAN - Iran is a major poultry meat and egg producer. With no substitute for protein intake the market is large, but also segregated from most of the world community.
Biomin Ukraine Celebrates 5th Anniversary
UKRAINE - June 1st marked not only the beginning of summer but was also the day Biomin Ukraine celebrated its fifth anniversary.
Atria & Petersime Team Up for Major Hatchery Upgrade
FINLAND - One of the leading Finnish food processing companies, Atria PLC, has recently decided to substantially upgrade and expand its broiler hatchery located in Seinäjoki, Finland. Petersime will be supplying S-line BioStreamer incubators as well as a brand new HVAC system.


WMC - Industry Warned over Unintended Consequences of Changes
Global Protein Market in State of Structural Change

   United States

US Pork Producers Oppose Egg Bill
Opposition to Proposed Congressional Egg Bill Builds
Senate Farm Bill Passes Key Procedural Vote
JBT Corporation Announces Major FoodTech Orders
CME: Declines in Broiler Egg Sets Expected to End
Update on Export Progress
Rapidly Cooling Eggs Can Double Shelf Life
Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
CME: April Red Meat and Poultry Exports Mixed
Normal Trade Relations with Russia Established
CME: June WASDE Report Contains Few Surprises
Use Science in Regulating Antibiotics, Says Coalition
CME: Changes to Projected Red Meat & Poultry Supply


Bhutan Govt Urged to Control Poultry Imports


2012 PIX Wrap-Up
Egg Corporation Claims Consumers Happy with Free Range Standards
Poultry CRC Wins CRCA Collaboration & Innovation Award


Investments in Future-Focused Innovation


Chicken Prices Take Toll on Wedding Receptions
Egg Prices Raised on Demand Hopes
Chandigarh to Get Automatic Poultry Processing Plant
Poultry Feed Prices Remain Steady


Potential of Live Bird Markets to Act as Reservoirs of H5N1 Virus
Fighting Child Labour in Agriculture - More Must be Done
Open Trade Boost to Agricultural Productivity
FAO Urges Greater Push to Reduce Food Losses


Govt Allots P20M for Agri-Fishery Projects in E. Visayas


USAID Poultry Initiative to Generate N58 Billion


Italy Reports Outbreak of Newcastle Disease

   United Kingdom

Temperton Report Focuses on Consumer Attitudes to Poultry
Activity of Bacterial Effector Protein in Molecular Detail
NFU Responds to Industrial Emissions Directive
New Report Identifies Multi-Million-Pound Boost for UK Meat Industry
Positive Outlook for Scottish Agriculture
Can Bird Flu-Resistant Chickens be Developed?
Tough Negotiations for Agricultural Wages Board
NFUS Strengthens Livestock Team
Companies Unite to Combat Animal Disease


Fire Halts Production at Rose Poultry Plant


Record High for Brazilian Agri Exports
Poultry Health & Biosecurity Major Themes at WPC 2012
Egg Exports Up 60 Per Cent
Brazilian Meat Production to Grow by 43.2 per cent


Shenzhen Customs Seizes Frozen Goods


Cappoquin Poultry Set to Return to Profit

   Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to Increase Egg Production

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