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Thursday 28th June 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

EDITORIAL: India-US Poultry Trade Dispute to WTO

The US and India look set to do battle in the World Trade Organisation over restrictions imposed by the Indian government on imports of poultry products.

The US concerns surround the ban on poultry products from regions that have reported outbreaks of low pathogen avian influenza.

India held off a previous attempt to have the issue resolved by the WTO a month ago, because it claimed the reasons for the trade block were based on science. The US has rebuffed that stance and said there is no scientific reason to ban the imports.

The US is supported in its stance by several other countries including China, Ecuador, Colombia, EU, Japan, Canada, Guatemala and Viet Nam.

US poultry associations believe the export trade to India could be worth up to $300 million if the trade barriers are removed.

Markets in South America could be opening up for European producers and processors as this week the EU signed trade agreements with Peru and Colombia.

Once fully implemented, the agreement will eliminate tariffs in all industrial and fisheries products, increase market access for agricultural products, improve access to public procurement, services and investment markets, further reduce technical barriers to trade, and establish common disciplines including on intellectual property rights, transparency and competition.

The European Commission estimates that the trade deal will relieve EU exporters of €270 million in duties annually.

Legislation that has been introduced in the EU and is now finding its way onto the statute books in the US, regarding the banning of battery cages for laying hens and the introduction of enriched cages could soon find its way into law in New Zealand.

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is reported to have finalised the code and will send it to the Government for approval by the end of the week.

NAWAC chair Dr John Hellstrom says the new code would rule out the use of battery cages, but would not specify the timing.

Dr Hellstrom says larger colony cages, which allow hens to stand and flap their wings, would be an alternative along with free range and barn-style systems.

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European Meat Processing Industry Slowly Evolving
Over the last number of years, some of the major European meat processors were at a crossroads in terms of the direction their business was heading with the majority having no operations outside their domestic country, writes Peter Duggan, Strategic Information Services, Bord Bia-Irish Food Board.

Consumer Acceptance of Broiler Breast Meat with Varying Degrees of White Striping
As the severity of white striping increased, acceptance decreased in a US consumer study. More than half of those asked said they would probably not, or definitely not, buy the breast fillets with moderate or severe white striping.

Rethinking Research Methods for Emerging Technologies
Researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Food Processing Technology Division and the University of Georgia’s Poultry Science Department have worked individually, collectively and jointly to address current and future challenges facing the poultry and allied industries, writes John Pierson.

Identifying Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Conferring Marek's Disease Resistance
Researchers with the USDA Agricultural Research Service have identified genetic markers that have the potential to be used for the selection of breeder lines of chickens with improved genetic resistance to Marek’s disease.

Keeping the Hatchery Free of Aspergillus
Tips on the prevent and elimination of this fungus, which causes respiratory diseases in young birds from Marleen Boerjan of Pas Reform.

Aviagen & Inghams Enterprises Sign Heads of Agreement on Future Supply
AUSTRALIA - The two companies formally entered into the principles of agreement on Sunday, 20 May, that will strengthen their partnership and form an important commitment for future supply to both Inghams and the Australian poultry industry.
Halamid Poultry Disinfectant Growing in SE Asia
THAILAND - Axcentive is delighted to have teamed up with Biosecurity Consultancy (Thai) since the first half of 2012.
Broiler Growing with Big Dutchman Poultry Systems
GERMANY - On the occasion of a convincing Open House, Ronny Lange from Osteroda in Brandenburg (Germany) recently inaugurated his four new houses for poultry growing.
New EOC 53
ITALY - The newly redesigned and engineered Termotecnica Pericoli EOC range of fans has undergone a transformation to the new increased 53" diameter propeller while retaining the original external wall housing dimensions.
Aviagen Turkeys Celebrates 50 Years of BUT Brand
EU - Aviagen Turkeys Ltd hosted representatives from all the major European Turkey operations at a three day conference (19-21 June) to commemorate 50 years of the B.U.T. brand.
Performing Two Steps Lines - Meat-Bone Debone and Separator
THAILAND - South East Asian markets are developing rapidly and at the same time the processed meat sector is also seeing changes.

   European Union

Risk Assessment of GM Animals
Auditors Organic Report - A Model for EU Regulation?

   United States

Meat Without Drugs Campaign Launched
Senate Passes Farm Bill
Antimicrobials that Destroy Bacteria, Solve Resistance
Soybean Fundamentals Remain Strong
CME: Crop Condition Ratings Not as Bad as Expected
CME: Livestock and Poultry Reports to be Released
NCC Board Elects Two New Directors
Controlling Insects, Rodents Vital to Healthy Livestock
New CFO and CAFO Rules Mean Operational Changes

   United Kingdom

Adapting to a Changing Climate
Poultry Farmer Wins Business Award
NFUS Board Set for Supermarket Sweep
Unscrambling the Facts


Africa Presents Business Opportunities for Indian Poultry
Low Production Sends Egg Prices Skyrocketing
Prices of Poultry Products Likely to Rise Again
Costlier Ingredients Likely to Raise Poultry Feed Prices


BC Egg Marketing Board Boosts Food Safety
Harper Govt Hatching New & Innovative Ways to Help Farmers


UBABEF Applauds Govt Decision at WTO
Egg Production Grows Again


Guyana Lifts Duty on Imported Chicken


BIRD FLU: Indonesia to Produce Bird Flu Vaccine; LPAI in Mexico; HPAI in Hong Kong
Commissioner Calls for Sustainable Agriculture Commitment
No Farmers, No Food, No Future
EU Signs Trade Agreement with Colombia, Peru
US to Take on India at WTO Over Poultry Import Restrictions


Three LPAI Outbreaks in Jalisco


Dioxins Discovered in More German Eggs


Women Receive Poultry Farming Training in Kano

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Reports More HPAI in Wild Birds


Doux Family Fights to Save the Company
Farm Unions Backing Doux Farmers

   Viet Nam

Vietnamese Pig and Poultry Farmers in Crisis


Use of Antibiotics in Livestock Farming Continues to Drop


Farmer Claims Chickens Lost Due to Negligence


Senate Calls for New Agricultural Body
Free Range Egg Production in South Australia
AECL Statement on Aussie Egg Standards


Sustainability Development Programme for Irish Food
IFA Row Erupts Over Disposal of Poultry Litter

   New Zealand

No Decision Yet on Larger Chicken Cages
New Welfare Code for Poultry Expected Soon


China Farm Produce Prices Still Rising


Opposition Calls for Removal of GCT from Eggs

   Puerto Rico

Poultry Sector Insists on More Regulation

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