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Thursday 9th August 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor








Editorial: World Poultry Congress Opens in Brazil

The president of the Brazilian branch of WPSA, Dr Edir Nepomuceno da Silva, set out his goals for the future at a satellite meeting, organised by Novus, at the World Poultry Congress in Salvador this week.

Among his goals is to help develop the poultry industry in Africa, an ambitious aim on which Novus has already made a start.

The real business of the 24th World Poultry Congress started with six concurrent conferences sessions covering a variety of topics from poultry health and nutrition to welfare/environment, slaughtering and genetics.

There is also a substantial exhibition area featuring exhibits and stands from local and global suppliers to the poultry industry.

At an event organised by Novus entitled ‘The Future of the Poultry Industry: Are you Ready?’, the president of the WPSA branch hosting the Congress, Dr da Silva, expressed his hopes and priorities for the next four years, a period in which he is expected to be president of the global WPSA.

During the congress, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) signed an agreement with the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF) to help finance Low Carbon Agriculture.

The decision is the result of a study conducted by Embrapa Swine and Poultry, which compared the impact of reducing greenhouse gases to the modernisation of farms.

"The study shows that poultry producers can reduce CO2 emissions by 4 million tonnes, which corresponds to a three per cent reduction for agriculture within the Low Carbon Agriculture Programme," said the director of Embrapa Swine and Poultry, Dirceu Talamini.

The first congress was held in 1912, in London, and the World’s Poultry Science Association now has almost 8,000 members of 81 national branches around the world.

After holding off strong bidding competition from Berlin and Orlando, the 26th World Poultry Congress (WPC) will be held in Paris in August 2020.

The event will be held in August 2020 at the Palais des Congrès.

Away from the congress, the FAO Food Price Index climbed six per cent in July 2012 after three months of decline.

The Index, which measures the monthly change in the international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 213 points, up 12 points from June. That was still well below the peak of 238 points reached in February 2011.

In the EU, the Secretariat of the European Parliament Agriculture Committee has confirmed that in total MEPs have lodged over 7000 changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms.

MEPs lodged 2292 amendments to Direct Payments legislative proposals, 2127 amendments to Rural Development proposals, 2094 amendments to Single Market proposals and 769 amendments to Finance and Cross Compliance proposals.

These totals do not include the 719 amendments already on the table from the Committee Rappateurs Luis Capoulas Santos, Michael Dantin and Giovanni La Via.

In Mexico, six further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H7N3 have been reported to the OIE.

The six outbreaks occurred between the 16-27 July, in the Jalisco region of Mexico.

In total 263,486 birds were involved.


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Avian Forum Pushes the Boundaries of Chicken Protection
Infectious bursal disease (IBD; also known as Gumboro disease) was the main focus of the Merial Avian Forum held recently in Rome. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, reports on the meeting.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas Account for 70 Per Cent of World Chicken Exports
The Americas is the most important region of the world for exports of fresh/chilled/frozen chicken meat, accounting for some 67 per cent of the global total in 2009, according to Terry Evans in his latest analysis of the world's poultry industry.

Maximising Carbon Dioxide Content of Shell Eggs by Rapid Cooling Treatment and Its Effect on Shell Egg Quality
The rapid cooling of shell eggs with liquid carbon dioxide extends their shelf life, according to news research from Purdue University.

A Cut Above: Innovative Robot Uses 3-D Imaging and Sensor-based Cutting Technology to Debone Poultry
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.

Ergonomic Benefits in the Hatchery
Tips on design to make the hatchery a safe and pleasant place for people to work from Marleen Boerjan of Pas Reform.

New Study Maps Hotspots of Human-animal Infectious Diseases and Emerging Disease Outbreaks
A new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and Rift Valley fever finds that an "unlucky" 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths per year. The vast majority occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Jatropha as a New Livestock Feed Resource
FAO is encouraging the use of co-products of the energy crop, Jatropha, as new livestock feed resources to reduce food-feed competition.


Ceva to Launch the “Perfect Pair” for Hatchery Vaccination at 24th World Poultry Congress in Brazil, August 5-9 2012
BRAZIL - Vaccinating against Newcastle and Gumboro disease has always been difficult for broiler producers because of the uncertainty created by varying levels of maternally derived antibodies (MDA) in chicks.
Jordan Orders Another 29 Petersime Incubators
JORDAN - Impressed with the results of its new 24 million egg hatchery equipped with Petersime incubators, the Union for Agricultural Development and Slaughtering soon decided to expand its setting capacity with another 21 million broiler eggs.
Ceva North America Operations to Expand on Lenexa Campus
US - Ceva Holdings, Inc. has announced the consolidation of all North America headquarters operations to its Lenexa campus. The move is expected to result in better synergies between key business functions and allow Ceva to serve its customers more efficiently for both Ceva Biomune and Ceva Animal Health. Some business functions had previously been located in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Novus to Present Nutrition Research Results at WPC 2012
BRAZIL - The World Poultry Congress (WPC) is considered one of the most important global events for the dissemination of poultry science and technology research results. Attendees at the WPC 2012, which is being held on August 5-9 at the Bahia Convention Center in Salvador, Brazil, will have the opportunity to learn and share the latest research discoveries and technology developments from throughout all aspects of poultry production.
The Perfect Pair: A Major Advance in Hatchery Vaccination Made Simple
GLOBAL - The latest technology is of little use if it cannot be used easily in everyday life.
Novus Supports IEC Involvement with FAO-led Partnership
GLOBAL - Novus International, Inc. recently announced its support of the International Egg Commission's (IEC) involvement with a new partnership that was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in July 2012. The purpose of the partnership is to improve and harmonize the way in which the environmental impacts of the livestock industry are measured.
Aviagen Adds Experience to its Global Veterinary Technical Team
MIDDLE EAST - Aviagen has strengthened its Global Veterinary Technical Team with the appointment of Dr. Pavel Shkarlat as Poultry Veterinarian, providing health and management advice as the Ross Veterinarian for the Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMEA) region.
Danisco Animal Nutrition Expands US Team with Poultry Specialist
US - Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business segment of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, has strengthened its technical services team in the United States with the appointment of poultry nutrition specialist Dr. Nuntawadee Sriperm to the role of technical services manager.


   Brazil

WPC 2012: 24th World Poultry Congress Opens in Salvador
WPC 2012: Brazil's WPSA President Shares a Vision for Africa
WPC 2012: Greenhouse Gas Financing Programme Agreed
WPC 2012: 2020 Congress Will be Held in Paris
Marfrig Completes Asset Swap with Brasil Foods
Chicken Cuts for the Middle East
Strong Forecast for Brazil Maize, US Drought Raises Feed Costs
Pork, Chicken Prices Begin to Rise, Beef Maintained

   Russian Federation

Agricultural Bank Backs Duck and Poultry Complex
Russian Grain Exports to be Maintained

   Bhutan

Bhutan Bans Extreme Confinement Cages for Layers

   Pakistan

PHC Maintains Ban on export of Cattle & Poultry

   Mexico

SENASICA Delivers Vaccines to Control AI Outbreak
OIE: More HPAI Outbreaks Reported in Mexico
Poultry Union Disagrees With Ministry Over Chicken Taxes
Quick Action Contains Mexico AH7N3 Virus - Monitoring Continues
OIE: Further Mexico H7N3 Outbreaks Reported

   United States

Lawmakers Ask EPA for Waiver of Corn-Ethanol Mandate
Dozier Receives Poultry Nutrition Award
California Egg Farmers File Motion to Intervene in Proposition 2 Lawsuit
Drought Disaster Programme Passed by House
Tyson Reports Drop in Income
House Avoids US Farm Bill, Approves Disaster-Only Measure
Coming to Grips with Drought Response Decisions
CME: US/Mexico Anti-Dumping Saga Continues
USDA Offers More Drought Assistance to US Producers

   France

Commercial Court Backs Barclays and Doux

   Nigeria

Canadian Firm & Niger Govt to Raise 26M Chickens Yearly

   India

Egg Prices Set to Rise as Austere Season Ends

   United Kingdom

Retailers Asked to Recognise Effect of Cost Pressure
Agricultural Sustainability Priority for Moy Park
Processor Fined for Taking Excess Water Just Ahead of Drought
UK Project to Improve Environmental Efficiency of Turkey Production
Livestock 2012: The Business Debates
Simplify Rights of Way Process, Says NFU

   Canada

Government Seeks Feedback on Feed Regulations
Website Offers Information on Feed Grain Availability, Price
Maple Leaf Net Earnings Rise

   Korea, South

Heat Wave in South Korea Kills More Than 341,000 Birds
Record Heat Wave Kills Over 830,000 Farm Animals

   Australia

RSPCA Attacks Poultry Industry Proposal for Free Range Standards
Developing A Non-Invasive Test for Australian Welfare Status

   Iran

Chicken Sold at Inflated Prices on Iran 'Black Market'

   New Zealand

Efficiency with Farm Inputs - Essential for Success

   Germany

New Case of Dioxin in German Eggs

   Viet Nam

OIE: Further H5N1 Outbreaks Reported by Viet Nam

   Global

Brazilian Broiler Production Soars to Meet Demand
Feed Additive Market to Reach Value of $17.5 Billion
FAO Food Price Index up Six Per Cent

   European Union

MEPs Lodge 7000 Changes to EU Subsidy Reform

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