converting website visitors - news, features, articles and disease information for the poultry industry

ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 13 September 2012

You are receiving this email as you are a subscriber of
The home of premium international poultry news and information.
Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
The Poultry Site

Thursday 13th September 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial - Mexico Counts the Cost of Bird Flu

H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza broke out in Mexico's top egg-producing state, Jalisco, in late June. Since that first outbreak, ThePoultrySite has been following developments, which have included major disruptions to the egg market in this country that is among the leading egg-consuming countries of the world. Egg prices to consumers rose on fears of tight supplies and the country was forced to import significant quantities of eggs for the first time, mainly from the US and under a quota system.

Concerted efforts to try to contain the outbreaks now appear to have paid off and the ministry of agriculture says it is pleased to report that no further bird flu outbreaks have been reported over the last 20 days. The statement adds that more than 22.3 million birds have been culled.

The country's poultry association, UNA, says its latest analysis reveals the bird flu outbreaks cost more than 8,615 million pesos - around US$860 million. As well as the millions of birds slaughtered, 7,688 jobs have been lost.

UNA President, Crivelli Jaime Espinoza, says that the cost to the industry came from decreased egg production, a fall in income and subsequently a loss in jobs.

He added that the industry must now work together with the government and other authorities to compensate as soon as possible those who have suffered.

The Mexican poultry industry is working hard to keep egg production up to guarantee supply, he added, and it is beginning to repopulate flocks.

As well as compulsory slaughter of affected flocks, the country also carried out two rounds of vaccination against the disease, the most recent of which started in the third week of August.

Turning to other news, continued deterioration of cereal crop prospects over the past two months, due to unfavourable weather conditions in a number of major grain-producing countries, has led to a sharp cut in FAO's world production forecast since its previous report in July.

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report says that, compared to the previous month, global wheat supplies for 2012/13 are projected 3.1 million tons lower, mostly due to lower expected production in Russia. Global coarse grain supplies for 2012/13 are projected 4.0 million tons lower despite higher beginning stocks of corn in the US and barley in Canada. Reduced corn production prospects for EU-27, Serbia and Canada added to the decline in the US to reduce world corn output 8.0 million tons.

ThePoultrySite App is now available on your iPhone.

Get the latest international poultry news, in-depth feature articles, event details and more delivered direct to your mobile device.

Available in the App Store

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2012 - Europe Exports One Quarter of Global Chicken Meat Traded
Europe, as a region, accounts for almost one quarter of unprocessed chicken meat worldwide and nearly all of this is from EU countrues, which also trade significant volumes of meat internally, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans in his analysis of the trends in this trade around the world. Growing self-sufficiency in Russia is reducing imports into that country, while Ukraine is looking to grow its chicken meat exports.

PSA Meeting Explored Sustainability and Safety of Poultry
The Keynote Symposium at the 2012 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting was entitled 'Tomorrow's Poultry: Sustainability and Safety'.

Global Grain Markets Tighten - FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief
Continued deterioration of cereal crop prospects over the past two months, due to unfavourable weather conditions in a number of major producing regions, has led to a sharp cut in FAO's world production forecast since the previous report in July. Based on the latest indications, global cereal production would not be sufficient to cover fully the expected utilization in the 2012/13 marketing season, pointing to a larger drawdown of global cereal stocks than earlier anticipated.

PUFA Enrichment in Laying Hens Fed an Extruded Flax-Enriched Diet
Feeding hens different levels of a dietary source of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), researchers in Edmonton, Canada, found significant differences in egg PUFA level after 12 days without an effect on the PUFA concentration in the hens' plasma. PUFAs can have beneficial effects on human health and raising their concentration in eggs is one way to boost people's intake of PUFA.

Biosecurity for Organic Livestock Producers
Practical tips on everything from property planning to day-to-day management by Karen Omalley of IDO Organic Farming in a factsheet from News South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

Industry Trends: Medication, Vaccination, Health Management Strategies in Layer and Breeder Flocks
Developments in vaccination, medication and general health management were outlined by David G.S. Burch (Octagon Services Ltd, UK) in a paper presented at Novartis's International Poultry Health Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in July 2012.

Optimal Sample Collection Methods for Avian Influenza Virus Detection
Pooling more samples could cut pre-slaughter testing costs substantially per flock, according to new research from Athens, Georgia. Test accuracy could be improved by using the optimal swab type, media and transport conditions.

Overview of Salmonella in Livestock and People
Summary of the 2011 edition of 'Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB', an annual publication from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, providing data on salmonella reports from livestock species in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).

Novus Announces New Design for Product Packaging
US - Novus International, Inc. announces the unveiling of a new design in its product packaging.
Toasting Mach Success 20 Years on
CZECH REPUBLIC - Five hundred guests from Europe and the United States celebrated in July the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Mach Drubez Company in Litomysl, Czech Republic.
Visit Petersime at EuroTier 2012
BELGIUM - Petersime will be exhibiting at EuroTier 2012. Visit them at their booth (Hall 9, stand E13) for a demonstration of their new product.
Mixed Probiotic Reduces Campylobacter Colonisation in Chicks
GLOBAL - An international collaboration of scientists has shown, in two experiments, a reduction in caecal colonisation by Campylobacter jejuni in broiler chicks after the administration of an avian-specific probiotic.
Aviagen Hosts Top Japanese Companies
UK - Aviagen, together with Nippon Chunky Co Ltd, the company's long term, successful Ross distributor for Japan, accompanied three leading companies on a four-day visit to the United Kingdom during the last week of August.
AB Vista Present at SPACE 2012
FRANCE - AB Vista, the leading global supplier of new generation micro-ingredients for the animal feed industry will be exhibiting at SPACE 2012 (11-14 September 2012) at the Exhibition Centre, Rennes Airport, France.
New Aviagen School Gets off to Flying Start
GLOBAL - The first module of Aviagen's new Production Management School for customers based in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa has now been completed and received high praise from attendees. The new School was created following huge demand for places at Aviagen's well established Schools in the US, China and Brazil.
Egg Force Reader Aids Government Test Shell Strength
GLOBAL - Instruments manufactured by ORKA Food Technology (better known as "EggTester.Com") are being used extensively in QC laboratories operated by egg producers, packers, universities, regulatory authorities, and primary breeders all over the world. Here is a report from Dan Dan Bachrach, an expert in raising Laying Hens, Training Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel, which purchased ORKA's Egg Force Reader (EFR) for research purposes a year ago.
Netherlands Reinforces Position in Innovative Livestock Breeding
NETHERLANDS - Four Netherlands-based international companies - CRV (beef cattle), Hendrix Genetics (poultry and pigs), TOPIGS (pigs) and Cobb Europe (poultry) and Wageningen University & Research have committed themselves to reinforcing the position of the Netherlands as an innovative livestock breeding country through the Breed4Food initiative.

   European Union

Auditors Say EFSA is Functioning Well
Tillmann Goes as VION CEO
Poultry and Turkey Sectors to Grow
Protecting the Next Generation of EU Farmers

   New Zealand

Novel Insect Project Could Provide Protein Feed Solutions


FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
Development in Livestock Sector Could Reduce Poverty
Global Grain Balance Forecast Tightened

   Viet Nam

Chicken Imports Rise in Viet Nam
New Fatal Bird-Flu Virus Appears in Viet Nam


Co-ordinated Plan to Deal with Weather Crisis
Farmers Patience with Retailers Runs Out

   United Kingdom

Egg Firm Fined for Operating Without Permits
Campaign Calls on Govt to Drop Tax on Cooked Chicken
IEC London 2012 Conference off to Excellent Start
IAH to Become Pirbright Institute
IEC Discusses Bird Flu, International Challenges


Govt, Private Sector Put Key Farm Products into Clusters

   United States

Industry Urges Senate to Refrain from Disaster Bill
Improving Animal Health and Welfare
CME: Focus This Month is on Harvested Acres
NFU Kicks Off Legislative Fly-In
Reducing Water Usage and Environmental Impact
No Nutritional Benefit to Organic Produce
Improving Labour Efficiency through Automation
FDA Warns Iowa Egg Farm over Salmonella
Feeding Microbials Leads to Mystery Immune Response
Developing Workplace Safety Methods and Technologies


High Feed Prices Hit Poultry Producers Hard


Brazlian Poultry Industry Calls for Govt Help
Agribusiness Exports Grow 1.8 per cent
JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Revenue


EMAI Biosecurity Centre Attracts Industry Recognition
Retailers Making Australian Producers Uncompetitive


Retailers Take 154 Per Cent over Farmgate Price


Hendrix Opens New Genomics Lab in France
Partial Offers on Five Doux Sites


IFC Helps Small Poultry Farms Develop Sustainable Agribusiness


Poultry Breeders Demand Govt Support


Farm Produce Prices Begin to Fall


No Further Outbreaks of Bird Flu
Mexican Bird Flu Outbreak Cost Industry 8,615 Million Pesos

Events / Promotions

Intestinal Health
Biomin - Mycotoxins
Global Poultry Trends - Exclusively prepared for
Poultry Enzyme Researcher
VIV China 2012
Poultry Technical Specialist Wanted

MSD Animal Health Aquaculture
Evonik - AMINODat�® 4.0, the most comprehensive amino acid database in the world
Cobb - Feed Costs!
Pfizer Global Poultry - Embrex Inovoject m
Novus International
The PERFECT PAIR is now available

Hatchery incubators
The Difference is in the Delivery
Hy-Line International
Petersime - Incubator Innovator
Biomin - The Natural Way

Orego-Stim for Poultry from Meriden Animal Health

Novartis Animal Health

LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation

Santrev - The Poultry House contruction specialists
The Pig, Poultry, Beef, Fish, Dairy, Meat, Cattle, Crop & Bioenergy Sites
From 5M Publishing
From 5M Publishing
  unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences 

Our Sponsors


Seasonal Picks

Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics: The Evolving Story of Our Relationship with Farm Animals