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Thursday 27th September 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor








Editorial - Danes Mystified by Antibiotic Resistance in Chicken

Nearly half of the samples from chicken meat imported into Denmark contain ESBL bacteria and for the first time, according to the new Danish surveillance report, DANMAP, the level is almost as high in Danish chicken meat.

ESBL bacteria are among the most rapidly increasing global resistance problems. ESBL bacteria are resistant to the broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents, cephalosporins, that are widely used for treating life-threatening infections in humans.

The annual DANMAP report from 2011 shows that almost one in every two samples of both imported and Danish chicken meat contains ESBL bacteria. It is significantly more than found earlier in Danish chicken meat. In 2010, almost one in every 10 samples of Danish chicken meat was positive.

"The high occurrence of resistance to cephalosporins in chicken meat is alarming because there is a risk that bacteria are transferred from chicken meat to humans," commented Yvonne Agersø, Senior Researcher at the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

Poultry meat consumption in Germany is reported to be stable although shifts between the types of meat and meat products might be due to varied price developments in the individual segments. With a volume of approximately 7.3 million tonnes, the demand for meat and meat products remains unchanged as compared to the previous year, according to InterMeat, a trade show that took place in Düsseldorf this week.

As the result of adverse publicity about use of antibiotics in the poultry industry, the consumption of poultry meat dropped for a short while but the latest figures point to a recovery back to about 11.5kg per person.

Taking place in Naples at the end of last week was the general assembly of a.v.e.c., the European association of poultry producers and processors. One of the issues that sparked debate was a recent report that Brazilian poultry producers have been promised a tax break by the government, which the a.v.e.c. participants consider to be unfair competition.


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Agricultural Commodities: Chicken Meat
A review of the state of the industry by Clay Mifsud, based on research by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) for the September Quarter 2012.

Meat and the Environment - Future Directions
The need for sustainable food production from animals is paramount to future resiliency and viability of the agri-food sector in many parts of the world, Karin Wittenberg from the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment at the University of Manitoba told the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology in Montreal, Canada.

Risk Factors Associated with Clostridial Dermatitis on US Turkey-Grower Farms
High environmental humidity and alkaline soil contribute to clostridial dermatitis, according to a new study from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). It also found two measures that might help control the disease: footwear scrubbing by employees and keeping litter composting sheds more than 200 feet from poultry barns.

Why Raise Poultry on Pasture?
Advice on keeping free-range poultry from Terrell Spencer, NCAT Poultry Specialist.

Reports of Salmonella in Chickens
According to the 2011 edition of 'Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB', an annual publication from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, 13.5 per cent fewer Salmonella incidents from chickens were reported in 2011 than in the previous year.

Cobb500: A Balanced Product that Satisfies Everyone
With the Cobb500 enjoying its highest ever sales in Spain, Cobb Española is investing €5 million (US$6.3 million) this year in expanding hatchery and farm output.

Phytogenics – New Benefits of a Proven Approach
An introduction to phytogenic feed additives by Dr Tobias Steiner (Director Competence Center Phytogenics) and Dr Ahmed Aufy (Product Manager) with Biomin Holdings GmbH.


Maximising Output the Focus for Ross Customers
SOUTH AFRICA - Over 100 Ross customers recently attended the annual South African Ross roadshows, organised by Ross Poultry Breeders (RPB), the local Ross distributor. The week-long roadshow took place across three locations in South Africa in early August in Stellenbosch near Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.
VIV Supports China Mission Dutch Poultry Centre
CHINA - VIV is facilitating a collective promotion of 15 Dutch companies that will make a joint presentation in China.
New Concept for VIV China
CHINA - A complete range of conferences, network meetings, workshops, knowledge platforms and presentations on the subject of innovative animal husbandry forms the new format for VIV China.
Aviagen Strengthens Hatchery Specialist Team
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA - Aviagen has strengthened its hatchery specialist team with the appointment of Guo Jun to the role of Incubation Specialist supporting customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Space-Ray Introduces Tube Heaters with Safety System
US - Space-Ray has introduced a line of positive pressure radiant gas tube heaters with an innovative, patented Tube Integrity Safety System (TISS), that provides additional safety for poultry houses.
Innovations and Trends at EuroTier 2012
GERMANY - EuroTier represents the largest European and world innovations market for machinery, equipment and farm inputs as well as for management of professional animal husbandry. This year, with 300 innovations submitted by a total of 182 exhibitors from 23 countries, EuroTier has reached an new record.
Cherkizovo Chooses Smart for Russia’s Largest Hatchery
RUSSIA - Russia’s Cherkizovo Group will place Pas Reform’s Smart single-stage incubation and hatchery technologies at the heart of Russia’s largest and most progressive new poultry complex.
SALmate Embraces Life in Thailand
THAILAND - American manufacturer, The Ballard Group, Inc., has officially launched its innovative EPA/DHA dry encapsulated formulation, SALmate, during a full-day seminar in the Thai capital of Bangkok.
Aviagen Joins Best Opava
CZECH REPUBLIC - Aviagen was among the 250 attendees at last week’s 20th anniversary celebrations of one of the company’s major customers in the Czech Republic, Best Opava. Members of the Aviagen team, including Neil Clark, Balasz Takacs and Vlada Zima, joined a number of Best customers and other suppliers in the celebrations.
Brazilians Look to Future at Cobb-Vantress
US - Cobb-Vantress hosted Brazilian veterinarians to give them an insight into the development of new chicken products during a visit to Arkansas, USA.
Ultrabond: Optivite’s Ultimate Mycotoxin Binder
UK - Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi belonging to Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium species growing in crops under unfavourable conditions. The mycotoxins of greatest agriculture concerns include aflatoxin, ochratoxins, trichothecenes, zearalenone, and fumonisins. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that approximately 25 per cent of world crops are contaminated by mycotoxins annually.
Agrilamp in Space France
FRANCE - The SPACE Agriculture Show France was a spectacular success for French distributor Plasson Europe. Plasson has now been representing Agrilamp in France for the past year and has continued growth in sales throughout this period.
EuroTier: Unique Programme for Animal Husbandry
GERMANY - This year over 2,300 exhibitors from 51 countries will be represented at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover for EuroTier 2012.
Danisco Debuts under DuPont Branding at WPC 2012
BRAZIL - Historic Salvador, located on the northeast coast of Brazil in the state of Bahia, played host to the XXIV World’s Poultry Congress (WPC), an event at which Danisco Animal Nutrition made its debut as part of DuPont.
Termotecnica Pericoli: 45 Years and Still Innovative
GERMANY - Termotecnica Pericoli has many reasons to celebrate this year at Euro Tier 2012. The company will be celebrating their founding and development over a long and very illustrious 45 years of Innovation, Quality and Performance in their range of heating, ventilation and cooling products and systems.
De la Colina Joins Diamond V
MEXICO - The Diamond V Latin America office is pleased to announce the addition of Fernando de la Colina as Technical Development and Planning Manager. He will be responsible for supporting and developing the monogastric business in Latin America.
Smart Expansion for Ross in Turkey
TURKEY - In response to continuing growth, Aviagen-owned Ross Breeders Anadolu (RBA) is to step up its domestic production of parent stock chicks this year, with the commissioning of a new Smart™ single-stage grandparent stock hatchery from Pas Reform.
FOSSILSHIELD Combats 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.
New Ross Grandparent Customer in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - A grandparent contract was signed in Lahore on the 6th of September by Dr Anwar M Randhawa, Chairman of Hi-Tech Group during a visit by Robin Singleton, Ross Customer & Technical Service Manager for the region.


   Global

Meyn Names New Global Sales Director
Agflation Pushes Food Prices up 15 Per Cent
Support to Agriculture at Historic Low

   European Union

Young Farmers Ask for Financial Support
Council Looks to Reform Ag Policy
EU Agencies Investigate Rare Salmonella Incident
Call for Better Market Management
Significant Progress Made on Ag Policy

   Canada

Govt Invests in Alberta Meat Processor

   United States

USPOULTRY Foundation Allocates Grants
USDA Expands Drought Assistance
Use of Synthetic Methionine in Organic Feeds Extended
EU, US Welfare Organisations Meet
Scientists, Farmers Call for End to Antibiotic Use
US Exporting More Paws and Feet
Coalition Urges USDA to Withdraw Poultry Slaughter Proposal
ConAgra Food Sales Up
USDA Crop Report: Soybean Prices Tumble
USPOULTRY, Foundation Approve Research Grants
New Food Safety Guide for Smaller Processors
Obama, Romney Outline Positions on Farm Issues
Fewer Egg-, Broiler-Type Eggs Hatched
FSIS Guidance for Listeria Sampling
Hormel Announces Retirements, New Member

   Ireland

Farmers Appeal to Retailers over Rising Costs

   New Zealand

Fish Fed Poultry Oil

   Denmark

Hens Eat Hemp
More ESBL Bacteria in Danish Chicken

   Italy

AVEC: Most Successful Meeting Ever
AVEC: EU Poultry Meat Serves Consumers' Wellbeing

   United Kingdom

Goose Puts Michaelmas Back on Calendar
Celebrating British Egg Week
NFU Calls for Greater Transparency on Grain Quality
Turkey Science Meeting on the Move

   Netherlands

Knowledge of Animal Genomes Contributes to Food Security

   Spain

2013 Welfare Conference: Call for Abstracts

   Mexico

Latin American Animal Nutrition Congress

   Australia

Laws Amended to Help Large-Scale Farming

   France

Chicks Develop Feed Preferences as Embryos

   Germany

IFFA 2013: No. 1 Show for Meat Industry
German Meat Consumption Stable

   Russian Federation

Russia Poultry Imports Increased

   India

Oman Lifts Ban on Eggs from India

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