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The Poultry Site

Thursday 11th October 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

EDITORIAL: Mexican Avian Influenza Outbreak Under Control

The Mexican authorities have now got the H7N3 avian influenza outbreak in the Los Altos region of the state of Jalisco under control.

The spread of the disease was halted thanks to the swift identification of the virus and the production of a vaccine.

However, the effect of the outbreak has been devastating on the commercial egg sector in the Los Altos region, Mexico's primary egg production zone.

Jalisco state accounts for 55 per cent of the Mexican egg supply and the Los Altos region alone has 60 million layers.

The official statistics indicate a loss of over 22 million laying hens due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which represents 26 per cent of egg production in Jalisco, and 15 per cent of total Mexican egg production.

In Venezuela, domestic poultry production and consumption is expected to continue to grow throughout 2012 and into 2013.

However, imports are expected to take a large share of the market as domestic output is pressured by fixed output prices and high feed costs.

According to the Venezuelan Poultry Federation, FENAVI, (Federación Venezolana de Avicultura) the average monthly production of chicken in 2011 was about 80,000 metric tons and it should increase to 86,400 metric tons in 2012.

The average production of eggs for human consumption during 2011 was 1,180,000 boxes of 360 units and it is estimated to increase by about four per cent in 2012.

In Brazil, production costs for poultry remain high and rose slightly last month although, they are generally stable.

According to the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef), chicken exports reached $632.7 million in September, down 3.4 per cent from the same month last year.

Shipments amounted to 305,700 tonnes, up by 0.4 per cent.

Year-to-date revenues from foreign sales were $5.616 billion, down 6.9 per cent from the same period last year, but in volume, Brazil exported 2.922 million tonnes, up 0.9 per cent from the same period in 2011.

Meanwhile, the poultry companies Averama and BR Frango have merged their activities, following a six month consultation.


100 Years of " Innovation in Biology"

Ceva Santé Animale celebrates 100 years since the creation of the Phylaxia Serum Producing Company in Budapest.

Ceva Phylaxia is today a thriving biotech campus, which combines research, development, production of vaccines and commercial operations on one site. When in 1991, Ceva established its first campus for biological expertise in Budapest, the aim was to continue the tradition of veterinary biology started in 1912 with the formation of "Phylaxia" by Janos Koves. Inspired by such famous researchers as Aladár Aujeszky, József Marek, Domokos Derzsy and Adorján Bartha, names that are familiar to veterinarians worldwide, Ceva Phylaxia's scientists are continuing a long history of Hungarian veterinary excellence.

Today, Ceva Phylaxia is at the centre of a rich collaborative network including many European and International partners, as well as Ceva's other biological campuses including Ceva Biomune, USA, and the group's bio-molecular vaccine research team in Yokohama, Japan among others.

Following the major success of its innovative, immune complex Gumboro vaccine - Transmune® IBD, Ceva researchers have demonstrated a complete compatibility with that of their latest Newcastle vector vaccine - Vectormune® ND making vaccination in the hatchery against these widely spread global diseases much simpler. As a result Ceva has named this dual vaccination: the 'Perfect Pair' another step towards helping its customers in the enormous task of improving production and feeding a future population of 9 billion.

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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2012 - Chicken Meat Trade Rises in Africa, Steady in Oceania
Chicken meat trade in Oceania is small in global terms and almost all within the region, while African countries are becoming increasingly active participants, according to Terry Evans in his latest analysis of the global poultry industry.

Effect of Marinating Chicken Meat with Lemon, Green Tea and Turmeric Against Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens
Some combinations of plant extracts of lemon, turmeric and green tea were effective in killing or reducing Campylobacter strains and Salmonella on chicken breast fillets, according to new research from the University of Arkansas.

Role of Intestinal Pathology and Clostridial Species in Clostridial Dermatitis on US Turkey-Grower Farms
Intestinal damage may play a role in clostridial dermatitis in turkeys, according to a new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) study.

Meta-analysis of Responses to Dietary Non-phytate Phosphorus and Phytase in Laying Hens
Analysing published data using diets based on maize and soybean meal, 0.22 per cent of of non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) without supplemental phytase resulted in good performance, according to researchers from Iran and Germany, while adding phytase to the feed meant that the dietary NPP level could be lowered.

Stable Fly (Dog Fly) Control
The biology and control of flies are outlined by P.E. Kaufman (associate professor/Extension entomologist) and E.N.I. Weeks (assistant research scientist) in the Entomology and Nematology Department of the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Florida.

Reports of Salmonella in Ducks and Geese
There were a total of 27 Salmonella incidents in ducks in Great Britain during 2011, 65 per cent fewer than the previous year, according to the 2011 edition of 'Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB', an annual publication from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency. There were no reports of Salmonella from geese last year.

Why Cobb is Winning Favour in Russia
Irina Likhacheva, sales director of Cobb Russia, outlines the company's business in Russia in the latest issue of 'Cobb Focus'. The article includes an interview with the chief technologist with one of the company's clients there, GAP Resourse.

Young Poultry Vet of the Year 2012 Announced
UK - The inaugural Young Poultry Veterinarian of the Year Award was presented to Dr Kelli Holloway Jones at the recent meeting of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) in San Diego.
New Investment in Cobb Research in Europe
NETHERLANDS - Cobb-Vantress, Inc. is to invest €12 million ($15 million) in doubling the capacity of its Herveld pedigree farm in the Netherlands over the next 12 months.
Aviagen Presents CPRC with New Research Sponsorship
CANADA - Aviagen, Inc., the inaugural sponsor in the Canadian Poultry Research Council's (CPRC) new Research Programme, has announced that it presented the CPRC with a C$25,000 sponsorship at a banquet at the Poultry Research Centre at the University of Alberta on September 13th.
Hy-Line International Appoints Southeast Asia Regional Manager
MALAYSIA - Ron Gooi has been appointed Southeast Asia Regional Business Manager of Hy-Line International.
Pas Reform to Showcase SmartCount at Eurotier 2012
GERMANY - Pas Reform will introduce a number of future-focused innovations for the hatchery at Eurotier this year. Among them will be SmartCount™, the newest development for the high capacity counting, vaccination and analysis of day old chicks.
Petersime Introduces Compact Setter Tray
BELGIUM - Petersime introduces its brand new "60 egg tray", a compact and versatile setter tray for chicken eggs designed for manual egg collection at the farm and subsequent loading and transportation on setter trolleys.
Burrows Succeeds Hamilton as Aviagen Turkeys Ltd. Director
US - Aviagen Turkeys Ltd announces the departure of Ian Hamilton and welcomes the appointment of Clay Burrows as Managing Director of Aviagen Turkeys Ltd. Ian, who has been with the Aviagen Group for 15 years, has decided to pursue some different challenges and hands over the leadership to Clay Burrows at the end of this year.
Hy-Line International Welcomes Technical Manager
UK - Hy-Line International has announced the appointment of Dr Aidan Leek as Technical Manager of Hy-Line UK International.
Danisco Appoints New Regional Sales, Technical Manager in India
INDIA - Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business segment of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, has strengthened its team in India with the appointment of Vivek Tyagi to the role of regional sales and technical manager.
Aviagen Posts Inaugural Sustainability Report With GRI
US - Aviagen has announced that it has published its inaugural sustainability report to the company's website. The report contains information about the company's operational sustainability performance during calendar year 2011 for its North American operations as it relates to economic, environmental, social, and governance factors.

   United Kingdom

NFU Strengthens its Water Resources
Former Agriculture Minister Wins Top Prize
Applications Invited for HSA 2013 Humane Slaughter Award
AHVLA: Wet Litter in One of Six Broiler Houses
Goose Producers Head for Shropshire
New Director General Joins National Farmers Union
Recognise Farmers for Their Vital Role in Food Security, NFU Tells MPs


FAO Food Price Index up Slightly

   Russian Federation

Ust-Abakan Poultry to Increase Production
Cherkizovo Welcomes Zero Tax on Agricultural Profits

   European Union

Improving Sustainable Agriculture
EU Farm Leaders Call for Strong, Market Orientated Farm Policy


Vaccination Stopped Avian Influenza in Mexico
Mexico: Recovering Egg Production


Averama, BR Frango Agree on Merger
Pig, Poultry Production Costs Stable in September
Brazil Poultry Exports Up, Revenues Down
Poultry Industry Renews Export Plan
Daily Meat Exports Increase in October

   United States

Not Surprising Farm Bill Expired before New Bill Passed
No Farm Bill Leaves Uncertainty for Farmers
Corn, Soybean Prices Searching for Support
FAPRI Report: Corn Prices Fall Less Than One Per Cent With Full RFS Waiver
CME: Harvest Pressure Pushes Corn, Soy Futures Lower
Conference on the Future of the US Egg Industry at 2013 IPPE
Poultry Science Department Receives $10 Million Gift from Prestage Farms
Weekly Roberts Market Report


High Feed Costs Hinder Venezuela Poultry Expansion
Increased Planting Area Benefits Venezuela Feed Production


Irish Day of Action Begins
Irish Farmers Send Message to EU


NIRS Workshops Helps Get Most Out of Feed Ingredients

   New Zealand

Successful Year for AgResearch NZ


Chinese Premier Awarded Agricola Medal


Life Cycle Assessments for the Australian Poultry Industry
Improving the Performance of Free-Range Poultry Production
AECL Supports Action Against Egg Farmer Who Mislabelled Eggs


Government Further Strengthens Agri-Fishery Education

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