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Thursday 8th November 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor








Editorial - US Election and Poultry Politics

In the US, President Obama has been re-elected for a second term. Industry watchers, Steve Meyer and Len Steiner say that the new administration's fiscal and monetary policies will have their most profound impacts on the meat and poultry sectors through their impact on demand, both domestic and foreign.

The Danes have set out ambitious plans on further improving animal welfare and reducing antibiotics in farm animals.

At the end of last week, the Danish Parliament ratified an agreement on new strict rules for the use of antimicrobials in production animals and on animal welfare – both in the barn and during transport.

The new rules are supplemented by the allocation of more resources for inspections.

Denmark is known not only for a high standard in the field of animal welfare but also for awareness with regard to the use of antimicrobials. Now, the Danish Parliament has resolved to strengthen further both the rules and the inspections.

On welfare, the Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries said: "Improved animal welfare is a cornerstone of the new agreement. We are obliged to take care of the animals we raise. We have agreed upon initiatives to improve welfare for animals and we have secured the provisions through strengthened inspections."

To promote the development of its agricultural sector, China invested more than six trillion yuan (CNY; US$930 billion) in the decade from 2003 to 2012 - the highest in the country's history.

In Pakistan in the last week, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences said that the poultry sector has attracted so much investment that it is now the country's second industry.

And finally, turning to news of bird flu, one new outbreak of the H5N1 subtype of highly pathogenic bird flu has been reported in central Nepal, the first outbreak since August. No new cases have been confirmed in India.



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AVEC Annual Report 2012: Animal Welfare and Health
In its annual report for 2012, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries, AVEC, describes the progress that has been made over the last year on the appropriate use of antimicrobials, the Commission's Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015, cloning, protection of animals during transport and implementation of the Broiler Welfare Directive - an overview of the main issues in the EU.

Mortality Composting Basics for Poultry Producers
An introduction to composting of dead birds and achieving the correct decomposition by Claudia Dunkley and Casey Ritz of the Poultry Science Department at the University of Georgia.

E. coli Peritonitis on Breeder Chicken Farms in the United States
E. coli peritonitis is a common problem on breeder farms in the US, according to a Technical Brief from APHIS Veterinary Services. This is a report based on the USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) study of US breeder-chicken farms in 2010.

Pre-Processing Handling in Broilers
There are a number of factors during pre-processing handling that can potentially influence carcass quality. Understanding these provides the basis for good management and welfare practices, optimal carcass quality, and flock profitability, according to Dr Rafael Monleon, Aviagen Veterinarian for the Asia Region.

Quality of Organic Eggs of Hybrid and Italian Breed Hens
The quality of organic eggs depends on genotype and environmental conditions, according to new research from Italy.

Feeding Regime of a Modern Pullet during the Rearing Period
In its latest newsletter, Novogen explains that rapid genetic progress in egg-layers over recent years requires the development of management and feeding techniques during the rearing and production periods.

Effect of Adding Various Organic Acids During the Feed Withdrawal Period on Salmonella Reduction in Broilers
Scientists based in Kuwait report that organic acids including in drinking water for broilers during the feed withdrawal period reduced Salmonella contamination at the farm and the processing plant in both summer and winter.


Aviagen Sponsors Alberta Breeder Workshop
CANADA - Aviagen, Inc. was the anchor sponsor for 7th consecutive Alberta Breeder Workshop held on 2 to 4 October 2012 in Airdrie, Alberta.
Biomin Sponsors Poultry Asia 2012
THAILAND - Poultry Asia will be making its debut for the first time on 21-22 November in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aviagen Poultry Veterinarian Earns Masters
AUSTRALIA - Dr Pavel Shkarlat, one of Aviagen's Veterinary Team members, is set to be awarded with a Master of Avian Health and Medicine (MAHM) doctorate following the successful completion of the online programme from the University of Melbourne.
Russian Seminar BALTISA 2012 Held in Turkey
TURKEY - On 22 to 29 September 2012, the Russian company, Baltisa, exclusive distributor for Hubbard, held its annual seminar in Kemer, Turkey.
Merck Introduces Bron-Newcavac-SE for Control of Salmonella
US - Merck Animal Health has announced the introduction of Bron-Newcavac-SETM, an effective, long-lasting vaccine to control Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis and Salmonella enteritidis – a serious threat to the poultry industry and human health.
Eastern Europe Conference Discusses Livestock Production Prospects for CIS Countries
GLOBAL - The development of competitive animal production in the Commenwealth of Independant States (CIS) countries, and especially in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, is currently being targeted and supported politically.
AB Vista to Set Out its Stall at Poultry India 2012
INDIA - AB Vista is participating in the sixth annual Poultry India show, taking place in the HITEX Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad from 28 to 30 November. Regional Director Dinesh Bhosale and the AB Vista South Asia team will be greeting visitors throughout the show at stalls H 21-22, in Area 18 of Hall 2.
Aviagen Sponsors 2nd CPF Customer Seminar and Golf Day
THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has held its second customer seminar and golf day sponsored by Aviagen. This year's event was attended by over 50 representatives from the Thai poultry industry and included a number of broiler-focused presentations.


   United States

Capturing, Recycling Ammonia Emissions from Livestock
Cal-Maine Acquires Maxim's Egg Assets
Sandy Caused Little Damage to Delmarva Poultry
New Farm Labour Programme Proposed
Texas Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products
Which Way for Soybean Prices?
Hurricane Sandy - Impact on Agriculture not as Bad as Expected
CME: Election Over but What Will Be the Direction of Future Policies?
Industry Welcomes Back Obama

   Australia

AECL Works with ACCC on Certification
ACCC Rejects Egg Corporation's Definition of 'Free Range'

   China

Massive Investment in Chinese Agriculture

   Mexico

Unusual Weather Reduces Mexican Feed Production

   Global

Egg Nutrition Consortium Established
Women Pivotal for Global Livestock Diversity

   Nepal

Further H5N1 Outbreak in Nepal

   United Kingdom

£1 Million Welfare Grant to Boost Industry Skills
New Co-Ordinator for KellyBronze Farmers Scheme
Welsh Government, Farmers to Work in Partnership
Fowl Cholera Outbreak at Egg Farm
Clearer Food and Drink Labelling for Consumers

   Israel

Israel's Egg Deliveries Halted

   Pakistan

Pakistan's Poultry Industry Attractive for Investment

   India

Dead Chickens Found Outside Poultry Development Organisation

   Ireland

Teagasc Assess Progress, Impact of 'Change' Programme

   Spain

Science in the Service of Animal Welfare
GLOBALG.A.P. Summit 2012 Makes Milestones in Global Trade Support
Spaniards Continue to Cut Meat, Egg Intake

   Brazil

JBS Takes over Agroveneto

   Canada

Sunmel Poultry Plant to Open in New Brunswick

   Haiti

Haiti Seeks $74 Million for Rejuvenation after Hurricane

   Denmark

Ambitious Danish Plan for Animal Welfare, Antimicrobials

   Peru

Peruvian Agricultural Output Increases 4.6 Per Cent

   Belgium

Move Made Towards More Animal Friendly Systems

   Oman

Oman Bans Poultry Products from India

   Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Poultry Consumption Continues Steady Growth

   Colombia

Colombia Producers Share Ideas During Export Exchange

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