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The Poultry Site

Thursday 15th November 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial - Hanover is Focus for Poultry Industry

EuroTier, one of the leading trade shows for the livestock industry, is being held in the northern German city of Hanover this week. The organisers, DLG, are hailing it as great success with the number of exhibitors (2,445) and exhibition area up from the previous event two years ago, and visitor numbers also expected to be higher.

Comprising two halls, the World Poultry Show is almost a show-within-a-show and there has also been a conference and other presentations specifically for the poultry industry, as well as general livestock production.

The European Poultry Club celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding the International Poultry Day earlier this week. Taking a look at its first decade, the meeting also looked ahead to 2022 and the prospects for the industry in the years to come.

Attendees at the event heard from Dr Jim McKay, poultry geneticist with EW Group, about the key aspects for the poultry breeding sector in the future, which include selection for robustness and the maintenance of genetic diversity.

On the subject of feed prices, consultant, Dr Paul Aho, predicted that feed and grain prices reached their peak in 2012 and that they will fall back in the coming years to a new but high plateau. World poultry production will continue to grow over the next decade, he said, but at a slower rate of around 0.5 per cent annually. Most of the growth will be in Asia, Latin America and Africa, he predicts, as the result of growth in both the human population and the local economies.

The internet age has had great impacts on retailing in recent years and this is likely to intensify in future, according to Josef Sanktjohanser, President of the German Retail Federation. He added that social media is increasingly being used by consumers to share information on, among other topics, food and farming.

According to the German poultry statistics agency, the most turbulent times for EU's egg industry are over.

Market disruption following the EU-wide ban on conventional battery cages from 1 January this year has largely abated, according to Margit Beck of MEG, at one of the forum events.

The ban caused turbulence in the egg market in the region but it was not as disastrous as some had predicted, she said.

Most of the EU Member States are now reporting complete compliance with the ban. Those that are not are making steady progress on transition, she added, but there are still concerns over Italy and Greece, where much of the production is still thought to be from battery cages.

The importance of animal health and the veterinary profession are key to reducing the use of antibiotics in the livestock industry, according to the President of the Federal Association of Practising Veterinarians in Germany, speaking at a press conference at EuroTier.

A range of new feed materials could soon be expanding the way livestock and fish are raised and finished. Everything the livestock producer, animal nutritionist and feed manufacturer could ask for in the range of raw materials and ingredients for animal feed have been made available by the German agricultural association, DLG at EuroTier.

And finally, in other news, sales of antibiotics licensed for use in animals in the Netherlands have exceeded national policy targets set for 2013 by dropping 51 per cent since 2009.

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Feeding Poultry in an Increasingly Volatile Market
Nowadays, one of the hottest issues in the global poultry industry is the high price of raw materials used for feed. Steve Wilson, from BOCM Pauls, offered an outlook on how producers are affected and what they can do in the face of these high prices and the volatile market. Nuria Martínez Herráez, ThePoultrySite editor, reports on the UK Poultry Meat Conference, held in Warwickshire in September 2012.

Farm Risk Profiles Could be Key to Determining and Preventing Spread of Poultry Disease
Effective targeted disease control in a national poultry disease epidemic is dependent upon understanding the interaction between the spread of disease on farms and between farms, according to new research from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Assessment of Management and Health Practices in Some Selected Poultry Establishments in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Following a survey of poultry farming in this region of western Nigeria, researchers there concluded that the local poultry association could play a role in improving bird management. They also recommended better biosecurity to prevent disease.

Epidemiological Investigation of Outbreaks of Fowl Adenovirus Infection in Commercial Chickens in Korea
Preventive measures against fowl adenovirus infection and immunosuppressive diseases should be implemented on poultry farms, according to new research from Korea.

Controlled Study to Determine the Efficacy of Loxostylis alata in the Treatment of Aspergillus in a Chicken Model
Researchers in South Africa report that a crude extract of the leaves of Loxostylis alata (known as tarwood, wild pepper tree or teerhout) has potential as an antifungal agent to protect poultry against avian aspergillosis.

Serology versus Molecular Technology
The introduction of routine serological tests in diagnostic laboratories provided veterinarians with a valuable tool for diagnosing and tracking a wide range of common infections in production animals. In particular, the technology provided information about infections caused by viruses, which are extremely difficult to identify by culturing them under laboratory conditions. But has serology been replaced by newer, molecular technology? Life Technologies offers the answer.

AVEC Annual Report 2012: Food and Feed Safety
Progress on the implementation of the Salmonella standards, campylobacteriosis, Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM), Processed Animal Proteins (PAPs) and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is described Annual Report 2012 of AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries.

Suryo Suryanta Joins Hubbard, Novogen
INDONESIA - Suryo Suryanta has joined Novogen and Hubbard as Technical and Sales Manager.
Discover CID Lines Latest Products at EuroTier
GERMANY - As every two years, the EuroTier show is taking place in Hannover from 13 to 16 November 2012. As usual, CID Lines will again present and is ready to welcome you on its new island booth with the latest innovations.
International Production & Processing Expo Continues to Grow
US - The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has surpassed 1,100 exhibitors, covering more than 420,000 net square feet (21+ acres) of exhibit space. Comprised of the three integrated tradeshows -- International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and AMI's International Meat Expo – IPPE is continuing to grow.
EUROTIER: Grimaud Group Presents Answer to Food Sustainability
GERMANY - Frederic Grimaud presented his company's Natural Concept at a satellite meeting to the EuroTier show in Hanover this week. The Concept aims to boost the sustainability of animal protein production in a world of growing demand and limited resources. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, reports.
100 Years of 'Innovation in Biology'
GLOBAL - Ceva Phylaxia is today a thriving biotech campus, which combines research, development, production and commercial operations on one site.
Pas Reform Launches Web Shop
GLOBAL - Pas Reform is launching a new web shop, as a global service for the ordering of genuine Pas Reform spare parts anytime, from anywhere in the world.
Watter®: Safe, Sustainable Disinfection for the Hatchery Sector
THE NETHERLANDS - With more than 90 years invested in its global development, Pas Reform has witnessed many changes in the poultry sector, both in The Netherlands and worldwide. One of the key debates to emerge in recent years has surrounded the use of formaldehyde and other chemical preparations, to meet increasingly stringent regulations surrounding health and hygiene in the commercial hatchery.
President of WWF-International Visits Novus
GLOBAL - Novus International, Inc. welcomed Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF-International, to its global headquarters in St. Charles on Monday, 5 November for a special dinner and event moderated by St. Louis Public Radio.
EUROTIER: Cobb, Irvine's Celebrate 50th Anniversary
GERMANY - The 50-year association between Cobb and Irvine's in Zimbabwe was marked by a presentation attended by more than 120 guests from the global poultry industry at Hanover this week.
Arbor Acres Middle East, Africa and Asia Share Meeting Venue
GLOBAL - Arbor Acres technical teams for the Middle East, Africa and Asia shared the same venue in Malaysia to have their annual meeting in early October. The common venue was host to around 50 customer representatives along with Aviagen regional management teams and technical specialists.


EUROTIER: Animal Health is Key to Reducing Antibiotics for Livestock
EUROTIER: European Poultry Producers Face the Future
EUROTIER: Turbulent Times over for EU Egg Industry
EUROTIER: Novel Feed Materials to Change Nutrition Concepts
EUROTIER: China Changing Global Soybean Market
EUROTIER: World's Largest Exhibition for Animal Husbandry
EUROTIER: Biology Meets Technology


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Ag Economist: Thanksgiving Dinner Prices Continue to Rise
Corn, Soybean Prices Following Short-Crop Pattern
NFU, Coalition Urge Congress To Pass New Farm Bill in 2012
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US Poultry, Egg Exports Set Records
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   Saudi Arabia

Soaring Poultry Prices Trigger Consumer Revolt

   European Union

NFU Calls for Reassurance on CAP Delays
Creation of Bilateral Group for Jobs, Growth


FAO Food Price Index Falls Slightly


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   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Updates Poultry Brand

   United Kingdom

Flock Keepers Risk Spreading Disease
Farmers Tackle the Phosphate Challenge
185,000 Hens Slaughtered to Contain Salmonella Outbreak
New Research Shows More Vitamin D in Eggs


Egg Sales Increase, Despite Trading Difficulties


Agricultural Sector Grows by 1.9 Per Cent


Antibiotics Objectives Being Met


OIE: Newcastle Disease Virus Reported

   South Africa

South Africa, Brazil Discuss Chicken Exports in Bilateral Trade Talks


New Texts Cover Commercial Poultry Nutrition, Environment
Priority Research for Farmers, Other Land Managers


Spanish Households Increased Food Spending

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