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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 06 December 2012

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Thursday 6th December 2012.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial: New Approaches to Future Health Management

The way in which flock health is managed could change radically over the next 20 years, thanks to developments in molecular technology. This was one of the conclusions from a recent meeting in Brussels on 'Advances in Diagnostics'.

The meeting heard how developments in molecular technology are opening new possibilities for animal disease prevention and control.

"This application of molecular technology means that we can now understand diseases and animal health at a more fundamental level than ever before - at the gene level - and that will have a major impact on the way we approach animal health in the near future," said Dr Kirk Adams, director of product management at Life Technologies, who sponsored the meeting.

UK-based researchers from the Pirbright Institute and the University of Oxford, working together as the Jenner Institute, have taken an important step towards a universal vaccine against avian influenza.

The virus disease threatens the poultry industry worldwide and poses a risk of new human strains of flu.

Dr Colin Butter, who led the research, said: "Traditional avian flu vaccines are only effective against one particular type of flu but we want to be able to protect birds, and ultimately people, against different subtypes using just one vaccine. This research suggests that, in principle, a universal vaccine is possible."

Staying on poultry health issues, highly pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in the death of thousands of wild ducks in the Krasnodar region of Russia although the actual cause of the mortalities is still under investigation.

In the last week, Israel has reported sub-clinical Newcastle disease in broilers and broiler breeders.

The EU has earmarked more than €199 million to support programmes to eradicate, control and monitor animal diseases and zoonoses, aiming to further strengthen the protection of human and animal health in 2013. Among the 137 programmes are those against salmonellosis (€16.6 million) and avian influenza (€2.6 million).

The allocation of financing is targeted to assist national authorities to control and eradicate these diseases, fund vaccination and carry out surveillance programmes in order to detect early outbreaks.

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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2012 - Turkey Output Slowly Heads Towards Six Million Tonnes
Global production of turkey meat in 2012 will come close to 5.75 million tonnes, according to Terry Evans in his latest analysis of the current state and future trends in the global turkey industry.

Egg Washing: Improving Efficacy and Safety to Optimise Profitability
A series of laboratory and in-plant trials by the Poultry CRC in Australia has shown that egg washing can improve the recovery of dirty eggs and reduce microbial contamination on egg shells.

AVEC Annual Report 2012: Turkey
In its Annual Report 2012, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries, AVEC, offers an overview of the market situation for turkey, Salmonella testing of the meat and welfare of the birds.

Influence of Chlorine Added to Drinking Water During the Preslaughter Feed Withdrawal on Microbiology and Morphology of the Broiler Gastrointestinal Tract
Chlorine added to drinking water for broilers during the feed withdrawal period reduced the numbers of microorganisms in the crops but did not damage the intestinal mucosa, according to new research from Brazil.

How Cobb is Meeting Changing Market Demand
Rather than focusing only on progressive trait improvement within existing lines, Cobb is also developing new lines, according to Pelayo Casanovas, sales and technical director of Cobb Europe in the latest issue of 'Cobb Focus'.

Occurrence of Pathogens in Wild Rodents Caught on Swedish Farms
The prevalence of poultry and zoonotic pathogens was low, according to new research from Sweden examining the occurrence of a range of pathogens in wild rodents caught on pig and chicken farms.

Company News

Ross Asia Association Meets in Langkawi, Malaysia
MALAYSIA - At a time of economic challenge in Asia, the Ross Asia Association focused its annual meeting on 'maximizing profit through customers' success' as a relevant and important theme for selecting speakers and subjects that would be interesting for attendees at the event.
Gene Technology to Manage Animal Health
BELGIUM - The way in which herd and flock health is managed could change radically over the next 20 years thanks to developments in molecular technology - this was one of the conclusions from a recent meeting in Brussels on Advances in Diagnostics.
Winners in Innovative Workplace Training Partnership
US - Ten Aviagen employees successfully graduated from the Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre (MRSC), a campus of Tocal College at Yanco, with a Certificate III in Poultry Production and a Certificate III in Agriculture after completing the inaugural Aviagen Poultry development program.
Livestock, Aquaculture Master Class at ILDEX 2012
MYANMAR - VIV Asia will present the Livestock & Aquaculture Master Class at ILDEX Myanmar 2012.
Venky's Invests in Petersime Incubators
INDIA - The Indian poultry producing company Venkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd (better known as Venky's) has invested in Petersime equipment for its new hatchery in Tamil Nadu, India.
Aviagen Welcomes Japan Chunky Association to Turkey
TURKEY - Aviagen recently welcomed a number of high profile members of the Japanese poultry industry on a fact finding and information sharing mission to Ross Breeders Anadolu (RBA), its Turkish business unit.
Zagro Vietnam to Market Halamid
VIET NAM - Axcentive® SARL and Zagro Vietnam are excited to announce they will cooperate on the further future sales and market development of Axcentive's disinfectant product, Halamid®, in Viet Nam.
No Virus is Invincible, Says Axcentive
EU - Halamid® is frequently tested against the latest norms for its killing effect on pathogenic viruses and bacteria, according to Axcentive.
Market Reports

USDA Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade - November 2012
Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - 2012 - Preliminary Estimates
UK Total Income from Farming 2011 – 2nd Estimate
USDA Agricultural Prices: November Farm Prices Received Index Down 6 Points
USDA Egg Products: Shell Eggs Broken Up 5 Percent from Last Year
USDA International Egg and Poultry: United Arab Emirates
USDA GAIN: Mexico Poultry, Egg Prices, Trade Snapshot - 5 December 2012
USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 2 Percent

Global Poultry Industry News


Indonesian Soybean Meal Imports Forecast to Rise

   United Kingdom

Pig & Poultry LIVE 2013
UK Broiler Chick Placements Rise
Egg Processor Receives Government Grant
Total Income from Farming Rising
NFU Launches Turkeys for Troops
Moving Towards a Universal Influenza Vaccine
NFU: Renewable Fuel Crucial to Future Energy Needs
Seven-Fold Appeal of Goose Meat
British Poultry Industry Recognises Excellence at BPC Awards
Joint Conference to Assess Outlook for Livestock Sectors
Autumn Statement Brings Little Relief to Poultry Sector
Groceries Adjudicator to Have Power to Fine Supermarkets

   United States

Egg Farmers Fear Proposition 2
Birds May Spread, Not Halt, Fever-bearing Ticks
ARS Study Finds Most E.coli in Water Are from Towns
US Agricultural Trade to Hit Record Levels
2012: US Crop Year-End Review
FDA Widens Irradiation Use for Poultry
November Ag Products Index Up Compared to a Year Ago
Secretary Vilsack Responds to Soaring US Exports
CME: Restaurant Index Drops Below 100 points
NCC Files Comments Supporting Trade Promotion Authority
State Urged to Cut Deficit, Maintain Renewables Credits
Continued Support for Corn Prices
NFU Will Continue Working Towards Ensuring WTO COOL Compliance

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo's Revenue Passes US$1-Billion Mark
Possible Avian Flu Outbreak in Russia


Irish Agricultural Production Costs Rise
Government Must Fully Support Farming Sector This Year


Premises Identification Valued During Health Crises
State Encourages Innovation
Industry Satisfied with WTO Decision on US Compliance with COOL Labelling

   European Union

Ministers Discuss CAP Reform, Lactic Acid for Beef
EU Earmarks €199M to Combat Animal Diseases


Karnataka's Poultry Industry to Revive Soon


Israel Newcastle Disease Outbreak Resolved
Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Israel


Rabobank 2013 Outlook: Markets Remain Volatile


Australian Eggs to be Stamped Local


Peru's Agricultural Output Increases


Rise in Chilean Poultry Meat Production
Chile Opens Market to US Duck Meat


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