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Thursday 31st January 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

IPPE Offers Opportunities to Examine the US Poultry Industry

The International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) has been taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, US, this week. The unusual weather patterns - which have included daytime temperatures approaching 20°C, very heavy rain showers and a series of tornadoes in the area - seem to reflect the challenging times that the poultry industry in the US and elsewhere has experienced over the last few years.

The US meat sector is being hit not only by rising prices and the effects of the recent drought, but also the effect of rising prices against flat consumer incomes.

Both the pig and cattle sectors have been hit hard over the last year and it is predicted that the cattle numbers will be down by another 1.5 per cent this year following sharp drops to record lows in 2012, John Anderson from the American Farm Bureau told an IPPE conference.

However, while the pig and cattle herd numbers have been dropping in recent years, the US farm sector has compensated to some degree by increasing in efficiency.

The major influence on the livestock sector has been the rising input costs - particularly feed prices.

And while broiler production grew over the years from the 1970 through to the early 2000s, production has flattened out in recent years.

For the poultry sector, the reason for the slowdown in production has not only been because of the higher fed costs, but also because of the slow-down in the export market to Russia, Mr Andersen said.

"Since 2007 and 2008, there has been a noticeable slow-down in the production of broilers and pigs and certainly in beef," he said. "And it is all because of higher production costs."

The risk to humans from multi-drug resistant salmonella is the same as from non-multi resistant strains and has little to do with the use of antimicrobials on the farm, according to Dr Scott Hurd from Iowa State University, speaking at another IPPE event.

He said that the risk of antibiotic resistance being passed down from the farm to humans was negligible and was no reason to stop the use of antimicrobials in the farm.

Dr Hurd said that the major problem concerning multi-drug resistant (MDR) salmonella was in the merging of "three scary features" by the media and campaigning organisations - the words resistance and salmonella and the political agenda of the organisations.

Changing geographical focus, positive prospects for poultry meat have been forecast in the EU in a new report from the European Commission.

Over the outlook period - 2012 to 2020 - poultry meat is the only meat with increased levels of production - +4.4 per cent on aggregate compared to 2011, according to the report. The drivers are higher global and domestic demand. The increasing production also reflects the capacity of poultry to adjust more rapidly to market shocks, both on the demand and the supply side.

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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - More People in Americas Are Eating More Eggs
Average egg consumption in the Americas, at an estimated 11.4kg per person, is well above the global figure, writes industry watcher, Terry Evans in his analysis of the trends in egg consumption across the region. This average masks great variation from less than one kilo in some countries to more than 22kg in Mexico.

Guide for Prospective Contract Broiler Producers
Dr Dan L. Cunningham of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia explains growing broilers under contract for farmers considering this business option.

Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in EU: 2012-2020
EU agricultural commodity prices are expected to stay firm over the medium term, supported by factors such as the growth in global food demand, the development of the biofuel sector and a prolongation of the long term decline in food crop productivity growth. Poultry meat production is forecast to increase over the outlook period by 4.4 per cent on aggregate compared to 2011.

Water-Related Factors in Broiler Production
Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor) and Dr Wei Zhai (Assistant Extension/Research Professor, Poultry Science) with Mississippi State University explain how water temperature and taste, feed availability, drinker flow rate and lighting programmes affect broiler water intake. They stress that correct pump and pipe size are important to prevent water restriction problems.

Effects of Feeding Regimen, Fibre Inclusion and Crude Protein Content of the Diet on Performance and Egg Quality and Hatchability of Eggs of Broiler Breeder Hens
The inclusion of fibre in the diet in the form of inulin or cellulose improved hen performance, report researchers based in Iran, and higher dietary crude protein reduced obesity in broiler breeder hens.

Role of Dietary L-Arginine in Poultry Production
Reviewing published literature on the effects of the amino acid, arginine, on egg production, carcass traits and in metabolic disorders and stress situations, researchers based in Yangling, China, conclude that L-arginine plays a pivotal role in poultry production.

Company News

Ceva Stresses Need for Further Innovation in Hatchery Vaccination
US - Ceva teams will use this year’s International Poultry Expo, the world's largest poultry exhibition, to promote the latest technological advances in hatchery vaccination.
Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers
GLOBAL - What is the point of researching issues of animal health, welfare or production practices if the results and the message are not delivered to the public at large?
University of Illinois Uses EggAnalyzer in Research
US - The University of Illinois has reported that it recently purchased EggAnalyzer manufactured by ORKA Food Technology (better known as "EggTester.Com") and used it intensively for its research purposes.
Novus Solutions Support Industry in Addressing Supply Chain Challenges
US - The highly-respected annual International Processing and Production Expo (IPPE) has expanded its reach this year and Novus International is thrilled that the American Meat Institute (AMI) has been added to the roster of esteemed poultry industry partners that will be in attendance.
Merck Animal Health Launches Protectotype
US - Infectious bronchitis (IB) is a significant challenge for the poultry industry given the speed and frequency with which the disease evolves and spreads, as well as its negative impact on bird growth and egg production.
Aviagen Heads to IPPE for its 60th Year
US - As poultry industry professionals from around the world gather in Atlanta for this year's International Poultry and Production Exhibition (IPPE), Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, celebrates its 60th year of participation at the show.
Investment in Hubbard Color R&D and Production Centre
FRANCE - Hubbard is finalising a multi-million Euro investment plan in its R&D and production centre for the Hubbard Color product range in St. Loup d’Ordon, about 1 hour south of Paris.
Aviagen Launches New Ross Parent Stock Management Handbook
US - Aviagen has announced the launch of its new Ross Parent Stock (PS) Management Handbook at IPPE in Atlanta this week.
Aviagen Announces New Indian River Parent Stock Management Handbook
US - The new Indian River Management Handbook was launched at IPPE in Atlanta this week.
New Aviagen Management Handbook for Arbor Acres Available
US - Aviagen has announced the launch of its new Parent Stock (PS) Management Handbook for Arbor Acres at IPPE in Atlanta this week.
Big Dutchman Celebrates 75 Years!
US - In 1938, Big Dutchman was established with the idea of changing the poultry industry by finding better ways of increasing productivity. Seventy five years later, it is that same pioneering spirit that drives the company every day to develop products that perform for farmers around the world.
Market Reports

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Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

IPPE: US Consumers Struggle with Rising Meat, Poultry Prices
IPPE: New US Poultry and Egg Association Chairman
IPPE: USPoultry Recognises Industry Workhorse of the Year
IPPE: Fred Adams, Jr. Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
IPPE: What is Risk from Multi-Drug Resistant Antibiotics?
IPPE: USPoultry Foundation Receives $1 Million Endowment
IPPE: Charles Beard Research Excellence Award Goes to Guy
Two March Workshops Teach Gamebird Management
CME: December Poultry Production Virtually Unchanged
With Hot Air Treatment, Bacteria Fly the Coop
Update on Corn Consumption
Waterfowl Scientists Flock to Memphis
Despite Extension, Farm Policy Could See Changes and Cuts

   United Kingdom

BPC Chief Executive Steps Down
CAP Reform Vote Shows Progress, Says NFU
BBSRC Welcomes Government Science Funding
Landlord's Agents Should Take Note of Tough Times
On-line Guide to Slaughter of Poultry
Death of the Microwave Meal
NFU: Industry Must Unite to Protect Agricultural Land from Flooding
Omega-3 Can Help Laying Hens Avoid Bone Damage
DARD Minister Has Let Down Poultry Industry, Says Ag Spokesman
Need to Feed Programmes Campylobacter’s 'Sat Nav'

   Czech Republic

State Support Announced for Drought-stricken Farmers


EU Plays Vital Role in Brazilian Poultry Markets


Production Drops as Syrian Conflict Continues


Next Member State Will Make Small Contribution to EU


Beijing Cracks Down on Food Safety


EU, Brazil Sign Welfare Agreement
FAO Urges Stronger Measures on Global Health Threats
Feed Survey: Global Production 959 Million Tons


Nutreco to Invest in Ghanaian Poultry

   European Union

Can EU Afford CAP Reforms?
Brussels Policy Reforms Met with Satisfaction
Agriculture Council Meeting to Discuss CAP


Court Agrees on Meat, Poultry Exports to Afghanistan


Fund Offers Egg Incubator Loans


Egg Rates Cut to Boost Consumption
Hoteliers Threaten to Boycott Expensive Chicken
Lower Input Costs May Turn Poultry Feed Cheaper


Governments Invest $3.4 Million in Livestock Research

   Saudi Arabia

Experts Blame Govt for High Poultry Prices

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Reports HPAI H5N1 Outbreak


Argentina Increases Import Tariff Rates on 100 Products


BIRD FLU: Indonesia to Produce 10 Million Doses of Bird Flu Vaccine


Belarus Temporarily Restricts Poultry Import from Bulgaria

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Reports Increase in Pork, Poultry Sales Volumes During 2012


Israel Currently Facing Shortage of Eggs


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