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Thursday 7th February 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial - Russia Bans Imports of US Turkey Meat; Poultry Company Reports Mixed

Russia is to extend its ban on US imports to cover turkey meat because of fears over the possibility of residues of the beta-agonist, ractopamine.

The US National Turkey Federation and the US Poultry and Egg Export Council have spoken out against the ban after the Russian food safety and veterinary authority, Rosselkhoznador, announced it will ban imports of turkey meat and turkey products into Russia and other CU countries from 11 February.

The move follows the authority's earlier announcement of a ban on US beef and pork products because of concerns over ractopamine residues.

Several of the leading poultry meat companies have reported their latest quarterly or annual results in the last week.

In its fourth quarter and full-year results, Yum! Brands reports an eight per cent increase in global annual sales but notes that adverse publicity over its poultry supply continues to impact China KFC sales significantly with a six per cent decline in sales there during the fourth quarter.

US-based meat and food processing giant, Tyson Foods, has seen sales for the first quarter of the 2013 financial year rise from $8.3 billion last year to $8.4 billion this year and operating income rose from $278 million to $300 million.

From Russia, ABH Miratorg reports it remains the undisputed leader among Russian pork and feed producers. The total amount of realised holding investments was more than 90 billion rubles, while the number of jobs created by ABH Miratorg exceeded 13,000. Its poultry business is expanding rapidly: currently, ABH Miratorg is building seven broiler chicken farms, and a modern meat processing complex, hatchery, feed mill and elevator in the Vygonichi district of Bryansk region. In Trubchevsk district, 10 of the 12 planned poultry sites are now being constructed, and two breeders sites are planned for 2013.

Last week, Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest meat manufacturing company, reported an increase in poultry meat sales of 23 per cent for 2012 compared to the previous year.

Rainbow Chicken of South Africa expects earnings a share and headline earnings a share for the six months to December last year to be between 65 per cent and 85 per cent lower than in the previous comparative period,

In the Ukraine, IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is providing long-term debt financing to the country's leading poultry producer, Myronivsky Hliboproduct, to help the company expand its operations at home and beyond, creating hundreds of new jobs and contributing to global food security.

In the US, there has been news of mergers and acquisitions. Pitman Family Farms may take over Zacky Farms after the Zacky family trust retracted its offer to take over the bankrupt poultry company.

Perdue Foods has purchased the leased assets of its Draper Valley Farms operation in Washington State.

Finally, turning to bird flu news, a recently reported outbreak at a farm near Dhaka in Bangladesh has resulted in the death or slaughter of 150,000 birds. Rumours of one or more outbreaks of the disease in broilers in Mexico have yet to be confirmed.

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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

Implementation of FSIS's Modernisation of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule: What It Means for the Poultry Industry
The proposed 'Modernization of Poultry Inspection' rule published in January 2012 provides many unique challenges and opportunities for the chicken industry, writes Dr Ashley B. Peterson for Poultry Tech.

Effects of Low Atmosphere Stunning and Deboning Time on Broiler Breast Meat Quality
In a study looking at the impacts of stunning system on chicken breast quality, there were no significant differences between a low-atmosphere stunning process and the standard electrical method and products from both systems were equally acceptable to consumers. As expected, the longer hanging period tended to result in more tender fillets.

Managing Litter Moisture in Broiler Houses with Built-up Litter
Broilers can be grown very successfully on built-up litter but this requires extra effort and careful attention to address issues uncommon with new bedding, write Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor) and Dr Wei Zhai (Assistant Extension/Research Professor) in the Poultry Science Department of Mississippi State University.

Evaluation of Inactivated Avian Influenza H7 Vaccines for Protection of Chickens against an HPAI Virus H7N3 Isolated from Chickens in Mexico in 2012
Current inactivated H7 vaccines were found in USDA ARS studies to be effective against the H7N3 subtype of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus that caused the outbreaks of bird flu in Mexico in 2012 and a similar low-pathogenic virus of the same subtype.

Reducing Feed Costs by the Use of Phytogenics
A combination of nutrient-sparing tool with phytogenic feed additives is a sustainable and safe solution allowing for reducing feed cost while maintaining the desired performance.standard or re-formulated diets, according to Dr Ahmed Aufy, Technical Manager with Biomin's Competence Center Phytogenics.

Company News

Jamesway's Platinum 2.0 Now Uses ThinkWise Technology
US - The Platinum 2.0 hatcher with ThinkWise Technology was launched by Jamesway at the IPPE Show in Atlanta on 29 January 2013.
SCS Explores LCA to Measure Environmental Impact of Foods
US - SCS Global Services presented insights into the increased use of product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for food, beverage and other consumer packaged goods at the Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco last month.
Novus, Verenium Announce Progress on Novel Enzyme Development
US - Novus International Inc., a leading manufacturer of animal nutrition and health products and Verenium Corporation, a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, has announced significant steps forward in their collaboration's progress toward commercializing its suite of next-generation animal nutrition enzymes.
Santrev on Show in North America
US - Santrev have pushed on with their global expansion by exhibiting in North America for the first time at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
Omega-3: It's a Question of Balance!
UK - Most modern livestock diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and have excessive levels of omega-6 fatty acids due to increased use of vegetable proteins and reduced levels or removal of fishmeal.
Four Million Birds a Year Now Treated with Red Mite Control
UK - The unique FossilShield + PCS professional on-site electrostatic application is now used on farms with a combined capacity for four million birds nationwide. The treatment is predominantly applied to free-range and breeder farms on repeat turnaround cycles of 11 to 13 months.
Cobb Hosts Third Annual North American Technical Seminar
MEXICO - More than 100 participants representing 46 customers in eight countries attended the Cobb-Vantress three-day North American technical seminar held at Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Decuypere to Work Exclusively for Petersime
BELGIUM - On 24 October 2012, Professor Eddy Decuypere, world authority in the field of incubation, retired from the University of Leuven, where he worked at the department of Biosystems, Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Dr Decuypere and his department have been sharing their expertise in hatching egg and embryonic physiology with Petersime since 2005.
Aviagen Video Spotlights Safe Transport of Day-Old Chicks
US - Millions of chicks, just hours after hatching, travel in comfort and safety to breeder farms throughout the world even as they negotiate stringent border crossings, weather extremes, and other challenges - thanks to a global export system established by Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company.
Market Reports

China Wholesale Prices - 1 February 2013
USDA Agricultural Prices - 31 January 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 4 February 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 5 February 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry - 5 February 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 6 February 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 3 Percent
UK Egg Statistics – Quarter 4, 2012
Animal Feed Statistics for Great Britain - December 2012
China Wholesale Prices - 7 February 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Farm Income Figures Highlight Economic Role of CAP, Says NFU
Study Highlights Link Between Poor Welfare, Meat Quality
Rural Business Training for 90,000 Entrepreneurs Launched
Temperton Fellowship Examines Poultry's Role in Feeding the World
Registration Open for Animal Science Meeting
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Chilean Poultry Industry Grew 10 Per Cent in 2012


Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Bulgaria


Cambodia Reports HPAI in Kong Pisei District


China Says Grain Security Top Priority
Companies Urged to Help Boost Agriculture
China's Farm Produce Prices Rise Slower

   South Africa

Imports Hit Rainbow Chicken's Profits
Minister Announces New Minimum Wage for Farmworkers

   New Zealand

Decision Makers Chicken over Egg Debate, Says Organic Body
Efforts to Reduce Farming Dangers Showing Progress

   Hong Kong

Black-headed Gull Tests Positive for H5N1 Virus

   United States

IPPE: International Perspective on Antibiotic Resistance
IPPE: Food Safety, Sustainability, Traceability Important for Restaurant Chains
IPPE: More Than 25,000 Attendees, 1,189 Exhibitors
IPPE: Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit
IPPE: Balance of Aspects Needed for Sustainable Poultry Care
IPPE: Poultry Trade Organisations Sign Collaboration Agreement
IPPE: Alternatives to Antibiotics, Future of Antibiotic Usage
IPPE: The New Normal: $5-plus Corn, $300-plus Soybean Meal
IPPE: A Look at the Global, Economic Impact of Egg Legislation
IPPE: Rendering: a Naturally Green Industry
Perdue Acquires Draper Valley Farms Assets
Tyson's Year off to Good Start
USDA Saves $4 Billion in Agricultural Exports
Ravndal Named New CEO of Keystone Foods
ISU to Examine Improved Campylobacter Control
Chicken Caucus Re-organized for 113th Congress
Antibiotics in Agriculture: Need for One Health Approach
Congress Urged to Begin Extensive Reform of RFS
MSU Scientists Study Ducks in the Delta
Zacky Family Backs out of Purchase
NFU Continues to Push Congress for New Farm Bill
NFU Applauds Tester, Bipartisan Coalition
Tyson Foods Invests $40 Million in Four Plants
Study: Health Departments Hindered in Addressing Health Concerns on Farms


More Newcastle Disease in Israel


More Rural Investment Demanded for Western Australia


Peruvian Production Boom Announced


Saskatchewan Poultry Market Access to Taiwan Restored

   European Union

Reform of the EU's Agricultural Policy
Agricultural Reform: What to Consider When Deciding the Budget
FEFAC Congress to Address Staying Profitable in Volatile Times
NFU Calls for Fairness Ahead of Crunch Meeting
No End in Sight for Battery Cages in Italy, Greece


New Study Reveals Egg Intake Does Not Raise Health Risks
Anger Mounts as Russia Bans More US Products
BIRD FLU: Philippines Stops German Poultry Imports; More HPAI Reported in Bangladesh
China KFC Publicity Hit Yum!'s Results
FAO Food Price Index Unchanged in January


Avian Hepatitis E virus Infection Detected in Finland


Registration Open for Poultry Research Days


Trade Unruffled by Kerala's Poultry Hartal
Poultry Feed Falls on Cheaper Inputs


Bangladesh Reports Another HPAI Outbreak

   Russian Federation

Miratorg Expanded All Business Operations in 2012


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