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Thursday 21st February 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Production, Trade in Poultry Meat Heads Upwards

US exports of poultry meat and eggs broke records in 2012 - thanks in large part to the industry's ability to adapt to changing global marketplace dynamics, according to the industry's export body.

Combined export value of US poultry meat and eggs reached $5.722 billion in 2012, 12 per cent ahead of 2011, the previous record year, according to year-end trade data released by the Foreign Agricultural Service.

"The global landscape is in a constant state of transition," said Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC). "While our traditional markets of Mexico and Russia remained at the top of the broiler markets, there were numerous changes, such as Angola and Taiwan moving into the top 10 broiler markets and Mexico growth as a market for eggs. The greatest benefit for our industry is a much greater balance than we've ever before realised."

Total US egg exports - table eggs plus processed egg products in shell-egg equivalents - were 274.1 million dozen valued at $263.7 million. These represent increases of 24 and 35 per cent from 2011, respectively.

US turkey exports also broke records, climbing to 361,597 tons valued at $678.5 million, up 14 and 13 per cent, respectively.

Also booming is Venezuelan poultry production, where there has been a reported 21-per-cent increase in chicken output to a total of 1.11 million tons in 2012. This makes the country the fourth biggest poultry nation in Latin America behind Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Venezuelan egg production is also on the rise.

Last year, Ukraine exported meat and meat products worth US$316 million. The largest export sector was poultry meat and offal at 80,653 tonnes, worth $145.2 million.

Changing topic, in the UK, diversification into renewable energy can bring good investment returns for farmers providing a steady and predictable income.

The income is not related to volatile food prices and can be traced forward for between 20 and 25 years, according to Steve Edmunds, director of Mole Valley Renewables. He was addressing the 'Energy Now' conference in Telford, reported Editor in Chief, Chris Harris, from the event.

And finally, turning to news of bird flu. The leading chicken company in Mexico has reported suspicions of H7N3 at five of its breeder farms in the state of Guanajuato. The discovery of low-pathogenic H5N1 at a duck farm in the German state of Brandenburg has resulted in the slaughter of the whole flock. The human death toll from H5N1 in Cambodia has risen again and now stands at seven already this year. FAO has published a report on lessons learned from from the fight against highly pathogenic avian influenza in Asia between 2005 and 2011.

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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Shell Egg Trade Doubles in Asia
Trade in shell eggs and egg products by Asian countries is growing, according to Terry Evans in his latest analysis of Asia'a egg industries.

Researchers Find the Genetic Code for Creating Safer Vaccines for Infectious Laryngotracheitis
Researchers based in Georgia, US, have identified several genetic changes as potential virulence factors of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV). They deleted one of the gene sequences from a virulent ILTV strain, which resulted in the attenuation of its virulence, showing this technique to have potential for the creation of future vaccines.

Lessons from HPAI
Summary of a report from FAO covering a technical stocktaking of outputs, outcomes, best practices and lessons learned from the fight against highly pathogenic avian influenza in Asia between 2005 and 2011. The lessons learned, which are covered in this article, include those relating to politics, coordination, surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, biosecurity, socio-economics and communication.

Influence of Photoperiod, Light Intensity and Their Interaction on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Broilers Grown to Heavy Weights
A short/non-intermittent photoperiod of eight hours light and 16 hours dark had significant adverse effects on broiler performance to 56 days of age in a trial at USDA ARS in Mississippi. Light intensity did not affect any of the variables studied.

Effect of Competitive Exclusion in Reducing the Occurrence of Escherichia coli Producing Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamases in the Caeca of Broiler Chicks
A substantial reduction in the colonisation of broiler chick caeca by E.coli producing elements that confer resistance to antibiotics was achieved by the use of a commercial competitive exclusion product, according to new research from Scandinavia. The product had not been designed for this purpose but has been used for decades in Finland to prevent Salmonella colonisation in broilers.

Cloning, Annotation and Developmental Expression of the Chicken Intestinal MUC2 Gene
Using the chicken as a model for research in humans, Purdue University researchers have found that a gene for intestinal mucin could help in the creation of new immune-based therapies.

Trace Level Determination of Polyether Ionophores in Feed
A new liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric method developed and tested by Finnish scientists detected anticoccidials in poultry feed that had not been detected by an existing liquid chromatography method.

Company News

Novus Receives 2012 Product Differentiation Excellence Award
US - Novus International, Inc. has received the 2012 North American Animal Feed Ingredients Product Differentiation Excellence Award for its trace mineral product MINTREX®.
New Appointment to Drive Supply Chain Developments for Pas Reform
NETHERLANDS - Pas Reform has set the tone for further expansion and supply chain development with the appointment of Jacques le Comte to the new role of Procurement and Supply Chain Manager.
Future Vision Impresses Visitors to Cobb Headquarters
US - An insight into the broiler of the future was provided by Cobb geneticist Dr Danny Lubritz when 17 customers from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay, Chile, and Saudi Arabia visited the Cobb-Vantress, Inc headquarters at Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA.
Novus Wraps Up Successful IPPE 2013
US - The 2013 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) has come and gone, but the information and ideas exchanged during the three-day event are here to stay.
Cobb Europe Upgrades to New Headquarters in the UK
UK - The new Cobb Europe headquarters at Colchester, UK, were officially opened by Cobb president Jerry Moye who saw the move as showing commitment to further growth throughout the region.
Technical Improvements to Coarse Separated Meat
GERMANY - LIMA has dramatically improved the quality in terms of recovered meat texture. Now Available in Hungarian
HUNGARY - Biomin has now launched a Hungarian version of the corporate web site,
Big Dutchman Innovations for Successful Poultry Production
THAILAND - At VIV Asia 2013 for the first time on display in Asia will be the innovative group laying nest "Relax" which is particularly well suited for broiler breeder management: a novelty are the two separate, easy-to-lift nest roofs which significantly facilitates nest and egg belt inspection.
Aviagen Launches New Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications
GLOBAL - Aviagen recently launched updated Parent Stock (PS) Nutrition Specifications for its Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands.
Three Special 'Feed to Meat' Themes at VIV Asia
THAILAND - VIV Asia 2013 is now less than three weeks away. The show organisers say the event will be the world's most promising meeting point to boost your business from Feed to Meat.
Market Reports

USDA Turkey Hatchery: Eggs in Incubators on February 1 Up Slightly from Last Year
USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook - February 2013
UK December Agricultural Price Index - 14 February 2013
USDA GAIN:South Africa Poultry Update February 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 18 February 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 19 February 2013
USDA GAIN: Mexico Poultry and Products Semi-annual
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Nigeria
Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - December & Year 2012
China Wholesale Prices - 20 February 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up 2 Percent
China: Selected Non-staple Food Prices – 5th Week of 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

US Poultry and Egg Exports Break Records in 2012
Arkansas Poultry Producers May Apply for Energy Audit Grants
USDA Reports on Climate Change Effects, Adaptation Strategies
USDA Sets Organic Livestock Standards
US Poultry Groups Express Support for US-EU Trade Pact
Sanderson Farms to Build Poultry Complex in Texas
Pilgrim's Pride Reports Solid Conclusion to 2012
Soybean Price Prospects: Near Term and Long Term
Growing Membership of Congressional Chicken Caucus
CME: Meat Protein on the Move
Experimental Vaccine Offers Improved Poultry Protection
Call for Inclusion of Agriculture in Climate Change Solution
Senators Call for Action on Russian Beef and Poultry Ban
NC Egg Safety Training for Small Producers
Participate in USDA’s Layers 2013 Study
EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data
Centurion Poultry Inaugurates New Layer Hatchery in Iowa


HPAI Outbreaks in Bagmati, Mechi

   European Union

Agriculture Committee Votes on Farm Policy Reform Plans
EU Gives 'Untimely' OK to Pork, Poultry in Fish Feed
Commission Boosts Feed Safety Information


EU, Paraguay Strengthen Livestock Ties
Transforming Food, Agri Supply Chain


Bachoco Suspicious of Avian Flu in Five Breeder Farms
SENASICA Strengthens Poultry Surveillance in Guanajuato
Mexican Sanitary Authorities Confirm Avian Flu

   United Kingdom

BPC Hands Out Scholarships to Harper Adams University Scholars
Renewables Offer Profitable Diversification
Welfare Assurance Scheme to be Reviewed
£2 Million Energy Savings at Moy Park
'Magical Experience' to Boost Farmgate Turkey Sales


110 Released from Bird Flu Quarantine


Assistance for Flood-affected Queensland Producers
Good Health, Welfare Management Key for Sustainability
Spotlight on Poultry CRC’s Program 1: Health and Welfare
Chickens Roast in Alice Summer Heat
Down on the Farm with Salmonella


Chinese Firm Eyes Kenyan Poultry Market


Poultry Items Zoom on Supply Shortage
Illegal Poultry Consignment Seized

   Russian Federation

Agricultural Bank Backs Mordovian Poultry Complex
Russia Imposes Temporary Ban on Poultry Products, Turkey Meat
Russian Government Discusses Grain Situation


Germany Reports Low-Path Bird Flu on Duck Farm


Call for Acceleration of Trade Between Mercosur and EU
JBS Leases Poultry Plant of Tramonto’s Alimentos
Agribusiness Boom Confirmed into 2013


Asipulo Farmers, Women Learn Organic Duck, Native Pig Raising


Newcastle Disease in Three Israeli Regions


Ukraine Meat Exports Hit $316 Million

   New Zealand

Massey Study Examines Success in Campy Reduction

   Hong Kong

HK Bans Poultry Products Imports from Germany


New Video Shows How BC Chicken is Produced


Jamaica Broilers to Install Solar PV Systems


Venezuela Reports Increased Poultry Production in 2012


Poultry Production Push Planned


Poor Biosecurity Blamed for Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Iraq


Female Chickens Made Male in Experiment


BIRD FLU: Cambodia's Bird Flu Toll Hits Seven in 2013


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