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Thursday 14th March 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


Editorial - Change is in the Air

With greatest exposure to high grain prices, Brazilian pork and chicken sectors are expected to feel a greater squeeze this year than the more grass-oriented beef sector.

This is according to a new report by market analysts at Fitch Ratings. Their report, '2013 Outlook: Brazil Protein' looks at large processor liquidity, supply and demand factors and consumption metrics concluding that protein producers will be heavily challenged throughout 2013.

Viktoria Krane, a director and analyst at Fitch Ratings and co-author of the report, said the meat industry is in for a rough 12 months.

After 50 years of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), farm minister Stéphane Le Foll, is setting aside France's post-war productiviste past as he prepares to turn France into a European leader for agro-ecology.

Speaking at the opening of the recent Salon International de l'Agriculture (SIA) in Paris, which also celebrated a half century this year, he described agriculture as "the heart of French countryside which pulses through the territories. Every day, I observe the extent to which it is the central activity of our regions, 10 per cent, 20 per cent or 30 per cent of the regional economies: it is something that we must protect and promote," he said.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposed modification to the rules required for the labelling of muscle cut commodities covered under the US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) programme.

The new labelling is not being praised by all of industry. The American Meat Institute says the proposed rule will make current costly, cumbersome requirements even more onerous and disruptive.

Finally, turning to bird flu news, reports have been received of outbreaks in India's state of Bihar, Rajbari district of Bangladesh and in Cambodia. A low-pathogenic form of the H5N1 type has been in a duck in a mixed flock in Western Australia.


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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

Peru: 2013 Grain Markets Impacted by Poultry Sector
The Peruvian poultry industry will have a direct impact on the growing corn and soybean oil markets in 2013, according to Senior Editor, Chris Wright. Fishmeal production, on the other hand, will fall significantly in 2013.

Feed and Fodder Challenges for Asia and the Pacific
Harinder P.S. Makkar, Animal Production Officer with the FAO in Rome explores the options to address feed and fodder challenges in Asia in the coming years. He focuses on making better use of feed resources, seeking alternative feeds and fodders and putting a greater emphasis on ruminants to provide animal protein as they can use food sources that humans cannot.

Chicken Meat in Australia: Outlook to 2017–18
Over the last decade, Australian chicken meat industry output has increased strongly at around four per cent annually and this trend is forecast to continue throughout the outlook period, according to Clay Mifsud and Caitlin Murray in the latest quarterly 'Agricultural Commodities' report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

US Egg Industry Has Improved Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact
The US egg industry is operating at much greater efficiency while leaving a smaller environmental footprint than it did 50 years ago, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University led by Hongwei Xin.

What is the Optimal Static Pressure When Using Air Inlets?
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the level of negative pressure when using air inlets during cold weather, according to Michael Czarick and Brian Fairchild of the University of Georgia. In the series, 'Poultry Housing Tips', they explain a few general concepts to keep in mind.

A Holistic View on the Use of Phytogenic Feed Additives
An overview about the effects of Digestarom PEP on gut flora modulation in pigs and poultry by Ines Rodrigues of Biomin.

Company News

Al Watania, Cobb Extend Partnership in Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA - Al Watania Poultry, the largest broiler producer in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Cobb Europe for the establishment of a grandparent operation in Saudi Arabia to supply its own broiler breeder requirements.
Pas Reform Appoints New Sales Director for Western Europe
EU - Pas Reform has further bolstered its sales force in Western Europe, with the strategic appointment of Erwin Prinzen as Sales Director Western Europe.
Zoetis Unveils Vision for Europe, Africa and Middle East
GLOBAL - Zoetis, the former animal health business unit of Pfizer, is aiming for strong and sustainable business growth.
Avitec Showcases Complete Liquid Egg Production Line at VIV Asia
THAILAND - Avitec will exhibit the Lino Compact 250, the smallest continuous flow pasteurisation line for liquid egg at VIV Asia in Bangkok.
Intracare Features Poultry Products at VIV Asia
THAILAND - Intracare will showcase its drinking water disinfectant and vitamin D3 product at VIV Asia in Bangkok.
Lohmann Tierzucht Introduces New Concept at VIV Asia
THAILAND - The company's enhanced technical service will be presented in Asia for the first at this major international event in Bangkok.
Optimising Hatchery Performance Focus for Aviagen's 3rd EMEA School
NETHERLANDS - The third Aviagen Production Management School for customers based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) recently took place in Amsterdam. The five-day Hatchery and Incubation Management module was designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to optimise hatchery performance.
Moba Group Introduced at VIV Asia
THAILAND - The various companies of the Moba Group have come together and will be clearly visible at VIV Asia in Bangkok.
Distributor of Kuhl Egg, Equipment Washers at VIV Asia
THAILAND - TripleLima, the agent for Kuhl Corporation's washers for eggs and other poultry equipment in some regions, will exhibit at VIV Asia.
Poultry Growing in New House with Big Dutchman Equipment
GERMANY - Ulrike and Norbert Martkfort from Westladbergen, Westphalia, Germany, are experts in the area of poultry growing. They built their first broiler house 10 years ago.
Great Potential to Expand Chicken Production in Southern Africa
SOUTHERN AFRICA - With southern African countries importing substantial volumes of chicken meat, there is great potential for their own production to double or even treble over the next few years, according to Pieter Oosthuysen, regional manager for Cobb.
Zoetis Debuts at VIV Asia
THAILAND - Zoetis™, formerly the animal health business unit of Pfizer Inc., will make its first appearance at VIV Asia.
Growing Importance of Emerging Markets
GLOBAL - The emerging markets are becoming an increasingly more important focus for global companies.
Ceva Confirms Early Vectormune AI Field Results
GLOBAL - Ceva has confirmed that initial results in Egypt for Vectormune AI are positive, supporting the high hopes that the company has for its ground-breaking vector vaccine for H5 avian influenza.
VIV Asia 2013 Off to a Flying Start for Pas Reform
THAILAND - As VIV Asia 2013 gets underway, leading Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform is reporting unprecedented numbers of trade visitors from all over Asia, with confirmation of a new contract to launch the company's presence at this year's event.
Market Reports

China Wholesale Prices - 8 March 2013
USDA GAIN: Russia Poultry and Products Semi-annual 2013
USDA WASDE - March 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 11 March 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 12 March 2013
USDA Feed Outlook - March 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Africa
China Wholesale Prices - 13 March 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up Slightly
China Wholesale Prices - 14 March 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   Thailand

VIV ASIA: Animal Health Summit Sets Direction for Safe and Healthy Production
VIV ASIA: Animal Protein Professionals Unite at Top Industry Event
CPF Studies Carbon Footprint
Record Attendance for IPC Meeting in Bangkok

   Bangladesh

Poultry Feed Consignment Stuck at Customs

   Brazil

Brazilian Chicken Exports Up in February
February Protein Exports Up Year-on-year
Ministry Presses for Welfare and Hygiene Changes
Brasil Foods Accelerates Growth
Analysts Project Negative Brazilian Protein Outlook
JBS Sees Rise in Sales and Income

   United States

House Speaker Boehner Pledges Farm Bill in 2013
Land is Top Concern of Young Farmers
CME: Mixed Picture for January Meat Product Exports
Nation's First Enriched Colony Barn Eggs Now Available in California
UPDATED: USDA Proposes Rule to Amend Labelling under COOL, Industry Responds
Anticipating USDA's 1 March Corn Stocks Estimate
Renewable Fuel Mandate Expected to Spark Heated Debate
Meat Producers Need Big Grain Crop to Lower Feed Costs, Boost Profits
Foster Farms PERF First to be Certified by American Humane Association
CME: Broiler, Turkey Production Estimates Revised Upward
Poultry Grower Fairness Provisions Endangered by Senate

   Ukraine

Ukraine's 2012 Profits Arise from Chickens, Eggs
Ukraine Lifts Ban on Estonian, Bulgaria Poultry Imports

   India

Lean Consumption Cools Poultry Products
Chicken May Rule Firm as Demand Outstrips Supply

   European Union

Copa-Cogeca Presses for Strong CAP in Run Up to Vote

   United Kingdom

NFU, Tesco Discuss Supermarket's New Pledges
Rotisserie Chicken Sales Fall Following Introduction of VAT
Young Poultry Farmers Meet Farming Minister
New Poultry Research Facilities Started
Science Behind Large-scale Livestock Production
Boom in Applications for Poultry Apprenticeships Reported
New Study Aims to Reduce Bone Fractures in Laying Hens
CAP: Labour MEPs Disappointed by Overall Lack of Radical Reform
Greens Label CAP Reforms as 'Agri-business as Usual'

   Global

Increased Wheat Production Seen in 2013
BIRD FLU: Chickens Affected in Bangladeshi District; Perth Duck Stricken
Worldwide Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Animals

   Australia

Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Western Australia
Ingham Poultry Bought by Private Equity

   Spain

Highly Topical Issues on the Agenda at IEC Madrid

   China

Shake Up on the Cards for Food and Drug Safety
Rabobank: Can China's Poultry Move Out of Pork's Shadow?
Yum China Sales Up in February Amid Turnaround
China and UN Boost Ties on Animal Disease Control

   Mexico

Mexico Declared Free of Newcastle Disease

   Russian Federation

Eurodon Increases Production Capacity

   Sri Lanka

Cartel Manipulates Egg Prices

   Kuwait

McDonald's Halal Chicken GCC Imports Exceed 12,000 Tons in 2012

   Venezuela

Venezuela Agricultural Future Uncertain, Says USGC Director

   Uganda

FAO Supports Transformation of Uganda's Agri Sector

   Namibia

Cabinet Moves to Protect Poultry Industry

   Finland

Finnish Barn and Organic Egg Production Growing

   Cambodia

More HPAI Reported in Cambodia's Siem Reap Province

   Palestinian Territory

Gaza Ministry Allows Frozen Chicken Imports from Israel

   France

France Sets New Course for Agriculture

   Netherlands

Netherlands Reports Outbreak of LPAI in Gelderland

   South Africa

Afgri Poultry Unit Hit by Cheap Imports

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