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Thursday 18th April 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


Agriculture Must Adapt to Survive

Resources will be crucial for survival, as people will need to produce sufficient and nutritious food for a growing population, FAO Deputy Director-General Dan Gustafson said, addressing the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

The Commission, the only intergovernmental body to specifically address all matters related to the world's gene pool for food and agriculture, is marking its 30th anniversary and is meeting in Rome this week.

"FAO believes that adaptation of the agriculture sector is not merely an option but an imperative for human survival, and genetic resources will form an essential part of any adaptation strategy," he said.

"Ensuring food security in the face of climate change is among the most daunting challenges facing humankind," Mr Gustafson said.

"Climate change impacts are expected to reduce agricultural productivity, stability and incomes in many areas that already experience high levels of food insecurity. Yet world agricultural production must increase 60 percent by the middle of this century - less than 40 years from now - to keep pace with the food requirements of the world's growing population," he added.

"Genetic resources for food and agriculture play a crucial role in food security, secure livelihoods and environmental services. They also play a crucial role in enabling crops, livestock, aquatic organisms and forest trees to withstand climate change-related conditions."

For farm livestock specifically, native breeds have a role to play in a sustainable livestock industry, according to speakers at a conference organised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust at the University of Nottingham in the UK this week.

There have been further developments on bird flu in China and elsewhere over the past week. In birds, the virus - thought to be of the low-pathogenic type - has been found at a turkey farm in the UK and low-pathogenic H7N1 has been found at more ostrich farms in South Africa.

In China, the concern is over human cases of the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus; up to 17 April, a total of 82 patients have been confirmed as having the virus and 17 have died. Still, the source of infection has to be established. China's poultry industry organisation estimates the losses to poultry-related enterprises nationwide to have exceeded 10 billion yuan (US$1.6 billion) since the first case of H7N9 bird flu was discovered.


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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS: Static Egg Consumption in Europe
With little growth in the human population and egg consumption generally flat, there is little chance of significant growth in overall European egg consumption, writes industry analyst, Terry Evans.

What Causes Foot Dermatitis in Poultry?
There are many factors that contribute to footpad dermatitis but the primary factor is wet litter, according to Dr Tom Tabler and colleagues at Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Troubleshooting Salmonella in Poultry Processing Plants: Case Studies
US regulations requires that poultry slaughter facilities be evaluated for Salmonella on an intermittent basis. Using a number of case studies, Dr Scott Russell of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia shows that it is much less expensive and more effective to be proactive and control the problem.

Influence of Raised Plastic Floors Compared with Pine Shaving Litter on Environment and Pekin Duck Condition
In this trial, the overall condition of the ducks was described as being good. However, the proportion of ducks having a 0 or 1 feather score was higher for the litter floor systems than slats and the slat-reared birds had cleaner feathers.

Vitamin Composition of New-generation Corn Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles
Researchers in the US have analysed six samples of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) from maize for eight different vitamins - one of the first studies of this aspect of the nutritional value of this feed ingredient.

Company News

Ceva Shares Global Field Experiences at New Technology Vaccine Symposium
US - The latest in a series of expert symposia, the New Technology Vaccine Symposium took place in the United States from 9-11 April 2013. Ceva believes that the sharing of field experiences between poultry experts is vital to achieving the full benefits that can be gained from the introduction of new technologies.
Trouw Launches Livestock Anti-Oxidant Protection Innovation
GLOBAL - Trouw Nutrition has launched Trouw AO-mix for Ruminants and Trouw AO-mix for Monogastrics, the company’s latest innovation in nutrition for the animal feed industry.
New LED Technology Saves Money for Poultry Houses
GERMANY - For the broilers on Dirk Bockhorst's farm, the morning starts leisurely. As if the sun were rising, the lights are slowly turned on in the houses located at Emstek in Lower Saxony, according to Big Dutchman.
Power of Data to Unlock Hatchery Performance
NETHERLANDS - A great deal of data is collected in hatcheries all over the world, as batches of eggs, originating from many different sources, are set, according to Pas Reform.
CID Lines Speaks at Poultry Outlook in Dubai
UAE - The Poultry Outlook Forum, in partnership with the World’s Poultry Science Association, held its annual meeting at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 28 March 2013.
Hy-Line International Names Tracy French as Marketing Services Assistant
US - Hy-Line International announces the appointment of Tracy French as the Marketing Services Assistant.
Market Reports

China Wholesale Prices - 12 April 2013
USDA Feed Outlook - April 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 15 April 2013
USDA Hatchery Production 2012 Summary - April 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 16 April 2013
USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook - April 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry: US Chicken Paw and Feet Exports
Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - February 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 17 April 2013
USDA Turkey Hatchery - April 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery - April 2013
UK Agricultural Price Index - April 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   China

Chinese Study Examines Rooster Sperm Competition
Subsidies Earmarked for Poultry Sector Amid Flu Scare
Bird Flu Concerns Threaten Yum's Sales
Guangdong Province's Poultry Industry Hit Hard by H7N9
Poultry Sector Hit by 10b Yuan Loss
China's Farm Produce Prices Rebound
Poultry Samples Test Positive for H7N9 Virus
Food Price Index Up – Meat Prices Down
How is New Bird Flu Virus Transmitted?

   Global

Food Price Index up Slightly in March
WTO's DSB to Take Up India-US Poultry Disagreement
BIRD FLU: Poultry in China Test Positive for H7N9 Virus; Taiwan Bans Slaughtering at Markets; Bernard Matthews Reports Avian Influenza
World’s Gene Pool Crucial for Survival

   United States

Students Invited to Compete in Alltech Young Scientist Finals
Master of Agribusiness Program Tailored for Animal Health Professionals
Alltech Symposium to Discuss Feeding People, Protecting the Planet
Chicken Not the Issue in M-COOL Controversy, Says NCC
NCC Encourages Increased Resources to Improve Poultry Health
Early Season Corn Production Concerns
Sanitiser Combination Shows Promise for Hatchery
CME: Corn Plantings 'Off and Stumbling'
CME: Pork Retail Price Increase, Broiler Down

   Nepal

OIE Reports HPAI Outbreaks in Mechi, Narayani and Lumbini

   India

Broiler Prices Could Skyrocket Due to Animal Protein Demand

   France

Chickens with Bigger Gizzards Are More Efficient

   Ireland

IFA's CAP Campaign Focuses on Role of MEPs in Final Outcome
Poultry Growers and Egg Producers Demand Fair Prices

   United Kingdom

Tesco to Allow GM Soya in Poultry Feed
Your Chance to Debate Welfare Issues
NOAH Film Makes Industry Call to Reach Out to Consumers
We Must Value Resources as Well as Innovate, Top Scientist to Say
Industry First for Moy Park
Native Breeds Can Help Create a Sustainable Livestock Industry
Avian Influenza Confirmed at Bernard Matthews Farm
BSAS/WPSA: Plant Genomes Can Help Solve Global Problems

   Viet Nam

Viet Nam Quarantine Law Needed to Protect Production, Exports

   Egypt

Cairo Authorities Recall Meat and Poultry

   Brazil

MAPA Launches Risk Management Program for Poultry Establishments

   Norway

Infectious Laryngotracheitis Reported in Hobby Hens in Østfold

   South Africa

SA Chicken Producers Seek Tariffs Lifeline
OIE Reports LPAI, HPAI in Eastern and Western Cape

   Zimbabwe

Air Zimbabwe Goes into Chicken Business

   Nigeria

Customs Destroys Cartons of Frozen Chicken, Turkey

   European Union

Moy Park Expands Remit into Europe
Legislate to Curb EU Supply Chain Abuses, Says NFU
Medicines Agency Advises Commission on Animal Antibiotic Use

   Turkey

Turkey Lifts Ban on Imports of Bulgarian Eggs

   Taiwan

Taiwan to Ban Slaughtering Poultry at Markets

   Pakistan

Pakistan Poultry Sector Favours Free Market Mechanism

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