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Thursday 6th June 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Report Calls for Reduction in Food Waste and Aid to Small Farmers

A report from the UK International Development Committee on global food security has called for an end to food waste on the domestic market and assistance to small farmers in developing countries to tackle hunger and promote food security.

The report urges consumers in the UK to eat less meat and to eat meat from more sustainable sources rather than intensive units.

It added that biofuels are having a detrimental impact on food production helping to cause shortages and volatile prices.

However, the committee’s views on meat consumption have been rebuffed by the British poultry industry.

Andrew Large, Chief Executive of the British Poultry Council, said: "Poultry meat is a wholesome and nutritious protein source and should be an important feature of a healthy diet.

"At a time when the world needs more food than ever to meet the demands of a growing population, food production must be a priority and the poultry meat industry has a key role to play.”

The MPs on the International Development Committee called for concerted action to curb food wastage in the UK and for expansion of DFID’s bilateral nutrition programmes with a particular focus on pregnancy and early years, as part of wider efforts to improve global food security.

Launching a report on Global Food Security as world leaders assemble in London to attend an international nutrition summit hosted by the UK government, Sir Malcolm Bruce, chair of the International Development Committee warned: “There is no room for complacency about food security over the coming decades if UK consumers are to enjoy stable supplies and reasonable food prices.

“UK aid to help smallholders increase food production in the developing world is of direct benefit to UK consumers as rising world food prices will reduce living standards of hard-pressed UK consumers“.

He called on the Government to launch a national consumer campaign to reduce domestic food waste and urged UK consumers to reduce how often they eat meat.

“Meanwhile, as a nation we should place a stronger focus on more sustainable extensive systems of meat production such as pasture-fed cattle, rather than on highly intensive grain-fed livestock units.”

Turning to Avian Influenza, two outbreaks of low pathogen H7 avian influenza in Denmark and the Netherlands have prompted Honk Kong to suspend imports of poultry from these countries.

There has also been a further outbreak of H5N2 avian influenza in Taiwan.

The situation surrounding the H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China appears to have calmed with the second patient who contracted the disease in Beijing having been discharged from hospital.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Vaccinating Poultry as a Means of Salmonella Control
"What's so great about vaccinating poultry against Salmonella?" That was the question asked and answered at a special seminar in Thailand recently. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, reports.

Water System Inspection Pays Off
With summer fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, are your broiler house water plumbing and supply systems adequate to handle summer's peak demand? Experts at the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University College of Agriculture offer advice.

Intestinal Health and Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
Management at the farm level (litter quality and composition, lighting programmes, stocking density, drinker management and dietary feed management) are important to control necrotic enteritis, according to the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Reducing Dependence on Antibiotics for Poultry
Keeping water lines free of biofilms can help keep birds healthy without the need for antibiotics and the associated concerns over antibiotic resistance. Stuart Lumb reports for ThePoultrySite.

Investigating and Resolving Fly Complaints
A eight-step process of resolving complaints is outlined by the UK's Environment Agency in its publication 'Fly management: how to comply with your environmental permit'.

Perinatal Broiler Physiology between Hatching and Chick Collection in Two Hatching Systems
Early-hatching chicks with early access to feed and water appear to compensate for their apparent disadvantage in development, according to new research from the Netherlands and Belgium. Chick physiology at pulling was affected by time after hatching and post-hatch conditions.

Company News

Petersime, Hartmann Supply Four Hatcheries to Akashevskaya
RUSSIA - Poultry integrator OOO PF Akashevskaya, located in the Republic of Mari El, Russia, has invested in four new hatcheries, all of which are to be commissioned in 2013.
Maximising Performance through Best Practice Focus at Ross Meeting
Nutrition, health and overall bird management were top of the agenda at the 8th Ross® Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMEA) Distributor Customer Focus Team Meeting (DCFT) held between 8 and 10 May.
Aviagen Celebrates 50th Production Management School
US - This week, 31 poultry production management personnel from 20 countries will gather in Huntsville, Alabama, for the 50th Production Management School, hosted by Aviagen®, the world’s leading poultry breeding company.
Cobb World Technical School Provides ‘Exchange of Experiences’
US - Forty-eight participants from 27 countries took part in the annual world technical school organized over two weeks by Cobb-Vantress at its Siloam Springs headquarters in Arkansas, USA.
Danisco Introduces Multi-enzyme Solution for Complex Poultry Diets
GLOBAL - As the market leader in enzyme technology-based feed solutions, Danisco Animal Nutrition, a subsidiary of Dupont, has drawn on its rich history of marketing products containing protease, xylanase and amylase to launch a compound enzyme designed to improve digestibility and performance issues associated with complex poultry diets.
DuPont Provides UK Poultry Farmers Advice on Avian Influenza
UK - With Avian Influenza (AI) virus confirmed on a poultry farm in Suffolk, global veterinary biosecurity expert, DuPont is providing UK farmers with important advice on how to protect valuable flocks from possible infection.
‘Technical’ Chickens Talk of SWCA Annual Conference
UK - 'The modern chicken needs modern management'. This was the key message presented by Alan Thomson, Aviagen Regional Commercial and Technical Manager, at the 25th South West Chicken Association annual conference.
Biosecurity and the Importance of Having a Plan
GLOBAL - One of the biggest threats to any poultry business is health challenges. This is why biosecurity is so important and why the latest Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross Parent Stock Management Handbooks, produced by Aviagen, have a comprehensive section on the topic.
Aviagen Announces Restructuring
GLOBAL - Aviagen, world leader in poultry genetics, has announced a restructuring of the global executive management team with the appointment of two new presidents for Latin America and for Asia, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.
Zoetis Launches Online Ordering Site
US - Finding time in a hectic veterinary practice to order animal health products from Zoetis just became faster and easier.
Time to Clean
UK - Industry developments and pressure from the supply chain are turning the spotlight on more efficient cleaning of units as a way to increase performance while reducing antibiotics use.
Petersime, Hartmann Supply New Hatcheries to Akashevskaya
RUSSIA - Poultry integrator OOO PF Akashevskaya, located in the Republic of Mari El, Russia, has invested in four new hatcheries. The first hatchery of 65 million eggs is currently being constructed, and the second and third (31 and 14 million eggs/year respectively) will be delivered in the second half of 2013.
Zoetis to File Registration Statement; Comments on Pfizer’s Split-off Plans
US - Zoetis Inc. announced it intends to file a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the proposed exchange offer announced by Pfizer Inc. As part of the offer, Pfizer shareholders will be able to exchange all, some or none of their shares of Pfizer common stock for shares of Zoetis common stock.
Aviagen ANZ Hosts Informative Technical Seminar in Melbourne
AUSTRALIA - The Aviagen ANZ technical team hosted representatives from almost every poultry company in the combined Australian, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea region at a successful two-day seminar in Melbourne.
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   Russian Federation

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More LPAI Reported in Taiwan


OIE Reports LPAI in Utrecht, Netherlands


LPAI Detected in Denmark


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