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Thursday 13th June 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Forecast Points to Better Times for the Global Poultry Industry

With the world cereal harvest forecast to surge to a record 2,460 million tonnes in 2013, cereal prices could ease this year, with markets becoming calmer, according to the latest Food Outlook report from FAO.

On the prospects for meat production, the report says that feed ingredient prices began to fall during the second half of 2012 and continued to diminish during 2013, which “offers greater scope for profitable meat production, particularly in the pig and poultry sectors”.

FAO estimates global poultry meat production to have been 104.6 million tonnes in 2012, rising to a forecast 106.4 million tonnes this year – an increase of 1.8 per cent.

Poultry meat trade is expected to increase 1.5 per cent from last year to 13.3 million tonnes in 2013, according to the report.

The use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance are part of the key discussions for science ministers and scientific academy leaders this week ahead of the G8 summit in the UK.

The Minister of Agriculture has announced that a ban on beak-trimming of laying hens in the Netherlands has been brought forward to 2018. She will be urging the same for all EU members at forthcoming meetings in Brussels so that the Dutch industry is not at a competitive disadvantage to its European neighbours.

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has joined the mounting global call to end food waste.

And finally, on bird flu news, the Mexican authorities have reported eight new outbreaks of H7N3 highly pathogenic avian flu across four states between mid-April and the third week of May; more than 1.1 million birds were affected and 815,000 of them were destroyed. Recent research in ducks and falcons sheds new light in the spread of the bird flu virus.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 5 - Respiratory Diseases
An outline of the symptoms and control of avian flu, Newcastle diseases, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis and other respiratory diseases, aimed at the hobby poultry keeper by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS. It includes tips on biosecurity.

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Increases in the demand for animal-sourced food are estimated extraordinarily high in Africa over the coming decades, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, writes Chris Harris.

Physiological and Behavioural Responses of Poultry Exposed to Gas-filled High Expansion Foam
Submersion of adult and broiler chickens, turkeys and ducks in gas-filled, high expansion foam provides a rapid and highly effective method of euthanasia, according to new research from the UK and the Netherlands. The method has potential uses for routine depopulation or humane emergency killing.

Female Persistency Post-Peak: Managing Fertility and Production
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Fly Management Techniques
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Company News

Hyfresh Group Sees Results with Pas Reform’s SmartPro
MALAYSIA - Hyfresh Group is a fully integrated poultry business, with feedmill, breeder farm and broiler farms in several Malaysian States. The company supplies chicken to the three broiler processing plants in Sri Sulong, also headquarter for the Group, in Pedas Halal Park and in Singapore too. The processed product is supplied to its own Hyfresh retail shops plus other customers.
VIV Russia: A Resounding Success for Aviagen
RUSSIA - Aviagen enjoyed its participation at the sixth bi-annual VIV Russia exhibition.
Occhiodoro Hatchery Makes Smart Investment with Pas Reform
ITALY - Italy’s Occhiodoro Hatchery is further consolidating its position as a supplier of premium eggs, layers and high quality day old chicks, with a renewed investment in Smart™ hatchery technologies from Pas Reform.
Imaxio Signs Licence Agreement to Develop Veterinary Vaccines
FRANCE - Imaxio, a biopharmaceutical company specialized in vaccines and genomics, announced that it has signed a license option agreement with Merial, a major animal health laboratory, a top ten company globally in its sector. The aim of the agreement is to develop a number of veterinary vaccines using Imaxio's immuno-enhancing IMX313 technology.
New Area Sales Manager CIS Market at Petersime
RUSSIA - On 29 April 2013, Petersime’s sales team was reinforced by new Area Sales Manager Kris Verhelst.
Award-winning Performance from Ross
UK - The exceptional performance of Ross® customers in the UK has been recognised once again at the annual Ross UK Flock Awards. This year, the event was held at Fawsley Hall in the West Midlands.
Efrat’s Ross Seminar Looks to Future Growth
MOROCCO - Efrat Broiler Breeders Ltd, the Ross® 308 Grand Parent distributor in Israel, recently held a seminar in Marrakech, Morocco, attended by over 70 of its customers.
New TETRA Representative in Algeria
ALGERIA - Dr Rouabhi Mounir has been appointed the new representative of Bábolna TETRA Hungary in Algeria in the private sector.
Market Reports

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USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up 1 Percent
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Taiwan
USDA WASDE - June 2013
Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2012

Global Poultry Industry News


FAO Forecasts More Balanced Food Markets Ahead
New Report on Animal Disease Status in Indian Ocean States
US Joins Call to End Food Waste
Weekly Overview: Report Calls for Reduction in Food Waste and Aid to Small Farmers
BIRD FLU: Haiti Bans Poultry Imports from Dominican Republic; 724 People Infected in Venezuela


Yum Forecasts China Sales Recovery in Fourth Quarter
China to Tighten Punishment for Work Safety Crimes
China to Hold Nationwide Safety Overhaul
Duck Genome Provides New Insight into Fighting Bird Flu


Poultry Feed Products Likely to Rise
Feed Prices to Remain Unchanged


Dutch Bring Forward Beak Trimming Ban


Chicken Meat Exports up in May
JBS to Buy Seara from Marfrig
CEPEA to Offer Egg Price Index to Brazilian Market
Producers Hindered by Corn and Soybean Volatility


Mexico Confirms Further Eight HPAI Outbreaks

   South Africa

Itac Investigates Increase in Tariffs on Imported Chicken Meat
Chicken Jobs at Risk
Chicken Import Duty Court Battle on the Horizon
Importers Step up Fight over Poultry Tariffs

   New Zealand

NZ Sushi Company Switches to Free Range Chicken

   United Kingdom

Use of Antibiotics Discussed Ahead of G8
Drive for Modulation Masks Government Failure for Fair Deal
Study to Sequence Campylobacter Genome
Entries Open for Young Trainee of the Year Award
NFUS: Scottish Shoppers Duped by Misleading Labelling
UK Farmers Tackle Air Quality
Poultry Cooking Advice Issued Ahead of Bumper BBQ Weekend

   United States

NFU and JA Zenchu Statement on TPP Negotiations
Veterinary Body Amends Policy on Poultry Transport
IPPE Introduces New Website
Service Recommended to Change Approach to Animal Health
Human Salmonella Cases from Chicks Reach 224
NFU Congratulates Senate on Passage of Farm Bill
Higher Food Safety Risk in Market Chickens
Call for More Data before Regulation of Farming in Chesapeake Bay Area
Corn Production Difficult to Anticipate
NFU Submits Comments on Japan’s Inclusion in TPP
Poultry Company Fined for Environmental Violations
Poultry Plant Reopened Last Year Closes
Campaigners Petition President over Antibiotic Misuse
EPA, CBF Agreement on Animal Agriculture in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
NFU Supports USDA Initiatives Helping Farmers to Adapt to Climate Change


Chile's Agriculture Sector Set to Decline


Management Changes at VION Food Germany


EPEXA: General Assembly 2013
Poland Culls Chickens over Cheap Egg Prices


Egg Prices Refuse to Crack in Short Term


SPACE 2013: Top Livestock Event


Sustainability Changes to Impact Pig, Egg Producers
Canada Lists US Products for Retaliation of COOL Dispute


Gambia Bans Imported Chicken Legs


New Case of Infectious Laryngotracheitis Detected in Poultry


Haiti Bans Poultry Imports from Dominican Republic


Bird Flu Virus Infects 724 People in Venezuela


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