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Thursday 11th July 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


Reducing Risks from Antibiotic Use and Resistant Strains of E.coli

The German Federal Council has agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and reducing of quantities used.

Federal Minister for Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner welcomed the decision of the Bundesrat.

“The law is a great step forward for consumer health protection,” she said.

“By minimising the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry specifically, we are taking a decisive step in Germany to curb antibiotic resistance."

The bill has been negotiated between the federal and state governments over several months and has been approved by the Federal Council in the Conciliation Committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat.

“The mediation process was intense and controversial for long periods, but also dominated by a will on all sides to unite,” said Ms Aigner.

“We have agreed on a good compromise.”

The aim of 16 AMG amendment is to minimise the use of antibiotics in livestock farming, to allow pet owners to check the use of antibiotics better and where necessary to reduce them and to give the veterinary drug monitoring of country more control powers.

Antibiotic resistant strains of E.Coli pose no threat to human health providing poultry meat is adequately cooked and good kitchen hygiene is practiced, a study has revealed.

The finding comes from a study of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase producing strains of E.Coli - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

Recently reviewed by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), the study comes as a reaction to 2012 data that showed a third of chicken fillets in Norway contained the ESBL E.Coli.

However, the NVI has issued guidelines to ensure no risks are taken.

Sustainable intensification in farming could help meet the challenges of increasing demands for food from a growing global population, according to a study published in the journal Science.

The goal of sustainable intensification is to increase food production from existing farmland says the article in the journal’s Policy Forum.

Lead authors Dr Tara Garnett and Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, say this would minimise the pressure on the environment in a world in which land, water, and energy are in short supply, highlighting that the environment is often overexploited and used unsustainably.

The authors, university researchers and policy-makers from NGOs and the UN, outline a new, more sophisticated account of how ‘sustainable intensification’ should work. They recognise that this policy has attracted criticism in some quarters as being either too narrowly focused on food production or as representing a contradiction in terms.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Spring and Fall Broiler Production Presents Challenges
Wide temperature swings in spring and autumn (fall) make managing the broiler house ventilation system more challenging. From Mississippi State University, Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), M. Yakout (Visiting Research Professor) and Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor, Poultry Science) explain how to maintain a stable environment for the birds.

Variations in Pre-enrichment pH of Poultry Feed and Feed Ingredients
The results of work led by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) led the scientists to conclude that detection methods for Salmonella in feed and feed ingredients for poultry may need to be re-evaluated

Growth Performance and Haematological Traits of Broilers Reared under Assorted Monochromatic Light Sources
Light colour had some impacts on broiler growth but no clear effects on haematological measures, according to a new study in the Republic of Korea.

Poultry Enzyme Cocktail Saves More Than Just Chicken Feed
Better feed efficiency also means fewer environmental concerns from chicken litter, writes Robert Burns in Texas A&M 'AgriLife'.

Short Term Outlook for Arable Crops, Meats and Dairy: Poultry Meat
The increases in poultry meat production and consumption in the EU are slowing down, according to the European Commission in its latest report, 'Short Term Outlook for Arable Crops, Meats and Dairy'.

Balanced Loading of the Setter
Balanced loading is key to preventing uneven temperatures inside the setter, which increases the risks of decreased hatchability and chick uniformity, writes Roger Banwell, Hatchery Development Manager at Petersime.

Company News

Applications Invited for Aviagen EMEA School on Broilers
HUNGARY - Applications will soon be invited for the next module in the highly regarded Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) School. The broiler module will take place in Budapest, Hungary, between 15 and 22 February 2014.
Merial’s Closes Acquisition of Animal Health Division of Dosch Pharmaceuticals
INDIA - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, today announced the approval and closing of Merial’s acquisition of the animal health division of Dosch Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, creating for Merial a market entry in India’s growing animal health market.
Biomin Poultry Forum in Yessentuki
RUSSIA - The team of Biomin Russia organized a poultry forum in Yessentuki, a city located in the North Caucasian Federal District and famous for its mineral springs.
Breeder Management with Efficient Manure Pit Ventilation
GERMANY - Farmer Carsten Focke recently invited guests to an internal open house for his two newly built broiler breeder houses in Lähden: He now keeps 40,000 broiler breeders in his two 26 x 100 meters large poultry houses on his farm in the German Emsland region.
Arbor Acres Customers from North Africa attend Aviagen French School
FRANCE - Arbor Acres® Parent Stock (PS) customers from North Africa, primarily representing Tunisian and Algerian government breeding companies, recently attended an Aviagen® satellite school in France aimed at promoting early success at broiler and breeder level. The five day event saw a wide number of presentations in very relaxed surroundings to encourage interaction between speakers and attendees.
Help for Veterinary Firms in Emerging Markets Combat Avian Flu
US - RAME-HART, a global supplier of advanced automated egg inoculating and harvesting technologies, is helping veterinary manufacturers develop high quality and effective vaccines with a semi-automatic line of technologies that are precise, fast, flexible and cost-effective.
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Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Conserve Water and Soil Fertility to Increase Productivity under Climate Change
Scottish Govt Listens to Union on Water Regulation
Vivergo Plant to Cut Reliance on Feed Imports
Great Yorkshire Show Kicks Off
Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: How To Produce More
Study into Public Health Risks of ESBL E. coli
Competition for Agri-food Technology Research Funding

   Norway

E.Coli Study Highlights Need For Cleanliness

   Chile

Poultry Production Posts Recovery Through Second Quarter

   United States

Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting to Focus on Research Highlights
CME: Meat, Poultry Demand Strong Through May
Meat Organisations Challenge USDA over COOL
AFBF Files Suit to Protect Farmers’ Privacy
NFU Board Stands Strong: Do Not Split Farm Bill
New 'Hours of Service' Rule Waived for Ag
Efficacy of Broiler Litter Composting Studied
ND Study Indicates Possible Antibiotic Resistance Transfer in Meat

   Finland

Atria Buys Saarioinen's Meat Processing Operation
HKScan Sharpens Brand Strategy

   European Union

EFSA Marks First 10 Years, Preparing for Future Challenges
EC Reports Short-term Outlook for Meat Markets

   Canada

Opponents Focus on Negative Impacts of M-COOL on US Meat Processors

   Mexico

Bachoco Acquires US Breeding Operation

   Australia

Santrev Poultry Sheds Light on Chicken Farm Solar Plans
Court Rules Steggles Label as Misleading; Decision Prompts Wider Advertising Warning
Turkey Trends up Among Australian Consumers

   India

Nutrition Quotient Lost as Egg Prices Skyrocket

   Cyprus

OIE Reports Further Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Cyprus
Challenges to a Competitive Cypriot Agriculture and Fisheries Sector

   Philippines

Lanao Norte Receives Farm Equipment Worth P5.8M
Pig, Poultry Raisers Urged to Invest in Waste Management Facilities
NEDA: June Food Prices Stable Despite Higher Petroleum Prices

   Malaysia

CCK Ready to Raise Poultry Output for Ramadan, Aidilfitri
Consumers Complain about Processed Chicken Price Hike

   Japan

BIRD FLU: Japan Bird Flu Triggers Hike in Feather Prices

   Pakistan

PBFA Demands Controlled Chicken Meat Prices

   Brazil

Brazilian Chicken Meat Production up in June

   Argentina

Chinese Delegation Audits Argentina's Poultry Establishments

   Germany

Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use

   Ukraine

Ukrainian Chicken, Egg Exports to EU Likely to Begin in September

   Zambia

NFU Members Bring Knowledge, Experience to Zambia

   South Africa

Feathers Fly as Chicken Tariff Battle Rages
OIE Reports Three New LPAI Outbreaks in Western Cape Province

   China

Agricultural Product Prices Fall
China Pumps RMB2.58 Billion into Agricultural Industrialisation
Liuzhou to Build More Poultry Farms
Study Looks at Lysine Needs of Traditional Breeds

   Latvia

AB Linas Agro Acquires Latvian Poultry Companies

   Haiti

Haiti Broilers Expected to Reach Profit by Q4

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