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Thursday 25th July 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Poultry Companies in the News

The unexpectedly premature withdrawal of export restitutions on third-country poultry sales this week has left French poultry groups, Doux and Tilly-Sabco, with substantial gaps to plug in their accounts.

"When our recovery plan was announced in October last year, we were working on the basis of a January 2015 deadline," a Doux spokesman told ThePoultrySite.

With restitutions worth €108 per tonne at the start of the year, the poultry group was already ahead of its target schedule for the subsidy phase-out. "At the moment, they are worth €20 million over a year, which leaves a big hole,” the spokesman added.

The companies warned in a joint statement: "The Euro exchange rate is at an historical high, while the Brazilian Real has been strongly devalued since the beginning of the year, against a backdrop of low poultry prices around the world."

The French minister has already been working in the corridors of Brussels, urging European partners and members of the Commission to retain export restitutions until 2015, without success.

Sales volumes by the poultry division of Russian integrated meat and feed processor, Cherkizovo Group, for the period January to June 2013 increased by four per cent year-on-year.

Prices increased by four per cent year-on-year in ruble terms and by three per cent in US dollar terms for the half-year but second-quarter prices were below the previous quarter.

From Brazil, the Tyson subsidiary reports that Saudi Arabia is currently the only export market for its 'green' chicken, raised without antibiotics or animal protein in the diet.

Tyson Brazil, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, has been exporting green chicken from its Brazilian unit to Saudi Arabia since March this year through a partnership with Gallus Avícola, a hatchery in the state of Santa Catarina.

From Mexico, Chief Executive Officer of Industrias Bachoco, has stated in his company's quarterly report: "Seasonally, the second quarter is usually the strongest quarter of the year, and it seems this quarter will follow that trend." Net sales were up 12 per cent, while the cost of sales was down by a little more than one per cent.

Rodolfo Ramos Arvizu commented: "After a complicated start to the year, the company was able to surpass various difficulties and achieve positive results. All this was due to a strict control of expenses and productivity improvements, resulting from a close surveillance of procedures and constant implementation of processes and technologies that make us more productive day to day.

"The company's chicken sales volume decreased this quarter, as a consequence of the outbreak of avian flu that affected our breeding farms in the state of Guanajuato; at this time, this problem is under control but not totally eradicated, and our production is in the process of recovering normalised levels.

Maple Leaf Foods of Canada has announced definitive agreements to sell its commercial turkey farms to Ernald Enterprises Limited and its breeder farms and hatchery operation to Cuddy Farms Limited.

In the US, a group led by a California auction company cast the winning bid worth US$5.36 million in a bankruptcy auction for the North Carolina assets of chicken processor, Townsend.

Turning our attention to the egg industry, Cal-Maine Foods of the US has reached an agreement in principle to settle all direct purchaser class claims against it at a reported cost of $28 million.

Jamaica Broilers Group Limited is reported to be acquiring a US egg company but it has held back on disclosing the acquisition target until the deal closes around the end of August.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Protection against Mycoplasma gallisepticum for Turkeys
Researchers in Australia, including at Poultry CRC, are making progress in the development of a vaccine to protect turkeys against the respiratory disease, Mycoplasma gallisepticum.

The Impact of Peat Moss Amendments on the Microbial Load in Used Pine Shaving Poultry Litter
Adding peat moss to poultry litter may be a useful amendment for reducing bacteria, yeasts and moulds, according to new research from the US.

Effects of Maternal Dietary Lysine Intake on Offspring Performance
Feeding broiler breeder hens has a significant effect on the performance of their offspring, according to new research from South Africa.

Effects of Corn Replacement by Sorghum in Broiler Diets on Performance and Intestinal Mucosa Integrity
New research from Brazil reveals that half of the maize in a broiler diet can be replaced by low-tannin sorghum without negative effects on performance. Total replacement of the maize by the sorghum had deleterious effects on both growth and gut health.

Analysis of Factors Important for the Occurrence of Campylobacter in Danish Broiler Flocks
Factors that were found in this Danish study to be positively associated with the occurrence of Campylobacter in the broiler flocks included old broiler houses, late introduction of whole wheat in the feed and poor biosecurity. Researchers proposed that the positive association with chimneys on the broiler house may be related to the increased presence of flies.

Company News

Sharing Scientific Findings at PSA 2013!
US - Novus had two scientific posters that were presented by Dr M.K. Manangi on 23 July 23.
Cryoport and Zoetis Expand Cold Chain Logistics Relationship
US - Cryoport, Inc. announced that it has reached agreement with Zoetis Inc. to expand the scope of the cold chain logistics services Cryoport is providing.
Nine Hundred Attendees Anticipate PSA 2013
US - The Poultry Science Association (PSA) kicked off its annual meeting with an opening session at 7:30am where Michael Kidd, President of PSA, welcomed all attendees.
Scandinavian Poultry Producers Get in the Club with Ross
SWEDEN - Three poultry producers from Sweden and Norway are being championed by Aviagen® SweChick for excellent breeder performance achieving over 140 chicks per hen housed from their Ross® flocks.
Ceva’s Growth Continues Despite Difficult Market Conditions
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €310 million in the first six months of 2013, up by two per cent - 4.2 per cent on the previous year at a constant perimeter and exchange rates.
Hy-Line International Invests in Multi-year Expansion Programme
US - Millions of dollars are being invested by Hy-Line International in a four-year project that consists of research farms and a new hatchery.
Broad Breeding Goals, Genetic Diversity Essential for Broilers
SWEDEN - Aviagen UK Breeding Programme Director, Jim McAdam, outlined the need for welfare and sustainability components in broiler breeding at the recent meeting of the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA).
Novus Researchers to Present Six Abstracts at PSA Conference
US – Novus is presenting evidence and scientific findings with a series of technical oral and poster presentations it has prepared for the annual Poultry Science Association (PSA) next week.
Stage is Set for Excitement at PSA 2013!
US - The Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting is almost here and Novus is excited to be a part of it for another consecutive year.
Ceva Signs JV with New Chinese Partner
FRANCE & CHINA - Ceva Santé Animale and Sichuan Hengtong Animal Pharmacy Co. have signed an international partnership agreement.
Cobb Technical Seminar in Friesland Hailed 'Great Success'
NETHERLANDS - Over 50 delegates from 23 countries took part in a week-long technical seminar hosted by Cobb Europe in Friesland, northern Holland, for grandparent and parent stock customers from Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Market Reports

Total Factor Productivity of the UK Food Chain: 2000-2011 - Revised Estimates
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USDA International Egg and Poultry: Afghanistan
China Wholesale Prices - 23 July 2013
USDA Chickens and Eggs - July 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 22 July 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 19 July 2013
NAB Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - July 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Who Should Set Rules on Food Safety, Health, Welfare in the EU?
2 Sisters Supports Agricultural Innovation Scheme
BBSRC Supports Govt's Agricultural Technology Strategy
Technology Boost for UK Agricultural Industries
Landowners Call for Ideas for Red Tape Reform
#buybritish Banners Take over British Countryside

   Saudi Arabia

Tyson Brazil Exports Green Chicken to Saudi

   Global

Nutreco Reports Higher First-Half Revenue
Jamaica Broilers to Acquire US Egg Producer
IFIF Launches Feed Ingredient Report
Greater EU-China Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture
First OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Project
Russia-US in Talks over Trade Resumption

   France

Breeding Companies Merge Distribution
French Poultry Exporters Face Early Restitutions Withdrawal

   United States

NCC's Roenigk Testifies at Subcommittee Hearing on RFS
Burcham to Head Purdue's Southern Indiana Animal Disease Lab
Concerns over FDA's Guidance for Organic Poultry
Cal-Maine Settles Egg Antitrust Class Action Claims
Mississippi Poultry Industry Petitions for Road, Bridge Work
Guidance on Egg Safety Rule for Free-range Layers
Opposition Voiced to FDA Salmonella Opinion Change
Boyle Steps Down as AMI President
Wholesale Meat Prices Generally Lower Since June
Agri-Pulse Update: US Farm Bill Sees Progress
Auction Company Takes over Townsend Poultry
CME: Livestock, Poultry Weights Show Upward Trend
NFU President Discusses International Food Aid Reform

   China

Poultry Firms Hit by H7N9 Virus
Findings on Virus 'Not Strong Enough' to Affect Strategy
Poultry Markets Slowly Picking up in Shanghai

   Jamaica

FTC Clears Caribbean Broilers in Egg Market Fight

   India

Poultry Feed to Get Cheaper
WTO Hearing on India-US Poultry Import Dispute This Week
Poultry Production Set to Rise
Broiler Prices Likely to Drop by August, Say Experts

   Australia

On-Farm Euthanasia of Spent Layer Hens
Flooded Farmers Have More Time to Apply for Assistance
Interstate Anger over Free Range Egg Guidelines
Syndicate Gives Go-ahead to Destroy Imported Chickens
Poultry Breeders Given More Time to Fight Quarantine Destruction Order

   Ukraine

Ukraine Permitted to Export to EU; Over 50,000 Tons to be Exported
Livestock, Poultry Production up During First Half of 2013

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo's Poultry Sales Volume Up

   Malaysia

Chicken Shortage Problem Expected to be Solved Next Week
Chicken Price Causes Further Dissatisfaction among Consumers
Consumers Call for Control in Chicken Price
Ministry Approves Licenses for Chicken Imports

   Mexico

Bachoco Announces Positive Results for 2nd Quarter

   Nigeria

Study Shows Farmer Training Improves Poultry Income
Nigerian Poultry Production Worth N51.2 Billion

   Pakistan

Pakistan Poultry Sector Shows Great Export Potential

   Chile

SAG Confirms Presence of Dioxin in Poultry

   Nepal

BIRD FLU: Over 6,800 Chickens Culled in Kathmandu

   European Union

EU Considers Meat Labelling Relating to Stunning Method

   Canada

Maple Leaf Sells Turkey Growing Business to Ernald, Cuddy

   Brazil

MAPA Assesses Water Content in Chilled Chicken Carcasses
Costs of Pig and Broiler Production up in June

   Oman

Municipality Destroys Frozen Chicken from Brazil

   Spain

Eating Eggs Not Linked to High Cholesterol in Adolescents

   Syria

Four Million Syrians Unable to Produce, Buy Enough Food

   Cyprus

EU Considers Support for Cypriot Poultry Industry

   Indonesia

Indonesia Poultry Firm Seeks to Grow in Sulawesi

   Philippines

DA to Upgrade Livestock Auction Markets

   Mongolia

Building EU-Mongolia Relations on Agriculture and Rural Development

   Finland

Atria Buys Saarioinen's Slaughter Operations

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