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Thursday 15th August 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Focus on Feed: Future Price Trends

Grain futures markets rallied this week following the publication of the USDA's August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report. The government data showed a lower-than-expected US corn crop forecast, according to Jim Wyckoff for ThePoultrySite.

Corn (maize) futures had a low start to the trading day but popped to the daily high on the USDA data and later fell back slightly. Soybean futures prices showed good early gains and saw those price gains extended in the wake of a mildly bullish USDA monthly crop report. Wheat continues to be a follower of corn and soybeans and futures prices are slightly higher.

The average price for poultry feed in the UK for the last quarter (April to June 2013) is 16 per cent above the level of the previous year, according to latest statistics from the department of agriculture.

Total UK poultry feed output was 5.653 million tons for the 12 months to the end of June, 2.8 per cent more than the previous year, with all poultry sectors registering increases.

Trade experts are warning of a further increase in feed prices in India if soybean meal moves up from the current levels. Soya prices have increased by Rs2,500 a tonne over the last week.

Turning to feed company news, Cargill has completed the sale of its feed manufacturing facility in Hanford, California, to Pitman Family Farms, a family-owned poultry farmer.

New research has shown that heat-treated peas have potential as a useful alternative protein source for poultry.

A novel type of soybean meal with a lower anti-nutritive content had a higher energy value than the conventional product and similar amino acid digestibility, according to recent study.

Chinese researchers have found that although there were some changes in egg quality, no benefits in terms of egg production of long-term supplementation of a maize-soybean meal layer diet with the vitamin, choline.

And finally, following up on last week's story about the estimated cost to human medicine of antibiotic resistance in E. coli derived from poultry, two industry organisations have assured consumers that British chickens are reared according to the strict production standards of the Red Tractor assurance scheme, and that these standards include rigorous control of the use of medicines under veterinary supervision.

The British Poultry Council (BPC) and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance add that the British poultry meat industry has voluntarily stopped the use of certain categories of antibiotics in the breeding pyramid that are considered to be critically important to human medicine, such as cephalosporins. They add that cephalosporins are not and have never been used in flocks used for chicken meat production in the UK.


Ceva stresses the need for more INNOVATION in the hatchery to drive growing global demand for poultry meat

Ceva launches Cevac IBird® - a live, attenuated IB vaccine, to add to its portfolio of 16 new technology vaccines.

Ceva, a major sponsor of the XVIIIth Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), will use this major worldwide event to share the latest innovations and expert knowledge in hatchery vaccination.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Effects of Paddock Management on Vegetation, Nutrient Accumulation and Internal Parasites in Laying Hens
In terms of grass quality, ease of management and the risk of intestinal worms, Swiss researchers recommend rotating paddock areas for free-range systems and providing a covered area outside the house with wood chips or gravel rather than bare soil.

High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Virus in the Reproductive Tract of Chickens
New research from the US demonstrates the dissemination of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus over time in the reproductive tract of hens after intranasal inoculation and its replication in the oviduct. The work was presented at the 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Chicago in July 2013.

Pre-natal Nutritional Manipulation by in-ovo Enrichment Influences Bone Structure, Composition and Mechanical Properties
Injected chicken embryos in ovo with a solution containing minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates improved the mechanical properties of bone in two-week-old broilers and affected the bone throughout the bird's life to 54 days of age in a new Israeli study.

Gastrointestinal Morphology and Function in Turkeys Fed Diets Diluted with Whole-grain Wheat
Dietary supplementation with whole grain wheat improved gastrointestinal function and thus increased feed efficiency in turkeys up to 18 weeks of age, report researchers based in Olsztyn in Poland.

GB Emerging Threats Report – Avian Diseases – January-March (Q1) 2013
Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in China and the rapid detection of a case of H9N2 low-pathogenic avian influenza in turkeys in eastern England are among the highlights of the latest AHVLA surveillance report.

Company News

Cobb Invests in New Facilities for Product Development
NETHERLANDS - New and upgraded facilities for product development are being established by Cobb in the Netherlands, adding to the extensive provision for trials in the country.
Novus at 2013 World Veterinary Poultry
Association Congress

FRANCE - Novus International, along with specialists representing all areas of poultry production from around the world will be participating from 19 to 23 August in the 18th WVPA Congress in Nantes.
Hy-Line Celebrates 20 Years of Service
NEPAL - In May 1993, the first shipment of Hy-Line Brown Parent Stock arrived in Nepal. The breeders were shipped to Guna Chandra Bista, owner of Avinash Hatchery, Ltd., and thus Mr Bista became the first Nepalese poultry farmer to import a western layer breed.
Biomin Hosts Biennial Asia Nutrition Forum in Six Cities
ASIA - Biomin has announced the dates for its Nutrition Forum, spanning six cities from 14 to 24 October.
Cobb Germany Seminar for Ukraine and Belarus
UKRAINE - The growing technical skills of Ukrainian and Belarusian chicken producers is now paying dividends, Cobb regional market manager Vasyl Babych told more than 130 participants at the Cobb Germany seminar in Cherkassy, Ukraine.
Ceva Says Innovation in the Hatchery Will Drive Growing Global Demand for Poultry Meat
FRANCE - Ceva, a major sponsor of the XVIIIth Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), will use this major worldwide event to share the latest innovations and expert knowledge in hatchery vaccination. It will launch Cevac IBird® a live, attenuated IB vaccine, to add to its portfolio of 16 new technology vaccines.
Market Reports

UK June Agricultural Price Index - 15 August 2013
Irish CSO Reports: Agricultural Price Indices - June 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)
USDA WASDE - August 2013
USDA GAIN: Ghana Poultry Report Annual 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 15 August 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 14 August 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 13 August 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 12 August 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 9 August 2013

Global Poultry Industry News


BIRD FLU: China's H7N9 Death Tolls Rises to 45; Nepal District Declared Emergency Zone
Nisin-CO2 Combination Controls Listeria in Turkey Sausage
Global Food Price Index Falls Again

   United Kingdom

Critical Control Points Identified for Disease Control
2 Sisters Plans Chicken Plant Closure
NFU Urged to Refer to New Post-AWB Employer Information
RSPCA Brighton Saves Free-range Chickens from Slaughter
Manchester University Studies Loss of Body Heat in Broilers
Free-range Egg Production Uses 20 Per Cent More Energy
Confidence, Production Levels Rise in Poultry Sector
Antibiotic Resistance Research Out-of-Date, Says RUMA
Feed Prices 16 Per Cent Higher Than Year Ago
BPC/RUMA: Spread of Antibiotic Resistance Poses Global Challenge


JBS Reports Rise in Revenue from Organic Growth
JBS Mercosul Appoints New President
Solid Performance by Moy Park Leads to
Marfrig's Profitability

Brazilian Chicken Exports up in July


Chicken Investors Look to Riverland


Brasil Foods to Help Develop Haitian Poultry Sector
Way Clear for Dominincan Poultry Exports to Haiti


Correction in Soya May Drag Poultry Feed Prices
HPAI Outbreaks in India

   United States

Seminar to Focus on Financial, Regulatory & Safety of Rendering
Bioinformatics, Genomics Systems Engineering Center at Texas A&M
Novel Soybean Meal Has Higher Energy Value for Poultry
Vikon Farms to Locate New Facility in Arkadelphia
Cargill’s Animal Nutrition Business Sells California Facility
CME: Implications of WASDE Report on Pork, Chicken Sectors
IPPE 2014 Participants Can Now Register for Expo
ISU Economists Send out Cautious Message to Farmers
August USDA Report Bullish for Corn, Soybeans
University of Wisconsin Meat Research Facilities on Track
Strong Lobby to Remove California Egg Measure from Farm Bill
NFU Seeks to Intervene in COOL Lawsuit
Poultry Production and Health Seminar
NCC Commends EPA’s Final 2013 RFS Volume Requirement
NFU Stresses on Importance of Signing Comprehensive Farm Bill


Pea's Protein Potential for Poultry
Role of European Quail in Transmission of Avian Influenza


Bird Flu, Slowdown Hit Sales at Fast-food Chains
Heat Wave Leading to Hot Prices
Blood Samples Hint at Silent H7N9 in Poultry Workers
Rise of Agri-food Prices Continues
No Increase in Egg Production with Extra Choline

   European Union

Commission to Reclaim Ag Policy Funds from Member States


CPF Announces Interim Dividend Payment
GFPT Reports Robust Results


OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Jalisco


German Study on Antibiotic Use for Livestock
Sharp Decline in German Meat Exports to Russia
Globally Traded Foods: How to Reduce Health, Economic Risks


FOA Terengganu to Invest in Broiler Chicken Project
Poultry Company Expects to Return to the Black


Philippines Temporarily Bans Live Birds, Products from Arkansas


Guelph Launches Heat Stress App

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Receives First Tranche of Compensational Subsidies
Financial Assistance to Akashevskaya Poultry


French Farmers Angered by Low Egg Prices


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