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Thursday 5th September 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


Improving Outlook Forecast for the Industry

A new report on the global poultry industry this week forecasts an improved outlook in most of the world.

According Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team, the improving outlook for the poultry industry is driven by better market balances, ongoing high competitive protein prices and lower grain costs.

“The global industry is benefiting from improved global market conditions, although significant regional differences exist,” explained Rabobank analyst, Nan-Dirk Mulder.

“Companies operating in markets with a well-balanced supply/demand situation, such as the United States, are expected to benefit from these positive developments. However, the likes of Russia and South Africa are still suffering from oversupply, driven by structural changes in market conditions.”

Global trade volumes are being held back by the economic slow-down in key emerging economies, currency depreciation in Japan, and volatile demand in China and Hong Kong, and so global trade volume is forecast to remain relatively flat for the rest of the year.

The bank's analysts expect industry consolidation to continue.

The same report states that the Agri Commodity Market Research team at Rabobank is bearish on most agri-commodity prices, predicting further falls in grain and oilseed prices to the end of 2014.

In the US, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has come under fire for failing to make a full evaluation of pilot projects set up as a basis for changes in the poultry processing inspection system.

The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the USDA did not thoroughly evaluated the performance of each of the pilot projects over time even though the agency stated it would do so when it announced the pilot projects.

Commenting on the report, the National Chicken Council (NCC) said it agrees with GAO’s conclusions that strengths of the modernised poultry inspection system include giving plants responsibility and flexibility for ensuring food safety and quality and allowing USDA inspectors to focus more on food safety activities.

NCC stressed that the aim is to make food safer, adding that "the poultry inspection system should be modernised to transition to a model that is more science and risk-based, from one that was implemented in 1957.”

The 2013 series of the 'Global Poultry Trends' series of articles analyising the current state and future trends in the poultry industry starts on ThePoultrySite this week.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Biomass Heating Systems for Broiler Sheds
Biomass heating systems and their application for broiler houses are explained by Byron Stein, editor of 'The Drumstick' for New South Wales Department of Primary Industries in Australia.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013 - Asia Produces One-third of World's Broilers
Global growth in chicken meat production is slowing down but Asia maintains its share of the total, according to long-time industry watcher, Terry Evans, in the new series of 'Global Poultry Trends' for ThePoultrySite in 2013.

Research Review: What's New in Poultry Housing and Equipment?
With animal welfare and the environmental aspects of food animal farming gaining more attention from the public and high feed prices focusing efforts on getting the best performance from poultry, researchers have been active in studying the impacts of new developments in housing and equipment on the health, welfare and productivity of our birds. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, has selected some highlights of recently published work that have practical application today.

Seven Reason Why Chickens Are Not Fed Hormones
The Hormone Myth - or why broiler chickens do not receive hormones - is explained by Nick Dale and Adam Davis of the University of Georgia.

Company News

Global Green, Merial Sign Agreement for Evaluation of Salmonella Vaccine
US - Global Green Inc. has announced the signing of an agreement with Merial Ltd. the Animal Health Division of Sanofi to conduct an internal evaluation of Global Green’s patented Salmogenics vaccine technology.
New Partnership Pays Dividends in French Market
FRANCE - The new partnership with long established hatchery company, Grelier, is leading to a significant increase in the market share for the Cobb500 broiler breeder in France.
Novus at the World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress
FRANCE - In case Novus missed you at the 18th World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress in Nantes in August, the company presents its oral and poster presentations.
Tegel Foods Realises World’s Best FCRs with Petersime
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s number one poultry integrator, Tegel Foods Ltd., has recently constructed a brand new broiler hatchery in Christchurch. Petersime was selected as the supplier of incubators and HVAC equipment via distributor UPEC.
New Cobb Flock Awards for Canada
CANADA - Synergy Agri Group of Nova Scotia is the first winner of the new award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada.
Betco Offers Affordable Agri-housing in Over 65 Countries
GLOBAL - BETCO Agri-housing, founded in 1984, has decided to concentrate in overseas markets.
Market Reports

USDA Outlook for Agricultural Trade - August 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 4 September 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry - 4 September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 2 September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 30 August 2013
Economic Report NAB Post-farmgate Agribusiness Survey - June Quarter 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   Global

Feed Price Decline Forecast
More Positive Outlook Forecast for Global Poultry Sector
Poorer Farmers in the Sahel Require Urgent Funding
Study Explores Potential of Direct-fed Microbials for Broilers
Promiscuity Promotes Tougher Chicks

   United States

USDA Comes under Fire over Poultry Inspection
First Corporate Responsibility Report from Perdue
Call for Abstracts for IPPE 2014 Now Open
CME: Corn and Soybean Quality Rating Decrease
Another Year of Rationing for Corn or Soybeans?
FSIS Approves Chinese Plants to Export Poultry Meat to US
Court Rules Hen Welfare Proposition Stands
US Farm Bill Expected to be Finalised Soon
Appeals Court Overturns Pilgrim’s Pride Damages Award to Growers
Penn State Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella
Rapid-response Avian Influenza Vaccine in Prospect
Coalition Issues Principles for TPP Agreement
US Set to Hit Record $140 Billion in Agricultural Exports

   Thailand

Indebted Poultry Company Blocked In by Truck Operators

   United Kingdom

UK's Top Chefs Encouraged to Back British Farming
2 Sisters Appoints Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe Non-Executive Director
New Poultry Event Web Site for the UK
New FSA Plan to Tackle Campylobacter
Lancashire Poultry Club Welcomes New Members
Parliament Egg Ban Reversed; Reversal Welcomed

   Netherlands

Dutch Study Sees No Benefit of Animal Study in GM Crop Testing
Trade Deal with Ukraine Offers Opportunities to Dutch Agriculture

   Israel

Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Tel Aviv Pigeons

   France

Agriculture Returns to the Syllabus

   Italy

H7N7 Bird Flu Infection Confirmed in Italian Poultry Worker

   Brazil

Poultry Exports Worth More But Down in Tonnage
Chicken Value and Exports Remain High
Broiler Production Cost Down in July
JBS SA, JBS USA Reaffirmed with Stable Outlook

   Mexico

Mexico Reports Two More H7N3 Bird Flu Outbreaks

   Viet Nam

Plan to Visit the Fifth World Waterfowl Conference
Trade, Wild Birds Causes Bird Flu Infections in Domestic Ducks

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Sees Profits Slide

   India

Dropping Rupee Boosts Egg Export
Kerala's Small-scale Poultry Farmers Facing Crisis
Kerala Poultry Farmers, Traders Launch Indefinite Stir

   Jamaica

Caribbean Broilers in Aggressive Smart Eggs Push

   Australia

CRC Launches New Training Tool to Teach Egg Grading Skills
Industry Future Lies in Skilled Workforce

   South Africa

LPAI Outbreaks in Western Cape Province and Gauteng
Rainbow Chicken, Country Bird Report Dismal Figures

   Spain

Litter Aeration Reduces Salmonella Infection Pressure

   United Arab Emirates

Dubai Scientists Successfully Breed Rare Birds in Chicken Eggs

   China

Rise in Chinese Food Prices
CDC: How H7N9 Spread Hard to Know

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