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Thursday 12th September 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Country Labelling Looks Likely to Go Ahead in US

The US District Court for the District of Columbia has refused to grant a preliminary injunction to block the implementation of the amended US mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) regulation.

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and its partners are seeking an expedited appeal to US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn this decision.

Unless reversed, the district court ruling will allow the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to proceed to fully implement and enforce the COOL rule on 23 May.

The coalition's preliminary injunction motion argued that if the 23 May rule were to be enforced as the USDA plans to do in November, it would cause irreparable harm to the US meat and livestock industry. Furthermore, the move would also not be in the public interest.

The poultry industry in Nepal is struggling with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), with 21 outbreaks involving more than 140,000 birds reported to the OIE in the month of July alone. Three regions were affected and chickens of all ages, mostly on commercial farms but also some backyard flocks.

In other news of bird flu over the last week, China has reported 134 human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) up to the end of August. Italian farmers groups are making every effort to prevent a drop in demand for poultry products after one person was reported to have become infected with the virus from the birds with which he worked.

Yum! Brands in China is all too well aware of the consequences that adverse publicity relating to human health can have on subsequent demand. It has just reported the sixth consecutive month of sales below the previous year in China - down 10 per cent in August 2013 compared to a year before. KFC's sales even harder hit - all as the result of a 'poultry supply issue' in December.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Asia Puts More Emphasis on Trading Prepared Products
Asia is a major importer of fresh/frozen chicken meat, representing about half the global figure and more than double the quantity five years earlier, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans in his analysis of chicken meat trade in the region.

Does Adding Routine Antibiotics to Animal Feed Pose a Serious Risk to Human Health?
As fears rise over resistance, some countries have banned the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed. Two professionals with opposing views state their case in a recently published article.

Case History Reports Presented at AVMA Convention
A number of case histories were reported at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention in Chicago in July 2013 on topics including encephalomyelitis, unusual causes of mortality, chlamydiosis and blackhead in chickens and turkeys.

The Poultry Plant of the Future
Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) Manager, Doug Britton, discusses the strategic initiative: 'The Poultry Plant of the Future'.

Tackling Mycotoxins in Animal Feeds
In an exclusive interview for ThePoultrySite, Dr Radu Marti of Biomin explains the dangers presented by mycotoxins in feed and how mycotoxin deactivators can greatly ameliorate the risks these toxins pose to the health of farm animals and consumers of animal proteins.

Company News

New Middle East, Africa Managers for Aviagen
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA - Aviagen® has appointed André Costa and Mo'een Alkhatib as Technical Services Managers to accommodate the continued growth of the business in the Middle East and Africa.
Cobb Opens World Class Commercial Trial Facility in Holland
NETHERLANDS - More than 400 people from the Dutch poultry industry attended the official opening of the latest Cobb commercial trial facility in Holland described as a ‘world class’ asset.
Biomin Announces Premix Facility Opening in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Biomin has announced the opening of its latest state-of-the-art premix facility in Binh Duong.
Market Reports

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 11 Septemeber 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry - 11 September 2013
GB Animal Feed Statistical Notice - July 2013

Global Poultry Industry News


BIRD FLU: H7N9 Affected 134 in China; 21 H5N1 Outbreaks in Nepal in July; Canada Starts Wild Bird Flu Survey
Egg Capacity-building Event Planned for Southern Africa
Europe, Africa Study Roads to Sustainable Intensification
FAO Food Price Index Continued to Fall
OSI Establishes Global Trading Platform

   United States

US Court Throws out Country of Origin Labelling Injunction
Animal Disease Traceability Forum White Paper Released
Employment Eligibility Verification, I-9 Training Program Updated
Looking Ahead to the September Corn Stocks Estimate
NFU Uses Sustainability to Show Importance of Farm Bill
NFU Passes Unanimous Decision on Renewable Fuels, COOL and Farm Bill
Farmers Union Provides Skills Boost to Newcomers
Ohio Study Shows Potential of Campylobacter Vaccine
Caldwell Named Head of Texas A&M Poultry Department
Tyson Sponsors College Aggies Online Scholarship Competition


August Sales Down 10 Per Cent for Yum in China

   South Africa

Debate Hots up over Tax on South Africa's Chicken Imports


Queensland Gives Go-ahead for New Poultry Farm
National Award for Advancing Sustainable Agriculture


Chicken Industry Calls for End to Tax That Doubled Cost of Production


Jharkhand Minister Pledges Support for Poultry, Fishery Sectors

   United Kingdom

Poultry Industry Body Welcomes Antimicrobial Strategy
Five-year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Published
Partnership is Key to Campylobacter Reduction
Minister Launches Poultry Research Centre
Optimising Livestock Production with Precision Technology
Food-producing Animals Receive 43 Per Cent of Animal Medicines
CAP Clarity Needed to Curb Uncertainty
Turkey Company Gains New Investors, Refreshes Brand
NOAH Films Reach to Consumers over Animal Medicines and the Food Chain

   European Union

Family Farming Deserves Support as a Competitive, Sustainable Sector
EU Tackles Invasive Species Affecting Agriculture
Slovenia, Croatia and Austria Repair Flood Damage


Bird Flu Hit 140,000 Nepali Poultry in July


EU Officials Visit to Perform Brazilian Poultry Meat Hygiene Audit
Brazilian Broiler Prices Lower than Beef


Ovobel's Founder Passes Away


Trade Agreements Cause Unrest in Colombia


Agricultural Courses Faring Well Through Recession
Supply Chain Must Not Be Hit by Avian Influenza


Maltese Meat Production Up in Q2 2013


Farm Care Conference Set to Deliver Outlook and Codes of Practice
Ontario Farm Family Funds Guelph University Professorship


Small-scale Quail Production Has Potential in Nigeria


Further Newcastle Disease Confirmed in Cyprus


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