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Thursday 26th September 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


EU Poultry Meat Industry Discovers Where the Paella Features Chicken

The 56th General Assembly of the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU (AVEC) was held in the splendid city of Valencia last week - an appropriate location as the local version of one of Spain's iconic national dishes, paella, features chicken instead of the more usual seafood.

With nearly 130 participants representing 14 countries and a fine and varied programme of presentations, AVEC's annual General Assembly was hailed as a great success for the organising hosts.

The theme of the meeting, explained Federico Félix, was 'Continuing the success of poultry learning from research and practice'. Mr Félix is the President of ProPollo, the poultry meat association of Spain and also the current President of AVEC.

Also in the EU, Europe’s farmers now know where they stand on payment changes, following the completion of the political negotiations on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. This is a significant milestone in the modernisation of policy for agriculture for the 21st century, aiming to shift the focus from support for agribusiness conglomerates towards greater sustainability and the rural economy.

Looking further afield, China has announced its decision not to appeal against the decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The announcement on 25 September by the US Trade Representative that the WTO has formally adopted the recent dispute settlement panel’s report in China’s anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases against imports of US chicken products cam as welcome to the US poultry industry.

Finally, turning to Bird Flu News, Nepal continues to grapple with the H5N1 virus in its poultry flocks; 43 separate outbreaks affecting almost 350,000 birds were officially reported in a two-week period around the beginning of August. Two young Cambodians have been infected with the H5N1 virus, one of whom has died. And in China, an official warning has been made that the avian H7N9 flu strain is highly likely to return and affect humans in the coming months.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Animal Welfare - What is it Exactly?
A review of what broiler welfare means - both in theory and in practice - and who is responsible for the birds' well-being by Byron Stein, editor of 'The Drumstick' for the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries in Australia.

Measuring Outside Air Temperature
An outside temperature sensor with a solar radiation shield and located six or so from the poultry house is a good investment, say Michael Czarick (Extension Engineer) and Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) in the University of Georgia's series, 'Poultry Housing Tips'.

Turkey Viruses Dominate Enteric Health Session at AVMA Meeting
The session on Enteric Health of poultry at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention in Chicago in July 2013 focused largely on viruses in turkeys - particularly coronaviruses - as well as an astrovirus in chickens.

Effect of Feeding Low-oil DDGS on Performance of Broilers
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that including 10 per cent of a low-oil distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was beneficial in terms of improved performance in broilers up to 18 days of age. There were no significant detrimental effects in birds fed twice that level of DDGS inclusion.

Should You Move to the Cloud?
Cloud computing today has become a popular buzzword. The benefits and risks of Cloud technology are outlined by Tushar Jaiswal in 'Poultry Tech' magazine.

Advantages of Forage Consumption by Poultry
Feed savings and a ready supply of a whole range of nutrients are the advantages of free-range systems, according to 'Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages' from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, ATTRA.

Company News

Harvest Broilers Without Catching
NETHERLANDS - Since the introduction of its BroMaxx broiler colony system, it is no longer necessary to catch the birds during harvesting, according to Jansen Poultry Equipment.
Fortune Taiwan Seminar Promotes Ross and Local Industry
TAIWAN - Ross distributor, Fortune Taiwan sponsored a highly successful two-day seminar in Taipei to promote the Ross brand through education and information exchange, while emphasizing the superior Ross breeder and broiler performance in the domestic market.
Market Intelligence Forum Returns to IPPE
US - The Market Intelligence Forum to will preview the industry economic conditions at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta in January.
Biomin: Positive Votes from EU for Mycofix
EU - Two products from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, Mycofix® Secure (bentonite/dioctahedral montmorillonite) and Biomin® BBSH 797 (Gen. nov. sp. nov., formerly Eubacterium), are slated to become the first-ever products authorized by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties.
Successful Symposium Celebrates Romanian Anniversary
ROMANIA - Big Dutchman poultry and pig equipment has been sold in Romania for the past two decades. This significant milestone was the reason for a celebratory symposium held recently in Sibiu.
Zoetis Celebrates Five Billion Eggs Vaccinated in 20-Year Partnership
JAPAN - Zoetis Global Poultry has announced the extension of a partnership agreement with Japanese BioDevice distributor, Ishii Co., which has seen more than five billion eggs vaccinated during the past 20 years.
New Senior Roles at Cobb for Pruitt and Rossi
US - Mike Pruitt has been appointed by Cobb-Vantress, Inc. as General Manager - North America. In his new role, he will direct North American sales, technical service and production.
Biosecurity – Prevention is Better Than Cure
GLOBAL - When it comes to viral respiratory diseases such as Infectious bronchitis (IB) and Newcastle Disease (ND), prevention is better than cure.
Two Hundred Thousand Laying Hens Join the European Union
SERBIA & BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - Ten poultry houses equipped with Big Dutchman's enriched colony system have been constructed in the region.
Aviagen CEE Seminar Leaves Customers 'Hungary' for More
HUNGARY - The latest Aviagen® Central and Eastern European Seminar for Ross® Parent Stock (PS) customers took place recently in Budapest.
Market Reports

UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – August 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 26 September 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 25 September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 25 September 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Mexico
USDA Poultry Slaughter - September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 24 September 2013
USDA Cold Storage - September 2013
NAB Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - 20 September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 23 September 2013
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – August 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 26 September 2013
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 25 September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 25 September 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Mexico
USDA Poultry Slaughter - September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 24 September 2013
USDA Cold Storage - September 2013
NAB Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - 20 September 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 23 September 2013
USDA Chickens and Eggs - September 2013

Global Poultry Industry News

   Spain

Report from AVEC in Valencia: Where the Even Paella Features Chicken

   Pakistan

Sharp Increase in Pakistan Egg Prices

   Malaysia

No Proof of Dyed Chickens in Malaysia
Poultry Traders Disguise Farm Chickens with Yellow Dye

   India

Indian Poultry Feed Prices Down as Inputs Turn Cheaper
Lower Input Costs to Bring Down Poultry Feed Prices

   Global

China Will Not Appeal US Chicken Trade Decision; WTO Ruling Favoured US
Customs Union Says Yes to Colombian Poultry, Beef

   Tanzania

Tyson Foods, World Vision Join to Fight Hunger in Tanzania
Farmers, Poultry Keepers to Benefit from US$13m Project

   United States

Research Programme Celebrates 50 Years of Achievement
CME: Chicken Inventories Up from Previous Month, Year Ago
Millsboro Poultry Plant Makes Progress
AFBF Looking for Expanded Capacity, Access to Markets
Seminar Provided Update on Hot Issues in the
Poultry Industry

Crisis Management Workshop Scheduled for November
Federal Funding for New Disease Surveillance System
Egg Bacterial Contamination Affected by Strain, Housing
Go-ahead for New Poultry Processing Plant in Texas
CME: Pig and Poultry Numbers on the Rise
Perdue Foundation Makes Award to University of Delaware
$40 Billion Cut to Nutrition Bill Could Delay US Farm Bill
CME: Consumers More Willing to Pay for Chicken Breasts

   China

Be Alert of H7N9 Amid Flu Seasons, Chinese Experts Warn
Cargill Plans for Growth in Poultry Sector in Anhui
China Looks to Uganda to Tackle Food Deficit
Chinese Chicken Price Down in August

   Korea, South

South Korea Aims to Double Farm Exports by 2017

   Finland

New Development Programme Launched by HKScan

   United Kingdom

Industry Unites to Get UK Shoppers Buying British
Research Funding Announced to Improve Livestock Health
Politicians Helping Put Michaelmas Back on the calendar
Agency Seeks Comments on UK Feed Law

   Brazil

Brazilian Minister Addresses Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture
Production Costs for Broilers and Pigs up in August
Fiji Looking to Distribute Brazilian Chicken Meat in the Pacific
Poultry Markets Remain Buoyant after Summer Gains
JBS Poultry Group Buys Share in Agrovêneto

   Estonia

HKScan Opens New Poultry Plant in Estonia

   European Union

Are We Closer to Agricultural Reform in EU?
Commissioner Calls for Pragmatism over Trade Partnership
European Commission Clears JBS Acquisition of Seara
Stricter Rules Needed for Organic Farming in the EU

   Australia

Voluntary Code to Govern Free-range Eggs Standard

   Ghana

Poultry Farmers Association Acquires Feed Mill

   Nigeria

Intergrating Poultry, Rice and Aquaculture to Help Nigerian Farmers

   Zambia

New Hatchery Planned for Mpongwe
Great Start to African Egg Seminar

   South Africa

Monday Morning Marketing Magic for Delegates at IEC Cape Town

   Nepal

High-Path Bird Flu Outbreaks in Nepal Affect Broilers and Layers

   Taiwan

LPAI Affects Ducks in Taiwanese County

   Czech Republic

Czech Farmers to Receive More State Support

   Paraguay

JBS Appoints New President in Paraguay

   Barbados

Poultry Producers Want 184 Per Cent Duty

   Thailand

FAO Launches Emergency Projects to Fight H7N9 Avian Flu

   Mexico

Two Mexican States Lift Bird Flu Quarantine

   Ireland

Ireland's Farmers Endorse Position on CAP Consultation

   Dominican Republic

Haiti Still Yet to Formalise Meat and Egg Deal

   Indonesia

New Regulations on Meat Imports in Indonesia

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