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Thursday 23rd January 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

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Food Security Returns to Top of the International Agenda

An international call has been made for closer links between agricultural and food policies in the fight against global hunger.

Speaking at the agricultural ministers' conference during Green Week in Berlin, the German Federal Minister of Agriculture, Dr Hans Peter Friedrich, said that it was not enough to only look at the output volumes.

Dr Friedrich called for the preservation of agricultural diversity and the conservation of resources worldwide.

"Preserving agricultural diversity is not a luxury; it is a matter of survival. Plant varieties, once lost, cannot be recovered. We must therefore conserve our genetic resources worldwide on a permanent basis and make better use of them," he said.

Dr Friedrich added that it was not just hunger that was the problem but also malnutrition caused by an unbalanced diet.

Research by the publicly-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), has estimated that British families throw away the equivalent of six meals a week in food waste.

And on the subject of chicken consumption, Americans are set to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl XLVIII, which takes place on Sunday 2 February, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Buffalo Wings and the end of the 'Great Wing Shortage' of 2013.

To put that into perspective, if 1.25 billion wing segments were laid end to end, they would stretch from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (home of Super Bowl XLVIII) - 30 times.

Researchers in Australia are hoping to make a breakthrough in animal welfare. Scientists at Charles Sturt University are attempting to develop a new chicken line whose eggs glow differently under ultra-violet light so that male embryos can be identified. If successful, this work will see an end to incubating unwanted males and the need to destroy them after hatching.

Finally, turning to bird flu news, China has reported two deaths of human patients from H7N9 avian flu in Shanghai in the last week, while there have been confirmed cases in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian and Guangdong this year. Kenya is now also on bird flu alert, based on the frequent movement of people and services to and from China as a result of the ongoing construction of new roads in Kenya.

In South Korea, a duck farm in the west of the country has been hit by a new strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (A) virus, H5N8. Another new virus in circulation - in addition to H5N1 and H7N9 - does increase the risk of a pandemic strain developing sooner or later.

Ceva confesses its love for healthy chickens

Ceva confesses its love for healthy chickens

IPPE, Atlanta 2014:

Ceva will use the IPPE event hold in Atlanta (USA) to announce plans to accelerate and expand the global roll out of its innovative range of vaccines, services and equipment.

  • Transmune & Vectormune ND – “The Perfect Pair” for hatchery vaccination – will continue to be a leading offer with more and more producers taking profit of the combined control of IBD and ND in a single injection at hatchery.
  • Cevac IBird®, an infectious bronchitis vaccine, which provides broad spectrum protection from a single hatchery administration. Applied through a new automated spray cabinet, it simplifies handling, drastically limits the farm work and improves overall vaccine uptake. Cevac® Bron Mass Ark Conn will be added in 2014 to the Vectormune range, by far the largest range of vector vaccines in the USA.
  • New vaccination equipment and service packages will be deployed for the hatchery and the farm.

In 2013, Ceva asked key customers: “What do you like most about our product and service offer?” The answer was:

“We like your people because they are passionate about our industry and what they do.”

And so, in 2014, we commit to keep this passion alive and to share with our customers a common motivation:


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Americas Number 1 for Chicken Exports
The Americas is the world's top region for the export of chicken meat, accounting for around 60 per cent of the global total, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans.

How Fresh Are Your Eggs? Using Albumen Degradation to Indicate Egg Freshness
Dr Jeff Downing, Senior Lecture in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney, has a new Poultry CRC project entitled 'Proteomic measures of albumen degradation as indicators of egg freshness'.

Maximising Poultry Manure Use Through Nutrient Management Planning
Information about the appropriate application and most effective use of poultry fertiliser by Casey W. Ritz and William C. Merka, Extension Poultry Scientists with the University of Georgia.

Intelligent Cutting 2.0: Rebuilding the Poultry Deboning Robot
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently completed the first year of a three-year project to rebuild their Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System, with the goal of making it into a bionic poultry deboner that can rival the cutting skills of the most experienced human.

Assessing the Risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Transmission through Poultry Movements in Bali, Indonesia
An international group of researchers has found that live poultry movements play in transmitting the H5N1 avian flu virus in Indonesia, and that a variety of control measures is necessary to reduce disease spread.

New Vaccine to Protect Against Two Important Poultry Diseases
North Carolina State University scientists have achieved a biological characterisation of a serotype 1 Marek's disease virus-vectored bi-valent vaccine for infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease.

Modelling as a Research Tool in Poultry Science
Professor Rob Gous reviews the use of models in developing our understanding of the poultry science in this newly published research paper.

Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which was held on 9 January 2014 at the Teagasc Food Research Centre at Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland.

Company News

Novus Honoured with Best of NAMA – Region II Awards
US - Novus International had the great honor of receiving two Best of NAMA awards for Region II at the awards ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri.
Novus Showcasing Science at IPPE
GLOBAL - Novus will host educational seminars at the International Poultry Scientific Foru (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Market Intelligence Forum to Preview 2014 Industry Economic Conditions at IPPE
US - Seeking to address these challenges, the Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
Hubbard Announces New Appointments
US & CANADA - Hubbard LLC announces that Sean Holcombe has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Sales & Technical Service in North America & Canada. He will continue to report to Mark Barnes.
Nicholls Joins Hubbard UK Team
UK - Hubbard has announced that Patrick Nicholls has joined the Hubbard UK team as Poultry Technician in November 2013.
Smithsonian Mobile Exhibition at IPPE Explores Human-Animal Bond
US - From the eggs on our breakfast table to puppies chasing balls in the yard, the connections we have with animals are complex and vast. This relationship is explored in a mobile exhibition from the Smithsonian, 'Animal Connections: Our Journey Together', in collaboration with Zoetis.
Novus Honoured with Science Leadership Award
US - The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Science – St. Louis announced the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Scientist Awards to be awarded at the 20th Annual Awards Dinner on 9 April 2014.
Soon to be Launched: New Incubator for Higher Capacity
US - At the upcoming IPPE show in Atlanta, Georgia, on 28 to 30 January, Petersime will launch its latest innovation: a brand new, high-performance range of setters and hatchers that brings the successful S-line single-stage concept to the next level.
Merck Hosts Culinary Tour of Nations Luncheon at 2014 Expo
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) announced it will host a luncheon titled 'Culinary Tour of Nations' at this year’s International Production &Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, on 28 to 30 January.
Choosing Correct Air Temperature in Hatcher after Transfer
BELGIUM - The thermal transition between setter and hatcher is explored by Roger Banwell, Hatchery Development Manager with Petersime.
Overview of India's Diverse Egg Sector
INDIA - An overview of egg production in India by Dr T. Kotaiah, Managing Director of Indbro Research & Breeding Farms Pvt. Ltd of Hyderabad.
Celebrating 50 Years of Reproductores Cobb in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Leader in the country's broiler breeder market, Reproductores Cobb held a special event to mark the 50th anniversary of the partnership between Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Granja Tres Arroyos.
Aviagen KFT Responds to New Market Growth
EASTERN EUROPE - As a result of the growing market share of the Ross® and Arbor Acres® brands within the 23 different countries supported by the Aviagen® KFT team, Aviagen has announced a re-structuring of its KFT sales and technical service team in order to better serve its customers.
New NatureForm Partnership Invests in US Poultry Industry
US - NatureForm has forged a new partnership to deliver integrated, single-stage hatchery solutions and sustained growth for the North American poultry industry.
Market Reports

UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - November and December 2013
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USDA International Egg and Poultry: US Broiler and Poultry Meat Exports
China Wholesale Prices - 22 January 2014
USDA Chickens and Eggs - 21 January 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 21 January 2014
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Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Huge Drop in Egg Sector Emissions
US Set to Consume 1.25 Billion Buffalo Wings on Super Bowl Sunday
Great US Buffalo Wing Shortage Over
Foundation Awards Grant to Texas A&M
Webinar Aims to Help Judicious Antibiotic Use
US Poultry Company Looks to Build Two Plants
New Head for Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science
Avian Disease Conference, MPF Celebrate 10-year Partnership
Explosion Wrecks Animal Feed Plant
Union President Expresses Cautious Optimism Following Bill Passage
'Free Range', 'Pasture Raised' Officially Defined
Research Proposals Invited on Broiler Welfare During Transport
Future of Animal Agriculture to be Debated at NIAA Event

   Hong Kong

New Serology Testing for Bird Flu Virus in Chinese Chicken


Former Aldi Boss to Address Egg Industry
Austria More Self-sufficient in Eggs


Denieul Elected President of SPACE


BIRD FLU: China Tests Imported Poultry; Kenyan Poultry at Risk of Influenza A H7N9 Virus
How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?
Best Ways to Produce More, Using Less
Problem of Food Waste: Food for Thought


Warm Weather Challenges Free-range Egg Farmers
Glowing Eggs Identify Male Chicks for Better Poultry Welfare
Applications for Concessional Farm Loans Open


Jamaican Producers Expect Supply to Stabilise in February


Water Stewardship Key to Food Security
Resilient Farming Systems to Eradicate Hunger
Call for Agricultural Action to Fight Global Hunger
Benefits of Biofuels Highlighted at Berlin Green Week


Surge in Pakistan's Chicken Prices


Drop in Use of Antibiotics in Danish Farming


Philippines Bans Chinese Poultry

   United Kingdom

Chef Makes Eggs ‘Main’ Ingredient at Mealtimes
Egg Firm a Shining Example of Great British Small Business
Registration Opens for WPSA UK Branch Meeting
Programme Announced for UK Animal Welfare Conference


Brazilian Egg Prices Take a Dive
Genetic Material Keeps Poultry Figure Positive


Thailand to Export Chicken to Japan


Fowl Cholera Pathogen Develops Resistance to Antibiotics in Nigeria


Poultry Product Prices up on Rising Demand


Millions Invested for Turkey Production in Pokhara


Own Biofilm Found to Protect Salmonella Bacteria

   European Union

European Parliament Urges Crackdown on Food Fraud
European Parliament to Hold Vote on Animal Health


H7N9 Low-Path Avian Flu Virus Detected in Chinese Poultry Markets

   Viet Nam

Low-path Avian Flu Virus Found in Poultry Market in Viet Nam


Malaysian Consumers Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Feed

   Korea, South

South Korea Reports Possible Bird Flu Outbreak

   Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Resumes Chicken and Egg Exports to Haiti


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