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Thursday 20th February 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

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Good Prospects for Global Meat, Livestock Sectors

The prospects for the global meat and livestock sector are good with better economic growth and continued growth in meat consumption.

Richard Brown from the market analysts GIRA, speaking at the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board Outlook conference in London last week said that meat consumption is expected to grow by 1.5 per cent this year in volume, while producer prices are expected to remain stable or even decrease.

Last year, the growth in meat consumption was modest at just 0.7 per cent because the meat chain was worried about feed costs, Mr Brown told the conference. However, that growth is expected to more than double to 1.5 per cent this year largely based on a growth in chicken consumption.

Meat and dairy exports present a huge opportunity for the UK food sector particularly with new markets opening up in countries such as India and China.

Junior agriculture minister George Eustice, speaking at the same event, said that exports offer great opportunities for British agriculture particularly with a growing global population demanding more food.

The numbers of cases of infections from Campylobacter and Salmonella in Europe are falling, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.

In the United States, United Egg Producers (UEP) has ended its support of The Egg Bill and agreed with an animal rights group not to continue their agreement.

On bird flu news, so far this year, Cambodia has now reported three deaths from H5N1 influenza, while China has reported nine cases of H7N9 flu. While there has been assurance from China that human-to-bird transmission of the H7N9 virus is unlikely, a warning has been put out from China of the growing possibility of reassortment of the H7N9 and H9N2 subtypes, increasing the risk of a future pandemic. Further outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian flu in poultry have been reported in the last week in China and 11 provinces of Viet Nam are now affected.


MSD Animal Health

The Poultry Group of MSD Animal Health unveiled a novel promotion at the recently completed 2014 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA. The Group’s “Culinary Tour of Nations” served regionally-popular poultry dishes from Europe, Central America, North America, Asia and Africa to a group of over 200 customers and guests. “Our goal was to spotlight poultry’s international scope and its popularity and versatility as a food source,” said Delair Angelo Bolis, director of MSD’s Global Poultry Unit. “Judging from the reaction of our guests, we succeeded and hope to make this an on-going event.”

In addition to the Culinary Tour, over 40 technical, sales and marketing staff members attended workshops to learn about new customer programs and receive product training. MSD’s Convenience Program offers a unique respiratory health package that begins protection in the hatchery and offers technical support throughout the chicken’s life – Convenience program, an early start in respiratory Health for a more profitable life.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Egg Trade of Little Importance in the Americas
While world trade in shell eggs almost doubled between 2000 and 2010 and fell back somewhat in 2011, the Americas accounted for just seven per cent of global exports in 2011 and less than four per cent of imports, writes industry analyst, Terry Evans. The growth in dried egg exports from Argentina is remarkable over this period.

Floor Laying Reduces Production Efficiency in Ducks
Researchers in Australia are seeking ways to improves egg production by ducks by encouraging them to use nest boxes.

Effects of Welfare-enhancing System Changes on Environmental Impacts of Broiler and Egg Production
Welfare-friendly changes in chicken systems can be achieved without a compromise in their environmental impacts, according to a team of UK-based researchers. They compared battery and colony cages for laying hens and for broilers, a standard and lower stocking density, the latter with a heat exchanger.

Growth, Water Intake, Litter Moisture, Carcass and Physiological Traits of Broiler Chickens as Affected by Dietary Potassium
Broiler growth performance was better with a lower level of potassium in an experiment in South Korea. Substituting potassium sulphate for the carbonate salt improved water and feed intake, increased mortality and affected carcass composition.

Clostridium perfringens in Poultry Feed Ingredients and Control with Chemical Treatments
The pathogen that causes necrotic enteritis in broilers, Clostridium perfringens, was found in 60 per cent of feed samples in Brazil, where researchers found that some chemical treatments were effective in reducing contamination.

Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2014
Iowa State University's Department of Animal Science has published its annual Animal Industry Report for 2014, which includes a number of reports of its work on poultry.
Company News

Novus Forum Focuses on Protease Use in Animal Feed Industry
THAILAND - Leading animal protein producers from the Southeast Asia Pacific Region recently gathered to work on the best model for using enzymes in animal diets. The Novus Forum-Enzyme Summit, one of the first forums organised in HuaHin, Thailand, was focused entirely on meeting the needs of the local animal feeding industry.
Massive Investment in Scottish Barn Egg Production
UK - A desire to add value to grain and get out of pigs has led to a major move into egg production, including barn eggs, at a Scottish farming enterprise.
Relationship, Understanding Critical for 30-year Customer
INDONESIA - Aviagen recently held the Indian River Association meeting in Bali.
Arvance Ranch Recognised for Environmental Excellence
US - Arvance Ranch in Kerman, California, was one of six farms across the United States to receive US Poultry & Egg Association’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo, in Atlanta.
Hy-Line Inaugurates New Farm in Nebraska
US - After millions of dollars have been invested, Hy-Line International continues to carry out a four-year expansion project.
CID Lines at IPPE in Atlanta: a Success Story
US - CID LINES with its international colleagues were present at IPPE in Atlanta.
New Agreement Extends Cobb Sales in Baltic States
LITHUANIA - Distributor for Cobb in Scandinavia and the Baltic states, Blenta has signed an agreement which sees Lithuanian company, Dovainoniu Paukstynas, receive 100 per cent of their broiler parent stock supply from Cobb.
Cherkizovo Celebrates Success with Ross 400 Club Awards
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group recently celebrated its first Ross® 400 Club Awards with a ceremony held on 7 February 2014.
2014 IPPE: Successful Despite Inclement Weather
US - The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) was successful despite inclement weather conditions that impacted drive-in traffic. IPPE recorded 24,865 registrants, though advanced registration and hotel reservations had projected attendance to be more than 28,000 registrants.
Prinzen Launches New Egg Grader
THE NETHERLANDS - Prinzen has introduced to the market its new electronic egg grader for on-farm use, Ovograder.
Cobb Leads in Pioneering Compartmentalisation in Brazil
BRAZIL - Cobb has become the first poultry breeding company in Brazil to achieve approval for its compartmentalisation project in accordance with the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Health Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
Define Your Brand or Others Will, Says Pilgrim's Pride CEO
US - "Have you ever thought of you rselfas a brand?" aaked Bill Lovette, president and CEO of Pilgrim’s, and keynote speaker at the 2014 USPoultry College Student Career Program, sponsored by the USPoultry Foundation.
Santrev's Free-range Expansion
AUSTRALIA - Santrev is continuing its role as an industry innovator by leading the charge in free-range shed building. After being in talks with major processors Australia-wide, Santrev is committed to building 64 sheds over 2013 and 2014 and is in discussion to build even more.
Market Reports

USDA GAIN: Brazil Poultry and Products Semi-annual 2014
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USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook - 14 February 2014

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Growth Potential in Christmas Traditional Turkey Market
Advice to Help Grow Your Business at 2014 British Pig & Poultry Fair
Gold Award for Gressingham Duck
Time to Register for Northern Broiler Conference
Moy Park Official World Cup Sponsor
UK's Most Compassionate Cook Contest
Industry Responds with Poultry Flood Helpline
Exports Offer Great Opportunity for British Agriculture
Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
Call to British Government to Boost Poultry Exports


FAO Rules Out Human-to-animal Transmission of Influenza A(H7N9)

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Steps up Surveillance of Chicken Farms

   United States

US Egg Producers Step Back from Egg Bill, Welfare Campaign Group
Plant Egg Company Gains Funding for Expansion
Bar G Ranch Poultry Recognised for Environmental

Egg Product of the Year Award Goes to Eggland's Best
Delta Egg Farm Now Wholly Owned by Cal-Maine
Challenging Start to the Year for Alabama Chicken Farmers
Walker Poultry Farm Recognised for Environmental Excellence
Chick-fil-A Assures High Bird Welfare in Antibiotic Removal
NFU Thankful for Farm Bill, Livestock Disaster Programmes
Free-range, Pasture-raised Egg Systems Officially Defined
Wisconsin Egg Producers May Not Need License Under Bill
Organisation Says Chicken Industry's Revised Animal Care Standards Weak
Poultry Companies Invited to Apply for Safety Recognition Awards


Feed Additives Found to be Effective against Coccidiosis for Broilers
Registration Opens for IPC Conference in Istanbul

   Russian Federation

Miratorg to Open High-tech Hatchery


BRF Planning to Purchase Oman Distributor


Areas with Pasture Reduce, but Yield Increases

   European Union

Campylobacter and Salmonella Cases Falling across Europe
Policy Reform Must Respect 2013 Agreements, Say Europe's Farmers


India's Poultry Feed Demand to Rise in 2014
Animal Rights Campaigners Highlight Welfare Issues in Indian Egg Industry


Nigeria, Denmark Join International Poultry Council
Study Examines Benefits of Probiotics for Broilers
UK, EU Meat and Dairy Sectors Have Good Future
How Big is Carbon Footprint of Food Waste?


Harper Govt Strengthens Canadian Poultry Research
Maple Leaf to Focus on Packaged Meats Business
Farmers Encouraged to Tell Their Stories Online

   Korea, South

Winter Olympics Boost Poultry Sales


Authority Probes Poultry Wastewater Worries
Egg Sector Development Boost in New South Wales
New Focus on Free-range Research at University of New England
Building Australia’s Poultry Research Capability


Chinese Cities Ban Poultry Trading as H7N9 Cases Rise
Dietary Manganese Strengthens Eggshells in Chinese Study
Chinese Poultry Farm Reports H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak
Markets Close Due to Worsening H7N9 Bird Flu

   United Arab Emirates

BRF Acquires More Shares in Federal Foods

   Viet Nam

Viet Nam Reports Four New Outbreaks of H5N1 Avian Flu
Viet Nam Reports Six More H5N1 Outbreaks in Poultry


New Software from CIRAD Aims to Cut Antibiotic Use


Cambodia Reports First H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak This Year


Armenia Imported 1.6 Million Eggs Since Start of 2014


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