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Thursday 5th June 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
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OIE Sets New Animal Health Standards at Anniversary Assembly, Bidding War for US Meat Processor

New international standards and guidelines on animal health have been agreed at the World Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, France.

More than 850 participants, representing Member Countries of the OIE as well as numerous international, intergovernmental, regional and national organisations took part in the 82nd Session of the OIE, which marked the 90th anniversary of the Organisation.

During the week, the Assembly examined the worldwide animal health situation, and gave special attention to the latest sanitary episodes of importance, including H7N9 and H5N8 influenza in Asia.

Delegates continued their work in the field of antimicrobial resistance by adopting the revision of three Chapters of the OIE Terrestrial Code on antimicrobial resistance, especially the Chapter on the risk assessment for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobial agents in animals.

OIE also continues to focus on animal welfare improvement. The standard adopted in 2013 on animal welfare in broiler chicken production systems was revised, notably with regard to the deviation of the feed conversion rate, which is an indicator of animal welfare issues.

Turning to avian flu in poultry, 6,000 birds have been culled in southern Jakarta, Indonesia because of suspicions of avian influenza.

In May, Indonesia officially launched the IVM Online platform, a web-based platform for influenza virus monitoring based on a sustainable animal health laboratory network which was set up to monitor, detect and characterise avian influenza H5N1 viruses circulating in the country.

New outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been reported in the last week in Colombia, Nepal and Algeria.

On foodborne disease, the US Department of Agriculture has announced it will draft new safety standards for Campylobacter in poultry, in addition to the previously-announced timetable for Salmonella. These standards are expected to be ready by the end of September.

And finally, Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods appear to be in a race to acquire Hillshire Foods, a leading US manufacturer of prepared meat products. Pilgrim's has recently come back with a renewed offer after Tyson outbid its initial one.




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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Managing Turkeys for Optimum Health and Performance
As pressure increases to reduce further antibiotic use in animal production, we need to come up with smarter ways to prevent and control diseases. Editor, Jackie Linden, reports on some of the work to come up with effective alternative solutions from a recent turkey conference.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: US Produces Half the World’s Turkey Meat
Half of global turkey meat output is the the United States, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans, in his latest review of this sector.

Deep Pectoral Myopathy (Green Muscle Disease) in Broilers
Deep pectoral myopathy (DPM) is a degenerative muscle disease of heavy chickens and turkeys commonly referred to as 'Green Muscle Disease'. Mississippi State University Extension Service explains the causes of the condition and measures you can take to minimise the risks.

Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
With concerns rising over Campylobacter infections from poultry, treatments are being sought in the processing plant and on the farm to reduce the threat, writes Chris Harris.

Performance of Broiler Breeder Females from 1980 and 2000 under Different Feeding Regimes
Research from Israel shows that for broiler breeder females, threshold bodyweight for entry into lay is primarily a matter of lean body mass rather than body fat content. Overfeeding was confirmed to affect adversely reproductive performance.

Company News

If Light-tight Is Your Goal, Don’t Get Air-tight as a Consequence
ITALY - Termotecnica Pericoli understands the vital importance of keeping your breeder production house dark and light tight to maximise light management programmes.
Halamid® Makes a Splash at VIV Europe
FRANCE - The message brought this year to VIV Europe by universal disinfectant Halamid was all about how it is possible to thermofog the product as well as apply it by the more common method of pressure spraying.
Aviagen Ticks the Right Boxes with New Technical Support Document
UK - Aviagen® has released an interactive PDF which provides a checklist for investigating broiler performance problems for farm managers.
Managing Our Risks: Due Diligence at Hiring
US - Good risk management in poultry production ensures the future of our food business, according to David Kenyon of Diamond V.
New Digital Haugh Unit Tester Launched
GLOBAL - EggTester.com - better known as ORKA Food Technology - has developed a new product, Digital Haugh Tester, which measures the height of egg albumen and allows you to determine manually the Haugh unit quickly and accurately.
Indbro in Africa
GLOBAL - Indbro Research & Breeding Farms has enhanced the supply of breeding stocks and hatching eggs to East Africa.
New Biomin Website Offers Fresh User Experience, Optimised for Mobility
GLOBAL - In an age of increased user mobility, the new Biomin web site presents a fresh look with ease of navigation on all technology platforms — desktop and laptop computers, and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
Prominent Industry Experts at North American Technical Seminar
US - More than 100 participants representing 40 customers from Canada, Mexico and seven countries in Central America and the Caribbean attended the Cobb-Vantress technical seminar at Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Aviagen, Vano Joint Seminar Creates Ross ‘Momentum’ in Iraqi Market
IRAQ - Aviagen® demonstrated its strong commitment to the Iraqi market at a seminar held recently in Antalya, Turkey, for customers of the Ross® distributor in Iraq, Vano Group.
Antibiotic Resistance in Poultry Revisited by Media Reports
GLOBAL - A new report from Zoetis explores the latest developments on antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production.
Field Trials Show Practical, Economic Benefits of E. coli Vaccine in Broilers
US - Recent studies on two continents have demonstrated that a modified-live vaccine reduced losses from Escherichia coli in broilers, even when the disease challenge was strong, according to Zoetis in 'Poultry Health Today' recently.
New Aviagen EPI GP Project Announced in Poland
POLAND - Aviagen EPI has signed a contract with poultry firm, Avifarm s.c, for a new GP project in Poland.
Market Reports

USDA Agricultural Prices - 30 May 2014
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Global Poultry Industry News

   Global

FAO Food Price Index Falls for Second Consecutive Month
Vaccibody, Phibro Agree over Poultry Vaccine Development
New Guidelines on Animal Health, Welfare, Antibiotic Resistance

   India

Poultry Feed Prices Dip on Lower Input Costs
Karnataka to Spend $13 Million on Integrated Farming

   United Kingdom

Moy Park Reaches Zero Waste to Landfill Target
New Panel to Advise on Animal Health and Welfare in Wales
Aldi Moves into Premium Free-Range Chicken

   Denmark

Organic Chickens Should Forage in the Woods

   Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Egg, Broiler Output Up in 2013

   Australia

New Assessment for Environmental Impact of Broilers, Layers
Drought Does Not Hinder Chicken Consumption
Welfare Costs Put Australian Poultry Farmers
under Pressure


   Algeria

Algeria Reports Newcastle Disease Outbreaks

   United States

Pilgrim’s Pride Raises Bid for Hillshire Brands
USDA Announces New Campylobacter Standards for Chicken
Foster Farms Continues to Reduce Salmonella in Chicken
Tyson Foods Bids for Hillshire
Feed Cost Fall Helps Boost Sanderson's Quarterly Results
Global Malnutrition Depends on Ag Productivity, Climate Change
US Poultry Bodies Criticise New Rule on Transport Logging
US Broiler Retail Prices Down

   Indonesia

Indonesians Working to Prevent Avian Influenza
Bird Flu Suspicions Cause Poultry Cull in South Jakarta

   Colombia

Steps to Tackle Newcastle Disease in Santander

   Bangladesh

Bangladesh Public Health Threatened by Toxic Poultry Feed

   Nepal

Newcastle Disease Confirmed in Chitwan Poultry Farms

   European Union

Eurogroup Pushes to Keep Animal Welfare a Priority for New Parliament

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