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Thursday 12th June 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Poultry Will Continue to Feed the World

Concerns about feeding the global human population are not new but, according to one of the leading lights of the UK feed industry, there are good reasons for optimism that poultry meat and eggs will play a leading role in the solution to the problem of meeting the growing demand for animal proteins.

Speaking at the presentation of his report for the Temperton Fellowship in London this week, Nick Major said that with technical efficiency throughout the supply chain, the growing demand for poultry products can be met as the human population inches up towards nine billion in 2050.

Corporate Affairs Director for ForFarmers B.V. in the UK - a leading international feed company that includes BOCM Pauls in the UK - Mr Major said that demand for poultry meat will double by 2050 and that for eggs, the increase will be 64 per cent.

Looking at the UK's key feed ingredients of wheat and soybeans, he showed that projections for feed requirements for this level of production indicate adequate supplies of feed ingredients to support that level of poultry output.

Mr Major stressed that these increases will come from improved production efficiency throughout the supply chain rather than any significant expansion in the area of arable land.

"We need science to improve poultry productivity so that the growing demand for animal protein can be met in 2050 and beyond," stressed Peel Holroyd, chairman of the Temperton Trust, at the event.

Also on sustainability, the National Farmers Union of England has expressed its support for a University of Cambridge report that suggests collaboration is crucial to ensuring the careful management of our water resources. It is essential that farmers and growers can produce food in times of plenty and drought, the NFU said.

The poultry industry in Australia has joined forces with international bodies to develop guidelines to assess the sector's environmental burdens.

An interesting new research project at Scotland’s Rural College has revealed that feeding a herb mix can make chickens grow more efficiently.

And finally, turning to bird flu, China has reported four new human cases of H7N9 in people in the last week, one of whom has died. Another patient who had no known contact with live poultry appears to have become infected while nursing a relative. World Health Organization has published an overview of the emergence and characteristics of the influenza A(H7N9) virus infecting humans in China since early 2013.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Nearly One-fifth of Turkey Meat Exported
Around 18 per cent of the turkey meat produced worldwide is traded, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans, in his latest review of the sector. The United States, Brazil and the European Union are the top exporting countries, accounting for around two-thirds of the total volume.

Chlorine Dioxide Versus Chlorine: What’s the Difference?
Byron Stein, Editor of 'Drumstick', explores the differences between conventional chlorination and chlorine dioxide for water sanitation.

Do We Understand Hatch of Fertiles Correctly?
Gerd de Lange, Senior Poultry Specialist at the Pas Reform Academy, explains the different ways to calculate egg hatchability.

Effect of Housing System on Egg Quality During Extended Storage
Current US egg quality standards should effectively define quality for commercially produced conventional cage, enriched colony cage and cage-free aviary eggs, according to a new study led by USDA ARS, which found some differences in eggshell and albumen quality between the eggs from these housing systems over 12 weeks of storage.

Effect of Bac-D on Hatchability, Conductance, Growth Rate and Feed Conversion in Turkey Poults
Feed conversion ratio was significantly better at 21 days of age in poults that had hatched from eggs that had been sanitised with a wound disinfectant, Bac-D, than from eggs washed with water, according to new research from North Carolina State University.

Company News

Climate Change Impacts on Feed Fungal Profiles
GLOBAL - We appear to be facing shifts in mycotoxin patterns as the world experiences climate change, according to Dr Paula Kovalsky, Biomin Product Manager.
Poultry Vet Reviews New Antimicrobial Guidelines
US - Lloyd Keck, DVM, a senior technical service veterinarian at Zoetis Inc, breaks down the nuts and bolts of GFI 213, VFDs and why they matter to commercial poultry producers for 'Poultry Health Today'.
Novus Welcomes Summer Interns Around the World
US - The Novus internship programme kicked off last week with nearly 30 summer interns planned to join offices around the world, throughout the summer months.
Big Dutchman Receives Major Order from Al Ajban Poultry Farms
ABU DHABI - Big Dutchman from Vechta, Germany has recently signed a contract with Al Ajban Poultry Farms in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an expansion of already well-established farms.
Alltech Introduces Dutch Roundel Farm in Kentucky
US - Animal nutrition company, Alltech, is planning to build the first Roundel layer farm in the US, says Vencomatic.
VIV Europe: Busy Time for Petersime
BELGIUM - VIV Europe in May was an overwhelming success for Petersime.
Partnering for Expansion: Aviagen, Pas Reform in Russia
RUSSIA - Aviagen LLC in Yasnogrosk has now reached a supply volume of 6.8 million parent stock females plus relevant males at its Smart™-enabled breeder hatchery, according to Pas Reform.
Ceva Santé Animale Reorganises Capital Structure
FRANCE - The management of Ceva Santé Animale announces a reshaping of its capital structure through a new round of financing which strengthens its position as majority shareholder and welcomes new investors to support the group in a new phase of development.
Nutreco Halts Iberian Feed, Poultry Meat Divestment
EU - Nutreco has ended the process to explore a possible divestment of the compound feed and meat businesses in Spain and Portugal.
Fifth Annual Ross Technical Seminar in Belarus, First Flock Awards
BELARUS - The fifth annual technical seminar for over 70 Ross Parent Stock customers in Belarus has been organised by Aviagen together with Grandparent (GP) customers PPR Broiler and OAO Agrocombinat Dzerzhinsky.
Krasnodoskaya Broiler Team Joins Russian Ross 400 Club
RUSSIA - The Krasnodoskaya Broiler team has joined an elite group of high-performing poultry producers in Russia by becoming the latest member of the local Ross 400 Club.
Save Time with New Central Winchable Doors of Rearing System
NETHERLANDS - The RearMaxx rearing system from Jansen Poultry Equipment features closeable compartments that make catching and vaccinating easier and ensure a controlled rearing process.
First Major Seminar by Cobb Turkey
TURKEY - Seventy-five delegates from the poultry meat sector across Turkey took part in a two-day seminar in north Cyprus - the first event on this scale by Cobb Turkey.
Ceva Calls for More Action “Together” to Overcome Avian Influenza
MEXICO - Over 140 key stakeholders from the Mexican poultry industry, Government representatives, veterinarians, producers and leading figures from the animal health research institutes attended this summit to share their expertise.
Market Reports

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Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Herbal Mix Improves Chicken Feed Conversion
Positive Response to UK Non-stun Slaughter Petition
UK Poultry Industry Heads for Day at Henley Regatta
Egg Producers Take Supermarket Chain's Best New UK Supplier Award
British Poultry Council Boosts Resources for Schools
New Poultry Litter Rules a Boost to the Industry
Farmers, Growers Need Reliable Source of Water


Newcastle Disease in Cyprus Resolved


Calls to Develop National Standard for Free Range Eggs
Biosecurity Concerns Fuel Australia's Free-range Egg Debate
Australian Chicken Meat Industry Helps Develop Global Environmental Guidelines


Poultry Product Rates Likely to Jump Due to Taxation in Budget
Withdrawal of Taxes on Poultry Feed on Demand
Poultry Association Demands Withdrawal of Tax and Duty

   European Union

Vector Disease Database for Europe

   New Zealand

Slow Growth Forecast for New Zealand's Poultry Sector


Maharashtra State Records Agri Growth
Haryana Seals 11 Poultry Farms, 10 Get Closure Notices
Odisha Govt Raises Capital Subsidy Cap in Poultry

   United States

Poultry IT Seminar to Focus on New Technology, Project Management
Justice Department Urged to Block Tyson’s Buyout
of Hillshire

One-Year Exemption from Break Provision for Poultry Drivers
Pilgrim's Pride Concedes Battle for Hillshire
Land O'Lakes Divests Missouri Egg Business to Opal Foods
Tyson Wins Battle for Hillshire Brands
House of Raeford Acquires Filet of Chicken
OIE Recognises US Institute for Biological Threat Reduction
Hatchery-Breeder Clinic to Focus on Quality, Performance Efficiency
Butterball Names Doughty President, CEO


China Reports Increase in Meat, Poultry Prices


More Funding for Agriculture Teaching in Canadian Classrooms


Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Israeli Farm Affects Broilers


We Can Feed the Poultry to Feed the World
Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
Outcome Measures Drive Producer Profitability, Sustainable Practices
Feed Amino Acids Market is Flourishing


Barbadians Urged to Buy Local Poultry


Egypt Achieves Self-sufficiency in Eggs


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