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Thursday 14th August 2014.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Uganda on Brink of Developing Poultry Industry

Uganda has a suitable climate and is poised on the brink of developing its poultry industry to the next level, according to industry analyst, Dr John Strak.

He said that three things support the claim.

The first is the climate and Uganda is currently an exporter of surplus maize to its neighbours and increased yields, better quality and storage infrastructure will see an abundance of maize produced in Uganda in the next five years.

Secondly, the demand for meat in Africa is rising and Dr Strak believes the rate of growth will grow in the short term and the next 10 years will be a boom time for meat production in that part of the world.

Thirdly, he said that he believes the people in Uganda are clearly ready for a leap forward in infrastructure, farming practices and agribusiness management.

Following the announcement of Russia's ban on agriculture exports from the EU, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos said that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should help to protect farmers.

Mr Ciolos said: “I understand the concern expressed in the EU farming sector. I want to underline that the Common Agricultural Policy has new and modernised tools to stand by them, as soon as it is needed, including our crisis reserve, which is already available now.

"I am confident that our resilient farm sector will reorient rapidly towards new markets and opportunities. But there must be support to help this transition happen smoothly. This requires a joined up, European response.

At the same time, the Australian government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs.

And, in Ireland, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome but that it is not surprising given the recent evolution of events.

“My Department are currently working to clarify the specific details of the ban. The impact on Ireland will depend both on the products covered by the ban and any knock-on effects on international market prices as banned product seeks replacement markets,” the minister said.

"Whilst Ireland’s agri-food export trade with Russia represents less than 2.5 per cent of total agri-food export, this very much belies the importance of this market in terms of its future potential.”

Meanwhile, the Russian food safety and veterinary authority Rosselkhoznadzor and Omsk Region border guards have intercepted a vehicle trying to smuggle a shipment of US poultry from Kazakhstan to Russia.

The illegal shipment contained 1,334 boxes with more than 20 tonnes of poultry.

The global bird flu situation has seen two fresh outbreaks of highly pathogenic (H5N6) bird flu in Lang Son and Ha Tinh provinces of Viet Nam.

In Hong Kong, initial tests on the abnormal deaths of chickens at a farm in San Tin, Yuen Long showed that the birds were not infected with avian influenza.




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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Researchers Compare Effectiveness of Recombinant Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccines
Both vaccines tested in this US study provided better protection in SPF maternal antibody-free white leghorns than in maternal antibody-positive broilers; the level of protection depended on the vaccine and on the challenge viruses. There were also differences between the ELISA kits in the detection of antibody induced by the recombinant vaccines.

Dietary Threonine Requirement of Pekin Ducks from 15 to 35 Days of Age
Depending on the method used, the threonine requirement of young male ducks was estimated in this work at Purdue University to range from a low of 0.62 per cent to minimise mortality to a high of 0.80 per cent to maximise carcass weight and serum immunoglobulin production.

Effects of Feeding Different Postbiotic Metabolite Combinations on Egg Quality and Production Performance of Laying Hens
Post-biotic metabolite combinations can be used in the feed to increase productivity from hens without raising the risk of antibiotic resistance, according to new research from Malaysia.

GTRI Researchers Help Local Equipment Manufacturer Develop Novel Poultry Yield Detection Management System
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Poultry Deboning Line Screening System is one step closer to making its way to processing plants.

Air Velocity Management for Optimum Broiler Performance
Michael Longley, Global Technical Transfer Manager with Aviagen, Inc., highlights the importance of providing the correct air speed within the broiler house, and suggests some practical ideas for creating and maintaining optimum air flow at bird level.

Company News

Aviagen Recognizes Performance of US Customers
US - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, recently recognized four North American customers whose real-world experience showcases the exceptional performance of Aviagen’s Ross® 708 female breeder.
World Nutrition Forum: Exploring Sustain:Ability and Limits to Growth
GERMANY - Author and sought-after expert in climate issues, energy and scenario modeling, Professor Jorgen Randers will set the tone for discussions on the planet’s sustainability and what this means for the future of agriculture and livestock.
VIV China and China International Summit Team Up
CHINA - An outstanding business opportunity for professionals persons and enterprises engaged in the animal protein production in China and abroad is being arranged in Beijing, from 20 – 25 September 2014.
Strong Sales Growth Prompts AB Vista, Aunir to Expand
ASIA - Responding to strong feed enzyme sales growth and increased demand for Near-Infrared Reflectance
First IBQX Vaccine for UK, Irish Poultry Industry
UK & IRELAND - Zoetis has announced the availability in the UK and Ireland of the first specific vaccine against the QX strain of the infectious bronchitis virus — Poulvac® IBQX.
Market Reports

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 13 August 2014
USDA WASDE - 12 August 2014

Global Poultry Industry News

   Philippines

Ag Dept to Monitor Chicken Inventories, Price Movements
Typhoon Glenda Causes Chicken Shortages in Metro Manila

   Viet Nam

H5N6 Bird Flu Outbreak in Vietnamese Provinces

   United States

Cargill Reports Drop in Revenue, Earnings
FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
WASDE Report Bearish for Beans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
Corn Consumption Forecast
US Feed Body Submits Comments on Sustainability Guidelines
Veternarian Mobile App Being Adopted Nationwide
Record Sales for Land O'Lakes
Conference on Environmental Management Trends for Poultry Sector
New Senior Notes Offerings by Tyson Foods

   United Kingdom

New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
New Agency to Safeguard Animal Plant Health
Moy Park Set to Deliver Increased Chick Sales
British Science Festival: What Makes a Happy Chicken?
How Much Chicken Do We Eat in the UK?
First International Egg Nutrition Consortium Symposium
Government Responds to UK Chicken Campylobacter Survey

   India

Poultry Sector Cannot Stand Chicken Leg Imports
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University

   Ghana

Ghana Govt Baits Investors into Poultry Processing Business

   Russian Federation

Russia Intercepts US Poultry Smuggled from Kazakhstan
Cherkizovsky: Change in Name Not Quality
Common Agricultural Policy Should Protect Farmers from Russian Ban

   Uganda

Uganda's Poultry Industry: Sure Bet for the Future?

   Netherlands

Kwetters Choose Lay-Insight

   Canada

Maple Leaf Food Announces New Leader of Animal Wellness

   Brazil

Agribusiness Exports Reach US$9.61 Billion in July

   Australia

Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban

   Global

Animal Feed Additives Market to Reach US$20 Billion by 2020
OIE Discusses Disease Eradication for the Americas
FAO Food Price Hits Six-month Low in July
Summit to Explore Solutions to Asia Pacific Food Security

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Investigates Abnormal Death of Chickens

   Ireland

Irish Government Advises Farmers Affected by Russian Ban

   European Union

New Consumer App Aims to Cut Food Waste

   Gambia

Gambian Delegation Set to Tour US Poultry Establishments

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