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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 28th August 2014

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Thursday 28th August 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

MSD Animal Health

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Focus on the BRICS

The BRIC countries - a group of markets that comprises Brazil, Russia, India and China - have figured highly in the news in the last week or so.

Starting with Russia, the trade war between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway, which flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine, was stepped up last week.

The Russian veterinary authority, Rosselkhoznador, seized batches of meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs and honey that were discovered being imported into the country at border posts between Ukraine and Russia.

Furthermore, a top level meeting took place between the Russian authorities and Argentinian officials with the view to replace meat and food products that have been banned by President Putin’s import embargo.

Argentina's Minister of Industry, Deborah Giorgi, said: “We can ensure the supply of a wide variety of Russian products of animal and vegetable origin.

“The volume of poultry meat production in Argentina is 700,000 tons per year, which gives the country the ninth largest production in the world in this product group.

“In addition, Argentina is ready to export poultry feed, vaccines and genetic resources," she said.

Argentina has reportedly expressed interested in obtaining the quota for poultry meat previously provided by the European Union.

The Russian ban on meat and food products from certain countries is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market.

With the US, Canada, the EU, Australia and Norway out of the picture, Russia is also looking to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and China to supply its needs.

The Russian veterinary and food safety authority has approved several food processing operations in Chile and Brazil for export to the Russian Federation.

Extra Russian demand is seeing ‘soaring’ pork prices in Brazil, which is now inflating beef and chicken markets at a low supply ebb.

India is a "shining star" among those emerging markets, according to an economist with Rabobank in the US, speaking at the Farm Progress Show near Boone, Iowa, earlier this week.

Stephan Nicholson told ThePoultrySite that India is sometimes overlooked by US agricultural product exporters but it is the second most populous country and its people are well educated and growing rapidly in wealth and hence, purchasing power for animal proteins.

Following the withdrawal of meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. from global fast-food chains last month, Whole Hog Editor, John Strak, has offered his prediction on how the scandal may affect the markets in China.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Effects of Grinding Method, Particle Size and Physical Form of Diet on Digestion in Laying Hens
New research from Germany reveals that feeding a coarsely ground or mash diet stimulates the development of the gut organs, and that mash feeding increases glucose transport capacity through changes in the intestinal microstructure.

Value of Poultry Litter in South Georgia
The University of Georgia's Claudia S. Dunkley and Dan L. Cunningham (both Extension Poultry Scientists at the Department of Poultry Science) and Glendon H. Harris (Extension Soil Scientist at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences) reveal the results of survey conducted to assess the value and utilisation of poultry litter among south Georgia poultry and crop producers.

Links Between Locomotion, Litter Conditions and Bodyweight and Footpad Dermatitis in Turkeys
Footpad dermatitis and gait score were found to be related to bodyweight at market age by researchers at North Carolina State University following a survey of more than 40 commercial turkey flocks. They also found that litter condition was a major factor in the development of the condition and in the birds' ability to walk.

Motor Size is Poor Indicator of Fan Power Usage
Purchasing an energy-efficient fan is actually quite simple, say Michael Czarick and John Worley, Extension Engineers at the University of Georgia. They recommend ignoring the size of the motor and comparing fans based on how much air they move at the maximum expected operating static pressure.

Company News

Jan Pauwels Joins Petersime Sales Team
BELGIUM - On 18 August, Jan Pauwels joined Petersime as an Area Sales Manager. He will be in charge of Central European countries along with Tamas Kelemen. He will also manage sales in the English-peaking North African countries.
Win Free Tickets for the Saudi Agriculture Seminar Series
EGYPT - This year’s Saudi Agriculture will be held from 7 to 10 of September. The event provides a unique platform to view the latest equipment and technologies in the agriculture and agro-food industry. Advanced Machinery Company (AMC), dealer of Jansen Poultry Equipment, will be present on booth number 141-1. At this booth you will be introduced to the three steps of successful broiler production.
Zoetis Receives Full Licence for First Vaccine for Georgia 08 Type Infectious Bronchitis Virus in Poultry
US - Zoetis Inc. has obtained a full license from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell Poulvac® Bron GA 08, the first commercially available vaccine to reduce disease caused by Georgia 2008 (GA 08) Type infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in poultry.
Arbor Acres Exhibits at Indo Livestock 2014 Expo & Forum
INDONESIA - Arbor Acres attended and exhibited for the first time in June at the 9th Indo Livestock 2014 Expo and Forum in the Jakarta Conference Center.
Market Reports

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Global Poultry Industry News

   European Union

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Germany is Likely Source of Recent Salmonella Outbreaks in Europe
Farmers Issue Support Plea after Russian Ban
Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban


Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
Swaziland is Moving Towards Commercial Farming
Chicken Breast Texture Research

   United States

CME: Lack of Growth for US Chicken Businesses
Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
Foster Farms Demonstrates How to Combat Salmonella
CME Report: US COOL Still Runs Afoul of WTO Rules
Protein Sources Improved Starter Feed Formulation for Broiler Chickens
Further Nutrition Research Needed for Sustainability
Favourable Market Conditions Help Sanderson Farms
Further Extension of Tender Offer for Hillshire Brands Shares
Looking for Corn Consumption Response
Poultry Producer to Reopen Former Townsends Plant
Pork, Turkey Demand Help Hormel Profits
Tyson Loses Donning Doffing Appeal
Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance


Conflict Will Not Make Ukraine Hungry

   United Kingdom

Aberdeenshire Hatchery to Close Next Week


Chicken Consumption Increasing in India
Chicken Sales Still to Look up After Antibiotic Scare
Around 50 Per Cent Drop in Gujarat Egg Consumption


Police Arrest 38 over Contaminated Chicken Feet
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
Arrests Made Over Poisonous Chicken Feet in China
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rising


Stricter Rules for German Chicken Producers Could Affect Competiveness


Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
Turkey Farmers Left with Few Options as Inghams Closes Factory
Australian Egg Farm Exposed for Cruelty
Tasmanian Egg Producers Seek Answers on New National Egg Laws

   New Zealand

Poultry Industry Weighs in on Labour Policy


Ruling Party Plays No Part in Fixing Poultry Prices

   Viet Nam

Almost 500 Pheasants Killed by H5N6 Bird Flu in Viet Nam


$10M Chicken Plant Launched in Siavonga


Indonesia in Talks to Resume Poultry Shipments to Japan


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