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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 18 September 2014

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Thursday 18th September 2014.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Caring for the Planet, Its Animals and People

Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture but a new study by geographers at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, shows that some regions could benefit from it.

According to a simulation of the impact of climate change on agricultural production over the course of the 21st century, carried out by researchers led by Professor Wolfram Mauser at the University's Department of Geography, some two-thirds of all land potentially suitable for agricultural use is already under cultivation.

The study indicates that climate change will expand the supply of crop-land in the high latitudes of the Northern hemisphere (Canada, Russia, China) over the next 100 years.

However, in the absence of adaptation measures such as increased irrigation, the simulation projects a significant loss of suitable agricultural land in Mediterranean regions and in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the European Union in the last week, European Commissioner for agriculture designate, Phil Hogan of Ireland has simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening among his top priorities.

Also in the EU, new proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the Community to treat and prevent diseases in animals.

The European Commission has been given the go-ahead to plans for veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed that are aimed at improving the health and well-being of animals, tackling antimicrobial resistance in the EU and fostering innovation.

Concern is being expressed in the United Kingdom over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Slowing of Asian Population Growth to Impact Chicken Consumption
As the rate of growth in Asia's human population slows down, average poultry meat consumption per person has increased to 9.4kg, according to the latest estimate, reports industry analyst, Terry Evans.

High Wind-speed for Large Birds: Practical Considerations
A broiler grower considering higher windspeed in his house must carefully weigh the additional investment costs against projected increased income from possible increased pay rate, pounds produced and/or placement density. Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson of the US National Poultry Technology Center explain the calculations.

Woody Breast Condition
In recent times, white striping and hard or "woody" texture have been observed in some chicken breast muscles. Indeed, at the recent 14th European Poultry Conference in Norway, a session dedicated to meat quality discussed these issues, according to Poultry CRC in Australia.

Comparison of Methods for the Detection of Salmonella in Poultry
Conventional methods as well as PCR were suitable for detection of Salmonella, according to a new study from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Researchers also found differences between the sampling methods.

Energy Value of Expeller-extracted Canola Meal Subjected to Different Processing Conditions for Broiler Chickens
Apparent metabolisable energy values varied markedly between samples of expeller-extracted canola meal in a study in Australia. Conditioning temperature, screw torque setting and fibre content were found to affect the energy value.
Company News

MSD Animal Health Receives Marketing Authorisation for NOBILIS
EU - Merck Animal Health (MSD) says that the European Commission has granted the marketing authorisation for its veterinary medicinal product to protect chickens against viral infectious bronchitis.
Young Poultry Veterinarian of the Year Winner Announced
THAILAND - Zoetis Inc. announced Adrian Knoetze, from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is the 2014 winner of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) - Zoetis Young Veterinarian of the Year award.
Efficiency, Investment and Performance Top Agenda at Latest Aviagen School
SCOTLAND, UK - The 3rd Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) production management school breeder module has taken place in Edinburgh this September.
EuroTier Event to Explore Impacts of Trade Deal on Animal Production
GERMANY - The targeted Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA is currently the subject of lively debate and will be discussed at EuroTier 2014.
Atria-Chick Oy Receives Ross Parent Stock from Aviagen SweChick
FINLAND - Atria-Chick Oy, a subsidiary of Atria Plc, received its first shipment of Ross parent stock day-old chicks from Sweden at the beginning of September.
Breed Flexibility 'Key to Universal Popularity'
NETHERLANDS - Delegates from the 19 countries served by Cobb Germany got together with technical experts from Cobb Europe and the US for a three-day symposium in the Dutch university city of Leiden.
EuroTier Offers Solutions for the Future
GERMANY - The world’s leading trade fair for animal husbandry professionals, EuroTier, will be presenting solutions for the future of agriculture at the Fairgrounds in Hanover from 11 to 14 November.
Market Reports

China Wholesale Prices - 17 September 2014
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Brazil
USDA Turkey Hatchery and Raised - 16 September 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 16 September 2014
Irish CSO Reports: Agricultural Price Indices - July 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 15 September 2014
USDA Feed Outlook - 15 September 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 12 September 2014

Global Poultry Industry News


Climate Change Study: More Land, Fewer Harvests
Russian Ban Will Not Derail Bullish Margin Outlook, Reports Rabobank
McDonald's Reports Global Comparable Sales for August

   United States

Eggs from Backyard Chickens May Pose Problems, Warns Vet
National Farm Safety, Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
International Year of Family Farming 2014
New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards
Southwest Specialty Eggs Acquires New Franchise in California, Nevada
Chicken Producers Hit Back at Article on Use of Antibiotics in Chicken Feed
Foster Farms Invests $75 Million in Salmonella Programme
USDA Faces Lawsuit to Stop New Poultry Inspection System
CME: Does Cheap Feed Make Cheaper Meat?
Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference Open
CME: 74 Per Cent of US Corn Crop Rated Good/Excellent Condition
Farm Safety Should Be Top Priority Issue, Says Farmers Union

   United Kingdom

Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
Joining Solar Farms to Livestock Production
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
Noble Foods Wins Golden Egg Award
Parasite Genomics for Poultry


Iraqi Health Ministry Issues Warning on Salmonella Infected Chickens


Rosselkhoznadzor Slaps Ban on Poultry Meat En Route to Kyrgyzstan

   New Zealand

Activists Target Pig and Egg Farm


N14m Frozen Poultry Products Seized and Destroyed in Nigeria
Imo Modern Poultry Begins Sale of Birds

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Group Will Substantially Increase the Production of Poultry

   European Union

New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening, Payments
Farm Bureau Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad
New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned


Infectious Bronchitis Detected in Finland


Ag Officer Calls for Increased Tax Rate on Poultry Imports


Further Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Israel Affect Egg Layers


RIRDC Seeks Chicken Meat Advisory Panel Members
McDonald's Commitment to Phase out Cage Eggs in Australia
Egg Corp Congratulates Egg Farmer Finalists, Award Winners


Food Retailers Demand Return to Non-GM Feed


Low Path Avian Flu Virus Detected in Laos


FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security


Researchers Say Nairobi Chicken Poses Health Threats


Maltese Meat Production Increases in Second Quarter


Liquid Eggs Operation Cracks Under Shortage


Association Outlines Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties


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