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Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

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Responsible Antibiotic Use is Key Theme of Animal Health Week

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is highlighting antimicrobial stewardship during Animal Health Week from 28 September to 4 October 2014. It is an opportunity to promote veterinarians as responsible stewards of the important medications that keep animals and humans healthy, the association says.

Using the campaign slogan 'Our Role, Our Responsibility', the CVMA is encouraging all animal owners to trust in their vet, use antibiotics safely and keep their pets healthy.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is joining the CVMA in their campaign, saying it too understands that antibiotics should be administered exactly as prescribed in order to preserve their effectiveness as well as protect animal and livestock health.

Animal Health Week is a national public awareness campaign organised by the CVMA and hosted annually by veterinarians across Canada.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that new regulations will come into effect in December 2016 regarding how veterinarians will authorise the use of medically important antibiotics in the feed of poultry and other food animals.

The announcement follows a report late last month by the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which said that combating antibiotic-resistant microbes is vital to support patient care, economic growth, agriculture and economic and national security.

As global experts come together at the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the International Federation for Animal Health has reinforced its message of responsible use of antibiotics in both human and veterinary medicine.

The Federation's director explained: “Conferences such as this one in Amsterdam will hopefully stimulate a more collaborative approach by all stakeholders involved in the debate for the protection of animal and public health for future generations."

And finally, on bird flu news, 1,200 ducks are reported to have died at a farm in the south-west of South Korea as the result of an infection with the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus, while in Russia, the H5N1 virus has hit two poultry farms in Siberia. This is the first time avian flu has been found in Russia since December 2012; wild birds are thought to be the source of infection.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Novel Protein Sources and Improved Starter Feed Formulation for Broilers
Poultry CRC project leaders, Professor Bob Swick and Professor Paul Iji, at the University of New England have recently completed a research project aimed at identifying ingredients and feed formulations that can improve the growth of broiler chicks, post-hatch.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Europe Expands Its Share of World Chicken Output
Europe's share of global broiler meat production is forecast to rise to 17 per cent this year. Industry analyst, Terry Evans, continues his review of the world chicken meat industry with a look at production trends in Europe, an area that includes Russia and Ukraine as well as the European Union.

Updating the Nutrient Requirements of Poultry
Two US poultry scientists explore the need for an update to the widely used publication, 'Nutrient Requirements of Poultry'.

Trust, Biosecurity Underpin 30-Year-Old Thai Egg Business
Visitors to the C&C Eggland Company located in Korjan in the Chonburi province of Thailand, cannot fail to be impressed by the level of biosecurity that the company insists upon, reports Stuart Lumb.

Understanding Substrates Is Key to Optimising Exogenous Enzyme Efficacy for Poultry
Better understanding of the components in the feed that act as substrates is key to developing and better utilising feed enzymes, according to researchers from the US and Brazil speaking at a conference in California in 2013.

Company News

Indian Poultry Industry on a Growth Path
INDIA - The outlook for the growth of the Indian broiler and egg sectors should be good for at least another year, writes Dr Kotaiah of Indbro Research and Breeding Farms Private Limited.
Randox Tests Guarantee Food Safety
GLOBAL - Think back over the last 60 minutes. What did you do? Randox Food Diagnostics probably guaranteed the safety of beef in Brazil, Chinese pork and honey in Ukraine, to name only a few.
Air Mixing Reduces Stratification in Poultry Houses
ITALY - Effective air mixing is a practical and efficient means to disrupt air stratification, according to Termotecnica Pericoli.
Are You Within Your Recommended Drinking Guidelines?
UK - Provision of adequate drinker space with easy accessibility for all birds is essential to aid optimum health and growth, according to Aviagen.
Salmonella: Reducing Pre-harvest Prevalence and Load
US - Reducing the prevalence and/or load of the pathogen in poultry flocks prior to processing helps to control salmonellosis, says Diamond V.
ORKA Seeks Resellers and Distributors in South America
SOUTH AMERICA - ORKA is looking for resellers and/or distributors in South America, especially Mexico, Peru and Chile.
IPPE Visitor Registration Opens
US - Pre-registration is now open for the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
Innovative Pekino Cup Drinker, Flooring for Duck Production
GERMANY - Big Dutchman has recently included in its product range an innovative cup drinker for Pekin - the Pekino - as well as special plastic flooring for ducks.
Aviagen Releases New Broiler Performance Objectives for All Brands
GLOBAL - The new objectives are a must-read for any Arbor Acres®, Indian River® or Ross® broiler grower, says Aviagen.
Two Comfort 2 Aviary Houses Installed for Italian Egg Producer
ITALY - Jansen Poultry Equipment reports that two of its Comfort 2 aviary layer houses have been completed in Piegaro.
Kinky Back Takes Costly Toll on Broilers
US - Broiler producers are being urged to watch for signs of kinky back, an emerging bacterial disease of poultry that can cause significant losses in birds four to six weeks of age, says a poultry veterinarian with Zoetis.
Eggs from Enriched Colonies or Free Range: Do You Know What You Are Buying?
NEW ZEALAND - A Big Dutchman customer has been on 'Campbell Live' on Kiwi TV, educating viewers about egg production systems.
Specific Enzyme Characteristics Key to Unlocking Potential from Xylanase
UK - Recent developments clarifying the mechanisms by which xylanase feed enzymes produce a performance response in both corn- and wheat-based diets have highlighted the vital importance of specific enzyme characteristics, says AB Vista.
Vencomatic Received Visit from Ethiopian Livestock Delegation
NETHERLANDS & ETHIOPIA - The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) received an incoming livestock delegation from Ethiopia on a tour that included a visit to Vencomatic and a farm with its Patio system.
Future-focused AS Putra Expands Hatchery Operations on Java
INDONESIA - Java’s AS Putra is to add broiler breeding and hatchery operations to its established poultry business on West Java, with a significant investment in SmartPro™ modular single stage hatchery technologies from Pas Reform.
Hy-Lines Launches New Web Site
US - Hy-Line has launched a new web site for its merchandise.
Ross 140, 400 Clubs in Russia Go from Strength to Strength
RUSSIA - Less than two weeks passed after two more farms – Yaroslavsky Broiler and Oktyabrskaya – joined the Ross 140 Club and the Ross 400 Club also saw the addition of a new member. This time, the Club welcoming ceremony took place in the city of Tomsk, Siberia, on Mezheninovskaya farm.
Cobb Asia-Pacific Distributor Conference ‘Tremendous Success’
SINGAPORE - Cobb held its Asia-Pacific regional conference in Singapore attended by the owners and top executives from 36 distributors in 15 countries across the region.
Market Reports

USDA International Egg and Poultry - 1 October 2014
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 1 October 2014
USDA Egg Products - 30 September 2014
USDA Turkey Raised - 30 September 2014
USDA Agricultural Prices - 29 September 2014
USDA International Egg and Poultry 23 September
Irish CSO Reports Crops and Livestock Survey June Provisional Estimates
China Wholesale Prices 26 September

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

CME: "Shockingly Small" Year-end Soybean Stocks
US Poultry Vets Face Challenge with New Antibiotic Regulations
USA's Holmes Foods Renovates Hatchery
Financial Boost for US Organic, Local Food Sectors
New Poultry Deboning Plant Set to Open in Arkansas
New USDA Online Resource to Help Farmers Select New Farm Bill Programs
Purdue Experts to Offer Advice to Farmers on Writing Grant Proposals
Higher Egg Volume, Prices Boost Cal-Maine's Quarterly Sales
Long-Term Impacts of Feeding GM Crops to Livestock Evaluated
CME: Hatchability Ratios
US Poultry Processors Recognised for Cutting Environmental Impact
Food Safety Summit Delegates Hit by Illness


Uruguay Chicken Meat Markets 'Delicate'


No Harm in Feeding Livestock GE Feed, Science Review Finds
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Agriculture
Get Ready for World Egg Day!


Higher Wheat Yields, Lower Quality Forecast for Canada
Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics During Animal Health Week
Canadian Government Announces Funding for Wheat Research


Health Official Approves of Mexican Poultry Standards


Slight Rise in Chinese Food Prices
Ginger Extract Improves Chicken's Response to Vaccination


Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
Gujarat Fertilizers, EcoPhos JV to Set Up Animal Feed Plant
Increased Processed Chicken Exports in India

   United Kingdom

Public Perception of UK Farming is Increasingly Positive
Goose Farm Walk to Be Biggest Yet
Dual Use in Environment Schemes to Give UK Farmers More Flexibility
How to Tell If Your Hen Is Laying Eggs
Gold Awards for Golden Turkeys
UK Vets Must Build on Trust for the Future

   Russian Federation

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Detected in Russia
Continued Support to Agriculture, Food Sectors from Russian Government


Calls for Transparency on Responsible Use of Antibiotics

   European Union

FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming

   South Africa

South African Poultry Makes Concessions for US


Chicken Processor Firm Set to Open in Uganda


Highlights from Poultry CRC's Annual Conference

   Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Poultry Integrator Invests in New Software

   Korea, South

Ducks Died from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in South Korea

   Saint Helena

Two New Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease on Saint Helena


Chilean Chicken Companies Fined, Association Disbanded


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