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Thursday 19th February 2015
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor



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Keeping up with Poultry Market Developments

In future, consumers are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues but this will not be too much at the expense of price.

Speaking at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference last week, Richard Nicholls from the market analysts, Future Foundation, said that consumers will seek greater transparency when shopping for meat and dairy products. Changing tastes will see consumers across the globe looking for new experiences in their purchases; they will buy meat and dairy products for special and unusual occasions.

As for the Asian market, between 2014 and 2020, gross domestic product is forecast to grow at 4.9 per cent year on year, according to Nick Miles of the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

However, the grocery market in Asia is expected to see an 8.5 per cent compound annual growth rate, he said. This compares to between two and four per cent for the EU.

Mr Miles said that Asia has now overtaken the US in terms of economic output and the grocery market is expected to benefit further from this growth. Asia's growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters, he added.

Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in an annual global farm animal welfare report published last week. Full marks were awarded to Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland).

Now in its third year, the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) provides an annual review of how the world’s leading food companies are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare practices.

According to new research from UK scientists, rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment.

Researchers at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School, looking at the River Thames, found greater numbers of resistant bacteria close to wastewater treatment works. They think these plants may be responsible for at least half of the recent increase observed.

5m Publishing is conducting a short survey to find out what readers – producers, vets, politicians, industry organisations and consumers – understand and know about the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. We would value your participation.

And finally on bird flu news, Taiwan continues to suffer with many new outbreaks in poultry; the last week has seen another 35 involving 295,000 birds. New outbreaks have also been reported in the Egypt, Israel, Nigeria and the US states of Oregon and California. There have also been further human victims – almost 60 so far this year in Egypt, and China's total is close to 600.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Growing Pheasants on a Small Scale
In northern Illinois (USA), Deb Perry is raising pheasants on a small scale, an uncommon practice but one that is proving profitable. Photo essay by Chris Wright, Senior Editor of The Poultry Site.

Enterococcus cecorum Infection in a Broiler Flock in Northern Germany
This case report describes for the first investigation of a broiler flock infected with Enterococcus cecorum over the course of the whole growing period. Early signs were pericarditis and hepatitis, while lameness developed later in the final week.

Effects of Transport Stress and Rest Before Slaughter on Blood Parameters and Meat Quality of Ducks
Transportation for two hours resulted in measurable stress in 42-day-old Pekin ducks in this Chinese study but these effects were mitigated by a two-hour rest period before slaughter.

Researchers Evaluate New Lighting Technologies for Broiler Houses
A newly completed study at the University of Georgia examined the practical use of LED bulbs in commercial broiler houses, comparing them to compact fluorescent and incandescent bulbs with regard to light intensity, ability to be uniformly dimmed and longevity in the broiler house environment.

Nutrition for the Backyard Flock
Advice for the hobby flock owner or smallholder on feeding meat- and egg-type chickens from Larry Vest and Nick Dale of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia.

Brief Review on Local Chicken Breeds in Korea
Comparing the white-mini broiler, Woorimatdag, Silky fowl and Hanhyu-3-ho, researchers in Seoul report some signficant differences in terms of growth rate and breast meat percentage.

Company News

Aviagen Appoints New R&D Director
UK - Aviagen has announced a succession plan for its European-based Research and Development (R&D) team which sees one of the leading lights in the poultry industry, Jim McAdam, handing over the reins to Magnus Swalander.
Hy-Line International Adds International Sales Director
GLOBAL - Hy-Line International has appointed Kurt Rossi as international sales director.
Sri Lanka Hosts Expert Seminar on Efficient Poultry Production
SRI LANKA - Big Dutchman’s two-day seminar in Colombo recently brought together over 200 farmers and investors from all over the country.
Cobb Strengthens Technical Service Team in Asia
ASIA - Five new appointments have been made to the Cobb Asia region’s technical service team.
Vencomatic Announces Improved Turkey Nest
THE NETHERLANDS - The latest version of Vencomatic Group's Turkey Nest provides increased robustness and animal-friendliness and it is easier to manage whilst still retaining the advantages of its predecessor.
Zoetis Reports Five Per Cent Increase in Full-year Revenue
US - In its report for the last quarter and full year 2014, fourth-quarter 2014 revenue was up five per cent from the same period of the previous year at US$1.3 billion.
Pars Niak Seminar: Arbor Acres Offering Choice in Iran
IRAN - Sepid Toyour Pars Niak, the new Arbor Acres distributor, sponsored two successful one-day seminars in Tehran and Mazandaran in November 2014.
Hy-Line International Promotes Latin America Regional Manager
LATIN AMERICA - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announces the promotion of Dr Daniel Valbuena as Latin America regional manager, effective immediately.
Aviagen Releases New Pocket Guide for Broilers
GLOBAL - Aviagen has launched a new pocket guide for the Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands.
Mycotoxins in Focus at VIV Asia 2015
THAILAND - The 'Mycotoxins in Focus: Trends, Facts, and Effects' conference, co-organised by Biomin, is set to provide an insight into the latest mycotoxin trends and occurrences to delegates at VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok.
Novus Releases Video of Green Acres Research Farm
US - Novus has released a video of Green Acres Research Farm, highlighting its commitment to providing solutions that address customer pains.
Dr Travis Cigainero Joins Ceva Animal Health
US - Dr Travis Cigainero has joined Ceva Animal Health as The Manager of Broiler Technical Services.
Market Reports

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 19 February 2015
USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook - February 2015
USDA Turkey Hatchery - 18 February 2015
Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - February 2015
USDA Feed Outlook - February 2015

Global Poultry Industry News


EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table

   United States

Wen-Crest Farms Recognised for Environmental Excellence
Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’
CME: US Meat Exports Facing Significant Headwinds
Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
High-path Avian Flu Outbreak in Commercial Flock
in California

New Funding for Poultry Scholarships at North Georgia University
Second Bird Flu Outbreak in Hobby Flock in Oregon
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act

   United Kingdom

Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
Remember British Lion Mark This Pancake Day
Key to Success in Developing Markets
British Poultry Council Welcomes 13 Harper Scholars
UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth

   European Union

Free Trade Threatens Europe's Egg Sector
Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
MEPs Call for COOL of Meat in Processed Foods


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Canadian Authorities Relax Some Bird Flu Controls


Nigeria Reports New Avian Flu Outbreak in Chickens


Ukraine Wheat Exports Pass Nine Million Tons


HKScan Sees Sales Fall But Profit Rise
Sales Growth for Atria


Latest Bird Flu Outbreaks in Taiwan Affect 295,000 Poultry


Early Registration Deadline Ahead for Animal Welfare Conference


Weak Demand Hits Broiler Meat Prices in Brazil


Israel Reports Three Newcastle Disease Outbreaks
New Avian Flu Outbreak Reported in Israeli Turkeys

   United Arab Emirates

Emirates Poultry Processor Increases Production


Iranian Institute Develops New Poultry Vaccine


Philippines Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Israel


Backyard Poultry Ban in Zimbabwe's Capital

   Palestinian Territory

FAO Offers Bird Flu Support to Palestine


Egypt Reports 76 New H5N1 Avian Flu Outbreaks in Poultry


Equipment Company Rejects Battery Hen Allegations

   New Zealand

Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers


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