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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 26 February 2015

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Thursday 26th February 2015
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

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UK Agriculture Becomes Highly Political Ahead of General Election

The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) held its annual conference in Birmingham this week. In this election year, the organisation's President called for politicians to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets.

Politicians needed to do all they can to reduce the effects of volatility on the sector, he said.

While applauding the work of the Grocery Code Adjudicator and the fact that she has now been given the power to impose fines, Mr Raymond called on the next government to extend the powers of the adjudicator to oversee issues further down the supply chain.

The European agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan told the NFU conference that the historical purpose of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was to ensure a sufficient supply of safe and sustainably produced food.

“Producing food is the primary role of farmers and the delivery of high-quality traceable food should be seen as a public good,” he said, adding that the latest reforms in the CAP mean that there is a market-oriented policy allowing farm businesses to decide for themselves what they want to produce on the basis of what they are good at and where the farmers can get a good price rather than looking for support from the European Commission.

In the government’s long-term economic plan for food and farming, secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs, Liz Truss sold the Conference in Birmingham that more needed to be done to help British farming by cutting red tape and building resilience.

In news of bird flu, further cases were reported of H7N9 flu in people in China and H5N1 in Egypt. There have been reports of new outbreaks in poultry in the Palestinian Territory, Nigeria, Myanmar (Burma) and Viet Nam – all thought to be the H5N1 variant – as well as the first outbreak caused by the H5N8 virus in Hungary.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Ammonia Concentration Versus Ventilation Rate
Monitoring ammonia levels in poultry houses can help producers to adjust ventilation rates and thus prevent problems, say Michael Czarick (Extension Engineer) and Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) at the University of Georgia in the latest in the series of 'Poultry Housing Tips'.

Understanding Arkansas IBV Vaccination Failures
New research at the University of Georgia shows that using a hatchery spray cabinet, may not deliver an adequate dosage of the critical minor virus sub-population to the chicks. This understanding may lead to future improvements in the Arkansas infectious bronchitis vaccine.

Georgia Tech Researchers Think Outside the Box
A review of progress made in nine exploratory research projects in the last year by researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute in the US.

Simple Poultry Housing Tips for the New Poultry Owner
Give chickens a home they can cluck about, says Scott Beyer of Kansas State University.

Productive Performance of Brown-egg Laying Pullets as Affected by Fibre Inclusion, Feed Form and Energy Concentration
New research from Spain indicates that feeding moderate amounts of fibre to pullets to five weeks of age improves their performance and that crumbles might be preferable to mash for these birds.

Company News

Pas Reform Unveils Launch Plans for VIV Asia 2015
THAILAND - Pas Reform will reveal a new era of super-connectivity for the modern hatchery when it launches its latest innovation, the SmartCenterPro hatchery information system, to a global audience at VIV Asia in Bangkok.
AB Vista Appoints New Commercial Manager for North America
NORTH AMERICA - AB Vista has appointed Stacey Homen Henthorn as Commercial Manager for North America, following the company’s continued growth in the region.
Nutriad Researches Novel Ways to Improve Gut Health
BELGIUM - Nutriad has demonstrated the use of Quorum Sensing as a tool in the development of new feed additives for livestock and aquaculture applications.
New Procedure Aids Detection of Eimeria maxima in Broilers
US - A modified sampling procedure developed by researchers at Zoetis Inc. has dramatically improved the detection of Eimeria maxima infection - one of the causes of coccidiosis - in broilers.
Ceva Santé Animale Launches Responsive New Web Site
FRANCE - A refreshing new design and responsive features will allow users an improved experience when browsing Ceva's new web site.
AB Vista to Show Benefits of Optimised Enyzme Use at VIV Asia
THAILAND - AB Vista will demonstrate how to make the most of enzymes at this year’s VIV Asia exhibition on Booth G033, Hall 103, during the show in Bangkok from 11 to 13 March.
Hy-Line International Adds International Marketing Manager
US - Hy-Line International has appointed Brittney Roorda as international marketing manager.
IPPE Success for Vencomatic
US - The International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, the biggest ever, was a successful event for Vencomatic Group.
Biomin Web Site Now in Polish
POLAND - Biomin has launched a Polish version of its corporate web site.
Global Poultry Industry News


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Farmers Warned to Take Special Care of Livestock During Heatwave

   United Kingdom

Professor Sally Solomon Passes Away
NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
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   United States

Grant for Poultry Student Recruitment at Texas University
Washington State Lifts Last Bird Flu Quarantine
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Sanderson Farms Reports Solid Start to Fiscal Year
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Bird Flu Reported in Myanmar

   Viet Nam

Viet Nam Reports High-path Avian Flu in Village Poultry


Hungary Reports First Outbreak of H5N8 Avian Flu in Poultry


German Company to Buy Bulgaria's ‘Ludogorsko Pile’ Poultry Producer


Early-bird Deadline Approaches for Welfare Conference Registration


Official Advice on Dietary Cholesterol Set to Change in US
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century


Better Productivity, Prices Help Lay Hong's Profitability


Wesjohann Poultry Firm Achieves Sustainability Certification

   Dominican Republic

Poultry Price Plunges in Dominican Republic


Lack of Workers Impacts Canadian Livestock Profitability


Lisbon Conference Looking at Male Layers, Beak Trimming

   Palestinian Territory

New Bird Flu Outbreak in Palestinian Poultry


Polish Farmers March for Land Rights, GM Issues


Japan’s Turn to Indonesian Broiler Segment Could Bring $200 Million


Twelve New H5N1 Flu Outbreaks in Nigerian Poultry

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