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Thursday 16th April 2015.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Zoetis

Food Safety and Security and the Joys of Modelling

A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning is falling. However, there is no decrease in the number of cases of poisoning from Campylobacter.

The survey by the safety authority – the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) – showed that it is not possible to prevent the contamination of poultry carcasses.

“The results of our report show that we must continue to control zoonoses in poultry production and identify them at slaughter,” said the BfR president.

Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed a growing global population.

These are the targets of a consultation paper from the European Commission, which looks at how science and innovation can help the EU ensure safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally.

The paper is linked to the theme at this year's Universal Exhibition (Expo Milano 2015), which is 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'.

Rob Gous, Emeritus Professor at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa gave the 32nd Gordon Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the UK Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) in the city of Chester this week. In his most interesting lecture, Dr Gous explained the appeal of using a modelling approach in directing poultry research.

And finally, turning to news of bird flu, the disease has spread in the United States to Wisconsin and Iowa and has affected the first commercial chicken flock. There have also been 11 new outbreaks on farms in already-affected states. The disease has also returned to India – in the southern state of Telangana – and to Mexico, while Nigeria and Viet Nam have also reported new outbreaks in poultry in the last week.




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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Europe’s Population Set to Decline
Europe is the only global region where a decline in the human population has been occurring since year 2000 and the trend is forecast to continue. As industry analyst, Terry Evans, explains, it has the highest egg consumption per person, mainly as the result of rising consumption in countries outside the European Union.

Nighttime Air Quality in the Poultry House
It could cost thousands of dollars if producers do not pay sufficient attention to the air quality in broiler houses at night, warn Michael Czarick (Extension Engineer), Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research Scientist) with the University of Georgia.

Effects of Four Different Doses of E. coli Phytase on Femur Properties of 16-week-old Turkeys
Dietary supplementation with a phytase enzyme improved the geometric, densitometric and mechanical properties of the femur leg bone in turkeys in this Polish experiment.

Evaluation of Different Water Flow Rates of Nipple Drinkers on Broiler Productivity
There was a tendency for broilers receiving water at the slowest rate to be lighter in weight than the other treatments in this Honduran study. While litter was wetter under the drinkers for the highest water flow rates during the earlier phases, the difference decreased as the birds aged.

Welfare and Performance in Layers Following Temporary Exclusion from the Litter Area on Introduction to Layer Facility
Temporary exclusion from the litter area on introducing pullets to the laying facility had no adverse impacts on the welfare of the birds and even improved some parameters of well-being, according to new Swedish research.

Waste or By-product? Replacing Cost with Value through Effective Hatchery Waste Management
The application of the 'Pyramid of Waste' to hatchery waste management is explained by Sander Koster of Pas Reform.

Company News

Board Level Appointment at Pas Reform
THE NETHERLANDS - Harm Langen has been named as the new CEO of Pas Reform.
New International Technical Manager for Aviagen
AFRICA - Zied Azzez has been announced as Aviagen’s new International Technical Manager for Turkey, the Middle East and Africa (TMEA) region, covering Aviagen customers in North Africa and Sub-Sahara.
More Than Meets the Eye When Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health.
Cobb: New Marketing Role for Mark Cooper
US - Dr Mark Cooper has joined the marketing team at Cobb-Vantress taking on the new role of director of product management.
Student Research at WPSA Shows Value of Industry-Academia Collaboration
UK - AB Vista supports between 20 and 30 PhD students around the world, which lead to poultry innovations, says a research fellow who is due to present the results of such a collaboration at a conference this week.
Kenyan Poultry Expo to be Held in July
KENYA - A poultry event will be held in Nairobi in July 2015, including over 80 international exhibitors.
New Book Explores Importance of the Chicken
UK - A new book, 'Why Did the Chicken Cross the World', has been published covering the history of chicken production since its domestication.
VFDs Are Coming to the US Poultry Industry
US - "Are you ready for the Veterinary Feed Directives?" asks Zoetis.
Latest Guides in Popular Series Focus on Managing Parent Stock
GLOBAL - Aviagen® is pleased to launch the latest in the series of the popular How To’s. This time, the focus moves from the hatchery to broiler breeders.
Petersime at VIV Asia 2015
THAILAND - Petersime thanks everyone who stopped by its booth at VIV Asia in Bangkok.
Study Compares Two Methionine Sources in Broiler Diets
US - Results indicate both HMTBa and DL-Methionine deliver equal methionine value, reports Novus International.
Market Reports

USDA International Egg and Poultry - 15 April 2015
USDA Feed Outlook - 15 April 2015
USDA Hatchery Production 2014 - April 2015
Agricultural Price Indices - 14 April 2015
USDA WASDE - April 2015

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

What's Been the Bird Flu Impact in the US So Far?
Improved Efficacy Test for Newcastle Disease Vaccines
USDA Confirms 11 New Outbreaks of Avian Influenza
USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat, Poultry and Egg Production
Avian Flu Spreads to Iowa
Company Owner and Son Jailed over Salmonella Eggs
Donations of Protein-rich Eggs to Fight Hunger in Local Communities
FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
Major Egg Producer to Reduce Water Pollution Discharges at Mississippi Facility
First Outbreak of High-Path H5N2 Avian Flu in Commercial Chickens, Wisconsin
Cal-Maine Foods to Participate in Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference
Further Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Minnesota, North Dakota
Six New Outbreaks of High-path Bird Flu Confirmed in US
Cal-Maine Foods Announces Joint Venture with Rose Acre Farms in Texas
Second Outbreak of Avian Flu in South Dakota

   Canada

New Development in Monitoring of Avian Influenza
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
New Nanotechnology Tool Detects Avian Flu Virus on Farms
High Mortality Set Alarm Bells Ringing in Ontario Turkey Flock

   Taiwan

Bird Flu Hits Turkeys, Geese on Two Taiwanese Farms

   Palestinian Territory

Outbreak of Avian Flu in Backyard Poultry in Palestine

   India

Bird Flu Returns to India

   United Kingdom

Why Use Modelling in Poultry Research?
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
NFU Lobbying Against Beak Tipping Ruling Ahead of Election
New Chair of Animal Disease Surveillance Board

   South Africa

Thirteen Per Cent Increase in South Africa’s Chicken Meat Prices

   European Union

Should the EU Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source?

   Global

How Do We Ensure Food for Tomorrow?
BIRD FLU: Eight New Outbreaks in US Turkeys; Cases in Viet Nam, Suspected in Niger; New Diagnostic Tool
Quarterly Earnings Increase for Cargill

   Netherlands

Final Steps in Nutreco Take-over Go Ahead

   Viet Nam

Vietnamese Village Flock Hit by Avian Flu

   Germany

German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling But No Drop in Campylobacter

   China

China Files Dispute with EU over Poultry Product Tariffs

   Brazil

China Chicken Buying Important to Brazil

   Mexico

High-path Avian Flu Returns to Mexico

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