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Thursday 7th May 2015
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor



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Greener Feed Ingredient for Chickens

Distillers dried grains with solubles made from wheat (wDDGS) offer the potential to reduce reliance on imported feed ingredients without compromising the performance or health of UK pigs and poultry, according to the results of a four-year project presented recently.

An important co-product from the bioethanol industry, wDDGS could make a significant impact in improving the sustainability of these sectors by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Based on trials carried out during the project, up to 10 per cent wDDGS can be included in the diet of broilers and 7.5 per cent for layers, without compromising performance or egg quality.

Changing topic, animal welfare and food safety groups in the United States are urging the poultry meat industry to use antibiotics responsibly, including the implementation of better welfare practices.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Center for Food Safety have issued a joint statement in response to recent announcements by chicken producers and retailers that they will reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics in their flocks and supply chains.

In the United Kingdom, 2 Sisters has announced it will remove antibiotics used in human medicine from its poultry production. The company is also setting up two trial farms to identify techniques to reduce overall antibiotic use in future.

Avian flu of the H5N2 variant continues to spread in the United States, despite efforts to bring the current 'epidemic' under control. More than 25.7 million commercial poultry have been lost in the 133 outbreaks confirmed to far, prompting warnings of shortages in the supply of eggs and turkey meat and higher prices for consumers in the coming months.

The number of new outbreaks of avian flu (H5N2 and H5N8) in poultry in Taiwan continues to grow but, with 10 new cases in the last week, the situation there appears to be past its peak.

Turkey has had its first H5N1 bird flu outbreaks for seven years in two regions, and there have been new outbreaks in Burkina Faso.

Following several outbreaks of bird flu in its poultry in December and January, The Netherlands has declared itself free of the disease.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Simple Steps to Stop Rodent Damage
Rats and mice could be costing you a small fortune in feed and they increase the risk of a poultry house fire. Jess Campbell, Dennis Brothers, Jeremiah Davis, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson of the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University offer their tips on effective rodent control.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Rapid Growth in Asia’s Egg Output
Accounting for more than 60 per cent of the Asian total, China dominates egg production in the region, says industry analyst, Terry Evans, in his latest review of the hen egg sector in Asia.

Risk Factors for Campylobacter Colonisation in Danish Broiler Flocks
A recent study from Denmark highlights the need for better biosecurity to reduce the prevalence of Campylobacter on broiler farms. Poor general hygiene, adverse litter storage conditions and a chimney inlet to the ventilation system were the factors most likely to increase the risk of a bacteria-positive result.

What’s New in Biosecurity for Poultry?
A summary of some of the latest developments on the prevention of poultry and foodborne diseases that have been published or presented at scientific conferences recently.

Effects of Environmental Enrichment and Beak-trimming During Rearing on Subsequent Feather-pecking in Laying Hens
Beak trimming performed on pullets during the rearing period appeared to be effective in reducing the expression of severe feather pecking during the laying period in this Australian study.

Growth-promoting Effects of Prebiotic Yeast Cell Wall Products in Broiler Chicks
The two yeast products tested at Texas A&M University improved the growth and feed conversion of broilers up to 21 days of age when the birds were challenged with the pathogen causing necrotic enteritis, and a combination of the products was more effective than either one alone.

Company News

Egg Force Reader Upgraded
GLOBAL - has upgraded its Egg Force Reader. It now communicates with PC via Bluetooth wireless communication for rapid data storage/retrieval, enhanced data processing and flexible printing options.
Capital or Operating Cost?
ITALY - The theory “What goes up must come down” does not always apply to energy cost; there may be fluctuations but the trend will always be up for the foreseeable future, says Termotecnica Pericoli.
Solid Quarterly Performance Reported by Zoetis
GLOBAL - The CEO of Zoetis Inc. describes the company's first-quarter performance as "solid", with a six per cent increase in operational revenue linked to the strong markets in the Americas.
Novus to Sponsor International Food, Agribusiness Conference
US - Novus International, Inc. has announced its support as a Platinum Sponsor for the 25th Annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Conference held this year in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Training Initiative Delivers for Indonesian Poultry Professionals
INDONESIA - In collaboration with FoodTechIndonesia (FTI), Pas Reform Academy recently hosted the first in a series of breeder and hatchery management training initiatives for Indonesian poultry professionals.
Hygiene Starts Before Hatching
UK - Eggs are not impervious to infection, according to Aviagen, offering advice on keeping hatching eggs as hygienically clean as possible.
Outstanding Accolade for Al-Watania in the Middle East
EGYPT - Al-Watania has become the first company to receive the new performance awards given by Cobb Europe for the Middle East.
New Swine and Poultry Product Manager for Ceva
UK - Fiona Wright has been appointed Poultry and Swine Product Manager for Ceva Animal Health, to support the company’s rapidly growing Large Animal Business in the UK.
Opportunity for Growth 'Hidden' Across Production Chain
CANADA - Opportunities for efficiency improvement and growth are hidden across the animal production chain. This was the main conclusion from this year’s event dedicated to integrators held annually by Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company.
Wadi, Ross Seminar for Parent Stock Farmers in Egypt
EGYPT - A one-day road show designed to help Wadi parent stock farmers improve the technical and production performance of the Ross 308 flocks in their care was well attended with over 45 people from the surrounding area.
PERIcool: Same Quality, Performance - More Cost-effective
ITALY - Termotecnica Pericoli S.r.l., never satisfied with the status quo, continues to invest substantial resources into constant upgrading and product improvement through R&D into design, new materials and improved supply chain.
Tips for Managing Gut Health Through Better Nutrition
US - Talking to Zoetis, a leading poultry specialist offers tips for managing gut health through better nutrition.
Market Reports

UK Egg Statistics - Quarter 1, 2015
Animal Feed Statistics for Great Britain - March 2015
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 7 May 2015
Indian Egg Prices - May 5th
USDA Bi-Weekly International Meat, Poultry & Egg Review - 5 May 2015
USDA Agricultural Prices - 1 May 2015
USDA Egg Products - 1 May 2015

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

US Bird Flu Toll: 20 Million Chickens, Five Million Turkeys
Strong Quarter for Tyson Foods
New Delaware Lab 'Go To' for Bird Flu
Vaccine Possible Following Important Disease Breakthrough
Major Interest in Chicken Cooling Shown at Conference
Avian Flu Toll in US Doubles in a Week
Factors Behind Broiler Back Disease Discovered
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
Meat Labelling - What Does It All Really Mean?
CME: Rising Bird Flu Cases Do Not Change Price Outlook
USDA Confirms 14 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Minnesota, State of Emergency in Iowa
Strong Start to 2015 Reported by Pilgrim's Pride
Call for US Chicken Farmers to Improve Welfare, Cut Antibiotic Use
Investment Planned in Hawaiian Egg Sector
Number of Avian Flu Outbreaks in US Exceeds 100
CME: Mixed Results for US Meat Exports
USDA Finds Salmonella Falls in Poultry Meat Plants
Foster Farms Executive Receives Food Safety Award


Brazil’s Chicken Sector Cashes in on Weaker Currency


Will Canadian Poultry Farmers Need Bird Flu Insurance?
Maple Leaf Turns Quarterly Loss into Profit


CP Foods to Invest $500 Million in India

   United Kingdom

Eggs Beat Expensive Protein Powder
Volatility Takes Its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
Wheat DDGS Offers Potential for Future of Poultry Feeding
2 Sisters Commits to Responsible Use of Antibiotics


Bird Flu Reported to be Causing Heavy Losses in Western Turkey
Turkey Reports First Bird Flu Outbreak for Seven Years


Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected after Nepal Earthquake


Registration Open for International Turkey Production Symposium

   European Union

EU Must Consider Global Food Security, Say MEPs


Avian Flu Rumbles on in Taiwan's Poultry


Still Time to Register for Poultry Meat, Egg Quality Conference

   Burkina Faso

Seven New Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Burkina Faso


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