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Thursday 4th June 2015.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

Alice Mitchell

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US Decides to Restrict Farm Antimicrobial Use

This week, the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a final decision on the Veterinary Feed Directive, restricting the use of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals and bringing them under greater veterinary supervision.

The rule will halt the use of antimicrobials purely for production purposes, for example to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency.

Antimicrobials will now only be used for prevention, control or treatment of a specifically identified disease, which should help to reduce the development of dangerous antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

According to the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2 million people in the US become infected annually with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. At least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections – read more.

The new rule will not be fully brought in until December 2016, but US drugs companies and producers are already coming on board to reduce their use of these important antimicrobials.

The latest poultry business to announce their commitment to curbing their use of medically-important antimicrobials is Foster Farms. This week they announced two new chicken products raised without any antibiotics – read more.

Avian Flu Update

In avian flu news, the latest confirmed outbreaks in the US took the number of birds affected to above 45 million. Further states have decided to cancel shows of birds at fairs to prevent the spread of the disease.

Other bird flu outbreaks announced this week by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) were in Ghana, Taiwan and Cote d’Ivoire.

Analysts from Rabobank said that avian flu has had a big impact on international markets, with prices expected to remain under pressure for the rest of 2015 – read more.

Keep up to date with avian flu developments by reading our dedicated page here.

~ Alice

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

How to Get Into Partridge Production
Premium markets are available for partridges, and this article from Penn State University outlines the steps you need to take to get into partridge production, and examples of the costs involved.

New Method for Extracting Antimicrobial Protein from Eggs
US researchers have found a way to extract a protein with antimicrobial properties from eggs, without using any organic solvents such as alcohol or acetone.

Why Traditional Poultry Breeds?
Traditional pure breeds carry important, irreplaceable genes, the value of which remains for future events to determine. They are also beautiful, productive, will reproduce your flock and connect you to history, writes Christine Heinrichs.

Company News

Halamid® Shown to be Less Corrosive
FRANCE - Corrosion is a significant problem with aggressive disinfectants, in particular acidic Peroxygen - Persulfate types. Users find that prolonged use of peroxygen-based disinfectants can result quite quickly in corroded, tarnished and degraded metal equipment in the poultry barn (feeders, fans) and around aquacultural premises (pumps, pipes, grilles). Corroded spraying equipment is another common complaint.
Hy-Line International Hosts 220 Participants at Colombia Tech School
COLOMBIA - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, together with Avicol SA, the Hy-Line distributor to Colombia and Ecuador, recently hosted 250 participants representing 11 countries at the II Colombia Technical School in Bogota, Colombia.
Market Reports

USDA Egg Products - 1 June 2015
Indian Egg Prices - June 1st 2015
USDA Agricultural Prices - 29 May 2015
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 29 May 2015
USDA Bi-Weekly International Meat, Poultry & Egg Review - 29 May 2015

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Two More US Bird Flu Outbreaks Confirmed
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
Five New US Bird Flu Outbreaks Confirmed; More Exhibits Cancelled
Foster Farms Focuses on Antibiotic-Free Products
CME: Food Service Sales Present Good Outlook for Meat Markets
Four Further US Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed
USPOULTRY to Hold Financial Management Seminar
How Do Researchers Develop Avian Flu Vaccines?
Six More US Bird Flu Outbreaks
Four More US Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed

   United Kingdom

Concerns Over Changes to Reporting of Veterinary Medicine Use
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
Three Quarters of Chickens Test Positive for Campylobacter


Indian State Jammu & Kashmir to Set Up Poultry Feed Plant
Rajiv Gandhi Institute Opens Poultry Feed, Hatchery Unit
Chicken Prices Surge After Indian Heatwave
Maharashtra to Encourage Poultry Farming in Deprived Areas
Indian Poultry Industry Predicted to Record Improved Profit Margins


Three Avian Flu Outbreaks in Ghana


Pakistan Government Criticised for Cheap Poultry Imports

   European Union

EU Ministers Debate Future of Organic Agriculture
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law


Tyson Foods' Mexican Poultry Business Sold to JBS


Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US


International Poultry Council Names New Secretary General
Avian Flu Challenging Global Trade

   Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Bans Poultry Imports from US, Bhutan


Armenia Bans US Poultry Imports


Avian Flu Continues to Affect Taiwan


Australian Fined Thousands for Illegal Chicken Imports

   Cote D'Ivoire

Avian Flu Outbreak in Cote d'Ivoire


Barbados Takes Measures to Protect Egg Supply


Belarus Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Kazkhstan


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