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Thursday 11th June 2015.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


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Avian Flu Update

This week, the number of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks hitting the US have slowed, with only eight new outbreaks confirmed so far.

The latest outbreak to be confirmed was in Sioux county in Iowa.

This outbreak brings the number of detections in the US as a whole to 222, with 47,091,293 birds affected. Iowa's total is 74 detections, with 30,723,300 birds affected.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided this week to reinstate the Netherlands as an exporter of pasteurised egg products to the US, to ease the shortage of eggs after millions of birds had to be destroyed due to avian flu.

According to the American Bakers Association (ABA), 35 per cent of the egg product supply has been taken offline due to the outbreaks, and the US egg market is struggling to fulfil demand needs for bakers and other food producers.

“We are very happy with the response from the USDA to expedite the approval of egg products from the Netherlands,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President & CEO.

The ABA added that opening imports from the Netherlands is a big step in the right direction, but more is needed – read more.

Also this week, Michigan state found its first cases of the disease in free-ranging goslings, becoming the sixth state in the US to detect the disease in wild or free-ranging birds only – read more.

Other countries to report more outbreaks of avian flu this week include Ghana, South Africa and Viet Nam.

New Method Discovered to Protect Poultry Without Antibiotics

In other news, a University of Wisconsin-Madison animal scientist has developed an antibiotic-free method to protect poultry from common infections.

Mark Cook's current work focuses on a fundamental immune "off-switch" called Interleukin 10 or IL-10, manipulated by bacteria and many other pathogens to defeat the immune system during infection.

He and animal sciences associate researcher Jordan Sand have learned to disable this switch inside the intestine, the site of major farm animal infections such as the diarrheal disease coccidiosis.

In experiments with 300,000 chickens, those that ate the antibody-bearing material were fully protected against coccidiosis.

“To have something affordable, safe and nonantibiotic that controls these very important diseases is absolutely awesome. We are eager to study this further," commented Sheila McGuirk, a professor of medical sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine – read more.

~ Alice




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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Higher Welfare, Biosecurity and Yields through Turkey Processing Automation
Over the past half century the turkey industry has seen significant changes in the methods used to harvest meat.

Bird Flu Rocking Heart of US Turkey Production Region
The US poultry sector and in particular the turkey sector has been rocked by incidents of avian influenza since the turn of the year.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Costs, Disease, and Lower Demand Hit Turkey Growth
In recent years higher production costs, disease outbreaks and lower consumer demand have made it difficult for the global turkey industry to expand since reaching its peak of almost 5.7 million tonnes in 2012, reports industry analyst, Terry Evans.

Spotlight on Turkey Research
Recent research has shed new light on the likely causes of foot pad dermatitis in turkeys, an alternative to antibiotics that improves growing bird performance and a new treatment that aims to improve breast meat quality.

Company News

Hubbard Holds Successful International Hatchery Management Training
US - Hubbard incubation specialist Jiggs Killgore and the hatchery team of Hubbard LLC conducted an International Hatchery Management training in Chattanooga and Pikeville (Tennessee). Participation in the program included key management and operations personnel from Hubbard customers coming from Brazil, Pakistan, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Japan.
Halamid Shown to be Less Corrosive
FRANCE - Corrosion is a significant problem with aggressive disinfectants, in particular acidic Peroxygen - Persulfate types.
Antibiotic Resistance – a Growing Threat to the Poultry Industry?
US - With international regulators continuously introducing new standards in order to protect consumer health, one of the biggest areas of concern in poultry production is the presence of drug residues in tissue.
Smaller is Better With Termotecnica Pericoli Fan
ITALY - Termotecnica Pericoli has proved that “bigger is not always better” and that “Smaller is better” through the recently introduced new ACF 21 fan, which has proved itself both in the PERILab and in field trials.
Production by Masses to Enhance Poultry Production in India
INDIA - The government of India is working with the state governments to encourage many small families to start poultry farming, to enhance the egg and chicken production.
Make Sure You Catch Your Profits
GLOBAL - Weeks of hard work and care go into a flock so why risk your profits at the very end? Many causes of downgrades at the processing stage occur during catching and handling the birds.
Arbor Acres Strengthens Local Ties at SIPSA
ALGERIA - Arbor Acres® (AA) international team recently supported its local distributor, Arbor Acres Algerie® (AAA), at the recent SIPSA (Salon International de L'Agriculture en Algerie) event in Algeria.
Backyard Flocks Biggest Risk for Spreading vvIBDV in US
US - Vaccination of backyard poultry flocks is crucial to prevent the spread of infectious bursal disease (IBD), commonly known as Gumboro, says Zoetis.
Cobb Española Investment Gains Pace in Spain
SPAIN - With the increasing success of the Cobb500 broiler breeder in Spain and north Africa, Cobb Española is now investing a further €6.5 million (US$7.2) in expanding production capacity.
AB Vista Re-Organises Sales Team to Embrace Market Growth
EUROPE - AB Vista is re-organising its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales team into four regions to support the continued expansion of its business across this critical region.
Market Reports

USDA WASDE - 11 June 2015
Irish CSO Reports - Agricultural Price Indices April 2015
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 11 June 2015
Indian Egg Prices - June 11th 2015
Indian Egg Prices - June 10th 2015
UK Farming and Food Brief - May 2015


Global Poultry Industry News

   Ghana

More Avian Flu Hits Ghana
Development Fund Proposed for Ghanaian Poultry Industry

   United States

CME: Latest Expenditure Figures Steady for Chicken
Further Avian Flu Outbreak Confirmed in Iowa
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
USPOULTRY Breeders Meeting Focused on Genetics
Antibiotic-Free Method Protects Chickens from Coccidiosis
Further Two Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in US
USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic to be Held in July
CME: Egg, Turkey Markets Dramatically Impacted by Avian Flu
Five More Confirmed US Bird Flu Outbreaks
WTO Rules in US' Favour Over Indian Poultry Import Ban
Further US Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed; Nebraska Cancels Shows
Survey Shows Millenials' Concern Over Chicken Sourcing
Dynamic Filtration Shows Promise for Processing Plants
USDA Says Avian Flu Vaccine Not Effective Enough

   India

Tamil Nadu Farmers Want Subsidy on Poultry Feeds

   Italy

Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards Celebrate Leading Food Businesses

   United Kingdom

Livestock Industries Unite for Successful Inspection Process
Survey Shows Consumers' Interest in Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
Poultry Farmers Save by Switching to Renewable Heating
Changes to Two Scottish Disease Surveillance Centres
Humane Slaughter Association Announces New Poultry Research Project
No Detrimental Effect of LEDs on Broiler Performance
UK NFU Seeks Innovators for Poultry Industry Programme
Call for Global Agreement on EU Meat Inspection Rules

   Global

Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
Food Prices Near Six-Year Low

   Brazil

Brazil Seeks New Markets for Meat Exports in China

   Denmark

Parasite Control Can Reduce Organic Egg Layer Mortality

   South Africa

Low Pathogenic Avian Flu Outbreak in South Africa
South Africa Agrees to Resume US Poultry Imports

   Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Poultry Industry Grows in Q1 2015

   New Zealand

New Zealand Hobby Farmer Fined Thousands for Illegal Egg Imports

   Viet Nam

More Avian Flu Found in Viet Nam

   Taiwan

Further Two Outbreaks of Avian Flu Confirmed in Taiwan

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