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Thursday 27th August 2015.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

Alice Mitchell


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South Africa Continues to Refuse US Poultry Market Access

This week, a report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) revealed that little progress has been made on opening up South Africa’s markets to US poultry products.

Anti-dumping tariffs have been placed on poultry products from the US for years, but South Africa agreed in Paris in June to allow specific quotas of certain meat products to come into the country without these extra charges.

However, South Africa has not yet made any moves to implement the agreement, and three discussions between the countries’ respective agriculture departments have not reached satisfactory conclusions.

The continuing dialogue focuses on the substance of sanitary measures, which South Africa claims are needed to protect the country from animal disease.

But their current sanitary policies, which completely ban imports of US poultry since the avian flu outbreaks earlier in the year, are inconsistent with World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards.

The OIE recommends regionalisation of countries, so areas unaffected by disease can still export.

Beef and pork exports from the US to South Africa are also affected by the continued delays, which may result in South Africa losing some or all of its benefits under the AGOA trade preference agreement – read more.

Major problems with a lack of electricity for warming poultry was amongst other news from the African continent reported this week by Tawanda Korombo.

Despite utility executives expressing optimism that the region’s power generation problems will have improved by 2025, according to a survey report by PwC, the current situation has been devastating for poultry producers.

Poultry farmers in Zambia’s Mansa province have even turned to charcoal as an alternative source of energy to warm up their birds – read more in this month’s African Poultry Wrap.

In disease news, there have been avian influenza outbreaks this week in Cote D’Ivoire, Taiwan, Russia, Viet Nam and Ghana.

The US’ National Chicken Council also identified its top priorities for avian flu prevention measures for the autumn (fall) wild bird migration season – read more here.

~ Alice

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

LED Bulbs: Much to Offer the Poultry Industry
The light emitting diode (LED) bulb is an energy saving alternative to other light sources commonly used in poultry production. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers explain how to get the best out of LEDs for your farm.

UK Disease Report: Necrotic Enteritis, Mycoplasma
Necrotic enteritis, a Mycoplasma outbreak and Salmonella all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in April 2015.

Impact of Feeding Chelates on Shell Quality, Tibia Strength and Immunity in Laying Hens
This study from researchers at Novus International looked at how changes in the trace mineral content of layer diets affects eggshell quality and other aspects of layer health and performance.

Company News

Best Practice at the Forefront of New Aviagen Literature
US - Aviagen® has launched a new literature series focussing on Best Practice management for the Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands.
Arbor Acres Holds Innovative Broiler Breeder Seminar in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Arbor Acres® has a reputation of taking care of customers and keeping them fully informed of new and improved management information while retaining a strong connection with their proven management principles.
100th Japan Chunky Association Meeting in Over 40 Year History
JAPAN - Three hundred managers from customer companies in Japan attended the 100th JCA in Osaka to recognise the historic milestone and continue to be part of a very productive and successful relationship between Aviagen®, Nippon Chunky and the Ross® customers.
Awards for Best Producing Hubbard Parent Stock Flocks in the USA
US – At the end of July Steve Crosson received two awards for the best producing Hubbard Classic and Hubbard H1 Parent Stock flocks depleted last year in the US.
Golden Comb Awards Presented in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The annual Golden Comb Awards, to honour Cobb customers by recognizing outstanding achievements in broiler, hatchery and breeder performance, has become one of the biggest events in the calendar of the South African poultry industry.
Market Reports

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UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - July 2015
USDA Poultry Slaughter - 26 August 2015
Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - August 2015
USDA Cold Storage - 24 August 2015
USDA Chickens and Eggs - 24 August 2015
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Global Poultry Industry News

   Cote D'Ivoire

More Avian Flu Found in Cote D'Ivoire


Mexico Inspecting Brazilian Poultry Slaughterhouses
Broiler Production Expected to Increase in Brazil

   United States

Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
Decline in Sales for US Poultry Producer Sanderson Farms
Top Priorities for Avian Flu Prevention Identified
US National Poultry Health Meeting Scheduled for October
Northwest US Poultry Meeting Addressed Flu Prevention Ideas
Meat Futures Focused on Asia Market Crisis
Ruben Bake Joins Alaso’s Team as Chief Financial Officer
Opinions Sought on Redefining Roasting Chickens in US
Community Spirit Drives Americans to Support Local Food
Texas Gets New Avian Health Complex
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers


Malawi Markets Flooded with Illegal Frozen Poultry


Asia Food Giant to Set Up Processing Plant in Adelaide
Australian Free Range Layer Research Boosted with New Facilities
Victoria State Invests in Chicken Meat Production


Positive Outlook for Global Meat Market
AFRICAN POULTRY WRAP: Southern Africa Woes, North Africa Delight

   United Kingdom

UK Companies Partner Up to Confront Campylobacter


China's Poultry Consumption to Remain Flat in 2016

   South Africa

Frustration Grows as US Poultry Still Banned from South Africa

   Russian Federation

Russia Reports Big Increase in Poultry Production
More Avian Flu Found in Russian Wild Birds
Trade Restrictions Leading to Growth in Russian Poultry Production


Leaders Gather in Stockholm for World Water Week


More Outbreaks of Avian Flu Found in Taiwan


New Poultry Harness Invented to Aid Breeding


Ghana Announces Compensation for Bird Flu

   Viet Nam

Backyard Birds Infected in Latest Viet Nam Avian Flu Outbreak


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