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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 01 October 2015

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Thursday 1st October 2015.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

Alice Mitchell

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Trade Negotiations Continue

This week, important negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are taking place in Atlanta, US.

The TPP involves twelve countries from around the Pacific, and has been years in the making, but there has been much media speculation that a deal could be reached this week.

Farmers in several of the countries are concerned about the deal.

In Canada, poultry meat, egg and dairy farmers are concerned that their popular supply management system could be sacrificed by negotiators in order to sign the agreement.

The strength of their worries was indicated on Tuesday, when demonstrators took to the streets in the Parliament area of Ottawa.

Dairy Farmers of Canada noted that representatives of supply managed sectors were in Atlanta trying to ensure farmers' interests were protected by negotiators.

The organisation said that Canadian food is produced according to standards that are among the highest in the world for safety and quality, and it’s because of supply management that these standards are enforced.

“Canadians don’t want to see a new trade agreement threaten that,” said DFC President Wally Smith.

Politicians have promised Canadian farmers that they will be protected in the trade deal. This round of negotiations should conclude today – read more.

Meanwhile, in avian influenza news, there has been another outbreak in Nigeria, and a low pathogenic outbreak in South African ostriches.

Countries have continued to make preparations for future flu outbreaks. The Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) released a document aiming to unify responses to the disease and biosecurity measures of the Latin American region – read more.

Nigerian farmers have also been urged to implement better biosecurity to protect their birds, whilst the Poultry Federation in the American state of Georgia has embarked on an educational campaign.

~ Alice

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Optimising Water Quality for Organic Bird Production
Water is the last frontier in animal production. Taking water quality seriously could pay dividends with healthier birds, better feed conversions and reduced production costs, said Dr Susan Watkins from the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, during the 2015 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in St Paul, Minnesota.

How to Reduce Negative Effects of Noise on Chickens
This article from Ronnie Cons, EVP C&C Packing Inc., discusses the negative effects of noise on the health of chickens and how to prevent them.

How Can We Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity.

Company News

BIOMIN Inaugurates New Global Headquarters in Austria
AUSTRIA - BIOMIN has just opened its new global headquarters in Getzersdorf, Austria.
Aviagen Delivers Disease Diagnosis Support with Launch of New Veterinary How To’s
GLOBAL - Aviagen® has launched a brand new How To series focusing on veterinary topics for the first time.
Grant White joins Hubbard as Senior Technical Service Manager
ASIA - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Grant White to the role of Senior Technical Service Manager.
BIOMIN Hosts Biennial Asia Nutrition Forum Across Seven Cities
ASIA - BIOMIN, a leading global animal health and nutrition company, has announced the dates for the biennial BIOMIN Asia Nutrition Forum across seven countries in October.
BIOMIN Opens New Panama Plant
PANAMA - BIOMIN has further expanded its global production network with the opening of a production plant in Panama. The inauguration marks the latest milestone in the firm’s local presence that stretches back nearly two decades. The new plant will allow for growth and quicker delivery to BIOMIN distributors and customers in new and existing markets throughout the Americas.
Face of Aviagen Italia Carla Dell’Acqua Retires
ITALY - Carla Dell’Acqua, one of Aviagen® Italia’s most well-known and respected team members, is to retire after 45 years with the company.
MSD Animal Health Highlights New Advances at 3rd Asian High Quality Poultry Congress
MALAYSIA - Recently, MSD Animal Health held its 3rd Asian High Quality Poultry Congress in Melaka, Malaysia, bringing together a wide range of experts to discuss the latest advances in poultry production, with a focus on hatchery management, climate control, vaccination technologies and animal welfare.
Michael Leahy Appointed as Managing Director Aviagen Australia
AUSTRALIA - Michael Leahy joins Aviagen® Australia and New Zealand as Managing Director and started with the company in June 2015.
BIOMIN Receives EU Approval Extension for PoultryStar®, its Multi-Species Probiotic for Poultry
EU - BIOMIN is proud to announce that PoultryStar®, its multi-species, poultry-specific probiotic, received the registration extension of its EU authorization (Regulation 2015/1105).
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Global Poultry Industry News


Norwegian Agriculture Antibiotic Use Low

   United States

Negotiations on TPP Continue Amid Canadian Concern
Researchers Investigate New Vaccine Options for ILT
Millions of Dollars of Funding to Support US Farmers Announced
USPOULTRY Seminar Highlights More Avian Flu Preparation Ideas
Georgia Poultry Farmers Warned About Avian Influenza
Poultry Products Recalled After Ice Machine Malfunction
USPOULTRY Recognises Wastewater Facilities with Awards
US Pork, Poultry Producers Still on Look Out for Deadly Diseases
Chicks Inoculated with Microbes Show Improved Feed Efficiency


Sustainable Agriculture Key to Meeting Development Goals by 2030
Young Poultry Veterinarian of 2015 Announced
Food Security Investment Key Part of Refugee Crisis Response
Latin American Countries Unite Against Avian Flu


More Avian Flu Reported in Southern Nigeria
Nigerians Urged to Step Up Biosecurity Against Avian Flu
Layers Affected in Latest Nigerian Bird Flu Outbreak


Polish Poultry Meat Processor to Double Output as Industry Grows

   European Union

New Copa President Outlines Top Priorities for Farmers
EU Broiler Sector Growth Set to Continue

   United Kingdom

British Farmers Urged to Work in Space
UK Government Pushes for More Local Food Labelling
Bloggers on Board for British Egg Week
Chicken Market Growth Threatened by Campylobacter Fears

   South Africa

Ostrich Farms Hit by Low Path Avian Flu in South Africa


Brazil Ag Inspector Strike Hits Poultry Exports
Good Weather Helps Brazil to Record Grain Crop


Taiwan Hopes to Improve Safety with Egg Traceability System


Germany Celebrates First Birthday for Animal Welfare Initiative


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