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Thursday 28th January 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

Alice Mitchell
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IPPE Overview

This week, ThePoultrySite team has been busy at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, where the latest research and new products in the industry have been presented.

At the International Poultry Scientific Forum, poultry scientists described developments in diverse areas such as vaccination, nutrition, litter management and food safety.

On Monday we heard from Joseph Purswell from the USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit, who talked about a prototype machine for vaccinating birds in large barns without the need for human intervention.

The device aims to improve biosecurity by preventing the need for personnel entering the house to vaccinate the birds.

It works using spray nozzles suspended above drinkers, which are lowered when poultry are triggered to drink - click here to read more.

On Tuesday, Dr Randall Singer from the University of Minnesota presented an interesting keynote lecture questioning whether reductions in antibiotic use in animals would actually lead to falling levels of antibiotic resistance.

He said there are only limited studies showing resistance decreasing following reduction in animal antibiotic use, and it is not clear whether the policy changes caused the resistance effect, as resistance can vary naturally in the bacterial population anyway.

More research is needed to look into these questions, if we are to avoid unintentionally making the antibiotic resistance situation worse, Dr Singer warned.

However, he said there are opportunities for the poultry industry to lead the way in the fight against resistance - read more.

Looking to market conditions for the coming year, analyst Dr Paul Aho from Poultry Perspectives described how commodity price falls had improved margins, but the possibility of recession in China could put pressure on the poultry industry.

He said that feed prices are likely near the bottom of the price cycle, but predicted that low prices should persist for some time to come, boosted by strong yields and exports in countries like Argentina and Ecuador - read more.

We will continue to add further articles from the huge Expo, so keep an eye on ThePoultrySite for more.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Trade Growth Slows
While the trade in chicken meat continues to grow, the rate of increase is slowing, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans.

Reducing the Threat of Salmonella and Campylobacter on the Processing Line
Pre-harvest interventions, adequate sanitary dressing procedures at slaughter, and adequate sanitary conditions during further processing are a part of an integrated approach to reduce the public health impact of Salmonella and Campylobacter in a poultry processing plant, writes Chris Harris for ThePoultrySite.

Company News

What is Phytase Superdosing? AB Vista Explains the Science
GLOBAL - In a recently released technical video, Mike Bedford, Research Director at AB Vista, highlights new research that more precisely identifies how phytases work in the animal. This helps explain where the performance benefits of phytase superdosing are really coming from and why important differences can be seen between commercial phytases.
Big Dutchman With Branch Office in Italy
ITALY - Big Dutchman is considered the international market leader for poultry equipment and feeding systems for modern poultry production and has been for many years. Numerous poultry managers in Italy already count on the reliable systems from the equipment supplier.
AB Vista Launches ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ Video Series at IPPE
AB Vista is launching a technical video series at this year’s International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in January, aimed at sharing information on various key areas of development within animal nutrition technology for 2016.
New Research Highlights Need for Thermostable Xylanase in Poultry Production
GLOBAL - New research from AB Vista shows that thermostability of xylanase plays a critical role in ensuring consistent performance improvements in poultry.
Nutritionist Joins Poultry Team at AB Vista
US - AB Vista would like to announce that Dr Robert Van Wyhe has joined the North American technical team.
Hy-Line International Celebrates 80th Anniversary with New Variety
GLOBAL - Addition of W-80 allows Hy-Line to offer a bird for every market
Novogen Signs Distribution Agreement with Wincorp International
US - Novogen is very pleased to announce that Novogen SAS and Hubbard LLC have entered into a strategic agreement with Wincorp International for the distribution of the NOVOgen Brown and NOVOgen White layers in multiple states in the U.S.
Vepymo and Hendrix Genetics Reinforce Their Strategic Collaboration
BELGIUM - Hendrix-Genetics is acquiring a 20% minority interest in Vepymo. By signing a letter of intent, the two companies have given a strong signal that their collaboration regarding the breeding and distribution of Isa Brown, Bovans Brown and Dekalb White will be further strengthened.


Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

IPPE: Poultry Profitability Likely to Benefit from Low Feed Costs in 2016
CME: December Chicken Hatchery Output Unchanged From Year Ago
IPPE: Could Changing Antibiotic Policies Make Resistance Worse?
IPPE: How Automated Vaccine Delivery Could Help Poultry Producers
IPPE: Poultry's Biggest Trade Show Gets Going This Week
CME: Livestock Futures Market Volatile Again
Indiana Veterinarian Reminds Producers Avian Flu Event is Not Over
CME: Volatility in Meat Trading as Other World Markets Falter

   Philippines

Philippines to Focus on Poultry Least Affected by El Niño

   Nigeria

More Avian Influenza Outbreaks Found in Nigeria
Nigeria Reports 11 New Avian Flu Outbreaks

   United Kingdom

NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
Funding Available for Young Farmers
EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports

   Cote D'Ivoire

Twelve More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Cote D'Ivoire

   Poland

Poland’s Konspol Eyes New Slaughtering Facility to Expand Sales

   India

Bird Flu Outbreak Found on Indian State Poultry Farm
Indian Poultry Sector Seeks FY17 Maize Import Allocation

   Swaziland

Egg Farm Project Gets First Flock in Swaziland

   China

Chinese Swan Farm Hit by Avian Flu

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