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Thursday 17th March 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Feed Prices Aided EU Poultry Growth Through 2015

Continued affordable feed prices in 2015, thanks to another good crop harvest worldwide, paved the way to a further EU production growth in poultry meat, according to the latest EU Short Term Outlook report.

Throughout 2015, the increase in poultry meat production reached 3.7 per cent compared to 2014, up to 13.8 million tonnes, almost 1 percentage point more than anticipated.

Poland is the biggest poultry meat producer in the EU for the second year in a row, and showed the largest increase (+200,000 tonnes).

Worth noting is the decline of production in Germany (-23 000 tonnes or 1.5 per cent).

At the EU level, growth is expected to continue into 2016 and 2017 as well, but at a lesser pace, as consumption in the EU is reaching a more mature level and increased competition on the world market limits further development of exports – click here to read more.

Meanwhile in Zambia, the poultry industry has been facing high feed costs, which has been an issue for the broiler industry in particular since 2015.

Some of the poultry feed producers have responded by introducing different feeds with lower specifications alongside the feeds that are already known on the market, the Poultry Association of Zambia reported.

While using cheaper rations for feed production enables feed producers to sell cheaper feed, there may be differences in the length of time it takes to reach marketable weight when using this type of feed compared to the feed the market is already used to.

However, the Association said such measures were preferable to producers leaving the industry altogether - read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Campylobacter Risks: How Retailers Are Helping to Safeguard the Public
For poultry producers, processors, and retailers, delivering a safe product to their consumers is of vital importance.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - A Quarter of the Population Will Live in Africa
The continent of Africa recorded substantial growth in poultry production since 2000, with South Africa one of the most important players in the region, writes industry analyst Terry Evans.

How Do Poultry Adaptive Immune Systems Protect Birds from Harm?
Professor Bernd Kaspers, University of Munich, discusses the health threats poultry face, and aspects of the adaptive immune system that helps to fight off infection.

Comparing Butyrate Products by Evaluating Enteric Butyrate Release Profiles
Sodium butyrate is a molecule that is well known for its ability to elicit many effects at the cellular or microbiological level in several tissues. For example, it can be used as an energy source by epithelial cells lining the intestinal tract, reduce production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and induce the production of enteric hormones.

Mycotoxins: Everlasting Problem in Poultry Nutrition
The current mycotoxin situation in the EU is dramatic and any corn or wheat imported from Eastern or Central Europe might contain extremely high concentrations of deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN).

Company News

Ceva Enters Indian Market with Acquisition of Polchem
INDIA - Strong customer technical support will provide a natural platform for the coming together of the 2 businesses.
Healthier Flocks for Healthy Food
SPAIN - This week the Ceva Poultry Vaccinology Summit in Barcelona provided the first scientific evidence that vaccination in the hatchery with new technology vaccines can create a step change from disease protection to disease prevention, by minimising the spread and therefore circulation of field viruses.
2015 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Out Now
GLOBAL - The BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey constitutes the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind, using state-of-the-art analytic tools. More than eight thousand samples taken from 75 countries worldwide in 2015 alone.
Harrisvaccines Receives Production Platform Vaccine Licensure
US - Merck Animal Health has announced that its recent acquisition, Harrisvaccines, has been granted licensure of its Prescription Product, RNA Particle (RP) vaccine platform from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Cobb Technical Training Week in Verona
ITALY - More than 30 delegates from the Cobb Europe sales and technical team took part in a training week at Verona, Italy, which included visits to specialist manufacturing companies.
Tempo - A New Feature from Chick Master to Monitor Eggshell Temperature
US - Chick Master is introducing a new tracking tool to monitor eggshell temperature in real time. The new tool, called Tempo, is now available with Chick Master’s Maestro Hatchery Management System on all Avida Symphony setters. The information provided by Tempo can aid hatcheries to improve chick quality.
Bács Tak, Duck Breeding in Hungary
HUNGARY - Bács Tak is a fully integrated waterfowl production company in Hungary. Petersime are proud to announce that Bács Tak is the first to choose Petersime’s new Operational Excellence Programme™.
Hy-Line International Celebrates 80th Anniversary During 2016 IPPE
US - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, marked a significant milestone at the 2016 IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia, USA – 80 years of providing genetic excellence to the layer industry.

Global Poultry Industry News


Brazilian Poultry Health Lab Accepted as Global Reference Centre


More Bird Flu Found in China
China Sees Reduced Stocks of Broilers After Avian Flu Restrictions

   United States

CME: US Poultry Producers Benefited from Feed Prices in Early 2016
Over 60 Per Cent of Consumers Find Chicken Labels Confusing
Information-Sharing Network Prevents Thousands of Foodborne Illnesses
Researchers Reveal Mystery Behind IBV Vaccine Efficacy

   European Union

Affordable Feed Prices Boosted EU Poultry Growth Through 2015
EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed


Bird Flu Continues to Spread in Nigeria
Five More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria


Zambian Poultry Margins Affected by High Feed Prices

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Seizes Illegal Poultry Imports


World Animal Feed Additives Market "Poised for Significant Growth"

   South Africa

Poultry Brining Regulations Still on Ice


Taiwan Reports More Bird Flu Outbreaks


Cameroon: Chicken Production Should Reach 50 Million Chickens in 2016


Ghanaians Decry Low Investment in Poultry Sector

   United Kingdom

Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting


Shift to Cheaper Protein Expected to Boost Poultry Profts in Argentina


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