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Thursday 12th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Pig & Poultry Fair 2016: Experts Highlight Opportunities for Poultry, Egg Consumption Growth

This week, ThePoultrySite has been out and about at the British Pig & Poultry Fair, finding out about the latest developments in the poultry meat and egg sectors.

In the first Forum of the event on Tuesday, Chris Hall of Cargill took an optimistic view overall of the prospects for the poultry meat industry.

Although he identified many challenges, such as Campylobacter, avian flu, antibiotic use and carcass balance, he pointed to the positive signals from significant growth in volume sales.

A huge leap in sales value of duck of 37 per cent in the past year shows the opportunities created by product innovation, he said.

Consultant Tom Willings, formerly of Noble Foods, said that consumption of eggs had potential to grow too, given the low egg consumption levels in the UK compared with other similar countries.

Keep an eye on ThePoultrySite for more reports from the Fair.

In other news, Oxfam America has released another report targeting working conditions of poultry processing employees in the US.

The report, based on three years’ worth of interviews with various stakeholders, alleges that workers are denied enough time or opportunity to use the toilet.

"We’re troubled by these claims but also question this group’s efforts to paint the whole industry with a broad brush based on a handful of anonymous claims,” said the National Chicken Council and the US Poultry & Egg Association in a joint statement.

“We believe such instances are extremely rare and that US poultry companies work hard to prevent them.” – Read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Broiler Growth Traits Can Still Improve Further
While it took 84 days to produce a 1.8 kg broiler from 3.25 kg of feed back in the 1950s, there are broilers today that achieve this body weight after just 28 days from 1.4 kg of feed. Dr Ron Meijerhof talked about the prospects for further improvements in these traits with Glenneis Kriel.

Company News

Aiming High with Two Remodeled Rearing Houses
GLOBAL - Extending farms is nothing out of the common. In the case of egg production this is usually achieved by adding new houses. Yona Glicksman and his sons Benny and Moshe, however, decided to go a different way.
MSD Animal Health Hosts High Quality Poultry Congress in Bucharest, Romania
ROMANIA - MSD Animal Health hosted a European High Quality Poultry Congress in Bucharest, Romania April 21-22, 2016.
IBD Vaccination: HVT Vector Vaccine or Live?
GLOBAL - Herpesvirus of turkey (HVT) vector vaccines have made a valuable contribution to the poultry industry by providing another option for disease prevention, but they have also created a dilemma because only one HVT vaccine can be used at a time.
Poultry Grower Competitive with GrowerSELECT Feeder
US - When Billy Dossett, a poultry producer in Collins Mississippi, USA, decided to replace the 14-year-old feeding system in his broiler houses, he turned to Georgia Poultry to supply the equipment.
Celebration of Cobb Centenary at British Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - The centenary of Cobb, the world’s oldest poultry breeding company, is being celebrated at the British Pig & Poultry Fair at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, on May 10 and 11.
Fortune Taiwan Makes Smart Investment for the Future of Taiwan’s Poultry Industry
TAIWAN - Fortune Taiwan, a distributor of Lohmann and Ross breeds, is embarking on a major development phase that will consolidate its position as a leading innovator and pioneer in Taiwan’s poultry sector.
Petersime S-line Training for French Speaking Customers
BELGIUM - Petersime provides world leading incubators, hatchery equipment and turnkey hatcheries aligned with the expertise and support to maximize return on investment. As we are committed to making our customers hatching champions, Petersime has an elaborate training schedule.
Petersime’s Asian Agent Meeting in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - On March 1-3, 2016, Petersime organized its Asian Agent Meeting, near our recently opened sales and service office, serving the Southeast Asia region, located in Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
Transavia Affirms Strong Market Position with Petersime
ROMANIA - Transavia, in Romania, has a market-leading position in the domestic market in the manufacturing and sale of fresh poultry meat products.
Ross Team Hosts Successful Breeder and Broiler Seminar for Customers in Lebanon
LEBANON - To demonstrate its commitment to customers in Lebanon, the Ross® Middle East and Africa (MEA) team recently hosted a two-day Breeder and Broiler Seminar in Beirut, welcoming nearly 100 Ross customers and other poultry industry professionals.
Zoetis and University of Surrey Launch New Digital Innovation Center to Advance Animal Health in Europe
GLOBAL - Zoetis and the University of Surrey today launched the Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive), a novel multi-disciplinary centre designed to promote the development and adoption of digital innovation in animal health.
Veranda Breeder Royal Class Breeder Housing
GLOBAL - Vencomatic introduces its renewed group housing system for hatching egg production: the Veranda Breeder.
Ovoset Pro: New Generation Hatching Egg Packer
GLOBAL - Prinzen, specialists in egg handling and packing equipment, announces the introduction of their new generation of packer for hatching eggs: Ovoset Pro.
Aviagen Invests in Australian Poultry Market
AUSTRALIA - Aviagen®, the world leader in poultry genetics completed a series of investments by opening a new state-of-the-art hatchery on April 25th in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. The new hatchery is part of a $35 million upgrade to company’s facilities over the past 2 years. This level of investment demonstrates Aviagen’s confidence in the future potential of the Australian poultry industry.
Avian Flu in the US: High-Path, Low-Path and its Link to Other Poultry Diseases
GLOBAL - The most dangerous characteristic of avian influenza is its ability to mutate quickly from a low-pathogenic disease of the respiratory tract to a high-pathogenic disease with mortality rates up to 100%, explained David Swayne, DVM, PhD, research veterinarian with the USDA.
Phytonutrients Improve Energy Utilisation in Broilers
GLOBAL - In the European Union, additives composed of plant extracts are classified as flavouring compounds, and therefore belong to the sensory additives category.
“Cleanliness is Key” - Preventing Diseases Transmitted by Humans
GLOBAL - Health and hygiene are the backbone of every successful poultry business.
Halal Certificate for Poly-clip System
GLOBAL - All production processes employed by Poly-clip System for clip and loop production meet the requirements of Islamic law. These are summarised under the term 'Halal'.
Wireless Egg Node Gains Strong Recognition!
GLOBAL - EggTester.Com (officially known as "ORKA Food Technology") announces that recently introduced Wireless Egg NodeTM is gaining strong recognition in US and Latin American markets.
Halamid®: On-farm Biosecurity Still Needs Enforcement
GLOBAL - With the upsurge in occurrences of avian influenza since 2014 in various parts of the world, the discussion related to appropriate measures for containment has taken a new swing as well.
Campylobacter: Pre-Harvest Research in the US
US - Despite significant progress by the poultry industry in reducing foodborne pathogens, the rates of human illness persist.


Global Poultry Industry News

   New Zealand

Poultry Litter Not to Blame for Weed Incursion, NZ Farm Group Says

   United States

CME: Large US Meat Supplies Bolster Consumption
Poultry Industry 'Troubled' by Allegations of Worker Toilet Break Denial
US Challenging China Over Failure to Remove Tariffs on Broiler Meat
Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
CME: US Broiler Export Data Surprises Analysts
New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population
USDA Provides $16 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Research
CME: Chicken Prices Following Seasonal Patterns
US Turkey Industry Welcomes Bill on Pilot Programme for Legal Workers

   United Kingdom

Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers
Opportunities for Poultry Meat Consumption Growth Highlighted at Pig & Poultry Fair
Praise for Antibiotic Reduction in British Poultry Sector
Egg Consumption Continues to Climb

   Taiwan

Three New Avian Flu Outbreaks Reported in Taiwan

   Global

La Niña Now Set to Impact Global Weather
Poultry Processing Equipment Market Set to Grow

   Spain

Removing Fat During Cooking Reduces Environmental Pollutants in Meat

   South Africa

Further Bird Flu Outbreaks in South African Ostriches

   India

India on Alert After Bird Flu Outbreak Reported

   Italy

Free Range Layers Hit by Bird Flu in Italy

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