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Thursday 19th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Attention to Detail Key to Success in Poultry Meat Sector

Two speakers at the British Pig and Poultry Fair last week highlighted the importance of looking closely at every detail of a poultry business, using new technology and learning from other industries to improve profits.

First to speak was Daniel Dring from PD Hook, who focused on the small changes businesses could make to boost bird health and thus improve results.

“Prices certainly are not going to be going up in the foreseeable future, in my opinion,” he said. “So we have to rely on well-trained, well-motivated staff, innovation and technology, and attention to detail.”

Also speaking was David Speller of Applied Poultry, who focused on the more futuristic aspects of farm improvement.

New technology can allow remote monitoring of birds, so workers can check barns from home.

Looking further ahead, other possibilities include temperature monitoring robots to get a more consistent view of conditions at bird level, using immersive technology headsets to do a virtual inspection of the flock and tailoring conditions to individual birds – click here to read more.

Click here to read a report on the outlook for the egg sector from the Pig & Poultry Fair, or click here to read the outlook for poultry meat.

This week we also featured a report from Nuria Martínez Herráez, Editor of ThePoultrySite's Spanish sister site ElSitioAvícola, on the dire situation in Venezuela’s poultry industry.

Last year, Venezuelan poultry industry sources unofficially reported that there was a drop in poultry production of approximately 45 per cent during the latter months of 2015.

Since then, conditions have continued to deteriorate with a shortage of staple foods, lack of foreign exchange to import raw materials and deteriorating security in the country - read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

How the Canadian Laying Hen Housing Landscape is Changing – and Why
With recent commitments from many of the largest Canadian food companies to only source cage-free eggs in the near future, the issue of whether conventional cages will disappear on Canadian egg farms seems to be sorted for good, writes Treena Hein.

Company News

Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome.
Infographic Shows the Real Value of Point Down Setting
GLOBAL - Infographic designed by Gerd de Lange. Click on the image to see a larger picture.
Nutriad Global Conference
ITALY - From May 9th – 13th multinational feed additives producer Nutriad hosted its Global Sales Conference in Rome (Italy). Commercial and technical staff from all over the world joined an interesting line up of speakers and trainers to exchange experiences and learn new insights on providing solutions for animal health and nutrition.
BIOMIN Reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer
US - Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position.
Georgia Poultry Offers Trouble-Free Poultry Control Pan
GLOBAL - At one time or another, almost every poultry grower has walked into a house and found empty pans caused by a malfunctioning control pan. These unplanned feed outages cause broiler performance to suffer and potential lost revenue at close out, writes Georgia Poultry's Scott Bauck.
The Netherlands: Barn for Poultry Growing Attracts Many Visitors
NETHERLANDS - Douwe and Hinke Huisman recently presented their modern new poultry house, equipped with a feed pan innovation and a heat exchanger, to the public.
Emerging Mycotoxins: Overview and Occurrence
Emerging mycotoxins are a class of compounds that are attracting increasing interest among the scientific community primarily due to their high occurrence in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high concentrations, and potential toxicity towards animals and humans.
Jet or Submersible Pump for Cool Cell Systems?
GLOBAL - Georgia Poultry engineers, Tyler Marion and Tim King share the differences between using a jet pump or submersible pump to fill evaporative cooling systems.
Five Opportunities to Optimise Gut Health, Minimise Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
GLOBAL - Intestinal health has become more of a challenge during broiler growout than ever before. One of the most common intestinal diseases in both conventional flocks and flocks raised without antibiotics is necrotic enteritis (NE), caused by an overgrowth of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens.
Students Making the Most of Aviagen Hatchery School
HUNGARY - Aviagen® recently welcomed 38 students from 20 countries to its fourth annual Hatchery & Incubation Management module – “Making the most of your hatchery.” The module was part of the Aviagen Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) School and took place in Budapest, Hungary.
Recognising a Decade of Contributions to Disease Prevention and Poultry Production by VAXXITEK®HVT+IBD
GLOBAL - Merial, a global leader in avian vaccines, is recognising an important 10-year milestone of protecting flocks against Marek's disease and Gumboro disease (also known as Infectious Bursal Disease).
Cage-Free Hen Housing: How Far Will the Pendulum Swing?
GLOBAL - Consumer demand is pushing the pendulum toward cage-free egg production, but just how far that pendulum will swing remains to be seen.
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.
Market Reports

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Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
Attention to Detail Key to Success in Poultry Meat Sector
Hen Welfare Improves Under Farm Assurance Schemes, Study Shows
Poultry Farm Profitability Fell 20 Per Cent in 2014-15, Survey Shows
Egg Consumption Upturn Due to Health Benefits, Convenience
Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers

   European Union

New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed


More Bird Flu Reported in Italy


Feed Industry Lags in Africa


Venezuelan Poultry Farming in Critical Situation


Ghana Reports Four New Bird Flu Outbreaks


'Free Range' Egg Producer Misled Australian Consumers
Hundreds of Jobs Created in South Australian Poultry Expansion

   United States

CME: US Meat Availability Continues to Expand
CME: Large US Meat Supplies Bolster Consumption
Poultry Industry 'Troubled' by Allegations of Worker Toilet Break Denial


More Details Revealed of Indian Bird Flu Outbreak


French Ag Minister Meets Farmers Affected by Bird Flu

   New Zealand

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


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