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Thursday 2nd June 2016.
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Restarted US Poultry Exports Shake Up Global Trade

The return of the US in many global poultry markets is shaking up global trade streams, with other exporters starting to defend their market share via price concessions, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly Report for Q2.

“This is affecting margins for companies highly exposed to trade, in countries like Brazil, Argentina, Thailand and Japan,” says Animal Protein Senior Analyst Nan-Dirk Mulder.

“We believe this situation will continue, with expected supply shortages in Asia and Mexico offsetting some of the negative impacts of price concessions. Outside of these trade battles, market conditions are more favourable - in balanced markets, companies are receiving good margins.”

Good margins are currently being made by industries in many balanced markets. Mexico and the EU are doing well, and the US poultry industry has recovered faster than expected.

Key for these markets will to be to keep market balance, as deteriorating global market conditions can rapidly impact local market conditions – click here to read more.

As part of the US’s continued recovery from last year’s devastating outbreaks of avian flu, New York State this week ended a ban on exhibiting poultry at fairs.

“New York took an aggressive approach to preventing the spread of avian influenza and it paid off,” said New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball.

“I am very proud to say that thanks to the cooperation of farmers, suppliers, distributors, and live bird markets, as well as the hard work of the Department’s Division of Animal Industry, the outbreak did not affect a single bird in the state and we look forward to their return at fairs this summer.”

State Veterinarian Dr David Smith said: “While we are confident the threat has diminished and bird competitions can resume, it’s important to note that the virus causing HPAI may arise any time, so our producers must remain vigilant and continue to adhere to the best practices for preventing the spread of this disease.” - Read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

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The movement towards cage-free eggs in the US seems inevitable, but one vocal group of egg farmers continues to resist, writes Treena Hein.

Company News

Ceva Acquires Biovac, Leading French Manufacturer of Autogenous Vaccines
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale has announced the purchase of Biovac Laboratories, a leading manufacturer of autogeneous (bacterial) vaccines, allergy treatments and reagents based in Angers, France.
Aviagen and Rasun Unite for Ross Customer Seminar in Lebanon
LEBANON - Aviagen® shared its expertise on flock nutrition and management at the biennial Ross® Parent Stock (PS) seminar held in Beirut by Rasun, the Ross distributor for Iraq. Over 70 Iraqi customers attended the two-day event.
New Online Learning from Improve Offers Flexible, Interactive CPD
GLOBAL - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a range of ‘bitesize’ online training courses for veterinary professionals wanting to gain the latest skills and knowledge in key clinical subjects. The training is interactive and aimed at both vets and vet nurses with each online course accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS).
Nutriad Helped Sponsor 2015-2016 USA Scholarships
US - International feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside various other corporate sponsors, proudly sponsored Targeting Excellence and as such contributed to the funding of excellence awards to students in agriculture. Across the USA scholarships were awarded to 58 students enrolled in two-year, four- year, graduate and veterinary programs with a focus on food animal agriculture.
Award for North American Cobb700 Flock of the Year
US - The Thomas family of Carthage, Mississippi, has won the award for the top Cobb700 flock in North America.
Mars Exploration and Agribusiness May Learn From Each Other, Says Dr Gernot Groemer
There may be opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the Mars exploration research efforts and the agriculture sector, according to Dr Groemer, president of the Austrian Space Forum who heads the PolAres Mars simulation programme.
What’s Your Poultry Farm’s Carbon Footprint?
GLOBAL - As environmentalists monitor the role agriculture plays in greenhouse-gas emissions, all poultry producers need to get a handle on their farm’s carbon footprint, says Claudia Dunkley, PhD, extension poultry specialist at the University of Georgia.
Imkon Adopts Smart AMF™ For New Uzbekistan Hatchery
UZBEKISTAN - Uzbekistan’s Imkon Group will boost its plans for expansion and further development with a new SmartPro™ hatchery from Pas Reform.
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Global Poultry Industry News

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Pizza Hut Joins Antibiotic-Free Chicken Trend
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   Global

Global Poultry Production Predicted to Grow Through 2016
Restarted US Poultry Exports Shake Up Global Trade, Rabobank Says

   Russian Federation

Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017

   United Kingdom

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Latest UK Results Show Further Reduction in Campylobacter on Chicken

   European Union

Did the EU Miss an Opportunity for Red Mite Control in Poultry?

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New Project to Improve Erysipelas Disease Knowledge in Chickens

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