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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 11 August 2016

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Thursday 11th August 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Lower Chicken Production Likely in China if Flu Restrictions Continue

China is the second largest broiler meat consumer in the world, but production is forecast to drop by 5 per cent in 2016 due to China’s continued import restrictions on breeding stock from major trading partners.

Forecasts from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) suggest China’s 2017 production will drop by approximately 14 per cent from 2015 figures, if restrictions continue.

Prior to 2015, the US and France were China’s top suppliers of white-feathered broiler grandparent stock. Shipments are currently restricted from both countries due to avian influenza concerns.

As a result, supplies have increased from Spain and New Zealand, but these shipments have only partially offset large import declines.

This week, Peru decided to extend import restrictions on French poultry products after further reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Bird flu outbreaks have been ongoing in France since November last year, but the most recent outbreaks have been discovered through monitoring efforts used to try and eradicate the disease.

More outbreaks of bird flu were also reported in Ghana and Nigeria this week, as the disease continues to spread in the West African region.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Global Patterns of Marek’s Disease Spread and Vaccination
Marek's disease is an important affliction of poultry flocks worldwide, and can cause mortality rates of up to 100 per cent. A speaker at Merial's Global Avian Forum, in Barcelona in April this year, discussed the prevalence and spread of the disease across the globe.

Why Brexit May Mean More Superbugs Threaten UK Poultry Industry
Poultry industry consultant Jeremy C. Hall spent over 16 years as the technical director at Bernard Matthews. Here he reviews the challenges that now face the UK as new trading agreements and hygiene standards are negotiated following the vote to leave the European Union.

Company News

Arbor Acres South Africa Celebrates 10 years as Arbor Acres Distributor
GLOBAL - Arbor Acres® South Africa (AASA) celebrated 10 years as an Arbor Acres distributor by hosting key customers at a dinner in Boksburg on June 2.
Corn Quality Variation Demonstrates Benefits of NIR Analysis
GLOBAL - International data shows that variation in corn quality could be adding significant costs to the feed industry, particularly for poultry and swine producers.
Nutriad Appoints Sales Manager South America
GLOBAL - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Angela Maria Mejia Vargas as Area Manager for all South American countries outside Brazil.
Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape
GLOBAL - While several highly publicized incidents related to mycotoxins in food and feed have attracted worldwide media attention in recent years, including the 2013 aflatoxin contamination in Europe, new findings suggest that mycotoxins have a significant impact on livestock production in less headline-grabbing ways, such as impairing gut health.
Novus Initiates International Commercial Activities for SPORULIN®
BRAZIL - After focusing commercial efforts with SPORULIN® in the United States since 2012, Novus is launching SPORULIN® in Brazil, which will be followed by a number of launches in major poultry producing countries around the world.
Aviagen S.A.U. Celebrates 60 Years of Ross with Seminar in Barcelona
SPAIN - Aviagen experts address customers from Portugal, Spain and Morocco on broiler breeder production, poultry economics.
Early Feeding, Housing May Affect Broiler Response to Immune Challenges
GLOBAL - Early feeding after hatch and housing type can affect the response of broilers to immune challenges later in life, indicates a study from the Netherlands.*
Hubbard Appoints Thanatporn Yaemkong as Technical Service Manager ASEAN
THAILAND - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Thanatporn Yaemkong as Technical Service Manager for ASEAN Region.
Hubbard Appoints Subrata Kumar Das as Technical Service Manager India and Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - India - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Subrata Kumar Das as Technical Service Manager India and Sri Lanka. He will report to Dr Gajanan Padmawar, Country Head India and Sri Lanka.
Novogen Awarded for the 6th Consecutive Year at the Famous Bastos Egg Contest in Brazil
BRAZIL - Brazil - Since its launch in the Brazil market in 2010, NOVOGEN has been distinguished every year without exception with a title at the traditional Bastos egg competition in the white and/or brown egg categories. Once again over fifty farms, participated to this contest.
Hens in Enriched Colony System Appear More Stressed, Flighty
GLOBAL - Hens in an enriched colony system were more stressed and flighty than conventionally caged birds in a study from Mississippi State and Texas A&M Universities*.
Berlin Seminar Focuses on Progress in Broiler Performance
US - The third Cobb technical round table held in Berlin for sales and technical managers from all over Europe focused on the performance of broilers originating from the new breeding programme at the Herveld research complex in the Netherlands.
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   United Kingdom

Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
Chicken Volume Sales Showing Continued Growth in Summer Months


Peru Extends Bird Flu Ban on French Poultry Products After Further Outbreaks


China Struggles with Lower Broiler Breeding Stock after Flu Restrictions


Bird Flu H5N1 Strain Continues to Spread in Ghana

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More Low Path Bird Flu in South African Ostriches


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Mixed Birds Affected by Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria


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