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Thursday 19th January 2017.
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Countries Race to Supply Eggs to South Korea Amid Bird Flu Shortage

This week, Australia and the US both moved to ship eggs to South Korea after widespread outbreaks of avian influenza caused an egg shortage there.

Up to 30 million hens are reported to have been culled in South Korea as it grapples with the avian influenza outbreak, leaving the country short of about 15 million dozen eggs per week.

Eggs are an important part of the South Korean diet and are a core ingredient in its national dish Bibimbap, the Australian Egg Corporation Limited said.

More opportunities to export eggs to South Korea were made available after the Government recently announced it was removing import tariffs on eggs until at least June 30 2017. The Australian Government also finalised an export agreement with South Korea to allow the shipments to go ahead.

Australian Egg Corporation Limited Managing Director, Rowan McMonnies said: “We are happy to be helping South Korean consumers and welcome the opportunity to demonstrate Australian egg farmers’ ability to step up and play a leading role in the long term food security of the Asia Pacific region.” – Click here to read more.

Meanwhile, many other countries are also continuing to battle outbreaks of bird flu. Uganda is the latest African country to report a H5 type of avian influenza, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The specific type of the virus has not yet been determined, so it is not yet known whether it is the H5N8 strain that has been causing problems all over Europe and recently spread to Nigeria.

Comments in the report from Uganda's Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries show clear concerns over the potential effects on farmed poultry: “There are still continuous deaths of wild ducks and birds along the shores and islands of Lake Victoria in Masaka and Wakiso districts.

“This is already a big threat to over thirty million domestic poultry in Uganda which calls for an urgent response to control the spread of the disease from wild birds to domestic birds.” – Read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Modern Birds Have Expensive Tastes
While great strides have been made in improving commercial traits of layers and broilers, the difference between the cost of production and the returns realised still governs whether these traits are worth realising to the full. Prof Rob Gous, Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, talked to Glenneis Kriel about this issue.

Company News

Merial’s World-Leading Vaccine for Newcastle Disease Now Available in the U.S.
US - Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, announces the introduction of AvinewTM. After 20 years of proven results internationally, Avinew is now available in the U.S.
Changes to Nutrition Strategies Could Reduce Woody Breast – AB Vista
GLOBAL - The release of nutrients through phytase superdosing, combined with nutrients that support the antioxidant status of the animal, are emerging as focuses in the search for tools and strategies to counter the effects of woody breast in poultry.
Midwest Deep Pit Layer House
When Larry Nightingale constructed a 50? x 500? building to produce cage-free eggs on his 700-acre farm in Pulaski, Iowa, USA, utilizing the manure from the 20,000 laying hens was an important consideration.
Positive EFSA Opinion for Mycofix® Ingredient Biomin® BBSH 797 for All Avian Species
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Ross 150 Club Hits the Ground in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Ross® Poultry Breeders (RPB), the Ross distributor in South Africa, introduced the Ross 150 Club to its customers in November 2016.
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BELGIUM - Meet our CID LINES team at booth 7422 of Agriflanders in Gent, Belgium!
TPI Polytechniek Presents Two Innovations at IPPE 2017
US - This year, TPI-Polytechniek will for the first time participate in IPPE in Atlanta. As an innovative company, they will show a number of new developed products.
Willmar AG Forte Launches World’s First SmartCount™ Turkey Counter
US - Willmar Poultry Company / AG Forte has successfully developed an innovative new concept for its turkey take-off and processing line, with the installation of the world’s first SmartCount™ turkey counter in collaboration with Pas Reform and NatureForm at its Willmar hatching facilities in Minnesota.


Global Poultry Industry News

   Australia

Australia to Export Eggs to South Korea to Lessen Bird Flu Shortage

   United States

Minimum Space Rules Set to Ensure US Organic Poultry Welfare

   United Kingdom

Avian Flu Spreads to Uganda, Threatening Millions of Birds
Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
Second Lincolnshire Turkey Farm Hit by Bird Flu
Huge Poultry Population May Make Planet More 'Infectable'
Eggs Associated with Better Brain Test Performance

   Ireland

Avian Flu Found in Second Wild Bird in Ireland
Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers

   European Union

EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste

   France

French Government to Roll Out CCTV in All Slaughterhouses

   Taiwan

Taiwan Battling Two Bird Flu Virus Types

   Korea, South

South Korea Imports US Eggs to Ease Bird Flu Shortage

   Global

European Countries Continue to Battle H5N8 Avian Flu
Food Commodity Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row

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