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Archived Newsletter Contents

The World Ostrich Association publishes newsletters monthly on 1st Day of each month. Current newsletters are available to members only. Join here to read the current Newsletters.

Archived Newsletters are available for all to read from this index. You will note that many newsletters reference external links - over the years these external websites are updated and some links may no longer work. All were active at date of publication.

 
2009
2010

2011 - Members Only

January No. 70 1. New Year Greeting
2. Land Grab
3. MTF – Meat per tonne of Feed, is it a better benchmark figure?
4. The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2008
No. 82 1. New Years Greetings
2. Business Model
3. Start Up Business need to Convert New Technology to Economic Value
4. Business Models and Ostrich
No. 94 1. Season’s Greetings
2. FAO Food Outlook
3. Feed Efficiency: On-Farm Checks
4. Bygholm Sieve and Food Particle Size
February No. 71 1. Domestication of Livestock
2. Middle East Tops List for Brazilian Exports in ‘08
3. Global Feed Manufacture
4. Production Report from Saudi Arabia
5. Currency updates
No. 83 1. Potential Threats
2. Artificial Meat (In Vitro)
3. Low Fat no longer a key selling point?
4. New Opportunities
No. 95 1. Dioxine Contaminated Animal Feed in Europe
2. FAO Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources
3. The Ostrich Value Pyramid
March No. 72 1. Ostrich Meat Nutritional Values
2. World Food Situation
3. Food Labelling and SMEs
4. Frozen Food Market
5. Dry Matter Determination in Animal Feed
No. 84
1. South Africa: Heatwave Kills more than 2,000 ostriches
2. Surface Temperature Records: Policy Driven Deception
3. City Food Lecture – Managing the Earth’s Resources to Deliver Food for Nine Billion
No. 96 1. Proposal over GM Material in Feed Endorsed
2. Growth Curves of Ostrich
3. Was it incompetence by those scientists or does it go deeper?
4. Floods in Australia
5. Middle East
April No. 73 1. Food Marketing and Safe Quality Food Institutes
2. Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the European Union 2008-2015
3. Vitamin Variability in Feed Ingredients
4. Avoiding Mixing Mistakes
No. 85
1. South Africa – Grahamstown Abattoirs Shut Down by water shortage
2. Now it’s CowGate
3. University of Alberta Videos
4. Innovative new designs in production
No. 97 1. Increasing Food Prices
2. The UFAW Farm Handbook
3. The Five Freedoms
4. Body Condition Scoring
May No. 74 1. Ostrich Value Chain
2. Developments in Southern Africa
3. Access to Markets
4. Infrastructure
5. Funding
No. 86
1. The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 - Summary
2. Drivers of Consumption Trends
3. Food Security and Poverty Reduction
4. Ensuring development is environmentally sustainable
5. Balancing animal and human health requirements
6. Conclusion
No. 98 1. Avian Flu in South African Ostrich
2. Farmer Slaughter Bird Payment Systems
3. How do Buyers of Slaughter Birds verify the Age of Birds?
4. What is the percentage Value of Ostrich Meat in the Overall Value of the Bird?
June No. 75 1. Ostrich Value Chain
2. Defining Volume
3. The Missing F Word
4. Talking Genetics
5. FOA Launch Animal Welfare Portal
No. 87 1. Accessing Markets 
2. Optimizing meat colour with feed formulations
3. Climate Change – Global Cooling
No. 99 1. Rogue Traders
2. South Africa Avian Flu Update
3. Variation in Turkey Meat Colour: a Consumer Issue in Germany
4. Genetic Improvement by Natural Selection
5. How does consumer fear of GM Crops affect Ostrich Production?
July No. 76 1. Investor’s Eye Australian Poultry
2. Global Food Prices
3. Africa’s Sleeping Giant
4. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service – Crop Explorer
No. 88 1. The Past and Present of Ostrich Production in Turkey
2. Tracking the True Tale of Turkeys
3. Assurance Schemes 
4. Welfare in the News
No. 100 1. The 100th Edition
2. South African Influenza Outbreak Update
3. OECO-FAO Agricultural Food Outlook 2011-2020
4. G20 Agricultural Ministers Action Plan
August No. 77 1. Cutting Costs and Adding Value
2. Defining the Whole Chain
3. Efficiencies in the Ostrich Chain
4. Welfare in the News
No. 89 1. The importance of Genetics in Commercial Livestock Production
2. Tannery Waste in Fish and Poultry Feed
3. Animal protein feed restrictions to be eased
4. Stunning at Slaughter and Halaal Certification
5. Climategate Investigation Reports
No. 101 1. World Pig meat hitting record levels while sow numbers tumble
2. World Meat Consumption Projections
3. Guidelines to Evaluate Bird Size and Development
4. Avian Influenza South Africa, update
September No. 78 1. Importance of Disease Control and Adequate Residue Monitoring
2. Performance Data Drives Improvement
3. Alternative Feed Ingredients
4. Certification Schemes – EU Impact Assessment
No. 90

1. Extreme Weather Events
2. A critical review of Botswana’s ostrich industry
3. World Pork Output Grows
4. Feed Companies Reporting Upturn

No. 102 1. Purpose of World Ostrich Association
2. Animal Welfare – Slaughter Plant Monitoring
3. Costs of Purchasing Ostrich Eggs and Chicks
4. South Africa – Avian Influenza Update
October No. 79 1. Integrated Food Safety
2. Traceability
3. Animal Feed
4. Laboratory Quality Assurance
5. Biosecurity
6. Managing Food Control Systems
7. Good Practices and Quality Assurance
No. 91 1. Web Site Hosting Service Move
2. Animal Cloning & Genetic Modification
3. Forecasting potential global environmental costs of livestock production 2000-2050
4. Comparative Saturated Fat Content of Meat
5. AGM
No. 103 1. What is “scientifically proven”?
2. What is a “Variable” when conducting any experiment or trial?
3. What is Veldt Pasture and Pasture?
4. Importance of getting chicks eating in first week
5. South Africa Avian Influenza
6. Annual General Meeting 2011
November No. 80 1. Ostrich Industry Reports
2. Australian Biosecurity Manual
3. Reports from the Pig Industry
4. Soya Availability
5. FAO Examining Land Tenure
No. 92 1. Annual General Meeting
2. Review
- Markets
- Finance
- Standards
- Genetics
- Infrastructure
No. 104 1. Food Prices and Sustainability
- Rabobank
- FAO
- World Population Growth
2. Ph in Ostrich Meat
3. Understanding Dry Matter in Nutrition
4. Annual General Meeting 2011
December No. 81 1. FAO Agrees Stronger World Food Security Governance
2. GM Feed Does Not Make GM Chicken
3. Calls for Livestock Production Cuts
4. Climategate
No. 93 1. Steve Warrington
2. Incubation and Chick Quality
3. What Age Black Feathers?
No. 105 1. Avian Influenza still active in South Africa
2. Defining Nutrient Density
3. Benefits of Recording Feed Conversion
4. Ostrich Production Survey

 

 
2006
2007
2008
January
1. New Year Greetings
2. Avian Influenza
3. Introducing Alan Benyon
4. Country Liaison Report from Iran
5. Published Papers
6. Production Starts with the Breeders
7. Benchmarking Ostrich Production
8. Guidelines on Avian Influenza for Ostrich
9. Contributions
1.Seasons Greetings
2. January 2006
3. WOA Publications
4. Marketing
5. Country Liaison Reports
1. Happy New Year
2. Avian Influenza
3. Papers from World Ostrich Conference in Latvia
4. Marketing
5. Industry Information
6. Nutrition
7. Anatomy
8. Incubation
9. Semen Collection
10.Products
February
1. Ostrich Benchmark Performance Targets
2. Meat Muscle Sizes
3. Skins and Meat
4. Pricing Meat
5. The Role of the WOA Supporting Meat Marketing and Pricing
6. WOA Logo - Usage by Members.
7. Contributions
1. Developing Markets
2. South Africa
3. United States
4. Australia
5. Israel
6. Turkey
7. Projections of Global Meat Production - 2050
8. Summary
9. Comparative Annual Meat Tonnage (graphic

1. Introduction
2. Genetics
3. Forage Testing
4. Alfalfa suitable for most climates

March
1. Avian Influenza
2. Breeder Valuation
3. Pricing Ostrich Meat
4. Ostrich Meat Grading
5. Developing WOA Logo for Marketing
6. Contributions
1. Australia and New Zealand
2. Analysis and Discussion
3. Processing Costs
4. Principles of Productive Agriculture
5. Maximising Performance, Reducing Production Costs
6. Bird Flu Turkeys – England

1. Genetics and Incubation
2. Poultry Nutritionists and Veterinarians – How interactive are they?
3. Optimum Vitamin Nutrition™
4. Feather Pecking
5. Avian Influenza – Saudi Arabia Ostrich Negative

April
1. Avian Influenza Update
2. A Guide to Valuing Ostrich
3. Understanding Productive Value, or Relative Feed Value of Alfalfa
4. Producer Education
5. WOA Documents
6. Contributions
1. Developing countries are developing a taste for beef (article)
2. Meat Quality
3. Grain Prices Rising
4. South Africa – missed opportunities
5. Coping with Water Scarcity
6. Meat Consumption Comparisons by Region

1. Food – Who Pays the price?
2. Review of the Ostrich Industry
3. Global Production Statistics
4. How Much Does it Cost to Produce an Ostrich?
5. Saving Feed Costs with Faster Growth
6. Do we care enough about water?

May
1. Introduction
2. Six Ways to increase your Income
3. Information on the Internet
4. Ancient Ostrich Eggs found in Israel
5. Contributions
1. Scientific Referencing
2.Feeding Broiler Breeders for Chick Quality
3.Newly Hatched Chicks and Early access to Feed
4.Breeding for Meat Quality and High Yield Products
5.How Animal Welfare Affects Shopping in Europe
1. Food Security
2. Current Global Food Situation
3. Optimising Resources
4. Managing Risk in Feed Price Policy
5. Botswana Ostrich News Report
June
1. Avian Influenza Update
2. The Future of Animal Agriculture in North America
3. Economics of Production, Processing and Marketing
4. Animal Protein Consumption
5. Impact of Government Policies on consumer demand
6. Annual General Meeting/Director Nominations
7. Contributions
1.FAO Statistical Year Book
2.Ostrich Production News
3.Feed Costs
4.Optimum Egg Quality – a practical approach
1. Global Agricultural Trends
2. Animal Welfare Improving Profitability
3. Factory Farming and Animal Welfare
4. Production Livestock Web Sites
5. Press Release on Collecting Ostrich Semen
July
1. Future Demand of Ostrich Meat
2. Trends
3. Barriers
4. Opportunities
5. AGM
6. Contributions
1.On Line Magazines
2.Marketing Starts on the Farm
3.The Importance of Attention to Detail
4.History of Feedstuff Availability
5.Communication
1. More Pressure on Feed Prices
2. Farm Management Pocket Book
3. Growth Rate Chart for Ostrich Chicks
4. Residue Monitoring
5. Frequently Asked Questions
August
1. Web Site Changes
2. New Director
3. Optimising Nutrients
4. Daryl Holle
5. South African Avian Influenza Update
6. Contributions
Supplement: Nutrient recycling on humanity's menu
1. The Greatest Threat to the Industry
2.Report of First International Ostrich Meat Congress
3.Marketing Starts on the Farm
4.Carbon Monoxide Meat Packaging
5.Eliminating Variability
6.Brazil Export Meat to Europe
1. Global Economy
2. Increasing Demand for the ‘4 Fs’
3. Small Farmers and Ostrich
4. Financial Impact of Volume
5. AGM 2008
September
1. Introduction
2. Report from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
3. Directors Comments
4. WOMRAD
5. Web Site
6. AGM and Meeting in Vietnam
7. Contributions
1.Translation
2.Marketing Starts on the Farm
3.Food Safety/Consumer Health
4.Traceability
5.Animal Welfare
6.Residues
7.Quality
8.Disease Control
9.Reliability of Supply
10.From Farm to Fork
1. Ostrich in the News
2. Volume Production
3. Ostrich Cluster Structure
4. Halaal Slaughter
5. AGM 2008
October
1. Introduction
2. The Benefits of Building a Value Chain
3. Practical Examples of Value Chains
4. Clothing Industry to use Chicken Feathers
5. World’s Largest Ostrich Egg
6. Contributions
1.Translation
2.EurepGap becomes GLOBALGAP
3.Veterinary Health Plans
4.Nutrition and Health
5.AGM Reminder
1. Global Financial Markets
2. World Meat Congress
3. Supply Chain
4. Gut Health
5. AGM 2008
November
1. World Ostrich Congresses
2. Leather Grading
3. Costs of Production
4. Science and Technology of Livestock Production
5. Looking through the Archives – Breeder Production Goals
6. Transitioning to Commercial Production
7. Contributions
1.World Poultry Ostrich Blog
2.SA Deregister Hormonal Growth Stimulants in Ostrich
3.Increasing Demand for Meat Protein
4.What is our Market?
5.Ostrich Meat Prices
6.World Ostrich Congress(s) 2007
7.World Ostrich Association AGM
1. Global Financial Markets
2. Ostrich Sandwich Guinness World Record Attempt
3. FAO World Food Day
4. Food Safety
5. AGM 2008
December
1. New Look Newsletter
2. Agricultural Outlook
3. Farm management
4. Commercialisation of Small Holder Agriculture
5. International Supermarkets
1. World Poultry Ostrich Blog
2. World Meat Consumption Data
3. Market Size
4. What is our Current Selling Price?
Supplement: World Meat Consumption Data
1. World Food Situation
2. Alternative Feed Ingredients: An opportunity to combat high feed prices?
3. Understanding Variables
4. Genetic Gains: FCR should be the Focus

 

 
2005
2004
2003
January
1. Happy New Year
2. AGM - Any Other Business Supplement Minutes
3. New Year - New Initiatives
4. Meat Quality
5. Discussion
6. New Case of BSE
1. Happy New Year
2. Country Liaison
3. Understanding Our Market
4. Membership Invitation
5. Quality Standard Marks
6. Minutes AGM
1. New Year Greetings
2. Communicating
3. Membership
4. Meat Standards
5. Chile Conference
6. Future Conferences
7. Meat Quality
8. Country Liaisons
February
1. Purpose of Newsletter
2. Best Practice vs Good Practice
3. Quality Mark Support
4. Market Statistics
5. Market Information
6. Industry Solutions
1. Director Resignation
2. Globalisation - Economic Impact of Bad Publicity
3. Industry Comparisons
4. Conference in China
5. Normal vs Usual
1. Chile 2003
2. WOA Members Get Savings on Ostrich Magazine "Ostrich & Around"
3. Meat Standards Committee Report
4. Member Contributions and Participation
5. Chile 2003 Program
March
1. The importance of Nutrition in Disease Control
2. Comparative Industry Growth Rates
3. Do we have an Industry?
4. Obtaining Meaningful Data
1. Breeder Market to Commercial Production
2. Conference in China
3. Roche Nutrafacts and Feed Mixing Accuracy
4. Cutting the Costs of Production
5. New Slaughter Plant in Alberta, Canada
1. Back on Line
2. Country Liaison
3. Chile
4. Bulgaria
5. Members Only Pages
6. Changing Email Addresses
April
1. Looking through the Archives
2. Conventional vs Alternative Medicine
3. Are your Goals High Enough?
4. Research Farm Update
5. Hatching Chicks
1. Conference in China
2. Chairman's Opening Address
3. Cooperation
4. Research Farm
5. Chairman's Closing Statement
1. Moving Forward
2. Principles of the WOA
3. Dissemination of Information
4. Who are your Directors?
5. Slogans
6. Country Liaisons
7. Email Address - Hotmail
May
1. World Ostrich Marketing, Research and Development (WOMRAD)
2. Member Question
3. No Production - No Industry
4. Benchmarking
5. How do we get Meat Prices up and keep them up?
6. How do we establish our meat as a Niche Healthy Product?
7. Cranking up Production - What is the potential rate of growth?
8. Development of WOMRAD
9. Avian Influenza update and advise
1. Avian Influenza
2. UK Slaughter
3. Developing Contracts
4. Member Activities
5. New Director
6. New Web Pages
1. Which Direction is our industry heading?
2. What do Meat Buyers Look for?
3. What can we learn from other livestock industries?
4. Definition of a Carcass
5. Definition of Meat Yield
6. Bulgaria Conference Cancelled
7. Changing email address
June
1. Creating Long-Term Value in the Industry
2. Looking through the Archives
3. Science and Agriculture
4. Examples of Misinformation
5. News from South Africa
1. The Role of the World Ostrich Association
2. The Need for Standards
3. The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC)
4. Member Activities and Requests
4a - The Philippines
4b - Australia
4c - Bulgaria
4d - Ethical Practices
4e - Request for reports
Supplement
1. What has Happened to the WOA
2. Resignation of Directors
3. New Chairman and Directors
4. New Web Site http://www.world-ostrich.org
5. AGM
6. Change of WOA Contact Email addresses
7. Changing Your Email Address
July
1. Make Poverty History
2. Alfalfa/Lucerne - History
3. Alfalfa/Lucerne - Where can it be grown?
4. Alfalfa/Lucerne - Quality
5. Alfalfa/Lucerne - Water Consumption
6. Alfalfa/Lucerne - Productive Value
1. CL Report from Spain
2. Ostrich Leather, What is the Problem?
3. Selling Chicks in South Africa
4. Email Address
1. What has Happened to the WOA
2. Resignation of Directors
3. New Chairman and Directors
4. New Web Site http://www.world-ostrich.org
5. AGM
6. Change of WOA Contact Email addresses
7. Changing Your Email Address
August
1. Klein Karoo Group Acquisitions
2. Research and Development
3. Ostrich Meat - the Driving Product
4. Opportunities
Supplement
1. The Role of the WOA to Increase Bird Revenue
2. Poor Hatchability in South Africa
3. Increasing Power of the Super Markets
4. Ostrich Products Namibia Diversification
5. Director Elections
6. CL Reports
2002
September
1. Value Chain vs Supply Chain
2. Dr. Thomas E. Elam
3. Ostrich Contributing to the Future Demand for Meat
4. Environmental Impact
5. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Contributions to Meat Production
1. South African Industry Report
2. Value of Slaughter Bird
3. Increasing Revenue Per Slaughter Bird
4. Chick Mortality
1. Welcome
2. Introduction
3. Product Committees
October
1. Ostrich Supply Problems
2. South Africa lift self imposed Export Ban
3. Revenue per Bird
4. Low Yield Agriculture vs High Yield Agriculture
1. Avian Influenza Update
2. South African Press Reports
3. Advice of the WOA
4. Dependency on Export markets
5. Current World Ostrich Production
6. Interpreting the Production Figures
7. Administration
1. Web Site Down
2. Current Membership
3. Newsletter and Mailing List Contributions
4. Chile Conference
5. Markets
6. Standards
November
1. The Global Business of Food
2. Measurements of Business Performance
3. South African Ostrich Meat Exports Resume
4. Klein Karoo take over Exotan
5. 3rd Annual General Meeting
1. Avian Influenza South Africa - Press Release
2. Avian Influenza South Africa - Editor's Comment
3. Understanding our Markets
4. Country Liaisons
5. Annual General Meeting
December
1. Introduction
2. Report on 2005 International Ostrich Industrialization Congress, the World Ostrich Development Congress XII and International Ostrich Industry Development Situation
3. Need for International Cooperation
4. Supply
5. Price
6. Technology
7. Decrease Costs of Production and Improve Quality of Products
8. AGM
9. Avian Influenza
10. Thank You and More Contributions
1. Annual General Meeting
2. Membership
3. What is our Competition
4. CL Report from Australia
5. News from South Africa
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