DSM conducted a poultry seminar tour entitled â€œUnlimited Opportunities for
the Poultry Industryâ€ in Asia Pacific, aimed at updating and transferring new
nutritional technologies to creating new business opportunities for the poultry
The tour, which covered five countries and six venues in March, began in
Korea followed by Japan, China, Thailand and Australia, with the China seminar
taking place in Beijing and Guangzhou. According to DSM, the seminars attracted
major industry players, and attendance at all seminar venues was overwhelmingly
responded with more than 500 participants.
Presenters included Dr Lee McDowell, Dr Bruce Johnson, Dr Ulrich
Altemueller and Dr T K Chung.
Optimum vitamin nutrition
Dr McDowell spoke on 'Optimum Vitamin Nutrition for Poultry', emphasising
that vitamin requirements (e.g. NRC) established decades ago have changed little
and do not reflect improved genetic selection management changes. He said stress
that vitamin supplementation allowances must reflect environmental temperatures,
energy feed levels and influencing factors; diseases, stress, parasites,
biological variations, diet composition, bioavailability, nutrient
interrelationships. He concluded that OVN diets are necessary in order to
allow for genetic potential and less than ideal management conditions.
US poultry industry
Dr Johnson gave an update on the US poultry industry with live production
management reports on monthly production data in the areas of breeders, hatchery
and farm management, broiler and processing performance, feed composition,
broiler health indices, vaccination programmes and breeder flock ELISA antibody
titers from which the elements are used to optimise performance and welfare of
integrated broiler production programmes. In particular, HyD was used in all
broiler rations in the US to reducing seven-day mortality and lameness,
increasing breast meat yield and decreasing processing condemns.
Value of food safety and quality
Dr Altemueller delivered a topic on 'The Value of Food Safety & Quality
in the Food Chainâ€, reiterating that this is an important topic, and that
reliable global brands and companies should play a key role to minimise painful
surprises of feed/food ingredient safety and quality and to guarantee food
safety and traceability to consumers in the amidst of global consolidation of
the feed and food chain.
Innovative DSM products
Dr Chung presented spoke about 'Innovative Products of DSM (HyD and CRINA
Poultry)â€. He discussed that HyD is essential to modern poultry production for
improving growth performance and reducing skeletal disorders. HyD allows the
poultry industry to deliver more hatched chicks, more eggs and more broilers to
market. On the other hand, CRINA Poultry provides a natural tool for poultry to
reach their genetic potential through stimulation of endogenous enzyme secretion
and stabilisation of the intestinal microflora.