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The 10th edition of World Poultry 2016 now online.

In this edition of World Poultry, we focus on nutrition and health. There is an interview with Plukon Food Groups CEO Peter Poortinga. He is focusing on growth. We take a look at in-feed antibiotics in Russia and supporting egg quality through feed.
"Poland has become one of Europe’s largest poultry producing countries, so it makes perfect sense to look into that,” says Peter Poortinga, managing director of Plukon Food Group. Photo: FFU Press Agency/ Michiel van de Velde
"Poland has become one of Europe’s largest poultry producing countries, so it makes perfect sense to look into that,” says Peter Poortinga, managing director of Plukon Food Group. Photo: FFU Press Agency/ Michiel van de Velde

In early September the leading poultry processor in the Netherlands announced to have concluded an agreement in principle with the Wyrebski owned family business, on building a new slaughterhouse in Poland. It is yet another growth spurt of Plukon, which tripled in size over the past decade, among other things thanks to acquisitions of the Pingo companies (2005), Flandrex (2008) and the German Stolle (late 2011).

Russian veterinary and sanitary authorities are constantly monitoring poultry and egg production for the presence of antibiotic residues. In the process they regularly identify market parti
Russian veterinary and sanitary authorities are constantly monitoring poultry and egg production for the presence of antibiotic residues. In the process they regularly identify market parti

Moving further to the East we delve into the matter of in-feed antibiotics usage in Russian poultry. Recently Russian watchdog Rospotrebnadzor instituted an administrative proceeding against Canskaya Poultry Farm in Krasnoyarsk Krai, following the identification of metronidazole residues in several egg shipments that the farm supplied to the regional market. The industry still relies on in-feed antibiotics.

It has been established that nutrition can help optimise both egg production and egg mass, within the genetic potential of each strain. Photo: Ton Kastermans
It has been established that nutrition can help optimise both egg production and egg mass, within the genetic potential of each strain. Photo: Ton Kastermans

Furthermore, we look at supporting egg quality through feed solutions. This article ties together the hens’ nutrition, digestion and antioxidant status and good quality eggs.

Read all about this and much more in our online edition.

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