3rd edition of World Poultry 2016 now online
In this edition we look back at the Paris climate treaty which was negotiated in the last month of last year. Great news, so it would seem for food producers from around the world.
The treaty normally focusses on the reduction of CO2 and other polluting agents alone, but this year around, there is a special paragraph on food production. Battling hunger is at centre stage, even if that has negative consequences for CO2 production.
Production of meat has a large environmental footprint, but food security and preventing extreme hunger in the world has to be achieved at all costs.
Of all animal protein production, poultry meat and eggs have the smallest environmental impact.
At some point there will be competition between crops for food or for feed.
Furthermore World Poultry visited a layer farm in Abu Dhabi. In the middle of the desert Bin Hamoodah farm grew in a couple of years from a mediocre farm to a state of the art layer operation of 600,000 birds. Their focus is on efficient production, growth and innovation.
Bin Hamoodah farm in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is located in the middle of the dessert and comprises of 20 layer houses and two rearing houses. In total 600,000 birds are in production at this mult
The whole facility is equipped with Zucami traditional cages for efficiency and ease of work.
The eggs are sorted and packed in line and delivered directly to the distributor which ships them to the
The latest addition to Bin Hamoodah farm, a new rearing house. Innovative design saves at least 15% in building costs.
n February the pad cool systems is not used, but in summer, when temperatures soar to 50+ °C these are the main water consumers on farm.
Looking at innovation, the future of poultry production surely will have more automatisation and robotisation. At Wageningen University researcher Bastiaan Vroegindeweij experiments with a robotic floor egg collector. In the interview of this edition of World Poultry he explains what the possible future of this concept will be.
The PoultryBot, a development from Wageningen University is a robotic egg collector which aims to eradicate the costly and labour intensive task of finding misplaced eggs.
Also we focus on the research done into Campylobacter. Reducing this bug in the poultry house is key to preventing further cross contamination in the supply chain.
Feed additives can help to reduce the prevalence of Campylobacter on farm from day one to harvest.
For these and much more see our online editions.
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