The 1st edition of Poultry World 2018 is now online
A new year brings new challenges. That is surely the case in Europe, where the EU banned the use of formaldehyde in poultry feed. Poultry World delves into the matter and gives you all the ins and outs.
Since the start of 2018 the use of formaldehyde in poultry has been banned. Formaldehyde can no longer be used as a preservative and hygiene condition enhancer there is a huge potential of increasing Salmonella risks. Read more on this story on pages 6-8.
EU commissioner Marianne Thyssen stated that “employers are obliged to protect workers from exposure to this substance in accordance with the provisions laid down in that directive.” Photo: ANP/OLIVIER HOSLET
Our expert Ken Marshall sheds his light on the ideal housing system. ‘One age, one site’, is his expert opinion on how to keep a poultry operation profitable and free of disease (pages 11-13).
The definition of the ‘All in, all out’ system is that the number of birds you can bring to market within a week is the limiting factor of your designated production facility. This minimises movement on the farm. Photo: Henk Riswick
Furthermore, for all our readers who are fond of numbers, we feature 3 articles on data. One on blockchain technology (pages 21-22), one on the analysis of broiler data in cooperation with Aviagen (pages 25-26) and an expert piece on incubation (pages 28-32).
Blockchain connects data on the farm to the processing plant, and even the consumer. Photo: Dan Videtich
Only with perfect understanding of data variables essential answers on future development of the company can be found. Photo: Hans Prinsen
Optimal chick quality and maximal hatchability depend largely on the environmental conditions that are created in the setters and hatchers. Photo: Koos Groenewold
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