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Poultry World releases 6th online edition of 2019

In the 6th edition of Poultry World we look at a massive trade deal that aims to remove tariffs; the importance of an 18-week pullet rearing period to maximise performance; 3 reasons why Scotland is a pioneering place in the field of avian research; and, how a biosecurity contingency plan should look at a holding from the outside in.

Described as ‘one of the most important deals of all time’ by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, a provisional trade agreement could, if ratified, be the largest that Europe has ever signed. However, farmers have expressed concern over granting South American agricultural produce market access.

Frozen chicken products from Brazil end up in European supermarket freezers a lot easier when the Mercosur agreements are ratified in the EU parliament. Photo: ANP/YASUYOSHI CHIBA
Frozen chicken products from Brazil end up in European supermarket freezers a lot easier when the Mercosur agreements are ratified in the EU parliament. Photo: ANP/YASUYOSHI CHIBA

Poultry World speaks to DSM vice president, Sebastian Marten, about the introduction of a new enzyme that targets dead cells and unlocks their nutritional potential.

DSM vice president Enzymes and Eubiotics Sebastian Marten: ''DSM is all about breakthrough innovations. You don’t become the engine of enzyme development in the world by staying in your comfort zone.’’ Photo: DSM
DSM vice president Enzymes and Eubiotics Sebastian Marten: ''DSM is all about breakthrough innovations. You don’t become the engine of enzyme development in the world by staying in your comfort zone.’’ Photo: DSM

Demand for soy is growing but its reputation is on the downward spiral due to its implication in the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas, and concerns over genetic modification. We look at ways to tackle these issues and define feeding strategies that could form part of the solution.

Panel discussions at the ESPN covered both scientific subjects as well as the more holistic approach around the future use of soy as a feed ingredient. Photo: Fabian Brockötter
Panel discussions at the ESPN covered both scientific subjects as well as the more holistic approach around the future use of soy as a feed ingredient. Photo: Fabian Brockötter

We visit a farm in Botswana, a country where the demand for eggs is high. The Munger family have introduced layer houses on their farm, which is already home to a beef herd, game, holiday chalets and a golf course.

Rowland Munger shows Poultry World the layer houses with a total capacity of 30,000 birds. Photo: Chris McCullough
Rowland Munger shows Poultry World the layer houses with a total capacity of 30,000 birds. Photo: Chris McCullough

In this edition of Poultry World we also reveal highlights from the recently held feeds and nutrition course by Schothorst Feed Research, and shed light on the development of premium broiler markets.