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January Business Update - what’s new in the poultry sector?

We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the poultry industry worldwide.

Biomin announces China-Austria joint laboratory of animal nutrition

Biomin has unveiled a new China-Austria joint laboratory of animal nutrition in Beijing in cooperation with the Institute of Animal Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Photo: Biomin
Photo: Biomin

“The new laboratory affords us the opportunity to further advance research in the fields of animal nutrition, mycotoxin detoxification and gut performance,” said Jan Vanbrabant, chairman of the executive board of ERBER Group, the research and management team of Biomin China.

Intracare’s disinfectant effective against AI

Intra Multi-Des GA has been officially registered and tested against avian influenza viruses in several different efficacy tests and was found to be highly effective against the virus at temperatures below even 10°C and high soiling conditions.

Evonik and KPMG examine benefits of feed additives

A new publication from Evonik and KPMG examines the impacts of poultry production and outlines the potential societal benefits of using feed additives which reduce protein intake. Part of the analysis was based on 2018 market shares of innovative feed in chicken production in Brazil, and on the most advanced innovative feed composition available at the time.

The analysis valued the environmental and social impacts at €1,345 per tonne of live weight (t/lw) when conventional animal feed is used. However, when innovative animal feed was used, the negative environmental and social impacts of chicken production are reduced by one third. The biggest reductions are in land use and its effect on biodiversity, air pollution and the potential for soil acidification and pollution of waterways.

If innovative animal feed replaced conventional feed, the industry would create a net benefit of €85 per t/lw for compared to a net cost of €180 per t/lw when using conventional feed. The analysis estimated the potential to protect societal value of another €5.5 billion in the chicken market in Central and South America if conventional feed is replaced by innovative animal feed.

Major investments in Hubbard’s Premium R&D

Hubbard recently invested an additional €8 million in its Premium R&D centre in France. The refurbishment involved the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies and equipment, renovation of R&D farms and the pedigree hatchery.

Photo: Hubbard
Photo: Hubbard

New collaboration between Pelbo and Innovo

Moba has announced that Pelbo, one of its subsidiaries in Brugherio, Italy, has partnered with Innovo, an Italian-based company that develops, manufactures, and installs pasteurisation plants for food producers.

The new collaboration with Innovo will increase Pelbo's expertise in handling large egg processing projects and expand its workforce to run more projects at the same time.

Evonik Peraclean 22CW reduces bacterial exposure in poultry

Evonik’s Peraclean 22CW, a peracetic acid, has been proven to reduce exposure to harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter during initial processing steps while also exhibiting long-term stability.

Peraclean 22CW is an environmentally friendly, antimicrobial agent approved for use in a number of intervention points including both online and offline reprocessing spray, wash, rinse, chiller or scald, and other process water for whole or cut meat and poultry carcasses.

Jamesway’s Platinum Response Team

Jamesway has launched a customer-focused response team designed to provide 24/7 technical phone support to all customers anywhere in the world at any time of day. The service launched in tandem with a new programme of training and customer-centric initiatives designed to give hatchery managers the tools to run their hatcheries with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

New president at Moba USA

Moba, producer of integrated systems for the grading, packaging and processing of consumption eggs, has announced the new appointment of Craig England as the new president of Moba USA. England began working in the egg industry at Diamond in 1984 and stayed at the company until 2006. One year later the Moba Group acquired Diamond Automation and combined all American activities under the name Diamond Moba Americas, which eventually became Moba USA.

Craig England. Photo: Moba
Craig England. Photo: Moba

After his time at Diamond, England had different jobs within the poultry industry, including VP of Big Dutchmen and the president of PMSI.