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January Business Update: What’s new in the world of poultry?

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

Zoetis expands vector vaccine portfolio

Zoetis has expanded its line of recombinant vector vaccines with the launch of Poulvac Procerta HVT-IBD, which provides early protection against the contemporary infectious bursal disease (IBD) viruses.

In challenge studies, the vaccine administered in ovo provided 78% protection at 14 days of age against the AL2 variant. The Zoetis team also conducted 2 separate studies to test the in ovo efficacy of Poulvac Procerta HVT-IBD against a classic virulent IBD challenge on day 14 of age. The new vaccine provided 96% protection.

Cobb sends first shipment to Al-Watania Poultry

Cobb has successfully sent its first Cobb500 shipment to Jordan after building a good relationship with Saudi distributor Al-Watania Poultry. The company signed a distributor agreement with Cobb in 2018 for the territories of Saudi Arabia and the surrounding Gulf Cooperation Council member countries. Since then, the companies have focused on expanding the daily production of broilers to support Saudi Arabia’s initiative to increase local chicken meat production.

Photo: Cobb
Photo: Cobb

ADM Care project supports smallholder farmers in Hoa Binh Province

ADM Animal Nutrition Vietnam and World Vision Vietnam have partnered in a 10-month ADM Cares project to provide sustainable livelihood support for smallholder farmers in Lac Son District, Hoa Binh province, Vietnam. The project aims to improve the economic well-being of 50 farming households though sustainable agricultural development by equipping disadvantaged households with knowledge and skills in poultry breeding using a biological padding method and increasing their productivity and profit through improved financial literacy and better market engagement. Each participating farmer in this project will be provided with a support package which includes 100 vaccinated day-old chicks, coop and equipment, feed, and training.

Members from ADM, World Vision, local authorities, and some beneficiaries. Photo: ADM
Members from ADM, World Vision, local authorities, and some beneficiaries. Photo: ADM
One of the beneficiaries of the ADM Cares project in Quyet Thang. Photo: ADM
One of the beneficiaries of the ADM Cares project in Quyet Thang. Photo: ADM

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces US leadership transition

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has announced the appointment of Randolph Legg as its US president. Succeeding Everett Hoekstra, who retired in December, Legg will remain head of the company's US commercial business while serving as president. Legg held various commercial leadership roles in Boehringer Ingelheim's Human Pharmaceutical division before moving to the company's Animal Health business in 2019 to lead the US Pets Commercial team.

Photo: Boehringer Ingelheim
Photo: Boehringer Ingelheim

Diamond V welcomes poultry expert, Dr Timothy Johnson

Cargill’s Diamond V business has hired Dr Timothy Johnson, PhD, as director of Poultry Research and Technical Support. Dr Johnson brings almost 25 years of research, academic, and commercial experience to the organisation. His collective competencies lie in mitigation of antibiotic resistance in poultry, microbiology, pathogen genomics, and preventive veterinary medicine. In addition, Johnson has extensive experience collaborating with a variety of US university teams on research studies.

Dr Tim Johnson. Photo: Cargill
Dr Tim Johnson. Photo: Cargill

Inedia by Biodevas Laboratoires awarded Innov’Space 2020

Inedia, a unique approach of mycotoxins management, raises the tolerance thresholds of animals to mycotoxins by stimulating the degradation metabolism of xenobiotics. Inedia is neither specific to a contaminant nor to a mycotoxin, so it answers to a reality on the farms: the poly-contamination of feed.

Usable in organic farming, Inedia is effective from 250g/mt complete feed for pig, poultry and ruminant species in different situations: doubtful or contaminated raw materials, feed produced on the farm, and in use alone or in addition to mycotoxin binders.

Photo: Biodevas
Photo: Biodevas

Azelis partners with Perstorp in Great Britain

Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor Azelis has partnered with Perstorp, which operates in the chemicals and feed additives markets, specialising in gut health and preservation solutions, to represent them in Great Britain for their animal nutrition range of gut health solutions, feed hygiene solutions, acidifiers, silage additives and TMR and grain preservatives.

PMI introduces Supplant phytogenics 

PMI has introduced Supplant phytogenics, the next generation of phytogenic feed additives for poultry and livestock. Supplant phytogenics harness plants’ ability to prompt specific physiological responses in the animal. As demonstrated by the first product, Supplant D, this targeted approach delivers consistent results for elevated performance. 

PMI introduces Supplant phytogenics and Supplant D for broilers
PMI has introduced Supplant phytogenics, the next generation of phytogenic feed additives for poultry and livestock. Supplant phytogenics harness plants’ ability to prompt specific physiological responses in the animal. As demonstrated by the first product, Supplant D, this targeted approach delivers consistent results for elevated performance.