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June 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 global poultry industry.

Sanovo launches GraderPro 75-220

Sanovo’s grading machines are designed and constructed with food contact material approved parts, utilise advanced cleaning technology, and work with egg traceability software developed by the company. The company introduced next-generation egg graders with the GraderPro 400-600 to the egg industry. Now, the company launches the new GraderPro 75-220 family for small and medium-size models for egg producers. Egg producers can trace the eggs from where they came from into the pack, case, or pallet.

Photo: Sanovo
Photo: Sanovo

DSM-Novozymes Alliance launches ProAct 360

The DSMNovozymes Feed Enzymes Alliance has released its second-generation protease, ProAct 360 for poultry. This feed solution, which will initially be available in Latin America with a roll-out in other regions to follow, helps feed producers to be more flexible in their selection and use of raw materials, reducing the industry’s reliance on soy and other major crops while simultaneously cutting costs, says the company.

Cobb launches new app features

The Cobb Flock Management app is now offered to more customers through new languages and a desktop feature. The app is now available in Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, German, Dutch, and Indonesian languages, and can be accessed on a desktop. Other features include live reports, graphs, and dashboards to track rearing and production metrics, as well as the ability to manage and transfer Cobb flocks across farms, houses, and pens, and access flock records and breeder data management tools.

Photo: Cobb
Photo: Cobb

Meyn launches high-speed slaughter solution

In the first half of 2021, Meyn’s Killer M2.0 set its stainless-steel feet on the processing floor, designed for maximum hygiene and focused on precision and flexibiltiy. This machine promises precise cut for line speeds up to 15,000 birds per hour, flock and cut adjustment within seconds, and a smart design that increases food safety.

Photo: Meyn
Photo: Meyn

P4L – Partner For Life, the demedication programme by Wisium

In light of the global trend to regulate the use of medication, specifically antimicrobials, Wisium is offering a customised medication reduction programme for livestock through the P4L (Partner For Life) concept. While considering environmental, feeding and housing factors, this holistic approach is aimed at addressing specific challenges by each animal species and limiting the use of medication. For poultry, the programme for broilers and layers aims to ensure food safety by limiting the contamination by pathogens but also by participating to maintain gut health through optimal nutrition and management.

Anne-Marie Neeteson receives special merit award

Anne-Marie Neeteson, global vice president of Welfare, Sustainability & Compliance for Aviagen, has been honored with the British Poultry Council Special Merit Award for 2019. This award recognises Anne-Marie’s work in representing the industry on a global level to promote the causes of animal welfare and sustainable development. Her award letter notes that she has been “invaluable in progressing the science around these issues and helping the industry take a leadership role in addressing them”.

In 2019, Anne-Marie Neeteson led the International Poultry Council (IPC) working group that adopted five of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as areas where the global poultry meat sector can make a difference. Anne-Marie, who holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and Animal Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, is a Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization welfare auditor, as well as a board member of the International Poultry Welfare Alliance and US Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry, and is involved in several other communication policies and initiatives in the poultry sector.

Photo: Aviagen
Photo: Aviagen

Novus’ award-winners at this year’s PSA awards

Novus research scientist, Vivek Kuttappan, who has worked in poultry physiology with Novus for 5 years and whose research focuses on broiler meat quality and poultry gut health, was named recipient of the Early Achievement Award for Industry at this year’s Poultry Science Association’s (PSA) annual award ceremony. This award recognises the achievements of PSA members in the early stages of their career in the poultry industry. Alongside his research work he collaborates with academia to solve gut health challenges in antibiotic-free production and investigates non-antibiotic strategies to control necrotic enteritis, coccidiosis, and salmonella.

Novus also sponsors an Outstanding Teaching Award, which goes to a top researcher educator. This year’s winner is Andrew P. Benson with the University of Georgia (UGA). Selected by a PSA committee, this award is presented to a PSA member who has demonstrated outstanding success in the classroom as well as a dedication to professional improvement.

Vivek Kuttappan (left) and Andrew Benson. Photo: Novus
Vivek Kuttappan (left) and Andrew Benson. Photo: Novus