In this new issue we look at the world with a birds view. We have lined up a breakthrough in research from the Netherlands, a highly interesting symposium in Austria, a market report from India, amongst other topics.
Is it possible to breed a healthier hen? Postdoctoral researcher Tom Berghof has delved into this question to find out. He discovered that it’s possible to breed selectively on the amount of ‘natural antibodies’ (NAbs) in laying hens. More on page 6
A report focusing on Iran, looks at the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in the country and how it has affected the egg market in the country. The country has lost 21 million birds to AI since 21 March 2017. This is nearly ignited a revolution in the country. More on page 27
In the US the Trump administration has made a controversial decision regarding organic standards, impacting the poultry producers. The administration took the decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule. More on page 30.
The demand for chicken in India is on the rise and a decrease in feed costs can be seen, this has led to poultry producers cashing in and soaring egg prices. More on page 16
More topics in this issue cover nutrition, health, research and production management. And there are even more in-depth articles, which are not to be missed!
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