With the end of 2015 approaching it is time to look ahead. The first months in 2016 will be interesting, especially to those connected to the poultry industry. Preparation of the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta is in its final stages. With more exhibitors than ever and a high value scientific programme there is a lot to learn and to look forward to.
A major talking point will be the HPAI outbreak which occurred in the US Midwest. During IPPE, USPOULTRY will sponsor a special programme called “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – Lessons Learned”, which will provide a valuable opportunity to learn about the recent outbreak of avian influenza in the United States from people who were actively involved in controlling the disease. The programme will provide a timely reminder to the industry as it is approaching the spring migration period of wild birds.
Only one month after the IPPE the poultry industry community will gather in Abu Dhabi, from 15-17 February. Animal protein producers in Middle Eastern and African countries will gain a new trade fair geared specifically to their needs there: VIV MEA. The fair is the new addition to the VIV portfolio, the specialist Feed to Food show serving the poultry, aquaculture and dairy industries in the Middle East/Africa region. VIV MEA will be co-located with the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), which has become the flagship event for agricultural innovation across the world. Really looking forward to the IPPE, VIV MEA and all other events that 2016 has to offer!
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