In this 5th edition of Poultry World, Canadian Jon Krahn shares his experience one year into the Young Egg Leader programme, an initiative designed to teach future industry leaders about the different ways to farm eggs. Then, a visit to CP Foods’ first-ever Thai cage-free certified Wang Somboon farm, and a look into a toolkit of protocols to help overcome some of the challenges in maintaining effective biosecurity practises.
Every year the International Egg Commission welcomes 6-8 new participants into its Young Egg Leader programme. During this leader development initiative, participants benefit from industry presentations, leadership seminars and roundtable discussions. Canadian Jon Krahn was selected and one year into the programme he shares his experience with Poultry World.
Russia’s domestic demand for unconventional poultry meat proved to be strong in 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Local analysts predict that turkey, duck and quail meat will drive future growth in the industry, a sentiment shared by investors.
Innovative solutions are required from across the poultry industry to assist producers in improving their farming processes. Cutting carbon emissions in the egg sector, the pros and cons of slower growing birds, and the latest on-farm hatchery developments, were in focus at this year’s poultry meat and egg sessions at the Pig and Poultry Forum.
North America and Europe are among some of the regions that have seen the re-emergence of Histomoniasis, or blackhead. With the ban on many of the medications used to fight the disease, the focus has shifted to prevention. Poultry World explores.
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has a cage-free production strategy in place which is designed to meet the increasing demand from the food service industry and consumers concerned about animal welfare. Senior VP, Somkid Wannalukkhee, shares his thoughts on its first-ever Thai cage-free certification for its showcase Wang Somboon farm.
With 43% of surveyed consumers revealing that they “always” or “often” buy poultry raised without antibiotics, a tipping point may have been reached. Poultry World looks into the most important factors producers must incorporate into modern poultry rearing and management.
In response to the consistent outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu (HPAI), which have cost the local poultry industry hundreds of millions in damages and lost revenue, the French ministry of agriculture is now contemplating the rollout of preventive vaccinations as from 2022.
Following a recent study, researchers have concluded that the use of binding agents from natural sources such as seaweed not only help achieve the desired pellet quality but also improve the growth performance and feed efficiency in broilers.
Biosecurity measures are designed to protect livestock from infection but must be applied consistently to be successful. Poultry World considers a toolkit of protocols to help overcome some of the challenges in maintaining effective biosecurity practises.
The risk of excessive bacterial cell wall fragments, mainly peptidoglycans (PGNs), to intestinal health and optimum production is constant. Poultry World explores a new study which confirms the positive effects of supplementing diets for broilers with an exogenous muramidase.
The daylength timing mechanism that regulates reproduction provides only a seasonal window when animals, like turkeys, are able to reproduce. Researchers are now seeking to develop strategies to overcome the constraints that the seasonal cycle imposes.