In this 7th edition, Poultry World investigates the recent decision by the EU to lift the ban on the use of animal by-products in animal feed, a decision which has been welcomed by the industry. Then, a farm report from Finland explores how to excel in antibiotic-free broiler production. Also, an in-depth review of the best options for replacing soybean meal in feed for various livestock species in terms of benefits, availability, challenges and outlook.
The EU has lifted its ban on the use of animal by-products for animal feed. The proposed change in legislation, which has been welcomed by the industry, allows processed animal protein from pigs to be used in poultry feed and from poultry to be used in pig feed. Poultry World explores.
Global climate change is an ever-present concern and many highlight protein consumption and its production as a contributing factor, but it is actually farmers who are the stewards of our planet and can be its saviour. Poultry World reviews the findings from the annual Alltech ONE Ideas conference.
Local poultry producers in Saudi Arabia are being encouraged and incentivised to drastically increase production while the Saudi Food and Drug Authority implements several new measures that will significantly affect the poultry import market.
Finland has worked for decades to become antibiotic-free. In this article, poultry producer and executive director of the Finnish Poultry Association, Hanna Hamina, explains how she has successfully raised her flocks without the use of antibiotics for over 10 years.
Recent research has shown the benefit of adding garlic to feed as an alternative strategy that can be used to control and reduce poultry red mite infestation in laying hens. Poultry World reviews these positive results.
A study by the Technical University of Munich reveals that heat stress in poultry can lead to a multitude of problems, including a decline in egg laying rates.
A comprehensive review offers the best options for replacing soybean meal in feed for various livestock species in terms of benefits, availability, challenges and outlook.
In a recent study, researchers conclude that the supplementation of tomato peel in laying hens diets improves egg weight and vitamin E content, while rosehip seeds serve as a natural antioxidant that can improve egg quality.
In this interview, Marcelo Lang, global marketing director at Chr. Hansen, explains how understanding the modes of action of probiotic bacteria will enable you to make the most informed product choices for the animals in your care.
Dr Martin Zuidhof, professor of Poultry Systems Modelling and Precision Feeding at the University of Alberta, explains why skip-day feeding is not the best production strategy to use from a profit standpoint.
There is a strong capital push into alternative proteins with over US$3 billion invested last year. However, Dr Klaus Kraemer, CE of leading nutrition think-tank Sight and Life, explains why consumers should question the sustainability of alternative proteins, considering their nutrition and environmental impact.
The daylength timing mechanism that regulates reproduction provides only a seasonal window when animals, like turkeys, can reproduce. Researchers are now seeking to develop strategies to overcome the constraints that the seasonal cycle imposes.