September Business Update: What’s new in the world of poultry?

01-10-2021 | |
Photo: Dreamstime
Photo: Dreamstime

We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the global poultry industry this September.

Trouw Nutrition opens Poultry Nutrition and Health Unit

Trouw Nutrition, the animal nutrition division of Nutreco, celebrated the virtual grand opening of the Poultry Nutrition and Health Unit in Castilla la-Mancha, Spain. The event convened customers, stakeholders from research and development, academia and poultry farming to virtually tour the new unit and learn about strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry production.

The Unit features 4 study rooms, which can each accommodate 48 pens. The rooms are equipped to conduct different studies simultaneously. Researchers can replicate climate and environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature and stocking density.

Photo: Trouw Nutrition

Photo: Trouw Nutrition

In Ovo and Lohmann Deutschland collaborate on gender typing technology

As of January 2022, Lohmann Deutschland will apply In Ovo’s gender typing technology, called Ella, in their Dorum facility to hatch chicks without chick culling. This marks In Ovo’s expansion into Germany, the first country that will enforce a ban on the culling of chicks. In Ovo’s Ella machine identifies the gender of the egg before it hatches. This enables hatcheries to only hatch the females, which is a huge improvement for animal welfare and sustainability.

IFF’s health & biosciences names Pauel Fokin as VP of Animal Nutrition

IFF’s Health & Biosciences division has appointed Pauel Fokin as vice president of Danisco Animal Nutrition. He brings over 25 years of business management experience to his new role with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering as well as a background in the specialty chemicals, food ingredients and pharmaceutical industries. Most recently, he was the global commercial vice president for the Pharma Solutions division at IFF. He will be based at the IFF’s Health & Biosciences divisional headquarters in Wilmington in the USA.

Photo: IFF

Photo: IFF

Strategic alliance between Kletec and Sanovo

Sanovo has agreed with Kletec on a strategic collaboration and investment in Kletec BV, a global supplier of automatic stacking and palletising solutions for the egg industry. Kletec BV will continue to operate independently.

Cobb invests in new technologies and facilities

Since 2000, Cobb-Vantress has invested in expanding its genetic library and footprint to help improve existing products and develop future products. Over the past 5 years, the company has invested over US$100 million into R&D initiatives and company-owned farms where the company’s programmes are executed. Cobb has recently secured additional acreage in Tennessee to expand its Dry Creek pedigree farm, and secured additional land in China, allowing further expansion of a Cobb grandparent farm.

The newest resource from Cobb Europe shows exactly how much a point-of-feed conversion is worth in relation to changing feed cost and bird live weight. The online tool is designed for industry professionals across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. They just need to enter data on feed processing, feed cost, and live weight, to instantly see how much annual value a point-of-feed conversion is worth.

Ground broken on new Jefo production plant

To increase production by up to 400%, Jefo, a company that offers alternatives to antibiotics to chickens, pigs, cows, cattle and aquaculture, has invested CAN$42.5 million (US$33.5 million) in a new 16,700 sqm plant in Saint-Hyasinthe in Quebec, Canada. The plant will feature 2 production lines with the potential to expand to 6 lines.

Photo: Jefo

Photo: Jefo

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist