In this edition we discuss the current situation in Brazil’s poultry industry with ABPA CEO Ricardo Santin. We explore factors that need to be considered in the case of vaccination failure, and introduce an innovative concept of a floating egg farm. Poultry World goes to the US to visit a pheasant farm, and to South Africa to learn about the country’s master poultry plan. Polish researchers discuss feather sampling to determine a bird’s exposure to antibiotics.
Poultry World met with Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) CEO Ricardo Santin ahead of the 11th BRICS meeting in Brazil to talk about the current situation in the country’s poultry industry.
Sometimes vaccination failure occurs when chickens do not develop adequate antibody titre levels or when the flock is susceptible to a field disease outbreak following the administration of a vaccine. The quality of the vaccine is often blamed, but there are other factors that must be evaluated.
Land is becoming scarce, but innovation platform Kip van Oranje and Floating Farms saw an opportunity. The harbour in the Dutch city of Rotterdam is home to the Floating Egg Farm, a layer farm on a barge.
Pheasant hunting is big business in the US, and the meat has also become very popular with North American consumers. Based in Wisconsin, USA, MacFarlane Pheasants has been producing these birds since 1929.
With the move toward antibiotic reduction in agriculture, it is becoming increasingly important to promote gut health and target disease challenges in alternative ways. Maintaining good gut health will minimise disruption to production caused by diseases.
Aviagen is expanding as the company establishes new grandparent stock farms and a hatchery in Brazil, as well as recently having purchased a controlling ownership of distributors in Peru and Columbia. Poultry World interviews president of Aviagen Latin America, Ivan Pupo Lauandos, who reflects on an interesting year.
South Africa produces chicken at the 6th lowest price per kilo in the world. A new poultry sector masterplan aims to stimulate local demand, boost exports and protect the local chicken industry.
Researchers at a Polish veterinary research institute evaluated the analysis of feathers as a non-invasive alternative to tissue sampling for the surveillance of doxycycline use on poultry farms.
In this edition’s column, Alan Beynon, managing director at Poultry Sense, looks at the importance of flock uniformity.
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