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

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

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

Perstorp launches Gastrivix Avi gut health solution for broilers

Perstorp is expanding on its range of broiler feed solutions after the launch of Gastrivix Avi in March 2022. The company says it is the first to pioneer the commercial use of valeric acid in animal nutrition. Like butyric acid, valeric acid is naturally created by the gut microbiota of broilers, although in too small quantities for optimal gut health during production cycles. It says it has created esters of valeric acid, which were tested over many years in many combinations with butyric acid esters to develop the right synergy.

Delacon launches Biostrong Fertile for poultry fertility

As part of Delacon‘s phytogenic product line for poultry, the company has developed Biostrong Fertile, a range of essential oils, flavonoids, and saponins, to support the oxidative resilience of semen and its components and contribute to optimised hormonal processes. Improving fertility of the males is the most efficient way to strengthen the production of day-old chicks, says the company.

Cobb welcomes students to free online academy

Cobb Europe has launched Cobb Academy, an online education platform that invites individuals to enrol in courses on various poultry-related topics taught by industry experts throughout the year. The initiative provides a library of free resources and subject matter taught by technical experts and leaders in the poultry field. Students can enrol on demand and complete the courses at their own pace, earning certificates through module completion.

Individuals from across the poultry industry, including Cobb employees, can join the academy for free beginning in April 2022. New topics will be released twice a year with the first course, being H.A.T.C.H.I.E.V.E.S., a Hatchery Information Series, that covers all areas of the hatchery.

Vostermans Ventilation introduces new Multifan line

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Vostermans Ventilation has presented its new (50 Hz) Multifan line of Multifan tube mounting and panel fans. The company says that extensive R&D has resulted in the creation of the new Multifan line, with fans that are both energy-efficient and reliable. The new fans feature a new design, a smaller motor, and an optimal motor-impeller combination.

AveSui América Latina 2022 returns with full force

The largest fair of animal protein production chains in Latin America is back, reaching its 21st edition. The AveSui Poultry, Pigs and Fish Latin-American Industry Trade Fair will be held from 26 to 28 April in Medianeira, Paraná. More than 3,000 visitors are expected to visit the site daily with more than 100 national and international exhibitors confirmed.

EuroTier 2022: Focus on global livestock trends

The 2022 edition of EuroTier takes place in Hanover, Germany, from 15 to 18 November, under the theme ‘Transforming Animal Farming’. The trade fair is a platform to meet practitioners and experts, accompanied by an international technical programme with conferences and partners on key topics in international pig, cattle and poultry production.

Cargill expands capabilities of Global Animal Nutrition Innovation Centre

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With a US$50 million investment, Cargill is expanding and renovating its Global Animal Nutrition Innovation Centre in Elk River in Minnesota, the US. Along with a facility in Velddriel, the Netherlands, and the soon-to-be-operating Changrong R&D centre in China, the Elk River site serves as a hub of the company’s global network of 15 animal nutrition research and technology application centres.

Designed to serve dairy, poultry, swine and aqua nutrition customers and the testing needs of other Cargill businesses, the company will upgrade animal facilities including a new dairy innovation unit, construct a larger onsite feed mill, create a visitor’s space, and build a laboratory for nutrient research and development. The site has been operational for Cargill since 1958, and the upgraded facility that will open in 2023.

CP Foods saves water

In 2021, by applying the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) reduced its average water withdrawal per unit of production by 43% compared to 2015. The company reused and recycled 44% of water used.

CCPA group launched Thermo range to combat heat stress

CCPA group has developed the Thermo range of nutritional solutions for specific species to strengthen the natural systems involved in evacuating heat by helping improve gut integrity, offset electrolyte, and stimulate ingestion. Included in the range is Farm-e-Val, a digital service that relies on temperature and humidity sensors installed in the barn, as well as Chorus, a new thermal comfort indicator.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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