We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a summary of the latest business updates from the global poultry industry this February.
‘Transforming Animal Farming’ is the theme of EuroTier 2022, reflecting on the changes currently embracing the livestock sector. The trade fair will take place from 15-18 November 2022 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. The focus is on animal welfare, animal health, sustainability, emissions, genetics, husbandry, feeding, digitalisation, management, processing, and direct farm sales.
Cargill’s study analysed more than 328,000 samples across more than 150 global feed plants, on-farm samplings, and storage locations in 54 countries. The report highlights key global trends and interesting findings, for example, 72% of analyses were contaminated with at least 1 mycotoxin.
Royal DSM has launched of its 4th-generation phytase, HiPhorius, for swine, poultry, and aquaculture. According to DSM, by increasing phosphorous digestibility, HiPhorius adds value for the farmer while reducing the environmental footprint of animal production.
Uruguay’s La Cabaña Avícola has chosen Royal Pas Reform’s SmartPro technologies for its first hatchery build. The family-run company in San Bautista has worked hard to promote the consumption of chicken meat in a country with high red meat consumption.
Thai-based broiler producer, Sun Food International, has also chosen Royal Pas Reform for its next stage of growth at its Wangmuang broiler hatchery in Saraburi. The order includes 12 SmartSetPro setters and 12 SmartHatchPro hatchers.
Poland-based Agri Plus, part of Smithfield Foods, has started production at its new greenfield broiler hatchery in the city of Mońki where a range of Pas Reform’s SmartPro technologies have been installed.
Japfa Vietnam has started construction of a US$22 million meat processing complex in Binh Phuoc province. Expected to start operating this year, the complex will include a poultry slaughterhouse with a capacity of 6,000 birds/hour, as well as a pig slaughterhouse and a meat processing plant. With a total investment of US$17.4 million, the feedmill is designed to produce 480,000 tonnes of feed per year. This is Japfa’s 7th feedmill in the country. The company targets a total capacity of 2 mt of animal feed and a 5% market share of the country’s animal feed sector in the next 5 years.
IPPE was the setting for the launch of HIPRA’s SmartVac in-ovo vaccination device. Developed by leading supplier of integrated hatchery solutions, Royal Pas Reform, the Expo allowed HIPRA to present itself as bio-tech partner for SmartVac, which has been designed to guarantee 100% injection into the amniotic fluid, maximizing embryo safety during the process. It allows vaccination with HIPRA’s range of gumboro and coccidiosis products, without compromising hatchability results, or risking product wastage, according to the company.
Aviagen distributor, Arbor Acres South Africa, recently awarded a number of customers with Arbor Acres 140 and 400 Club awards. The Arbor Acres 400 Club recognises producers who achieve a European Product Efficiency Factor of 400 or more with their broiler flocks, while the Arbor Acres 140 Club membership is awarded to customers who achieve a breeder performance of 140 or more chicks per hen housed (chicks/hh) at 60 weeks. Membership for both Clubs requires excellent stockmanship in areas such as biosecurity, environmental management and nutrition. A total of 26 140 Club awards and 22 400 Club awards were given out, as outlined below.
Roxell recently signed an agreement with distributor Sere Transilvania from Cluj, Romania. The company is a new partner for setting up poultry and pig houses with Roxell’s feeding, drinking, nesting and heating systems.
At the 2022 IPPE, Cobb-Vantress introduced CobbCares.com to highlight the company’s commitments to a sustainable future and to deliver healthy poultry genetic crosses with balanced traits that support sustainable poultry production and robust poultry welfare. CobbCares.com includes 5 sustainable development pillars, namely workplace, the environment, poultry care and welfare, the community, and genetic progress.
In February, Dr Antonia Tacconi joined Perstorp’s Animal Nutrition team as Global Product Manager Gut Health, bringing with her technical and commercial expertise to this role.
Tacconi graduated in 2015 from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences with a PhD in Bioanalytics focusing on the detection of antibiotic residues in animal-derived foods. Since then, her career in the international feed additives industry has given her experience of working with various types of feed additives as well as with a range of livestock species.
Hy-Line International announces that Jonathan Cade, president, was named as secretary to the US Poultry and Egg Association board at IPPE 2022. Cade is entering his first year on the executive board after numerous years of serving on the main board with the US Poultry and Egg Association.
Cade graduated from Harper Adams University in the UK. Before becoming president of Hy-Line International in 2012, he served as MD of Hy-Line subsidiary, Hy-Line International UK from 2009.