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

June 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 June.

Alveo announces Flockscreen LAMP avian influenza molecular test

Alveo Technologies has announced that the Flockscreen LAMP Avian Influenza Molecular Test can accurately detect the presence of virus in both cloacal and oropharyngeal samples from poultry with comparable limit of detection, sensitivity and specificity. Alveo and their development partners performed more than 20,000 tests on over 4,000 assay cartridges during their evaluation of over 100 candidate primer sets and assay conditions. The product is available for pre-sale in Europe and the Middle East, and the company expects to begin shipping in volume in the third quarter of 2024.

Elanco’s feed enzyme reduces the carbon footprint of broiler production

Elanco has announced that studies have shown that, when incorporated into broiler diets, the company’s Hemicell XT enzyme breaks down the performance-impacting compounds, β-mannans, resulting in less wasted energy and enhanced intestinal integrity. This reduces feed costs while improving animal health and product sustainability, reducing the carbon footprint by up to 3.3% for broilers. 

Noble Foods expands solar power generation

UK egg producer Noble Foods has expanded its solar power generation at the company’s flagship egg-packing centre in Lincolnshire. The new 370KWp system takes total site capacity to 520kWp, which will offset the site’s reliance on the national grid. On sunnier days, there will be moments when the entire load will be covered by the self-generated clean energy, including powering a bank of electric car chargers for staff.

Adisseo announces the third edition of its International Research Grant

This grant will allocate €1 million over the next 3 years to fund research projects addressing key challenges in animal nutrition, investigating nutritional approaches for monogastric (swine and poultry). The selection process for Adisseo’s Research Grant will be overseen by a scientific committee that will evaluate proposals that focus on sustainable solutions that address the global challenges of climate change and applying the One Health concept in animal production. The pre-proposal application period is open until 2 September. 

Novus’ new global headquarters is focused on the future

Novus International is focusing on research, new product development, and innovation in a new place to call home in the US. The nutrition company recently moved its global headquarters in Missouri to 17988 Edison Avenue in St. Louis. The new space is more focused on R&D and features a new in-house lab, and houses members of the company’s executive leadership team, legal and regulatory, finance, human resources, operations, supply chain, and logistics. 

Novus shares how feed can negatively impact nutrition and performance

While selected as feed for their availability, cost and protein content, common raw feed ingredients can also negatively impact their own nutritional value and bioavailability. Gabriela Cardoso, Ph.D., Novus poultry solutions manager for the Americas, will share how common feedstuffs like soybean meal and others can negatively impact poultry performance during X Seminario Internacional de Nutriciōn Avícol (X International Poultry Nutrition Seminar 2024), being held 24-25 July in Bogotá, Colombia. Hosted by the Colombian Association of Veterinary and Zootechnical Physicians (AMEVEA), the event includes the latest poultry research and trends. 

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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