This 1st edition of Poultry World highlights a risk-based bird flu mitigation map, breakthrough technology that could potentially end male day-old chick culling, and the benefits of early access to feed and water. Also in this edition are nutritional solutions in times of soaring ingredient prices, a look at antibiotic use in the UK, and Russia’s focus on poultry exports.
Utrecht University in the Netherlands has been conducting research into avian influenza since 2003 when the first major bird flu outbreak hit the country. The university is plotting numerous risk indicators together in a risk model map where you can see where the high and low-risk areas are. A map has been completed for the Netherlands and now the team is working on a European version.
Rabobank’s Poultry Outlook 2022 concludes that while economic conditions are improving and markets recover, the road ahead is bumpy. This article takes a look at the situation in Mexico and Brazil, the US, Russia, Europe and China and the Far East.
Using gene editing, researchers have created single-sex mice litters with 100% efficiency. These techniques could also be used to dramatically reduce culling in both the poultry and the dairy industries where only female animals are required for egg production and in dairy herds.
The UK government’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate has released figures showing that the use of antibiotics in chickens and turkeys is falling.
When attempting to achieve better performance, water intake and utilisation cannot be underestimated. This article looks in detail at various aspects of water in poultry, including its source and system, temperature and flavours, as well as factors relating to feed and the environment.
Co-creation network, HubOrange, aim to showcase the regionalisation of food production to secure fresh food locally. Innovative concepts were launched at VIV MEA and will really take off during the upcoming VIV Europe scheduled to take place in the Netherlands at the end of May 2022.
Russia is geared to boost its grain sector, poultry exports and the animal feed industry with around US$11 billion expected to be invested in several hundred export-oriented agricultural projects by 2024. The country currently exports about 300,000 tonnes of poultry per year. In 2025, this figure is expected to increase to 700,000 tonnes, and to 1 million tonnes by 2030.
Chicks may benefit more from hatching systems that provide immediate access to feed and water. This article examines 3 systems and 3 production cycles, and the results thereof.
High feed costs means squeezed profits. This article explores enzyme supplementation, NIRS technology and alternative feed ingredients to optimise feed efficiency.
Nutritionists and veterinarians worldwide are working to replace the benefits achieved with subtherapeutic antibiotic use in animal rations. Amlan International’s mineral-based feed additive, Calibrin-Z, binds both bacterial and fungal toxins.
According to the latest Compassion in World Farming EggTrack report, 156 out of 219 tracked companies (71%) had reported progress towards their cage-free commitments.
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