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

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

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

Huvepharma selects HatchTech for vaccine production

Huvepharma has partnered with HatchTech on an innovative long-term vaccine hatchery project involving HatchTech’s MicroClimer Setters. The used embryos/eggs will be used in the production of veterinarian vaccines.

EFSA makes recommendations to improve animal welfare during transport

Providing more space, lowering maximum temperatures, and keeping journey times to a minimum are necessary to improve the welfare of farmed animals during transport, according to recommendations published by EFSA. The advice is provided to the European Commission in a series of 5 scientific opinions intended to support its ongoing review of animal welfare legislation in the EU – a key element of the EU’s Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy.

New smart farming research facility

Photo: Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station

Construction is nearly complete on a new poultry science research facility that will open new avenues of research for the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. The US$1 million project will be the most advanced research facility for conducting broiler research at the farm once complete, according to David Caldwell, director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and head of the Department of Poultry Science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Novus to host breeder nutrition and management webinar series

From 17-20 October, Novus International will host a 4-day global webinar series called Breeder Management & Nutrition. This digital event will feature 11 authors from the company’s latest publication titled ‘Breeder Management and Nutrition: Moving the industry forward’, which debuted at the World’s Poultry Congress 2022. Each day features a different topic, namely breeder management and nutrition, feed restriction, epigenetics, and genetics.

HatchTech to acquire REWE Group’s 50% stake in the SELEGGT and respeggt

The agreement between HatchTech and REWE Group allows SELEGGT and respeggt to accelerate their international growth by taking advantage of HatchTech’s global network. HatchTech and REWE Group jointly founded SELEGGT in 2017 and respeggt in 2019 as part of their shared commitment to setting new ethical standards in the poultry industry. Today, 7 gender identification machines are installed and operational, allowing to house around 20 million laying hens “free of chick culling”.

EuroTier/EnergyDecentral 2022 coming soon

Animal welfare, sustainability, digitalisation, robotics and decentralised energy supply are in focus at the upcoming EuroTier and EnergyDecentral trade fairs this November. For the first time, the DLG-Agrifuture Concept Winner will also be awarded for concepts and visions that have not yet reached market maturity but are still in the development phase.

Victam expands to Latin America

The Victam Corporation has announced that it will expand its business to Latin America. Victam LatAm will be organised from 3-5 October 2023 at Expo Center Norte in São Paolo, Brazil, and will be co-located with Grapas LatAm, the event for the grain milling and processing industries.

DSM completes acquisition of Prodap

Royal DSM has announced the completion of its acquisition of Prodap, an animal nutrition and technology company in Brazil that combines technology offerings, consulting services, and customised nutritional solutions aimed at driving efficiency and sustainability in animal farming.

MS Schippers and Denkavit partner

MS Schippers and Denkavit have launched MS Fit2GO to support the health of piglets, poultry, cows, calves and lambs, from digestive support for intestinal health to essential oils for healthy airways, to support for increasing the quality of the colostrum, to electrolytes, and support water, calcium and energy intake.

Dr. Eckel begins World Tour on phytogenics in animal nutrition

Photo: Dr. Eckel

The Dr. Eckel World Tour 2022 kicked off in Hua Hin, Thailand, where academic and industry experts shared and discussed promising innovations and solutions for ruminant feeding, poultry production and aquaculture. The series will proceed to Surabaya (Indonesia), São Paulo (Brazil) and, just before EuroTier, Braunschweig (Germany), focusing on the use of phytogenic.

Elanco launches new addition to Hemicell range

Elanco Animal Health has launched a new nutrient-sparing enzyme, Hemicell XT, to its range for pig and poultry producers. The company claims this gut-health enhancing supplement supports nutrient uptake and has the potential to reduce overall feed costs due to improved utilisation of dietary energy.

Evonik and BASF partner

Evonik and BASF have entered into an agreement granting Evonik certain non-exclusive licensing rights to Opteinics, a software solution to measure, analyse and minimise the environmental impact of animal protein, with an emphasis on animal feed production. The software currently offers modules for pig and poultry production and can be integrated with feed formulation software.

AB Vista to extend reach across Asia Pacific with Signis

AB Vista continues its expansion across the Asia Pacific region with the launch of Signis in Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. Signis, a ‘stimbiotic’ product, is a feed additive that improves the gut health of poultry and swine and improves the animals’ resilience to challenges by stimulating and accelerating the microbiome’s ability to ferment fibre.

Biochem opens new production plant in Lohne, Germany

Biochem has completed its 4,500 sqm GMP+ certified production and logistic facility in Lohne, Germany. The facility houses a 1,000 cubic-metre tank storage unit and an automated filling system. The new location gives the option to fill from 500 ml to 25,000 litres, and serves as a climate-controlled warehouse to ensure product availability and quicker production times.

SPACE welcomed over 90,000 visitors

SPACE, which took place from 13-15 September at the Rennes Exhibition Centre in France, welcomed over 90,000 visitors from 120 different countries, and close to 1,200 exhibitors. The full scope of the livestock industry was represented, from cattle, pigs, goats and sheep to poultry, rabbits and aquaculture. The next SPACE is scheduled to take place from 12-14 September 2023.

CP Foods addresses 5 trends and moves away from the use of coal

Photo: CP Foods

Speaking at The Dynamic Growth in the Global Food Tech Industry seminar in Thailand, Prasit Boondoungprasert, CEO of CP Foods, said 5 global customer trends that will shape the future of the food industry are health and wellbeing, convenience, product and channel innovation, premium and value for money, and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, to phase out the use of coal in its operations in Thailand, the company is transitioning toward greener energy sources such as solar farms, solar floating, and solar rooftops in its operations across Thailand, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

DLG announces international social media prize

DLG (German Agricultural Society) has launched the ‘DLG Agri Influencer Award 2022’ which aims to recognise farmers’ topical and high-quality agricultural blogs and profiles in the social media. There are 3 categories, namely DLG Best Agri Influencer (farmers or farms that maintain a profile with agricultural content in the social media and have at least 4,000 followers), DLG Best Agri Blogger (farmers or farms that maintain their own blog with agricultural content), and DLG Best Agri Newcomer (farmers or farms that started their blog or their social media profile with agricultural content in 2022).

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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