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 bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the global poultry industry this September.

Foodmate Unveils Duravant Onsight for poultry processing

Foodmate, a global automation solutions provider to the poultry processing industry, has announced the launch of Duravant Onsight, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) service for poultry processing efficiency and control. The company says that the product improves processing operations by gathering critical data and centralising production line performance information in real time, providing immediate access to critical indicators, instant alerts, reports, and advanced machine learning algorithms that empowers operators to proactively address challenges before they materialise.

Evonik showcased its first plant-based product at SPACE

At SPACE, Evonik Animal Nutrition showcased PhytriCare IM which was developed in partnership with Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition to prevent a too high inflammatory state in laying hens, sows and dairy cows. This is the first plant-based product in the company’s portfolio. The product consists of plant extracts containing high amounts of flavonoids, known for their anti-inflammatory effects. The product is available in the EU, with approvals underway in other regions.

Hamlet Protein hosts international delegation

Hamlet Protein hosted a group of professors and PhD students from Denmark, the UK, and the US for a plant tour and technical presentation and discussions in Horsens, Denmark. The group was were offered insights into the company’s latest scientific research, shared in market experiences on applications in starter and pre-starter feeds and presented the company’s patented production process.

DSM-Firmenich develops single cell proteins

DSM-Firmenich has developed new single-cell proteins which have the capacity for the production of net-zero carbon protein by partially decoupling animal production from conventional inputs and associated challenges. The use of SCPs as an animal feed ingredient is a game-changer, says the company.

CEOs meet at the Alltech Vietnam Agri-food Summit

Some 24 CEOs from across the Vietnamese agri-food sector convened at the Alltech Vietnam Agri-food Summit in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss how to sustainably meet the challenges currently facing the industry. Changemakers and thought leaders shared their insights on various topics, including consumer trends, agricultural technologies and the biggest opportunities for the Vietnamese market. The group also explored how the industry can continue to innovate and work together.

A successful SPACE 2023 event in France

The 37th edition of SPACE was held from 12-14 September at the Rennes Exhibition Centre, featuring 1,207 exhibitors who welcomed 90,771 visitors from 122 countries. Energy was a major theme at the show. Meanwhile Innov’Space was again a highlight, and the Youth Forum and the Tech’Agri Challenge focused its attention on young people, highlighting the value of animal farming.

CP Foods accelerates shift to 100% renewable energy

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has phased out coal across all production processes, and in Thailand, renewables account for 30% of the company’s total energy consumption (68% biomass, 30% biogas, and 2% solar). CP Foods is targeting a 50 MW solar energy production by the end of 2023 and doubling it by 2025. Existing solar panels currently generate 20 MW.

World Veterinary Association honours Japanese veterinarian Dr Kurauchi

The WVA recently launched a new format of its Global Veterinary Awards, supported by Ceva Sante Animale, extending their scope from animal welfare, to include One Health, Medicine Stewardship and Veterinary Education. An honorary prize was presented to Dr Isao Kurauchi recognising his personal efforts and that of the Fukuoka Prefecture to bring real meaning to the concept of One Health and his belief that human, animal and environmental health are interconnected and should be addressed together.

Manna Insect Oy announces Manna MIND Gen2

Agritech company Manna Insect announces Manna MIND Gen2, which it says is the world’s first technology that enables converting almost any kind of space, such as a shipping container or a warehouse, into an automatically climate-controlled and optimized insect farming facility.

Bühler and NRGene collaborate on black soldier flies

Swiss technology group Bühler and Israeli genomics company NRGene Technologies have announced a strategic collaboration that will offer BSF producers a solution that incorporates Bühler’s high-end equipment and engineering capabilities and NRGene’s novel genetics and AI-based genomics tools. The insect industry is still optimising its production costs and advances in insect genetics are key for achieving this, said Bühler.

Selko convenes next gen mycotoxin talent

At the World Mycotoxin Forum in October in Antwerp, Belgium, Nutreco’s feed additives brand, Selko, will share findings on mycotoxin prevalence worldwide, and the efficacy of varied mitigation strategies. The gathering will include the Young Scientist Forum, a call for next-gen scientists to share their insights and inspirations for applying science to address commercial mycotoxin challenges. As a sponsor of the event, Selko scientists and research partners will present 9 research posters and deliver 2 oral presentations during the conference.

Novus announces management changes

Novus International has announced the upcoming retirement of Dr Uwe Ranft from his role as MD of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and global strategic accounts. Ranft has been with the company for the past 20 years, with 14 of those at the helm of the commercial business in EMEA. Dr Volker Seidl, who joined the company in 2021 as the director of global strategic accounts, will succeed him, bringing 20 years of extensive experience to the role. The transition period has begun and will continue through to January 2024, when Seidl’s appointment takes effect.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist