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Sustainability in the latest edition of Poultry World

Sustainability in the latest edition of Poultry World

This edition of Poultry World highlights that when it comes to sustainability, the time to be proactive is now. We report on Venkateshwara Hatcheries group in India, which is currently the largest fully integrated poultry group in Asia, and we consider how the composition of layer diets and its effect on water intake impacts manure. This and more in the latest edition of Poultry World.

Seizing every opportunity to expand

Asia’s largest fully integrated poultry group is Venkateshwara Hatcheries group in India. It is no surprise, then, that the group is also the third-largest SPF egg producer globally and is involved in genetic research, poultry disease diagnostic services, vaccines, feed and equipment, chicken and egg processing, broiler and layer breeding, and more.

Sustainability is a ‘must have’ not a ‘should have’

A clear message from the recent World Nutrition Forum, which DSM-Firmenich held in Cancún, Mexico, was that when it comes to sustainability, the time to be proactive is now. Hundreds of experts in the fields of science, academia, research, veterinary medicine, animal nutrition, genetics, business and feed manufacturing from around the globe gathered to learn more.

Impact of layer diet formulation on manure composition

The composition of a layer’s diet and its effect on water intake impacts manure quality, its handling characteristics, environmental load, and value.

The daily manure production of a laying hen is roughly equal to its feed intake at around 100g. Photo: Koos Groenewold
The daily manure production of a laying hen is roughly equal to its feed intake at around 100g. Photo: Koos Groenewold

Understanding highly pathogenic Eimeria species in turkeys

Intestinal diseases interfere with nutrient absorption and adversely affect the health of turkeys, and coccidiosis, which is caused by parasites belonging to the genus Eimeria, is among the most significant. This article takes a closer look at susceptibility, subclinical and clinical coccidiosis, how coccidiosis spreads, why it is difficult to eradicate, and intervention strategies.

EU survived the immediate energy crunch, but worries remain

The energy crisis experienced in Europe has passed, but the situation has not returned to what it was – it is unlikely that it will, as the outlook for the European energy sector remains highly uncertain.

Impact of the 2022 avian influenza epidemic in the US

The US faced a devastating outbreak of avian influenza in 2022. In this article, Poultry World offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the virus on laying hen inventories, egg production and prices in the US.

57.6 million birds died as a result of the avian influenza virus. Photo: Bert Jansen
57.6 million birds died as a result of the avian influenza virus. Photo: Bert Jansen

Combatting malnutrition in South Africa

Today, Blessman International in South Africa feeds some 60,000 children through several country-wide food distribution hubs. Through a partnership with Hy-Line, eggs have come to play a big role and pack a nutritious punch in these meals.

Promoting sustainable and responsible poultry practices

In collaboration with poultry companies, welfare-focused academics, customers and animal welfare organisations, the International Poultry Welfare Alliance recently launched a set of Reference Guides that provide Key Welfare Indicators for broilers, layers and turkeys.

Kinsley
Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist





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