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