Poultry World V6 2022 is now available online

Interview with Thijs Hendrix: Consolidating Finance and Growth

Ongoing investments will enable Hendrix Genetics to continue investing across its breeding programs, enhance its technology and data capabilities, grow its global customer base and expand into new markets. Poultry World Editor Fabian Procutter spoke to Theis Hendrix, Hendrix Genetics’ supervisory board chair, to find out more.

Poultry outlook bullish on strong demand

According to the Rabobank Global Poultry Report, the demand for poultry in the second half of the year is expected to remain strong, especially with the pressure on purchasing power, noted globally, and the steady rise in food prices, consumers are likely to move to the market. The cheapest meat protein is poultry. However, there are still challenges for producers as they face persistently high feed and energy prices.

Photo: Koos Groenewold
Photo: Koos Groenewold

Analysis of the outbreak of bird flu in the United States in 2022

Between February and June of this year, the United States experienced another wave of bird flu outbreaks. A total of 186 cases have been documented, resulting in the loss of 40.1 million birds from commercial flocks.

How to improve the management of coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is found anywhere poultry is raised, costing the global poultry sector nearly US$16 billion. Coccidiosis tends to become insensitive to treatments, and therefore careful attention and management is required.

Positive biofilms to guide the surface microbial environment

The scientific review details the perceived modes of action of positive biofilms used on livestock building surfaces and the resulting criteria for selecting the appropriate microorganisms for this specific application. What are the pros and cons of such an approach to biosecurity, and what is its impact along the food chain, from farm to fork?

Photo: Lallemand
Photo: Lallemand

Vitamin E level and zinc source are important

During conditions of heat stress, the vital antioxidants zinc and vitamin E are essential and help protect the gut and support the growth and health of broilers. Is a higher dose possibly better?

French foie gras producers are facing a disaster

After a major outbreak of bird flu – the most widespread in its history – French foie gras producers face a massive shortage of chicks for the new production cycle.

The mineral source in the parent feed for broilers affects the growth of broiler chickens and bone development

Most poultry feed uses inorganic minerals, but it is also possible to use organic minerals in which the minerals are bound to an amino acid or protein. This article explores a study in which 120 Ross 308 and 120 Hubbard JA 57 mother animals, along with 12 males of each breed, were fed a diet containing minerals (calcium, phosphorous, zinc, manganese, copper, iron and selenium) in any inorganic. or organic form.

Photo: Henk Riswick
Photo: Henk Riswick

Nigerian poultry farmers suffer from high feed costs

Facing the feed ingredients price hike of more than 168% in the past three years, the poultry industry in Nigeria is on the verge of collapse.

Pilot testing of the new national environmental sustainability tool

The beta version of the National Environmental Sustainability Tool, which aims to enable Canadian egg farmers to measure, monitor and manage their farm’s ecological footprint, has been launched by Egg Farmers of Canada. With this tool, egg farmers can better understand the key drivers of environmental performance on their farms – energy and water use, and more – while exploring comparisons with farms in their region and across the country.

Well-being, sustainability and the environment take center stage at WPC 2022

Poultry World Editor Fabian Procutter talks about his trip to the World Poultry Congress in Paris, where scientists, researchers and trade representatives of leading institutions and companies gathered to share knowledge and ideas face to face.

Consequences of stopping “dilution” in broiler production

Broiler producers in the EU often practice ‘flock thinning’; flocks are harvested in two steps – about 25% on day 35 at 1.7 kg and the remaining birds on day 42 at 2.5 kg. Ending partial depopulation would reduce profits and demand higher market prices and retail to offset the farm.

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