Important Measures in Management of Poultry Nutrition

Formulating feeds that closely match the nutritional requirements of birds in their different production and growth stages to reduce the amount of nutrients excreted; options in this category include phase feeding, split-sex feeding or feed formulation on an available-nutrient basis; Using good quality, uncontaminated feed (e.g. in which concentrations of pesticides and dioxins are known […]

Opportunities in Poultry Sector in India

India has the world’s largest population of livestock. India produces around 5.3 million MT of Meat and 75 bn eggs annually. The current processing levels in poultry are 6%, while for meat it stands at 21%. Poultry is a highly vertically integrated industry in India and matches the efficiency levels of many western countries. Government […]

In conversation with Innovatec Hatchery Automation BV

August 11, 2019 Pictures from left to right- Mark Rijsdijk, sales manager Asia, Christophe Bohez, sales manager Asia, Henk Struving, Sales & Marketing Director What are your core products and services? What are you best known for providing? Innovatec is a leading company specialized in innovative hatchery automation. Driven bij innovation and committed to quality and […]


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Broiler House Management to prevent winter respiratory disease

Respiratory disease in broilers can occur any time of year, but it’s especially problematic in winter months, when air and environmental conditions may become compromised as producers try to keep costs under control. Maintaining good air quality is essential and is heavily influenced by ventilation techniques. When a house is underventilated, ammonia levels and litter […]

Poultry Litter Management Practices

What is Poultry Litter:- Poultry litter or Broiler litter is a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and material used as bedding in poultry operations. This term is also used to refer to unused bedding materials. Poultry litter is used in confinement buildings used for raising broilers, turkeys and other birds. Common bedding materials include wood shavings, sawdust, peanut hulls, shredded sugar cane, straw, and other […]

What are Broiler Chickens?

Eggs come from hens raised specifically to lay eggs, but chickens that are raised for meat are called “broilers.” These chickens are typically white, and are bred specifically for optimal health and size to produce a quality product for the consumer. Broiler chickens are raised in large, open structures called houses, where they roam, explore, […]

Drinking Water Management in Poultry Performance

The drinking water plays an important role in the transmission of some bacterial, viral and protozoan diseases that are among the most common poultry diseases.  Important factors to prevent waterborne diseases in broiler production are the protection of supply sources, water disinfection and the quality control of microbiological, chemical and physical characteristics. Water is an […]

Poultry Production’s Potential Pollutants impacts on Water and Soil

Poultry plants steadily increase production of eggs and poultry meat. However, except their main product, poultry housing and operation zones simultaneously produce proportional amounts of wastes – poultry manure, sewage water, nonfood products of killing rooms, fallen poultry, hair, and feathers, manure being produced in most considerable quantities. Poultry plants allocate vast territories for storing […]

Air quality impacts of potential pollutants from poultry production

Air quality can be affected by aerial emissions of pollutants from poultry production facilities. Ammonia emitted into the atmosphere is arguably the most environmentally significant aerial pollutant associated with poultry production. The transport and fate of ammonia once it is emitted into the atmosphere are not well understood, but its presence in high concentrations can […]

Factors affecting Poultry Litter conditions

What is Poultry Litter: Poultry litter or broiler litter is a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and material used as bedding in poultry operations. This term is also used to refer to unused bedding materials. Poultry litter is used in confinement buildings used for raising broilers, turkeys and other birds. Common bedding materials include wood shavings, sawdust, peanut hulls, shredded sugar cane, straw, and other […]

Six major components for Poultry Nutrition

Nutrients provide poultry the energy and material needed for the development of bone, flesh, feathers, and eggs. Feed has six major components: Water Carbohydrates Fats Proteins Minerals Vitamins Each of these components is important in providing poultry the nutrients they need, and a deficit of even one can have serious health consequences for poultry. 1) Water […]

Protein Sources for Poultry Nutrition

In poultry nutrition, most attention is given to protein products, due to the importance of protein as a major constituent of the biologically active compounds in the body. It also assists in the synthesis of body tissue, for that renovation and growth of the body. Furthermore, protein exists in form of enzymes and hormones which […]

Effects of copper supplements in poultry

Copper is often added to poultry diets as an antimicrobial agent at doses greatly exceeding the nutritional requirement. Copper is an essential trace element that plays a vital role in the physiology of animals: for foetal growth and early post-natal development, for haemoglobin synthesis, connective tissue maturation especially in the cardiovascular system and in bones, for […]

Advancements in Poultry Nutrition

We need to become more involved with immersive technology and robots with mobile sensors in poultry units and other applications. New technology is being developed to help increase the efficiency of farming at an alarming rate; but one concern is whether farmers can embrace these new innovations before another new wave is introduced. In the […]

NIR importance in Poultry Nutrition

The NIRS may be used as a tool to predict the digestible amino acid and likely the energy content of  feedstuffs. Such information is useful from a quality control perspective to find outliers in incoming raw material and to rank batches of feedstuffs based on nutritionally relevant parameters; for a nutritionist, such information may be used, […]

Precautions by Producers during egg wash

Even with good farm-management practices and careful handling, a small percentage of dirty eggs will be produced. Producers must bear in mind that dirty eggs are covered with bacteria that will cause spoilage if they enter the egg. Whether conducted at the production or processing site, washing must be performed in a manner that will […]

Scope of Poultry business in Emerging Markets

Scope of Poultry Business in Emerging markets, here are the five reasons: Increasing prosperity in emerging markets= people can afford to put more eggs, chicken on the table. Many youngsters becoming non-vegetarian under the influence of advertisements e.g. KFC, McDonalds etc. It takes far less feed to produce a kilo of chicken. There is no […]

Five Major Benefits to install Poultry Management Software

1. Financial Management: In poultry business, managing finances and up-to-date book keeping is equally important as it is to achieve smoother operational flow. It is not a lay man’s job to handle balance sheet, trial balance and accounts books. One needs an automated financial solution to manage finances minutely like calculating cost of production per egg/ […]

Effects of Pre-slaughter handling on meat and carcass quality

Improper and poor pre-slaughter handling of animals during farming, loading, transporting, marketing, unloading, lairaging and stunning have several effects on carcass and meat quality, here are the effects: Mortality of animals: Animals can die from pre-slaughter handling activities. For instance if sick animals are not treated or when animals are transported under harsh environmental and stressful […]

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New Addiseo’s Investment to boost their presence in Aquaculture in Asia

Adisseo has signed an agreement with Calysta Inc. (USA) – the world’s leading alternative protein innovator – to establish a 50/50 joint-venture (JV) named Calysseo to develop FeedKind®, an innovative feed solution for aquaculture. The JV will be based in Hong Kong to develop this opportunity for the long run and will enjoy manufacturing & marketing exclusivity for Asian markets. […]

Plukon Food Group announces takeover of Spanish poultry company Grupo VMR

Wezep-Madrid, 29 January 2020 – Plukon Food Group B.V. (Plukon) acquired 100% of the shares in Grupo de Gestión Empresarial Avícola VMR, S.L. (VMR).  The Plukon Food Group is primary known as a major European player in the field of poultry and, with the acquisition of Fresh Care Convenience in Dronten on 10 January 2020, […]

Cobb Leads Discussion to Advance Poultry Welfare Awareness

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. / Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA: Cobb-Vantress, Inc. recently hosted a diverse group of animal welfare experts at its global headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to discuss the advancement of flock health and well-being.  The roundtable group — which consisted of poultry science experts from academia, animal welfare officers from global poultry companies, and Cobb leaders — focused on advancing poultry welfare awareness and excellence while balancing flock management […]

Zoetis Recognized as a Top Employer Around the World

Zoetis Belgium was certified as a Top Employer. Top Employer recognizes that when employees are empowered by company culture, they thrive. Their certification process requires companies to meet benchmarks in HR excellence to become certified. “The entire Zaventem leadership team believes that our people, our culture, and our Core Beliefs are the foundation of our success. We know […]

Cargill reports fiscal 2020 second-quarter results

MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill reported results for the fiscal 2020 second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2019. Key measures include: Adjusted operating earnings were $1.02 billion, up 19% from $853 million last year. For the first half of the year, this brought adjusted earnings to $1.93 billion. Net earnings on a U.S. GAAP basis for the quarter […]