September 9, 2016


Cargill expert addresses producer and consumer challenges at World Poultry Congress




On September 7 at the 25th World Poultry Congress held at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, China, Dr. Mario Penz, Corporate Fellow and Global Strategic Accounts Director for Cargill Animal Nutrition, gave a keynote address entitled "Feeding Birds of the Future". 

Dr. Penz's presentation saw an audience of about 100 researchers, technical experts and company representatives coming from all around the world, from the fields of poultry breeding, nutrition, health and management.


Specifically, Dr. Penz spoke on topics including: antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) free broiler production; ingredient analysis; digestibility and phase feeding; particle size and pelleting; feed enzymes. He also shared viewpoints and experiences from Cargill.

While low-cost production will continue to be a goal for the industry, Dr. Penz highlighted that end consumers and society-at-large will demand more transparency on how production animals are fed and treated. Environmental accountability and sustainability will continue to be strong market drivers. Specifically, more mandatory requirements on ingredient quality, phase and sex feeding differentiation, particle size and pellet quality, and efficient use of additives such as enzymes, would be made.


This is the first time that the World Poultry Congress takes place in China, and is co-hosted by the China Branch of the World's Poultry Science Association and the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine. This year's congress saw a total of 3,376 delegates coming from 72 countries. 

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