Livestock & Feed Bussiness Worldwide: October 2022

Achieving Greater Resilience In Poultry
Poultry is one of the most consumed meat worldwide that is not hindered by religious or cultural restrictions (unlike pork and beef).
But recent events in just this year alone - the continuing spread of bird flu and rocketing energy prices - are now testing the poultry industry's ability to meet consumers' demand.
One unfortunate development resulting from the war in Ukraine is a looming energy crisis, which could put Germany's national food security at stake, according to Stefan Teepker, vice-president of the Central Association of the German Poultry Industry. Teepker said the German poultry industry can "no longer guarantee" that the local population "is supplied with meat and eggs" if energy shortages occur.
Like any other livestock business, poultry production is a complicated endeavour, and it is often not possible to fully resolve the various challenges. Continuing efforts at mitigation is thus the best way forward to protect production resilience. It is arguably easier to control internal factors compared to external factors like economic conditions.
In the September issue of Livestock & Feed Business, we look at how some of these internal factors can be dealt with through the perspectives of industry players:
♦ BASF states that the conventional inclusion levels of amino acid and "energyconsuming reactions of the mucosal tissue could potentially be minimised," with the use of its Natuphos® E feed phytase in poultry production (pages 8-9);
♦ Aviagen elaborates how clinical and subclinical necrotic enteritis can be prevented through the application of an integrated management strategy that entails vaccination, feed management and housing management (pages 10-11);
♦ DSM offers its 25(OH)D3 vitamin D product as a supplementation for broiler diets to improve skeletal health, promote immunity, boost production and processing performance, and enhance animal welfare (pages 12-13);
♦ Angel Yeast showcases YeaMOS S - which "is produced by complete hydrolysis and extraction of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall with specific enzymes" - as a way to improve the growth performance and immunity of birds when added to drinking water (pages 14-15).
Each of those solutions presented reveals an aspect of poultry production that can be bettered if present circumstances are not beyond the producer's ability to surmount.
Together, each resolution of their challenges solidifies poultry production's resilience - something needed more than ever in this difficult year.
The full article is published on the October 2022 issue of LIVESTOCK & FEED Business. To read the full report, please email to to request for a complimentary copy of the magazine, indicating your name, mailing address and title of the report.
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