August Business Update: What’s New in the Poultry World?


We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bringing you a full rundown of the latest business updates from the global poultry industry in August.

Photo: Dream time

Photo: Dream time

Cargill and Continental Grain Company acquire Sanderson Farms

Cargill, Continental grain company, and Sanderson Farms have entered into a definitive agreement for a joint venture between Cargill and Continental Grain to acquire Sanderson Farms for $ 203 per share in cash, representing a total equity value for Sanderson Farms of $ 4.53 billion.

Blue Sky Family Farms Launches Helpful Hens Product Line

Blue Sky Family Farms launches the Helpful Hens range of sustainably raised free-range and pasture-raised eggs with regenerative practices, starting with its 6 Regenerative Family Farms which will be unveiled in 2021.

Techniques implemented on farms include practices that create a rich environment for plants, pollinators and hens, a 3-tier vegetation program in the pasture, 20 species of diverse vegetation, and frequent testing of soil behavior. and birds. The product line will include 4 offerings namely Pasture Raised Organic Eggs, Pasture Raised Non-GMO Eggs, Free-Range Non-GMO Eggs and Free-Range Organic Eggs.

Photo: Blue Sky Family Farms

Photo: Blue Sky Family Farms

AeroCollect and Indical Bioscience provide technology for veterinary diagnostics

With new technology, AeroCollect, you can get a clear picture of the diseases developing in an animal herd with a simple air sample. AeroCollect is a subsidiary of the Danish research and technology organization, Force technology. To expand internationally, AeroCollect is now partnering with Indian biosciences to manage sales and distribution in the global market.

The technology works by pulling a stream of air through a small sample chamber. High voltage is applied to the test chamber, creating an electric field across the sample chamber which captures and concentrates bacteria, viruses and other microscopic particles. The sample chamber is then sent to the laboratory where the contents are analyzed for pathogens using qPCR analysis. Results are ready in 1 to 2 hours.

Photo: Force technology

Photo: Force technology

MrFeed de Menon demonstrates its success in sustainability

Renewable products from Menon completed a trial exploring the effects of Menon’s new formulation of its proprietary ingredient, MrFeed, on broilers at the Poultry Research and Training Center at the University of Zamorano in Honduras. The study showed that the new formulation, which consists entirely of renewable products, could be just as effective in increasing the weight of broilers, while increasing the viability of the animals without the use of antibiotics.

EuroTier 2022: “Transforming livestock farming”

EuroTier will stand alongside Decentralized Energy, a trade fair for decentralized energy supply, from November 15 to 18, 2022 in Hanover, Germany, under the theme “Transforming animal husbandry”. The novelty of the show is a space for newly created innovative companies and the launch of a new award category “Agrifuture Concept Winner” to recognize innovative and pioneering concepts for the breeding of tomorrow.

Photo: EuroTier / DLG

Photo: EuroTier / DLG

De Valk Wekerom and Bruekers make PoultryPlan available to more laying poultry farmers

An agreement in the Netherlands between the manufacturer of compound feed, By Valk Wekerom, and Bruekers, a brand of feed for layers and breeders of Voergroep Zuid, means that the Poultry Plan farmer management products available to all of their customers. The PoultryPlan offers poultry farms 3 farm management products that include a clear dashboard that shows the most important key figures from the different sheds. The dashboard also presents a comparison with standard and historical data and the benchmark with co-poultry farmers.

Moba and Meggson join forces

Moba announced a collaboration with Meggson (formerly known as Cobot Automation) in the Netherlands to better serve the market with placed egg handling solutions.

CP Foods applies the principles of the circular economy for sustainable egg production

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has implemented programs based on the circular economy in laying hen complexes nationwide with the aim of becoming a low carbon organization, reducing the impacts of climate change and thereby producing sustainable food. Initiatives ranging from resource efficiency project to waste reduction and adoption of green energy have been implemented on egg farms to ensure that food production and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand. .

This waste-to-energy technology can help layer complexes reduce electricity costs by 65-85%. Last year, the company succeeded in reducing 113,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions and reducing unpleasant odors for the community.

Photo: CP Foods

Photo: CP Foods

Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University & Research strengthen their collaboration on sustainable development

Nutrition, the animal nutrition division of Nutreco, and Wageningen University and Research intend to strengthen their collaboration to improve the sustainability of animal production by expanding knowledge and accelerating innovations in animal nutrition to improve animal health and welfare.

Current and future projects focus on early nutrition, precision nutrition and nutrition in relation to the health and welfare of livestock.

Lidl France is committed to responsible plant proteins

Lidl France will ensure that by 2025, 100% responsible plant proteins are used to feed farm animals in its animal products sector. The soybeans used will not cause deforestation or conversion of natural ecosystems in Brazil, and the local planting of protein crops (soybeans, protein peas, field beans and alfalfa) will be encouraged.

Biomin publishes mycotoxin research book

Biomine published a book, The Zearalenone Compendium, which details the latest scientific knowledge on zearalenone, a mycotoxin commonly found in animal feed and associated with reproductive problems in animals. The research also suggests strategies available to overcome these challenges.


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