Criteria for selecting a Fast Phytase

Lode Nollet, Global Product Manager Enzymes, Huvepharma What are the criteria to select a good phytase? Why select the fastest phytase? The importance of pH profile, pepsin resistance and speed (PPS) has shown to be critical to yield a fast phytase with reliable matrix values and superdosing properties.  The main reason for using an exogenous added  phytase in feed is to liberate phosphorous (P), bound as phytate, in raw materials. This does not  only lead to a lower feed cost by reducing the amount of added inorganic P, but also…

Eggs are a “Healthy Food” – FDA proposed New Definition

 “Eggs are a ‘healthy food,’ according to a new proposed definition released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ‘This proposed definition is more good news for egg lovers as it affirms the science showing that eggs are an all-around nutrient powerhouse, supplying nutrients such as choline, vitamin D, and essential fatty acids that are necessary for healthy living,’ says Emily Metz, president and CEO of the American Egg Board. This new proposed definition aligns with current scientific research and the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans by removing the…

ICAR’s Training program on “Advanced biotechnological approaches to augment productivity in poultry for ensuring food and nutritional security” held at Hyderabad

International Livestock Research Institute and ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad collaborative five-day training program on “Advanced biotechnological approaches to augment productivity in poultry for ensuring food and nutritional security” was inaugurated at ICAR-DPR. The Chief Guest, Dr. Bhupendra Nath Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science) applauded the alliance between ILRI and ICAR and appreciated the progress made in different collaborative projects. He complimented the team for organizing this training programme for the young faculty members of the NARS system at this juncture where characterization of the livestock and poultry of…

Rabobank is Bullish on Poultry despite of higher Feed Cost, operational & Labour challenges

In the recently published Poultry Quarterly Q3 2022: Rabobank shown Bullish Outlook With Strong Demand and Big Operational Challenges for Global Poultry Industry. Report says that Demand is strong, with most countries open after adopting ‘living with Covid’ strategies. These all things are pushing up poultry demand, while global pressure on spending power and high food prices are also leading consumers toward the lowest-priced meat protein: poultry. The biggest challenge for the industry is on the operational side. Feed and energy prices are higher than they have been in many…

IFIF and FAO strengthen collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe and sustainable Feed & Food in their 21st Annual Meeting

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held their 21st annual meeting to further strengthen their collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe, nutritious and sustainable feed and food. The meeting was officially opened by Mrs. Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General FAO and Mr. Thanawat Tiensin, Director Animal Production and Health at FAO, together with Mr. Ruud Tijssens, IFIF Chairman. They welcomed the IFIF delegates representing over 80% of global compound feed production and reiterated their commitment to this longstanding…

Poultry farmers in Russia, urge the Ministry of Agriculture to approve vaccination against avian influenza

The Russian Union of Poultry Producers (Rosptitsesoyuz) reached out to the Ministry of Agriculture suggesting a review of the avian influenza vaccination strategy, and permission for parent flock vaccination on farms with the highest potential outbreak risk. This statement was made by Mikhail Volkov, Head of Laboratory for Epizootology and Monitoring of the Federal Center for Animal Health (FGBI “ARRIAH”), at MAP Russia & VIV 2022. The vaccination against avian influenza is only allowed on backyard farms and free range poultry operations. Vaccination of commercial flocks is currently not permitted.…

Sri Lanka to allow maize, soybean imports for Poultry Feed Producers

Sri Lankan President has allowed maize and soybean imports on open account terms for poultry feed producers while the time given to import other foods on similar terms was also extended, according to a gazette notice. Sri Lanka banned open account imports in May despite banks being reluctant to open letters of credit fast due to forex shortages raising fears of food shortages and price spikes. However President Ranil Wickremesinghe allowed imports of staple foods under open account terms, ensuring steady supply of lentils, sugar, onion and potatoes initially at…

Global egg industry celebrates return of prestigious awards at IEC Global Leadership Conference 2022

The IEC’s prestigious awards made a triumphant return at the IEC Global Leadership Conference Rotterdam 2022, honoring the success of the international egg industry. Following a two-year break, the awards recognised the commitment and contribution of individuals and organisations to deliver a thriving future for the industry. Commenting on the awards, outgoing IEC Chairman Suresh Chitturi said: “The IEC awards are a highlight of the Global Leadership Conference, and it has been fantastic to re-connect egg industry leaders from across the world, and honour some truly worthy recipients at IEC…