Cargill, Heifer International and Walmart Foundation Partner to Invest in Farmer Producer Organizations in India

Heifer International, Cargill and Walmart Foundation announced  the expansion of Hatching Hope: Accelerating Incomes Through Diversification into India to improve financial independence for women in the Anantapur and East Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. With demand for eggs and poultry meat on the rise across India, backyard poultry farming is an economically sustainable agri-business that is easy to undertake and can provide high returns in a shorter timeframe. The project offers new income-generating activities and leadership positions within farmer producer organizations (FPOs) for women, challenging the social and cultural norms that limit their financial independence. The global Accelerating…

EU allows resumption of imports of Ukrainian poultry

Ukraine, a major supplier of poultry products, said that the European Union had lifted all limits on Ukrainian poultry exports imposed last year, reports Reuters. Ukraine reported an outbreak of bird flu among backyard birds in the southern part of the country in early December 2020 and since then exports have been suspended. The overall export of poultry meat from Ukraine rose 4% in 2020 to 431,000 tonnes.

Production of fishmeal and fish oil up by 6%, reports IFFO

During the first 11 months (January to November) of 2021, the total cumulative productions of both fishmeal and fish oil of the countries considered in the report which IFFO produces for its Members were higher, year on year, by 6%. Peru, Chile and India continue to be the only regions to report a higher cumulative fishmeal production in 2021 with respect to the same period in 2020. In terms of fish oil though, Iceland also managed to improve its cumulative output. China: shipments of imported fishmeal continue to rise Aquaculture…

Commercial Poultry farming Training Programme inaugurated by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar

A three days training programme on “Commercial Poultry Farming” was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Khordha, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar from 11th-13thJanuary, 2022. Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar graced this occasion as Chief guest. In his inaugural address he highlighted the importance and scope of commercial poultry farming for income generation and nutrition security of the farming community. Earlier, Dr. Harapriya Nayak (SMS, Home Science) welcomed the delegates. Dr. P. Das, Principal scientist, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar encouraged the trainees to adopt the technology of commercial poultry farming with…

CPF joins hands with DSM & Blonk for sustainable protein production

CPF (Thailand) Public Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dutch multinational firms, Royal DSM NV, an expert in food and nutrition solutions, and Blonk Consultants, a leading firm in environmental and sustainability research in the agri-food sector, on Animal Protein Sustainability Project.   Under this MoU, CPF will apply “SustellTM”, a sustainability tool designed specifically for the livestock and agro-industry businesses to help collect data, analyze and find sustainable ways to reduce the environmental footprint in the livestock business.   The Sustell Service is the first service of its…

Cargill’s A.I powered innovations to give poultry producers actionable insights

Poultry producers are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency and health of their flocks. Advancements in technology, like artificial intelligence, can help accelerate these improvements, identify previously unknown problems and anticipate outcomes. Cargill is assembling a portfolio of AI-driven innovations through proprietary development and strategic partnerships to go beyond nutrition and help customers optimize their operations with actionable insights.  Galleon Microbiome Analysis – a comprehensive broiler microbiome health assessment tool There is an interdependency between the condition of the gut microbiome and the flock’s health. Therefore, understanding the…

Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony of ABIS Integrated Soya Food & Feed Plant at Madhya Pradesh, India

Indian Broiler Group, popularly known as I.B group and led by its founder & M.D – Mr. Bahadur Ali, has conducted Bhoomi Poojan for ABIS Integrated Soya Food & Feed Plant in Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Dattigaon ; Minister Industry Policy and Investment Promotion minister in the Madhya Pradesh government,  Mr. Rajendra Aggarwal; V.P – Civil Corporation- Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Bahadur Ali – Founder and M.D – I.B Group, Mr. Gulrez Alam – director; I.B Group and many special guests had graced the Dias in Person whereas Video Message…

“Chicken and egg prices will rise even higher if there’s no govt intervention”: Malaysia’s Minister

Prices of chicken and eggs will go up even higher if there is no government intervention, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. He continued that the government, including the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), had and will continue to take proactive steps to balance the rise of chicken and egg prices in the market. Among the steps already taken were extending the Malaysian Family Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMKM) until Feb 4, importation of frozen round chicken and providing soft loan facilities…

“Diversified mode of agriculture like Poultry & Cattle, and Fish farming will enhance the livelihood security of the villages in Manipur” : VC CAU

The Vice Chancellor of Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Dr. Anupam Mishra has mooted the idea of adopting the Maibam Kabui Village of Bishnupur district as a model village by the varsity. He made the above statement while speaking as the chief guest in a one day farmers training programme on the scientific rearing of pig for profitable income under AICRP on Cotton which was organized by the Directorate of Research, CAU, Imphal in collaboration with Saheed Madhumangal Foundation, Tera Keithel. Saying that CAU, Imphal, Manipur; has a policy of making…

Management of Poultry Farming in Winter

Poultry rearing is an art as well as a science and management plays most crucial role in deciding profitability of this business. It has been observed in past several years that high market rates of broiler meat & eggs are observed only in those times when rearing is very difficult due to harsh climate and thus, demand is more than supply. Therefore, it is very important to understand and implement the best management practices in such harsh climate. Every region in India has different climatic challenges and variable climate extremes…