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Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health – South Asia Wins Trio of Awards in Recognition of its Great Workplace

In April, Great Place to Work® Institute recognized Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – South Asia, as a “Great Places to Work”. The business unit was also honored for its “Commitment to Being a Great Place to Work” because of its three-year streak of receiving this honor, and President R Suresh Kumar was named one of “India’s Best Leaders in Times of Crisis 2021”. Over the past three years, Great Place to Work® Institute has studied Kemin’s consistent focus on providing a superior experience for employees, commitment to building a great workplace…

Why Mycotoxins Matter in Broiler Production

Lorran BaeumleGabardo The negative impacts of mycotoxins in poultry can be far-reaching, decreasing gastrointestinal integrity, immunity and performance in broilers and resulting in economic losses.Given the high rates of mycotoxin in poultry feed, a mycotoxin risk management strategy is needed to protect fattening animals in all phases in order to reduce the challenges in the animal and ensure profitability of production. Poultry producers frequently ask: What is the real impact of mycotoxins on the broiler’s productivity? What sounds like an easy question is, in the case of mycotoxins, unfortunately not so…

Aviagen UK names Blake Williamson new G.M

Aviagen® UK Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake Williamson as its new General Manager, effective immediately. Blake succeeds Alan Thomson, who has become Global Head of Technical Transfer. In this new position, Blake will drive the UK business forward by continuing to provide customers with the best-quality breeding stock backed by a strong team that is committed to supporting Aviagen’s customers. Throughout his 12-year career with Aviagen, Blake has built up extensive experience and knowledge of the company, its customer base and the global poultry industry. He says…

The 60th anniversary of Victam International will take place in 2026 in co-location with VIV Europe

Victam International, the foremost gathering for professionals in the animal feed and grain processing industries, is delighted to announce the rescheduled dates for its highly anticipated 2026 edition. The event will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of June 2026 at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht in the Netherlands. Originally slated for 2025, the decision to move Victam International to 2026 was made to align with VIV Europe, another leading event in the industry. By co-locating with VIV Europe, Victam International aims to foster synergy between the two events, creating…

“We are extremely proud of the impact of CLOSTAT over the past 20 years,” – Dr. Chris Nelson

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, celebrated two decades of CLOSTAT™, its flagship probiotic product for managing intestinal health in poultry and livestock. To commemorate the milestone, the Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – Asia Pacific business unit hosted an anniversary dinner on April 16, in Manila, Philippines. The event coincided with the 8th International Conference on Poultry Intestinal Health (ICPIH), also held in the country’s capital city, on April 17–19. Kemin’s probiotic solution has pioneered the promotion of healthy microbiome to drive intestinal resilience, manage gut health challenges, and improve animal productivity. CLOSTAT…

“Hy-Line is committed to continue to prioritize livability and robustness as the most important traits for the W-80 in India” – Jonathan Cade

At the helm of Hy-Line is Mr. Jonathan Cade, a visionary leader, President – Hy-Line International, known for his deep understanding of the poultry industry and commitment to advancing genetic technology. Under Cade’s leadership, Hy-Line has continued to develop and introduce new breeds that excel in traits such as egg production, feed efficiency, and disease resistance. In the interview with PDF Newspoint, Jonathan discussed the strategic partnerships and research collaborations of Hy-Line’s genetic innovation and its enabled producers to maximize customers profitability while maintaining high standards of animal welfare and…

Scotland Proposes Historic Ban: No More Caging Laying Hens in the UK

The Scottish government has taken a significant step towards enhancing the welfare of animals by initiating a consultation on the prohibition of cage usage for hens in egg production. Agriculture minister Jim Fairlie emphasized that Scotland’s potential adoption of such a measure would position it as a pioneer in animal welfare improvement. The UK prohibited the use of battery cages for birds back in 2012. However, over 1.1 million chickens in Scotland still endure confinement in “enriched cages,” which offer marginally more space for nesting, roosting, and scratching compared to…

Thai Union Feedmill Achieves Historic Milestone with First ASC Feed Certificate in Asia

Thai Union Feedmill, a prominent manufacturer and distributor of aquaculture and commercial animal feeds, announces its groundbreaking achievement as the first feedmill in Asia to be awarded the prestigious Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Feed Standard certificate. This milestone sets a new standard for sustainable feed production in the region, underlining Thai Union Feedmill’s commitment to environmental responsibility and social accountability. The ASC Feed Standard certification, recognized globally for its emphasis on sustainability and ethical practices in aquafeed production, has been granted to Thai Union Feedmill’s Mahachai Plant. Valid for three…

Brazilian Egg exports grow 69.5% in 2024

According to surveys conducted by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), Brazilian egg exports, encompassing various products both fresh and processed, amounted to 1,604 thousand tons in February. This figure marks a 53.3% increase from the same period last year, which saw exports of 1,046 thousand tons. In terms of revenue, there was a modest uptick of 0.9%, with earnings totaling US$3,034 million in February 2024, compared to US$2,998 million in February 2023. Year-to-date figures show a substantial surge of 69.5%, reaching a total of 3,535 thousand tons in the…

“Q2 2024 Global Poultry Outlook: Improving Conditions, Fragile Markets & Price Focus”

A recent Rabobank report indicates that the global poultry market is slowly rebounding following a lackluster performance in the latter half of 2023. Several markets, previously plagued by oversupply and declining prices, have shown signs of improvement in local conditions during the first quarter of 2024. In most instances, these improvements have stemmed from production reductions aimed at restoring supply-demand equilibrium, which had been adversely affecting demand. Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior analyst for Animal Protein at Rabobank, commented, “We anticipate a modest ongoing improvement in global markets. While price will continue…

Avian Influenza Spreads to Texas Dairy Cows

In a significant development, highly pathogenic avian influenza (commonly known as bird flu) has made its presence felt beyond poultry, impacting dairy cattle in the United States. On March 26, 2024, authorities confirmed cases of avian influenza in dairy cows in Texas. The confirmation came after the Texas Department of Agriculture received validation from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The virus was detected in dairy establishments, notably in three Texas dairies and one in Kansas. Fortunately, unlike poultry, infected cows…

Institute of Egg Studies Announces Annual Research Award

“The Institute of Egg Studies announces its XXVIII Research Award, a leading recognition for Spanish researchers in egg-related studies. Since 1997, the Institute has fostered research covering various aspects of eggs, including composition, nutrition, production, technology, quality, and health connections. The jury, comprising experts from the Institute’s Advisory Council, will select the winner in July. In the previous edition, the XXVII Prize was awarded to a multidisciplinary team for their work on developing a biohybrid compound for guided bone regeneration, with promising applications in dentistry and traumatology. Mar Fernández, director…