Aviagen’s 70 years of Exchanging Innovations and Honoring Young Leaders at IPPE 2024

The International Production and Processing Exhibition (IPPE) 2024 represented a special occasion for global poultry breeding company Aviagen®, which celebrated 70 years of participation in the show this year. Held Jan. 30-Feb. 1, IPPE 2024 was characterized by customer collaboration, knowledge exchange among industry experts, and the recognition of outstanding young talent. Aviagen celebrated seven decades of engagement with IPPE audiences. IPPE continues to be a regular event on the Aviagen calendar, presenting valuable opportunities to connect with poultry producers and members of the value chain from across the globe.…

Early Stages of Dialogue: Poultry Stakeholders Consider Egg Exports to Russia from Namakkal, India

Poultry owners in Namakkal district are in the early stages of discussions about exporting eggs to Russia. The decrease in egg production in Russia due to the war with Ukraine and other factors has prompted considerations about importing eggs from other countries, including India. This presents an opportunity for Namakkal to explore potential exports to Russia. Valsan Parameswaran, the secretary of the All India Poultry Products Exporters Association (AIPPEA), mentioned that talks with Russia are at a preliminary stage. Various aspects, such as trade policies, certification processes, quality standards, and…

The Declining Landscape of Free-Range Eggs in Kerala, India

The poultry market in Kerala is facing a severe shortage of free-range country eggs. Despite heightened demand, the availability of these eggs, known for their quality, has diminished significantly, leaving both consumers and retailers struggling to meet requirements. These farms typically yield a modest 100 to 120 eggs annually per chicken, pricing each egg between Rs 10 to Rs 15. Free-range eggs are renowned for their superior nutritional profile and ethical production practices, as hens are allowed to roam freely, engage in natural behaviors, and consume a diverse diet. However,…

Avian Influenza Vaccination: why it should not be a barrier to safe trade – WOAH

Since 2005, avian influenza has had a staggering toll, with over 500 million birds lost to the disease worldwide.   Its devastating impact extends beyond domestic and wild birds, threatening livelihoods, food security and public health. The recent shift in the disease’s ecology and epidemiology has heightened global concern as it has spread to new geographical regions. It has also caused unusual die-offs in wild birds and led to an alarming increase in mammalian cases. The rapidly evolving nature of avian influenza and changes in its patterns of spread  require a review of existing prevention…

Indian poultry Industry revenues to grow by 8-10% : ICRA

Feed costs may spike going forward, exerting pressure on margins of poultry companies in H2 FY2024 commodity inflation could disrupt the momentum in H2 ICRA, a prominent credit rating agency, has said in its PR that Indian Poultry Industry maintained its revenue growth projections for the domestic poultry sector1 in FY2024, estimating a range of approximately 8-10%. This optimistic outlook is fueled by substantial volume expansion and an increasing market share of organized players within the industry. The first half of FY2023 witnessed robust realizations; however, they gradually declined due…

Get ready for the biggest Poultry trade show floor yet as the 2024 IPPE kicks off!

Get ready for the 2024 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), happening from January 30 to February 1 at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. This time around, the exhibition space has expanded to a whopping 600,800 square feet, taking up all four halls of the center and marking it as the biggest trade show floor in IPPE’s history. With over 1,295 exhibitors on board, attendees can expect a full week of educational programs, cutting-edge technology displays, interactive activities on the show floor, and ample networking opportunities with…

World Organization for Animal Health Approves Self Declaration of Freedom from Avian Influenza in Indian Poultry Compartments

Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala while interacting with media onboard while commencing the next phase of Sagar Parikrama program from Chennai stated that this is a big news and will be a game changer for our poultry sector In a significant development for India’s poultry industry, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has approved India’s self-declaration of freedom from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in specific poultry compartments. This achievement is a testament to India’s commitment to maintaining high standards of animal health and biosecurity. Background on Zoning and…

Virbac Strengthens Position in Indian Animal Health Market through Acquisition of Globion

Virbac, a prominent player in the global animal health industry, has recently announced a significant agreement to acquire Globion, a leading specialist in poultry vaccines based in India. This strategic move is poised to enhance Virbac’s leadership in the Indian animal health market by expanding its poultry portfolio into the rapidly growing segment of avian vaccines. Founded in 2005 as a joint venture between Suguna Group, a major Indian poultry conglomerate, and Lohmann Animal Health, a German specialist in poultry vaccines, Globion has emerged as a key player with robust…

Cobb expands its footprint in Africa with new Joint Venture

Cobb is strategically expanding its presence in Africa through a new joint venture with the Irvine’s Group. The Irvine’s Group, Cobb’s longest-standing distributor, has been actively involved in the production and distribution of Cobb products in Africa for an impressive span of 72 years. The focus of this joint venture is the establishment of a new grandparent (GP) operation in Tanzania, aimed at providing East Africa with a sustainable source of healthy, affordable, and high-quality broiler breeding stock. This initiative serves to reinforce Cobb’s already robust foothold in the region,…

Aflatoxin is the most prevalent Mycotoxin in India for Poultry Feed Industry : Cargill

Poultry feed production and cost are major issues faced by poultry industy in India. Raw ingredients, such as corn, soyabean, rice and their by-products: pea nut meal, DDGS, corn gluten meal are being used for the production of poultry feed. Due to the competitive pricing of raw material and their non availability in the market, sometimes lower quality feed ingredients are used in poultry feed production. These materials may be stored for longer periods and due to poor storage conditions, they may get contaminated with fungi, due to favourable conditions…