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…

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…

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…

South Africa pushes for Chicken Meat Exports

The South African Association of Meat Importers and Exporters says that creating a robust, successful poultry export market for South African chicken would bring material value to the entire value chain, from local producers and their shareholders, to medium and small scale farmers, exporters, processors, and consumers. They said that the country is missing a massive opportunity because it does not meet the health and safety standards required by trade blocks such as the EU. “In 2019, all parties, including the local industry, importers and Government, signed and agreed to…

Acquisition of Perstorp Group by PCG Makes Landmark in the category for RM 10.5 Billion

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) signed a Securities Purchase Agreement on 14 May 2022 to acquire the entire equity interest in Perstorp Holding AB, a leading sustainability-driven global specialty chemicals company with Financière Forêt S.à.r.l, a company under PAI Partners, a European private equity firm. The acquisition values Perstorp Group at an enterprise value of EUR2,300.0 million, which is equivalent to RM10,496.1 million. PCG’s journey to achieve its vision of becoming the preferred chemical company providing innovative customer solutions is based on a clear strategy; to strengthen its basic petrochemicals portfolio,…

The role of calcium in broiler performance and phosphorus digestibility

Lode Nollet, MSc., PhD., Global Product Manager Enzymes, Huvepharma In the past, there was little interest in the assessment of calcium (Ca) requirements in poultry diets. This was due to the availability of cheap limestone, which accounts for 80-85% of the total Ca in feed. However, driven by the numerous studies of the effect of Ca on phosphorus (P) digestibility and phytase efficacy, the impact of Ca on performance has gained increasing interest. Research from recent years has indicated that oversupplying Ca can negatively affect animal performance: Limestone is a…

USDA-licensed avian influenza diagnostic kit by Thermo Fisher Scientifics is widely available for testing

As the US experiences its first highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in poultry since 2014, many are watching closely to see how this new outbreak will play out and what it will cost in terms of bird losses and dollars. The USDA surveillance program that tests migratory birds has been ongoing since 2006 and serves as an early warning system for the introduction and geographic distribution of avian influenza viruses of concern. The recent poultry outbreak certainly has followed the migration patterns of wild populations. On January 13, 2022, the…

15th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM)

The 15th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector with IFIF and the FAO. At the virtual meeting Badi Besbes, Head Animal Production and Genetic Branch at FAO and Ruud Tijssens, IFIF Chairman, welcomed IFRM delegates and reiterated their commitment to this longstanding partnership and agreed to continue to strengthen their work together…