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…

Insect Protein company Inseco, Raises Seed Funding

Inseco, which operates the biggest insect protein plant in African continent, said it raised $5.3 million in South Africa’s biggest ever startup seed funding round.  Futuregrowth Asset Management contributed alongside E4E Africa and Oak Drive Ventures, Inseco said in a statement. Inseco operates a 10,000 square meter (108,000 square foot) plant in Cape Town that converts the larvae, known as maggots, of the black soldier fly into 100 tons of insect oil and meal a month. Insect products are high in nutrients and, because the process sees the maggots fed…

Middle East Poultry Expo held in Riyadh

The Middle East Poultry Expo held (March 14 – 16)  in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the participation of 150 companies from 30 countries in various sectors of the poultry industry. Held under the theme “Contribution to Enhancing Food Security” the expo ran at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. The exhibition was specialized in poultry at the level of the Middle East for commercial and scientific exchange between international importers and local investors, was being held under the patronage of Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley. In…

Israeli firm develops hens which only lay female eggs

An Israeli firm developed a unique solution to an animal welfare issue within industrial farming – creating hens which only lay female eggs to stop the slaughter of billions of male chicks deemed less profitable. Every year, approximately seven billion male chicks are killed in the agricultural sector because they are less valuable for farmers than female chicks, which grow into hens that lay eggs. Dr. Yuval Cinnamon, founder and CSO of NRS Poultry, created a company which aims to address the problem at its source – after six years…

South Africa Imposes Provisional Anti-Dumping Duties Against Bone-in Chicken Imports from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain

South Africa has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties against bone-in chicken meat imports from Brazil and four European Union countries. With this announcement, South Africa is now imposing antidumping duties against all nine countries that have regularly exported bone-in chicken portions to this market: the United States, Brazil, Spain, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. South Africa’s imports of poultry have declined by 63 percent in the past three years. The announcement of the latest duties threatens to lower imports even further. This decision comes as a result…

Union Budget must emphasis on infrastructural development like machines to produce feed and other technologies to take the sector ahead towards Atmanirbhar Bharat: Mr. Amit Saraogi, Managing Director, Anmol Feeds

Author, Mr. Saraogi is Civil Engineer by education and 1st generation entrepreneur, started Anmol Feed with 5 Lac Rupees, has converted it into 600 cr. company now, with his sheer hard work. Driven to combine innovation and compassion to create value-driven products for all stakeholders, he transformed his company into a well-oiled machine. Anmol Feeds today has eight successfully running state-of-the-art superior manufacturing plants across six states- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Haryana. With a cumulative production capacity of 1300 MT per day, the pioneers…

Kemin Industries Takes on Important Role with Global Feed LCA Institute

Kemin Industries has announced its membership in the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI), an independent organization developing a life cycle analysis (LCA) database that will allow for environmental assessment of animal nutrition products and generate continuous improvement of the animal nutrition and food industry. Stefaan Van Dyck, President, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – EMENA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa), has also been appointed vice chair of GFLI’s board of directors, and product manager Diego Martinez del Olmo, Sr. has been named a member of the technical management committee. Both…

Pork price soaring in Thailand, increasing demand for poultry

Thailand’s pork price crisis is causing an increased demand for chicken, leading poultry and egg prices to surge. The Ministry of Commerce has now added chickens and chicken meat to their price control list. The ministry now mandates that chicken raisers with over 100,000 chickens, and slaughterhouses with the capacity for over 4,000 chickens a day, disclose their quantity, stocks, and sales costs each month. The Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services now requires all 55 domestic feed meal factories to list their sales costs, production volume, and…

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…