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Of contracting pork prices and industry recovery….
Global pork prices have contracted sharply – a good indication that industry recovery has outpaced demand. Producers, however, are not happy with the decline because their input costs continue to rise with the need for higher levels of biosecurity and feed costs, to keep herds safe and well nourished.
With growing labor constraints across Southeast Asia in particular, the need for automation is strong. This added cost will pressure production . . . .
Vaccination, biosecurity crucial in Salmonella control
The focus on food safety coupled with intermittent Salmonella outbreaks in the region has prompted poultry producers to vaccinate their chicks, especially layers. Western supermarkets have also pushed egg brands to adopt Salmonella vaccinations. This is expected to catch on in Asia. Dr Nicholas Phuah of Elanco said Salmonella contamination can be minimized with early vaccination, which reduces the chances of contamination in the gut. Dr Phuah, Elanco’s Animal Health Technical Manager for ...
New flavor for alternative feed ingredients, sources
Feed ingredient prices and import challenges continue to rock animal protein production in Asia. But producers continue to find ways to balance production costs with new formulations and regionally available alternatives.
That is possibly why Asian Agribiz’s Broiler Feed Quality Conference 2021 which concludes on November 24, has been a hit with regional producers. The interest in alternative ingredients, AGP-free production and new formulations and . . . .
Sustainable broiler production: A balancing act
Sustainability is now a buzzword in animal protein production. Yet there remains some misunderstanding or misconceptions about what sustainability means and what it entails.
Peter Fisher, President of Aviagen Asia, sat down with Asian Agribiz to discuss the three pillars of sustainability—economic, environmental, and social—and the importance of balancing the three in broiler production.
“Sustainability is good for business,” he said. “I think [companies] have always looked at the various . .
Profits and investments are moving up
The emptiness and fatigue caused by constant movement of goalposts and tweaking of strategies during the pandemic seems to be settling. The companies that have survived the strain are now leaning back a little, enjoying the happier P&L’s that are rolling in for the first three quarters of 2021. Our kudos and respect go to our community that has kept the population nourished throughout the challenges, surmounting roadblocks, and staying afloat amid supply chain disruptions and rising . . .
Alternative ingredients viable for broiler and layer diets
Poultry production is cost sensitive, and feed is the single biggest cost. It is prudent to remain flexible regarding feed ingredients. Both broilers and layers are adaptable and can utilize nutrients from a wide range of feedstuffs. In Southeast Asia, poultry diets traditionally have utilized corn and soybean meal. But they could perform equally with alternative grains. Still, producers need to understand the nutrient composition of the alternatives and formulate the diets accordingly.