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EditorialAdvertisementIndia is the 3rd largest producer of eggs in the world, butstill at least 70 per cent of its eggs come from commercialfarmers who confine their hens to barren battery cages sosmall that each bird has less space than an A4 size sheet ofpaperinwhichtospendherentirelife.According to HSI/India, this violates the provisions of Section 11(1)(e) of thePrevention of Cruelty to as per Animals Act, 1960. Animal Welfare Board ofIndia issued an advisory to all state governments stating that battery cagesshouldnotbeusedandexistingonesshouldbephasedout by2017.In EU over60% of the worlds eggs were producedin industrial systems, mostlyusing battery cages, including over two thirds. In UK, statistics from theDepartment for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs indicate that 50% ofeggs produced in UK throughout 2010 were from cages However, introductionof the European Union Council Directive 1999/74/EC which, due to welfareconcerns, effectively banned conventional battery cages in the EU fromJanuary2012.According to HSI/India, enforcement remains a concern and we will continueto do what we must to ensure that intensive confinement of laying hens isbrought to an end. It is also working with the Government of India to end thispractice in the remaining parts of the country and bring in regulations forrearingegg-layinghensinIndiaasrecommendedbytheAWBI.On the whole, when the birds kingdom is giving us our bread & better, weshould also sacrifice something for their comfort & easy living. WorldVeterinary day celebrated on April 28 of every year also remind us aboutunnecessary cruelties made by us to livestock sector. It will not go unpaid infuturebut killgivemuchhigherreturnsthan weexpectfromtheirbirds.From the Pen of Chief EditorOffice :923, Sector-9, Urban Estate, Karnal 132 001 (Haryana)Tel.: + 91 (184) 4033326/327, 2202174/75Fax : + 91 (184) 2231050E-mail: Website :email@example.com | www.pixie.co.inBhavana GuptaChairman & Editor in Chiefbhavana@pixie.co.inVinod Kumar, General Managergm@pixie.co.inJawahar Khurana, Mkt. Managerinfo@pixie.co.inPrachi Arora, Cofirstname.lastname@example.orgKuldeep Singh, Content Managerpoultry@pixie.co.inAshwani Verma, Graphic Designerdesign@pixie.co.inOur TeamEditorial & Advertisements may not be reproducedwithout the written consent of the publishers. Whilstevery care is taken to ensure the accuracy of thecontents of Poultry Planner the publishers do notaccept any responsibility or liability for the materialherein.Publication of news, views and information is in theinterest of positive poultry industrial development inIndia. It does not imply publisher’s endorsement.Unpublished material of industrial interest, notsubmitted elsewhere, is invited.The submitted material will not be returned.Registered as Newspaper by Registrar of Newspaperfor India : RNI No. 71668/99Licensed to post at Karnal HPO under Postal Regn. No.PKL-91/2007-2009Editorial Policy is independent. Views expressed byauthors are not necessarily those held by the editors.Editor-in-chief - Mrs. Bhavana GuptaAll legal matters are subject to karnaljurisdiction.Publisher, Printer - Mrs. Bhavana Gupta on behalf ofPixie Publication India (P) Ltd. KarnalPrinted at: Jaiswal Printing Press, Chaura Bazar,KarnalPublished at: 821, Sector-13, Urban Estate Karnal132001 (Haryana)CONTENTS! Andritz Feed & Biofuel 31! Bovian Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. 5! Chaudhary Agor Industries 2! DSM 23! IAIExpo 2014 32! IAINutrition Forum 20! IMV Technologies 11! Indian Herbs Overseas 18! ISRMAX Asia 2013 9! Kemin 30! Natural Remedies 28! Novus 13! Venky’s (India) Limited 7! Zeus 2327 Egg Rates23-26 News22 New AppointmentsBanning Battery Cages-ourresponsibility 4 Heat stress in poultry with special reference to therole of grape pomace8 Nutritional interventions can prevent pododermititis12Hubbard and Suomen Broiler Oy enter into aHistoric Agreement12BOVIAN Health Care Participation In 2ndPaschim Banga Poultry Mela-201314Netherland’s Centre of Excellence- ScienceFiction for Livestock Industry in India17Vets Club Ludhiana celebrates“World Veterinary Day-2013”19 Venkys (India) invests in Petersime incubators21Pas Reform: expanding global distributionwith a future-focus29 Event Calender
Article04Poultry production in hot regions of Indiasuffers significant losses every year because ofheat stress, especially from sudden heat waves,which usually occur during summer.In poultry production, heat stress can bedescribed as acute or chronic. Acute heat stressrefers to short and sudden periods of extremelyhigh temperature, whereas chronic heat stressrefers to extended periods of elevatedtemperature. Chronic stress has deleteriouseffects on birds reared in open-sided housesmainly through reducing feed consumptionand increasing water consumption. Most of thereduction in feed consumption is due toreduced maintenance requirement.In broilers, growth rates, feed efficiency andcarcass quality are negatively affected. Again,prolonged periods of elevated ambienttemperature increase the broilers time to reachmarket weight and increase mortality. In layinghens, heat stress leads to a decline in eggproduction and egg quality, as well as, shelf lifeof eggs is shortened. In breeders, high ambienttemperature coupled with high humiditydecreases fertility resulting in low hatchability.During the heat stress period the increase inbody temperature has a negative effect ongamete formation and the fertilization process.The purpose of the article is to know the effectsof heat stress on poultry performance and thebetter ways to replenish the loss.Unfortunately there are very few options toalleviate the negative effects of hot humidweather on poultry. We have known for a longtime that poultry of all kinds eat for their energyneeds, and not for proteins. When it gets hot,humans and all other forms of life tend to eatless or change diets to match the environment.Decreased feed consumption and increasedwater intake occurs in poultry due to heat. Astemperature rises, the bird has to maintain thebalance between heat production and heat loss,and so will reduce its feed consumption toreduce heat from metabolism (Hurwitz et al.,1980). Research demonstrated that feedconsumption is reduced by 5% for every 1 ºCrise in temperature between 32-38ºC. Theeffects of heat stress on broilers are seenimmediately in heart attacks (flipovers). Theeffects on laying hens are not seen until the weekor so following heat (Post Stress period).At high temperatures, heat production in birdsdecreases while heat dissipation increases. Themain pathway of heat dissipation for birdsunder hot environment is respiratoryevaporation, especially when ambienttemperatures approach the body temperature.Heat stress in poultry with special reference to therole of grape pomaceTarun kumar, Naveen Sharma, Praveen KumarBovian health care Pvt. Ltd, SSR Corporate Park, Faridabad-121003What Happens During Heat Stress?Turkeys, broilers and layers perform well incomfortable summer temperatures between7080oF (21-27oC). When ambient(surrounding) temperatures rise above 80oF,feed intake, growth and production areaffected. Heat exhaustion and death will occurwhen temperatures exceed 90oF (32oC).Mechanism of heat stress:Decreased feed intake will affect birdperformance and profitability, whereas waterconsumption increases in hot weatherconditions.Reductions in feed intake will causedecreased body weight gain, egg productionand lower egg weights in layers(Bonnet et al.,1997). Eggshell quality is also affected in hotweather, but not entirely due to the dietarycalcium deficiency resulting from decreasedfeed intake. As the hen pants to keep cool,excess carbon dioxide is exhaled, which causesthe blood to become more alkaline. Thealkalinity of the blood reduces its capability ofcarrying calcium to the reproductive system forshell formation so increasing dietary calciumwill not improve shell quality (Macariet al.,1994).Birds lose heat normally by:Radiation Heat will be lost from the body byradiation if the surrounding surfaces are belowbird surface temperature. Conversely hot wallsand roofs may radiate heat to the bird surfaces.Convection Heat loss will occur from thenatural rise of warm air from around a hot body.Providing moving air can assist convection, butonly if the air moves fast enough to break downthe boundary layer of still air that surrounds thebody.Conduction Heat will transfer from onesurface in contact with another surface, forexample, if the birds are seated on litter that iscooler than their bodies. However, the litterimmediately under the birds assumes atemperature close to that of the body.When birds can no longer maintain its bodyheat balance by one of these three methods, itmust use “evaporative heat loss”, or panting.Evaporative heat loss, whilst essential to thebird, does not contribute to heating the house.Evaporation This is very important at hightemperatures as poultry do not sweat butdepend on panting. This is only effective if thehumidityis not too high. Hot, humidconditions are therefore much morestressfulthan hot dry conditions.In order to keep cool, birds will increase theirrespiration rate as much as ten times the normalrate and indulge in throat flutters or panting.Throat fluttering allows the evaporation of heatby moving air in and out of the throat areawithout actually entering the lungs. Thismethod is very efficient on hot dry days, but it isnot very helpful during hot humid weatherbecause evaporation is more difficult.Older and heavier birds are less able to manageheat stress. Due to the lower body surface areaper kilogram of body weight, older birdsproduce more internal heat and are less able tocool down by convection and evaporation.Moreover Older birds have more feathering andhence more insulation, which makes it moredifficult to get rid of body heat. In addition, asbirds become larger there is less space betweenindividuals in the poultry house, which trapsmore heat between birds and significantlyincreases the temperature at the floor level.Thus, air movement is an important method ofkeeping older flocks cool.The acid-base balance is disrupted by theincreased electrolyte excretion through urineand faeces. Electrolyte supplementation hasbeen shown to restore the acid-base balance andimprove birds performance. The body fluids(present in and outside the cells) carry oxygenand carbon dioxide, move nutrients to thetissues, remove waste and distribute enzymesand hormones to their target tissues. Tofunction efficiently the body cells must have aconstant, balanced environment, which isprovided by the fluids surrounding them. Thesefluids must be regulated for composition,volume, temperature and distribution.Therefore all must be maintained in balance.Prevention of electrolyte, minerals and vitaminsimbalance should be obviously approachedthrough incorporation of appropriate cations,anions along with minerals and vitamins.However it must be accepted that during heatstress diet got influenced significantly and feedintake reduced drastically with increase in waterintake.Water is the most important nutrient forthe overall health and performance ofcommercial broilers. It plays an essential role inevery aspect of metabolism and is critical to theregulation of the birds body temperature, fooddigestion, and waste elimination. By weight,broilers consume twice as much water as feed(Lacy, 2002). So it must be emphasized toconsider water electrolytes, minerals, andvitamins during high temperature. Enrichingthe water electrolytes with nucleotides, organicminerals, amino acids and fatty acids provide aboost to fight the imbalance in poultry birdsbecause of heat stress.Grape seeds and skins are good sources ofphytochemicals such as gallic acid, catechin,
Article06and epicatechin and are suitable raw materialsfor the production of antioxidative dietarysupplements. Flavonoids,are a large group ofpolyphenolic antioxidants present in a varietyof foods from vegetable sources, such as onions,apples, citrus, grapes, tea, and wine. Most of thenaturally occurring flavonoids express variousantioxidant effects, like scavenging of freeradicals, chelation of transition metals, andinhibition of radical producing enzymes (Choiet al., 2010).Scientific studies have shown thatthe antioxidant power of proanthocyanidins(flavonoid available in grape seed extract) is 20times greater than vitamin E and 50 timesgreater than vitamin C (Uchida, 1980). Oraladministration of grape seed extract lowersreactive oxygen species generation and plasmaprotein carbonyl groups, while it enhanced theactivity of the endogenous antioxidant system.Grape pomace consisting of peel, seed and stem,should be treated as a special solid residue, dueto its high levels of residual phenoliccompounds. Grape seed and peel areincreasingly being used to obtain functionalfood ingredients such as natural antioxidantsand dietary supplements. Simonettiet al.(2010)reported that proanthocyanidinsof grapeseed extract showed significant sparing effect ona-tocopherol in RBC membranes, helped toreduce oxidative DNA damage, and mightincrease the level of polyunsaturated fatty acid inRBC membranes thus proved to possess goodantioxidantproperties.Grape fruit contains naringin, a ? avonoidglycoside responsible for the bittertaste of grapejuice is capable of inhibiting intestinal drugmetabolizing enzymesas well as improves drugarea under curve so acts as bioenhancer(Mekalaand Arivuchelvan, 2012). Theknowledge on the use of bioenhancer is new tomodern science but it was very familiar as yogvahiin Ayurveda. Yogvahi was used to enhance thebioavailability, tissue distribution, and e?cacy ofdrugs, especially those with poor oralbioavailability and also decreasing the adversee?ects(Randhawaetal.,2011).Considering the facts it can be concluded that heatstress possess a great economical burden to thepoultry farmers in turns of mortality, morbidity,production loss etc. To minimize the loss duringheat stress instead of going for feed electrolytes andvitamins it is better to supplement water withelectrolytes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.Grape pomace prevent damage to the cells causedby free radicals and proved to be anefficientbioenhancer so can be used along withelectrolytesandvitaminstofightheatstress.Referencesavailableon requestStressorsBirdsIncreased production of adenocorticotropichormoneGlucosteroid hormone synthesisInvoluntary changes oflymphoid organsAmino acid metabolisationfor energy productionDemand for adequatenutrientsDepleted bodyproteinsDepresses appetiteLow feed intake and adverse effect on bodyImmunosuppressionPixie Consulting Solutions Ltd. is organizing IAINUTRITION FORUM-InternationalSymposium for discussing the problems faced byIndian Poultry industry in association withKemin-thenutritional giant.Below are the tentative topics for the programscheduled on 21st February concurrent to 8th inseries of IAI Expo from 20th-22nd February atIARI Ground,PUSA, New Delhi.1. Poultry performance and Nutrition trends-Aglobal scenario2. Broiler Nutrition trends in India – Past,presentand thefuture3. Feed raw materials and their impact onproductiongoals and cost4. Alternate nutritional strategies to managefeed cost and sustainperformance5. Nutritionalstrategies for disease avoidance6. Pathogens and bird performance in poultrynutrition7. Mycotoxinprevalence insoutheastAsia8. Mineral nutrition and its importance inpoultry nutrition9. Feed milling technology in South Asia -evolution,growthand developments10. Amino acid balancing?11. Alternate protein sources - Are theyavailableandhow tochoosetherightones?12. GrainStorage andtreatment· Modern grain storing technology/silomanagement· How to deal issues faced in storage likeshrinkage/spoilage byinsectsand molds13. Feed formulations – what tools are the idealones?14. Layer nutrition and the challenges andchanges needed15. BreederNutrition and theadvancements16. Smart milling-Concept andpracticeThe conference promotions have already beenstarted through various trade specific portals andmailer shoot outs. Hence the event promises to bea one of its kind platform that encompasses thecompletePoultryIndustry.You may suggest further topics or speakers for theabove conference. For further information pleasecontact us at email@example.com | +919991705621IAI NUTRITION FORUMIAI NUTRITION FORUMInternational platform to discuss the nutritional issues faced by Indian Poultry Industryst21 February 2014, IARI Ground, PUSA, New Delhi, firstname.lastname@example.orgPrinciple Sponsor OrganizerPixie Consulting Solutions Ltd.
Article08Pododermititis or foot pad lesions is one of themain indicators of welfare status in broilers. Wetlitter due to digestive inefficiency can initiatelesion development. In order to maintain footpad integrity, suitable nutrition is required toensure skin robustness, which prevents lesionformation. Using a combination of natural formsof minerals and immune enhancing productsmake lesions less likely to form and may preventsecondary infections in establishedlesions.The lesions areprimarily caused bywetand stickylitter, leading to damage and burns on the sole ofthefoot.By Dr JulesTaylor Pickard, Alltech and Prof PeterSpring, Swiss Collegeof AgriculturePododermititis (foot pad lesions) is an importantwelfare problem in poultry, mainly in broilersand turkeys, kept on litter floors, where the birdscan develop foot lesions of varying degrees due todamage from the litter. In terms of codes ofpractice for poultry, the development of theselesions affects two of the five freedoms, i.e.freedom from discomfort and freedom frompain, injury and disease. A third - freedom toexpress normal patterns of behaviour - could beadded to this list if the lesions affect the birdsability to walk. According to the Farm AnimalWelfare Advisory Council, flock-keepers mustcheck for such problems daily and take advicefrom nutritionists and veterinarians regardingcontrolling these lesions, and must also seekfeedback from processors at the slaughterhouseregarding the quality of each flocks feet (see theFarm Animal Advisory Council Code of Practicefor theWelfareof BroilerChickens).ExtraburneffectSo what is pododermititis (or foot pad dermatitis(FPD) as its often know), what causes it and howcan it be controlled from a nutritional point ofview?The lesions are primarily caused by wet andsticky litter, leading to damage and burns on thesole of the foot. Ammonia present from excreta inthe litter is linked to the extra burn effect seen interms of the visible damage.The lesions start as aneroded part of the plantar surface of the foot, andonce this damage is established, the lesioncontinues to develop, leading eventually to ablack blister-like formation. Such damage canalso lead to skin infections, as well as reducing thebirds ability to walk, and can therefore reduceNutritional interventions can prevent pododermititisfeed and water intake.Overall, the effects of FPD in terms of welfare areconsiderable, which is why,in 2005, the EU proposedthat the incidence of FPDin broilers should be used asone of the main indicatorsof welfare status, formingthe basis of recommenda-tions on future stockingdensity for farms. Scorings y s t e m s h a v e b e e npublished for both broilersand turkeys to assist inestablishing the severity oflesions in flocks. In somecounties in Scandinavia,welfare monitoring is basedon FPD scores, and affectedflocks may be culled ratherthan processed, at great costto the producer.In economic terms, theeffects of FPD are of majorimportance. Because thebirds ability to walk, feedand drink is reduced so istheir performance when compared with theirunaffected flock-mates. The sale of feet to Asiancountries, where they are a delicacy, is alsoseverely affected whenFPD isevident.Other factors have been identified which have abearing on FPD incidence and severity. De Jong,in 2011, identified a seasonal effect, wherebyFPD is more prevalent and severe during thewinter months, compared to summer, based onstudies conducted in Denmark and Swedenbetween 2002 and 2010. This may be due toventilation, which is known to impact on thedevelopment of lesions due to ammoniaemissions from litter. The presence of certainbacteria, especially Staphylococcus and E.colispecies, can lead to secondary infections of thelesions, furthering the severity of the problemand even causing joint inflammation. The typesof water systems used as well as heating,ventilation, lighting patterns and stockingdensity, all contribute to FPD, but the aim of thisarticle is to investigate the impact of feed andnutrition on thisproblem.Impact of feed on PFDCertain raw materials are known to affect thedevelopment of FPD, as they can cause wet litterand hence initiate the development of lesions.Feed materials that are high in potassium (e.g.soya, manioc) can cause wet droppings, leadingto poorer litter quality due to the negative effectof potassium on water resorptionin the gut. Non-starch polysaccharide intake from cereals such aswheat and barley is also a well-known cause of wetlitter and contributes to dysbacteriosis in the gut,leading to wet droppings which may also becontaminated with pathogenic bacteria. Poorlydigested protein will add to the levels of excretednitrogenous material and hence ammonia, whichdevelops in the litter, adding to the burn damageto the feet. Researchers have suggested the use ofvarious alternative feed materials, such as organicminerals, and specialist supplements to supportskin strength and immune response to potentialsecondary infections.Prevention of lesions and infectionsPrevention is the most desirable way ofaddressing FPD, as this not only reduces therequirement for expensive veterinaryintervention, but also maintains the integrity ofthe foot pad in its ideal form (i.e. withoutscarring), preventing downgrades at slaughterand economic losses, as well as satisfying welfarestandards. In order to maintain foot pad integrity,suitable nutrition is required to ensure skinrobustness,which preventslesion formation.In a trial conducted in turkeys fed diets witheither inorganic or lower levels of organicminerals, the FPD incidence was monitored andreported. Birds received either a control,inorganic mineral diet containing 15 ppm addedCu plus 60 ppm added Zn, Mn and Fe or anorganic (chelated) mineral diet formulated with2.5 ppm added Bioplex Cu plus10 ppm BioplexZn, Fe and Mn. Ninety-six birds per treatmentwere used in a replicated trial design. The resultsshowed that, at 12 weeks of age, the turkeys fedthe organic mineral diet had no FPD on theirfeet, whereas foot lesions for the control groupwere at least score 1 (mild burns on one leg), with
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Article10one animal showing burns on both feet (score 2).This result was attributed to better skin integrityin those turkeys fed the organic mineral diet, evenat a lower inclusion rate. Other researchexamined the role of organic forms of minerals onskin development in broiler chickens. Birds werefed either an inorganic ?control or a dietcontaining chelated (organic) selenium and zinc.The figure below shows the difference betweenhistological assessmentof thegroups.Work by Youssef et al investigated the role ofbiotin, zinc and mannan-oligosaccharides (as animmune modulator) in the incidence of FPD inturkeys.They found significant improvements inFPD scoreson dry litter with any one of thesefeedingredients compared to broilers kept on wet litter.This may be enhanced if the effects on ammoniaproduction in wet litter are also addressed byenzyme supplementation or using different, moredigestible?proteinsources.In a review by Costa et al , the role of nutrients andspecialist supplements are discussed.The inclusionof supplements such as enzymes is highlightedregarding reducing digesta viscosity and henceminimising the production of wet litter, andshowed that diets using enzymes to address thesefactors lowered viscosity, resulting in a reduction inthe incidence of FPD in broilers. There was apositive relationship between viscosity reductionand improved litter dryness, leading to a lowerincidence of foot pad wounds, especially in olderbirds.Research conducted by Nagaraj, in 2006, lookedinto the role of protein level and enzyme additionon FPD in broilers. This work revealed that ?broilers fed high levels of protein ?had increasedFPD (in terms of both incidence and severity), andfeed enzyme supplementation reduced this, as adirect consequence of increased proteindigestibility and reduced ammonia emissions fromlitter.NutritionalinterventionsThe application of appropriate nutritionalinterventions can prevent or alleviate thedevelopment of FPD. Using natural forms ofmineralscanenhanceskinintegrity,makinglesionsless likely to form. In addition, immune enhancingproducts, such as mannan-oligosaccharides, mayprevent secondary infections in established lesions.Ensuring good protein digestibility has an impacton ammonia produced from litter, reducing footpad burns, and so either a more digestible form ofprotein or the ?addition of a proven proteaseenzyme will assist in reducing lesion incidence.Preventing wet litter from NSP in the diets (fromcereals predominantly) by adding a suitableglucanase and/or xylanase product help to preventthe initial development of lesions. Using acombination of these approaches in feed can assistin the prevention of FPD, leading to fewerdowngradesandslaughterandimprovedwelfareofbirdskeptonlitter.US - Food-grade antimicrobials are approvedfor use by the US Department of Agricultureand classified as "Generally Recognized As Safe"by the FDA at the recommended use levels as avery safe and effective way to kill or inhibit thegrowth of any potential foodborne pathogens,like Salmonella, on raw poultry products.They are used to assure the safety of poultryproducts, said the National Chicken Council(NCC) in response to claims made on Friday(26 April) in an article appearing in theWashington Post.When administered properly at the federallyrecommended use levels, these antimicrobialsare safe for poultry products, for consumers andfor those working in the plant. These levels arefrequently tested by both USDA and plantpersonnel to ensure they are at safe levels for theproduct and for workers in the plant.It is important to reiterate that OSHA found noconnection or causation whatsoever betweenthe very unfortunate passing of the inspectormentioned in this article and the plantenvironment.Though these antimicrobials are approved foruse and are used in very low, allowableconcentrations, the poultry industry takes veryseriously the health and safety of our workforceand there are a number of steps and precautionsin place in order to minimize any exposure tothem:? When diluted antimicrobials are appliedto carcasses, they are done so in controlledareas (inside of closed equipment or insidethe chiller) to minimize any potentialexposure to employees;? In order to ensure proper ventilation,poultry processing plants follows strictSafety of Antimicrobial Use in Poultry Production Reaffirmedguidelines for air flow set by the AmericanSociety of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Engineeringcontrols such as ventilation are acceptablemeans to control employee exposure tohazards;? Workers and companies must comply withOSHA standards, wear personal protectiveequipment and complete required trainingprograms; and? The mixing of water and antimicrobials isa highly automated process in poultryplants so that workers rarely come intocontact with any undiluted agents.Most of these antimicrobials have a pungentodor that if an excessive concentration were tooccur, it would be taken care of immediately.Therefore, continued exposure to any potentialharmful level is very rare.NCC and others in the scientific communityalso contested the assertion that antimicrobialuse would increase if USDAs poultryinspection proposal goes through.Among many other inaccuracies in KimberlyKindys article, NCC takes exception to thePosts characterization of our statement that“the volume of chemicals would increase furtherunder the new rules because a larger volume ofbirds would be processed.”The volume of chicken produced is dictated bydemand and the market, not line speeds orinspection systems, NCC told the Post.Increasing line speeds does not equate to morechickens being produced. More than likely itmeans less production time, not more chickensproduced, and not more antimicrobial use.Dr S. F. Bilgili, a professor in AuburnUniversitys Department of Poultry Science,and a past president of the Poultry ScienceAssociation, added, "The slight increase inprocessing line speeds that may occur as a resultof the proposed changes to the US poultryinspection system is not likely to change theantimicrobial use much, as novel applicationsites (i.e., use in finishing chillers rather thanpre- and final chill tanks) and delivery methods(i.e., mist sprays rather than as a carcass dip)have already reduced the antimicrobial usesignificantly. Furthermore, novel technologiescontinue to be developed and commercializedto enhance the antimicrobial efficacy at lowerapplication levels," he said.Tom Super, NCC vice president ofcommunications added, “We take veryseriously the health and safety of everyoneworking in our plants. It is ironic that theseinspectors, their union and their allies areclaiming how bad the work environment is inthe plants, yet theyre fighting tooth and nail tostay in them, in an attempt to save sometaxpayer-funded jobs that have provenunnecessary over the past 13 years.”A March 2012 CDC/NIOSH Health HazardEvaluation of a poultry plant tested employeeswho worked in areas of the plant whereantimicrobials were used the most, and foundtheir reported symptoms (itchy eyes, sneezing,blurry vision, chest tightness) were not relatedto increased levels of antimicrobials. The teststhat were conducted as part of this evaluation,using both area air sampling and by monitorsattached to workers (personal breathing zonedevices), revealed minimum, often evenundetectable levels, in almost every case all wellbelow the permissible exposure limits forchemicals set forth by OSHA.News
Press Release12Hubbard and Suomen Broiler Oy enter into a Historic AgreementFinland/France - Suomen Broilerand HubbardSAS are very pleased to announce that recentlythey have signed an exclusive distributionagreementwith Hubbard.The first consignment of Hubbard H1 GrandParent stock arrived by charter to Turku airportend of April in very good condition and SuomenBroiler Oy will start supplying the Hubbard H1Parent Stock to their customers in Finland andneighbouring countries as fromthe end of 2013.After 25 years of collaboration with Aviagen,Suomen Broiler will no longer act neither as aDistributor of Ross stock into Finland, Estonia,Lithuania and Latvia nor as a subcontractor toRussia. Suomen Broiler will continue todistribute Ross Parent Stock until depletion ofthe Grand Parent Stock during the first quarter of2014.Reijo and Vesa Jokela, Directors of SuomenBroiler Oy, said “we are very excited to becomepart of the Hubbard family to help our businessgrow in Scandinavia and abroad”. Paul vanBoekholt, Hubbard Business Director, stated:“this agreement is a first and major step ofHubbard into Scandinavia, we are very confidentthat the Hubbard products will succeed in thisregion as Hubbard is well-known for its focus onanimal welfare traits. For example, thanks to themuch dryer litter the Hubbard broilers have avery low level of footpad lesions and hock burn.We are looking forward to our collaboration withSuomen Broiler Oy and to expand our marketshareinNorthern Europe”.For further detailspleasecontact:HubbardMr. Paul vanBoekholtPaul.firstname.lastname@example.orgSuomen BroilerOyMr. HannuTiuttuHannu.email@example.comBOVIAN Health Care Participation in 2nd Paschim BangaPoultry Mela-2013Bovian Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. a young anddynamic organization working in the animalhealth and nutrition domain with the aim topropel by providing innovative, scientific &research based solutions to the farmers,participated in the 2nd PASCHIM BANGAPOULTRY MELA-2013 in Kolkata organizedb y W E S T B E N G A L P O U LT R YFEDERATION from 2nd- 4th May, 2013under the guidance of Managing Director, Mr.Subrata Mukherjee and Poultry Business Head,Dr. Naveen Sharma. Other team membersinclude Dr. Tarun Kumar (Asst. TechnicalManager), Mr. Santanu (Zonal Sales Manager),Mr. Ravi Ranjan (ASM), Mr. Pranesh Kumar ,Mr. Swapan Das and Mr. ParthaModak (PSO).The intention was to make an impression markof Bovian in the poultry industrywithimpressive technical discussions and newconcepts.The Bovian stall was esthetically designed andplaced in the Hall number 2 of Mela ground.During the entire period of Melaeveryone in theteam was on their toes as the stall was visited bylarge number of poultry farmers, consultants,feed millers, researchers and young students.Intotal about 50 consultants/researchers visitedthe stall and shared the technical queries andfacts about the Bovian products and Indianpoultry industry. They were very muchfascinated about the new initiative in the formof BRU (Bovian Research Update) fromBovian-Team Poultry, as they find thenewsletter very informative to all the class ofreaders indulged in poultry sector.Almost 500 farmers from distant places of WestBengal/ Orissa/ Bihar/ Jharkhand showed theirpresence in the stall with lot of enthusiasm.They shared all the information about Bovianproducts in the market and were very muchexcited about the new innovations of Bovianlike Optiblend-PTM. In addition about 15 bigfeed millers of the area shared theirrequirements and capacity of manufacturingfeed for poultry. They showed lot of interest inthe products like OildolTM, DucoxTM andKalnxtTM.During the MelaBovian team was incompanionship with two foreign delegates fromMalaysia named Dr. Sze and Dr. WilmotSasindran. They interacted with the team anddiscussed the importance of phytogenic feedadditives in feed sector.As the vision of the organization is to providescientific and research based solutions to thecustomers, the poultry division is continuouslyworking on war front to come up with betterproducts and solutions keeping in mind thebetterment of poultry industry.
13 May 2013- Netherlands delegation visitedIndia for two days to share their know-how toincrease food production in India throughimproved production methods, logistics andfood safety measures.Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlandsorganized networking cocktail hosted by Mr.Arie Veldhuizen- Agriculture Counselor atThe Netherlands Ambassador residence. Theagenda of the networking cocktail was towelcome the delegation consisting of Mr. TonAkkerman, Veterinary Counsellor in GeneralService, Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO); Mr.Erik Bosker, Senior Policy Officer fromMinistry of Economic Affairs; Mr. Tjeerd denHollander, Senior Policy Advisor, ProductBoard of Meat and Eggs (PVV) and Mr.Henny Swinkels, Director Van drie Group andannounce their agenda of visit. Below are theexcerpts from the interview:Netherlands is a trading country but besidesthat it also exports knowledge. In 2011 Indiangovernment requested Netherlandsgovernment to share our knowledge. Indiandelegation visited Netherlands and afterexploring the industry they felt the need toNetherlands is the 2nd largest exporterof Agricultural produce after US but India isalso an exporting country. Would you pleaseelucidate our readers about your purpose ofthis visit?upgrade Indian industry. If we look at mid2011, India had a lot of production but approx40% of produce was lost which never reachedthe end-consumer.The best way to improve the productivity andreduce the losses is to use the knowledge andexpertise of others and Dutch businesses willcontribute to increasing food production inIndia through improved production methods,logistics and food safety measures. We are hereto deliver that knowledge.In September 2011, a bi-lateral agreement wassigned between Product Board for livestockand Product Board for Poultry and Eggs; andNational Meat Poultry Processing Board(NMPPB) which is a part of MOFPI and jointaction plan was developed to work closely withIndian government. Since then Centre ofExcellence have been introduced and financeis being assisted by state and centralgovernment.To achieve better quality and quantity, Indianeeds to upgrade using others knowledge andexperience. Like one cannot improve milkproductivity of cows on its own, he needsbovine semen, heifers, better feed, better farmmanagement practices etc.Because of religious and economic reasons,Meat & Poultry Board is the main nodalbody in India; do you have any agreementwith them?India is very hard country to get into withproducts. Therefore it is wise decision to enterwith knowledge. Hence NetherlandsMinistry-responsible for issuing Veterinarycertificates decided to come with industrystake holders to meet with Joint Secretary anddiscuss the problems we are facing to sendveterinary products and get Veterinarycertificate in India.As we are not familiar with all the procedures,this is the reason delegation consisting of Mr.Ton Akkerman, Veterinary Counsellor inGeneral Service, Chief Veterinary Officer(CVO); Mr. Erik Bosker, Senior Policy Officerfrom Ministry of Economic Affairs; Mr.Tjeerd den Hollander, Senior Policy Advisor,Product Board of Meat and Eggs (PVV) andMr. Henny Swinkels, Director Van drie cameto visit India.This combination gave us possibility todiscuss with various people in livestock andagriculture sector and get the information sothat we can send the products needed forCentre of Excellence which is coordinated byNAFTC.Livestock is segmented into four mainparts: Genetics, Nutrition, Farming andProcessing. India is having very smallprocessing percentage that too is exported;can we use same Netherlands technology toupgrade our technology or it will need toHolland and Indiacooperate onagri-food productionInterview14Netherland’s Centre of Excellence- ScienceFiction for Livestock Industry in IndiaNetherlandsDelegatesEmbassyRepresentatives
Interview15invent some new technologies as per Indianrequirements.If we go 20 years back, Indian PoultryIndustry was facing same problems. Therewere only 1000 birds farms but today variousfarms are available with bird capacity of morethan 1 million. So in terms of poultryfarming we have achieved world classstandards. But in Dairy Framing we are stilllacking how your know-how can help us inthis sector?Today if we compare India with Netherlandstechnology then Netherlands is like ScienceFiction because the technology is far beyondthe borders which can be achieved. But if youlook 50 years back Netherlands was same asthat of India.One can gain from our knowledge andexpertise but cant copy the whole system.Netherlands is such a small country with 17Million population and is most densepopulation on other hand India is a hugecountry with 1.3 Billion population.We consume frozen products whereas in Indiaconsumer prefers fresh products as that ofVietnam. Hence you can adopt some parts butcannot copy the whole system.Centre of Excellence will play significant rolein Dairy sector development. Here we areshowcasing farm management, feedmanagement, genetics improvement, coldchain etc. We will also focus on quality ofmilk, milk collection system and hence wecover all aspects of dairy farming.India would not remain same at same position;farmers would not remain backyard farmers.Some of them will drop farming and otherswill grow with their calves.50 years ago, Netherlands farmers also had 40cows; today they have 120. Similarly India willalso develop and purpose of Centre ofexcellence is to understand those needs andbring Netherlands knowledge to India so thatit can achieve its targets.This practical display will showcase thetechnology how it can be adopted in India. Itwill be displaying 100-200 dairy farm cowswith feed system and cold chain to showcasehow it can be accomplished.In centre of excellence we can alsodemonstrate profits-that is the only key tosuccess. In beginning farmers want to haveprofits from their existing systems. Hence weneed to show case them how they can earnmore profits from their existing systems. Forexample in Europe you can feed new borncalves with milk which will cost you 40 eurocents per L but you can also feed those calveswith milk replacers that will cost 10 euro centsand it wont give only financial profits but alsothe calves will grow faster.In 2012, the Indian and Dutch Governmentssigned mutual agreements to work togethertowards greater efficiency in the Indianagrifood sector. In recent months the Ministryof Economic Affairs, together with severalIndian states, the Netherlands Agro, Food andTechnology Centre (NAFTC) and GreenportHolland International (GHI), have worked onproposals for the establishment of Dutch-IndoCentre of Excellence, which show case Indo-Dutch government to government approach.Netherlands Centre of Excellence workslike Indo-Italian Centre of excellence forvegetable which is a government togovernment project. What is your focus-government organization or privatecompanies?Indias central Government has now agreed tothe establishment of 10 Dutch–Indo Centre ofExcellence across India and has given the greensignal for the steps necessary for furtherdevelopments.Private to private connections are also therewhich are supported by two governments. Asper my opinion this is the only approach wecan work upon.Kick off for first 10 Centre of excellence isplanned for next week which will be started onsmall scale as it also needs the capacity and weneed people to transfer the knowledge. Atpresent we have planned Centre of Excellencewill concentrate on the horticulture, dairycattle, potato, meat and pork chains and willprovide opportunities for collaborationbetween Dutch and Indian businesses inKerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP, Karnataka,Punjab and West Bengal.India will be one of biggest economies in theworld. In 2020, India wont need Centre ofexcellence (it is here for short time period).India will be well developed by that time.Netherlands can bring its knowledge for thecountry and try to find solution and newopportunities. Two governments have sharedthe responsibility to produce food onsustainable and efficient manner.In 2020, food safety wont be required, it willbe food security. We are smallest country withhuge production; we have to share thisknowledge with the other countries. Dutchknowledge and experience will help indeveloping India.Your vision 2020 for Indian Livestockindustry.INDIA - About three per cent of egg andenvironmental samples from farms in Bareillywere found to be positive for Salmonella but therelatively high antibiotic resistance among thebacteria was raised as a concern by scientistscarrying outthestudy.The prevalence of Salmonella bacteria at eggfarms was found to be low by Renu Singh of theCentral Avian Research Institute in Izatnagar andco-authors there and at M J.P. RohilkhandUniversity in Bareilly and Salim Ali Centre forOrnithology and Natural History inCoimbatore. However, they express concern thatthe relatively high resistance among the bacteriapresent in poultry could pose a risk to publichealth as well as therapeutic problems toconsumers.Their latest study, published in Food Control,was carried out to detect Salmonella spp.Antibiotic Resistance in Egg Farm Study Raises Concernscontamination of poultry and poultryenvironmental samples from layer farms inBareilly and to determine the antibioticsusceptibility profiles and serotype distributionof the isolates.A total of 720 samples of egg, feed, water, cloacaand faeces were collected and screened for thepresenceof Salmonella.Twenty-four (3.3 per cent) of the samples testedwere found to be positive for Salmonella. Out of180 chicken eggs, 120 poultry feed samples, 120poultry water samples, 120 faecal samples and180 cloacal swabs, the isolation frequencies ofSalmonella spp. were 3.3 per cent, 2.5 per cent,3.3 per cent, 2.5 per cent and 4.4 per cent,respectively.Among the isolates, Salmonella Typhimuriumwasthepredominantserovar.The antibiogram testing revealed differentialmulti-drug resistance among Salmonella isolatesin poultry and poultry environment samples. Alltheisolateswereresistanttoclindamycin,oxacillin,penicillin and vancomycin whereas sensitivity wasrecordedforampicillin,enrofloxacinandcolistin.As a result, the relatively high resistance among thebacteriapresentinpoultrycouldposepublichealthand therapeutic problems to consumers aspotential vehicles of resistant Salmonellafoodborne infections, concluded Singh and co-authors.
Press Release17Vets Club Ludhiana recognized by AnimalWelfare Board of India, Ministry ofEnvironmental & Forestry, Govt. of India,celebrated “World Veterinary Day-2013”on Sunday, the 28th April 2013, on itscampus at 1/A, H-Block, BRS Nagar,Ludhiana, Punjab.Technical Programmewas sponsored by Punjab State VeterinaryCouncil, Chandigarh and Nestle IndiaLimited, Moga. The celebrations startedwith a Free Camp for Antirabic Veterinary,Deworming & Deticking of Dogs & Cats,which was inaugurated by Bibi Veeran Bedi,Councilor of the area and sponsored byAAS- A Ray of Hope, an NGO being runby animal lovers. Programme inauguratedby Dr. H.S. Sandha, Director, Punjab StateDepartment of Animal Husbandry as theChief Guest by lighting ceremonial lamp.The chief guest also released Volume 1 (i),2013 Issue of Vets Press, Newsletter of theClub for circulation amongst members ofthe club and other interested veterinariansof livestock farmers. Technical programmeincluded lectures related to the theme of thecelebrations i.e. “Vaccination - inprevention and control of diseases inanimal”. Dr. Ajit Singh, Prof.-cum-Head,Deptt. of Veterinary Microbiology, LalaLajpat Rai University of Veterinary &Animal Sciences University, Hisar,Haryana, delivered the main lecture,followed by lecture on the theme relating toparasitic diseases by Dr. L.D. Singla, Prof.-cum-Head, Department of VeterinaryParasitology, , GADVASU, Ludhiana andanother one relating to Wild-life animals byDr. M.P. Singh, Senior Veterinary Officer,Chhatbir Zoological Park, Chandigarh.Presentation of lecture was followed by aPanel Discussion-cum-Question-AnswerSession, which was presided over byProfessor Dr. H.S. Sandhu and Dean,College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU,Ludhiana and Dr. P.N. Dwevedi, Professorof Veterinary Microbiology acted as theFloor Coordinator. The Panelists consistedof Dr. Kirti Dua, Professor of VeterinaryMedicine and In-charge Wild-life Centre,GADVASU. Dr. N.S. Sharma, Professor-cum-Head, Department of VeterinaryMicrobiology, GADVASU and ProfessorDr.Vandana Verma, Department ofVeterinary Microbiology, ChristianMedical College & Hospital, Ludhiana.Vets Club Ludhiana took a lead this year inhonoring & felicitating sixteen persons fortheir distinguished contributions includingVets Club Ludhiana celebrates “World Veterinary Day-2013”four Veterinarian Entrepreneurs includingRetd. Professor Dr. M.L. Kansal for hisvaluable innovations in poultry farming,Dr. Satish Kumar Chadha, a successfulveterinarian poultry farmer, Dr. Sunil DuttRampal running an ISO certified companyImperial. Marketing Services India, Pvt.Ltd since 1990, job provider to more than200 persons and Dr. Sham Tewari,Chairman-cum-Managing Director VETS,FARMA Ltd. an ISO GMP & GLPcertified company as per world standardsand having attained a multinational status.T h e h o n o r e d o n e s i n c l u d e d o n eprogressiveand innovative buffalo farmer,S. Harminder Singh Sandhu and oneprogressive pig farmer, S. SukhwinderS i n g h G r e w a l . S c i e n t i s t s h a v i n gdistinguished themselves with manynational/international recognitionshonored included Professor Dr. R.S.Sahota, as the most popular Professoramong livestock farming community;Professor Dr. H.K. Verma, most successfulliterature provider to the livestock farmers;Dr. Jasbir Singh Bedi, a promising buddingPublic Health Scientist, Dr. Chandrahas, aguiding force for goat farmers; Dr.Jaswinder Singh, one of the most vibrantnutritionist-cum-extension man; Dr.Devendra Pathak, a popular basic scienceteaching veterinary anatomy specialist andDr. Niraj Kumar Singh- a budding animalbiotechnology.Student achievers honored were Dr.Navdeep Singh Ratta, young veterinaryGynecologist and Dr. Sravani Gantasala, abudding veterinary microbiologist-cum-artist, Dr. Sukhchain Singh, IRS, honoredfor possibly being the first veterinarianfrom Punjab to have cleared the CivilService Examination conducted by UnionPublic Services Commission and afterundergoing training to join in IndianRevenue Service Department at Ludhiana.Ms. Aditi Sewak, a student of PAU and d/oRetd. Captain, Dr. Aditya Sewak one of theclubs members, was honored for securing agold medal in 10 meter Air Pistol shootingat national level.Dr. H.S. Sandha presented shields/shawls& certificates of honor to all the honored &distinguished persons. The felicitationprogramme was sponsored by INTAS &Indovax. Felicitation function was followedby culture programme conducted by Dr.Sukhwant Singh, a renowned PunjabiSinger and Professor Dr. Dwivedi withheartfelt orchestra accompanists.Dr. P.N. Diwedi Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, G.A.D.V.A.S.U, Dr. Vinod Gupta(Vice-President Ex.Former Joint Director Animal Husbandry Punjab), Dr. K.K. Bakshi President, Vets Club, Ludhiana (Ex.Dean of Veterinary College P.A.U/G.A.D.V.A.S.U., Ludhiana & Dr. H.S. Sandha Director AnimalHusbandry Punjab, Dr. Pramjeet Singh, General Secretary and Dr. H.S. Sandhu Dean College ofVeterinary Science G.A.D.V.A.S.U, Ludhiana are seen the above picture.Professor Dr. M. L. Kansal Technical Director, Kansal & Kansal Agro Farms receiving Award ofHonor from Dr. H.S. Sandha, Director, Animal Husbandry, Punjab, Chief guest at the time of WorldVeterinary day ( 28th April 2013) celebrations.
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Press Release19[BANGALORE, India] The world is producing959 million tons of feed and has increased itsproduction by at least four percent in the last year,according to the 2013 Global FeedTonnage Surveyreleased today by Alltech. Alltech assessed thecompound feed production of 134 countries inDecember 2012, through information obtained inpartnershipwithlocalfeedassociationsandAlltechssales team, who visit more than 26,000 feed millsannually.“The 2013 publication of the annual year-endassessmentbyAlltechisbeingreleasedasanindustryoutlook resource for the new calendar year and willhopefully allow governments, non-governmentalorganisationsandthegreaterpublictoappreciatethevalue that the feed industry is generating globally,”said Aidan Connolly, vice president of Alltech anddirector of Alltechs annual Global Feed TonnageSurvey.Among the 134 countries assessed in Alltechssurvey,Chinawasreaffirmedasthechiefproduceroffeed at 191 million tons and an estimated 10,000feed mills. Consistent with late 2011 assessments,the United States and Brazil followed with 179million tons produced by 5,251 feed mills and 66million tons produced by 1,237 feed millsrespectively. Overall, a 26 million ton increase wasobserved in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, IndiaandChina)yeartodate.Globally India continues to be in the 6th place with26.837 million tons produced by 862 feed mills in2012 when compared to 23.4 million tons in 2011.In which aquaculture accounted as the most grownfrom 1.4 million tons in 2011 to 3.5 million tons in2012. Pet and equine feed each constitutes 0.002milliontons.Asia continues to be the worlds number oneAlltech Feed Survey Findings: World Increases Production to 959 MillionTons; Asia grew by 13% within a yearproducing region at 350 million tons and this is a13% increase compared to the figures 12 monthsago. Over 43% of the total pig feed productioncomesfromthisregionandmorethanhalf(56%)ofthe global aqua feed is produced in Asia. However,Africa exceeded Asia in percent growth over 2011results,increasingitstonnagenearly15percentfrom47millionin2011to54millionin2012.Globally, the survey identified 26,240 feed mills,with China serving as home to 10,000 of them.TogetherwiththeotherAsiancountriesthisnumberreaches 12,149. The Middle East was estimated tohave the largest feed mills, with an average of morethan 63,000 tons produced per mill which issignificantly higher to the Asian figures of 28,818tons. Sixty percent of feed produced globally ispelleted, with percentages particularly high inEurope.Whenanalysedbyspecies:? Poultry continues to dominate with a 43percent share of the feed market at 411 milliontons, likely due to religious and tastepreferences as well as cost. It grew byapproximately 8 percent over 2011 estimatesglobally which is lower than the growth of over13% inAsia . Sixty percent of all poultry feedtonnage is dedicated to broilers, with the restfedtoegglayers,turkeys,duckandotherfowl.? Thepigfeedsectormatchedpoultrys8percentgrowth, moving to 218 million tons globally.Asias share is 94,5 million tons of it which ismorethan13%inceaseasoflastyearsfigures.? The ruminant feed market, comprising dairy,beef and small ruminants, grew more than 13percent between late 2011 and December2012, and now requires 254 million tons.Theannualgrowthinthisareaisalsomoredynamicin the Asian continent (15%; 94,1 milliontones).? Equine feed tonnage increased almost 17percentto10.8milliontons.? Aquacultureisthefastestgrowingspeciessectorby tonnage with growth greater than 55percent since 2011. Out it this, Asia wasresponsiblefor25,6milliontones.? Pet food represents 20.5 million tons, 40percent of which is produced in the UnitedStates, but Brazil continues to makeconsiderableadvancesinthissector.“As we look to the demands of the future, chiefly thefeeding of 9 billion people by 2050, these surveyresults should stir optimism and resolve within ourfeed and food industries,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons,president of Alltech. “Our global feed industry isrising to the challenge, and were seeing growthacross the board. Moreover, were seeing it in someparticularly key areas BRIC, Africa andaquaculture.”Global feed production has traditionally beendifficult to quantify because many countries lack anational feed association. For this reason, Alltechbegan in late 2011 to leverage its global presence toobtain a finer estimate of the worlds feed tonnage.The results of the annual year-end assessment areannounced in January as an industry outlookresourceforthenewcalendaryear.Connolly presented the 2012 Alltech Global FeedTonnage Survey findings at a joint meeting of theInternational Feed Industry Federation and theFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Oct.2012. The meeting identified the need to collectmore detailed information, a request to whichAlltech responded, engendering a deep appreciationforwhatthefeedindustryisdeliveringworldwide.The Indian poultry producing companyVenkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd (betterknown as Venkys) has invested in Petersimeequipment for its new hatchery in Tamil Nadu,India. The company has ordered 18BioStreamer™ 24S setters and 12BioStreamer™ 8H hatchers, all equipped withEmbryo-Response Incubation™ technology, aswellas HVAC equipment.The installation of the first batch of 9setters forthe broiler hatchery will commence in January2013 at Nilakottai in Tamil Nadu, India. TheVenkys (India) invests in Petersime incubatorsplant was expected to be operational by March2013.The purchase of Petersime S-line incubators is inline withVenkysmission statement of Qualitythrough Technology.Including PetersimeEmbryo-Response Incubation™ for superiorhatch and post-hatch performances ensuresthatusing high-end technology delivers enhancedvalueto customers.AboutVenkysVenkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd. in Pune(India), established in1971, is popularly knownall over the world as Venkys. 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International platform to discuss the nutritional issuesfaced by Indian Poultry Industryst21 February 2014Below are the tentative topicsPoultry performance and Nutrition trends - A global scenarioBroiler Nutrition trends in India – Past, present and the futureCurrent Impact & Future Prospects of the Feed in Poultry Production CostAlternate nutritional strategies to manage feed cost and sustain performanceNutritional strategies for disease avoidance.Pathogens and bird performance in poultry nutritionMycotoxin prevalence in south east AsiaMineral nutrition and its importance in poultry nutritionFeed milling technology in South Asia -evolution, growth and developmentsAlternate protein sources - Are they available and how to choose the right ones?Grain Storage and treatmentFeed formulations – what tools are the ideal ones?Layer nutrition and the challenges and changes neededBreeder Nutrition and the advancementsSmart milling-Concept and practiceAmino acid balancing?for further information contact us+91 9991705621 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.iaiexpo.comFeeding to achieve an optimal relationship between growth & CostAlternate Feed ResourcesFeed Storage &Milling SolutionsLayerNutritionMycotoxin PrevalenceBroiler Nutritionst21 February 2014Principle Sponsor OrganizerPixie Consulting Solutions Ltd.IAI NUTRITION FORUMIAI NUTRITION FORUM20Concurrent Event Official Magazineth8in SeriesIAI Expo20-22 February 2014IARI Ground, New Delhi
Press Release21Poultry breeding company Aviagen launched the latest version ofits corporate website, which includes access to information about thecompanys Arbor Acres, Indian River, and Ross brands.The website redesign is in response to positivecustomer feedback as well as statistical analysis ofhow visitors use the site and the informationaccessed most frequently.The full site is currentlyavailable in five languages: English, Chinese,Portuguese, Russian and Spanish; Arabic andTurkish versions of the full site are currentlyunder development and expected to come on linein the second quarter.Therearealso an additionalnine language-specific pages on the site whichhighlight documents available in thoselanguages.Tech CentreOne key area with enhanced functionality is theTech Centre. Containing more than 400documents and representing 14 languages, thisonline and searchable technical library wasdeveloped by Aviagen to give customers fast andeasy access to the best flock managementpractices and technical advice on veterinary,nutrition, hatchery, production, andenvironmental topics.To make the search featureeven more robust, additional search criteriaoptions were integrated, allowing customers totarget an areaof interestmoreprecisely.The comprehensive and informative ParentStock management handbooks are now easilydownloadable as interactive documents withbuilt-in navigation, making them ideal referencetools for customers to use on mobile devicesanywhere.Global Customer Support with MoreLanguagesAnother enhancement to the site is the result ofinput from customers in growing markets whoseprimary languages arenot one of the five in whichthe full site is available. To address this need,easily identifiable country flags were added to thenavigation structure and new language specific-pages created in nine additional languages,including Balkan, Bulgarian, Czech, French,German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, andTurkish.On these specialty pages, customers will find a listof all technical documents available in theirnative language as well as contact information forthe Aviagen office serving that country. “The goalof the country-specific pages is to makeinformation easily and quickly available to ourglobal customers in their native language. AsAviagen continues to expand into new marketsand regions, we will continue to proactivelyevolve our website and other tools to meet thediverse needs of our customers,” stated PatrickClaeys, president of European Distribution forAviagen.Pas Reform: expanding global distribution with a future-focusAs a direct result of rapid and continuing globalexpansion over the past two years, leadinghatchery technology company Pas Reform hasentered phase two of ambitious plans to furtherextend and upgrade its award-winning GlobalDistribution Center at Doetinchem, in TheNetherlands.The new 3,779m.sq.expansion, already clearlyvisible at the Doetinchem site, integrates thelatest technologies and advances inautomation,to provide enhanced global logisticsand quality control, for Pas Reforms customersin more than 100 countries, and for increasinglylarger hatchery projects and installationsworldwide.The new facility doubles the storage, loading andunloading capacity of Pas Reforms flagshipGDC, with state-of-the-art computer controlledstorage, retrieval and transfer systems thatsignificantly improve the speed, accuracy and safehandling of parts. Full integration with existingWarehouse Management systems will decreasepicking time by more than 60 per cent,particularly for smaller items, to have asignificant impact on the speed of delivery to thecompanyscustomers.In addition to enhanced global logistics, a newtraining center, complete with the very latestaudio-visual facilitiesand practical laboratorysuite, will accommodate Pas Reform Academysinternationally renowned hatchery managementtraining programmes.CEO Bart Aangenendt sees this latestdevelopment as pivotal to achieving Pas Reformsglobal aims. “When we originally conceived ourglobal distribution facility, it was designed andplanned to be future-proofed in every waypossible. We were and remain - ready and willingto lead the way, as a truly global, future-focused,customer-orientatedsupplier.“Two years on, our continuing expansion is adirect result of the growth that our customers, oldand new, are achieving around the world. We willcontinue to invest in that growth and this newfacility is the realisation of one more step towardsfuture-proofing our plans, and those of ourcustomers,for many yearstocome.”INDIA - Feed prices are likely to rule flat in near term following volatility in prices of key ingredients.Heavy fluctuation in prices of its input materials keptpoultryfeed pricesunalteredin 1stweekof May.Aditya Mishra, a commodity expert, told that following fluctuations in ingredients prices, feed prices have not been declined yet.In 1st week of May,soyamealhasdecreasedbyalmostINR 1,000atonne. Feedpricesmay continue torule aroundcurrentlevelsfor thenextfew days, he said.On Saturday, soyameal eased by INR 750 to INR 36,050 a tonne.Bajra went up by INR 20 to INR 1,510 a quintal, DCP was at 35 a kg, MBM eased by Re1to INR 40 akg, whilemaizedroppedbyINR30to INR 1,370 a quintal.Mustard De-oiled Cake remained unchanged and sold at INR 14,500 a tonne. DRB ruled flat at INR 9,100 a tonne, while rice bran oil quoted at 51 a kg,downRe1.Pre-lay mash quoted at INR 1,040 for a 50-kg bag, while layer grower mash sold at INR 980 for a 50-kg bag.Broiler concentrate quoted at INR 2,000 for a50-kg bag whileBroilerStarter Mashwas at INR1,520.Meanwhile, higher supplies in the market coupled with steady demand pulled poultry products further down on Saturday.Egg went further down by 15paiseon slack demandto INR 2.05. BroilereasedbyINR2 andquoted at INR58-65a kg, while chickwentfor 8,INR4down frompreviouslevels.Traders expectthatpoultryproductsmaygo further downin coming daysPoultry Feed Prices Seen Flat in Near-termNews
New Appointments22US - Ceva Animal Health has recruited threenew veterinary professionals to support thecompanys rapidly growing livestock andcompanion animal product portfolios. JoGourlay and Anna Zakharova have joinedthe team as field-based Veterinary Advisors,while Emma Rixon has been appointed asthe office-based Technical Advisor.Jo Gourlay BVM&S MRCVS, completedher veterinary degree at EdinburghUniversity, after which she worked in mixedand then small animal practice. Based inSouth West Scotland, Dr Gourlay isresponsible for providing technical supportfor customers in Scotland, Northern Englandand Northern Ireland. She is the proudowner/trainer of two registered polo poniesand her areas of expertise are in equinemedicine, nutrition, pheromones andcompanion animal parasiticides.Anna Zakharova BSc MA VetMB MRCVS,holds a degree in Pharmacology fromAberdeen University as well as a veterinarydegree from Cambridge University. She hasworked in mixed, equine and small animalpractices, has lectured in animal health andwelfare, worked for DEFRA and owned herown small animal practice. She farms sheepand cattle in Wales with her husband who isalso a vet. Dr Zakharova is responsible forproviding technical support for customersacross Wales, the West Midlands and theSouth West of England. She has particularexpertise in ruminant reproduction, animalproduction and anti-infectives.Emma Rixon RVN, is a qualified veterinarynurse. She worked previously as Head Nurseat a busy veterinary hospital where she co-ordinated a high standard of patient andclient care, including nurse consultationsand nursing CPD. Dr Rixon is based inAmersham and specialises in nutraceuticals.Sarah Endersby, the Senior VeterinaryAdvisor at Ceva, will provide technicalsupport for customers in the East Midlands,East Anglia and the South-East of England.Dr Endersbys areas of expertise are incompanion animal behaviour, pheromonesand cardiology.Managing Director, Alan Doyle said: “Theconsistent growth of our products andservices, across both the large and smallanimal sectors, makes it imperative weprovide the highest levels of veterinary andtechnical back-up - our customers expectnothing less. All our team are highlyqualified and experienced to ensure wecontinue to deliver the very best levels oftechnical support.”Paul Pressley has beenelected as the AnimalAgriculture Allianceschairman of the board ofdirectors.The Animal AgricultureAlliance elected PaulPressley,U.S.Poultry&EggAssociation, chairman of itsboardofdirectorsinApril.USPOULTRY has been an active member of theAlliance for 24 years, and Pressley will serve atwo-year term as chairman. The Alliances boardof directors consists of representatives from allmajor sectorsof animalagriculture."I look forward to working with Kay and theAlliance staff. The Alliance has been a strongvoice for all of animal agriculture for over 25years. Now, more than ever, the ability to uniteUSPOULTRYs Pressley appointed chairman ofAnimal Agriculture Alliancethe industry across species lines is critical toresponding to animal welfare issues," remarkedPressley."We look forward to having Paul serve as ourchairman," said President and CEO Kay JohnsonSmith. "His insight and continued leadership willprovide critical guidance to ensure that theAlliance remains a leader in uniting all sectors ofanimal agriculture."Pressley is Executive Vice President ofIndustry Programs for the U.S. Poultry & EggAssociation where he is responsible for thestrategic management of USPOULTRYstechnical and education services includingfood safety, production, worker safety, andenvironmental programs. He is a 30-plus yearveteran of the poultry industry, having spent25 years with Gold Kist Inc. before joiningUSPOULTRY.BRAZIL - Vitor Aranteshas been appointedTe c h n i c a l S e r v i c e sDirector at Hy-Line doBrasil.T i a g o L o u r e n c o ,Managing Director of Hy-Line do Brasil, hasa n n o u n c e d t h eappointment of VitorArantes asTechnical Services Director at Hy-Linedo Brasil.As head of the companys technical servicedepartment, Mr Arantes is responsible forhelping customers fully realise the geneticHy-Line do Brasil Appoints New Tech Services Directorpotential offered by Hy-Line layers. In additionto his duties in the large Brazilian market, MrArantes will also provide technical expertise tokey accounts in Hy-Line Internationalssubstantialand growing LatinAmerica business.Prior to joining Hy-Line, Mr Arantes worked astheTechnicalCoordinatorforUniquímicawherehisresponsibilities included health management andnutrition recommendations, technical support andnewproductdevelopment.HereceivedhisdegreeinAnimalSciencein2004fromtheUniversidadeJuliode Mesquita Filho in Botucatu, Brasil. In 2010, hecompletedhisMastersofBusinessAdministrationinIndustrial Poultry Business from the InstitutoDidatusinCampinasinBrazil.Ceva ExpandsVeterinary TeamUS - Diamond V is pleased to announce the addition of David Kenyon asPoultry Specialist.Mr Kenyon will be responsible for supporting and developing the turkeybusinessin North America.Most recently, Kenyon was the President of Valley of the Moon CommercialPoults,Inc. (a division of Aviagen Group).He has also worked at British UnitedTurkeys of America (BUTA) as Directorof Sales for North and South America and at Cargill Turkeys in varioussupervisoryand management positions.He earned his Animal Science degree from Southwest Missouri StateUniversity.Kenyon Joins Diamond V as Poultry SpecialistDavid Kenyon,Poultry Specialist,Diamond VAnimal feed additive producer, Norel has appointed IndustriasMakano as a new distributor for itsproductsinPanama.“IndustriasMakano has an extensive and successful experience in the Panama market, which could becrucial for the penetration of Norels products in the industry,” said Norel in a statement. “Thisappointment reflects the continued expansion of NOREL, with the aim to bring to all markets ourproducts and solutions, thus becoming a global supplier of nutritional additives with a special focus inthe Central American market.” Panama has an interesting poultry industry, although small in terms ofproduction, it is considered as a benchmark in the region thanks to the improvements anddevelopmentsobservedoverthepast10years.New distributor for Norel in PanamaVitor Arantes
News24GLOBAL - In many countries around the world,WorldVeterinaryDay(WVD)wascelebratedon27Aprilforitsthirteenthyear.Onthisoccasiontheveterinaryprofessionhighlightsits various contributions to the health of bothanimals and humans, underlining the vital role ofveterinarians in also ensuring animal welfare, foodsafety, food security, safe world trade in animals andanimalproductsaswellasprotectingpublichealth.WVD was initiated by the World VeterinaryAssociation(WVA)in2000inordertocelebratetheveterinaryprofessionannuallyonthelastSaturdayofApril.TheobjectiveistobringtheimportanceoftheVeterinary Profession to the society as well asindividualsinfocus.World Veterinary Day activities around the worldvary from seminars, workshops, open doorsactivities at clinics, hospitals and veterinary schools,social and media events to inform the general publicaboutthekeyroleplayedbyveterinariansinourdailylife.In 2008, the WVA and the World Organisation forAnimal Health (OIE) agreed on the creation of theWorldVeterinaryDayAward.Theaimofthisawardis to reward the most successful celebration of theveterinary profession. The first WVA-OIE WorldVeterinary Day Award was given in July 2008 to theKenyaVeterinaryAssociation.Celebrating World Veterinary DayEvery year, the WVA and OIE are choosing adifferent theme for the World Veterinary DayAward. The selected theme for World VeterinaryDayAward2013isVaccination.In previous years, themes were AntimicrobialResistance,Rabies,theOneHealthConceptandtheDiversityoftheveterinaryprofession.The veterinary profession, through effective andefficient Veterinary Services, is crucial to the successof vaccination campaigns in animal health andconsequently, in protecting human health fromdiseasesofanimalorigin.A vaccine is a biological preparation that improvesimmunity to a particular disease. The term vaccinederives from Edward Jenners 1796 use of cow pox,to inoculate humans, providing them protectionagainstsmallpox.Today, vaccines are valuable tools to stop the spreadof a large number of transmissible diseases thatthreaten the health and welfare of animals andpeople. Through well organised campaigns,vaccinationcontributestotheeradicationofdiseasesfrom certain areas and even from the world.The useof mass vaccination campaigns also limits, in manysituations,recoursetodepopulationincaseofdiseaseoutbreaks.The price of chicken and eggs in India rose byup to 95% in different areas due to higher feedcosts over the past fiscal year, the countrysAgricultureMinister, SharadPawar,hassaid.“Average prices of chicken in different stationsduring 2012-13 have shown an increase,ranging from 3.8% to 95.5% compared to2011-12,” Pawar told local media sources inIndia.One of the major reasons for the increase in theprice of poultry products is the rise in the priceof poultry feed and feed ingredients likesoyameal and maize,Pawarconfirmed.The Minister also said the government has notimposed a ban on poultry exports following therecentoutbreakof avianinfluenza.Price of poultryproducts rises 95%in IndiaTURKEY -The first chicks were hatched at a new facility that Cobb hasopened in Turkey to supply increasing demand in the country andacrosstheMiddleEast.Cobb has made a multi-million Euro investment in purchasing andcompletely redeveloping the hatchery located in Bandirma, south westof Istanbul.The hatchery has been designed initially to produce five million parentstock a year, with the first order of Cobb500 being supplied to Banvit,which has been a Cobb customer for many years and is one of theleading producers in the Turkish market. The facility has beencompletely redesigned and upgraded to comply with Cobbs globalstandards withtheemphasison efficiency and biosecurity.“The hatchery will operate as a single stage operation to ensureoptimum chick quality for our customers inTurkey,” said LloydPonder,Cobb Europe hatcheries manger. “We hatched our first parent stockusing the single stage format and have been very pleased with chickqualityfromday one.“We also commissioned Petersime in Belgium to redesign ourventilation for the hatchery. This ensures we have air handling unitsfeeding into each room to optimize the pressure and air volumes to eachroomsowecanconsistently achievethebestresultsfor our customers.”Cobbs partner in the venture is Erol Can, who has been the companyssales agent for the past five years. Erol will lead the Turkish operationandcontinue tobean important driverof Cobbsgrowthin theregion.Cobb Opens New Hatchery in Turkey
News25INDIA - The Tamil Nadu government isplanning to promote poultry clusters in sevenbackwardand non-poultry regionsof thestate.According to Namakkal, in southern TamilNadu, is the largest egg exporting hub of thecountry. The state occupies second position inegg productionin thecountry.At present, most of the poultry farming has beendeveloped on a commercial scale in the westernparts of the state, with Namakkal developing aslayer belt and Palladam region developing into aTamil Nadu to Promote Poultry Clusters in Poor Districtshubfor broilers.According to the animal husbandry department,it is proposed to involve Nabard and commercialand nationalised banks to implement the scheme,which will be integrated with the existing PoultryVenture Capital Fund of the Government ofIndia, wherein 25 per cent back ended subsidy isprovided by Nabard to the individuals. Theindividual entrepreneur has to raise the rest of thefunds through his own sources or through bankloans. Farmers, individual entrepreneurs and self-helpgroupsareeligible.The total egg production increased 2.94 per centoverthepreviousyearin thestate.The state government will provide 25 per centfront ended subsidy for setting up a poultry farm.An individual is eligible for availing assistanceonly once for each component. The beneficiariesunder this scheme will be provided with 5 daystraining on commercial native poultry rearingthrough Tamil Nadu Veterinary and AnimalSciencesUniversity.“Averagepricesof chicken in differentstations during 2012-13haveshown increase,rangingfrom3.8percent to95.5 percentcomparedto2011-12,”MrPawar saidinawritten replytotheLokSabhaon 7 May.Mr Pawar said that one of the major reasons for increase in prices of poultry products is rise in the price of poultry feed and feed ingredients like soyamealandmaize.TheMinister alsosaid thegovernmenthasnot imposedbanon export of poultry itemsaftertheoutbreakof recentAvian Influenza.Tocurbprices of theseitems, thegovernmenthadallowedduty-freeimport of oil cakes, usedasanimalfeed, till31 March.INDIA - Chicken and egg prices rose by up to 95 per cent in differentareas on higher feed cost in the 2012-13 fiscal year, according toAgriculture Minister, SharadPawar.IAI Expo 2014th8in Series20-22 February 2014, IARI Ground, PUSA Road, New DelhiFor Space Booking, Contact:+91 9991705006, +91 email@example.com | www.iaiexpo.comNovus Receives 2012 Product Differentiation Excellence AwardUS - Novus International, Inc. has received the2012 North American Animal Feed IngredientsProduct Differentiation Excellence Award forits trace mineral product MINTREX®.Novus was selected from an elite group ofcompetitor companies by Frost & Sullivan, a50-year-old global research organization thatspecializes in helping clients accelerate growthand achieve best-in-class positions in growth,innovation and leadership. This is the secondaward Novus has received from Frost & Sullivanin 2012. The company also was the recipient ofthe 2012 New Product Innovation Award inPrebiotics for its product PREVIDA® inSeptember 2012."We are so proud that Frost & Sullivan isrecognizing Novus and MINTREX with thisdistinguished award," stated Thad Simons,president and CEO of Novus. "When wedevelop animal health and nutrition products,it is always with the goal of fulfilling our missionto make a clear difference in sustainablymeeting the growing global need for nutritionand health. Receiving awards for what we trulyperceive as doing our job is a wonderful andmuch appreciated affirmation of our efforts."To support its evaluation of best practices acrossmultiple business performance categories, Frost& Sullivan employs a Decision Support Matrix(DSM) that is customized for each award.Potential recipients of the ProductDifferentiation Excellence Award are evaluatedon a scale of 1 to 10 using the following set ofcriteria: 1) Unique Features/Functionality; 2)Quality/Complexity; 3) Customization; 4)Matched to Target Market Needs; and 5) BrandPerception. MINTREX received an overall ratingof 9.4, outranking the next highest competitor by2.4points."As a leader in this market space, Novus clearlyunderstands its customers needs, which isevident in the range of products they offer aroundthe world," noted Anjaneya Reddy, IndustryAnalyst of Frost & Sullivan. "MINTREXexcelled in all five product evaluation areas andwe are delighted to present Novus with theProduct Differentiation Excellence Award inAnimal Feed Ingredients. This product hasearned its well-deserved reputation as theindustrys bestmineralsource."MINTREX is intended to be used as a source oftrace minerals. By definition, the specific metalchelate must be declared as a metal methioninehydroxyl analogue chelate. MINTREX chelatedtrace minerals, including zinc, copper andmanganese, are chelated using HMTBa, creatinga strong bond between the ligand and the metal.This maximizes the use of minerals by the animalthrough greater bioavailability and digestive tractstability. Since 2004, when Novus firstintroduced MINTREX to the market, thisproduct has been a trusted nutritional solutionfor multiple species, providing the essential traceminerals needed for healthy hooves, immunity,productionandreproduction.
News26Ross technical seminar in Belarus focuses onnutrition, successful broodingThe fourth annual technical seminar for RossParent Stock customers included thepresentation of Best Ross Broiler Flock Awardsfor Belarus.The fourth annual technical seminar forRossParent Stock customers took place recentlyin Belarus. The event, organized by Aviagentogether with its grandparent customer PPRBroiler, OAO Agrocombinat Dzerzhinsky, tookplacenearMinsk and saw 90 delegates attend.As well as receiving first-hand information aboutthe new Ross 308 Parent Stock NutritionSpecifications, guests at the seminar heardp r e s e n t a t i o n s o n b i o s e c u r i t y a n dsuccessfulbrooding, while Neil Clark, Aviagenregional technical service manager, gave anoverview of PS and Broiler results from aroundthe globe. The seminar also included a questionand answer session, as well as demonstrations oftheAviagen Russianwebsiteand technical center."We were delighted to see even more attendees atthis years seminar," Clark said. "The mainobjective was to introduce the new Ross 308 PSN u t r i t i o nSpecifications and oneof our nutritionists,Antonio Kalinowski,did a terrific job inexplaining to theaudience how newnutrition specs arecompiled and how,a p a r t f r o mexperimental andpractical data analysis,new modelling tools, that makes nutritionrecommendations much more accurate, areapplied."Yuri Fesin, Director of PPR Broiler, added: "Thequality of the presentations given at this seminarwas outstanding; they were very informative andthe discussions between the delegates were lively.The seminar received exceptionally positiveresponsesfromalldelegates."One of the highlights of the event was thepresentation of the first ever Best Ross BroilerFlock Awards for Belarus. The winner was OAOAgrocombinat Dzerzhinsky, with OAO PoultryFarm Druzhba and OAO Vitebskaya BroilerPoultryFarm asrunner-ups."We would like to congratulate our Ross BroilerFlock Awards Winners on achieving suchoutstanding results which are testament to thegenetic potential of the Ross 308 and the hardwork and dedication by our customers to ensurethat this potential is realised in their operations,"INDIA - The first of its kind model EnvironmentControl Chambers (ECC) in India for researchpurposes will be put to use at the NamakkalVeterinary College and Research Centre (VC&RI)from29thApril.“It was established at INR 5,200,000 INR4,700,000 funded by the Indian Council ofAgricultural Research and INR 500,000 from theTamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal SciencesUniversity,” Dean of VC&RI Dr K.A. Duraisamysaid.He told that there are six separate chambers in themodel research facility in which research can besimultaneous carried out among broilers and egglaying (layer) chicken under different artificiallymaintainedclimaticconditions.“Research can be carried in about 2,400 broilers or5,000 layers with focus on enabling quicker weightgain in broilers and improving quality and egglayingefficiencyoflayers,”headded.Head of Animal Nutrition Department Dr D.ChandrasekaranwhowillspearheadresearchintheECC said that the chambers with walls on all itsEnvironment Control Chambers for Research toBenefit Poultry Industrysides will help in maintaining the desiredtemperature with the help of big air coolers,exhaust fans to take away foul smell and sensors tomonitor and maintain the conditions inside theroomwithpresentconditionsinafeeder.“ECC also known as poultry farms closed withside walls is widely established and used indeveloped countries. In India there are very fewECC for broilers. Of the 1,000 layer farms in thecountrys egg production hub (Namakkal) onlytwo are ECC. This is due to the lack of awarenessonthebenefitsofECCamongpoultryfarmers,”headded.Recalling his research experience in the UnitedKingdom and active role played to establish andoperate ECC in India, he said that ECCs have ahostofadvantagesovershedswithopensides.“Timetakenforabroilertoreachfullsizeoftwokgis 42 days. In ECC broilers gain the same weight in30 days as conducive conditions are maintainedinsidetheECCs,”DrChandrasekaransaid.Inthelayerindustryitreducesfeedintakeby10percent and benefits farmers who are facing hardshipsduetoescalatingfeedprices.“On the other hand ECC with about one lakhchicken can be maintained by only one laboureragainst the more than a dozen in the existing sheds.It also reduces mortality rate of birds in summer,”headded.According to him another salient feature ECC isprotection for birds from aerial infections. n theresearch front, he said that focus will be inextending the efficiency of layers from the existingprime egg laying period when it is 18 to 72 weeksold and to improve weight gaining process inbroilers in a shorter time frame. He said that thearea needed for establishing an ECC is only 20 percent of the space in which the farms arefunctioning, while investment is also only about athirdoftheinvestmentforanexistingshed.Poultry farmers said that they will not be able tomakeaheavyinvestmenttoreplacetheiropenshedfarmswithECCastheycannotaffordtodoitastheindustryisinaverybadshapenow.Source-TheHinduIAI NUTRITION FORUMIAI NUTRITION FORUMInternational platform to discuss the nutritional issues faced by Indian Poultry Industryst21 February 2014, IARI Ground, PUSA, New Delhi, firstname.lastname@example.org
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