Results survey among pig/poultry experts
At a recently held meeting, organised by
Alltech, 180 of Europe's top nutritionists and veterinarians gave their opinion
about the current and future issues in the pig and poultry business.
These are the results:
â€” 70% of pig and 79% of poultry
respondents believe GM feed is inevitable.
â€” 68% think Biofuels policy has
negative effect on EU agriculture.
â€” 62% and 65% respectively worried by new
EU salmonella targets.
â€” Roughly half of
both species believe performance is worse since the AGP ban, but half do not,
reflecting the success of alternatives such as Bio-MosÂ®.
â€” 75% say the enzymes
they use are effective but nearly 90% report wet litter problems.
â€” 60% felt
coccidiosis vaccines alone are not able to replace coccidiostats.
report seeing Necrotic Enteritis.
â€” 64% have changed diet specifications since feed material
prices have increased.
70% believe selecting for improved pig growth has compromised immunity.
Nearly 80% believe following NRC or other equivalents do not give Sows enough
â€” 70% have see circovirus on their farms, or on their clients
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