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Business update: Securing a health industry

New services, products, and investments have been launched on to the international poultry market recently. Where is the action and what is there to look out for? This concise overview gets you up to date.

Salmonella control highlighted at Kemin seminars

Kemin Industries provided educational seminars in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand recently focusing on salmonella control throughout the feed-to-food chain.  For the seminars in both Indonesia and Thailand, Dr Rick Carter technical services manager of Kemin Industries animal nutrition and health division in Asia, provided expert insights through presentation entitled: "Feed Hygiene and Salmonella – [a] Comprehensive, Integrated and Multiple Hurdle Approach." This multiple hurdle approach called for controlling salmonella at all levels along the feed-to-food chain: raw materials, finished feed, feed mill equipment, and at the farm level. Seminar participants saw the increasing awareness of salmonella in Asian countries, hygiene requirements for exports, and some of the latest techniques and practices in Europe and Australia. Participants included breeders, integrators, commercial feed manufacturers and farm-level producers. The Jakarta and Bangkok seminars saw about 70 and 60 participants respectively.

IDT launches new poultry vaccine against Salmonella

Significant improvements in salmonella protection are claimed for a newly-launched poultry vaccine. Salmovac 440, gives earlier and stronger immunity which lasts longer than other salmonella vaccines, says Dr Daniel Windhorst, salmonella vaccine specialist with IDT Biologika, who launched the vaccine to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland markets at the British Pig and Poultry Fair in Warwickshire. Hysolv Animal Health will be marketing the vaccine in the UK and Ireland.  The UK launch marks the beginning of a series of Europe-wide launches.

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The live vaccine is given orally through the water supply in a 3-dose regime that protects against both Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) and Salmonella Typhimurium (ST). It also protects against other SE strains and the newly-emerging monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium strains. The product has been approved for use by the British Egg Industry Council, which administers the Lion Code.

Bactocell on-track for further EU authorisation

The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a positive scientific opinion for use of Lallemand Animal Nutrition's product Bactocell as a zootechnical feed additive in minor avian species, such as duck and game and minor porcine categories, including boar. The opinion is also positive on the re-evaluation of Bactocell for pigs for fattening and chickens for fattening. The opinion covers both Bactocell for use in feed and Bactocell drink for use in livestock drinking water.

BACTOCELL is currently authorised in the European Union for use in laying hens, chickens for fattening, weaned piglets, pigs for fattening and aquaculture.

Aviagen Launches New Global Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications

Aviagen has launched an updated version of its global Parent Stock (PS) Nutrition Specifications for its Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands. The new versions have been updated with a continued focus on body weight and egg weight control, production persistency, better fertility and hatchability to ensure that the bird's needs are met at every age.

The new specifications introduce a breeder 3 diet to keep better control of body weight and egg weight after 50 weeks. In addition, an improved amino acids profile to help support feathering and intestinal health has been added. Recommendations for 2-, 3- and 4-stage rearing programmes are now included, reflecting the global nature of the specifications and providing farmers with a greater choice of appropriate diets for their local conditions.

World Poultry Foundation launches New Website

The World Poultry Foundation has launched a new website this week, as part of its rebranding initiative. The rebranding initiative was implemented in 2015 as World Poultry Foundation (WPF) was re-named from the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP). WPF also hired Randall Ennis, former CEO of Aviagen, as its new CEO.

The website provides information about the WPF's history, management committee, and its current projects in Angola, China, Ghana, Myanmar, Vietnam, and others. The site also links to the WPF's new Facebook page.

Cargill opens $8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Nghe An

Cargill has officially inaugurated a US$8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Nghe An province, brings Cargill's total number of animal feed mills in Vietnam to 11. The new facility will provide animal feed for livestock and will have a total capacity of 66,000 metric tons per year. Cargill is on track with its investment strategy. The addition of a new production line in Dong Thap was completed during the first quarter of 2016 and construction of its twelfth animal feed mill in Binh Duong will be completed in the second half of 2017.

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"In the face of a general slowdown in the Southeast Asia region, Vietnam's economy continues to perform very well and foreign investments along with exports are on the rise. The agricultural sector is currently suffering from a terrible drought, but in the long run, we, at Cargill, see good growth potential in the industry," said Jorge Becerra, country representative and managing director of Cargill's feed and nutrition business in Vietnam.

Varium wins best new poultry product Middle East at AgraME Awards

The new non-antibiotic growth promoter Varium, produced by Amlan International, was named Best New Poultry Product, Middle East at the AgraME Awards in March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Varium works by reducing the level of pathogens and harmful biotoxins that damage the intestinal lining, stimulating early immune function, and strengthening the intestinal barrier function.

"In clinical trials, Varium provided a 3:1 return on investment by improving feed conversion and reducing mortality. It also reduced the severity of Clostridium perfringens-induced necrotic enteritis lesions, providing clear evidence of favorably impacting intestinal health and function," said Dr Ron Cravens, president, Amlan International.

Fortune Taiwan invests in the future

Fortune Taiwan, a distributor of Lohmann and Ross breeds, is embarking on a major development phase that will consolidate its position as a leading innovator and pioneer in Taiwan's poultry sector. Backed by founder and president, Chuang An-Hung, the company is investing in SmartPro single-stage incubation from Pas Reform, to support the expansion of its GPS and PS hatcheries.

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With plans to set the first hatching eggs in September this year, the new installation includes 21 SmartSetPro setters with corresponding SmartHatchPro hatchers, to deliver 25,000 broiler parentstock chicks and 50,000 commercial layer chicks at the company's hatcheries each week. "Driving innovation and standards for commercial poultry production in Taiwan is a firm focus for us, but also as a model of information and knowledge exchange, to support and protect the long-term future of poultry in Taiwan," commented Fortune Taiwan director, Sutthi Chuang.

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