Jan 07

Antibiotics may Impede Trade with Korea

Antibiotics may Impede Trade with Korea

In June 2012, the Government of South Korea announced a total ban on inclusion of non-therapeutic antibiotics in feed for livestock. The action by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MFAFF) in S. Korea corresponds to the EU ban on antibiotic growth promoters issued in January 2006. The EU directive followed similar restrictions imposed by Nordic countries between 1986 and 1998 and also by Switzerland in 1999.

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Aug 17

Impact of High Grain Prices

Categories: Agriculture, Poultry
Impact of High Grain Prices

Dr. Marcelo Schang during WPC 2012

Dr. Marcelo Shang during WPC 2012

Dr. Schang explained that soaring grain prices are creating heightened challenges for those producing as well as importing grains. “In all situations, it is more critical than ever that the birds perform very efficiently, particularly in terms of feed conversion rate. Argentinean producers, in spite of having relatively low costs of production, are concerned also about improving performance in terms of broiler and egg production.”

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Aug 17

New Vision for Global Poultry Production

Categories: Ag Future, Poultry
Alltech Blog Post Alltech Blog Post

Aidan Connolly - Vision for global poultry production in 2020

Aidan Connolly - Vision for global poultry production in 2020

Aidan Connolly spoke at the 2012 World Poultry Congress with Alltech’s vision for global poultry production in 2020 and the game changers in the poultry production sector.

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Aug 07

Re-thinking early nutrition

Categories: Poultry
Re-thinking early nutrition Dr. Fernando Rutz

On his talk during the Alltech Technical Poultry Roundtable, Dr. Fernando Rutz, highlighted that nutritional advancement has not kept pace with advancements in genetic selection and does not yield benefits perceived by consumers. In addition Dr. Rutz said that epigenetics, in ovo nutrition and post-hatch dietary conditioning are the keys for programming the genetic expression potential for breeder, embryo and chick nutrition. According to him programmed nutrition can enhance production efficiency to benefit poultry producers, meat quality and safety of poultry products for consumers.

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