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Photo: US National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS); caption: In this NRCS project in Benton, Arkansas, manure and wood chips used for bedding for each 10,000-bird turkey flock are composted and used for fertiliser on adjacent pastures.

Making the Poultry Industry More Sustainable Sustainability has become a hot topic for almost all human activities, not least in agriculture. At a meeting dedicated to the subject, different viewpoints were presented on the need for sustainability and how it applies to the poultry industry. Senior editor, Jackie Linden reports on the IPPE Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit.

Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals environmental health, social and economic equity, and economic profitability.The heritage of the family farm and the importance of both land and livestock have allowed the industry to take the lead in the development of sustainable practices as a core principle of the poultry business. A variety of philosophies, This feature is continued on page 4

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Making the Poultry Industry More Sustainable At a meeting dedicated to the subject, different viewpoints were presented on the need for sustainability and how it applies to the poultry industry. Senior editor, Jackie Linden reports on the IPPE Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit.


Future of Egg Products linked to Health Issues - P8 Global output of egg products in 2012 is estimated to be around five million tonnes by industry watcher, Terry Evans.

Sprinklers Cool Birds and Conserve Water - P12 Overhead sprinklers together with tunnel ventilation can successfully cool broiler chickens with substantially less water, according to a study at the University of Arkansas by Assistant Professor yi Liang, Professor Susan E. Watkins, G. Thomas Tabler (Former Project Manager) and David McCreery (Project/Farm Manager).

VIV Asia 2013 Preview - P16 The organisers of VIV Asia 2013 trade show say they are extending the scope of the event to cover the whole theme ‘Feed to Meat’ as well as attracting visitors from throughout Asia and beyond for the event, which takes place in Bangkok, Thailand in March 2013.


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editorial Our theme for this issue of ThePoultrySite Digital is ‘Sustainable Poultry Production’. With a growing human population and increasing demand for food in general and protein in particular, every human activity needs to be scutinised for its use of natural resources, and environmental, economic and social/human impacts. Our lead feature looks at exactly these issues: why sustainability is important and, from the practical point of view, how to measure it.These aspects were covered at a satellite conference at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta earlier this year.

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Combining resource use with animal welfare, our third article comes from the University of Arkansas, where research shows that water sprinklers are more effective at keeping birds cool in hot weather and use less water than the usual method of fogging.

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Trends in egg processing across the world are examined by seasoned industry watcher, Terry Evans. Until now, this sector has been based on the utilisation of surplus supplies from the shell egg sector but there are now signs that it will be the health/nutritional benefits of egg products that are key to future growth of this sector. VIV Asia 2013 will take place very soon – from 13 to 15 March in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok. For visitors to the trade show, this issue includes an overview of the event and the many satellite conferences taking place at that time. And if you are unable to attend the show, two of our editors will be posting reports on ThePoultrySite from Bangkok to keep you up to date on developments in this rapidly developing region for the poultry industry. Jackie Linden


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policies and practices have contributed to this goal. People in many different capacities, from farmers to consumers, have shared this vision and contributed to it. The fifth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in January this year covered operational approaches to sustainability to help identify and discuss the challenges for the future. Two different viewpoints were presented at a conference on the future of sustainability for the poultry industry. WHy SUSTAINABILITy MATTERS “Sustainability is a very important topic and takes me round the world,” said Bryan Weech, Director of Livestock for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), by way of introduction to his presentation. Animal agriculture - and agriculture generally - increasingly understands the long-term trends. WWF aims to help the food chain understand how it makes changes and it is now waking up to the challenges, he said. The big questions are how and why this is important. Eating and access to food affect us all as do environmental, economic, societal and political issues. Animal protein production starts before the livestock on the farm and go both upstream and downstream, he said. Key is how to utilise resources to provide for future generations because, as Mr Weech explained, we are currently consuming one-and-a-half times this planet’s resources. Looking ahead to 2050, he said, there will be between two and three billion more people, income will have increased by a factor of 2.9 and consumption of food, especially animal protein, will have risen even more rapidly. Furthermore, 70 per cent of the human population will live in cities, making food security, selfsufficiency and trade issues ever more important. Conflicts over natural resources may occur.


Global food production in the next 40 years will have to match that of the last 8,000 years, according to Mr Weech. “We are eating the planet,” he said. Agriculture is the human activity which uses the most resources, he said, adding that it produces the most greenhouse gases (GHG) and that animal protein accounts for the greatest share of GHG produced by agriculture. Water use will also become increasingly

“Sustainability matters in a multi-faceted way” Bryan Weech, WWF

critical as droughts become more common across the globe as the result of climate change. Agriculture accounts for 70 per cent fresh water used today. The world’s top food exporters are also those most affected by drought over recent years, which has led to disruptions of trade patterns. And a further 24 per cent more land will be needed to feed future generations, which WWF sees as leading to huge changes in terms of biodiversity and water use. “Sustainability matters in a multi-faceted way,” said Mr Weech, “We need to freeze the footprint of food production.” WWF aims to make all food production more sustainable. GDP growth is fastest in countries that are food importers so they cannot export to overcome problems. Mr Weech explained that collaborative approaches are having some success. A group of 50 countries, the Consumer Goods Forum, for example, has agreed to take deforestation out of the supply chain by 2020 for four commodities and it has US government support. The Banking Environmental Initiative, led by 10 banks, is also aiming to reduce deforestation, starting with the palm oil business in Indonesia and later focusing on soybean and beef production in Brazil. Mr Weech believes this will affect the way we do business in future. There are many solutions, he said, in order to address

FEAtURE ARtIClE the many problems.Whatever happens, performance needs to change and better producers need to help implement the best practices. Individuals can have an impact but we need to work together to produce more with less, said Mr Weech. Food companies can impact the whole supply chain, he concluded.

Water stress is a function of the amount of water use and the amount of water available (water use/water availability) and can be used as a predictor of direct economic costs. A map of the world shows that water threat is increasing in western Asia particularly as well as northern Africa to a lesser extent; in these regions, current water use is unsustainable. In southern and central Asia and the Caucasus, water scarcity is approaching, according to UN estimates.

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS “In Nature, everything is connected and Nature is closely linked with economic systems - and added to that, everything is changing,” Dr Greg Thoma of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability at the University of Arkansas told the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit. Change imposes risks on the economy and on businesses, he continued, but we need to recognise that bias affects all our decisions. This is a global issue, with many countries in west Asia, Africa and much of South America dependent on food imports. Forty per cent of the Earth’s land area is crop or pasture, he said. It has been estimated that we need to treble food production to meet the growing need and that research and technology will cover an increase of about 2.5-fold.We need to measure what matters and what we can control, according to Dr Thoma. Turning to China to illustrate the complexities of the issue, he pointed out that while the flow of the yellow River has fallen over the last 40 years, that of the yangtze has risen. So the prediction points to the east of the country becoming wetter while the west gets drier. How can that be managed, he asked, and what will be the overall effects of China’s agriculture? Water is one of the most critical resources, he stressed. Putting water into the poultry context, it has been estimated that an average chicken requires a total of 1,170 litres of water from growing the feed crops to the table. However, the actual figure will vary widely, depending on the production method and even where the maize for the feed is grown, for example.

Dr Thoma went on to define sustainable agriculture as one which will: • meet the needs of the present while enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their needs • allow increasing productivity to meet future food demands • decreasing impacts on the environment improving human health, and • improving the social and economic well-being of agricultural communities. In essence, the aim is to feed 9.25 billion people with-

“The aim is to feed 9.25 billion people without one hectare more of land or one drop more of water” Dr Greg thoma, University of Arkansas

out one hectare more of land or one drop more of water, he said. The major challenges in the food system stems from the facts that many consumers are far removed from producers and that the complexity of the supply chain results in perverse feedback systems and irrational decisions. Furthermore, volatility of food prices creates immediate human suffering and political instability, especially for the bottom billion - and it is the increasing prosperity of these same people that will affect the future prosperity of all humanity, according to Dr Thoma.


Making the Poultry Industry More Sustainable MEASURING SUSTAINABILITy Measurement depends firstly on metrics, quantifiable phenomena to measure an end point, Dr Thoma said. The aggregation of metrics to a single number (index) requires normative criteria for integration of metrics with different units. The index is used to create the baseline or benchmark to measure change over time.

For each crop, a “spider’s web” is created using one axis for each of five efficiency indicators: land use, energy use, soil loss, irrigation water use and climate impact. Using the examples of maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton, Dr Thoma showed that overall efficiencies have been registered for all crops - to varying degrees - between 1987 and 2007.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is one method for measuring the inputs and outputs in a process in a step towards quantifying sustainability standard methods for LCAs include ISO 14040 and 14044 Standards and PAS 2050 for greenhouse gases. However, there are no standards for Life Cycle Inventory, he said, and no guidelines for most other metrics.

Measuring sustainable metrics is important, he said, because sustainable management equates to risk management. Threats to sustainable supply chains come from safety, security and stability.

In LCA, each process is examined for its inputs from Nature and from other processes and its outputs to Nature and other processes. These are then connected together to account for the impacts ‘from cradle to grave’ for all the raw materials that are required to produce the product in question.

• define critical efficiency metrics, such as feed conversion in poultry

LCAs should help us to understand and manage the supply chain but the complexity of the food chain makes this very difficult in practice and there is debate over appropriate cut-off points. Furthermore, taking the chicken as an example, how should the LCA be allocated to the various parts of the chicken? The legs and breast could be assessed separately and this could be done by mass or by value, which could greatly influence the result. There are a great many sustainability initiatives but Dr Thoma stressed that they should all have four vital features: outcomes-based, science-driven, technologyneutral and transparent. USDA-backed Field to Market, he explained, is a collaborative stakeholder group of producers, agribusinesses, food and retail companies, and conservation organisations that are working together to develop a supply-chain system for agricultural sustainability. They are developing outcomes-based metrics to measure the environmental, health, and socioeconomic impacts of agriculture, beginning with national scale environmental indicators for a number of US crops.


Finally, Dr Thoma outlined the eight stages in the metric framework that supports sustainability:

• define critical impact metrics • benchmark performance for each metric • develop and adopt goals for improvement across each metric • implement improvement strategies • measure each metric using best scientific methods at prescribed frequencies • report results, and • adjust and adapt practices as necessary.

Future of egg Products Linked to Health Issues

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Future of Egg Products linked to Health Issues Global output of egg products in 2012 is estimated to be around five million tonnes by industry watcher, Terry Evans. Population growth coupled with improvements in real incomes, particularly among the poorer sectors of communities, virtually guarantees an annual expansion in hen egg production. While the global human population increased by just over one per cent a year from 6,122.8 million in 2000 to 6,895.9 million in 2010, hen egg production expanded by more than two per cent a year from 51.0 million tonnes to 63.8 million tonnes. However, it should be noted that these figures (see Table 1) include a percentage of hatching eggs estimated globally to be around five per cent. There are no official figures for the production of egg products. An estimate for 2012 is presented in the table, pointing to a global total of around five million tonnes. Although output will have expanded during the past decade or so, the annual increases are not likely to have been as consistent as those for shell eggs. Product production will have varied from year to year not only in relation to changes in the demand from food processors for the various forms of egg products but also with changes in the


Future of egg Products Linked to Health Issues

Table 1. World hen egg production (million tonnes) Egg products Region



























































Europe Oceania WORLD























P = provisional; E = estimate; - no figure available Sources: FAO for 2000 to 2011; the author's estimates for 2012 and 2013

available supplies and prices at which egg product manufacturers can obtain eggs for breaking. While, in general, the volume of egg product production depends upon the quantities and prices of surplus table eggs from the conventional shell market, the expansion in the demand for egg products, especially in developed economies, is putting this sector of the egg industry on a firmer footing, and indeed, in some countries, and particularly in the US, large laying units have been established to supply eggs solely to egg processing plants. A guide as to how the market for egg products has widened is given in the claim by the US company, General Mills, that it markets egg products in some 100 countries and that, in the two years since January 2010, it has launched more than 800 egg-related products. In addition, the past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the number of uses for egg products outside of the traditional baking/food manufacturing sectors, with more products being used for the production of nutritional as well as health-related and medicinal items. Indeed, there is a view that the health/nutritional benefits of egg products may be key to future growth of the egg products sector. With limited official data on egg product production, the figures presented here are best estimates and in some instances, little more than educated guesswork. Looking specifically at 2012, hen egg production is likely to have been around 65.3 million tonnes which, after deducting an estimate for hatching eggs, puts table egg output at some 62 million tonnes. It is considered that there are about 350 egg pro-


cessing plants worldwide and that in 2012, they had an estimated capability of producing around five million tonnes of egg products (expressed as shell egg equivalent). This would equate with some eight per cent of the global total for all table eggs. However, it should be noted that there can be a considerable difference between processing capacity and actual plant output depending on local conditions in the shell egg market, as some breakers may have had to operate at less than their full plant capacities.

“The health/nutritional benefits of egg products may be key to future growth of the egg products sector� Europe is the largest producer of egg products with the ability to utilise some two million tonnes of shell eggs a year, equivalent to around 19 per cent of table egg output.The bulk of production comes from some 100 or so plants sited in European Union countries, which can produce more than 1.6 million tonnes of products a year, equivalent to almost 25 per cent of table egg output, a figure which, according to Filiep Van Bosstraeten, CEO of Ovobel Ltd, could rise to between 30 and 35 per cent by 2015. Within the EU, the Netherlands is the largest manufacturer of egg products with an annual output approaching 240,000 tonnes which, when related to table egg production, is high at around 36 per cent or more, as significant quantities of products are manufactured from imported shell eggs.

FEAtURE ARtIClE has been confidently predicted that the figure will rise substantially in the foreseeable future. In the whole of Central and South America, there are fewer than 40 products manufacturers with a combined annual output approaching 400,000 tonnes representing almost seven per cent of table eggs. More than 70 per cent of this region’s total is manufactured in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Around 13 breakers in Mexico have a combined capacity of around 175,000 tonnes (about eight per cent of shell eggs) a year. Brazil has a similar number of processors handling about 100,000 tonnes a year, or six per cent of total egg output after having adjusted for a particularly high percentage of hatching eggs for the broiler sector. Argentina has some 10 plants capable of producing around 80,000 tonnes - about 16 per cent of egg output.

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France is the second largest producer in the Community product output representing about 25 per cent of total production. Spain and the UK are the other major products manufacturers, output representing about 17 per cent of production in the UK and some 14 per cent in Spain. In stark contrast in the two largest European egg processing countries outside the EU, Russia and the Ukraine, the proportion of table eggs converted into products is well below below two per cent. North America is the second largest egg productsproducing region, with some 60 factories having a combined annual output of about 1.7 million tonnes shell egg equivalent, of which nearly 90 per cent will have been manufactured in the US, the remainder being produced in Canada. US products represent between 27 and 28 per cent of table egg production, while the corresponding figure for Canada is around 25 per cent. In some years, around 30 per cent of US table eggs have been converted into products and it

Although egg processors in Asia have the capacity to turn some 800,000 tonnes of eggs into products, this represents only about three per cent of table egg production. In most of the countries in this region, the proportion processed is generally no more than one per cent although there are a few notable exceptions namely Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Japanese processing plants produce some 500,000 tonnes a year or 20 per cent of its table egg production. However, in addition, approximately 750,000 tonnes of domestic shell eggs go to the hotel, restaurant and food-service sectors, of which a large proportion are broken in-house for food dishes or fast-food products. Hence, approximately 50 per cent of Japan’s egg production ends up in some form of egg products. The corresponding percentages for Taiwan and Korea are 15 per cent and eight per cent, respectively. However, it must be appreciated that utilisation of just one per cent in the massive egg-producing country of China still represents an egg products output of more than 200,000 tonnes a year, a figure which relates to only 18 factories and does not include the production from in-house plants owned by food industry companies. The author is indebted to Morten Ernst of Sanovo International and Filiep Van Bosstraeten of Ovobel for their help in the preparation of this article.


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Sprinklers Cool Birds and Conserve Water Overhead sprinklers together with tunnel ventilation can successfully cool broiler chickens with substantially less water, according to a study at the University of Arkansas by Assistant Professor yi Liang, Professor Susan E. Watkins, G. Thomas Tabler (Former Project Manager) and David McCreery (Project/Farm Manager). INTRODUCTION Keeping birds comfortable during hot, humid weather is critical for optimising weight gains, feed conversion and livability. Improved growth rates and the trend to heavier average market weights contribute to greater heat loads in modern broiler barns.While the poultry industry has made significant strides to minimise seasonal effects, even the best housing design can still result in birds settling with lighter weights when nature turns up the temperature. Current methods used by the industry to overcome heat stress include tunnel ventilation that uses exhaust fans to rapidly move air along the length of the barn. When wind speed alone no longer provides adequate bird cooling, water is circulated over the cooling pads to cool the air entering the house. The final stage of cooling involves the use of interior foggers that saturate the air with a fine mist to increase air cooling. In both cases, the air temperature is reduced by water evaporation, absorbing heat from the air. Unfortunately both systems tend to saturate the barn air with moisture (>70 per cent relative humidity, RH), which is counterproductive to the bird’s own natural ability to cool itself by evaporative heat loss through the air that it breaths out. A second challenge with recirculating cool-cell systems is the significant water usage that is directly correlated to outside temperature and how rapidly the air moves through the house. Figure 1 shows that a single 40 by 400 foot barn with 120 feet of pads used as much as 2,500 gallons of water per day with 38day-old birds present (does not include bird water consumption). Cooling water consumption could be even higher under 100°F days with the same age of


flock. Drought conditions during the 2012 summer were a wake-up call for many producers regarding the need to better conserve water yet maintain good bird performance.

Figure 1. Daily cooling water usage by cool-cell systems and the corresponding daily maximum ambient temperature. (Data collected at the Applied Broiler Research Farm of the University of Arkansas in August 2011)

SPRINKLERS VERSUS FOGGERS An alternative to the traditional cool cells and foggers is the sprinkler system which works by cooling the birds instead of the air. Cattle and hogs are often cooled in hot weather by sprinkling with water. Only a few years ago, poultry producers avoided catastrophic losses by hosing birds with water during extremely hot weather (if fans were present). Low-pressure water sprinkling does not cool the barn air but rather works by wetting the birds' feathers. Heat is then absorbed directly from the birds as these water droplets evaporate and are carried away by the tunnel fans. The natural response of any producer or live production manager is the thought that sprinklers will soak the litter causing terrible conditions. This is proving to simply not be the case; sprinkler houses are actually drier than cool-cell and fogger houses. The computerised sprinkler control systems take into account bird age and barn air temperature to determine how much water will be 'sprinkled' and at what intervals – less water is used via sprinklers when birds are

FEATURE ARTICLE young than when birds are older, covering more floor space and generating more heat (Figure 2).

Figure 2. More sprinkled water is used when the house is warmer during the day or with older birds (same study)

As more cooling is required, there is less opportunity for the water to fall on the floor. Sprinkler systems use intermittent spraying of controlled water volumes followed by sufficient time for the water to evaporate and be removed by 500+ feet per minute wind speeds. As a result, litter conditions in the sprinkler houses, as measured on the day of sell, were similar to those in the cool-cell houses (Figure 3).

Figure 3. Litter moisture conditions in sprinkler houses and in cool-pad houses on the market day of flocks (same study)

One significant difference with sprinklers as compared to cool cells is the air temperature inside a chicken house with sprinkler cooling is either the same as or only slightly lower than the outside air. As a result, the humidity of the air in a sprinkler house is similar to the outside air, but consistently lower than that of the air in a cool-cell house as shown with the dotted lines in Figure 4. It is important to note that when barn temperatures are at or below the set point, birds readily give up the extra heat they generate to the 'dry' air that moves over them.As barn temperature rises above the desired set point, birds no longer cool themselves by the air carrying or 'convecting' the heat away (also called sensible heat loss) and additional evaporative heat removal is needed. With sprinkler systems, the controller utilizes

bird age and temperature information to increase the amount of water as needed for bird cooling. Increasing the sprinkler run time or decreasing the time between sprinklings will compensate for the higher temperature so birds stay comfortable. While sprinkler houses may have higher air temperatures than cooling pads or fogger houses, adequate cooling is still achieved by direct evaporative heat loss from the feathers and increased respiration losses from the birds’ lungs due to lower air relative humidity (Figure 4). SPRINKLERS SAVE WATER Due to the focus of water evaporation at each individual bird’s surface, the cooling water used by sprinkler houses averaged 70 per cent less than the cooling water used by the cool-pad-only houses. In tests conducted at the Applied Broiler Research Farm of the University of Arkansas over five summer flocks, the sprinkler houses (pad cooling turned off) used in the range of 4,000 to 10,000 gallons of cooling water per flock per house (40 by 400 feet), compared to the pad-cooling houses (range of 20,000 to 40,000 gallons per flock) (Figure 5). Results from three summer flocks when sprinklers and cooling pads were used in combination (cool pad set points were set at 17°F higher than house environmental controller set points) show that the combination-cooling house saved 40 per cent of cooling water compared to its paired pad-cooling house. Supplementing the sprinklers with the cool cells under extremely hot conditions may be necessary to gain the best flock performance and water savings. GENERAL LAyOUT AND OPERATION FOR SPRINKLER SySTEMS The sprinkler system in a typical broiler house includes two or three lateral PVC lines with low-pressure (30 to 40 pounds per square inch, psi) sprinklers, depending on the width of the house. No booster pump is needed. Sprinklers should be evenly placed 20 feet apart and staggered on adjacent lines to ensure uniform floor coverage.The sprinklers should be grouped into zones with up to 20 nozzles in each zone. This allows the water to be activated by zone to avoid overwhelming the water supply on the farm. All existing temperature sensors inside the house should be shielded from water drops to avoid erroneous readings due to the chilled effect of water


Sprinklers Cool Birds and Conservce Water

Figure 4. Inside temperature and relative humidity on a typical summer day using either sprinklers or cooling pads

evaporation. Aluminum foil or pie plates are used as easy and inexpensive shields. Sprinklers are typically recommended for use after flock age of 21 days (for flocks raised to medium market weights) to minimise the possibility of most of the water ending up on the litter due to low floor coverage by the birds.

Cooling is achieved by intermittently spraying large water droplets uniformly into the house, typically beginning flock age of 21 days under normal stocking density. The amount of water spray varies according to the total live weight of the birds and the thermal condition inside the house. The relatively dry and fast-moving air inside the house helps to remove heat from birds' respiratory pathways to keep them comfortable and gives a chance for moisture to escape from the litter. Cooling water is significantly reduced since the birds are the cooling target instead of the air.

Figure 5. Cooling water used by sprinkler-only, cooling pads-only and the combined use of the two systems from 40 Ă— 400-foot houses of five summer flocks (same study)

SUMMARy Overhead sprinklers together with tunnel ventilation can successfully cool broiler chickens with substantially less water.


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VIV Asia 2013 Preview The organisers of VIV Asia 2013 trade show say they are extending the scope of the event to cover the whole theme ‘Feed to Meat’ as well as attracting visitors from throughout Asia and beyond for the event, which takes place in Bangkok,Thailand in March 2013.

VIV ANIMAL HEALTH SUMMIT ASIA 2013 A special feature of the forthcoming VIV Asia is the VIV Animal Health Summit on Thursday 14 March that will focus on reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock production.

‘The world’s most promising meeting point to boost your business from Feed to Meat’. That is the pledge made by the organisers of VIV Asia about the forthcoming 11th edition of the trade show.

Antibiotics are still widely used in food animal production in many parts of the world.Their use includes the prevention of bacterial infections and because of low costs and availability of some without prescription, antibiotics can be an often used medication.The widespread occurrence of multi-resistant bacteria is becoming a threat for future human and animal health. One consequence of this is that humans get scared and question whether it is safe to eat meat and eggs.

Taking place from 13 to 15 March 2013 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, the show no longer just focuses on Thailand and its neighbouring countries, they say, but it now extends to the whole of the Far East and the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. The last edition of VIV Asia, in 2011, attracted 29,000 visitors from more than 100 countries and the wider scope of this year’s event is predicted to raise attendance further. SPECIAL THEMES Three Special Themes are included alongside the trade show this time.


‘How to deal with this problem and the safety of meat and eggs in Asian markets’ is the theme of the VIV Animal Health Summit Asia. For more information on the Summit, click here. MEATTECH 2013 MeatTech Asia 2013 is a new feature for this edition of the show, presenting international suppliers active

FEATURE ARTICLE in technology to slaughter and process pig and poultry meat. Throughout Asia, the demand for equipment and new technology has experienced a massive boost as slaughterhouse operators and meat processors search for efficient systems to speed up processing, manage food safety and reduce costs in terms of manpower, floor space and energy. Opportunities associated with the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2015 are also fostering increased investment and upgrading of processing and packaging lines. Already some equipment suppliers have seen of sales of cooking equipment in Thailand double as producers opt for complete solutions that offer better yields rather than stand-alone machines. It is these advances that will be addresses at MeatTech Asia 2013. This special feature consists of a presentation of 25 suppliers at the exhibition, representing some 40 leading brands of equipment for slaughtering and meat processing. In addition to the MeatTech Pavilion at the exhibition, ‘Asian Meat’ Magazine (a publication of Asian Agribiz) and VIV present a conference on 13 and 14 March, running each day from 14:00hr to 16:00hr. Topic for both conferences will be ‘Automation in Action’, with the following participating companies: Ducool, Foodmat, FPT Food Process Technology, Linco Food Sytems, Lima S.A.S. and Marel Stork Poultry Processing. On the same days, a selection of companies will present their vision on the contribution of automation to specific items of meat slaughter, processing and packaging equipment. Each company has 10 minutes to present its vision and solutions, followed by a closing 20-minute question session. For more information on the MeatTech Conference, click here. CROPTECH-FEEDTECH 2013 This event has been specially developed for the AsiaPacific feed milling industries. Throughout Asia, investments continue in technology and equipment for the Milling, Processing, Storage and Handling of raw materials to produce Feed. The rap-

idly growing population, the increased level of income and the focus on food safety requires significant investments. In particular China,Viet Nam, India and Indonesia pose a world of opportunities. In 2011, for almost 5,000 visitors dedicated to feed milling throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the 2011 edition of VIV Asia was a serious breakthrough. Feed milling has developed itself into a strong segment on its own whilst benefitting from VIV’s complete ‘Feed to Meat’ concept. Of all VIV Asia 2011 visitors, more than 12,500 indicated their interest in feed milling technology so international feed manufacturing professionals now clearly mark VIV Asia as an important industry event. At this point in time, all global market leaders have confirmed their participation for VIV Asia 2013, many of them with significantly larger booths.The space allocated for CropTech-FeedTech Asia 2013 has been extended as a result. For more information on CropTech-FeedTech 2013, click here. OTHER EVENTS AT VIV ASIA VIV Asia 2013 offers a wide-ranging seminar and conference programme supported by a range of stakeholders, trade and industry authorities and knowledge institutes. The VIV Main Conference will cover a range of developments in the animal protein sector. Taking a cross-speciee approach, this CEO-level conference will present developments in feed manufacturing, poultry breeding, pig breeding and aquaculture. Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) will be holding a seminar with the theme, ‘Holistic Approaches to the Livestock Industry in the ASEAN Chapter’, featuring international speakers, in the English and Thai languages. The local branch in the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) will hold two parallel sessions - in English - on the poultry industry, one coveirng incubation and poultry health, while the other will be about economics and feeding.


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The International Poultry Council Conference will hold its first meeting of 2013 in Bangkok on 11 and 12 March.The programme includes speakers from Rabobank International, G&S AgriConsulting and other leading international organisations. ‘Sustainability of the poultry industry’ is the theme of a presentation from the International Egg Commission. As part of the Partner Country Program, there will be seminars focusing on the positioning and competitiveness of the Indonesian poultry and aquatic industries in Asia and investment opportunities in the Philippines’ livestock industry.


For full details about VIV Asia and its events programme, click here. Sponsors and Partners of ThePoultrySite can be found at the following stand numbers:

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MALAySIA - Although Termotecnica Pericoli has been active in the Asian markets since 1992, the company first established a personal presence in the region with the establishment of a Regional Office in Malaysia in May 2010. As a consequence and the impact of this permanent presence and the very positive response from the market place, this presence is now being expanded. With effect from January 2013, the Regional office has been replaced with the formation and establishment of Pericoli Asia-Pacific Sdn Bhd which is a wholly subsidiary of Termotecnica Pericoli S.r.l. Pericoli Asia-Pacific has been established as a full manufacturing and warehouse facility in order to further meet the company’s goals and objectives for the Asian region to provide the highest level of sales support and service to their growing market.

THAILAND - The sophisticated new single stage incubation system from Jamesway, Platinum 2.0™ with ThinkWise™ Technology, will be on display at VIV Asia in Bangkok on 13 to 15 March. Visitors to Jamesway’s Stand J018 in Hall 102 can check out the company's latest offering in their Platinum single stage product line. Since its launch earlier this year at the IPPE in Atlanta, performance results of Platinum 2.0 have exceeded the expectations of the R&D team that developed these systems. Field test results are quite exciting, particularly the effect of Pilot™ Sensor with Delta Drive™ Embryo Control and HatchSense™ Monitor/Booster on chick output and overall health. Repeated trials are consistently returning the same high quality chicks.



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THAILAND - Eighty-five per cent of the global growth in poultry production is expected to come from emerging markets, Asia in particular.

THAILAND - FUMzyme® - the first purified enzyme that biotransforms fumonisins into non-toxic metabolites – will be launched during VIV Asia 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, says Biomin.

With the industry facing a trend towards both higher and more volatile feed costs, profitability will be driven by investments in optimal efficiency. Partnerships and the sharing of knowledge will be a key factor of success, as Asian poultry producers strive to feed a rapidly growing population.

This represents a great step forward in mycotoxin risk management, closing the gaps of adsorption amid increasing contamination levels and unidentified losses in animal performance.

Commenting on the importance of VIV Asia, Dr Arnaud Bourgeois, Head of Ceva’s Biology business said: "VIV Asia is a key forum which gives us the opportunity to meet face to face with our partners in the Asia. Having started my career in the region, I’m delighted to see that many of the leading companies...

Taking advantage of its 30 years of experience in mycotoxin risk management and its know-how in biotransformation, Biomin will introduce during VIV Asia 2013 FUMzyme, a completely new approach in counteracting fumonisins in animal production. FUMzyme is a purified enzyme that biotransforms fumonisins into non-toxic metabolites in the gastrointestinal tract of animals.




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ITALy - Incomplete destruction of phytate is compromising the profitability and sustainability of the animal feed industry, according to information presented at the second International Phytase Summit (IPS 2) in December.

FRANCE - LIMA has dramatically improved the quality in terms of recovered meat texture.

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The LIMA DDS range allows to reach with yields up to 40 to 80 per cent on chicken trimmings, V-bones, necks with a MDI less than 58.1 per cent. The calcium level is now as low as 200 to 500ppm. This achievement allows to classify these products technologically - as closed to minced meat*. This has been possible thanks to keeping control of very low pressure during the separation process. Also, the even and constant flow transfer of the raw material from the hopper to the separating head is critical.



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CANADA - Jefo is present in over 55 countries and allows Canada to be known in a beautiful way. The company offers innovative species-specific feed additives for poultry, swine, dairy cattle, aquaculture and for even more species in some areas.

THAILAND - After the phenomenal success of the Agrilamp Plug and Play system in Europe, a lighting system that literally does what it says on the tin, Plug and Play is being introduced by Agrilamp at the VIV Asia 2013.

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SPECIAl NUtRIENtS MYCO-AD AND MYCO-AD AZ THAILAND - Special Nutrients, a company with 25 years of experience in prevention of mycotoxins, has produced Myco-Ad (Cobind/Toxfree Standard) and Myco-Ad AZ (Cobind AZ/Toxfree). Both products are exceptional and unique in the market because of their ability to maintain basic and critical principals of a Target Organ Protection (TOP) mycotoxin binder.

A PARADIGM SHIFt: FEED AND FUEl US - Increased input costs are having widespread effects across agriculture. Growing world demand for feed ingredients used in meat, egg and milk production, combined with utilisation of grains for fuel production in the US, have permanently raised animal feed ingredient costs, according to Diamond V. The US Commercial Egg Industry experienced alltime high feed costs in 2012.The average commercial layer feed price, as a result of the 2012 drought and pre-harvest speculation, hit a record high in August 2012, exceeding $371.00 per ton1.

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Chris Hurt, PhD (Purdue University) projects we will experience elevated ingredient prices through 2013, with corn prices ranging between $7.20 and $8.60 per bushel, and soybean meal averaging $490.00 per ton. This abnormal price spike will be short-lived as production adjustments are implemented.




Poultry Industry News AVIAN INFlUENZA OUtBREAK IN MExICO RAISES CONCERNS ABOUt PRICE SPECUlAtION MEXICO - The dreaded avian influenza has returned to central Mexico again this year, this time causing significant poultry deaths in Guanajuato state, writes Carlos Navarro, Editor of SourceMex. The outbreak of the H7N3 virus—which had forced poultry farmers in the state of Guanajuato to destroy more than 2 million birds as of the end of February — affects municipalities in northern Guanajuato as well as in Jalisco state. SENASICA, the national food safety authority, said the outbreak originated at a broiler breeder farm, initially spreading to 17 breeder farms owned by the firm Bachoco. The virus was later discovered on 20 other farms in the area. (A Pilgrim’s Pride breeder farm was also affected). Read More...

UFAW SYMPOSIUM: SCIENCE IN tHE SERVICE OF ANIMAl WElFARE SPAIN - UFAW is holding an International Animal Welfare Science Symposium at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, on 4 and 5 July 2013. Around the world the importance of science in elucidating and tackling animal welfare problems is increasingly recognised, but priorities, concerns and approaches vary between nations and cultures. The aim of this international symposium is to provide a forum for all those active or interested in animal welfare science and its application around the world, to meet and discuss current topics in this field and international variation in priorities, concerns and approaches to animal welfare science. As such, this symposium forms part of UFAW’s regular on-going programme of meetings. Read More...

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US - Developing strategies to increase the amount of saleable product while reducing dietary inputs is a priority for animal scientists. University of Illinois researchers have been looking at how dietary components affect gut health and disease resistance in chickens.

AUSTRALIA - The Poultry CRC continues to attract exemplary PhD candidates. One of its latest recruits, veterinarian Dr Jemma Bergfeld (based at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory, AAHL) is set to unravel the mechanisms underlying Newcastle Disease (ND).

"An important nutritional outcome is how well an animal is able to digest and metabolize its diet," said Ryan Dilger.

Caused by virulent strains of avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV1), this devastating and highly contagious virus is regarded as one of the most important diseases affecting poultry globally. Previous outbreaks of virulent Newcastle disease virus in Australia have been associated with high economic and social costs, not to mention the welfare impact on the birds themselves.

Poultry and swine nutritionists are concerned about dietary fiber in alternative dietary ingredients, particularly the by-products of biofuel production. Fiber concentrations are very high in these ingredients because the starch content is removed during processing. Read More...

NCC SUPPORtS IMPROVEMENtS IN tRANSPORtAtION EFFICIENCY AND SAFEtY US - Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) have introduced H.R. 612, the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, that would modernise truck weight laws, which have not been updated in over 20 years, and bring relief to the nation's agriculture sector. The federal weight limit has been set at 80,000 pounds for more than 25 years. This measure gives states the option to increase truck-weight limits to 97,000 pounds with inclusion of a sixth axle on trucks.

Dr Bergfeld explains: "I am investigating the molecular basis for the virulence of APMV1 to determine why the virus is pathogenic in some animals and not others... Read More...

NEW DRUG DEVElOPED tO COMBAt FlU PANDEMIC AUSTRALIA - CSIRO scientists have helped to design a new drug to safeguard against epidemic and pandemic flu strains – as published in "Science". The new drug has been proven to be effective in preventing the spread of different strains of influenza in laboratory models – including resistant strains of the virus. The breakthrough is the result of a global collaboration between scientists from CSIRO, the University of British Columbia and the University of Bath.

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Poultry Industry News tEtRA'S lONG lIFE PROGRAMME HUNGARy - In the last 40 years, classical reciprocal recurrent (RR) selection was successfully used to enhance egg production of TETRA-SL brown egg layers by 100 eggs. Further significant improvement in the number of eggs can be achieved by improving persistency. TETRA Ltd started a programme in 2008 to improve existing layer lines of Tetra, and establish new strains selected for better persistency. In a Tetra study, a group of experimental combinations were tested for a longer laying period till 90 weeks of age. Performance test results conducted in cages showed that among the tested Rhode Island type single cross combinations, significant differences were found, the main cause being the variation in persistency of egg production. Read More...

Breeding & Genetics FEMAlE CHICKENS MADE MAlE IN ExPERIMENt JAPAN - Researchers successfully converted an unhatched chicken embryo that would have developed into a female chicken into one that would become a male, a research team from Hokkaido University has said. Daily yomiuri Online reports that the team led by Asato Kuroiwa, an associate professor at the university specializing in studies of the sex-determining mechanism and sex chromosome evolution in mammals, announced its findings in an electronic edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, earlier this month. In mammals, a gene called hemogen plays a role in the development of cells that later produce blood.

AVIAGEN INClUDES GENOMICS INFORMAtION ONGOING IMPROVEMENt OF BROIlER PRODUCtS GLOBAL - After eight years of sustained investment in unravelling the relationship between the chicken genome and broiler and breeder performance traits, Aviagen has now included genomics information in the routine selection of its elite lines. Genomics information will complement existing selection techniques, adding to the continuous improvement of Aviagen products year-on-year. Launched in 2004, before the chicken genome sequence was released, Aviagen’s genomics project is concerned with identifying naturally occurring markers within the genome of elite birds and using those markers to help breed stronger and more productive birds through the current selective breeding programme, a completely natural process.



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NETHERLANDS - ISA is committed to supporting egg producers around the world to make a profitable business.

MALAySIA - An entrepreneur in commercial poultry farming has partnered the Farmers' Organization Authority Malaysia (FOA) to invest RM800,000 for a closed farm livestock breeding project.

ISA is the world's leading breeder of brown and white egg layers, which thrive in both traditional and alternative production systems and in different climatic conditions. The company is committed to supporting egg producers around the world with making a profitable business. Furthermore, ISA Hendrix is driven to make egg production more sustainable so that future generations can continue to enjoy egg consumption.

State FOA Director, Shamsuddin Mat Rani said the entrepreneur, Rosdi Daud, has invested RM300,000 on the project while the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industries the remaining RM800,000 on the project. "This is the first such closed chicken farming project created by the LPP with the cooperation of an entrepreneur in the Kemaman district," Shamsuddin told Bernama after an opening ceremony for the closed poultry farm at Kampung Pengkalan Ranggon Kerteh in February...

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Poultry industry news Mexico continues to carry out Biosecurity Measures MEXICO - Mexico animal health authorities carried out inspections on 158 poultry production units in the state of Guanajuato as well as farms in Aguascalientes and Jalisco. Mexico's National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) reported that so far, it has completed inspection of 49 farms and 32 backyard poultry farms in the municipalities of Dolores Hidalgo Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Cortazar, Juventino Rosas and San Diego Union, over 16 units in Encarnacion de Diaz and Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) reported that in total, 3.2 million chickens have been vaccinated to prevent further sustain itself as well as a suitable environment to carry out respiration, the process of generating energy. Read More...



UK - With recent positive customer comments, the unique FossilShield + PCS professional on-site electrostatic application is now used on farms with a combined capacity for four million birds nationwide.

CHINA - China's quarantine authority has announced that it has ordered strengthened prevention against avian influenza H5N1 after the disease infected five people in Cambodia last month.

The treatment is predominantly applied to free-range and breeder farms on repeat turnaround cycles of 11 to 13 months

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) will increase checks on the body temperatures of people traveling to China from Cambodia, according to a notice on the AQSIQ's website.

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PEtERSIME’S FIRSt SUCCESSFUl POUltRY PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE HElD BELGIUM - Petersime’s Hatchery Development Department has organised its first three-day Poultry Performance Conference (PPC) at the Petersime headquarters in Zulte, Belgium. The aim of the PPC is to bring leading poultry companies, specialists and scientists from all over the world together on a regular basis in order to discuss new innovations and research findings.The members represent a cross-section of the poultry industry: incubation, breeders, biosecurity, veterinary research, automation, etc. Petersime strongly believes that egg incubation should be regarded as a link in the chain of poultry production rather than as an isolated process. The whole idea of the PPC is to provide an international forum for the exchange of knowledge that is valuable to all of the parties involved. Read More...


Poultry Industry News KERRY INGREDIENtS PROVIDES VAlUE tO ANIMAl NUtRItION MARKEtS US - Kerry Ingredients & Flavours is a leader in developing, manufacturing and delivering technologybased ingredients, flavours and integrated solutions. Kerry's extensive product portfolio is well-aligned to provide value to the animal nutrition markets. The company's products provides various benefits including lowering the overall cost of feed through less expensive raw materials, improving the nutritional value of feed, and addressing processing challenges. Modern broiler breeds require high quality diets to express their growth and feed conversion potential. High biological proteins are key to achieving this and of these, soybean meal (SBM) is the most widely used. Unfortunately, there are limitations on the use of SBM, linked to the presence of anti-nutritional factors and low energy availability...


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PROFItABIlItY tHROUGH EFFICIENCY UK - Every day there is another public outcry about food, whether it is mislabelled, fraud, unhealthy or just a source of deadly bacteria, writes Murray Hyden, Director of Biosecurity at Anpario plc, United Kingdom. The industry has to be vigilant all the times and this can lead to significant profit improvements when managed correctly. Probably one of the easiest ways to demonstrate vigilance is with biosecurity but if this is simply the visible trappings of biosecurity rather than the principle factors then it is incomplete and for incomplete read ineffective. Foot dips and vehicle sprays, signposts to keep out visitors are the visible signs but what about feed quality, feed bin hygiene, water line biofilm, drinking water quality, gut health? These are the neglected areas that prove vital in our battle to maintain customer confidence and thereby profit...



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Poultry Industry News COPING WItH A VOlAtIlE FEED GRAIN MARKEt ANALySIS - Three consecutive years of bad weather events around the world together with volatile markets that have been seen since 2007 have created uncertainty in the grain and protein meal market, writes Chris Harris. While there were flat wheat markets around the world until 2007, an extreme drought in Australia started the period of volatility, the UK's Agriculture and Horticultural Development Board senior analyst, Jack Watts, told the Outlook 2013 conference in London on Wednesday (13 February). A succession of weather conditions has affected the maize and soybean markets globally as well as wheat and these weather induced production issues and not demand have driven feed costs higher. Mr Watts said that with already low stocks as well, global demand might need to be rationed through high prices. Read More...

'FAt WORMS' INCH SCIENtIStS tOWARD BEttER ANIMAl FEED PRODUCtION US - Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves - a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds. The results, published in the current issue of The Plant Cell, the journal of the American Society of Plant Biologists, show that researchers could use an algae gene involved in oil production to engineer a plant that stores lipids or vegetable oil in its leaves – an uncommon occurrence for most demand might need to be rationed through high prices. Traditional biofuel research has focused on improving the oil content of seeds. One reason for this focus is because oil production in seeds occurs naturally... Read More...


DANISCO ANIMAl NUtRItION lAUNCHES AxtRA xAP IN ASIA PACIFIC THAILAND - The rising costs of feed raw materials particularly vegetable proteins like soybean meal is a focus for Danisco Animal Nutrition at the VIV Asia Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand from 13 to 15 March – where it will feature the Asia Pacific launch of its Axtra® XAP feed enzyme. This enzyme combination offers proven effects of protease on protein and amino acid digestibility, supplemented by the release of energy thanks predominantly to the xylanase and amylase enzyme components. It has been developed to meet the growing challenge for poultry species to digest increasingly complex diets. VIV Asia offers Danisco Animal Nutrition an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to its feed industry customers through delivering both new and proven solutions... Read More...

COMMISSION BOOStS FEED SAFEtY INFORMAtION EU - A new European regulation has come into force aimed at providing farmers with more information about what is in the feed they are giving their animals. The regulation - Regulation, (EU) No 68/2013 - provides a catalogue of agreed-upon descriptions of the various feed materials that appear on the labels of feed for farmed animals and pets. The European Commission says that farmers and pet owners will now be better informed on what the feed they buy really contains. Based on cooperation by all interested parties in the feed sector and endorsed by EU Member States...


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Poultry Industry News PROFItABlE POUltRY: RAISING BIRDS ON PAStURE US - Raising Birds on Pasture features farmer experiences plus the latest research in a guide to raising chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing and pastures. Raising Birds on Pastures [Click to download] A Wisconsin family nets between $2 and $6 per bird for their pasture-raised poultry, and partners with two other producers in processing and marketing. A New Mexico producer who rotates birds across his property year-round has seen dramatic improvements to his desert soil. And a Wyoming producer was able to quit a full-time, off-the-farm job to stay home and raise pastured poultry with help from her school-age kids. With those examples and more from around the country, the bulletin touches on the pasturing system's many opportunities to improve profits, environment and rural family life. Read More...

ARKANSAS POUltRY PRODUCERS MAY APPlY FOR ENERGY AUDIt GRANtS US - Producers in the nation’s No. 2 broiler state could potentially save thousands of dollars each year on the energy needed to heat, light and run small motors in their poultry houses. According to, identifying energy inefficiencies and suggesting solutions to reduce them are the goals of audits now available to Arkansas poultry producers, thanks to a US Department of Agriculture grant. The audit program showed an average potential energy savings of 28 per cent for participants in its first year.Those savings add up quickly in a field where energy costs are almost 60 per cent of a typical.... Read More...

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ITALy - With ever increasing pressure on production performance as a result of contracting margins and the increase in competition, Termotecnica Pericoli says efficiency and optimisation of resources have become ever more important.

Agrilamp is now a recognised brand throughout Europe and America, with tried and trusted products that provide real-world benefits such as reduced power consumption and increased animal welfare, as well as increased production rates. With its recent success in our continued expansion, Agrilamp has now set its sights on also offering these benefits to the Asia Pacific markets. Ken Green, an Agrilamp associate, has recently been assigned to look after Australia and New Zealand. HMI Electric....


The one aspect which has by far the greatest impact on production performance is the environment (or climate) in any livestock production facility.Therefore, the operation and management of this aspect has become more important and critical to profitability. The environment has three elements - heating, cooling and ventilation - which are optimized by and revolve around the nucleus, being the "Controllers". It is crucial that these elements are compatible and are synchronized, and thus a single "System supplier" is preferable to a mix-and-match assortment of components or hardware which may or may not be balanced and compatible. Read More...

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Poultry Industry News CENtURION POUltRY INAUGURAtES NEW lAYER HAtCHERY IN IOWA US – Centurion Poultry held an open house for its new hatchery in Goldfield, Iowa on 19 February. The hatchery features Pas Reform hatchery technology as well as Vencomatic egg transfer equipment. Chris Wright, Senior Editor of ThePoultrySite, reports from the event.the hatchery. Each small advance will contribute to making poultry production more efficient and sustainable, therefore contributing to the challenge of feeding a growing world population. Centurion Poultry invited customers and guests to visit its brand new layer hatchery in Goldfield, Iowa. During the open house on February 19, over 100 people toured the hatchery. (Another 100 guests had toured the facility the day before). The hatchery expects to receive its first hatching eggs later this week... Read More...

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Poultry Industry News CUMUlAtIVE DRIP SAMPlING EFFECtIVE FOR BROIlER CARCASSES US - Cumulative drip sampling saves labour and provides a representative summary of Campylobacter monitoring for process control in the poultry processing plant, according to a new study. Individual carcass rinses may not be representative of the flock microbial community but the cumulative drip sampling technique may save labour and provide a more representative summary of process control in poultry processing facilities, according to new research from the US Agricultural Research Service at the Russell Research Center in Athens, Georgia. The whole carcass rinse (WCR) procedure is routinely used as a sampling method for determining the presence and number of quality-indicator organisms or pathogens associated with broiler chicken carcasses in processing facilities, according to Eric Line and colleagues in Athens in a paper in Poultry Science... Read More...

APPlICAtION OF HIGH PRESSURE FOR FOOD PROCESSING tRAINING DAYS INDIA - The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin is conducting a one day national training programme on ‘Application of High Pressure for Food Processing’, on 12 March 2013. High Pressure Processing (HPP) is an emerging food processing technique which has gained importance during the last decade. The process is non thermal and processing is done at low temperatures in order to retain the natural and fresh like appearance of food without bringing about changes in its natural constituents. High pressures ranging from 100 to 900 MPa in combination with or without heat can be applied for preservation of food substances... Read More...



EU - The Animal Health and Welfare Panel of the Euroepan Food Safety Authority is to identify a set of science-based animal welfare indicators and sampling protocols to assess the effectiveness of stunning and slaughtering processes.

BRAZIL - Six Brazilian processing plants - one for pork and five for poultry - have been approved for export to China.

The action follows a meeting of nearly 100 participants from EU institutions, Member States, industry and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with scientific experts to discuss the identification of indicators and procedures to monitor animal welfare at slaughterhouses. At the meeting on 30 January, EFSA presented its work in this field and facilitated the exchange of information and experience among scientists and stakeholders. EFSA’s Panel on Animal Health and Welfare Panel (AHAW) will consider information gathered at the meeting in preparing four scientific opinions to be published by end of 2013. Read More...

CHERKIZOVO StARtS UPGRADE At FlAGSHIP PlANt RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group has started renovation of the processed meat product plant at its flagship Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant. The renovation project involves a multiple increase in processed meat production capacity and a significant expansion of the product range. The renovated facility will have an area of 7,000 square meters, and total investments will be more than 500 million rubles. When the renovations are completed, the new facility will have a capacity of 1,500 tonnes per month or 50 tonnes per day.


The decision was communicated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) by Chinese health authorities in February. In 2012, a Chinese mission visited Brazil to visit its establishments. The group met 20 processing plants, out of which six were contemplated. A pork processing plant in Rio Grande do Sul, three poultry processing plants based in Santa Catarina and one in SĂŁo Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul were selected by the Chinese authorities. Read More...

MAPlE lEAF: PROFIt UP DESPItE CHAllENGING MARKEt CONDItIONS CANADA - Despite the challenging market conditions in primary pork processing margins and consumer bread demand, Maple Leaf Foods achieved an eight per cent increase in operating profits for the year. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31 December 2012. Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2012 include Adjusted Operating Earnings up increased 58.9 per cent to CC$91.3 million, net earnings increased to CC$56.8 million from C$9.2 million last year and Adjusted Earnings per Share increased to C$0.38 from C$0.21 last year. EBITDA margins were 10.6 per cent for the company. For the full year of 2012, the highlights were Adjusted Operating Earnings 8.1 per cent higher to C$280.0 million following strong second-half results, net earnings increased 40.5 per cent to C$122.7 million... Read More...


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Mejoran las condiciones del mercado avícola mundial Según Rabobank, la industria avícola mundial continúa operando en un mercado difícil, pero las condiciones están mejorando para 2013. Una reducción en los precios del maíz en los últimos meses ha sido positiva para una industria que vio contraer los márgenes en muchas partes del mundo en 2012. Rabobank indica que la industria avícola debe mejorar, debido a los altos precios de la carne de cerdo y vacuno, que llevan a los consumidores a elegir la opción más barata: el pollo.

Bienvenido Chris Wright Editor principal, Algunos de los temas más importantes que se han presentado en el sitio recientemente incluyen: • Incubación del embrión de alta conformación • Nutrición de pollos • Influenza aviar H7N3 en México

"A pesar del panorama positivo, esta perspectiva es muy frágil y depende de los riesgos relacionados con los costos de los alimentos balanceados y la disciplina de la oferta", indicó el analista de Rabobank, Nan-Dirk Mulder. "A medida que las reservas de cereales y soya siguen siendo bajas, la disciplina de suministro será una herramienta clave de la industria para mantener los márgenes. Esto se ha demostrado en Brasil, donde los recortes de producción han dado sus frutos en la mejora de los márgenes. En las regiones donde falta un equilibrio del mercado adecuado, como Sudáfrica e India, existe la necesidad de reconsiderar los niveles de producción en los próximos meses. Este es también el caso de los productores de la Unión Europea (UE) donde el rendimiento empeoró a lo largo de 2012, aunque en el último trimestre se vieron algunas mejoras". El rendimiento de la industria avícola mundial se ha visto afectado por los crecientes precios de los alimentos balanceados y el equilibrio en la oferta y la demanda del mercado local. Las empresas que operan en países con un equilibrio de mercado local relativamente bueno han sido los primeros en beneficiarse de las mejoras del mercado. Brasil, en particular, se ha beneficiado debido a una gestión de oferta más disciplinada.

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46 VACUNACIóN PREVENtIVA CONtRA H7N3 EN NUEVE EStADOS DE MéxICO La meta es aplicar alrededor de 210 millones de vacunas mensuales, indicó el Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA). El SENASICA autorizó la vacunación de aves de larga vida en nueve entidades del país, con la finalidad de prevenir la influenza aviar de alta patogenicidad, subtipo AH7N3, en otros centros de producción avícola. Se explicó que de manera prioritaria se vacunarán a las aves progenitoras (productoras de gallinas para reproducción), a las reproductoras (gallinas que producen pollito para engorda y pollita ponedora de huevo para plato), así como aves de postura que se encuentren en producción de huevo para plato; todas ellas denominadas de larga vida, porque permanecen en producción de 80 a 140 semanas... Lea más aquí

BRASIl lIDERARá lAS ExPORtACIONES MUNDIAlES DE POllO Las predicciones del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos señalan el liderazgo de Brasil en la venta de carne de pollo. Durante los próximos diez años, Brasil debería seguir teniendo un papel fundamental en el comercio internacional de productos agrícolas, según un informe que el Departamento de Agricultura (USDA) dio a conocer en el Foro de Perspectivas Agrícolas 2013 en febrero. Los puntos principales fueron: la soja brasileña representaría el 44% de las exportaciones mundiales y la carne de pollo producida en el país representaría alrededor del 53% del mercado. Se espera que se exporten 144,3 millones de toneladas de soja en la cosecha 2022/23, y Brasil debería contabilizar 63,8 millones de toneladas de este total... Lea más aquí

SE PROYECtA lENtA SUBIDA DEl SECtOR AVíCOlA DE EUA Tras disminuir en 2012, la producción de aves se prevé que crezca durante el resto de la década. El consumo per cápita se eleva hasta el final del período de estimación y, a diferencia de las carnes rojas, supera los niveles de la década pasada. Esta información proviene de un informe acerca del sector agropecuario hasta el año 2022, publicado por el Departamento de Agricultura de EUA (del inglés, USDA). Los altos precios de los alimentos balanceados, la recesión económica y la sequía, se han combinado para reducir los ingresos de los productores y reducir los incentivos a la producción en el sector agropecuario en los últimos años. Como resultado, se prevé que siga disminuyendo en 2013 la producción de carne y pollo. Eso resultará en un consumo per cápita de carne roja y de ave que cae por debajo de 200 libras (90 kg) por primera vez desde 1990... Lea más aquí



tendencias Avícolas Mundiales: Mayor cantidad de gente en América come más huevo El consumo promedio de huevo en América se calcula en 11.4 kg por persona, que es mayor que la cifra a nivel mundial escribe el observador de la industria Terry Evans en su análisis de las tendencias de consumo de huevo en la región. Sin embargo el promedio no muestra la realidad de que existe una enorme variación de consumo, de menos de un kilo en algunos países a más de 22 kg en México.

En el mismo período el consumo promedio en América aumentó de un estimado 10.6 kg a 11.4 kg/persona. Estas cifras se utilizan mejor como guía de la tendencia, y no se debe prestar demasiada atención a los niveles, ni a los pequeños cambios de año en año. Estas cifras son cálculos de suministros disponibles, divididos entre las estimaciones de población humana.

Prácticamente en todas partes está creciendo el consumo de huevo por persona. Globalmente, el promedio ha aumentado de un estimado 8.1 kg/persona al año en 2000, a 8.9 kg en 2008, manteniéndose estable en ese nivel en 2009. posee en su casa aves exóticas silvestres?

Existen muchas probabilidades de error en los cálculos alrededor del número estimado de ponedoras (especialmente cuando las parvadas en las aldeas o traspatios son una contribución significativa a la producción), de los rendimientos promedio, del peso promedio de un huevo (donde el consumo se expresa en kilogramos/persona), así como en las estimaciones de la población humana.

48 Surgen problemas adicionales cuando se utilizan cantidades importantes de yema importada o albúmina, en lugar de huevo entero en productos alimenticios. De hecho, la variación entre las cantidades reales y teóricas de huevos para consumo puede variar entre 5% y 20%, dependiendo de la fiabilidad de los datos utilizados en los cálculos. Lo más importante es que no se deben considerar estas cifras como reflejos de cambios en la demanda de huevos. Para la mayoría de los países la cifra de suministros disponibles es ampliamente una medida de la producción nacional. Cuando los productores han sufrido pérdidas o prevén la posibilidad de pérdidas, la producción se reducirá y se reflejará en un menor consumo/persona, sobre todo porque en la mayoría de los países la población humana aumenta de un año al otro. Por lo tanto, movimientos de la producción hacia arriba o hacia abajo se reflejan normalmente en cambios similares en el número, o en el peso de los huevos consumidos por persona. Las variaciones en la demanda son mucho más difíciles de medir, ya que dicha evaluación no solo debe tener en cuenta los cambios en las cantidades de compra, sino también cómo han cambiado los precios de los huevos con el tiempo. El cálculo también puede implicar una evaluación de los movimientos de precio y las compras de productos competitivos, así como cambios en los ingresos del consumidor y preferencias, para dar una imagen más clara de por qué ha cambiado la demanda. Se prevé que entre 2000 y 2015 la población humana global aumentará en 1.2 mil millones (20%) a unos 7.3 mil millones. Para América se espera que el incremento sea de alrededor de 147 millones (18%) para llegar a 982 millones de personas. Como resultado, parece que esta región se mantendrá en su participación global de alrededor de 13.5%.

En base a los datos de la FAO de consumo promedio global de huevo, en América el consumo aumentó 0.8 kg/persona al año entre 2000 y 2009, aunque en ambos casos hubo poco movimiento en los últimos tres años de este período. La diferencia en el consumo promedio entre los países es enorme, y va desde menos de 1 kg/persona a más de 20 kg/persona, lo cual sugiere un enorme potencial de crecimiento en el futuro para muchos países de esta región. Aunque según cálculos de la FAO, en 2009 Paraguay registró el mayor consumo de huevo por persona, de 19.5 kg, ahora se acepta ampliamente que los mexicanos comen más huevo, el promedio citado por la Comisión Internacional del Huevo para el 2010 fue de 365 huevos/ persona aunque esto se contrajo a 358 en el 2011, lo cual a 62 g/huevo equivaldría a un consumo de 22.2 kg/persona. El consumo en EUA declinó dramáticamente desde el récord de 311 huevos/persona en 1965, a 234 en 1990. El consumo se recuperó luego a 255 en el 2000. Sin embargo, desde entonces se ha estabilizado en unos 247 huevos/persona. El número de huevos con cáscara consumidos en promedio es de alrededor de 171, mientras que se comen 76 huevos más en forma de ovoproductos. Sin embargo, las previsiones a largo plazo del USDA revelan que aunque el volumen total de huevo consumidos en EUA muy probablemente aumentará de 6.5 millones de docenas a casi 6.8 millones de docenas para el año 2021, debido al crecimiento de la población y en base al consumo por persona, el promedio disminuirá a alrededor de 239.

En 2015 las poblaciones de los Estados Unidos (EUA), Brasil y México serán de 324 millones, 203 millones y 120 millones respectivamente, manteniendo su participación de dos tercios del total regional.



turkey Science and Production Conference 2013 Chester, UK, 21st to 22nd March

The 2013 Turkey Science and Production Conference event is the seventh of these conferences, formerly the 'Technical Turkeys' conference. It will be at a new venue to accommodate more delegates on-site and with improved facilities for sponsors. The focus of the conference will be on successful turkey production with reduced antibiotic use and the challenges this brings.

IEC Madrid 2013 Conference Madrid, Spain, 7th to 9th April

An event organised by the International Egg Commission

xIV Poultry Symposium of South Brazil Chapeco, SC, Brazil, 9th to 11th April

The Symposium will discuss progress in the poultry industry, new technologies, discoveries and demands of this market. The Poultry Brazil South Fair will take place at the same time.

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VIV Asia 2013 Bangkok, Thailand, 13th to 15th March

Professionals in animal production and processing of meat, eggs fish and milk with healthy growth ambitions will all head to Bangkok for the 11th edition of VIV Asia. No other trade show in Asia offers such a broad pallet of opportunities. From Feed to Meat, VIV Asia 2013 challenges professionals to invest in bringing the world’s most promising animal protein markets a big step further. With exhibitors from 40 countries, reaching almost 700 in number, spread over 6 full halls,VIV Asia 2013 offers a unique selection, compromising global market leaders and regional as well as national Asian players of growing importance.With Aquatic Asia 2013 co-located prominently with VIV Asia, professionals active in the production of pig meat, poultry meat, eggs, fish and dairy all have numerous reasons to meet up in Bangkok this coming March. Visitors are expected, some 25,000 in total, from Asia, Australia/New Zealand, The Middle East, Africa and Japan.


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Areas: Pharmaceuticals Vaccines Equipment:Vaccination and Medical) Feed: Additives

CEVA SantĂŠ Animale is a global veterinary health company focused on the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, livestock, swine and poultry.

MSD Animal Health Tel: +31 485 587961 Fax: +31 485 587643

Areas: Feed: Safety Products Feed: Additives Feed Cleaning/Disinfectants Pharmaceuticals

MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services

Zoetis Tel: +1 919 941 5185

Areas: Pharmaceuticals

Zoetis has developed and launched 18 new veterinary drugs since 2000, including several flagship products today considered indispensible.

BREEDING & GENEtICS Aviagen Tel: +1 256 890 3800 Fax: +1 256 890 3919

Areas: Breeding Genetics

The Aviagen Group is the global market leader in poultry genetics. As the world’s premier poultry breeding company, Aviagen develops pedigree lines for the production of commercial broilers and turkeys.

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Grimaud Frères are a multi-species selection and breeding operator in the service of the watefowls and festive poultry field.

Hubbard Tel: +33 296 79 63 70 Fax: +33 296 74 04 71 contact.emea@

Areas: Breeding Genetics

Hubbard provides solutions that focus on the economic performance, health and well-being of breeding stock. Hubbard specializes in state-of-the-art selection programs to improve the performance of their pure lines.

Hy-Line Tel: +1 515 225 6030 Fax: +1 515 225 6030

Areas: Breeding Genetics

Hy-Line International is a world leader in poultry layer genetics with a rich history of innovation. Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization to commercial layerbreeding.

Novogen Tel: +33 296 58 12 60 Fax: +33 296 58 12 61 contact.novogen@ novogen-layers

Areas: Breeding Genetics

NOVOGEN offers a new alternative giving the egg producers more choice and possibilities to fit their specific market requirements.

Indbro Poultry Tel: +91 (40) 241 5594 drkotaiah@

Areas: Breeding Genetics

Started off as a Broiler breeding company, with pure line birds developed and bred under Indian Climate, feed & management since 1990.

Cobb Vantress Tel: +1 479 524 3166 Fax: +1 479 524 3043



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CID LINES offers VIROCID, the most powerful disinfectant, which is part of a hygiene program for poultry, written by hygiene specialists.VIROCID has a proven record in preventing and fighting disease outbreaks for many years.

PCS Poultry Services Tel: +44 (0) 1386 701 812 Fax: +44 (0) 1386 701 376

Areas: Biosecurity Hygiene Cleaning Services Pest Control

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AB Vista Tel: +44 (0) 1672 517650 Fax: +44 (0) 1672 517660

Areas: Feed Feed: Additives Feed: Nutrition

AB Vista is an integrated international supplier of new generation micro-ingredients for animal feeds providing visionary solutions for your agribusiness.

Biomin Tel: +43 2782 803 0 Fax: +43 2782 803 30

Areas: Feed Feed: Additives Feed: Nutrition

BIOMIN offers sustainable animal nutrition products such as quality feed additives and premixes, which include solutions for mycotoxin risk management, a groundbreaking natural growth promoting concept as well as other specific solutions

Danisco Tel: +44 (0) 1672 517777 Fax: +44 (0) 1672 517778 info.animalnutrition@ animalnutrition

Areas: Feed: Additives

Danisco’s ingredients are used globally in a wide range of industries – from bakery, dairy and beverages to animal feed, laundry detergents and bioethanol – to enable functional, economic and sustainable solutions

Evonik Tel: +49 6181 59 6765 Fax: +49 6181 59 6734

Areas: Feed Feed: Additives Feed: Safety

Evonik is fully committed to be a reliable partner in delivering feed additives for animal nutrition turning the knowledge of its global team into intelligent solutions.

BUSINESS DIRECtORY lIStINGS Kerry Ingredients & Flavours EMEA Tel: +31 36 523 3100 Fax: +31 36 523 3110

Areas: Feed Feed: Additives Feed: Safety

Kerry Animal Nutrition aims to identify and commercialise existing Kerry ingredients and technologies to create potential world beaters in animal nutrition and health

Novus International Tel: +1 314 576 8886 Fax: +1 314 576 2148

Areas: Feed Feed: Additives Feed: Nutrition

Novus International is a global leader of animal health and nutrition programs for the poultry, pork, beef, dairy aquaculture and companion animal industries.

Optivite Tel: +44 (0) 1909 537 380 Fax: +44 (0) 1909 478 919

Areas: Feed: Additives Feed: Nutrition

Optivite specialises in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of nonhazardous, drug free ingredients and additives for the maintenance and enhancement of feed quality.

HOUSING & EQUIPMENt Agrilamp Tel: +44 (0) 1332 547 118 Fax: +44 (0) 208 439 1538

Areas: Equipment: Lighting & Electrical

AgriLamp™ is a leading LED manufacturer with years of experience in designing and manufacturing the world’s most innovative LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions for the agricultural industry.

Big Dutchman Tel: +49 4447 801 0 Fax: +49 4447 801 237

Areas: Equipment: Breeding Equipment: Drinking Equipment: Egg Equipment: Feeding Equipment: Weighing

The poultry equipment supplier for layer management, breeder management, poultry growing and poultry climate control.

Space-Ray Heaters Tel: +44 (0) 1473 830 551 Fax: +44 (0) 1473 832 055

Areas: Equipment: Heaters

SPACE-RAy manufactures high efficiency infra-red radiant heating solutions (also known as direct gas fired radiant heating), for industrial, commercial, agricultural or leisure purposes

Termotechnica Pericoli Tel: +39 0182 589006 Fax: +39 0182 589005

Areas: Climate Control Climate Management Heating, Cooling and Ventilation

A global market leader specializing in climate technology since 1967 in design, manufacture and distribution of efficient/quality heating, cooling and ventilation equipment and systems for the poultry industry with a full range of products to meet all specification and applications.


BUSINESS DIRECtORY lIStINGS Vencomatic Tel: +31 (0) 497 517380 Fax: +31 (0) 497 517364

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Vencomatic is a global supplier of innovative and welfare friendly housing solutions for the poultry sector.The flexible and turn key solutions of Vencomatic offer large possibilities for a wide range of poultry production concepts.

INCUBAtION & HAtCHING Orka Food Technology Tel: +852 8120 9245 Fax: +852 2802 7112

Areas: Equipment: Egg Equipment: Hatching Equipment: Incubation (officially known as “Orka Food Technology�) is a leading worldwide manufacturer of egg-quality testing equipment to be used extensively in QC laboratories operated by egg producers, packers, universities, regulatory authorities, and primary breeders.

Pas Reform Tel: +31 314 659 111 Fax: +31 314 652 572

Areas: Equipment: Incubation Equipment: Egg Equipment: Environment Equipment: Hatching Waste Handling

Pas Reform is an international company, which has specialized in the development of innovative hatchery technologies for the poultry sector since 1919. Products and Services: Incubators, Hatchery Automation Systems, Hatchery Climate Control Systems and Hatchery Management Training.

Petersime Tel: +32 9 388 96 11 Fax: +32 9 388 84 58

Areas: Equipment: Hatching Equipment: Incubation

Petersime is a world leader in the development of incubators. hatchery equipment and turnkey hatcheries.

EVENtS & ExHIBItIONS VIV Tel: +31 30 295 28 98


Areas: Events & Exhibitions

With 7 VIV exhibitions all over the world VIV trade exhibitions are recognized for high trade quality in the professional industry.With over a 1,000 international companies exhibiting and visitors from over 140 countries the VIV-shows are also considered as very international.

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