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Hendrix Genetics recently announced a landmark investment in Grand Island, Nebraska (USA). The hatchery will become the focal point for egg producers in that part of the US and it will be capable of hatching 24 million egg laying chickens per year.
There are a number of things to evaluate when developing a non AGP program. In the poultry industry, we need to move toward a better understanding of the bacterial populations in the lower gastrointestinal tract to further develop poultry feeding programs to reduce the loss in production without the use of an AGP.
The CSES is a multi-stakeholder group led by McDonald’s, Cargill, Michigan State University, University of California-Davis, and the American Humane Association, with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and the Environmental Defense Fund serving as advisors.
Zootecnica International had the chance to ask Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman about the current poultry market situation at a global level.