poultry

POULTRY SOLUTION

June 1, 2015 By admin

The egg industry in the northern Midwest has not yet fully recovered
from the Avian Influenza outbreaks in 2015 and forced them to implement
cost-intensive new bio-security strategies. The transformation from
conventional cages to alternative non-cage housing systems will not only
cost about 10 billion US-$ but can also lead to severe economic
problems if the process will develop uncoordinated. The broiler industry
was not affected by the AI outbreaks in 2015, a few cases in Kentucky
and Alabama in early 2017 could be confined to a small area. The
announcement of several food retailers, food producers and restaurants
in early 2017 to switch to meat from slow-growing broilers has caught
them rather unprepared, however. In this paper, an overview will be
presented on the present situation and the future perspectives.