Published on Oct. 20, 2022
Layer Vision, issue 27, now available
2022 is well on its way, a year that clearly shows how dynamic the egg industry can be and the big differences in egg markets around the globe. From record high egg prices in the US (impact HPAI), to record low in several Asian countries (impact COVID-19).
Inflation is sky-high in many countries all over the globe, and especially livestock farmers have been negatively affected by the extreme high feed prices. The inflation also results in less value for money in the pockets for most consumers, thereby impacting their buying decision behavior, also when buying eggs. Like here in the Netherlands, we see that the marketing of organic and free-range eggs is difficult as retail prices of these specialty eggs are sky-high, making the consumers think twice before adding these to the shopping baskets. And as the opposite we see that the demand of “regular” barn eggs is trending and surpassing their supply. These examples show the dynamics of the sector and show that it is difficult to predict the future for egg producers. Unfortunately producing eggs is less flexible compared to producing poultry meat, and on cannot react from 1 day to another. Therefor it is so important that we, as the entire egg industry, keep on working together on solutions to improve our eggciting sector.
In this edition of Layer Vision we will be focusing on various stories of successes and collaborations around the globe. Our technical specialists have also prepared technical bulletins that can help to improve your knowledge on poultry feed management, and we also explain the principle behind feather sexing in day-old chicks.
As many of you know, we collaborate with Protix (the leading insect company) and support them with the breeding program of Black Soldier flies. In this edition we have included an interview with two of our geneticists that are collaborating with Protix to improve the genetic progress of the black soldier flies and their larvae.
As World Egg Day was celebrated on October 14th, we have included a great story from the International Egg Commission on how eggs can contribute to a fit lifestyle, we have included a simple but delicious recipe that will contribute to the IEC's vision 365, as an egg a day might keep the doctor away.
Thank you for reading, we hope you enjoy!
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