New issue of Poultry Digital Magazine: Sustainability and the global poultry industry

In this issue of Poultry Digital Magazine, sustainability issues from poultry leaders around the world are discussed alongside research into sustainable poultry production.

Sustainability continues to shape the agendas of the world's leading poultry companies, who are working hard to respond to consumer demands for not only more humanely produced chicken and eggs, but more environmentally sound products as well.

Across hemispheres, the impact of climate change is becoming more obvious and more pressing. Producers large and small have been impacted by droughts and the resultant high costs of feed, water shortages and even barn fires.

Sustainability continues to shape the agendas of the world's leading poultry companies, who are working hard to respond to consumer demands for not only more humanely produced chicken and eggs, but more environmentally sound products as well.

Across hemispheres, the impact of climate change is becoming more obvious and more pressing. Producers large and small have been impacted by droughts and the resultant high costs of feed, water shortages and even barn fires.

But waste is a key factor that many poultry producers (and consumers) can take into their own hands to better improve environmental metrics. Take Ogochukwu Maduako from Nigeria, for example, who's using egg shells from hatcheries for a wide variety of items from scouring scrubs to fertiliser. Across the world, companies like Cargill and Charoen Pokphand Foods are trying to reduce plastics and their carbon footprints.

Find out what some producers have done at the farm level to try and improve the welfare of broilers by pasturing them, hoping not only to raise a more premium bird, but improve soil health as well.

Finally, we explore the latest research on sustainable production and compare organic sustems to non-organic - the results may surprise you.

Also inside:

  • Mike Colley responds to reader queries on improving the sustainability of keeping backyard chickens - and what to do if you want a few quails to keep them company
  • Events: plan your poultry schedule with our round-up of the most important events and conferences for 2019

Read the May/June 2019 issue of Poultry Digital Magazine for free

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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