Poultry International - June 2017 - 28
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CHINA'S POULTRY INDUSTRY
industry in transition
While China is known for its
industrialization, its government
continues to highly value agriculture.
Lyons said the government's "Number
1 Document," the first official document produced every year and updated
daily, is about agriculture. This year,
the document vows that China will
Clean, dry birds and improved litter conditions are clear to see in an
adult turkey house with properly managed Ziggity T-Max drinkers that
promote heads-up drinking.
THE DIFFERENCE T-MAX
MAKES IS EASY TO SEE
Getting your turkeys plenty of water to drink is key to a great growout.
But it's equally important to keep the birds healthy to promote
Because wet floors and wet birds are detrimental to performance,
Ziggity developed the T-Max watering system to promote heads-up
drinking. This makes turkeys stretch their necks up to activate water
flow, which they can easily scoop into their beaks and immediately
ingest with little spillage.
The result? Floors stay drier than with other types of waterers.
Birds stay dry and clean. And the flock environment becomes more
conducive to great results. You can actually see the difference!
When heads-down drinking is promoted through
drinkers that are set low, the inevitable results
are wet, dirty birds and wet litter that
compromise performance results.
Because the T-Max system requires birds to drink heads-up,
it must be managed differently to all other turkey drinkers.
So Ziggity has created easy-to-use tools to help production
personnel set correct drinker heights as the birds age.
* T-Max plastic pocket cards contain
* T-Max measuring stick makes setting
drinker heights easy.
* T-Max management procedure makes
it all easy to understand.
The Poultry Watering Specialists
protect its farmland and lend more
to farmers to narrow the wealth gap
between rural and urban areas. This
will be achieved through agricultural
modernization, ecological agriculture
policies, and the country's strictestever food safety law.
In China, consumers are concerned with food safety and want
better quality, healthier food and
a self-sufficient food supply. But,
Lyons said, food safety leads all of
the concerns due to the continued
fallout of the 2008-09 melamine
crisis. The tainted milk and infant
Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech's global
vice president and head of greater
China, speaks at an Alltech event
at the International Production &
Processing Expo in Atlanta.
formula scandal, one of the biggest
ever events in global food safety, totally changed China's perception of
agriculture and food safety.
As a response, the Chinese are
moving away from smaller farms to
more industrialized operations that
are perceived to be better for food
safety. In the poultry industry, concerns about food safety are creating
greater demand for antibiotic-free
poultry. Chinese consumers, and the
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