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EDITOR'S COMMENT

BY

MARK CLEMENTS

A taste of things to come
We open this issue with a look at the largest European broiler
producers and, once again, France's LDC holds the top spot.
While some things stay the same, the growth rates of some
European companies have been truly surprising over recent
years, offering food for thought as to who may lead the rankings in years to come.
This issue has a strong nutrition flavor, whether it is plantbased proteins for human consumption, new feed formulations, or how poultry
feed production is expected to develop as the year progresses.
Food, or feed, of course is nothing without a drink, as we also look at how
to ensure that birds' drinking lines are free from biofilm and that their water is
safe to drink.

Off to the best start

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Whether for humans or birds, we all know that sufficient quantities of safe food
and drinking water are essential for a good start in life, but in our look at broiler
chick brooding, we also consider the other essentials to ensure that chicks get
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Talking about the future, we look at the six issues deemed most likely to
shape poultry feed production this year and offer a couple of show previews to
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Guest author Scott Carter, Ph.D., once again takes us on a journey
though the inner workings of the poultry gut, advising us to not overlook
some of the lesser known residents that live within, and pondering how recognizing some of these less fa miliar organisms may lead to new ways for
improving poultry health.
Lastly, we take our regular trip to the poultry processing plant. Bigger broilers may be what many companies and markets have long wanted but they can
present challenges for processors. We look at how to avoid the pitfalls of handling bigger birds and how to ensure that plant yield is maintained. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - February 2020

Poultry International - February 2020
Contents
Editor’s Comment
WATTAgNet.com
Top 11 European poultry producers
The key to successful broiler chick brooding
VIV MEA expanded for 2020 show in Abu Dhabi
Fast food chains ponder impact of plant-based proteins
4 ways to manage biofilm in poultry drinking water
Understanding the entire poultry gut microbiome
FeedStrategy.com launches Animal Feed Formulations Library
5 broiler early nutrition research highlights
6 issues set to shape 2020 poultry feed production
VICTAM Asia a total animal feed and health event
How today’s larger broilers impact processing operations
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - February 2020 - Cover2
Poultry International - February 2020 - Contents
Poultry International - February 2020 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - February 2020 - 3
Poultry International - February 2020 - 4
Poultry International - February 2020 - WATTAgNet.com
Poultry International - February 2020 - Top 11 European poultry producers
Poultry International - February 2020 - 7
Poultry International - February 2020 - 8
Poultry International - February 2020 - 9
Poultry International - February 2020 - The key to successful broiler chick brooding
Poultry International - February 2020 - 11
Poultry International - February 2020 - 12
Poultry International - February 2020 - 13
Poultry International - February 2020 - 14
Poultry International - February 2020 - 15
Poultry International - February 2020 - VIV MEA expanded for 2020 show in Abu Dhabi
Poultry International - February 2020 - 17
Poultry International - February 2020 - Fast food chains ponder impact of plant-based proteins
Poultry International - February 2020 - 19
Poultry International - February 2020 - 4 ways to manage biofilm in poultry drinking water
Poultry International - February 2020 - 21
Poultry International - February 2020 - 22
Poultry International - February 2020 - 23
Poultry International - February 2020 - Understanding the entire poultry gut microbiome
Poultry International - February 2020 - 25
Poultry International - February 2020 - 26
Poultry International - February 2020 - 27
Poultry International - February 2020 - FeedStrategy.com launches Animal Feed Formulations Library
Poultry International - February 2020 - 29
Poultry International - February 2020 - 5 broiler early nutrition research highlights
Poultry International - February 2020 - 31
Poultry International - February 2020 - 32
Poultry International - February 2020 - 33
Poultry International - February 2020 - 6 issues set to shape 2020 poultry feed production
Poultry International - February 2020 - 35
Poultry International - February 2020 - 36
Poultry International - February 2020 - 37
Poultry International - February 2020 - 38
Poultry International - February 2020 - 39
Poultry International - February 2020 - VICTAM Asia a total animal feed and health event
Poultry International - February 2020 - 41
Poultry International - February 2020 - How today’s larger broilers impact processing operations
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Poultry International - February 2020 - 46
Poultry International - February 2020 - 47
Poultry International - February 2020 - Products
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Poultry International - February 2020 - Advertisers’ Index
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