Great success at VIV MEA exhibition

Great success at VIV MEA exhibition

Great success at VIV MEA exhibition

NOVOGEN was present at VIV MEA in Abu Dhabi last November. This trade show attracted more than 6,600 visitors, especially from the poultry industry, coming from many neighbouring regions. The Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Africa were particularly represented.

This first post-covid international professional trade show allowed NOVOGEN team (finally!) to meet many of our partners in the region without screens and organise meetings on the NOVOGEN stand. This great opportunity to meet also allowed to update our joint development plans with our partners after this unprecedented period that impacted on our sectors. New operators on new markets have also initiated many exchanges on our stand, which testifies to the energy of the sector and our attractiveness. Finally, a dinner in Abu Dhabi with the teams and partners was organized in a friendly atmosphere.

Following this fruitful week, we can only invite you to the next edition of the VIV MEA !

 

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Kazakhstan: Novogen at the “Agro – World” international exhibition

Kazakhstan: Novogen at the “Agro – World” international exhibition

Kazakhstan: Novogen at the “Agro – World” international exhibition

“Agro World Kazakhstan” is the main International Exhibition in the Region like Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, showing the main trends, products and technology in Agriculture in Almaty.

After an unforeseen halt among International exhibitions, this event from 3 to 5 November has allowed NOVOGEN to meet our partner in Kazakhstan and also make many contacts with egg producers not only in Kazakhstan but also from neighboring countries.

 

Moreover, many forums were organized, one of them being devoted to poultry farming, on the topic – “Modern poultry farming: equipment and technologies”. The NOVOGEN team – Hans van Leeuwen, Area Sales Manager CIS countries and Denis Alferov, CIS Technical and Sales Specialist – presented the positioning of NOVOGEN layer genetics – NOVOgen Brown, NOVOgen White and NOVOgen Tinted on the CIS markets. Beside the presentation, the team could have many interesting exchanges with the attendees.

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SKAB Elevage: distributor of NOVOGEN in Cameroon

SKAB Elevage: distributor of NOVOGEN in Cameroon

SKAB Elevage: distributor of NOVOGEN in Cameroon

With an estimated population of 6 million layers for about 27 million inhabitants, Cameroon is the main egg-producing country in Central Africa.
In search of a distributor in Cameroon, NOVOGEN and SKAB Elevage have finalised a partnership agreement for the production and distribution of NOVOgen BROWN strain on the Cameroonian territory.

This partnership, based on strict production specifications, aims to provide the market with a quality chick having a genetic potential adapted to local characteristics.

The NOVOgen BROWN strain stands out for its high productivity combining egg quality, feed efficiency, calm behaviour and robustness in both cage and floor production.

The partnership also provides for on-site and videoconference training by NOVOGEN teams for Skab’s internal employees (biosafety, management, hatchery, etc.) as well as for the technical team in charge of monitoring layer customers.

Photo: SKAB Elevage hatchery team

Guénaël Guillaume, NOVOGEN Area Manager for Africa Middle East zone: “We are delighted with the partnership set up with the Skab Elevage. The performance of the NOVOgen BROWN strain as well as the professionalism of the Skab Elevage team brings genuine added value to Cameroon egg producers.”

Alain Kenmegne, Director of SKAB Elevage “This partnership with NOVOGEN reflects our ambition to provide the Cameroonian market with an excellent genetic potential coupled with a high-quality chick and a high-quality customer service. To this end, we regularly organise “video training” sessions for our teams in collaboration with NOVOGEN. We also plan to do this soon with our customers”.

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The basics of biosecurity in layer farms

The basics of biosecurity in layer farms

The basics of biosecurity in layer farms

From disinfection of the vehicle entering the site to vaccination and rodent and fungus control, follow these four steps to ensure biosecurity on your farm.

HOW TO KEEP HEALTHY LAYERS

  • Reduce exposure to avian diseases and pathogens within the flock.
  • Reduce the transmission of diseases and pathogens between farms and nearby houses.
  • Reduce the transmission of zoonotic diseases: transmissible infectious diseases from animals to humans or from humans to animals.

 CONTROLS TO BE CARRIED OUT

The key factors of biosecurity should be checked, namely :

  • Site Segregation: create, verify and maintain barriers to prevent a possible entry of animals or materials contaminated on site.
  • Vaccination and prophylaxis. This must be discussed with a local veterinarian and possibly the vaccine suppliers.
  • Control of rodents and undesirables: installation and regular verification of traps.
  • Clean and disinfect. The purpose of cleaning and disinfecting all equipment, surfaces and supplies is to reduce sanitary pressure from viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

STEP 1

All outside equipment, such as shoes, clothes and telephones must be kept outside the farm.

  • Recording of visits in a register, for traceability.
  • Shower and hand disinfection. Complete change of clothes, underwear and shoes. Clothing that is “internal” to the farm must always remain inside it.
  • Disinfection of all vehicles entering the site, including the owner !

Poorly cleaned building detrimental to the livestock.

STEP 2

Poultry are affected by a multitude of diseases due to many agents. Some diseases can be controlled by vaccines. However, it is important to have a carefully designed vaccination programme. Vaccine failures are more often due to handling, transport, storage and misapplication of the vaccine than to the vaccine itself.

Vaccine management is sometimes complex because the sanitary pressure is high. There is a wide range of diseases. There are many types of live and inactivated vaccines, the way of application can be incorrect… It is crucial to have an effective vaccination programme for each farm. This means having the right vaccines, at the right time and administered properly. Vaccination plans must obviously be matched to the strains of pathogen present. Poor post-vaccination management can sometimes lead to respiratory diseases, coccidiosis…

Batch monitoring involves regular serological testing throughout the life of the flock. This is reflected in two ways :

  • Health surveillance involves antibody testing and cause-of-mortality analysis, especially when abnormal signs are observed.
  • When a flock is culled, it is important to review the health problems encountered during the batch as a basis for the overall review of the health programme for the next flock.

    Infected feed is detrimental to poultry health..

    STEP 3

    Rodent and pest control. It is important to have an effective and regular control programme.

    • Rats, mice, flies, darkling beetles and others are easy to see and catch.
    • Rodents are a major natural reservoir and transmitter of many diseases.
    • However, red lice, bacteria and viruses are difficult to see and capture.
    • Insects are vector of diseases (Mg and Ms for example) like lice, beetles, ants, cockroaches, flies, …

    STEP 4

    Clean and disinfect. The purpose of cleaning and disinfecting all equipment, surfaces and supplies is to reduce pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Effective cleaning and sanitation procedures must be performed and verified.

    A poultry house must always be cleaned and disinfected between 2 flocks.

    CONCLUSION

    The economic benefit of biosecurity is the reduction of disease and health challenges. It allows producer to save money by not having to administer a drug and by avoiding drop of production, birds mortality….
    Biosecurity at the highest level guarantees the health of the birds and allows obtaining the best performance at the lowest cost.

    Article published in the November-December 2021 issue – Africa Agriculture

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    NOVOGEN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A KEY-PARTNERSHIP IN INDIA

    NOVOGEN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A KEY-PARTNERSHIP IN INDIA

    NOVOGEN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A KEY-PARTNERSHIP IN INDIA

    With 1.21 billion people  India is  the second largest country in terms of population after China. The country has one of the world’s fastest growing economies and it is the 7th largest in the world in terms of GDP.  India’s economy is diverse : Major industries include cars, cement, chemicals, consumer electronics, machinery, mining, pharmaceuticals, steel, textiles and ….the food-industry with a strong rural sector and a lot of land dedicated to farming! As far as the layer population is concerned, India has reached about 250 million commercial layers . Yearly egg consumption per capita is 76 eggs. Such a key-market need a key-partner…Therefore NOVOGEN entered into discussions with Suguna which resulted in them signing a long-term agreement.

    Suguna Foods Private Limited is a billion-dollar Indian multinational food products company headquartered in Coimbatore, South India. Suguna ranks among the top ten poultry companies worldwide. With operations in 16 states across India, it offers a range of poultry products and services . The fully integrated operations cover broiler and layer farming, hatcheries, feed mills, processing plants, vaccines and exports. Suguna markets live broiler chicken, value added eggs and frozen chicken.

     

    Finally Suguna features as a family-owned company and relies on a successful business-model with this contract farming concept. As said the MD of the company Mr GB Sundararajan, Suguna foods aims to be the Protein leader in India. And no doubt that eggs and NOVOGEN will help …!

     

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