WELCOME TO DR XUAN BA BUI

WELCOME TO DR XUAN BA BUI

WELCOME TO DR XUAN BA BUI

Veterinary doctor from Hanoi Agricultural University, Dr Xuan Ba Bui has joined NOVOGEN team last December. Well experienced in Poultry production, Dr Xuan Ba Bui spent a significant time as Technical responsible in countries like Australia and Hungary.

Recently he act also as Technical manager and consultant in Vietnam where he shared his  expertise in  the fields of Poultry farm management and Biosecurity. His current  mission for NOVOGEN will be to support the Layer Breeding activities of our partner in Vietnam. No doubt that our partner will appreciate his expertise and his enthusiasm . In parallel,  he will follow the evolution of the market in this dynamic market in which NOVOGEN aim to get a tangible share. 

We welcome him  in the Asian team.

Dated

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EGG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

EGG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

EGG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Many parameters affect Egg Weight (E.W.). It is linked to genes, for instance, E.W. can vary from 1g to 1.5g between NOVOGEN Classic and Light strains. However, within this genetic potential, many factors can majorly influence egg weight even more than genetic factors, as you can manage between 1g to 5g of E.W. with Farm Management and Nutrition.

Body weight

Based on market requirements, it is important to define the desired egg weight before birds start laying.

Indeed, pullet body weight at start of lay is the main factor that influences egg weight. When birds become adults, margins for action are much more limited. Higher pullet Body Weight (B.W.) at sexual maturity means higher egg weight, the opposite is also true. One way to manage B.W. at sexual maturity is the lighting programme and stimulation. Below are some estimations of B.W. variation and light stimulation timing on the E.W:

  • +/- 100g of pullet B.W. is equivalent to +/- 0.7g to 1g of E.W.
  • 1 week of delay in light stimulation is equivalent to +/- 1g of E.W.

Variations in body weight at sexual maturity or the age at sexual maturity are two efficient ways to adjust egg weight according to market requirements. For those two factors, it is necessary to adjust the management strategy according to the B.W. of birds and not their age alone. Consequently, the birds have to be weighed on a weekly basis during the whole rearing period.

Nutrition in production

Once in production, the only way to adjust E.W. is through nutrition. The older the birds, the less efficient the Nutrition tools. In order to analyze it, we have carried out meta-analyses of nutrition with many institutional publications.

The first criteria are energy and oil/fat. 100kcal more energy will increase the E.W. by 0.85% on average, when 1 point more fat (from oil, not fat inside raw materials) will increase it to 1.1%. Adding oil seems more efficient than energy, and it’s less risky. Too much energy in the diet could produce fatty birds—the ideal situation is to provide at least 1% of oil with the same energy level.

Protein and Amino Acids (A.A.) also affect the E.W. From this meta-analysis, we saw that 1 point more protein will increase the E.W. to 1.65%. Increase Methionine and Lysine of 0.01% will also increase E.W. respectively of 0.5% and 0.4%. Protein seems to have a strong impact, but it could only be due to diets with low levels of protein (less impact at the field level used). As for A.A., Methionine is an important criterion to manage according to E.W. We recommend a range for the Methionine/Lysine ratio for the management of your target E.W.:

  • High E.W. = Ratio ≥ 58
  • Low E.W. = Ratio ≤ 46

Not enough Lysine will negatively affect E.W. as well as production. Determining the right amount for your local conditions is crucial.

Naturally, E.W. increases with the age of the flock. Many farmers want to avoid too many big eggs at the end of the flock. This criterion is selected in the NOVOGEN R&D programme in order to keep E.W. as stable as possible during the production cycle. However, Nutrition can also help to maintain E.W. Typically, it is recommended to invest at the onset of lay to reach a high peak of production and fast E.W. increase. Afterwards, it is possible to begin to optimize the feed formula. The target is to decrease the energy intake, the protein intake, and the A.A. intake (especially Methionine) to avoid big eggs. Since Lysine and Methionine are also involved in the laying percentage, it is necessary to provide enough of both or production could drop faster. Nutrition is always a compromise between feed cost and results, which depends on each farm condition. Further information can be found in our Nutrition guide and the technical team remain available to exchange on this topic.

Adjusting E.W. is manageable, but with less efficiency when birds are older. It is easier to manage your E.W. during rearing and not production. It is also more economical to invest in pullets (less feed intake and more efficiency) than in adult birds (less scope for adjustment).

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NOVOGEN EXPANDS IN WEST AFRICA

NOVOGEN EXPANDS IN WEST AFRICA

NOVOGEN EXPANDS IN WEST AFRICA

With a population of 12.5 million, bordering Ivory Coast to the east and Senegal to the north, Guinea is rich in mineral resources (bauxite, diamonds, gold, etc.) and… agriculture because of its water resources.

SAVI (the Guinea poultry association) located in Kindia, northeast of the capital Conakry, has chosen the NOVOGEN strain for its breeding stock. This project, which is already operational, aims to meet the country’s need for quality chicks. SAVI Guinea is equipped with a modern hatchery and breeding farm. These means of production, which are rare in the country, provide commercial DOC with quality and sanitary guarantees, thereby securing the growing market for eggs for consumption.  Well-known in African poultry farming, Jean-Michel Kujawa ensures effective operational management by instilling his own tremendous professionalism and enthusiasm into his teams.

There is no doubt that this project with NOVOGEN is aligned with the long term benefits of supplying animal protein in Conakry, Guinea.

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NEW DISTRIBUTOR IN SPAIN FOR NOVOGEN

NEW DISTRIBUTOR IN SPAIN FOR NOVOGEN

NEW DISTRIBUTOR IN SPAIN FOR NOVOGEN

NOVOGEN is pleased to announce its new collaboration in Spain with the company Agotzaina S.L. Since January, Agotzaina became NOVOGEN’s Spanish and Portuguese distributor, and will target one of the biggest markets in Europe.

Egg layer markets in Spain and Portugal together represent around 50 million layers. Agotzaina will offer the NOVOgen Brown and the NOVOgen White breeds.

Already well known in the egg industry in Spain through its liquid eggs activity located in Navarra, Agotzaina already placed some NOVOGEN breeders in Cataluña near their hatchery at the end of last year. Alongside this activity, Agotzaina also fully covers broiler activities, including the production of hatching eggs, hatcheries, slaughterhouse, and meat sales.

This market, initially approached by Verbeek (Netherlands), is now covered by Agotzaina who has entered the NOVOGEN European distribution network. Agotzaina and NOVOGEN teams will work closely to allow rapid development of NOVOGEN products in Spain and Portugal and make this new partnership a success.

 

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NOVOGEN, STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN LINE WITH ITS DEVELOPMENT AMBITIONS

NOVOGEN, STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN LINE WITH ITS DEVELOPMENT AMBITIONS

NOVOGEN, STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN LINE WITH ITS DEVELOPMENT AMBITIONS

After becoming a global player in layer genetics, NOVOGEN is now demonstrating its drive and growing ambitions with a new production facility.

In addition to investing in innovative R&D tools and approaches, NOVOGEN invested in the acquisition of a new hatchery at Gare d’Uzel (Saint-Hervé in Brittany). The new facility started operating in November 2020.

This investment has been essential to meeting growing demand for NOVOGEN products. This hatchery will house production for both Grand Parent stock, which is distributed worldwide, and Parent stock, which is distributed throughout the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia.

This investment represents a major milestone for NOVOGEN’s 2030 strategy. It immediately increases production capacity to nearly 4 million female chicks, with room for more! This is excellent news that allows us to confidently develop our activities,” explains Mickaël Le Helloco, Managing Director of NOVOGEN.

In close proximity to the Plédran headquarters, this hatchery will allow NOVOGEN’s teams to fulfil its excellence strategy that covers the quality of delivered products using state-of-the-art equipment.

A particular emphasis has been placed on facilities and the use of the latest technology in order to allow improved working conditions for NOVOGEN teams, stringent sanitary standards, excellent welfare conditions, and an optimized start for animals allowing improved performances for our customers. NOVOGEN demonstrates its commitment to the industry through its focus on the brand’s 5 founding pillars: caring for Customers & Partners, Teams, Humans, Animals, and the Planet.

This new production facility complements NOVOGEN’s current installations in the US and Brazil, which allow it to cover North and South America for Parent Stock deliveries.

Now distributed in over 50 countries worldwide, NOVOGEN is experiencing greater customer satisfaction: “We recently had to bolster our sales force to better meet growing demands,” adds Mickaël Le Helloco. “New customers hear about our products before even knowing about us, and that’s what makes us most proud!

More than ready to meet future challenges, NOVOGEN now looks to the future of the sector with enthusiasm.

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NOVOGEN IS EXPANDING IN CENTRAL EUROPE

NOVOGEN IS EXPANDING IN CENTRAL EUROPE

NOVOGEN IS EXPANDING IN CENTRAL EUROPE

“Erkom Ltd” was founded 20 years ago by Andrija Nedeljkovic and his family.Now, he and his three daughters (Milica, Jovana and Marija) are running a business together with more than 70 employees. Erkom’s facilities are located in the central part of Serbia, on the slopes of Rudnik Mountain.

The company’s development has been constant over the previous decade. Brand new farms have been built, all fully equipped with modern automated systems for feeding, watering and climate control. Hatcheries have also been improved and modern vehicles for day-old-chicks have been acquired.

Plans for the future involve constant growth and development in the production of high-quality hatching eggs and day old chicks. Ensuring satisfied customers throughout the West Balkans is the main focus for Erkom’s management and technical team.

For this reason, Erkom chose to become a partner with NOVOGEN, and recently introduced the layer chicks NOVOgen Brown. This new collaboration allows NOVOGEN to continue its development in Central Europe.

As Hans van Leeuwen, Area sales manager – CIS countries and North & Central Europe – explains: “NOVOGEN is very happy with its cooperation with Erkom Ltd. We expect strong growth in this region, especially with a partner like Erkom Ltd. We wish Erkom Ltd and the whole team good luck with its sales and its technical support for the customers. NOVOGEN’s entire technical and commercial team remains available to provide you with all the support you need.”

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