The role of technology in the poultry industry was one of the focuses at the World Nutrition Forum, held in Singapore in October by Biomin. 

To meet growing consumer demand, address consumers’ concerns, and succeed in a high-cost environment, greater use of technology will have to be made by the poultry industry. Among key factors to emerge from the forum’s discussions were:

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  • The use of genomics to select for welfare traits;
  • Improvements in housing to meet regional differences; 
  • The use of environmental factors as a basis for selection; 
  • The use of nutritional products to reduce the negative effects of antinutritional aspects of feed and mycotoxins; and
  • Employing incremental and transformational research.