Technologies that can increase the efficiency of poultry feed through animal or crop genetics could have a dramatic effect on the overall sustainability on the supply chain from farm to fork.

“It takes a lot of land and energy and emits a lot of greenhouse gases to produce the feed that we give to animals,” explained Marty Matlock, Ph.D., professor of ecological engineering, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Arkansas.

“The technologies I’m most excited about are the feed use efficiency technologies – both from animal genetics as well as from food composition – especially micronutrient amino acid adjustments through the lifecycle of the animal.”

Matlock is one of the many experts scheduled to speak at the Poultry Tech Summit, scheduled for October 30 - November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. This one-of-a-kind in-person event facilitates the transition of innovation technologies from researchers and entrepreneurs into commercial applications for the benefit of the poultry industry. 

Make plans to attend and take a look at the future of the industry.

Registration for the 2022 Poultry Tech Summit is now open.

What Net Zero and other sustainability goals means for poultry

Consumers concerns about sustainability have pressured retail and foodservice to make Net Zero pledges, with implications that are felt throughout the poultry supply chain. 

“We engage, we learn and we improve. It may be incremental, and many environmentalists are concerned that we’re not moving fast enough,” Matlock said. “But it’s incremental because it’s a very complex system and if we make wholesale changes without understanding the system, it will have undesirable outcomes.”

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The drive to design sustainable global food systems will impact and how birds are raised, fed, processed distributed and marketed.

Technologies that could improve the sustainability of the poultry supply chain include improvements in poultry genetics and a better understanding of the gut microbiome and the crop ecosystem to develop better feed strategies.

“We can make changes now that will manifest in production benefits within three years,” he added.

“Climate smart agriculture is good for business. It’s an incredible asset to the way the animal sector – especially poultry – is perceived in the marketplace.”

Attend the 2022 Poultry Tech Summit

Join an exclusive international gathering of industry-changing innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and leading poultry producers at the 2022 edition of Poultry Tech Summit on October 30 - November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Attendees can expect the same groundbreaking innovation and insightful presentations that made the previous events well-attended with deep dialogue on new prospective solutions and next-generation technologies. Poultry Tech Summit focuses on the transition of innovative technologies into commercial applications to advance the poultry industry. 

Registration is now open.