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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.

How elections in Mexico affect chickens and hens

In the recent elections in Mexico, where the left won, every topic has been touched except for chickens and hens. How will the new government affect poultry production?
Benjamín Ruiz: "The left won the elections in Mexico, which is not surprising, since we saw it coming a long time ago. So what can we expect from this shift in Mexican politics for chickens and hens?"
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Data in poultry production: Goodbye to feed conversion?

Data has always been on the farms. The only thing you need to do is to collect it and know how to use it.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Data management needs to give us value — we have to collect the correct numbers and understand them very well in connection with the processes they represent, so they can help us predicting."
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There will be more robots, nanotechnology in poultry production

Poultry production will be very different in a few years. Robotics, nanotechnology and cell culture will shape things that we do differently or do not do today.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Robotics is not only about doing jobs to replace human beings, but about doing jobs that human beings do not do, such as collecting data for precision poultry production."
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Punishing Brazil's poultry industry: Profit for the EU?

The European Union's decision to ban chicken imports from 20 plants in Brazil may not be due solely to food safety. Is there something behind this?
Experts say that Brazilian poultry production, in all its aspects, is a model to observe and imitate. Then, what is the problem? Why is the European Union banning imports from Brazil?
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Tunnel vision in poultry production

Is there a rivalry between traditional and alternative poultry producers? If so, is there a way to fix it?
Perhaps a little more opening to alternative poultry production is needed because it could turn out to be an interesting business.
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Avian flu or the force awakens

What does it take to have better road surveillance? But, above all, how much longer will these intermediaries need to understand that these commercial transactions are pyrrhic?
Epidemiological surveillance works in Mexico, but there is still movement of birds. Result? New outbreaks of avian influenza, although they're already resolved.
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No cages and no antibiotics. Really?

Production without cages and without antibiotics, as well as alternative products, will not require a holistic approach.
What is needed to produce without antibiotics and without cages? Is this type of production possible? Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the matter.
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Would energy self-sufficiency improve poultry health?

The use of poultry manure to produce energy with biodigesters on the farm could be the solution to avoid contamination with this waste.
Producing energy in poultry farms sounds like a good idea, but it may also bring other benefits, such as eliminating a vector of disease dissemination.
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