Top 10 WATTAgNet infographics of 2017

Poultry and feed topics dominated the most popular infographics produced by WATTAgNet in 2017.


Poultry and feed topics dominated the most popular infographics produced by WATTAgNet in 2017. Find out which infographics our readers viewed the most this year.

1. GAP broiler standard commitments

Companies are increasingly changing their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.


2. World animal feed production in 2016

Global animal feed production in 2016 was 1.032 billion metric tons, exceeding 1 billion metric tons of production for the first time, according to Alltech’s 2017 Global Feed Survey.


3. Animal feed additives replacing antibiotics

On July 10, Pew Charitable Trusts released â€śAlternatives to Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture,” a 36-page report reviewing the animal feed additives categories available to animal feed nutritionists to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal production.


4. Latin America’s 10 largest chicken consumers

2016 was a mixed year for Latin American poultry and egg production and the companies operating there. Some countries saw production and consumption fall but exports rise, while others produced less but consumed more.


5. Chicken consumers’ top concerns

Food safety is the biggest concern among chicken consumers, according to a recently-released survey.


6. Poultry, pig companies' welfare practices rated

Many poultry, egg and pork companies that were examined in a recent report that evaluates animal welfare policies and practices showed signs of improvement.


7. 3 trends that impact chicken purchases

Taste, freshness and price are among the most important factors consumers consider when making chicken purchases at both a supermarket or at a food service establishment, according to a just-released survey.


8. Global mycotoxin occurrence

For its latest World Mycotoxin Survey, Biomin conducted more than 33,000 analyses on 8,452 finished feed and raw commodity samples from 63 countries from January to June 2017.


9. Key avian flu biosecurity considerations

The International Egg Commission (IEC) Avian Influenza Expert Group has developed the Practical Biosecurity Check List that it is designed to help egg businesses develop and improve their overall levels of biosecurity.


10. Consumers report chicken purchase patterns

After a year of growth in 2016, chicken purchases in United States supermarkets and food service establishments remained high, but returned to 2015 levels during the first part of 2017, according to a recent survey that asked U.S. consumers to recall their recent chicken purchases.

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