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Sustainable poultry production in Europe.

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This book contains a selected cross section of papers from the 2014 UK Poultry Science Symposium (31st Poultry Science Symposium, held in Queen Hotel, Chester, UK, last 8-10 September 2014). It reviews essential topics such as resources and supply chains, the global poultry market, risk management, zoonoses and green issues. Providing a compilation of the most current research in the poultry scien...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 49)

Global context on price volatility and supply chains - is Europe competitive?

This chapter focuses on where the EU poultry industry needs to be heading in the future to remain competitive. It highlights growing meat demand as a main driver for change, and looks at the main challenges facing the industry, focusing in particular on feed price volatility and how this can be addressed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Making a resilient poultry industry in Europe. Author(s): Neeteson-van Nieuwenhoven, A. M. Appleby, M. C. Hogarth, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Consumer perceptions of poultry meat and eggs: bridging the gap between public perceptions and reality. Author(s): Parrott, P. Walley, K. Clarke, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 65) Industry challenges surrounding sustainability. Author(s): Ellis, S. Kempsey, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 87) How to attract, retain and develop talent within the industry. Author(s): Whittemore, C. T. Kaufmann, F. Andersson, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 103) Which feedstuffs will be used in the future? Author(s): Aar, P. J. van der Doppenberg, J. Kwakernaak, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 112) Limiting factors for nutritional efficiency. Author(s): Roosendaal, B. Wahlstrom, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 133) Food safety: prevention is better than crisis management. Author(s): Wall, P. Yu ZhongYi
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 151) Endemic disease - the challenge to reduce antibiotic use. Author(s): Walker, A. Garland, P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 168) Human nutrition and health - making products more desirable to consumers. Author(s): Scholey, D. Pritchard, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 193) Breeding for sustainability: maintaining and enhancing multi-trait genetic improvement. Author(s): Hill, W. G. Wolc, A. O'Sullivan, N. P. AvendaƱo, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 214) Increased sustainability in poultry production: new tools and resources for genetic management. Author(s): Whyte, J. Blesbois, E. McGrew, M. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 235) Reducing the environmental impact of poultry production. Author(s): Williams, A. Speller, D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 269) Horizons and prospects - a role for WPSA? Author(s): Fisher, C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Rabobank International, PO Box 17100, 3500 HG Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780645308
  • Record Number
  • 20163136488