“Scientific research remains of great importance”
The World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) is celebrating its centennial this year (2021). Much has been achieved ever since. Which will be the future challenges, however? With no doubt finding new feed sources, says WPSA present Professor Ning Yang. And for breeding companies to maintain genetic diversity. Scientific research remains of great importance across the globe.
After having achieved this milestone, we can look back and see the tremendous progress that has been made over the years.
Poultry scientists across the globe have largely contributed to the growth of the poultry science community and the rapid development of poultry production. This is of tremendous importance. After all, poultry is the most affordable animal protein source in the world. It is nutritious and healthy food. Two years ago poultry meat even surpassed pork and is now the biggest animal protein source in the world. Of course, this was partly due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Asia. Also without this epidemic, however, chicken would have been in the favorite position like it is now. Also, eggs are very good and affordable food, which is particularly favorable for developing countries.
“On the meat side, the USA has taken the lead”, Dr Yang continues.
The major breeding companies originate from this country and the USA model of raising high productive hybrid birds has been copied to other places in the world, like Thailand and China.
In China, however, the market is
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