Industry Trends

APRIL 2024

See what has been happening in Asia’s animal feed and health industries over the last weeks. What are experts and industry magazines talking about?

What has been happening?

Poultry industry told to prioritize immune health for profitability boost, Pheromones for effectively stress mitigation in dairy calves, Conditions of poultry markets positive, and more. See what feed journals and feed industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Poultry industry told to prioritize immune health for profitability boost

A seasoned expert has been shedding light on how critical an aspect immune health is in poultry production.
Can the use of appeasing pheromones effectively mitigate stress in dairy calves?

Rabobank expects global poultry demand to recover due to lower costs, lower inflation rates and rising incomes.
Conditions of poultry markets positive, but geopolitical stressors could still impact trade

The unknown illness that struck dairy herds in the Texas panhandle has been identified as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) as federal agencies work around the clock to contain the spread and minimize the impact to farmers.
Texas ‘mystery’ illness: USDA confirms first cases of bird flu in US dairy cows

The reliance on traditional inorganic trace mineral sources has led to a dangerous trend of over-supplementation in poultry diets, undermining both efficiency and profitability, says an expert.
Can organic trace minerals enable more efficient use of limited resources?

Chick-fil-A recently announced that it would stop using its “no antibiotics ever” claim. In order to maintain high-quality chicken, the quick-service restaurant said it would transition to No Antibiotics Important to Human Medicine (NAIHM) beginning in the spring of 2024.
Chick-fil-A revises antibiotics policy

Results from a US study suggest a positive impact from the application of appeasing pheromones in the young animals.
Progress made in tackling AMR on EU farms but study shows reduction alone is insufficient

Progress has been made in reducing antimicrobial resistance in E. coli from farmed animals in many EU markets.
Concerning Proposed Organic Pet Food Regulations
Truth about Pet Food

Synthetic taurine is proposed and condemned slaughter by-products are possible. On March 11, 2024 the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released proposed regulations for organic pet food. USDA states the standards are necessary “to resolve inconsistency and uncertainty” in the organic pet food market.
Aquaculture Roundtable Series returns to Thailand

The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) will return to Thailand In August 2024, for its 13th edition, focussing on the finfish aquaculture industry in Asia.
Overcoming challenges in sea cucumber cultivation

In an attempt to overcome the challenges of sea cucumber cultivation in the Philippines, a specialised training programme aims to upskill aquaculture technicians.
Shrimp Outlook unites Indonesian industry stakeholders

Uniting industry stakeholders from across Indonesia, Shrimp Outlook 2024 held discussions of the country’s shrimp production performance, as well as next steps for improving future productivity.
Myanmar’s shrimp exports approved by China’s Customs

Global New Light Of Myanmar

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has granted approval for the export of Myanmar’s […].

Thailand’s Agricultural Exports Under FTA Reach 500 billion baht

Khao Sod English

Mr. Chantanon Wannakejohn, Secretary-General of the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, revealed the overall picture of Thailand’s agricultural trade with the world in 2023. Thailand had a total trade value of 2.372 trillion baht (65.2 billion USD), down 0.13 percent from 2022, which was 2.375 trillion baht. However, Thailand still had a trade surplus of 951 billion baht (26.1 billion USD).

Vietnam shrimp exports to China jump 145% as demand recovers

VnExpress International

Vietnam’s shrimp exports to China in January and February rose by 145% year-on-year to US$81 million amid recovering demand in that country. Exports to the U.S. were up 26% at $72 million, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). Overall, exports increased by 24% to $425 million.

Tuna, shrimp lead Vietnam to stronger seafood export start in 2024

Undercurrent News

Vietnam exported $1.3 billion worth of seafood in the first two months of 2024, 23% ahead of the pace kept in the first two months of 2023, reports the Vietnam Seafood Exporters and Producers…

Ambassador urges Malaysian halal product producers to enter Thailand’s market

The Malay Mail Online

Malaysian halal product producers have been urged to seize opportunities to collaborate with companies in Thailand to market their goods due to the high demand for halal food in the country.
Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel, recently concluded his two-day working visit to Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where he highlighted Malaysia’s renowned halal certification and the receptiveness of Thai consumers to Malaysian food products.

Pet Humanization Drives Thai Business Growth to over $1 Billion

Khao Sod English

“Pet humanization” is a growing megatrend, pushing the pet care market to grow to over 40 billion baht (1.1 billion USD) and will reach 60 billion baht (1.8 billion USD) in the next three years, according to the Thai minister.

Vietnam to export chicken meat to Islamic countries


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will hold a conference in May to announce the export of chicken meat products to Islamic markets with an estimated volume of around 1,000 tonnes per month, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien.

De Heus opens new shrimp feed mill in Vietnam


New facility has an annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons, featuring five production lines exclusively dedicated to shrimp feed products.

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