Future Development

In light of the material presented in the preceding sections and especially the continuous increase in poultry meat consumption (Table 1), it would seem that poultry meat is going to remain popular and might even gain a greater market share. Some predict that consumption level(s) will stabilize in this decade, and some forecast a further increase. One thing is certain, however; the poultry industry must be competitive to maintain its current market share. Poultry meat is also becoming more popular in many countries because of the ability of poultry to adapt to most areas of the world, the low economic value per unit and rapid growth rate (1,5). Therefore, it can be expected that on a worldwide basis, poultry consumption will increase.

Improvement in disease control will play an even more important role in the production of poultry as the trend toward larger growing units continues to increase. In addition, improvement in vaccination and feeding programs will further affect the competitiveness of the poultry industry. In the area of further processing, more automation and continuous operations will replace manual and batch operations. The meat industry is currently moving toward more automation and robotics to replace repetitive manual labor. Automated equipment for evisceration and cutting up poultry is already available on the market today. In the future, better cooperation between breeding and production personnel will help to produce a more uniform bird that will be easier to process in an automated plant.

Responding to emerging consumer demands, such as more convenient food items (eg, fully prepared in meat plants), microwave-ready food items and reduced-salt and -fat meat products will play a more important role in the future. Based on past responses of the poultry industry to consumer demands (eg, marketing fresh poultry, developing new products), it seems that the industry is well equipped to respond to future market trends.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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