Get the Edge! | Management Tools for Poultry Farmers

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Justine de Winnaar
The IEC’s (International Egg Commission) Economic Analyst, Peter Van Horne, undertook an investigation into the top egg producing countries in the world, and the growth of the global egg industry.  He found that the last 10 years has seen remarkable growth in the global egg industry.  Data from the FAO reveals that total egg production...
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An egg is simply perfect, in shape, nutrition and flavour. An indulgently runny egg yolk on top of almost any savoury dish is the everyday taste-sensation people crave. These delicious protein-treasures-when-purse-strings-are-tight are highly adaptable, making it almost impossible to run out of egg inspiration.
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1. Eggs help the immune system. Fighting like soldiers on a battlefield, our immune system is the body’s defence against invading viruses, bacteria, and other illness-causing pathogens. Eggs are high in vitamin A and selenium, important nutrients for normal immune function.
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Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen recently remarked that eggs were the only food that could be enjoyed during all three meals of the day, perfectly paired with a different glass of wine each time.
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While we’ve heard it said many times of the COVID-19 pandemic, that ‘we’re all in the same boat’, we think that this statement couldn’t be further from the truth.  It has completely shut some businesses down, while others are experiencing a higher demand and overnight ‘success’ so to speak.  Some households are bored to tears,...
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We used our #EggChallenge to instead do a #SPARdonate and donated a dozen eggs (instead of a six-pack, one can never have enough eggs!), 1 kilogram of maize and 1 litre of milk, designated for destitute South Africans.  We encourage you to consider doing the same, if not eggs alone, you can’t find a better...
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While most member countries of the International Egg Commission (IEC) took part in celebrating World Egg Day on October 11, Colombia took their celebration to the next level by breaking a world record for the world’s largest scrambled eggs.  The National Federation of Poultry Farmers in Colombia (FENAVI) undertook this challenge using 59 758 eggs...
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We hope that egg producers in SA are gearing up to celebrate World Egg Day with the rest of the world on Friday, 11 October!  Here is a basic summary of how producers across the world celebrated World Egg Day in 2018: Celebrations for the 23rd World Egg Day were held on 12 October 2018. ...
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Friday, 11 October, is World Egg Day 2019!  We encourage all egg producers to take advantage of this day by celebrating the humble egg!  The growing acceptance of a low carb healthy fat (LCHF) lifestyle, which advocates eggs as an integral source of nutrition, makes it far easier for producers to market this versatile product...
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