The main event for the swine and poultry industries in Brazil ended on thursday 16 May and hit the market with news, technology and partnerships formed.
The 12th edition of the Latin American Trade Fair for the Poultry and Swine Industries, AveSui 2013, ended on thurday with 17.800 attendees during the three days of activities and generated an estimate of R$400 millions in business. The event, held at CentroSul, in Florianópolis, gathered over 150 companies from Brazil and all over the world, and hundreds of products and services from the poultry and swine sectors. The trade fair proved that with innovation, technology and knowledge is possible to reverse the hard times faced by the market last year and achieve positive results in 2013.
In addition to the companies’ booths, one of the most visited areas during the show was the Model Farm, a showroom with the best and most modern equipment for the poultry and swine markets. The Chinese presence at the event, ahead of 60 of the 150 booths, as well as visitors from Argentina, Chile, USA, France, Netherlands and other countries, were also a highlight of the fair, showing that Avesui already entered the international calendar of events from these markets. The participation of international exhibitors doubled compared to the previous edition.
The Scientific-Technical Seminar, which included thematic panels, such as Biomass, Logistics and Animal Rendering, also had massive presence of attendees, who came to find more knowledge and studies in the area. “This edition of AveSui reinforced the event’s spot on the world stage of the poultry and swine industries, showing its importance to the business sectors such as a multiplier of business, innovation and knowledge,” says Andrea Gessulli, director of the trade fair.
According to the director, the business roundtables between Brazilian and foreign companies were also a highlight of the trade fair, and resulted in many partnerships and cooperation agreements that can hit the market in the upcoming months. “The event has fulfilled his role well, which is to put people at the center of business,” says Andrea, who plans new releases for the next edition of Avesui, again in Florianópolis.
Genetics and Feed Quality
On Thursday, the last panels of AveSui 2013 highlighted the American experience in the evolution of production and genetic development and care needed to produce quality feed. At the Poultry Panel, Agroceres’ technical manager Leandro Hackenhaar addressed the importance of establishing quality controls in the production. “If you get a poor-quality soy or corn, you must return it. There’s no use in trying to compensate it with additives later,” he says. He focuses on the need and the importance of prevention: “applying biosecurity protocols is always cheaper”.
At the beginning of the Swine Panel, Birchwood Genetics, from the USA, presented the trends for genetic development, as post-cervical insemination, the use of increasingly smaller cells and dosages for each application and the cryopreservation of the semen. “Producing pigs is a science but also an art. When treated well, the animal improves its productive potential and for that it is essential to give training for the employees. In the U.S., turnover dropped to 30% per year on the production and the activity is less in the hands of families and more in the big companies,” explained José Henrique Piva, Agroceres PIC’s technical director.
In the last decades, the United States reduced the number of headquarters (currently 45 million) but increased the amount of slaughters (60 million / year), result of genetic improvement and production optimization. “The American market is no longer the importer. Now it exports to countries like Japan, China and South Korea,” said Piva.