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IPE, IFE, and AMI’s IME are integrating their tradeshows in 2013, under the International Production & Processing Expo umbrella name. The IPPE will bring together over 1,000 exhibitors and an anticipated 25,000 attendees in Atlanta from January 29 – 31, 2013.

The International Poultry Expo, IPE, is celebrating 65 years of continual exhibition services to the poultry industry. To celebrate, a reception will be held on the tradeshow floor from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. Help us celebrate by joining in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

IPE, or the Atlanta Show, as known throughout Central and Latin America had over 4,162 international visitors from over 100 countries in 2012. The largest region represented was Latin America and the Caribbean with 1,877 visitors.

I. What is Poultry?

The term poultry applies to a wide variety of bird species like chicken (domestic fowl), duck, turkey, geese, pigeon, guinea fowl, pheasants, quail and other game birds. In India, poultry, is very often used as synonymous to chicken as they are more commonly found in our country and are of great importance for meat and egg. Chicken, and upto certain extent, ducks are kept for commercial production of both eggs and meat. Turkey, guinea fowl, geese and others are maintained for meat.

Chicken, accounts for more than 90% of the total poultry population of the country. Jungle fowls arc believed to be the ancestors of modem domestic breeds which are still found in some parts of India. Paradoxically, almost all the domestic breeds have been developed elsewhere and not in their home tract.

II. Poultry Farming: A lucrative Enterprise

Poultry gives good returns for the amount invested, lime and energy spent and labour involved. Some of lhe advantages of poultry keeping are discussed here.

III. Nutritive Value of Egg and Chicken Meat

Poultry fanning is not only appealing for its economic benefit but also praiseworthy for its nutritive value. To promote poultry farming, S. B. Chauhan, the Union Finance Minister in 1989 proposed to provide tax exemption to the income from poultry fanning at the rate of 33.33% of such income. It is not merely to improve the viability of the poultry fanners but must also be seen as a vital tool to build a healthier nation. Considering the state of malnutrition in India, where 60-70% of the population consume less than the minimum requirement of protein and calories, which leads to protein-calorie imbalance and consequently health problems, specially in growing children, it is about time that something worthwhile is done to supplement the diet with affordable protein.

IV. History of Poultry Development in India

Today poultry industry is the fastest growing sector of India’s agriculture. To get the full impact of its rapid escalation, it would be interesting to trace the evolution of poultry development in India.

V. Poultry Industry in Eighties

In the last four decades, poultry has come a long way from a backyard venture of the ‘fifties to the modem, sophisticated dynamic agro-industry of today. A gradual increase in consumer acceptance of poultry meat and eggs have further strengthened its position. There are chances of its replacing the other animal protein sources in the coming years.

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