A series of webinars on layers has been made available to watch on demand. The series has been produced by Elanco Animal Health, and addresses key industry challenges including biosecurity, cage-free production and egg branding and features presentations from egg industry experts from across the world.
Elanco layer business manager, Jeremy Marsh, said the three-part series is designed to help producers and vets prepare for major industry challenges, both current and into the future.
“It’s important for us to support egg producers from every angle, in order to help them run a sustainable business, maintain a high standard of animal welfare, and provide the consumer with a safe end-product,” said Marsh.
“Our webinar series features input from a range of global industry experts – all of whom provide valuable advice and insight to help egg producers tackle industry challenges.”
The first webinar in the series – Let’s Talk Biosecurity – was led by Eduardo de Souza Pinto, president of operations at Hy-Line International.
In the session, he encourages producers to view biosecurity as an investment in their business, rather than a cost, and provides top tips for maintaining the highest possible standard of biosecurity.
The second webinar – Let’s Talk Cage-free Production – was led by British Egg Industry Council chairman, Andrew Joret and Dr Déborah Temple, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Joret explains how the move to cage-free production is driven by a mixture of activist pressure and consumer demand, while Temple discusses the potential health and welfare challenges posed by moving away from cages.
The final webinar in the series – Let’s Talk Branding – features insight from British Egg Industry Council chief executive and secretary, Mark Williams. He explains how the UK Lion Code for eggs has evolved and gained global recognition.
“These webinars are a great resource for producers, vets and anyone working in the egg industry,” said Marsh.
“From advice on maintaining high levels of biosecurity, to tips on ensuring optimal welfare for your hens, this series is a must-watch.”
All three webinars are available to watch on-demand at letstalklayerselanco.com