With more than 3,500 participants from 58 countries, the 2021 OVUM Latin American Poultry Farming Congress was held to design the future of the industry and nutrition worldwide.

To strengthen global wellbeing by supplying the highest quality poultry protein from Latin America to the world, the 27th edition of this important congress was held from September 6 to 9 in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

To learn firsthand about progress on several topics related to the poultry industry, such as effective methods against salmonella and avian influenza, as well as the latest developments in animal welfare and other topics, Carolina Larraín, Head of Poultry Health and Animal Welfare, and Francisco Lorenzo, Head of Foreign Trade and Food Safety, attended the meeting representing ChileCarne.

“Attending this congress was extremely useful because we heard from people who are at the forefront on various relevant topics, such as avian influenza, animal welfare or prudent use of antimicrobials, and we were able to hear top-level speakers. The important thing about attending is being able to learn all about the progress made in relevant issues for the poultry industry,” said Carolina Larraín.

The OVUM Latin American Congress takes place every two years and includes conferences with leading international experts who discuss relevant issues for the future of the poultry sector, as well as a trade fair with representatives of the Latin American poultry farming value chain, such as startups, researchers, and suppliers of the latest in technology for the industry.

Some of the topics covered this year were: salmonella, food safety, poultry health, avian influenza, animal welfare, antimicrobial resistance, and antibiotic-free production. The next edition of OVUM will take place in Uruguay in 2024.