The chicken meat market: How Southeast Asia is Driving Poultry Consumption Growth

Poultry consumption in Southeast Asia is on the rise. In Vietnam, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, the number of poultry units being eaten has outperformed global growth in the last five years and is expected to continue climbing until 2022.

Figures reveal that poultry production in Southeast Asia expanded by 56 per cent in the last decade, growing from 5.9 million metric tonnes to 9.2 million metric tonnes in 2018. It is expected to reach 12.3 million metric tonnes by 2028.

Additionally, according to USDA’s International Long-Term Projections to 2028,the region will become the world’s fastest-growing importer of soybean meal — a key ingredient in animal feed — over the next decade, overtaking the European Union (EU) as the largest soybean meal importer by 2022. 

The reason why is simple; peoples’ incomes are rising, and the food service market is booming. Together, this creates a need for healthy, quick-cooking meat that can be mass produced at a low cost to meet demand.

In areas like Southeast Asia, where populations are huge and where seafood and chicken are the most common meats to eat, we – in turn – are seeing a major spike in poultry farms and the number of birds being reared. This can be on farms specifically built to supply super markets, or it can be family owned farms, that generate household income and supply to local food markets.

In these particular areas, fast food chains are also becoming more popular, with the demand for quick meals in a more urbanised environment. due to this, there has been a rise in the number of fast food restaurants and street food carts, making poultry more accessible.

What Does This Mean for Poultry Waste?

This, as well as changing demographics and tastes, presents both opportunities and challenges for the region’s producers, including the impact on waste management. A rising demand for chicken and eggs requires a solution which can effectively and efficiently manage poultry waste without impacting the environment or enforcing large waste collection costs on poultry farmers. 

Improper poultry waste treatment can lead to severe water pollution, animal diseases and the creation of new virus strains, amongst other consequences. Modern incineration is recognised as the most efficient solution for significant risk reduction in poultry waste management and is only going to increase in popularity within Southeast Asia as demand for poultry continues to rise in line with predictions.

What Is Poultry Waste?

Types of poultry waste includes:

  • Dead birds and their carcasses;
  • Droppings and manure;
  • Poultry manure
  • Dressing waste.

If incinerated, they provide a user with total process control, reducing the risk of infection and the ability to recover heat to use as energy.

Before you incinerate your poultry waste, there are a number of different ways to make use of your poultry litter. By recycling your poultry waste for other uses, you could save money on things such as feed and fertilizer.

Poultry waste incineration is also an effective tool to control the outbreak of poultry-based diseases, such as:

How Can Inciner8 Help?

Inciner8 offers a wide range of poultry incineration machines with medium to high capacity for fallen stock, to assist in the burning of chickens, turkeys, game, geese, hatcheries and more.

Our DEFRA-approved machines have a burn rate of no more than 50kg per hour; larger models with higher throughput are available but may require additional permits to operate. All can be quickly mobilised, with delivery and installation complete in less than seven days.

SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) and NETREGS also have some guidelines and regulations on what you should do with your poultry waste.

For more information about our range of poultry waste incinerators, speak to one of our experts today.

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