As Poultry India extends its wings, Poultry sector has witnessed a momentous event as the second and third generations in farming, processing, retailing, equipment manufacturing, medicine, feed processing, genetics and more came together for an unprecedented get-together on 23rd Nov under the banner of YOUNG ENTREPRENUERS OF POULTRY INDIA (YEP!).  The networking event was aimed at fostering collaboration among the new generations of poultry, build connections, knowledge share, ignite new ideas, strengthen bonds and propel the poultry sector into a vibrant and sustainable future.

Attendees had a chance to interact with like-minded individuals who are driving innovation and change in poultry farming, processing and retailing.

The young generation evening was blessed with Industry’s well known eminent personality, Key note speaker, Mr. Kishore Kumar Hegde, CMD Life Line Feeds India Pvt. Ltd.  In the annals of Poultry business success, a few stories resonate as powerfully as that of Kishore Kumar Hegde, a self-made business tycoon who has carved an incredible mark on the poultry sector through sheer determination, innovation and unwavering work ethic.  His message to the youth was as clear as a crystal.  As youth we all have young blood which makes us rush into decisions and take risks however, he has advised to prepare for the crisis, brace for the down time with a minimum of 3 months buffer, not to be in a hurry to expand.  The Genesis of Success is when we have a willingness to take calculated risks, navigate the complexities of business, identify the untouched areas, be modest in expansion.  Resilience to Face adversity, brace for setbacks, industry downturns should not turn down one’s passion for business.

His words inspired the next generation to dream big, work hard, embrace the family legacy of business, be under the guidance of our LIFE mentor and steer our business to new horizons.

The young generation entering into family business often bring with them a set of doubts and uncertainties, feeling doubt and waiting for control. Addressing such issues, he detailed how we can seek mentorship, undergo personal risk tolerance, gain experience and enjoy the free time which our life mentor is giving us.

During this event Eurasian delegations made their way to Poultry sector in India.  The delegation represented by Mr. Sergey Shabaev, President Eurasian Association of Poultry Farmers, showed interest to see India as a prospective supplier to Eurasian Poultry Association which is an umbrella organization for Layer, Breeder, Broiler farmers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakkhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. The main objective of their visit to Poultry India 2023 is to form new trade channels for the entire poultry industry including farm equipment, processing plant, genetics, pharma, information technology, feed tech, hatcheries etc.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Mr. Sergey Shabaev, President Eurasian Association of Poultry Farmers, Mr. Uday Singh, President Indian Poultry Equipment Manufacturers Association and Mr. Ram Reddy, Member of Exhibition Advisory Committee.

As a part of the event, the second and third generation entering into business were introduced.  The new entrants were so diverse in their education and experiences.

Harshavardhan Joshi, CEO Khadkeshwara Hatcheries

Sarvisetty Mamata Gopal Vital Therapeutics & Formulations Pvt Ltd

Aniket Parikh CEO of Stallen South Asia Pvt Limited

Faisal Siddiqui, QS Enterprises

Anshul Rosia, Kishore Farm Equipment Pvt Ltd

Nishank Kaparthy, Krishna Farm

Sonia Garware, Director at GartechEquipments Pvt Ltd

Vaibhav Aghi, Easy Feed and Food Private Limited

Shivam Dhawan, Premium Chick Feeds

Yash Kolwankar, Premium Chick Feeds

Jagshant Mahajan PARAS FARM AND FOOD

The young entrepreneurs, as torch bearers, in poultry farming are not just limited to traditional practices. They are diversifying their operations, exploring niche markets, fostering innovation in product development, marketing, adopting sustainable practices, enhancing efficiency and laying foundation for a resilient and vibrant poultry farming sector in years to come.