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Industry News & Trends

Danish Crown adapts business to changing Asian pork market

Danish Crown has announced the latest moves in its strategy to gain greater connections with customer base
Responding to changes in the markets in Southeast Asian countries to which it exports, Danish Crown is set to open new sales offices in Taiwan and the Philippines, and to close its center in Singapore.
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JBS Foods International IPO request withdrawn

Company had filed paperwork for an initial public offering in December 2016
JBS Foods International has withdrawn its request with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO).
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Rose Acre puts cage-free housing construction on hold

Cage-free egg demand is lower than the supply, prompting decision
Because consumer demand for more expensive cage-free eggs remains low and a glut of cage-free eggs exists, Rose Acre Farms is at least temporarily discontinuing the addition of cage-free laying systems.
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Italy reports 50 avian flu outbreaks so far this year

New cases also reported in Taiwan, South Africa
Since first reporting the disease in January of this year, Italy’s health ministry has recently reported the country’s 50th outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, while new cases have also been confirmed in the last week in South Africa and Taiwan.
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Mountaire withdraws application related to expansion

Company says it plans to apply again once it is confident it can meet pollution standards
Mountaire Farms has withdrawn its Coastal Zone Act application for a planned expansion to its poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware. However, the company stated that it intends to re-apply.
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Jury rules against Koch Foods in injured worker case

Poultry company ordered to pay about $1.9 million to man who lost four fingers on the job
Koch Foods has been ordered by a court jury to pay about $1.9 million to a former worker who was injured at a poultry plant in Montgomery County, Alabama.
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