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Oceania

Tegel chairman James Ogden resigns

He had served New Zealand’s largest poultry company in that capacity for about a year
James Ogden has resigned from the chairmanship of New Zealand poultry company Tegel Group, effective immediately.
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Australia poultry industry leader Gary Sansom dies

He was serving as executive officer of the Australian Chicken Growers Council and president of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation at the time of his death
Gary Sansom, executive officer of the Australian Chicken Growers Council (ACGC) and president of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF), has died.
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Chicks, ducklings to help solve obesity?

Broiler chicks and ducklings to help improve health in one of the world’s most obese nations.
Encouraging broiler and duck production may help to tackle Tonga's health issues. Government distributes free chicks and ducklings, offers subsidized feed.
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Ridley invests in Australia, Tasmania

Company sells stake in one feed mill as it looks to upgrade, build two others
Ridley Inc. has sold its stake in a feed production plant in New South Wales, Australia, as it prepares upgrade another in Queensland. It also plans to build a new facility in Tasmania.
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A new twist to ag-gag action in New South Wales?

Government officials discuss stripping animal rights groups of their charitable status if they are caught trespassing to expose animal mistreatment
Ag-gag laws have been discussed in many U.S. states as a way to prevent animal rights activists from unethically recording undercover videos at animal agricultural operations. But not everybody thinks such laws should exist.
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Ingham’s stock market float disappoints

Float that falls short of expectations could signal tough times ahead for Australian poultry company
Unfortunate timing is being blamed for a disappointing stock market float of Australia’s largest poultry company, Ingham’s Enterprises Pty. Ltd.
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Chicken price wars blamed for Baiada plant closure

Plant at Laverton North, Australia, will stop processing but will remain open as a distribution hub
One of Australia’s top poultry companies, Baiada Poultry Pty Limited, has announced it is to end meat processing at its plant at Laverton North, near Melbourne in the state of Victoria in March.
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