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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Articles by Jackie Linden

Avian flu vaccination to begin in China

China takes avian flu control to next level as threat to poultry, humans intensifies
Asian countries are bearing the brunt of the current global battle against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). New outbreaks in poultry are reported in South Korea, Taiwan and China.
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FAO: Global grain, oilseed markets in overall balance

Some countries, regions are in less favorable situations
Globally, markets for commodities such as grains and oilseeds used in livestock feeds are described as “well balanced” in the latest Food Outlook report, the biannual report on global food markets from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This global balance does, however, mask less favorable situations for some individual countries and regions.
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Brazilian chicken, pork exports fall behind

Volume is down when compared to 2016 pace, although value of trade in US dollars is higher
In terms of volume, exports of poultry and pig meat so far in 2017 have fallen behind last year’s figures, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA).
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Avian influenza returns to Africa and Europe

Congo, Zimbabwe have first positive tests of the virus
Following a brief lull, during which notifications of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry slowed to a trickle worldwide, the disease has returned to some European countries that were preparing to announce freedom from HPAI, and birds in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe have tested positive for the virus for the first time.
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