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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Clare Stanton

Clare Stanton is a former poultry farmer who specializes in writing and blogging about food.

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Stable outlook for Republic of Ireland’s poultry sector

The financial crisis saw several chicken businesses close and total production contract in Ireland, but the market could be stabilizing.
While there may now be some light on the horizon, the Republic of Ireland’s poultry industry has been hit particularly hard over recent years, registering little or no profit since the start of the economic crisis in 2007-08.
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Continuing success for Noble Foods’ the happy egg co. brand

Commitment to welfare, strong marketing have seen the happy co. grow at home and overseas
The happy egg co., a free-range brand of the U.K.’s egg and dessert business Noble Foods, has achieved considerable impact on its home market since it was launched in 2009. The brand’s success now appears to be replicated by Noble overseas. 
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Strong growth in Australian broiler sector set to continue

Decade of growth achieved by Australia's broiler producers shows few signs of slowing.
Over the past seven years, chicken has overtaken beef, veal, lamb and pork as the most popular choice of meat for Australians.The chicken meat industry has grown by 4 percent annually over the past decade and now accounts for 25 percent of the meat produced in Australia.
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UK free-range egg farmer reaps rewards of environmentally sustainable farming

New entrant to UK free-range egg sector recognized for commitment to environment, consumer communication
Ben Wharfe's family have farmed near Knutsford in Cheshire, U.K., for three generations, but egg production is a new direction. As an egg producer, Wharfe has, however, followed in his father's philosophy of using sustainable farming methods to help him build a successful free range egg business, and was recently named Free Range Egg Producer of the Year in the British Free Range Egg Producer Awards.
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New European consortium formed for poultry, pig production disease research

Group will become new information hub to boost sustainable profitability in European poultry, pig production.
New ways to ensure the sustainability of modern poultry and pig production will be the focus of a £10 million (US$13.7 million) European Union (EU) research project. Known as Prohealth, the initiative has been awarded the EU's largest grant ever in the field of animal health.New ways to ensure the sustainability of modern poultry and pig production will be the focus of a £10 million (US$13.7 million) European Union (EU) research project. Known as Prohealth, the initiative has been awarded the EU's largest grant ever in the field of animal health.
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UK poultry production forecasts positive 2014, but challenges remain

Despite some difficulties in 2013, UK poultry production grew; this is set to continue in 2014.
Broiler meat production in the UK grew by 4 percent lastyear to reach 1.372 million metric tons. Yet UK poultry producers faced manychallenges in 2013, most significantly periods of financial losses, as theywere not always able to achieve the price increases needed to cover productionand feed costs. 
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Cargill UK creating one of Europe's most modern poultry processing plants

Cargill responds to ongoing demand for locally grown and processed poultry by creating one of the most efficient poultry processing facilities in Europe.
Cargill UK is investing GBP35 million (US$56.3 million) in its main poultry processing plant, to make it one of the most efficient in Europe. Using the latest technology, the Herefordshire site will build a new chiller and expand the current hatchery.
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