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3 Kansas sites considered for Tyson poultry complex

Kansas Department of Agriculture had inquiries from as many as 40 interested communities
Three Kansas communities have been identified as possible sites for a new Tyson Foods broiler complex that was originally planned for the Leavenworth County community of Tonganoxie, in the northeastern part of the state.
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Contrasting fortunes for African poultry interests

South Africa's AFGRI re-enters the poultry industry
As South Africa-based agricultural services company, AFGRI, re-enters the poultry sector through a new venture in Mozambique, its former chicken business is set to be acquired by government-owned fund manager, Public Investment Corporation (PIC).
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Electrolyte balance in super pre-starter broiler feeds

Research indicated that broilers during the first week post-hatch may benefit from an increased dietary electrolyte balance.
A recent research report from Sweden, presented during the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) conference in early May 2017, indicated that broilers during the first week post-hatch may benefit from an increased dietary electrolyte balance.
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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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Northern Ireland launches avian flu text alert service

New service designed to inform poultry keepers of disease outbreaks
Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new text alert service to inform poultry producers of any disease outbreaks.
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Nestlé USA commits to GAP broiler standards

Food company says all broilers used in its U.S. food products will be raised and processed according to certain standards by 2024
Nestlé USA has become the latest company to commit to a broiler welfare pledge, which will involve all chickens raised for meat as ingredients in its products produced in the United States.
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Be vigilant about avian flu as bird migrations begin

USDA chief veterinary officer advises closely monitoring flocks and using good biosecurity measures
Poultry producers in the United States are being advised to become vigilant for signs of avian influenza as wild birds are beginning their fall migrations.
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