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Adverse weather in Philippines hits crops, not livestock

Corn and rice production in the first quarter of 2016 were hard hit by drought and typhoons, but pig and poultry farmers increased output.
Farm output in the Philippines was 4.5 percent lower in the first quarter of this year than in the same period of 2015, according to statistics published by the government agency, the Philippines Statistics Agency.
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Insect protein closer to be being legal in EU poultry feed

Insect-derived protein is a potential highly digestible and plentiful feed ingredient, and a number of companies are helping to bring its commercial production closer.
Insect protein as a poultry feed ingredient offers numerous advantages for poultry producers, and the legislative environment is slowly catching up.
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INFOGRAPHIC: OIE strategy to fight antimicrobial resistance

World Organisation for Animal Health outlines revised plan with six main goals to help animal agriculture sector protect the effectiveness of antibiotics
As concerns of antimicrobial resistance continue to grow worldwide, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has worked for a number of years to develop a set of international standards for animal antibiotic use to help protect the effectiveness of antibiotics used in veterinary medicine.
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Uzbekistan’s Imkon Group building new hatchery

Future facility will have an initial capacity of 12 million hatching eggs per year
Imkon Group, a growing Uzbekistan poultry company, is in the midst of plans to build a new hatchery to support its operations and better handle the country’s climate conditions.
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Kudos to Sanderson Farms for becoming debt-free

Poultry company is pleased to have erased its debt, but its primary aim is to continue to provide value to its shareholders
My hat goes off to Sanderson Farms, which during the first half of fiscal year 2016 accomplished something so many companies – or families – strive to do.
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US frozen poultry inventory up in April

USDA report shows increase in chicken, turkey meat in cold storage when compared to previous month, year
The amount of poultry in cold storage increased for the month of April, seeing both a hike when compared to the previous month and the previous year.
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Pilgrim’s: Allegations of discrimination lack merit

U.S. Department of Labor accuses poultry company of discriminatory practices when hiring at facility in Mount Pleasant, Texas
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has filed a lawsuit, alleging that one decade ago Pilgrim’s discriminated against female, African American and white job applicants at its poultry plant in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
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