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British Poultry Council chief executive leaves

Andrew Large has led the organization since 2013
British Poultry Council (BPC) Chief Executive Andrew Large has announced that he is stepping down from his current position. His last day with the BPC was scheduled for April 30.
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Layer farm fire likely caused by overheating motor

Connecticut facility now owned by Hillandale Farms experienced a similar fire on the exact same day in 1989
A fire that killed about 80,000 chickens at a Connecticut layer farm on April 26 is believed to have been caused by an overheating motor.
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Pilgrim’s net income rebounds in first quarter

While the poultry company’s net income is down dramatically when compared to first quarter of 2015, it nearly doubles net income from last quarter
Pilgrim’s reported a decline in net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 when compared to the same quarter of 2015, but an increase when compared to its most recent quarter.
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Al Rawdah invests in Abu Dhabi poultry farm

Poultry processor Al Rawdah has started construction of a breeding unit and hatchery in Abu Dhabi to reduce its reliance on imported hatching eggs
Al Rawdah, also known as Emirates Modern Poultry Co, has announced an investment of AED120 million (US32.7 million) in a new poultry farm in the Liwa area of Abu Dhabi, reports Arabian Business.
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Campylobacter can be spread in broiler transport coops

What is the role of transport coops for spreading Campylobacter contamination in broilers?
Campylobacter is a leading cause of human bacterial foodborne disease and has been epidemiologically linked to poultry and poultry products. What is the role of transport coops for spreading Campylobacter contamination in broiler chickens?
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Cherkizovo sales volumes up in first quarter

Company saw increases in its poultry, pork and meat processing divisions
Russia’s Cherkizovo reported an increase in sales volume for its poultry, pork and meat processing divisions for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. The company released its quarterly sales figures on April 28.
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New site sought for future WDC layer farm

Joint venture company abandons plans to locate facility in Ohio’s Grand Lake St. Mary’s Watershed
WDC LLC has decided not to locate its planned egg layer farm within the Grand Lake St. Mary’s Watershed in Ohio.
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Bachoco net income drops in first quarter

Company affected by oversupply conditions in Mexico, volatile peso
Bachoco, Mexico's largest poultry company, saw its net income drop in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, seeing a decline to MXN596.9 million (US$34.68 million) for the quarter, compared to the MXN1.266 billion (US$73.53 million) reported during the same quarter of fiscal year 2015.
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Can light determine a chick's gender in the egg?

A Minnesota agricultural lighting company is patenting a technology that it says would allow farmers to pick a chick’s gender without genetic modification or hormone injection.
Once Inc. is pursuing a novel solution for the egg industry’s male chick dilemma: light.
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