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Pilgrim’s invests in plant improvements, new feed mill

After completing enhancement at Oregon facility, company plans to upgrade plants in Kentucky and West Virginia while building feed mill in Arkansas
Pilgrim’s will invest in improvements at several of its plants, as well as a new feed mill in Arkansas. Bill Lovette, CEO of Pilgrim’s, outlined those plans on February 11 during a quarterly earnings call with shareholders.
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OSHA cites Case Farms, alleges illnesses not reported

Poultry company faces a possible $23,100 fine in latest citation
Case Farms could face a fine of $23,100 after being cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged failure to report employee illnesses at its poultry plant in Winesburg, Ohio.
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5 ways to create more effective poultry antibiotics policy

Find out why we must go beyond merely enforcing labeled usage or reducing total kilograms of antibiotics used to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
Find out why we must go beyond merely enforcing labeled usage or reducing total kilograms of antibiotics used to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
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Strong growth in Peru poultry production

Chicken meat and egg production in Peru were both 8 percent higher in 2015 than the year before
Peruvian agricultural production in 2015 grew by 2.8 percent compared to 2014, and was promoted by the major livestock and poultry production (5.3 percent) and crops (1.3 percent), according to Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI).
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FAO urges global action on antimicrobial resistance

Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo calls on European ministers to help poorer countries cope with challenge
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, Helena Semedo, deputy director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on February 10.
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Newcastle disease confirmed in Bulgaria

Disease has been detected in backyard poultry flock of 301 birds
Newcastle disease has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock in Bulgaria. The latest report is the first confirmed case of the disease in the country since 2013.
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Pilgrim’s net income down sharply in Q4 2015

Company posts net income of $63.1 million in fourth quarter, $645.9 million for fiscal year
Pilgrim's Pride saw its net income drop by about 62 percent during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and its net income for the fiscal year as a whole decline by about 9 percent.
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