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Post Holdings to acquire Bob Evans Farms

When acquisition is finalized, company will restructure, with Bob Evans unit handling refrigerated retail business and Michael Foods unit handling commercial foodservice business
Post Holdings has agreed to acquire Bob Evans Farms for $77 per share or about $1.5 billion.
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IFA: Irish poultry sector has potential for more growth

The industry’s major players are expanding, and government support would help with further growth, says Irish Farmers’ Association poultry chairman
The poultry sector of Ireland is in a state of expansion, and in a good position to continue to grow, said National Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan, Irish Farmers’ Association.
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Hain Celestial appoints Steven T. Liedtke as Chief Information Officer

Veteran packaged foods, beverage and consumer goods information technology executive joins the company
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life, announced the appointment of Steven T. Liedtke as Chief Information Officer of Hain Celestial, effective September 11.
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JBS CEO Wesley Batista succeeded by his father

José Batista Sobrinho, the founder of the company, takes over as CEO
The board of JBS has named the company’s founder, José Batista Sobrinho, to replace his son, Wesley Batista, as the chief executive of the company.
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Miratorg expands poultry business, hatchery capacity

This latest expansion will increase hatchery capacity by 8 million eggs per year.
Russia’s Miratorg Agribusiness Holdings is investing in further expansion for its poultry business, Bryanskiy Broiler, with a second commission for incubation and climate control from Pas Reform.
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Hormel Foods highlights strategic growth at conference

During the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston, Mass., Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods Corporation and Jim Sheehan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, offered insights on the company's strategic growth initiatives
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Bright future for poultry science graduates

University of Georgia poultry science graduates have an employment rate of ‘over 100 percent’
We are living in times when you can’t help but hear how difficult it is for college students to find employment once they earn their degrees.
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Kansas legislators to hold forum on planned Tyson plant

Residents in Leavenworth County have concerns about how a Tyson poultry complex may change the area
Three Kansas state legislators have scheduled a public forum to hear concerns about Tyson Foods’ plans to build a poultry complex in the community of Tonganoxie.
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