Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.



Cobb Germany buys stake in Russia’s Broiler Budeshego

Broiler Budeshego is one of the largest suppliers to the Russian poultry meat industry
Cobb Germany has acquired a substantial stake in a fellow Cobb grandparent distributor Broiler Budeshego, one of the largest suppliers to the Russian poultry meat industry.
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Avian influenza returns to Italy

Flock of fattening turkeys and backyard ducks are affected
After a brief absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Italian poultry sector, while veterinary authorities in Taiwan and the Democratic Republic of Congo have reported new outbreaks.
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World pork production to grow at a slower rate

Although world pork production dropped slightly in 2016 compared to the previous two years, 2017 is projected to see growth again. China’s dominance of the market continues to create uncertainty.
Despite two years of a slight slowdown, 2017 looks to show positive gains in world pig production.
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France, China announce new measures to tackle avian flu

Additional biosecurity, vaccination protocols put in place
In order to prevent a recurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in France, additional biosecurity measures will be introduced in the coming weeks and, in China, the growing number of human cases of H7N9 influenza has prompted the government to announce a nationwide campaign of poultry vaccination.
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EFSA: Animal feed the source of BSE cases in Europe

Investigation finds origin of isolated bovine spongiform encephalopathy infections
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that contaminated animal feed is the most likely cause of isolated bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases in Europe.
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