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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Maple Leaf opting for organic growth over acquisitions

After multiple acquisitions over in 2017 and 2018, Maple Leaf Foods will focus on building poultry plant, growing its plant-based protein business and expanding RWA products’ reach into US
The past two years have been busy ones for Maple Leaf Foods on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) front.
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Heavy birds reshape industry’s cost and price dynamics

Average broiler weights at slaughter have increased 45 percent in the past 30 years, wholesale chicken prices declined 57 percent during the same time period.
Broiler sizes are steadily increasing due to efficiencies created by increased weight, but will that trend continue in the future?
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Poultry Africa returns to Rwanda

The dates of October 2-3 have been announced for the second edition of Poultry Africa, the expo designed especially for the poultry meat and egg sectors of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Scandi Standard focuses on growing poultry segments

All of Nordic company's business segments contributed to sales growth in 2018
On a like-for-like basis, Nordic poultry firm, Scandi Standard achieved a seven percent increase in sales in fiscal year 2018 compared to the previous year at 8.797 billion Swedish krona (SEK; US$ 955 million at current exchange rates).
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BRF net loss widens in fiscal year 2018

Trade challenges, domestic cost pressure, logistical issues and investigations made it ‘the most challenging year’ in company’s history, executives say
In what BRF executives described as the “most challenging year in BRF’s 10-year history,” the company reported a net loss of BRL4.47 billion (US$1.2 billion) for the 2018 fiscal year and a net loss of BRL2.13 billion (US$569.7 million) for the fourth quarter of FY 2018.
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Perdue advances its animal welfare program

The program is the first in the country to implement a higher-welfare transportation system integrated with controlled atmosphere stunning.
Perdue Farms has followed up its 2018 move to controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) at its Milford, Del., plant with the country’s first system to further improve live bird handling, beginning at the farm.
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OK Foods sues supplier Continental Carbonic Products

Poultry company claims products purchased supplier led to the contamination of more than 300,000 pounds of product
O.K. Foods has filed a lawsuit against a company that supplies it with dry ice, claiming that the dry ice product contaminated more than 300,000 pounds of O.K. Foods poultry.
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