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25% of Perdue chicken houses now offer outdoor access

Company is outpacing broiler industry in raising birds with outdoor access and is expanding free-range offerings
As part of the company’s ongoing commitments to animal care, Perdue Farms is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and has recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its Perdue Harvestland label.
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More avian flu outbreaks in Asian, German poultry

China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Germany all have reported cases, while low pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in Scotland
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in poultry in a second province of China, as well as in several regions of northern Vietnam, and in Taiwan. After an absence of more than three years, the virus has been detected in a German backyard poultry flock.
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Hain Celestial signs GAP broiler welfare pledge

Company that used to own Plainville Farms, FreeBird and Empire Kosher brands vows to source only chickens that meet specific broiler welfare standards
Hain Celestial, the former parent company of the FreeBird, Plainville Farms and Empire Kosher poultry companies, is one of the latest food manufacturers to pledge to source only chicken raised according to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards.
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Cherkizovo plans growth projects in Lipetsk Oblast

Cherkizovo Group leaders met with Igor Artamonov, head of administration for the Lipetsk Oblast, to discuss new oil extraction plant, poultry farms and pig farms
Igor Artamonov, head of the Lipetsk Oblast administration, held a meeting with Cherkizovo Group's senior management team on February 6 to learn more about the company’s growth in the region.
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Top 11 European poultry producers

Some of Europe’s leading broiler companies have long histories while others are relative newcomers and have grown their businesses remarkably quickly.
Europe's broiler producers continue to invest and expand, but which European chicken companies are the biggest?
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The key to successful broiler chick brooding

Successfully brooding chicks means not only vigilance during their first weeks on the farm, but ensuring that the poultry house is in the best possible state for their arrival.
Successful broiler chick brooding requires thorough preparation pre-arrival, and regular monitoring during the first weeks on farm.
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