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Poultry meat production, exports fall in Uruguay

Uruguay’s chicken meat output was down by an estimated 11 percent in 2015 from the year before
Chicken meat production in Uruguay in 2015 is estimated at 86,200 metric tons (mt), almost 11 percent below the 2014 figure of 96,800 mt, according to the Yearbook of the Office of Agricultural Planning and Policy 2015 (Opypa) of the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries.
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H7N8 avian influenza confirmed in Indiana turkey flock

Commercial turkey flock is first highly pathogenic avian influenza case in US since June 2015
Highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed on January 15.
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And now, will they go against fast-growing chickens?

Focusing on fast-growing chickens is contrary to the interest of much of the world.
In my last blog I was analyzing the situation of the present consumer demands concerning the use of cage-free eggs. However, I've always wondered what would happen with chickens, because they do not say much about them in terms of animal welfare.
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5 pointers for profitable broiler production

Strategic issues that make or break a broiler enterprise should be evaluated at least once per year to ensure they don’t become the source of otherwise avoidable profit-robbing problems.
Strategic issues that make or break a broiler enterprise should be evaluated at least once per year to ensure they don’t become the source of otherwise avoidable profit-robbing problems.
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NCC president expresses support for TPP in testimony

National Chicken Council President Mike Brown tells U.S. International Trade Commission the Trans-Pacific Partnership will improve poultry trade
U.S. poultry producers used a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing to both express support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to highlight mixed experiences with past free trade agreement negotiations.
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Shake Shack permanently adds chicken to menu

After successful test at restaurants in Brooklyn, New York, Chick'n Shack sandwich to be served at all Shake Shack locations
Quick service restaurant chain Shake Shack has considered its test marketing of its first chicken sandwich, the Chick'n Shack, a success, and will permanently add it to its menu.
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Granny's Poultry plant expansion gets government boost

Governments of Manitoba and Canada to provide CA$2.5 million to assist producer-owned Granny’s Poultry
The governments of Canada and Manitoba will support the expansion of a producer-owned poultry processing company in Blumenort, Manitoba, with CA$2.5 million (US$1.75 million) in funding, announced Dr. Doug Eyolfson, member of Canada’s parliament.
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Suspected avian flu case in poultry in Scotland

Low-pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in a poultry flock in eastern Scotland, while France has reported another new outbreak
A suspected case of avian influenza (AI) in chickens in Dunfermline in the region of Fife, Scotland, has prompted warnings from the Scottish government to the poultry industry to be particularly vigilant.
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Jamaica Broilers looks to raise capacity by 25 percent

Company seeks to commission new hatchery while contract farmers build new houses
Jamaica Broilers is expecting to increase its capacity by about 25 percent as contract farmers are expected to invest JM$700 million (US$5.85 million) in new poultry housing.
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