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USDA requests more proposals for avian flu vaccines

Agency seeks proposals from vaccine producers as it continues to prepare for the potential return of avian influenza
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in its efforts to prepare for the potential return of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), is issuing its second request for proposals (RFP) for vaccine manufacturers with the interest and capability to supply a variety of Eurasian H5 (EA H5) vaccines in sufficient numbers to add to the emergency stockpile.
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Rose Acre’s Arizona egg farm construction progressing

Company says farm should start producing eggs 12-14 months from now
Rose Acre Farms is progressing with its plans to build a new $80 million egg production complex in La Paz County, Arizona, with a company official saying it will probably be 12-14 more months before the farm begins producing eggs.
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Mixed fortunes for Europe’s poultry meat companies

While Russian and Finnish poultry meat companies have recently announced moves to expand and upgrade their production, others in the UK and France have reported reduced sales in a challenging business environment
Business conditions have been challenging for Europe’s poultry meat companies lately but several are pushing ahead with expansion plans.
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New Kelly Turkeys plant beginning production

UK company rebounds after fire in time to satisfy holiday turkey demand
The new Kelly Turkeys processing plant at Great Baddow, Essex, U.K., is starting to processing turkeys five months after a fire destroyed the original plant.
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Poult placements will constrain turkey output in 2016

Avian flu caused turkey breeder losses will keep U.S. poult placements below 2014 levels into the second quarter of 2016.
The USDA’s Turkey Hatchery report, released on November 17, 2015, reports that U.S. turkey poult placements in October of 2015 were 6 percent lower than they were in October of 2014.
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China's Xiantan Co. stays profitable in depressed market

Meanwhile, other Chinese broiler companies suffer losses
Four of China’s top broiler companies have released their performance reports for the last three quarters. Shandong Xiantan Co., Ltd. managed to gain while the other three large broiler companies — Yisheng Livestock& Poultry Breeding, Shandong Minhe, and Sunner Development were mired in losses.
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Indonesian poultry, meat demand increases forecast

With significant growth forecast in the human population, urbanization and the economy in Indonesia, a new Australian report highlights the likely increases in demand for poultry and other meat products
Demand for food in Indonesia is expected to increase significantly towards 2050 as the result of significant income growth and urbanization.
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Brazil pig, poultry groups fight to keep exports rolling

Injunction to prevent interference with vehicles by strikers has been extended
An injunction by Brazil’s animal protein association to prevent interference with its members’ vehicles by strikers has been extended to cover additional vital routes for exports of meat, particularly to Russia before its ports are closed by the arrival of winter.
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