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Granny's Poultry

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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Avian flu Scotland

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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avian flu preparedness

Ag secretary: US better prepared for avian influenza

Better biosecurity, depopulation plans and vaccine stockpile will help poultry industry if another avian flu outbreak occurs
The United States Department of Agriculture and the poultry industry as a whole learned a lot of lessons during the 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, and as a result, will be better prepared should the virus resurface in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said.
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Aviagen Le Sayec

Aviagen Turkeys acquiring France’s Le Sayec

French poultry breeder exports throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia
Aviagen Turkeys has announced the company is acquiring Le Sayec, a family owned business responsible for the selling of commercial turkey eggs and poults within France.
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Listening to, understanding poultry flocks

New research may allow poultry farmers to better understand what their flocks are trying to say when faced with stress.
Work being done at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has started to identify unique sounds that communicate broiler well-being. The initiative may not turn the average poultry farmer into a modern-day Dr. Dolittle, but it could, at least, allow a better understanding of what chicken vocalization may indicate and allow bird care to be adjusted accordingly.
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Avian influenza Myanmar

Myanmar avian influenza outbreak resolved

With all affected properties depopulated, disinfected and showing no new signs of the virus, country declares itself free of avian influenza
An outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza that hit Myanmar earlier in 2015 is over, according to a report received by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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Zimbabwe poultry industry deemed self-sufficient

Chairman of Zimbabwe Poultry Farmers’ Association says there is no longer a need to import poultry
Poultry producers in Zimbabwe are now capable of meeting domestic demand for poultry, and will not need to rely on imports, an industry leader said.
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Canada avian flu

Funding to help Canada step up avian flu surveillance

Canada, British Columbia governments investing CA$300,000 to enhance surveillance, early detection and response measures
The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing CA$300,000 (US$215,100) to strengthen the surveillance, early detection, and response measures to avian influenza.
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