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Murder-suicide occurs at Plainville Farms facility

Turkey company’s transportation supervisor was apparently killed by a contractor he fired the day before
A transportation supervisor for turkey company Plainville Farms was fatally shot outside the company’s distribution facility in Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, around 5:23 a.m. August 21.
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New ASF cases in 3 Asian states, Russian Far East

Philippines on high alert after increase in pig mortalities
In the past few weeks, African swine fever (ASF) has spread to new regions or returned to previously infected areas of China, Laos, Myanmar and the Far Eastern region of Russia, while the Philippines is in high alert following a sudden increase in mortality among backyard pigs.
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Biomin expects surge of mycotoxins after US floods

Percentage of corn products contaminated by two or more toxins could reach 90%, analyst says
High humidity, coupled with a potential late harvest, could cause the percentage of corn products containing two or more mycotoxins to soar as high as 90%, a Biomin analyst says.
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China’s Wen’s Food Group profit doubles in spite of ASF

Chinese pork and poultry company reports increased demand for poultry more than makes up for losses in pig operations
Despite the ongoing troubles caused by the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, Chinese poultry and pork company Wen’s Food Group saw its net profit jump 50.8% for the first half of 2019.
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Test your poultry tech knowledge with online quiz

Those who complete the quiz will be sent a personalized letter with recommendations on what topics covered at the 2019 Poultry Tech Summit will interest them the most
Find out how much you know about technology in the poultry industry by taking a short, 11-question quiz.
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