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Taiwan’s battle against avian flu continues

Three new cases are reported in Asian country
The only state officially reporting new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) over the past week is Taiwan, but the authorities and poultry farmers in Mexico have been meeting to discuss measures to bring about the control the disease situation across the country.
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Cherkizovo eyes pork export opportunities to China

Company also plans further investment in Siberian poultry sector
Cherkizovo Group of Russia has officially opened its fifth pig farm in the Penza region, and plans further expansion as the result of a favorable business environment in the region, and the prospect of pork export opportunities to China. The firm has also recently announced plans for further investment in the Siberian poultry sector.
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Laos reports first cases of African swine fever

And research around development of a vaccine against the disease is promising
Research has revealed a promising new approach for the development of a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) for pigs. While no outbreaks of ASF affecting commercial pig herds in any country have been officially reported in the past week, there have been further cases among village herds in Romania and Vietnam, and the disease has spread to Laos.
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Novel ways for Indian farmers to adapt to climate change

Making different choices for grain production, and harnessing the power of the sun give farmers new opportunities
Two recent developments offer opportunities to mitigate the effects of climate change for India’s crop farmers: making different choices for grain production, and harnessing the power of the sun.
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South Korea raises ASF preparedness level

New outbreaks of African swine fever reported in several countries
Although no cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in the country, South Korea has introduced new measures to prevent spread of the disease from North Korea. New outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam, as well as among the wild boar population in Europe.
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Fukuda Breeders selects HatchTech to build hatchery in Japan

Hatchery will have capacity to set 720,000 eggs per week
Fukuda Breeders, a large broiler hatchery company, and HatchTech recently signed an agreement for the construction of a new turn-key hatchery in Japan. HatchTech will deliver the total package of incubation solutions, including MicroClimer Setters and Hatchers, a Chick Storage Room and ventilation, cooling and heating equipment. The capacity of this hatchery will be 720,000 eggs per week.
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