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Muyuan Foods to expand with new pig farm, feed facility

Company making US$96.66 million investment in growth plan
China’s Muyuan Foods has signed a cooperationagreement with Tongxu County, Kaifeng City, Henan, to construct a pig farmproducing 550,000 thousand head of pigs annually, and a feed facility which canproduce 360 thousand metric tons of feed every year. 
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WENS Group to merge with Guangdong Dahuanong

Regulators to be reviewing proposed merger within days
GuangdongDahuanong AnimalHealth Products Co., Ltd. announced the proposed merger of WENS Group and Dahuanong will be reviewed byChina Securities Regulatory Commission in the near future. 
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Walmart VP speaking at International Poultry Forum China

Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety and public health functions for world’s largest food retailer
FrankYiannas, Walmart’s vice president of food safety, has been added to the lineupof speakers for 2015 International Poultry Forum China.
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Rabobank forecasts boost to global pig meat trade

Longer-term forecasts suggest China will contribute the greatest share of the increase in global pork production but over the coming year, the country is expected to satisfy growing demand from imports
Duringthe second quarter of 2015, there were signs of recovery in the global porkmarket, according to the latest quarterly report on the state of the industryfrom Rabobank.
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China broiler companies face losses in 2015 first half

Weak demand inflicted great losses for listed broiler companies in China
Three of China’s four big listed broiler companies — Fujian Sunner Development, Yisheng Livestock & Poultry Breeding,and Shandong Minhe AnimalHusbandry recently released their performance report for the first half in2015. The reports showed that the entire chain of the Chinese broiler industry is facing major losses. 
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JAPFA extends hatchery network in Indonesia

New hatchery will be equipped with Pas Reform's SmartPro single stage incubation
Japfa Comfeed is to further expand its extensive hatchery network in Indonesia with a new facility at Kronjo, Tangerang in West Java.
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US pork exports lost momentum in May

May pork export totals 2 percent lower than they were in May 2014
Exports of U.S. porklost momentum in May, falling below year-ago levels in both volume and value,according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat ExportFederation (USMEF).
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