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State-of-the-art hatchery inaugurated in southeastern Vietnam

Last week, the official inauguration took place of a large modern poultry hatchery in Tay Ninh province by the Bel Ga Joint Stock Company.

Southeastern Vietnam’s latest hatchery has an initial annual production capacity of more than 19 million chicks — for both the meat and egg sectors. In its second phase, this will rise to 38.4 million.

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Vietnam records new wave of avian flu outbreaks in poultry

Vietnam’s veterinary authority has retrospectively registered 40 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry flocks that occurred earlier this year. Elsewhere in Asia, only Taiwan has reported recent cases of the disease in poultry.

The latest official report from the animal health authority in Vietnam outlines a further 40 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.

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Philippines city creates poultry cooperative

Recent formation of a cooperative for poultry and livestock farmers is expected to boost production in the Legazpi city region. Efforts will focus on the expansion of organic chicken production in a region where overall production in 2020 was down by 16% year-on-year.

From mid-May, farmers of poultry, pigs and other livestock will have the chance to join the newly formed Livestock Poultry Raiser Agricultural Cooperative (LPRAC). Among the benefits on offer to its members will be services and incentives, according to the Philippine News Agency (PNA). 

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Spike in avian flu cases among poultry in western Asia

In Iran and Kuwait, there has been a sudden surge in reports of new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry flocks. Also registering new cases are Japan, Nepal and Taiwan.

Since highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) returned to Iran in December 2020, the number of confirmed outbreaks has reached 54.

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CPF enjoys 41% net profit jump in 2020

Continued growth expected for 2021
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) reported TBT26 billion (US$856.9 million) in net profits in 2020, an increase by 41% from 2019, while the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) jumped 72% on year to TBT81.7 billion.
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