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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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US poultry aids in sustainable food production in Haiti

Call it social responsibility or faith-based sustainability, the U.S. poultry industry is helping in the effort to feed people, restore livelihoods and rebuild Haiti.
Callit social responsibility or faith-based sustainability, the U.S. poultryindustry is helping in the effort to feed people, restore livelihoods andrebuild Haiti.
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Mexico achieves membership to the OIE Council for the first time

The director general of Animal Health of SAGARPA, Joaquín Braulio Delgadillo was chosen to represent North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Representing South America is the delegate of Paraguay, Hugo Idoyaga Benitez.
The World Assembly of Delegates of the OIE has elected Mexico for a three-year term as a Board Member of this international body for the very first time.
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José Graziano da Silva re-elected FAO Director-General

He reaffirmed the organization's commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition during the FAO Governing Conference
Incumbent FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has been re-elected to a second term in the organization's top post with the highest number of votes ever in the history of the organization--177 out of 182.
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Poultry exports down 8.5 percent in first quarter

Table eggs, egg products exports up 7.4 percent
Exports of U.S. poultry in the first quarter fell 8.5 percent in quantity and 9.9 percent in value compared with one year ago, according to the Foreign Agricultural Service.
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H5N2 avian influenza confirmed at Belize broiler breeder farm

Birds were not showing any clinical signs, but virus was confirmed after routine testing was conducted
 Low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has struck a broiler breederfarm in Spanish Lookout, Belize, the first occurrence of the disease in the country,according to a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). 
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