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Emerging trends in Latin American aquafeed production

From Chilean salmon to Ecuadorian shrimp to Mexican tilapia, the aquaculture feed industry has embraced new technology and growth; but, each market continues to face unique challenges.
As the Latin American aquaculture industry evolves and grows, so does the aquafeed industry. In the region, there are basically four major players in the aquafeed arena. Chile, the largest aquafeed producer in the region, has developed a highly advanced salmon industry, both in feed technology and nutrition. 
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Jamaica Broilers invests millions of dollars in grain storage

Six new silos will help Jamaica Broilers Group reduce logistics costs, enable company to have more options for grain purchases
Jamaica Broilers Group willtriple its grain storage capacity by investing JM$830 million (US$7.5 million) tobuild out more room for raw materials used in the production of feed. Thepoultry processor, which also produces feed, has started construction of sixgrain silos, each with a 12,000 metric ton capacity. 
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Access exclusive information on top Latin American poultry companies

Information allows readers to evaluate poultry industry in this region
Poultry production in Latin America had an inglorious 2013because, among other things, the high cost of raw materials, avian influenza outbreaksand limited growth in the two largest economies — Brazil and Mexico — wherechicken production had decreased from 300 million birds, while the egg-layingindustry recorded an increase of about 1.9 percent in the hen population. The March edition of IndustriaAvícola contains data in Spanish showing this information by country, aswell as up-to-date charts of the 10 leading producers of chickens and eggs inLatin America.
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Dominican poultry exports to Haiti will resume in March

Chicken and egg trade barrier coming to end after both governments agree to sanitary protocol
The Dominican Republic willresume formal exports of chickens and eggs to Haiti in mid-March, said LuisRamón Rodriguez, Dominican agriculture minister. The Haitian ban on Dominicanpoultry and eggs was established in June 2013, but officials from both nationshave agreed to a sanitary protocol that will halt the trade barrier.
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House of Raeford team packs 30,000 meals to help fight hunger

Poultry processor’s employees help Stop Hunger Now group for second year in a row
House of Raeford Farms' associates in Rose Hill and Wallace, N.C., packed meals for the group Stop Hunger Now, reaching a goal of 30,000 meals destined for school children in Haiti. This is the second consecutive year the poultry company's Faithful Love Offering for Christ's Kingdom (FLOCK) team has helped the international hunger relief agency.
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Study finds food prices rising

Feed prices are rising at a rate not seen since the 1970s, according to the study.
Continuing a decade-long increase, global food prices rose 2.7 percent in 2012, reaching levels not seen since the 1960s and 1970s but still well below the price spike of 1974. The price increases reverse a previous trend when real prices of food commodities declined at an average annual rate of 0.6 percent from 1960 to 1999, approaching historic lows, according to Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs Online service.
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XXII Central American and Caribbean Poultry Congress in Panama begins

Congress addresses securing the future of food in Central America, the Caribbean
The XXII Central American and Caribbean Poultry Congress in Panama began May 23 with an opening ceremony and continues through May 25. Conferences begin May 24 and cover topics such as poultry health, incubation, nutrition, processing and handling.
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California company to invest in Antigua poultry farm

Construction to begin at end of 2012
California-based Zacky Farms LLC will invest in a poultry farm in Antigua, creating much-needed jobs on the island, according to Antigua & Barbuda's economy minister, Harold Lovell. Although talks for the farm are in the preliminary stages, construction is expected to begin by the end of 2012. “This will be designed for export,” said Lovell. 
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Egg farmers worldwide help feed the hungry

More than 17 million eggs distributed in the last 12 months
More than 17 million eggs have been distributed in the last 12 months to those in need thanks to egg farmers around the world, according to the International Egg Commission. International hunger relief charities working in Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Europe have all been recipients of donations.
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