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Mexico and its avian flu reports to the OIE

Reports in backyard birds do not mean that Mexico is not acting, or that the whole country is contaminated.
So many reports could lead to questioning whether avian flu is resurfacing in Mexico. Nevertheless, it does not seem to be the case. A Mexican poultry association explains why.
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BRF still interested in mergers, strategic partnerships

Brazil-based company seeks growth in the beef industry
Despite the end to talks about a possible merger between Brazil-based meat companies BRF and Marfrig Global Foods, BRF is still interested in seeking possible mergers or strategic partnerships that would give it a meaningful presence in the beef industry.
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Hong Kong suspends chicken imports from a Mexican state

The decision responds to recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, Chinese authorities said.
Chinese health authorities reported the decision to suspend the chicken imports from a state of Mexico on July 11.
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Cobb names South American managing director, CFO

Shane Sutton will lead South American operations while Joe Emmanual becomes chief financial officer
Cobb-Vantress promoted Shane Sutton to the position of managing director of South American operations. He previously served as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) for global operations.
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Cargill to acquire swine feed producer in Brazil

The acquisition of Beckers Indústria de Nutrição Animal Ltda. will strengthen Cargill’s position in Brazil’s swine nutrition sector
The transaction should be completed in the coming weeks, depending on the regulatory approvals of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).
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Dates announced for 2020 Latin American Poultry Summit

The International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), WATT Global Media and the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) announce the dates for the 2020 Latin American Poultry Summit, to be held Monday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.
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Lorival Luz becomes global CEO of BRF

He previously served as global chief operating officer, a position that has been eliminated
Lorival Luz has begun is tenure as global chief executive officer (CEO) of Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF.
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