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Davos 2023: JBS CEO makes case for sustainable land use

CEO Gilberto Tomazoni participated in a panel at World Economic Forum, urging financial support to rural producers to fight climate change

CEO Gilberto Tomazoni participated in a panel at World Economic Forum, urging financial support to rural producers to fight climate change


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Europe records worst ever HPAI season

The 2021-2022 season turned out to be the worst ever season for highly pathogenic avian influenza in Europe, according to a recent assessment of the disease situation. So far, there is little sign of an easing of the situation in the current season.

The current highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) epidemic in poultry and wild birds is the largest ever recorded in Europe. This is according to the latest review of the disease situation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 


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Russia dealing with Newcastle disease outbreak

One farm with more than 9,000 birds has been affected, as well as five backyard flocks

Nearly 9,500 birds in Russia have died as a result of an outbreak of Newcastle disease in the country, according to a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).


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EU’s poultry producers may need to count their blessings

The European Union’s poultry producers can expect only weak growth over the decade ahead, but at least they will be doing better than their counterparts in the pork and beef industries.

Growth in the European Union’s poultry sector over the next decade will be sluggish at best, but the sector will still outperform pork and beef production.


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France considers vaccination to control avian flu

Over a period of two weeks in December, 77 more outbreaks were recorded on French farms, while case numbers also rose sharply in Hungary and Poland.

As part of a renewed approach to HPAI control, the agriculture ministry in France has announced it is developing a renewed action plan. Set to include a vaccination strategy, the action plan will also involve additional biosecurity measures and better protection for producers of fattening ducks and geese.


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EU’s 2022 compound poultry feed production down

All sectors suffered last year, due to rising input costs, trade disruptions and, in the case of poultry and pig feed, ongoing disease challenges.

Compound feed production for all species is thought to have contracted in the European Union last year, with inflation and disease outbreaks largely to blame.


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