News and analysis for the global poultry industry.


Ireland launches US$19 million pig, poultry scheme

Areas of investment include housing, energy efficiency options for pig and poultry producers
Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the opening of a new EUR17 million (US$19 million) scheme for pig and poultry investments.
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African swine fever cases in Estonia approach 10,000

According to local sources, the number of domestic pigs that have died or been slaughtered as a result of African swine fever is approaching 10,000
Eleven months after the Veterinary and Food Board of Estonia reported its first cases of African swine fever (ASF) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), thousands of animals have been affected by the disease.
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Russian progress recognized at Cobb symposium in Prague

Cobb has become ‘the breed of choice’ in Russia even though it has been present in the market for less than 10 years, Patrick van Trijp, account manager for Russia and the CIS countries, told the annual Cobb technical symposium in Prague, Czech Republic.
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UK egg production outlook stable

Slight production increase, prices and imports lower
Latest figures from the country’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reveal that 6.9 million eggs were packed in packing stations during the second quarter of this year, a 0.7 percent increase on the previous quarter and 2 percent higher than the second quarter of 2014.
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Stopping piglet castration, for good

Ending castration is a responsibility shared by all members of the pork chain -- for the good of pigs, for the good of consumers and for the good of the pork industry.
Ending castration is a responsibility shared by all members of the pork chain -- for the good of pigs, consumers and the pork industry.
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DSM sales up 12 percent in second quarter

Nutrition segment negatively affected by lower vitamin E prices
Royal DSM’s sales for the second quarter of 2015 were EUR1,965 million (US$2,143 million), a 12 percent increase compared with the same quarter last year.
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Rusagro, Cherkizovo increase pig meat capacity in Russia

Two of Russia’s leading meat companies have announced plans for further expansion in the pork sector
Russian pork companiesare taking advantage of the market conditions resulting from the country’s banon imports from many of its previous sources to make significant investments intheir pig meat production and processing capacity.
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Eurodon opens Europe’s biggest turkey poult hatchery

Eurodon opens Europe’s biggest turkey poultry hatchery
The largest turkey poult hatchery not only in Russia but in Europe as a whole is now in operation. Owned by Eurodon, Russia’s biggest turkey meat producer, the first batch to be incubated comprised 64,000 eggs.
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