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Ukraine’s Ovostar Union calls financial results ‘satisfactory’

Ukrainian egg company adjusts flock size and dry egg product output to fit changing business environment amid war

The CEO of Ukrainian egg producer Ovostar Union says he considers the company’s financial performance for the first nine months of the year to be “satisfactory,” in spite of the challenges brought on by the war in the country.


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Scandi Standard reports strong recovery

With marked improvements particularly in some sectors, Sweden-based poultry meat group Scandi Standard reports strong growth in sales for the latest quarter.

Sweden-based poultry meat group Scandi Standard reports strong growth in sales for the latest quarter.


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Higher selling prices drive Atria’s net sales

For the year to the end of September, Finland-based meat company Atria Group reports its profits have been squeezed by cost inflation, despite a double-digit increase in net sales.

For the year to the end of September, Finland-based meat company Atria Group reports its profits have been squeezed by cost inflation, despite a double-digit increase in net sales.


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Rising avian flu wave breaks over western Europe

The spread of avian influenza across western European countries has led to a recent tightening of disease control measures by some authorities.

As of October 22, 1,898 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks have been recorded in commercial poultry flocks across Europe this year. 


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EU to consider ban on culling male layer chicks

What started as an initiative in France and Germany could now be applied not only across the European Union and its impact could be felt further afield.

Adopting the measure would help those Member States that have ended the practice to not be put at a disadvantage when competing with those producers that continue to the practice.


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French poultry production to end year significantly lower

While chicken production and consumption should end this year higher, overall, the poultry sector is experiencing a serious contraction.

Some sectors have been hit harder than others, but the impact of higher costs, avian influenza and greater competition from imports is seeing France’s poultry industry lose ground to its competitors.


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Bernard Matthews fined over 2 turkey plant injuries

In separate incidents, one man was left paralyzed and another with a broken arm and muscle damage

U.K. turkey producer Bernard Matthews was fined GBP400,000 (US$452,580) and ordered to pay GBP15,000 in additional court costs after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents at the company’s turkey plant in Suffolk.


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Man convicted of murdering Moy Park employee

Jury unanimously finds Kamil Ranoszek guilty of killing and dismembering Ilona Golabek

A man who was employed at a Moy Park poultry facility was convicted for the murder and dismemberment of a woman who was a co-worker and the mother of his three-year-old daughter.


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Warnings of animal well-being, food safety at risk in UK

In some areas facing the crisis stage, the U.K. continues to feel the impacts of Brexit. Among the most critical are shortages of official veterinarians and meat industry workers in slaughterhouses, and the future supply of veterinary medicines to Northern Ireland.

In some areas facing the crisis stage, the United Kingdom continues to feel the impacts of Brexit. Among the most critical are shortages of official veterinarians and meat industry workers in slaughterhouses, and the future supply of veterinary medicines to Northern Ireland.


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Western European poultry hard hit by avian flu

Since the start of this month, poultry in the nations in the west of Europe appear to be bearing the brunt of the latest wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza

So far this season, a total of 190 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks have been registered in 13 European Union (EU) member states.


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