News and analysis for the global poultry industry.


First avian flu cases of winter in Denmark, Germany

More than twice as many outbreaks have been detected in wild birds across Europe so far this year than in all of 2020.

With eight states in Europe reporting cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry since mid-October, early signs are that the winter of 2021-2022 will be another challenging one for the region’s poultry sector.

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HKScan reports stable profitability so far in 2021

Overall, sales for the latest quarter were up slightly year-on-year for HKScan. However, the Finland-based meat company reported that rising costs and some challenging trading conditions hit profitability for two of its operations.

For the past quarter, HKScan achieved “stable” overall sales and profitability, according to the group’s CEO, Tero Hemmilä.

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What’s happening in the European poultry industry?

With consumption lower and numerous pressures on various fronts, European poultry producers have been fighting the perfect storm.
The European poultry has faced difficulties on various fronts, all ow which have combined to result in, what it describes as “the perfect storm.”
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UK poultry producers helping to end greenwashing

Meaningless environmental claims should be harder to make on completion of new public/private project.

New U.K. environmental metrics should make environmental action easier to communicate for food producers and make meaningless claims less convincing for consumers.

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Avara Foods commits to net zero carbon emissions

U.K. company vows to science-based targets

Avara Foods, one of the U.K.’s leading poultry producers and food manufacturers, has formally committed to achieve science-based targets for carbon emissions, as part of its wider ambition of achieving NetZero by 2040.

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Atria net sales increase in all markets

Company sees sales rise in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia

Atria Group reported an increase in net sales in all geographies where it operates during the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, the company reported.

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