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New ASF outbreaks in 8 European states, Zimbabwe

Two large farms in Russia have been affected by African swine fever
Further cases of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in eight countries in central and eastern Europe over the past week, and the disease appears to have returned to Zimbabwe, affecting a new region.
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Pilgrim’s: ASF not a factor in decision to buy Tulip

‘We believe in the business,’ Pilgrim’s CEO Jayson Penn says
While the African swine fever outbreak has the potential to impact Pilgrim’s Pride, the company’s global CEO said the outbreak was not a consideration when it made the decision to purchase the largest pig producer in the United Kingdom (U.K.).
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EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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China pig losses ‘critical,’ disruption to intensify

Rabobank report says the rest of the world’s protein producers cannot fill the gap caused by African swine fever
In its latest update on the global African swine fever (ASF) situation, Rabobank said hog losses in China have reached critical levels, the rest of the world’s producers cannot make up the difference, and disruption will intensify as the disease continues to spread.
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Pilgrim’s Pride to buy Tulip Limited from Danish Crown

Transaction will expand Pilgrim’s geographic footprint and product offerings
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has signed a contract to acquire Tulip Limited, a leading, integrated prepared foods supplier with 12 fresh and value-added operations in the United Kingdom (UK), from Danish Crown.
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Italy’s poultry producers saw mixed results in 2018

While output contracted slightly last year, changing tastes are seeing Italy’s consumers spend more on poultry products and eggs.
While output in the Italian poultry sector contracted in 2018, demand for value-added products saw the Italian poultry producers generate higher revenues.
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The hysteria of Listeria in meat

The recent outbreak of listeriosis in Spain highlights the importance of food safety, the use of food preservatives and consumers' trust.
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the recent outbreak of listeriosis in Spain and its impact on animal protein production and consumers' trust.
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Scandi Standard investing in Irish poultry operations

After acquisition of Manor Farm, company is seeking to increase efficiency and improve animal welfare in Ireland
Leif Bergvall Hansen, managing director and CEO of European poultry company Scandi Standard said most of the company’s capital investments this year will be directed for its business in Ireland.
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