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Nigerian egg industry battles avian flu

The layer sector in Nigeria continues to bear the brunt of the current storm of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) while other new cases have been reported in Taiwan, China and France
With a further 65 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry reported by the Nigeria’s veterinary authority to the World Organisation for Animal Health over the last three weeks, Nigeria is the country worst affected by the disease at the present time.
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Business Trade Mission Tour to Iran planned

Poultry and feed industries have opportunity to establish business relationships in Iran
In an effort to take advantage of poultry and feed trade opportunities with Iran, SunSafa and the Dutch Poultry Centre are organizing the Business Trade Mission 2016 tour, which will be held September 29-October 2 in Tehran.
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Government to bolster Egyptian poultry sector

Egypt’s government is reviewing existing legislation and other measures to increase production by the poultry sector, which it sees as important for national food security
There is to be a review of the legislation covering the Egyptian poultry sector aimed at expanding output in future, Khalid Tawfik, the head of the Animal Production and Poultry sector in the Ministry of Agriculture, announced at a meeting this week.
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Growing poultry demand evident at VIV MEA

Healthy prospects for the poultry industry in the Middle East and Africa draw producers to new industry event
The first day of VIV MEA was described by the event’s organizers as “buzzing,” while exhibitors were positive regarding the number of discussions with poultry and other animal protein producers.
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VIV MEA session to offer look at region’s poultry sector

Program offers industry leaders’ perspectives on poultry industry growth, poultry welfare concerns in the Middle East and Africa
Learn more about how the poultry industry is developing in the Middle East and Africa at the VIV MEA Conference program Broiler Meat Trade & Welfare: Focus Middle East/Africa, hosted by WATT Global Media.
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Analysis: Global feed production up 2 percent in 2015

India sees 7 percent growth, according to Alltech’s Global Feed Survey
Global feed production was up 2 percent to 995.5 million metric tons (mmt) in 2015, amounting to $450 billion in sales based on average feed prices, according to Alltech’s Global Feed Survey.
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And now, will they go against fast-growing chickens?

Focusing on fast-growing chickens is contrary to the interest of much of the world.
In my last blog I was analyzing the situation of the present consumer demands concerning the use of cage-free eggs. However, I've always wondered what would happen with chickens, because they do not say much about them in terms of animal welfare.
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