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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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BRF finalizes acquisition in Qatar

Brazil’s BRF becomes owner of part of Qatar National Import and Export Co.’s frozen foods distribution business
Brazil-based meat, poultry and food company BRF has finalized the acquisition of part of the frozen foods distribution business from Qatar National Import and Export Co. (QNIE).
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Kuwait lifts avian flu-related ban on US poultry

With no new US cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza since June, Kuwait considers risk of virus spreading no longer there
Kuwait has lifted its ban on imports of poultry from the United States. The ban had been put in place earlier in 2015 in response to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that hit the United States.
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VIV MEA to debut in 2016

Feed to Meat concept comes to Middle East for the first time
Animal protein producers in Middle Eastern and African countries will gain a new trade fair in 2016 geared specifically to their needs: VIV MEA. VIV MEA will serve the poultry, aquaculture and dairy industries in the Middle East/Africa region.
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Oman lifts avian flu-related ban on US poultry

Country ends trade restriction that had been in place since May
Oman has lifted its ban on poultry imports from the United States. The ban had been in place since May in response to the avian influenza outbreak that infected flocks in Western and Midwestern states.
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