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Al Rawda expansion

Al Rawdah invests in Abu Dhabi poultry farm

Poultry processor Al Rawdah has started construction of a breeding unit and hatchery in Abu Dhabi to reduce its reliance on imported hatching eggs
Al Rawdah, also known as Emirates Modern Poultry Co, has announced an investment of AED120 million (US32.7 million) in a new poultry farm in the Liwa area of Abu Dhabi, reports Arabian Business.
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BRF acquisition

BRF acquiring frozen food distributor in Oman

BRF had previously owned 40 percent of company’s financial interests
Brazilian meat, poultry and food company BRF is continuing to add to its recent string of acquisitions, as the company on April 25 announced that has signed an agreement to acquire all of Al Khan Foodstuff LLC, (AKF), a frozen food distributor located in Oman.
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An existing feed additive may fight the spread of HPAI through mash feed.

Poultry sector in Iraqi Kurdistan in decline

A ban on its products by the authorities in Baghdad has hit poultry farmers in Erbil hard
Sales of poultry have suffered in both value and volume in Erbil, the majority Kurdish governorate in northern Iraq, since Baghdad imposed a ban on the import of its poultry products to the central and south of the country earlier in 2016.
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Avian flu Mexico

Avian flu returns to Mexico and Myanmar

Mexico, Myanmar, Vietnam, Taiwan, Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt have all reported new outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry, while there have been recent cases in people in China and Egypt
Nineteen outbreaks of H7N3 avian influenza in Mexico have been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) between January and March in the states of Jalisco, Puebla and Veracruz.
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Pilgrim's OSHA

Russia optimistic poultry plants can ship to Iran

Leaders from both countries discuss potential trade of poultry, fish and beef products
Negotiators from Iran and Russia discussed potential poultry trade opportunities during the meeting of the first Russian-Iranian Group for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Cooperation.
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Israel protests

Israel government reforms spark egg farmers’ protests

Poultry farmers are among those protesting against economic reforms that opened the Israeli market to imports of eggs and other food products
More than 2,000 protesters turned out on April 11 to support egg farmers in the north of Israel whose businesses are threatened by cheap egg imports.
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Avian flu Nigeria

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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