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First chicken hatchery in Oman ready to start production

Osool Poultry Company hopes to start production at hatchery in a matter of weeks
By mid-January of 2021, the Osool Poultry Company of the Sultanate of Oman is scheduled to start production of hatching eggs. The first chicken hatchery in the country, it aims to help raise food security, and reduce reliance on imports.
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Nine countries report avian flu in poultry

New cases are reported in 3 Asian countries, 4 European countries
Registering new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the past week have been Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and four European countries. The infection has also returned to domestic flocks in Egypt and Iran. New research reveals that four avian flu viruses currently circulating in Europe are closely related. In China, the latest human case of the disease has been fatal.
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Second poultry flock, wild birds test positive for avian flu in Israel

Highly pathogenic avian influenza found in flock of 18,800 turkeys
Following a first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a chicken flock in northern Israel earlier this month, cases have now been detected in a second flock in another region, as well as cases among captive water birds.
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Israel protests

Avian flu confirmed at Israeli poultry farm

Country has first confirmed case in about a year and a half
Following a prolonged absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at a kibbutz in Israel. There have also been further outbreaks in Russia, while South Africa has reported detecting two different types of the mild form of the disease on ostrich farms.
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Cherkizovo halal

Cherkizovo begins exporting chicken to Saudi Arabia

The first batch of halal chicken meat has already been shipped
Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest meat producer, entered another important export market, as the company has started supplying chicken meat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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LA schools antibiotics

Researchers extract antibiotics from animal products

New extraction process could reduce cost of controlling, testing for antibiotics in animal products
Scientists experimenting with an emerging class of solvents, called supramolecular solvents, believe the substance holds promise as part of a new method to extract antibiotics from animal products.
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Egyptian bank offers finance for poultry projects

To support the growth of the domestic poultry sector, Egypt’s agricultural bank is offering loans to investors at a low interest rate. Production of both chicken meat and eggs needs to be stepped up significantly if Egypt is to supply the requirements of its growing population in the coming years.
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