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OIE: 7 of 8 Newcastle cases in Israel resolved

Layers, broilers, turkeys and backyard birds all involved in outbreak
Eight cases of Newcastle disease have been reported from Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in 2018 have been resolved, according to a recent OIE report.
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Wisium opens new plant in Algeria

Location expands company’s reach into Middle East and North Africa
Wisium strengthens its global presence and invests in North Africa by opening its first production plant in Algeria and the 13th Wisium plant worldwide.
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Cobb Europe appoints Al-Watania as Saudi Arabia distributor

Al-Watania Poultry Company, one of the leading poultry producers in the Middle East, recently signed a distributor agreement with Cobb Europe for the territories of Saudi Arabia and a number of surrounding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.
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SOKOTRA Capital acquires Tunisian aquaculture firm

Consortium purchases all shares of L’Aquaculture Tunisienne
A consortium led by SOKOTRA Capital Ltd., a Dubai-based private investment company specializing in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of L’Aquaculture Tunisienne (AT), one of the oldest and most established companies in the aquaculture sector in North Africa and the Mediterranean basin.
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USGC aims modernize Tunisian feed, livestock industries

US Grains Council grant to contribute to training and education
Eleven Tunisian feed industry professionals left Fargo, North Dakota, recently armed with the education and experience needed to become trainers themselves – all part of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) goal of helping local producers modernize the feed and livestock industries in Tunisia and across the Middle East and Africa.
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