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Inghams closing plant in Australia, invests in others

Australian company will cease operations at plant in Cardiff, New South Wales, by end of August
As part of a national strategy to expand capacity, upgrade capability and improve productivity across its network, Inghams Enterprises will cease production at its Cardiff processing plant in New South Wales by end of August 2016.
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US driving TPP bus, but passengers may find a new ride

Other participating countries are looking for US to act on trade agreement, but time is running out
It’s been more than eight months since 12 countries reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and more than four months since the participating nations officially signed the agreement during a ceremony in New Zealand.
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Five countries agree to share FMD vaccines

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand sign agreement to cooperate in the case of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
Officials from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand have signed an agreement that supports the sharing of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine bank.
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Inghams expanding operations in South Australia

Australian company plans new breeder farms, hatchery expansion, new contract grower farms, processing plant upgrade and potential feed mill
Inghams Enterprises is investing AU$275 million in its South Australian operations, enabling the company to significantly increase its capacity throughout the production chain.
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New Zealand poultry farmers blamed for invasive weed

It is unlikely that the velvetleaf has been spread from imported corn to arable crops through poultry manure, say the country’s agriculture ministry and poultry farming organization
Farmers in Waikato, New Zealand, are the latest to have discovered velvetleaf, a highly invasive weed in corn fields.
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Supreme Poultry and Chickens fined by Australian agency

New South Wales Environment Protection Agency alleges company twice violated conditions of its Environmental Protection License
Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty has been fined $30,000 by the New South Wales Environment Protection Agency (EPA), with the agency alleging the poultry company committed two breaches of the conditions of its Environmental Protection License (EPL) at its operation in the community of Mangrove Mountain.
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Free-range standard approved for Australian egg farms

While egg producers in Australia have welcomed agreement on a single national standard for eggs to be labeled ‘free range,’ at least one animal welfare group does not support the change
Consumer Affairs Ministers from the Commonwealth, States and Territories in Australia have agreed to the introduction of an information standard requiring eggs labeled as “free range” to have been laid by hens with meaningful and regular access to the outdoors and with an outdoor stocking density of no more than 10,000 hens per hectare.
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