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Is now time to talk about advances in animal euthanasia?

With depopulation of flocks and herds taking place, animal euthanasia is a topic that is on the minds of consumers
Supply chain pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many livestock and poultry producers to make the tough decision to euthanize their animals due to a lack of available processing capacity.
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Seaboard Triumph Foods worker dies from COVID-19

2 other company facilities also experience outbreaks
An employee of Seaboard Triumph Foods in Sioux City, Iowa, has died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and there have been at least 11 positive tests from other workers at the facility, according to reports.
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South Carolina avian influenza control zone released

No other flocks within the control area have shown signs of avian influenza
Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH) has released the control area surrounding a commercial turkey farm in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed.
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Tyson: There’s been no need to depopulate flocks to date

Tyson Foods’ production within its poultry segment has not been hit as hard as it has for the beef and pork segments
The COVID-19 pandemic has not had a substantial impact on contract growers for Tyson Foods, CEO Noel White said, and to date, none of the company’s flocks have had to be depopulated.
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2 British Columbia poultry plants idled

Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Superior Poultry Processors are ordered by Fraser Health Authority to temporarily halt operations at plants
Operations at two poultry plants in British Columbia, Canada, have temporarily ceased due to concerns over a high number of employee cases of COVID-19.
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APHIS reaches out amid spike in backyard poultry sales

Federal agency redoubles emphasis on biosecurity, aims to reach new backyard poultry owners as sales climb
COVID-19 has inspired a sudden spike in poultry sales, prompting federal regulators to double down on their efforts to reach first-time backyard farmers and educate them about the importance of biosecurity.
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