Outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported among domestic pigs in new regions of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in Asia, as well as Bulgaria, while new cases have been confirmed in China, Latvia and Ukraine.
Vertically integrated agri-food company Chirina will invest a significant new loan to increase its poultry meat production by 50%, while the country’s smallholders pig farmers are also receiving international support.
A recent high court decision means that the culling of male chicks from layer lines can continue in Germany, but only until an effective and practical method is available for sexing the embryos during incubation.
Earnings growth in the firm’s poultry businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) is among the factors that have driven the improvements in sales and profitability of the Boparan Group in the last quarter.
After a brief absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Nepalese poultry sector, and a virus variant in Belgium previously considered to be mild has been officially recognized as more serious so that affected farmers can receive state support.