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MHP records expansion in poultry meat output

Ukraine-based agri-food company MHP has reported positive development in overall poultry production and third-party sales this year as it recovers from disease challenges.
For agrifood group MHP, poultry production is proceeding at full capacity in Ukraine, according to its latest report covering the second quarter and first half of the 2021 fiscal year.
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New avian flu outbreaks in poultry in Denmark, France, Russia

New cases also reported in wild birds in Scandinavian countries and in Russia
In Europe, recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are confirmed at a Danish poultry farm, and in one backyard flock in each of France and Russia. Meanwhile, new cases in wild birds have been reported in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the same Russian region. Several veterinary authorities have officially reported that earlier HPAI outbreak series are now closed.

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MHP sets out sustainability goals for 2021

Ukraine-based agrifood company has included further reduction in antibiotic use on its farms and animal welfare improvements in its latest annual sustainability report.
Animal welfare and food safety continue to be key focus areas for Myronivsky Hlibroproduct (MHP). This is according to Dr. John Rich, who is executive chairman of the board of MHP in the firm’s recently published Sustainability Report 2020.
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Albania, Poland, South Africa record new avian flu cases in poultry

As the mid-point of 2021 is reached, the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in both European poultry and wild birds has declined markedly. Over the past week, only two of the continent’s nations registered new cases in poultry.
From the southeast European state of Albania have come official reports of three new highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry.
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How avian flu was brought under control in Egypt

In 2006, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) not only severely impacted the Egyptian poultry sector, but it also caused human deaths. Fourteen years on, the disease has been brought under control using a coordinated approach by local and international agencies.
Egypt’s highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in 2006 resulted in “significant economic losses,” according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Strong demand drives jobs, opportunities in U.K. poultry sector

In the United Kingdom (U.K.), growing demand for poultry meat and a loss of workers from other countries are behind schemes by some of the country’s leading companies to attract and retain talent.
In recent years, farming and meat processing companies in the U.K. have recruited ever more staff for their operations from Europe and further afield.
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Avian flu detected in poultry in three Asian states, South Africa

Iran, Iraq, and Taiwan have each reported one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in their respective poultry populations.
In the past week, the animal health agencies of two Western Asian states have officially registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry populations. 
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U.K., Japan reach agreement on poultry meat trade

Trade between the two markets could begin as early as this month
Following a series of bilateral talks, the United Kingdom (U.K.) has reached an agreement that will open access for its poultry meat on the Japanese market. The trade could commence as early as this month.

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Atria forecasts improved profitability in 2021

Demand across sales channels, profitability of exports put Finnish company in a better position
For a number of business reasons working in its favor, Finland-based meat company Atria Group has raised its guidance on Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) for this year. The firm has recently announced it has started to include information on the climate impact on product labels in its home market.
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