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Poultry imports suspended over avian flu fears

Several countries ban poultry products from some regions of Chile and Vietnam
Several countries have banned imports of selected poultry products from regions of Chile and Vietnam where cases of avian influenza have been reported in recent weeks, while India has declared the country’s wild bird population free of the disease.
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Greek food-to-feed pilot hailed a success

Program processes 1.5 metric tons of food waste material daily for animal feed
A pilot program to turn food waste into animal feed on the Greek island of Crete is processing 1.5 metric tons of material daily from the hospitality sector as part of a national waste management plan.
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Poultry, sugar reined back RCL Foods’ profits

Profitability down 25% for South African company
Despite achieving an increase in total revenue, South African agri-food group RCL Foods reports a fall of more than 25% in overall profitability for the past fiscal year, reflecting major challenges faced by its poultry and sugar businesses.
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ASF outbreaks confirmed in Laos, Russia’s Far East

Disease seems to be spreading among domestic pigs in Laos
Official reports from Laos on the African swine fever (ASF) situation point to a significant spread of the disease among the country’s domestic pigs, while there have also been new cases in the Far Eastern Federal District in Russia, and Yunnan province in China.
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New ASF outbreaks in 8 European states, Zimbabwe

Two large farms in Russia have been affected by African swine fever
Further cases of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in eight countries in central and eastern Europe over the past week, and the disease appears to have returned to Zimbabwe, affecting a new region.
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Australian egg farmers feel financial squeeze

Farmers supplying Coles chain say they are being paid less for eggs than the cost of production
Farmers in Western Australia supplying Coles supermarket chain say they are being paid less than the cost of production for their eggs from barn-raised hens at a time of high costs, a nationwide egg shortage, and just as the limit on egg consumption in a heart-healthy diet have been lifted.
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Dairy producers in central Kenya see output growth

The Nakuru region has enjoyed positive developments in the dairy sector
There are causes for optimism in the dairy industry in one region of Kenya, but milk producers and processors elsewhere face a number of challenges ranging from cheap imports to poor quality feeds and increasing environmental legislation.
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