News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Articles by Jackie Linden


Latvian egg company invests in expansion

Latest investment by Aluksne Poultry Farm will increase its egg production by more than one-third.

Based in the northeast of Latvia, Aluksne Poultry Farm has recently officially opened its most recent poultry house. This latest phase of expansion increases the company’s output by 35%.

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Atria Group commits to climate change targets

Finnish poultry and pork company will involve its whole production chain in climate work

Following a plan to greatly expand solar power generation at one if its facilities, Finland-based poultry and pork company Atria Group has announced its commitment to a global climate initiative. 

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Share earnings forecast down for Astral Foods

Company issues trading report, but an updated statement will be issued when situation is more certain

South African poultry company Astral Foods is forecasting a significant drop in share earnings for the current financial year. However, a recent report on the country’s poultry sector forecasts an improving situation for the coming year.

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Three western European states detect avian flu in poultry

From Belgium, France and Luxembourg come reports of the first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry of the new season

Just a few days after avian flu was declared resolved in poultry by the respective veterinary authorities of France and the U.K., the disease has already reappeared in Belgium, France and Luxembourg. 

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First avian flu cases reported in Botswana

In neighboring South Africa, another poultry flock has tested positive for a mild form of the disease. In West Africa, new HPAI outbreaks are reported in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.

In the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa, the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected for the first time. 

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France, UK declare freedom from avian flu

While avian influenza cases in poultry have declined across Europe in recent months, new cases in have been confirmed in Belgium, Kosovo and Poland.

Earlier outbreak series of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) affecting poultry appear to have been resolved in France and the United Kingdom (U.K.). While the rate of new outbreaks has declined sharply in poultry across Europe in recent months, new cases in poultry have been confirmed in Belgium, Kosovo and Poland.

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Lackluster profitability reported by Scandi Standard

CEO of Swedish-based poultry company Scandi Standard describes the group’s profitability as “unsatisfactory” over the last quarter, despite some positive developments in sales over the period.

Net sales generated by Scandi Standard increased 7% to 2.564 billion krona (SEK; US$298.1 million), according to the latest quarterly report of financial results recently published.

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Vietnam confirms new HPAI outbreaks in poultry

Wave of avian influenza linked to the H5N6 virus subtype

From Vietnam come official reports that nine new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been detected in poultry flocks. Meanwhile, two members of one family in China have been infected with an influenza virus of avian origin. 

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Investment plans follow Tanmiah Food’s IPO

Saudi Arabia-based company’s plans fit well with national policy to raise self-sufficiency in poultry meat production.

Saudi Arabia-based Tanmiah Food Company has announced it will make a number of investments to support an expansion in poultry production. Coming shortly after an oversubscribed Initial Public Offering (IPO), the company’s plans fit well with national policy to raise self-sufficiency in poultry meat production. 

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