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Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamin Ruiz es editor en jefe de Industria Avicola. Por correo electrónico a Benjamin Ruiz is an editor of Industria Avicola.


The silence of the chicken

With so much 'fake news,' the innocent chickens (and their industry fans) may have to stay better in silence, with no one to defend them?
Benjamín Ruiz: "I defend the poultry industry and speak in its favor because I know what I'm talking about. People speak without knowing, without having visited a modern processing plant."
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Gut health at ESPN: Beyond microorganisms

Gut health is not just a microorganism, it is a whole community that interacts with the intestine and other organs
There is no universal definition of gut health, but with a poultry production without antibiotics, it is essential to discover what is beyond a simple microorganism.
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Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty

Mexican poultry producers are optimistic, but they worry about changes coming from the country’s new government, as well as foreign trade and regulations.
The Mexican National Poultry Producers Association estimates the country’s poultry industry will grow in 2019. Its broiler market is expected to grow by 3% and its egg market will grow by 2.5%.
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ASF: The perfect storm in favor of Brazil

African swine fever will disrupt global animal protein trade, which will benefit other industries and other countries.
“African swine fever (ASF) is a global reality that will cause changes: it is a disruption of global trade,” said Ricardo Santin, vice president and market director of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), in São Paulo.
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More ships with Brazilian corn arrive in Mexico

On Friday morning, I read the newsletter, Market Perspectives, published every week by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and to my surprise, one of the pieces of analysis ends with this sentence: “There is continued movement of Handymax corn vessels from Brazil to Veracruz, Mexico.”
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How Spain eradicated ASF and expanded markets

The containment and subsequent eradication of African swine fever by authorities and swine farmers, as well as the opening of exports, make Spain a world reference.
The international director of Interporc in Madrid explains how Spain controlled the ASF outbreak from 1970's and is an example for other countries in the matter.
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The Chicken Oscars are coming!

The awards of the Latin American Poultry Hall of Fame recognize the contributions of outstanding figures in the poultry industry of the region.
Throughout its 32-year history of the awards, 69 producers, entrepreneurs, professionals, university professors, and researchers have been awarded because of their impressive careers.
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ASF an opportunity for Mexico animal ag, US grains

The changes to the market caused by the African swine fever may be beneficial for U.S. grains exports and livestock production in Mexico.
"I believe the United States is in a good position to supply pork to China or other countries that need it," said Ryan LeGrand, director of the USGC office in Mexico.
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