News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Articles by Cindy A. Burgos Alvarado


Women break through Latin American poultry farming

More and more women stand out in the poultry industry, but much remains to be done so that they have the same access as their male counterparts.
Three Latin American women share their experience working in the poultry industry and explain how times have changed and what to do in the future to have more women in the industry.
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3 tips for egg producers wanting to go cage-free

The CEO of Granja Avícola Rujamar, winner of the Poultry Excellence Award at FIGAN 2019 and the largest producer of cage-free eggs in Spain, tells his recipe for success.
Rubén Martínez, CEO of Rujamar Poultry Farm, believes that soon the use of cages in animal production “is going to be banned, without a doubt.”
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Chicken wings are enjoying high prices ahead of the National Football League's championship game.

Brazil asks China for evidence of COVID-19 in chicken wings

The Chinese authorities have not presented the results of the laboratory tests proofing that there were traces of the novel coronavirus in chicken wings.
“The health authorities in Shenzhen were unable to say whether the findings concerned only the detection of the virus’ genetic material or the active virus,” said the Brazilian government.
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Nicaragua seeks to export eggs to new markets

The country wants to export egg products not only to Central America and the Caribbean, but also to Taiwan, according to the minister of finance and public credit.
Nicaragua seeks to expand egg exports through strategies that strengthen the agricultural sector and mobilize “the greatest amount of resources to the countryside.”
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Brazil is ready to cover meat deficit in the US

While the United States is facing a wave of meat processing plant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies like JBS declare themselves ready to address the deficit.
At the time when the United States has a warning about a possible deficiency of animal protein due to the closure of more than 20 meat and poultry processing plants because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Brazilian companies have taken advantage of the situation to say they are ready to cover that demand.
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Puerto Rico struggles to continue with cockfights

Cockfights will be illegal in all U.S. territories from Dec. 20, following a federal ban, but Puerto Rican political leaders demand that it should not come into effect.
“This is an industry that represents more than $18 million in our economy and also more than 27,000 direct and indirect jobs on the island,” said Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer González.
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Mexico will allow imported table eggs to be washed

The Mexican government will now allow importers and producers to wash table eggs following certain requirements in the process.
Mexico announced modifications were made to the sanitary norms and regulations related to eggs and their products to allow the producers, importers and marketers of table eggs to wash them before they reach the consumer.
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