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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.
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A common animal protein front may be a path to follow

Joining forces of all animal producers in Mexico strengthens the position of the industry in domestic and international markets and against lobbyist groups, pandemic impacts and any other issues.

At the end of 2010, the Brazilian Poultry Association and the Brazilian Chicken Producers and Exporters Association merged to create the UBABEF. Then in 2014 they joined the Brazilian Association of Pork Producers and Exporters and created the powerful entity of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), involving chicken, eggs, swine and poultry breeders. 


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A recombinant NDV as a vector for a Mexican COVID-19 vaccine

The development of this vaccine is carried out by Avimex in Mexico, that will undoubtedly be of benefit for all.

I am not a virologist, nor am I a researcher, but last week news on the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV2 virus in Mexico using a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) really caught my attention.


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Colombia set to export chicken to the U.S. and Japan

The National Poultry Producers Federation and Colombian poultry companies have been working hard to be able to export, a road not cleared of a few obstacles.
Colombian poultry producers have worked hard in the past few years and they want to be ready to start exporting chicken in 2021.
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We could use the help of vets in this pandemic

Veterinarians have the educational background and expertise to help solve many epidemic and pandemic issues, including vaccinating people.
It seems that zoonoses have been the cause of many of the epidemics and pandemics, and veterinarians have always been there.
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Insect protein is also in the sights of welfare. Really?

Insect farming in Europe is gaining ground as a protein source for foods and feeds, with the consequent impact on society
Insect protein for feeds is another area that lately is attracting my attention. Insect production is becoming more and more visible in our industry, with several startups and other companies investing more than EUR1 billion (US$1.2 billion), expecting EUR2 billion by 2025, as per the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed, (IPIFF).
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