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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.

More Brazilian chicken to Russia?

It seems that the issue of Brazil and itspoultry industry continues to be something to talk about. Now, with theconflict between Russia and the West over Ukraine escalating, Moscow isresponding to the sanctions imposed on them by the European countries and the U.S.,by prohibiting or restricting imports of foods from these countries. Such isthe case of poultry products from U.S.
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World Egg Day celebrations in largest egg-consuming country Mexico

This October 11 we celebrate World Egg Day, an event which has been done since 1996, and as members of the poultry industry, this represents a major milestone for many reasons. First, because it promotes the consumption of a great product and a great protein, normally with an affordable price for virtually the entire population. The second reason is that, with this, we are defeating the invisible enemy of ignorance regarding erroneous myths about eggs.
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Brazilian poultry industry at its best

In Latin America, and around the world, it is overwhelming to see the size of the poultry industry in Brazil. Everything is big, from the size of the companies, to something very important: the conception of Brazilians themselves as poultry producers and the future outlook.
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The difficult path of egg products

A few days ago, my colleague Mark Clements, editor of Poultry International, spoke on his blog of a new egg product launched in Britain, called Dippy Egg[k1] . Other Egg products have been launched in the Latin American market. But do we need new egg products for mass consumption, beyond liquid eggs for the food industry?  Hyperlink text to:  
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Poultry health challenges require changes in business strategies

The biological tsunami of avian influenza seems to be yielding, and from the rubble we will slowly see what we need to do. While this year's outbreak is but the shadow of last year's (4.1 million sacrificed birds to 26 million, respectively), the point is that now the broiler breeder flock was affected. Companies need to find out what is next in the business strategies.
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Reengineering the Mexican poultry industry

The fashion is to reengineer when something is no longer working at maximum efficiency, and the poultry industry is no exception. Talking to colleagues about the relentless issue of avian influenza, Dr. Miguel Angel Marquez said the Mexican poultry industry will require a thorough structural reform.
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Avian influenza reappears in Mexico

Last night, I went to bed right after reading the news in the digital version of the newspaper Reforma that a new avian influenza outbreak was reported in the state of Aguascalientes, in Western Mexico. According to reports, the H7N3 virus A has a genetic similarity of 99 percent with the virus that spread in the outbreak of Los Altos in the state of Jalisco, about 6 or 7 months ago. So far, according to the report MEX 09-01-13 OIE A, a total of 284,755 birds have died, of which only 740 are deaths from the disease and the vast majority from sacrifice.
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Impact of avian influenza experience in Mexico

The National Association of Poultry Specialists of Mexico, ANECA, just carried out an excellent course on emerging diseases that has served us all tremendously to get updated about the terrible case of avian influenza in Mexico. Poultry producers will finish this feat having learned many things.
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