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Infographic: GAP broiler standard commitments

List of companies pledging to source broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership standards growing
While the pace has slowed down, companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
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Trade versus standards: challenges for US, UK

Negotiators from the United Kingdom and the United States have taken up opposing views over chicken and beef standards
Already in the present early stage of trade talks, negotiators from the United Kingdom (UK) and the US have taken up opposing views over chicken and beef.
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One vaccine protects poultry against 3 infectious diseases

New therapy provides immune foundation against Marek’s Disease, Infectious Bursal Disease and Newcastle Disease.
Until recently, poultry producers who wanted to protect their flocks against Marek’s Disease, Infectious Bursal Disease and Newcastle Disease had to use two vaccines – that couldn’t be used together – to protect against the three diseases.
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ASF drives global poultry market in 2020

ASF is altering demand patterns for meat across the globe and across species, setting the poultry industry up to benefit from the pork sector's difficulties.
While some markets may be facing oversupply, China's continuing difficulties with African swine fever will provide opportunities for poultry and other animal protein suppliers.
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Foster Farms innovates with new product lines

CEO Dan Huber highlights some of the company's latest initiatives in interview with The Modesto Bee
Foster Farms, the largest poultry producer in the western half of the United States, has made some meaningful strides in innovation in the past year, a recent news article indicated.
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Are alternative proteins just a trend?

Large animal protein companies are expecting growth in their alternative protein portfolios, however, some have suggested they believe sales will hit a ceiling
I am afraid animal welfare and environmental concerns for a younger generation of consumers is going to play a bigger role in the demand for alternative proteins than we as livestock producers would like.
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