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More avian flu cases found in Mexico, Argentina

Losses include six layer flocks in Mexico and one broiler flock in Argentina

Six new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in Mexico and one new case has been reported in Argentina, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).

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Ingham’s to acquire Bromley Park Hatcheries

Deal is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of the 2024 fiscal year

Ingham’s, Oceana’s largest producer of poultry, entered into an agreement for the conditional purchase of the poultry meat business and assets of New Zealand’s Bromley Park Hatcheries (BPH).

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Can fish meal help with broiler breeder fertility?

Research done at North Carolina State University indicates it could, but more testing needs to be done

As the broiler industry is hoping hatchability rates improve, North Carolina State University researchers conducted a study to see if fertility in breeding roosters could be improved by giving them a feed that included fish meal.

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Tennessee reports HPAI case in commercial broilers

The latest case was confirmed in Weakley County, but the size of the flock has not yet been disclosed

Tennessee State Veterinarian Samantha Beaty on January 20 reported a new detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial broiler chicken flock at a farm in Weakley County.

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Food insecurity – a global challenge for poultry

Chicken may be the world’s favorite protein, but neither its supply nor the hard work that goes into its production should ever be taken for granted.

The global poultry industry must work together if forecast demand for chicken meat is to be satisfied allowing consumers to access the food they need.

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