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Ireland imports barley as local grain remains in storage

Farmers furious that livestock feed producers favor imported grains
While Irish exports of agri-foods have chalked up a ninth year of annual growth, and the country’s beef and pork have been granted access to the Ukrainian market, barley growers are furious that their grain remains stuck in storage.
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Expert: African swine fever will change face of animal ag

Joe Kerns uses the EIC Forum to address African swine fever and how it will continue to impact the global meat market for as far any prediction may indicate.
With no signs of a solution, ASF will continue to demand the attention of the global meat market for as far as any statistical information would indicate.
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US poultry, eggs, beef gain access to Tunisia

Tunisia expected to initially import $5-10 million worth of US protein annually
The governments of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. poultry, egg and beef products into Tunisia.
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Growth of poultry driving demand for organic livestock feed

Despite increased need for organic feed, report finds production of key US commodities not keeping pace
Overall demand for organic feed is expected to grow 6-7%, and demand for protein meal is especially high. However, domestic soybean supplies have not kept pace, which has led to increased reliance on imported commodities and may undercut domestic growers.
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Tyson gets abatements for Texas warehouse facility

Denton County approves abatements in addition to those earlier offered by city
Tyson Foods has been approved to receive about $95,000 worth of tax abatements from officials in Denton County, Texas, for the construction of a refrigerated warehouse in the county.
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Mountaire dedicates new $170 million poultry plant

Facility in Siler City, North Carolina, will have capacity to harvest 1.4 million chickens per week
Mountaire Farms officially opened its new $170 million poultry processing plant in Siler City, North Carolina, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 16.
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Brazilian chicken exports reduced in March 2019

Brazil exported 340,500 tons of chicken in March, which is lower than the figure in the same month last year, although better than in February 2019.
In terms of revenues, monthly shipments reached US$564.8 million, a balance 4.1 percent lower than the sales of March 2018.
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OSI earns Outstanding Innovation Award from Whole Foods Market

OSI was honored by Whole Foods Market with an award for Outstanding Innovation at the company’s annual Supplier Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas. The annual awards recognize suppliers that embody Whole Foods Market’s mission and values through a proven commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, organic integrity, innovation, and partnership.
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