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Poultry meat trade quantity increasingly dominates meat trade

COVID-19 has no doubt affected trade, but things are looking up.

Global poultry meat trade is projected to be 16.8% higher in 2030 than in the base period 2018-20, with a total quantity projected at 17.5 million metric tons in 2030, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.


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Productivity gains, investments help global poultry industry

Poultry meat continues to grow with investments in spite of pandemic challenges.

While a continued impact of COVID is felt worldwide, global poultry meat production has continued to grow and will reach nearly 135.2 million metric tons in 2021, or an increase of about 1.3% over the previous year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.


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Poultry dominates meats in COVID world

Growth will be largest in developing regions globally.

Over the next decade, overall global meat production is projected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Food and Agriculture Organization to reach 366 million metric tons by 2030 or nearly 40 million metric tons more.


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Federal fines, indictments hit major processors

Pilgrims Pride Corp. was sentenced to pay a $107 million criminal fine in February 2021.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Koch Foods Inc. and Claxton Poultry Farms are among major poultry companies that were allegedly involved in a scheme to limit competition in the broiler market.


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Blaming meat consumption for the world's problems

In the middle of a battle over a new animal welfare law in Mexico, loud voices blame meat and poultry production for a wide range of problems.

In the middle of a battle over a new animal welfare law in Mexico, loud voices blame meat and poultry production for a wide range of problems.


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Brazilian egg production to end 2021 at record high

While the Brazilian egg industry may be contending with rising input costs there appears to be no shortage of demand.
Brazilian demand for eggs has been record-breaking this year, and new records are forecast to be set in 2022, yet the sector is not without its difficulties.
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Multiple challenges hit Astral Foods’ bottom line

For the South African vertically integrated poultry company, rising feed costs had a significant impact on its poultry and feed businesses, but diseases and disruption to power and water supplies also presented significant challenges

Following publication of the company’s financial results for the year just ended, Astral Foods has warned that chicken prices will have to rise.


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Scandi Standard scaling back in Sweden, Ireland

Company will reduce intake of birds and downsize staff as it navigates challenges to business in those countries

Scandi Standard will make adjustments to its poultry production in Sweden and Ireland during the fourth quarter of 2021, the company announced in its interim report, issued on November 12.


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