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How coronavirus is affecting China’s poultry industry

The least affected areas of China may now be functioning more normally, but it will take time for the poultry industry to recover from the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
The novel coronavirus while not infecting chickens has nevertheless had a significant impact on China's broiler and egg industries.
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Poultry biosecurity plans prepared humans for COVID-19

As state lawmakers continue to put stay-at-home orders in place, people could learn to be safe by implementing some of the steps associated with poultry biosecurity.
A lot of companies are providing agriculture-related educational worksheets to kids that currently can't go to school, perhaps something on biosecurity could be next and create trust between producers and consumers?
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US-China-trade

US, China enter into poultry regionalization agreement

The deal is part of the continuing process to implement the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement.
The U.S. and China entered into an agreement that U.S. regions unaffected by highly pathogenic avian influenza or virulent Newcastle disease will still be eligible for the continued international trade of poultry products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today.
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Novel-coronavirus-covid

How COVID-19 has hurt China’s poultry industry

While the rest of the world battens down, the least affected areas of China are now functioning more normally, but it will take time for the poultry industry to recover.

The novel coronavirus, while not infecting chickens, has significantly harmed China’s broiler and egg industries.


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Pilgrim’s: Chicken shipments to China picking up

At this point, coronavirus outbreak has not had adverse effect on poultry trade
Pilgrim’s Pride has been actively packing chicken products to fill orders to China, and at the present time, CEO Jayson Penn said the company has not seen any impact on chicken imports due to the current coronavirus outbreak China is experiencing.
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China-US

China approves imports of live poultry from US

While poultry products have already been approved, new announcement clears the way for breeding stock
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced that live poultry can now be imported from the United States, effective February 17.
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Avian-flu-Iran

More avian flu outbreaks in Asian, German poultry

China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Germany all have reported cases, while low pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in Scotland
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in poultry in a second province of China, as well as in several regions of northern Vietnam, and in Taiwan. After an absence of more than three years, the virus has been detected in a German backyard poultry flock.
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Coronavirus could hasten shift from wet markets in China

China is already moving to a more modernized grocery setting when it comes to poultry sales, Tyson Foods CEO says
Human health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak in China could play a role in speeding up the transition from poultry sold at wet markets to a more modern retail grocery setting, Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said.
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China trade

Avian flu returns to Chinese poultry sector

Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Poland also report cases
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in poultry in China’s Hunan province, but this will not impact business for a leading exporter of Thai poultry meat. The infection has returned to Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, and Poland has recorded a further outbreak on a farm. HPAI has been detected in a wild bird in Israel.
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