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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 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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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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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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JBS, WH Group sign supply and distribution agreement

Company will jointly offer portfolio of Friboi and Seara products
JBS and WH Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the supply and distribution of fresh beef, poultry and pork to the Chinese market, JBS stated in a notice to the market on January 27.
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What does US-China trade deal mean for poultry industry?

Document on U.S. Trade Representative website offers some insights about parts of the agreement and how it affects the poultry sector
Phase One of a trade deal between the United States and China was signed by both parties on January 15, but many questions have been asked since the signing ceremony was held.
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First phase of US-China trade deal signed

Under agreement, $40 billion to $50 billion in US agricultural goods would be purchased annually
U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice Premier Liu He of the Republic of China signed the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal, which the Trump administration touts as a huge boost for American agriculture.
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