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UK egg producers fear end of import levies

If Brexit occurs, egg producers could face consequences, says British Egg Industry Council
The egg industry in the United Kingdom (UK) could be “massively undermined” if the present Prime Minister’s plans for Brexit become reality. And that could occur just 13 months from now.
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MHP poultry exports stable despite trade barriers

Year-over-year poultry exports decline, but exports from Perutnina Ptuj acquisition more than offsets that decline
Ukraine-based agrifood company MHP’s growth strategy through increased imports hit a snag during the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, with chicken meat exports seeing a slight drop.
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ADM CFO: Impact of ASF to be felt more in 2020

ADM's Ray Young says animal protein production outside of China will increase as China gradually rebuilds its pig herd
The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China’s impact on Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will likely be felt more in 2020 than it has to date in 2019, ADM Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said.
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2 new vND cases detected in California

It is the first detection of the disease in more than two months
Two new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have been detected in San Bernardino County, California, making them the first vND detections in the United States since September 4.
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Australian protesters push for cage-free production

Despite pressure from consumers, a Member of Parliament says conventionally produced eggs are still needed within the Australian market
Recently, the New South Wales (NSW) Labor Party decided not to move forward with a 10-year phase-out of conventional cage housing for egg-laying hens.
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JBS reports strong results in third quarter of FY 2019

Company reported a net income of US$85 million
JBS reported a net income of BRL356.7 million (US$85 million) for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, marking a significant turnaround from the third quarter of the previous year, when it posted a net loss of BRL133.5 million (US$31.8 million).
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Staff key to good poultry welfare at slaughter

European Food Safety Authority publishes recommendations on poultry welfare around slaughter
Whether arising from inadequate training or skills, personnel failings may lie at the root of the most issues relating to poultry welfare at slaughter, according to a new European report. This applies whether the birds are slaughtered as part of the food chain, or for disease control.
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