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Maple Leaf Foods weighing options for Shelbyville plant

Purchase of tempeh plant in Indianapolis gives the company time to decide ‘what Shelbyville needs to represent’
When Maple Leaf Foods announced it was purchasing a processing plant to produce tempeh products for its plant-based protein subsidiary Greenleaf Foods, that put plans to construct a new facility in Shelbyville, Indiana, on hold.
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Is the US poultry industry ready for another HPAI outbreak?

The 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza impacted the US poultry industry a great deal, should the issue arise again, commercial producers may be more prepared now than then.
Small flocks may not utilize biosecurity practices and proper communication correctly, this could pose a threat.
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Peco Foods gets credit for increasing sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue in Randoph County, Arkansas, rose 13% in 2020, while the sales tax revenue in the city of Pocahontas rose 15%
Randolph County, Arkansas, and its county seat both saw double-digit growth in sales tax revenue in 2020, and the added jobs at the Peco Foods poultry complex in the county is being given at least some credit for that increased revenue.
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Sanderson Farms Q2

Sanderson to process 1.6 million less chickens in 3 states

Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi storms led to loss of 455,000 broilers, 545,000 chicks and 703,000 hatching eggs
The recent winter storms have had a significant negative impact on Sanderson Farms’ operations in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. As a result, the chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms said the company will process about 1.6 million fewer chickens at its plants in those three states.
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Maple Leaf Foods’ net earnings increase 45.2%

Company’s sales grow 11.1% during the fourth quarter of 2020
Maple Leaf Foods reported net earnings of CA$25.4 million (US$20.3 million) for the fourth quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, a 45.2% increase when compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year.
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veterinarians examining piglet 1602

We could use the help of vets in this pandemic

Veterinarians have the educational background and expertise to help solve many epidemic and pandemic issues, including vaccinating people.
It seems that zoonoses have been the cause of many of the epidemics and pandemics, and veterinarians have always been there.
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Inghams delivers solid growth for half-year

Improvements in net profit achieved despite avian influenza and COVID-19 challenges
With its latest half-year results, Australia-based poultry integrator Inghams Group highlights solid growth in poultry volumes, and strong improvements in the firm’s financial results.
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