Progress in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has received a boost as the Dutch government made a pledge to start a new international multi-agency trust fund to tackle the issue.
The only state officially reporting new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) over the past week is Taiwan, but the authorities and poultry farmers in Mexico have been meeting to discuss measures to bring about the control the disease situation across the country.
Decision-makers from leading chicken supply chain companies will discuss challenges and opportunities — and how to succeed, grow and be profitable — during a panel at the 2019 Chicken Marketing Summit.
Cherkizovo Group of Russia has officially opened its fifth pig farm in the Penza region, and plans further expansion as the result of a favorable business environment in the region, and the prospect of pork export opportunities to China. The firm has also recently announced plans for further investment in the Siberian poultry sector.
Research has revealed a promising new approach for the development of a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) for pigs. While no outbreaks of ASF affecting commercial pig herds in any country have been officially reported in the past week, there have been further cases among village herds in Romania and Vietnam, and the disease has spread to Laos.