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Mexico, 7th largest protein producer, open to imports

Mexico is in the top 10 of the world’s largest protein producers in poultry, eggs and other meats and it is completely open to free trade, raising the question of how good it can be

Mexico has positioned itself as the 7th largest animal protein producer in the world. It has had this ranking since 2014. In addition to ranking high in chicken and egg production, it also does in feed production.

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JBS reports hit to 4th-quarter profit

For the last three months and the full year of 2022, Brazil-based JBS S.A. reports a dip in profitability.

Results for the fourth quarter of 2022 just reported by JBS reveal the group’s overall net revenue down 4.5% year-on-year at 93 billion real (BRL; US$17.66 billion).

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Poultry catching companies to pay $353K in wage theft

The U.S. Department of Labor reported more than $5.8 million of wage theft in the agriculture sector in 2022

Two poultry catching companies, Native Poultry LLC and Poultry Labor Solutions Inc., were required to pay $353,141 in back wages to 322 employees for unpaid overtime, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Avian influenza vaccines found effective in layer study

The vaccines can be given in the egg or to day-old chicks in the hatchery.

Two Herpes Virus of Turkey (HVT)-H5 vaccines were found to be effective against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in layer hens under laboratory conditions during a research study at Netherlands-based Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

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