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Taiwan’s battle against avian flu continues

Three new cases are reported in Asian country
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.
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Facing chicken supply chain challenges, opportunities

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.
Consumers have more choices for when, where and how they buy chicken than ever before. 
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Cherkizovo eyes pork export opportunities to China

Company also plans further investment in Siberian poultry sector
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.
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Laos reports first cases of African swine fever

And research around development of a vaccine against the disease is promising
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.
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