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Scandi Standard investing in Irish poultry operations

After acquisition of Manor Farm, company is seeking to increase efficiency and improve animal welfare in Ireland
Leif Bergvall Hansen, managing director and CEO of European poultry company Scandi Standard said most of the company’s capital investments this year will be directed for its business in Ireland.
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Mexico will allow imported table eggs to be washed

The Mexican government will now allow importers and producers to wash table eggs following certain requirements in the process.
Mexico announced modifications were made to the sanitary norms and regulations related to eggs and their products to allow the producers, importers and marketers of table eggs to wash them before they reach the consumer.
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Hormel CEO optimistic Jennie-O Turkey Store will rebound

Increased promotional activity, personnel changes and African swine fever losses all have potential to lift turkey company from recent lackluster financial performance
Jennie-O Turkey Store is still underperforming as a result of poor turkey market conditions and two product recalls in 2018, but its parent company, Hormel Foods, is making efforts it believes will help Jennie-O regain lost distribution.
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ASF situation deteriorates in central, eastern Europe

Disease continues to spread across Europe, as well as in South Africa
In recent weeks, African swine fever (ASF) has been reported for the first time in Serbia, and the disease in spreading in domestic pigs in Bulgaria, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Two new outbreaks have also been recorded in South Africa.
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Is artificial intelligence right for poultry production?

Artificial intelligence offers many promises to the poultry industry, but all these promises come with catches.
The promise of labor-saving, flawless decision-making, 24-hour-a-day monitoring, improved processing, predictive feed digestion and bird management is compelling to an industry struggling to hire experienced operatives, but all these promises come with catches.
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Murder-suicide occurs at Plainville Farms facility

Turkey company’s transportation supervisor was apparently killed by a contractor he fired the day before
A transportation supervisor for turkey company Plainville Farms was fatally shot outside the company’s distribution facility in Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, around 5:23 a.m. August 21.
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New ASF cases in 3 Asian states, Russian Far East

Philippines on high alert after increase in pig mortalities
In the past few weeks, African swine fever (ASF) has spread to new regions or returned to previously infected areas of China, Laos, Myanmar and the Far Eastern region of Russia, while the Philippines is in high alert following a sudden increase in mortality among backyard pigs.
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