Acquisition supports Tyson Foods’ valued-added and international growth strategies
February 7, 2019
Tyson Foods has agreed to acquire the Thai and European operations of BRF. The US$340 million purchase includes four processing facilities in Thailand, one processing facility in the Netherlands and one processing facility in the United Kingdom.
Changing consumer trends around the world will affect animal feed production in 2019, according to Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, who presented the company’s 2019 Global Feed Survey on Tuesday.
While two countries have announced that the African swine fever (ASF) virus has been detected in illegally imported pork products, new outbreaks of the disease continue to be reported in domestic pigs in China and Romania, as well as for the first time in Mongolia.
Official reports of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been received from Iran and Taiwan in the last week, while the virus has again been detected in wild birds in Denmark.