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South Korea raises ASF preparedness level

New outbreaks of African swine fever reported in several countries
Although no cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in the country, South Korea has introduced new measures to prevent spread of the disease from North Korea. New outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam, as well as among the wild boar population in Europe.
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Fukuda Breeders selects HatchTech to build hatchery in Japan

Hatchery will have capacity to set 720,000 eggs per week
Fukuda Breeders, a large broiler hatchery company, and HatchTech recently signed an agreement for the construction of a new turn-key hatchery in Japan. HatchTech will deliver the total package of incubation solutions, including MicroClimer Setters and Hatchers, a Chick Storage Room and ventilation, cooling and heating equipment. The capacity of this hatchery will be 720,000 eggs per week.
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African swine fever hits a third Polish pig farm

New outbreaks also confirmed across Asia and Europe
That African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed at two commercial farms in different regions of Poland within one month must be matter for concern for a country fighting a long-running battle against the disease in its wild boar population. New outbreaks of the disease have also been confirmed in domestic pigs in China, Hong Kong, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
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Avian flu studies reveal climate change impacts, unknown virus presence

New cases discovered in Nigeria, Taiwan, Bangladesh
Additional cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the poultry sectors of Nigeria and Taiwan, while a new virus has been detected at live bird markets in Bangladesh for the first time. A health professional considers there may have been more human cases of the disease in Nepal, and disease experts have been examining the likely impacts of climate change on avian flu viruses.
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African swine fever hits North Korea, losses mount in Vietnam

Losses in Vietnam estimated at 1.7 million animals
Vietnam’s battle to bring African swine fever (ASF) under control continues, but losses are already estimated at 1.7 million animals. There have been new outbreaks in domestic pigs in China, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Ukraine, and a first outbreak has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Korea.
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What’s happening in the Asian poultry market?

Rising incomes and changing demographics offer Asia’s poultry producers the chance to sell more, at higher margin products, but not without difficulties.
Asian chicken meat and egg production and consumption are being driven higher by societal changes that present challenges and opportunities for the region’s poultry producers.
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