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Avian flu breaks out in Bulgarian, Vietnamese poultry

New avian influenza cases have also been reported in the Czech Republic and Taiwan
Continuing the recent pattern of outbreaks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed for the first time in new areas of Bulgaria and Vietnam. Further cases have also been recorded in the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
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More avian flu outbreaks in Asian, German poultry

China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Germany all have reported cases, while low pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in Scotland
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in poultry in a second province of China, as well as in several regions of northern Vietnam, and in Taiwan. After an absence of more than three years, the virus has been detected in a German backyard poultry flock.
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Avian flu returns to poultry in India, Poland

Taiwan is also dealing with more cases of the virus
Following the end-of-year holidays, official reports have been lodged recording outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry in India, Poland, and Taiwan. The disease has also caused mortality among wild birds in China.
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Avian flu in more poultry flocks in Taiwan

Meanwhile, commercial poultry flock affected with avian influenza in United Kingdom is culled
New cases of highly pathogenic avian flu have been confirmed in poultry in Taiwan, and ostriches in South Africa over the past week. In the United Kingdom (U.K.), a commercial flock infected with a mild form of the disease has been culled.
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Tyson looks to expand beef business into Kazakhstan

Collaborative project explores development of a production facility in Kazakhstan
Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, signed an agreement with the Republic of Kazakhstan and private holding company Kusto Group to collaborate on a project that, in its initial phase could lead to the construction of a modern beef processing plant in Kazakhstan, with an anticipated harvest capacity of 2,000 head per day.
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Indian egg production, consumption to keep rising

Egg production and consumption have increased rapidly over the last decade, but there remains scope for significantly more expansion
Egg consumption and production levels have risen dramatically in India, and with a strongly-growing economy, there is still much potential for further growth.
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First low pathogenic avian flu case found in Nigeria

Avian influenza situations in Nepal and Vietnam considered resolved
A mild form of avian influenza has been detected in Nigerian poultry for the first time, while Taiwan has reported another outbreak linked to a highly pathogenic virus. In Nepal and Vietnam, the authorities report that the disease has been controlled.
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New avian flu virus suspected in Taiwan’s poultry

Potentially three different variants of the virus could be present in Taiwan
Only Taiwan has officially recorded any new cases of the highly pathogenic form of avian flu in poultry during November. The disease has been ruled out as the cause of recent mass mortality of wild birds in India, and one province in Thailand has taken measures to prevent wild birds transmitting the virus to people and poultry.
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CPF reports better-than-expected Q3 earnings

Earnings jump 23% when compared to same period of 2018
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) reported earnings of THB6.06 billion (US$200 million) in the third quarter, an increase by 23% from the same period last year.
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