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Tyson Foods to acquire BRF Thai, European operations

Acquisition supports Tyson Foods’ valued-added and international growth strategies
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.
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Consumer trends affect animal feed production

Alltech’s 2019 Global Feed Survey shows how consumers affect protein production
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.
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African swine fever virus detection in pork sparks concern

Disease detected for the first time in Mongolia
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.
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Avian flu confirmed in poultry in Iran, Taiwan

Virus has also been found in wild birds in Denmark
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.
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Cargill to grow Pakistan business with $200M investment

Planned investment across agricultural trading, oilseeds crushing, edible oils, animal feed and dairy industries
Cargill renewed its long-standing commitment to Pakistan by announcing plans to invest more than $200 million in the next three to five years.
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