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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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Top world broiler, egg rankings for 2019

A few companies continue to dominate our listings, but not everything stays the same.
The same leading poultry companies hold the top spots again in the ranking of top broiler and egg rankings this year, but that does not mean the industry is not evolving.
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Poultry Africa 2019 responds to growing demand

Catering to Africa’s growing demand for poultry meat and eggs, the second edition of Poultry Africa is taking place in Rwanda.
Trade event Poultry Africa 2019, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda,reflects a positive outlook for African chicken meat and egg production.
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Special report

Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2018.
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2018.
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Poultry, sugar reined back RCL Foods’ profits

Profitability down 25% for South African company
Despite achieving an increase in total revenue, South African agri-food group RCL Foods reports a fall of more than 25% in overall profitability for the past fiscal year, reflecting major challenges faced by its poultry and sugar businesses.
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New ASF outbreaks in 8 European states, Zimbabwe

Two large farms in Russia have been affected by African swine fever
Further cases of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in eight countries in central and eastern Europe over the past week, and the disease appears to have returned to Zimbabwe, affecting a new region.
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Dairy producers in central Kenya see output growth

The Nakuru region has enjoyed positive developments in the dairy sector
There are causes for optimism in the dairy industry in one region of Kenya, but milk producers and processors elsewhere face a number of challenges ranging from cheap imports to poor quality feeds and increasing environmental legislation.
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