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Hong Kong suspends chicken imports from a Mexican state

The decision responds to recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, Chinese authorities said.
Chinese health authorities reported the decision to suspend the chicken imports from a state of Mexico on July 11.
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Cobb names South American managing director, CFO

Shane Sutton will lead South American operations while Joe Emmanual becomes chief financial officer
Cobb-Vantress promoted Shane Sutton to the position of managing director of South American operations. He previously served as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) for global operations.
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Cargill to acquire swine feed producer in Brazil

The acquisition of Beckers Indústria de Nutrição Animal Ltda. will strengthen Cargill’s position in Brazil’s swine nutrition sector
The transaction should be completed in the coming weeks, depending on the regulatory approvals of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).
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Dates announced for 2020 Latin American Poultry Summit

The International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), WATT Global Media and the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) announce the dates for the 2020 Latin American Poultry Summit, to be held Monday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.
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Lorival Luz becomes global CEO of BRF

He previously served as global chief operating officer, a position that has been eliminated
Lorival Luz has begun is tenure as global chief executive officer (CEO) of Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF.
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Cobb-Vantress enhances South American technical services team

Cobb-Vantress, Inc., a leading supplier of broiler breeders and technical service, recently announced enhancements to the South American technical service team. Among them, Cobb promoted Marcus Briganó as the new service and research manager for South America, while adding two new specialists.
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Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty

Mexican poultry producers are optimistic, but they worry about changes coming from the country’s new government, as well as foreign trade and regulations.
The Mexican National Poultry Producers Association estimates the country’s poultry industry will grow in 2019. Its broiler market is expected to grow by 3% and its egg market will grow by 2.5%.
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NGFA, NAEGA issue statement on potential US tariffs on Mexico

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) issued the following statement on May 31 in response to President Trump’s May 30 announcement that he intends to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico starting June 10 in response to illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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ASF: The perfect storm in favor of Brazil

African swine fever will disrupt global animal protein trade, which will benefit other industries and other countries.
“African swine fever (ASF) is a global reality that will cause changes: it is a disruption of global trade,” said Ricardo Santin, vice president and market director of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), in São Paulo.
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