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Ireland imports barley as local grain remains in storage

Farmers furious that livestock feed producers favor imported grains
While Irish exports of agri-foods have chalked up a ninth year of annual growth, and the country’s beef and pork have been granted access to the Ukrainian market, barley growers are furious that their grain remains stuck in storage.
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Moy Park workers angry over new employment conditions

Company says it will continue to engage with union and work towards a negotiated agreement
The trade union representing around half of the workers at Northern Ireland poultry processor, Moy Park, is calling for a ballot that could lead to industrial action over changes to working conditions proposed by the company’s management team.
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HKScan: Poultry is a driver for growth

Demand for poultry is strong, and company’s new facility in Finland will help meet that demand, CEO says
In his recent presentation during the annual general meeting of Nordic meat and poultry company HKScan, the company’s CEO, Tero Hemmilä’, identified poultry as a key driver for growth.
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China says African swine fever 'under control'

Deadly pig disease returns to South Africa, spreads in Ukraine, Bulgaria
Despite announcing new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), the disease situation in China is under control, according to the agriculture ministry. ASF has returned to South Africa, spread to a new region of Ukraine, and infected more backyard herds in Bulgaria.
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L.J. Fairburn & Son names 3 new leaders

Industry veterans Nigel Butcher, Yvonne Hynd and Davey Hynd join growing U.K. egg company
Lincolnshire-based egg company L.J. Fairburn & Son has appointed three industry leaders to its management team to support its continued growth and rapid investment program.
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VICTAM International a one-stop show for animal feed processors

Event will focus on processing technology, ingredients and additives, and flour and rice milling
VICTAM International is the world’s largest dedicated event for the animal feed processing industries. Co-located with VICTAM International is GRAPAS EMEA, the event for the grain, flour and rice processing industries.
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3 guilty in fraudulent aquaculture venture

Grants issued to program that falsely promised to boost local economy
Three men have pleaded guilty in Cardiff Crown Court in Wales in connection with a scheme to defraud the EU and Welsh governments while promising “to make Wales a world leader in the aquaculture industry.”
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