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2 Sisters steps up to act on mental health

2 Sisters Food Group signed an employer pledge on Feb. 4 with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to discuss their mental health problems.
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MHP completes Perutnina Ptuj acquisition

MHP pledges to maintain Perutnina Ptuj’s quality standards, protect and add jobs, and expand production
MHP, the largest poultry company in the Ukraine, has completed its acquisition of the majority stake of Perutnina Ptuj, the largest poultry company in Slovenia.
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Russian agri-food firms report higher revenues

Cherkizovo and Ros Agro Group report strong financial results, but both companies are being investigated by Russian tax authority
Two of Russia’s largest agri-food firms, Cherkizovo Group and Ros Agro Group, have reported higher revenues in 2018, but are among a number of companies currently under investigation by the country’s tax authority.
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Animal feed shortage reported in Ireland

Dry summer, cold winter have effects on grass growth in pastures
While the demand for livestock feed generally across the Republic of Ireland is subdued, farmers in some areas of the south and east are reporting they are short of fodder supplies, and having to feed more compound feed.
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Rising feed costs hit Atria's 2018 bottom line

Review of company's Russian business to come
Finland-based meat firm, Atria PLC, has blamed higher raw material costs — particularly for livestock feeds — for a 37 percent fall in profit in 2018 compared to the previous year, and disappointing results are behind an upcoming review of the company’s Russian business.
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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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PHW Group to distribute JUST egg alternative in Europe

US company hopes to use German poultry company’s sales and distribution network to make egg-like product widely available in Europe
JUST Inc. and PHW Group have signed a distribution agreement, in which the German poultry company will use its sales and distribution network to accelerate the adoption of JUST’s plant-based egg substitute product to consumers in Europe.
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