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Gradus raises US$48 million in public offering

Funds raised through IPO will be used to develop existing and new business lines for food products
Bulgarian poultry meat producer, Gradus AD has raised 81.4 million lev (BGN; US$48.1 million at current exchange rates) from the sale of shares on the country’s stock exchange.
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WATT Poultry Trends returns to VIV Europe

Changing concerns impacting both the broiler and layer sectors examined at WATT Global Media seminar
The increasing complexity in broiler selection and changing rearing practices in egg production, driven by consumer concerns, were examined during hour-long seminar.
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Aaylex set to invest in Romanian poultry sector

Outside investments the firm to develop and expand over the next two years to become a leading vertically integrated producer in the region.
A Polish fund with other business interests in Romania has underwritten a bond issue by one of the country’s leading poultry meat producers and exporters, Aaylex Group.
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Hubbard JA257 accredited by Better Life scheme in the Netherlands

Hubbard is delighted to announce that the ‘Hubbard JA257’, a new Hubbard Premium breed made up of the recently introduced Hubbard M22 male mated with the well-known Hubbard JA57 female, has been accredited by the Dutch Animal Welfare Association (‘Dierenbescherming’) for use in their Better Life (‘Beter Leven’) certification scheme.
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Moy Park announces multi-million pound investment program

Moy Park has announced an investment of over £18 million across a number of its sites in Lincolnshire. The investments form part of the company's ongoing strategic investment program which is focused on enhancing operations across its agriculture and processing facilities, boosting production to a record 6 million birds per week in response to growing customer demand.
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ForFarmers strengthens position in Belgium by acquiring Voeders Algoet

ForFarmers is acquiring Voeders Algoet, a feed company established in Zulte, close to the Belgian ForFarmers sites.
ForFarmers is paying circa 7 times Voeders Algoet's EBITDA. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half year of 2018, pending, among others, approval from the Belgian competition authorities.
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