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Scandi Standard investing in Irish poultry operations

After acquisition of Manor Farm, company is seeking to increase efficiency and improve animal welfare in Ireland
Leif Bergvall Hansen, managing director and CEO of European poultry company Scandi Standard said most of the company’s capital investments this year will be directed for its business in Ireland.
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ASF situation deteriorates in central, eastern Europe

Disease continues to spread across Europe, as well as in South Africa
In recent weeks, African swine fever (ASF) has been reported for the first time in Serbia, and the disease in spreading in domestic pigs in Bulgaria, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Two new outbreaks have also been recorded in South Africa.
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UK chicken shops to help tackle knife crime

Cruelly pointless or a way of reducing knife carrying, chicken shop initiative draws mixed reactions
Specially designed packaging for use in quick service chicken restaurants in the UK seeks to warn younger customers of the dangers of carrying a knife.
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ASF and the trade of genetics, consultants and feeds

There is an underground movement to eschew animals, people and products that have been in ASF-affected areas, but everything remains rather hushed for the moment.
Perhaps it is an overreaction. Perhaps it is an opportunity to cut back on costs. Perhaps it is neither or both, but I have heard of cases where major pig producers are keeping growing-finishing gilts back for breeding as they decided to stop bringing in new genetic stock in fear of introducing the African swine fever (ASF) virus to their herds.
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Security at Helsinki airport increased due to ASF fears

Food detection dog being trained to help keep African swine fever out of Finland
In order to help prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) into Finland, the country’s Customs agency is training a new detector dog to detect food of animal origin at Helsinki Airport, Evira, the Finnish Food Authority announced.
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Tesco promotes alternatives for salmon feed

UK retailers encourages suppliers to use more sustainable aquafeeds such as algal oil
U.K. grocery retailer Tesco is encouraging the aquaculture industry to use more sustainable alternatives to fish oil, such as algal oil, in aquafeeds.
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Europe, US better structured to handle ASF than China

Recent African swine fever detections in Europe are worrisome, but disease shouldn’t be as devastating there as it has been in China, economist Arlan Suderman says
New cases of African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs in Europe are cause for great concern, but the disease should not be as devastating to the European pork industry as it has been to date in China.
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