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Researchers extract antibiotics from animal products

New extraction process could reduce cost of controlling, testing for antibiotics in animal products
Scientists experimenting with an emerging class of solvents, called supramolecular solvents, believe the substance holds promise as part of a new method to extract antibiotics from animal products.
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Egyptian bank offers finance for poultry projects

To support the growth of the domestic poultry sector, Egypt’s agricultural bank is offering loans to investors at a low interest rate. Production of both chicken meat and eggs needs to be stepped up significantly if Egypt is to supply the requirements of its growing population in the coming years.
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Highly pathogenic avian flu returns to Iraq

More than 21,700 birds die at Iraqi farm
Iraq has confirmed the country's first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry for more than one year. New cases have been reported in Hungary and Taiwan, while veterinary authorities continue to deal with the aftermath of previous avian flu outbreaks in Ireland and the U.S.
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BRF acquiring Saudi company Joody Al Sharqiya

When transaction is finalized, BRF plans to quadruple the capacity at meat production facility
BRF is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the planned acquisition of Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory, a Saudi Arabia-based meat company.
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Feed shortage forces Iranian farmers to cull chickens

Less feed has been imported into Iran since COVID-19 pandemic began
In Iran, the coronavirus pandemic has led to such severe shortages of feed that poultry breeders are unable to sell day-old chicks. In other countries—China, the U.S., and the European Union—the poultry industries are experiencing the adverse effects of the disease in contrasting ways.
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BRF to hire over 2,000 people during COVID-19 pandemic

Company also makes sizeable donation to help medical professionals deal with the pandemic
BRF announced it is hiring more than 2,000 people in an effort to help the company maintain its production and supply levels as global demand for meat and poultry products spikes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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VIV MEA postponed due to coronavirus

Event rescheduled for August 31 to September 2
The VIV MEA management team has decided to postpone VIV MEA 2020 to August 31 to September 2, 2020, in Abu Dhabi due to the situation report #39 from the World Health Organization published on February 28 in which the risk assessment for the regional level as well as the global level changed from high to very high.
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MHP eyes growth in Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Croatia

Company says it is planning a ‘sizeable greenfield project’ in Saudi Arabia
Ukrainian agrifood company Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) is planning what it refers to as a “sizeable greenfield project” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as possible expansion projects in Serbia and Croatia.
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Saudi Arabia suspends imports from 2 BRF poultry plants

Poultry imports from facilities in Dois Vizinhos and Francisco Beltrao cannot ship to Saudi Arabia as allegations of feed and premix violations are investigated
Two BRF plants in Brazil have been suspended from exporting poultry products to Saudi Arabia, the company announced.
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Maple Leaf Foods CEO tweets anger over Iran airstrike

Mad because a Maple Leaf Foods employee's wife and child were killed, Michael McCain appears to place blame on Trump administration
Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain took to Twitter to express his anger after the wife and child of a Maple Leaf Foods employee were killed when a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet was shot down accidentally after Iran launched attacks on two Iraqi military bases housing American troops.
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