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Investment plans follow Tanmiah Food’s IPO

Saudi Arabia-based company’s plans fit well with national policy to raise self-sufficiency in poultry meat production.

Saudi Arabia-based Tanmiah Food Company has announced it will make a number of investments to support an expansion in poultry production. Coming shortly after an oversubscribed Initial Public Offering (IPO), the company’s plans fit well with national policy to raise self-sufficiency in poultry meat production. 

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Cobb, Al-Watania set to double production in Middle East

Following investments in hatcheries, grandparent operations, and distribution, the companies are set to produce 4 million Cobb500 parent stock per year
Cobb-Vantress and its long-standing partner Al-Watania Poultry are celebrating continued expansion in the Middle East.
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BRF halal revenues up nearly 23% in Q1

While volume is down nearly 3%, the average price is up substantially when compared to the same quarter of fiscal year 2020
BRF reported a strong performance for its halal poultry distribution during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021.
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avian influenza

Avian flu outbreaks reported in Afghanistan, western India

This season’s first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in poultry in Afghanistan, and new outbreaks are reported in two states in western India. Following confirmation of the transmission of the H5N8 infection to humans, Vietnam has been urged to extend its surveillance to include this variant. China has registered three more cases in children infected with a flu virus of avian origin.
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BRF enters cell-cultured food sector

Memorandum of understanding establishes BRF as an exclusive distributor of Aleph Farms cultivated proteins in Brazil
Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF has taken another step toward diversification with an agreement for the development and production of cell-cultured foods.
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BRF finalizes Joody Al Sharqiya acquisition

Brazi-based company intends to expand food processing plant in Saudi Arabia
Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF has finalized the acquisition of Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory, a company which operates a food processing plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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First chicken hatchery in Oman ready to start production

Osool Poultry Company hopes to start production at hatchery in a matter of weeks
By mid-January of 2021, the Osool Poultry Company of the Sultanate of Oman is scheduled to start production of hatching eggs. The first chicken hatchery in the country, it aims to help raise food security, and reduce reliance on imports.
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Nine countries report avian flu in poultry

New cases are reported in 3 Asian countries, 4 European countries
Registering new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the past week have been Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and four European countries. The infection has also returned to domestic flocks in Egypt and Iran. New research reveals that four avian flu viruses currently circulating in Europe are closely related. In China, the latest human case of the disease has been fatal.
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