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Inghams delivers solid growth for half-year

Improvements in net profit achieved despite avian influenza and COVID-19 challenges
With its latest half-year results, Australia-based poultry integrator Inghams Group highlights solid growth in poultry volumes, and strong improvements in the firm’s financial results.
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Baiada recalls Steggles turkey products in Australia

Incorrect labeling fails to declare possible allergens
Baiada Poultry Pty Limited is conducting a recall of Steggles Frozen Turkey Breast Roast products that come in 1-kilogram packaging, according to a notice on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website.
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Avian flu threat continues in Australia

New cases of avian influenza are discovered in Russia, Taiwan and South Africa
While there have been no further outbreaks in Australia over the past week, avian influenza controls remain in place where previous cases have been recorded. New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in Russia and Taiwan.
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Australia confirms third avian flu virus type in poultry

Australia’s government has confirmed that a third type of the avian influenza virus has been detected in commercial poultry within one month. While the latest is defined as a mild form of the disease, it has brought mortalities to an emu flock. In Russia, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has spread to two new regions, and a further outbreak has been recorded among native chickens in Taiwan.
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Australia, Taiwan report avian flu in commercial poultry

New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in laying hens and emus in Australia, as well as among native chickens in Taiwan. The disease has returned to Russia’s Siberia, and a mild form of the virus has been detected again in South African ostriches after a one-year absence.
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Ingham’s net profits down 86.1% during past fiscal year

COVID-19-related restrictions in Australia and New Zealand, elevated feed costs provided plenty of challenges for poultry company
The COVID-19 pandemic and related stay-at-home orders had a meaningful impact on the financial performance of Australia-based poultry company Ingham’s Group.
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Avian flu outbreaks center on Western Pacific region

While further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed among poultry in Australia, Taiwan and Vietnam, multiple outbreaks have been reported in North Korea. For the first time in seven years, the mild form of the disease has been detected in two Australian flocks.
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Commission: Australia poultry companies can cooperate

Ingham’s, Turosi, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm and the Australian Chicken Meat Federation can work together to ensure sufficient supply of chickens and chicken meat amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said chicken processors will be allowed to work together to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Stage 4 restrictions imposed by the Victorian government.
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Australia, Philippines and Russia report return of avian flu in poultry

Recent mortalities and reduced production in poultry have been linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Countries confirming the latest outbreaks are on different continents, and three virus families are involved. Meanwhile, new research highlights the need to protect domestic poultry from wild birds, which represent the most likely source of infection.
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Victoria order will slow production at 2 Ingham’s plants

Ingham’s will need to reduce its workforce at its plants in Somerville and Thomastown as the Australian state hopes to control the spread of COVID-19
The premier of the Australian state of Victoria has issued Stage 4 lockdown measures for Victorian meat and poultry processing plants, leaving two plants operated by Ingham’s to have to make adjustments.
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