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Top world broiler, egg rankings for 2019

A few companies continue to dominate our listings, but not everything stays the same.
The same leading poultry companies hold the top spots again in the ranking of top broiler and egg rankings this year, but that does not mean the industry is not evolving.
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Special report

Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2018.
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2018.
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IBDv suspected at New Zealand egg farm

One other nearby property has a suspect case of virus that has been absent from New Zealand since the 1990s
Biosecurity New Zealand is responding to a possible detection of a poultry virus, Infectious Bursal Disease virus (IBDV) type 1 in a layer egg farm in Otago and one other nearby property.
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Australian egg farmers feel financial squeeze

Farmers supplying Coles chain say they are being paid less for eggs than the cost of production
Farmers in Western Australia supplying Coles supermarket chain say they are being paid less than the cost of production for their eggs from barn-raised hens at a time of high costs, a nationwide egg shortage, and just as the limit on egg consumption in a heart-healthy diet have been lifted.
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New Zealand egg production expected to drop

Some New Zealand egg producers choose not to remain in industry rather than covert to cage-free operations
As New Zealand moves away from the use of conventional cages on layer farms, egg production in the country could decline by about 4.5 percent, one analyst estimated.
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