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  • Covid-19: Challenges and new opportunities in poultry sector
    on June 3, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Massive increases in demand for shell eggs from retailers coupled with a huge drop in eggs sales in the foodservice sector, have been 2 of the major challenges facing egg companies during Covid-19.

  • Politics hinder growth in Iran’s poultry sector
    on June 3, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Iran could be a poultry production power house, with Iranian poultry farmers having the potential to boost exports to 500,000 tons of meat per year, but sanctions and national politics remain an invincible obstacle on this path. Recently this culminated in birds being killed due to lack of feedstuffs entering the country.

  • May Business Update: What’s new in the world of poultry?
    on June 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

    We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the poultry industry worldwide.

  • Promoting cage-free egg production in SE Asia
    on June 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres) in the Netherlands has partnered with consultancy firm Global Food Partners (GFP) to establish a training centre to offer farmers the necessary training and tools to ensure long-term sustainability and competitiveness in cage-free egg production in Southeast Asia.

  • Brazil: Covid-19 cases spike among processing plant workers
    on May 29, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Processing facilities in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná are being hit hard by a spike in the cases of coronavirus. Together these states account for almost 70% of poultry and 65% of pork production in the country.

  • Sustainability Expert Group to support the egg industry
    on May 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

    The International Egg Commission (IEC) is bringing together experts with an interest in sustainable agricultural food production, to form a new Environmental Sustainability Expert Group. Supporting the Global Initiative for Sustainable Eggs (GISE), the group will champion continuous development and improvement of sustainable practices throughout the egg value chain.

  • Enhancing poultry genetics in Sub-Sahara Africa
    on May 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Moves to design and supply enhanced poultry genetics across sub-Saharan Africa are in full swing as part of developments to enhance sustainable production on the Continent.

  • Millions invested to revive Ghana’s poultry sector
    on May 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Ghana’s Agricultural Development Bank has announced a GHC500 million (US$?87 million) loan facility in support of the government’s Broiler Revitalisation Programme aimed at increasing the domestic production of chicken.

  • UK poultry: New Bill labels ‘key food workers’ low skilled
    on May 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Fears are growing that the UK poultry industry could be decimated after it emerged that the Home Office’s Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill has labelled key food workers as “low skilled”.

  • Ovostar Union plans egg production in Latvia
    on May 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Gallusman, part of Ukraine’s Ovostar Union Group has announced plans to invest € 100 million to build a huge egg production facility in Latvia. The project is planned as a joint venture with Nordic energy company ADVEN with nearly 90% of eggs from the new facility destined for exports.

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