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Cherkizovo 2014 H1 poultry sales up 25%

Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and fodder producer, has released their operational results for the first half of 2014, which shows an increase in poultry sales of 25% year-on-year (y-o-y). Poultry Division Total sales in the Poultry Division for the first half of 2014 increased by 25...

State of emergency declared in Lithuania due to ASF

The recent outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) on one of the largest pig farms in Lithuania, has forced the country’s Food and Veterinary Service to stop the export of non-heat-treated pork and declare a state of emergency in all border regions of the country. The ban applies to raw pork, and som...

Feed price hikes cause unrest in Indian poultry sector

An unprecedented increase in the cost of poultry feed inputs such as maize and soya meal, is pushing India’s major poultry producing states towards a major slump with several farmers incurring huge losses. The National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the government to grant a mora...

Cherkizovo: Positive 2014 H1 results in pork sector

Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and fodder producer, has released their operational results for the first half of 2014, which shows an increase in pork sales price by an average of 50%. Pork Division Sales in the Pork Division in the first half of 2014 increased by 16% year-on-year (y...

2 sisters poultry plant faces hygiene allegations

UK poultry processors have issued a stern defence of their company protocols, following allegations in The Guardian newspaper of unhygienic practices and a lax approach to regulation. In a feature article entitled "Poultry industry's dirty secret", the newspaper focuses on campylobacter levels throu...

South Africa: Insect farms; big profits in maggots

Work on the world's largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed beyond academic theory to a commercial venture. The project near Cape Town was conceived by a group of sc...

Feed associations critical of EU Commission's decision

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC have expressed serious disappointment about the European Commission’s lack of consideration for the consequences for the EU food and feed business operators of having further delayed the EU authorisation of 8 GM products (1) for import, food and feed processing. This postpo...

US: Pig producer wins odour lawsuit

A judge has ruled in favour of pig producer Maxwell Foods (Maxwell Farms) in four nuisance lawsuits brought by residents in Randolph County, Indiana. Special Judge Marianne Vorhees, Delaware, Indiana, in her ruling said that the Indiana Right to Farm Act is constitutional. If the plaintiffs wish to ...

BPC reiterates its position on campylobacter

Campylobacter is a global issue and all those involved in supplying meat have a role to play in reducing campylobacter, writes the BPC as it reiterates in stance on the bacteria, which naturally occurs in the gut of many animals. "The poultry industry has been working hard to tackle campylobacter an...

African Swine Fever problem growing in Latvia

African Swine Fever related problems appear to get too big for Latvia as the country declared a state of emergency in a second area. The first wild boar found to be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Latvia was found on June 26. Since then, a total of 26 wild boars and 19 pigs on 1...

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