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Jimmy’s Farm finds a profitable niche in native birds

Jimmy’s Farm has found fortune in breeding native chickens. The farm is now the top producer of good quality native DOC in Indonesia, writes...

Preventing future pandemics through gene editing

Researchers are exploring whether gene editing of chickens could help prevent future pandemics, the Guardian reported. Outbreaks of diseases like avian influenza, lead to the...

Indian poultry producers invest in processing

Poultry producers in the Indian live bird market are looking to invest in processing, says Meyn India Director Mukanjay Singh. He told Asian Agribiz...

Strategies to mitigate H5N8 from escalating to pandemic

Highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus is a global threat not only to poultry and wildlife conservation, but also could evolve into a pandemic. To...

Pandemic disrupts Philippine chicken production

Philippine chicken production is forecast to reach 1.33mt this year, the USDA Manila office said. This is down from its earlier forecast of 1.36mt. In...

Vietnam’s seafood processors struggle amid pandemic

Only 30% of seafood processors in Vietnam’s southern provinces are able to continue production during the Covid-19 pandemic. A pangasius processor told Asian Agribiz that...

Seafood processors struggle to survive with added costs

Only 30% of seafood processors in Vietnam’s southern provinces are able to continue production during the pandemic. A pangasius processor told Asian Agribiz that...

Covid-19 challenges Vietnamese poultry producers

Poultry farmers in Vietnam are counting on government assistance to help them stay afloat, as the pandemic has depressed sales significantly, writes HA THU. In...

Sabah defers sales tax on seafood exports

Sabah in East Malaysia will defer state sales tax on seafood exports given the pandemic's negative effects on local fishermen and the business community....

Pandemic disrupts, challenges Malaysia’s poultry sector

The pandemic has raised a multitude of challenges in the Malaysian poultry sector. Advisor to the Federation Of Livestock Farmers Associations of Malaysia, Datuk...

Malaysian poultry sector in the midst of consolidation

The Malaysian poultry sector is consolidating according to  Advisor to the Federation Of Livestock Farmers Associations Of Malaysia, Datuk Jeffrey Ng. He told Asian...

Covid-19 disrupts meat supply chain in Thailand

The pandemic has disrupted the meat supply chain in Thailand with infections at meat processing plants causing some to temporarily close or reduce production capacity. Freshket,...

Indonesia and FAO launch program to prevent pandemics

Indonesia’s Agriculture Ministry and FAO’s Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases have launched a global health security program targeted at averting future pandemics related...

Food producers maintain safe operations amidst pandemic

Food producers in Vietnam have deployed measures to maintain operation amidst the raging pandemic. For instance, egg producer Ba Huan JSC has provided accommodation...

Scientists use black swan for bird flu study

Scientists at the University of Western Australia are using black swan DNA to understand the human response to bird flu. Black swans are particularly vulnerable...

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