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Slovenian poultry firm gets €40m worth of investment

Slovenian poultry firm Perutnina Ptuj has received €40m worth of investment from the Slovenian Steel Group (SIJ) as part of its long-term plan to break into the food industry. 

The Slovenian Steel Group wants to break into food production

US meat firms hit by China’s restrictions

The lack of access to China is hitting the meat export market in the US, Philip Seng, the US Meat Export Federation president and CEO has claimed. 

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Brussels protest planned to highlight farmers' struggles

A Brussels’ demonstration supporting pig and beef producers is planned for 7 September by European farming group Copa-Cogega, coinciding with an extraordinary meeting of EU agriculture ministers. 

Russia and India discuss free trade deal

Talks are being held between Russia, WTO and India to agree a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Federal funds help rebuild US poultry stocks

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Maple Leaf Foods’ sales fall over quarter

Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian meat processor, has reported a drop in sales from last year of 1.3% to $820.8 million for its second financial quarter to 30 June, 2015.

Australia's lamb production expected to grow

Increased lamb production and exports are being predicted in the latest Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest sheep industry projections. 

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Ontario relaxes bird flu controls

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed all the quarantines on its avian influenza control zones in Ontario.