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The Russian firm wants to be self-sufficient in egg hatching

Russian firm ramps up self-reliance in chicken flocks

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Cherkizovo has commissioned its first farm for parent chicken flocks in Russia and hopes to finish construction of three more farms in autumn 2017, in order to cut its dependence on imported materials. 

France's COOL scheme came into force on 1 January 2017

Pressure mounts on French country-of-origin scheme

By Oscar Rousseau

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) has challenged France’s controversial mandatory two-year country-of-origin labelling scheme for meat in ready meals and milk in prepared foodstuffs, claiming it would lead to higher production and consumer costs.

The lamb sector is crying out for EU changes to support volatility-hit income

Pressure on EU to bolster sheep farmers’ incomes

By Oscar Rousseau

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has called for strong measures, including improved CAP payments and efforts to fight unfair trading practices, to increase profits in the sheep meat sector.


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