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  • Slovakia reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on farm - WOAH

    Slovakia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the western part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health said on Monday. The outbreak near the town of Galanta killed 1,530 poultry birds out of a flock of 5,665, the Paris-based body said, quoting information from Slovakian health authorities.

  • Nepal detects H5N1 bird flu on farm, WOAH says

    Nepal has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, on a poultry farm near the capital Kathmandu, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Monday. The disease killed 2,909 laying hens and the rest of the 7,500-strong flock was slaughtered, WOAH said in a note, citing information from the Nepalese authorities.

  • Tyson Foods says live cattle costs jumped $530 mln as U.S. herd declines

    Tyson Foods Inc's (TSN) costs to buy live cattle increased by about $530 million in the latest quarter, the company said on Monday, as the size of the U.S. herd is shrinking. The U.S. beef cow herd dropped to its lowest level since 1962, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed last month, after a severe drought raised costs for livestock feed.

  • Tyson Foods misses quarterly sales estimates

    Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday, pinched by slowing demand for its premium beef and pork cuts amid a fall in chicken prices. The U.S. meatpacker's sales rose to $13.26 billion in the first quarter from $12.93 billion a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected sales of $13.52 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

  • Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

    The following bids, mergers, ** Commodity price and news specialist Fastmarkets has acquired Singapore-based Palm Oil Analytics, expanding its coverage of vegetable oil and biofuel markets, it said. ** Nissan (NSANF) and Renault unveiled details of their redesigned alliance, with the Japanese car maker committing to buy a stake of up to 15% in Renault's electric vehicles unit Ampere.

  • U.S. farmers plan to go 'heavy on corn' in 2023 despite risks

    U.S. farmers are planning to boost corn acreage in 2023, eyeing lower prices of fertilizer needed to grow the crop and hoping for a bumper crop after a late season drought withered last year's grain harvest and left U.S. corn supplies near a decade low. Plans for the upcoming season were made even as doubts mounted about demand and price gains for soybeans outstripped corn late last year.

  • GRAINS-Soybeans inch lower on record Brazil output estimates

    Chicago soybean futures inched lower on Monday, weighed down by estimates of a record output in top exporter Brazil despite slow harvest progress due to heavy rains in key producing regions. Wheat edged higher after an agriculture consultancy cut its harvest forecast for top exporter Russia, while corn was largely unchanged. FUNDAMENTALS.

  • Take a bow-wow! Meet Bobi, the world's oldest dog on record

    When his dog was born three decades ago in a tiny village in central Portugal, Leonel Costa was only eight years old. When Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, celebrated its 30th birthday last year, Costa knew he had broken an almost century-old record held by an Australian cattle-dog that died at 29 years and five months in 1939.

  • Some workers strike at ADM Decatur, Illinois, grain facility

    Some union represented workers at Archer-Daniels-Midland Co's (ADM) large grain and oilseed processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, walked off the job late on Thursday as contract negotiations with the agribusiness company stalled, Teamsters Local 916 said in a statement issued on Friday.

  • Union workers go on strike at ADM Decatur, Illinois, grain facility

    Union-represented workers at Archer-Daniels-Midland Co's (ADM) large grain and oilseed processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, walked off the job late on Thursday as contract negotiations with the agribusiness company stalled, Teamsters Local 916 said in a statement issued on Friday.

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