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More from Canadian Poultry | Health | Production October 26, 2012
Global meat production and consumption slow down
Global meat production rose to 297 million tons in 2011, an increase of 0.8 per cent over 2010 levels, and is projected to reach 302 million tons by the end of 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project. Record drought in the U.S. Midwest, animal disease outbreaks, and rising prices of livestock feed all contributed to 2011 and 2012's lower rise in production.
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Masterfeeds and Feed-Rite announce merger
Masterfeeds Inc. and Feed-Rite (the Canadian arm of parent company Ridley Inc.) have announced an agreement that will merge their respective commercial livestock and poultry feed and nutrition businesses in Canada into a new entity called Masterfeeds LP. The combination of Masterfeeds and Ridley's Canadian feed business will create the second largest feed provider in Canada.
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Demand for Alberta turkey increased with new Sunrise plant
Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd. (Sunrise Poultry) has more than doubled the capacity of its turkey plant in Taber, Alta. The Taber plant will process 4.9 million kilograms of turkey per year, thereby growing Alberta’s share of the turkey processing industry and increasing the demand for Alberta turkey.
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Farm inputs higher: Stats Canada
The Farm Input Price Index rose 0.7 per cent in the second quarter, following a 2.7 per cent increase in the first quarter. This was the eighth consecutive quarterly increase for the index. Animal production (+1.9 per cent) contributed the most to the quarterly movement of the index. This component has been the largest contributor to the price movement in five of the last eight quarters.
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