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Urgency of antibiotic resistance grows among physicians and producers

Bacteria resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem globally, as well as in Latvia. Data of “Nielsen” poll* show that 65% of the European population avoids using products of animal origin with presence of antibiotics or hormones established, which indicates urgency of the problem. Urgency of restrictions on use of antibiotics affects both production of animal …

Putnu Fabrika Ķekava achieves over EUR 69 million in turnover

Latvia’s leading poultry producer, joint-stock Putnu Fabrika Ķekava, has been successful in increasing its turnover by 11.6% or EUR 7.2 million to EUR 69.3 million, according to an auditor approved report for the 2017/2018 financial year. Ķekava’s net profit reached EUR 2.1 million during this period. The increase in turnover was mostly due to an …

Poultry production in Latvia continues to grow

Latvia is a net importer of poultry meat. It is estimated that in 2016 poultry meat production will increase by 10 percent as a result of growing domestic demand and reduced imports. In 2015 production of eggs grew by 8 percent because of increased demand for export to the United States. It is expected that …

Latvian poultry production spreading it wings

Latvian poultry processor, Kekava is planning to increase exports by nearly 10% every year within the coming several years. The main focus will be put on neighbouring countries in the European Union (EU), including Lithuania, Estonia as well as Scandinavian states. “Despite the fact that the European market is experiencing oversupply of chicken meat, Kekava …