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Editorial – FAO Forecasts No End in Sight to High Food Prices

World food prices are set to remain high as record crops will only just meet demand, according to a new report.

High and volatile agricultural commodity prices are likely to prevail for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to the latest analysis published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its biannual Food Outlook report.

FAO cites a sharp run-down on inventories and only modest overall production increases for the majority of crops as reasons for continuing strong prices.

The next few months will be critical in determining how the major crops will fare this year, the report notes. Although prospects are encouraging in some countries such as the Russian Federation and Ukraine, weather conditions, featuring too little and in some cases too much rain, could hamper maize and wheat yields in Europe and North America.

David Hallam, Director of FAO's Markets and Trade Division, commented: "The general situation for agricultural crops and food commodities is tight, with world prices at stubbornly high levels, posing a threat to many low-income, food-deficit countries."

Regarding meat, FAO forecasts that high feed prices, disease outbreaks and depleted animal inventories will limit the expansion of global meat production to 294 million tonnes in 2011 – only one per cent more than 2010. The international meat price index hit a new record at 183 points in May 2011 and a combination of strong import demand and limited export availability point to a further firming of prices in the next few months.

In Brazil, the competition authority has postponed its decision on the merger between Perdigão and Sadia, pending further review.

And finally, turning to avian flu, the last week brought the good news that an Indonesian child infected with the H5N1 sub-type of the virus has recovered. There was a report on one new outbreak of the disease in a flock of village poultry in northern Viet Nam, and FAO has issued an early warning to Laos for the country to stay alert to the possibility of fresh outbreaks of avian influenza.

Jackie Linden



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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Little Egg Trading in Africa and Oceania
Compared to other regions, there is little egg trade - be it in shell or processed - in these regions, according to Terry Evans in this feature exclusively for ThePoultrySite.
Air Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: a North American Perspective
Academic experts have examined a large amount of data and provide analysis on a wide scope of issues, from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the logistics of manure storage facilities, in this report for the US Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Here, we cover the report abstract and the section on poultry production.
Major Viral Diseases of Waterfowl and Their Control
The most common viral diseases in domestic waterfowl species are described by Professor Vilmos Palya, Director of Scientific Support and Investigation Laboratory of Ceva-Phylaxia Veterinary Biologicals Co.in Budapest, Hungary in a paper presented by the British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA).
Managing Fertility: Good Breeding Shows
Advice on how to promote enhanced fertility in the flock from Maciej Kolanczyk of Pas Reform.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - May 2011
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics.
Mexico - Market Concentration in Selected Agricultural and Food Sub-Sectors
The Mexican agricultural and food sector is marked by varying degrees of market concentration by sub-sector, according to the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Animal feed and poultry meat production are much more concentrated than beef, pig or egg production.
Cevac Transume IBD
* Company News

Aviagen Gains Compartmentalisation Certification
UK - Aviagen Ltd has become the first poultry breeder in the world to achieve compartment status for all of its facilities, paving the way for the compartmentalisation concept to become a global reality.
Animal Transportation Assoc Conference Wrap Up
BELGIUM - The Animal Transportation Association (ATA) held their 37th Annual Conference in Brussels on 22 to 25 May 2011. During the business meeting, Kelly Wheeler of Aviagen, Inc. was elected President.
Swedish Nutritionist Joins Cobb
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA - Dr Annsofie Wahlström has been appointed as nutritionist for Cobb Europe to serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and also be involved in nutritional aspects of research.
Agroziv Seeks to Regain Leadership in Balkans
SERBIA - The country's largest poultry meat producer, Agroziv, from the northern town of Zitiste, is planning to become again a major player in the Balkans following the import of a substantial Cobb500 breeder flock during the last week of May.
Pas Reform.com Now Also in Russian
RUSSIA - Following a successful launch for its new web site in January, Pas Reform has followed up with a Russian-language version.
First Jump Start in Poland
POLAND - Vencomatic Polska has installed the first aviary rearing system in Poland.
Pfizer Voluntarily Suspends Sale of 3-Nitro
US - The US Food and Drug (FDA) Administration announced yesterday, 8 June, that Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., will voluntarily suspend US sales of the animal drug 3-Nitro (Roxarsone), a product used by poultry producers since the 1940s.
Producer Productivity and Profitability are Key
US - Poultry operations aim to save money on feed costs without sacrificing performance; producer productivity and profitability are key to feed solutions from Novus.
Global Pioneer Award for Novus
US - Novus International, Inc. has receives a Global Pioneer Award for Excellence in International Business from St Louis Regional International Partnership.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   Australia

 » Betaine Content in Eggs Can be Manipulated
 » Key for Australia's Innovation: Collaboration
 » Chicken Meat Industry Turns to Net Energy System

Cobb 700 - The new standard in high yield
   India

 » High Temperatures Cause Poultry Losses
 » End of Summer Raises Hopes for Poultry Sector
 » Government Develops Modern Slaughterhouses

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Bans Brazilian Meat from Three States
 » New Look for Cherkizovo's Poultry Brands

   Viet Nam

 » CPP Acquires CP Viet Nam Livestock
 » New Outbreak of H5N1 Bird Flu in North Viet Nam

   Canada

 » Maple Leaf Completes C$800 Million Debt Refinancing
 » Appeal Court Rules in Favour of Sunnymel Plant
 » Federal Govt Commits to Continue Supply Management

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   European Union

 » Future of Egg Products in Europe
 » Egg Products Sector Forecast to Grow
 » Future Co-Operation for Grelier and Hendrix

   United States

 » Pilgrim's Pride Appoints Chief Financial Officer
 » Broiler Industry Must Lower Supply, Says Cagle's
 » CME: Poultry Supplies Lower
 » Can Corn, Soybean Crops Overcome Late Planting?
 » OK Industries' Chairman Passes Away
 » Food Safety Annual Report Targets Salmonella
 » CME: 2011 Corn Planting Slower than 2010
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » New Poultry Lab Set to Start Construction
 » CME: Output of Sorghum, Barley & Oats Falling

   General

 » Smithfield Calls off Take-Over of Campofrio
 » No End in Sight for High Food Prices
 » Japan and Peru Sign Free Trade Agreement

Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.
   United Kingdom

 » EU Extends 'Part-Organic' Pullet Standard
 » Some AHVLA Office Locations to Change
 » Prof Fazakerley Takes up Post as IAH Director
 » RSPCA Guides Consumers on Rearing Systems
 » Temperton Report Examines Future of Turkey Meat

   Ghana

 » Poultry Farmers Appeal for Support

   Colombia

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Colombia

   Brazil

 » Poultry Company Mega-Merger Stalls

   Sri Lanka

 » Official Allays Fear of Feed Shortage

DSM Vitamin News
   Indonesia

 » Japfa Comfeed to Boost Capacity by 15 Per Cent



That's all for this week!

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