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Thursday 30th June 2016.
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How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?

Britain’s departure from the European Union following last week’s referendum vote would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said.

Their greatest concerns are whether the current shakeup in the financial markets is short-term or longer, whether the US dollar will continue to rise in value and how access to global markets might be affected.

“The indirect effects will matter the most,” said Philip Abbott, a professor of agricultural economics who researches international trade and agriculture.

“The effects on agricultural trade will be through the exchange rate mechanism and through any negative business cycle effects involving global demand. How big those are depend on whether this is a temporary or longer-term situation and how long the very recent changes in exchange rates and interest rates persist.”

Mike Boehlje, distinguished professor of agricultural economics, pointed out that the vote drew more attention to the issue of globalisation versus nationalisation - essentially, open or closed markets.

“Generally, agriculture is much more dependent on international trade than other parts of the economy,” Mr Boehlje said – click here to read more.

For more Brexit reaction from farming organisations, click here

In other news, one of the biggest poultry companies in the US, Perdue, unveiled a new strategy for improved animal welfare this week.

Short-term aims of the strategy include improving birds’ access to natural light by retro-fitting windows to barns, and looking into the role of enrichments such as perches and bales of hay.

Perdue hopes the move will improve consumer trust through greater transparency - read more.

 



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Poultry Producers Recount Positive Experiences with Merial’s Vaxxitek HVT+IBD
Vaxxitek HVT+IBD is a vaccine produced by animal health company Merial to protect birds against infectious bursal disease (also known as Gumboro Disease) and Marek’s Disease in chickens.

Phytase Superdosing: Where are the Benefits Coming From?
Many end-users have now adopted the practice of superdosing, using higher phytase doses in feed to reduce the anti-nutritional effects of phytate (IP6) in pigs and poultry. This has proven to give additional animal performance benefits beyond standard phytase doses.

Company News

IPPE Selected for 2017 Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme
US – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been selected to participate in the 2017 Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme.
Bruno Briand Appointed as Sales Director EMEA
FRANCE - Hubbard is very pleased to announce that Bruno Briand has been promoted to the newly created position of Sales Director for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region. He will continue to report to Olivier Rochard, CEO of Hubbard.
Antibiotic-Free Production: Tips for Making it Work
GLOBAL - After following trends in antibiotic-free production over the past several years, Tim Cummings, DVM, has identified a few production practices worth incorporating.
Agreements Reached to Swap Sanofi’s Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Consumer Healthcare Businesses
GLOBAL - Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced the signing of contracts to secure the strategic transaction initiated in December 2015 which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health business (“Merial”) and Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare (CHC) business.
Aviagen Internal School Focuses on Delivering Effective Solutions for Customers
UK - Aviagen® welcomed a group of its service representatives from across the globe to Edinburgh for its fourth annual Internal School this month.
For Agribusiness, Social Media Has Changed Everything Forever, Says Adrian Moss
GLOBAL - The feed and livestock industry is becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities and threats posed by social media.
Market Reports

USDA Cold Storage - 25 June 2016
USDA Broiler Hatchery - 23 June 2016
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UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - May 2016

Global Poultry Industry News

   Ghana

New Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Ghana

   United States

How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
USDA Urged to Revise Salmonella Testing Protocols for Poultry
CME: Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage 'Burdensome'
Improved Natural Light for Perdue Chickens in Major Push for Better Welfare

   United Kingdom

Sterling Fall May Aid UK Egg, Poultry Meat Prices
UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
Tesco Aims for Less Waste with New Chicken Breast Packaging
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction

   Global

Animal Welfare Progress in Poultry Recognised at Awards

   European Union

EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015

   Spain

Brexit 'Not too Negative' for Spanish Poultry Sector

   Brazil

Brazil's Limited Corn Supply Challenges Poultry, Pork Sectors

   Taiwan

H5N2 Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Taiwan

   Chile

Chilean University Starts New Project on Poultry Waste Recovery

   China

Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in China's Hunan Province

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