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03 March 2015
Cherkizovo Sees Profits Rise
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agribusiness Cherkizovo Group saw revenue increase by nine per cent to $1,795.6 million in 2014 from $1,654.9 million in 2013....
CME: Is Meat and Poultry Demand Softening?
US - Is meat and poultry demand softening after a strong two year run? That is a very important question being posed by analysts as they try to look at these markets going forward. As DLR readers know, virtually every metric points to the strength of...
02 March 2015
CME: January Chicken Prices Trod Along
US - Retail chicken prices have "trod steadily along" in the New Year, according to Len Steiner and Steve Meyer looking over January's market data. ...
Tough Times Ahead for South African Poultry Sector
SOUTH AFRICA – Higher production costs, chiefly a rise in maize prices, could negate any benefit South Africa’s poultry farms could see from tariffs on EU imports....
Cautious Optimism for Integrated Virginia Poultry Unit
US – Officials are “cautiously optimistic” about an integrated poultry production complex in Virginia....
Oman Bans Poultry Imports from Indian Region over Bird Flu Scares
OMAN – An imports ban has been announced by the Oman government on poultry products from a region in India following reports of an avian influenza outbreak....
27 February 2015
Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
ANALYSIS - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
Higher Taxes in Iraq Trouble Turkish Poultry Exporters
TURKEY - An import tax hike by Iraq is making it more difficult for Turkish poultry meat and egg producers to export to their main market....
26 February 2015
Weekly Overview: UK Agriculture Becomes Highly Political Ahead of General Election
GLOBAL - The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) held its annual conference in Birmingham this week and with the general election coming up in May, the discussions were more political than usual. In our weekly update on bird flu news, there are reports...
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four-point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference....
Poultry Price Plunges in Dominican Republic
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Farmers have agreed to an industry-wide discount on chicken to 29 pesos per pound....
Lack of Workers Impacts Canadian Livestock Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the viability of the plants, the profitability of livestock producers, and existing jobs at those plants, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 February 2015
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of the nation’s food needs will be produced from home...
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
23 February 2015
Low Food Price Inflation and Record Meat Output to Combine
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy in the US over the short term....
20 February 2015
Eggs Show Greatest Fall in Retail Share
UK – Government figures going back to 1990 show egg producers have seen the biggest fall in the proportion of retail value going to them compared to three other commodities. ...
Crop Seed, Animal Feed Aid for Drought-Hit Cape Verde
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp fall in crop production due to drought....
Japan’s Turn to Indonesian Broiler Segment Could Bring $200 Million
INDONESIA – The first Indonesian chicken shipments in 10 years have been welcomed as an endorsement of quality and what could be worth US$200 million to the industry annually....
19 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Keeping up with Poultry Market Developments
GLOBAL - This week's focus is on changing consumer preferences, new research into antibiotic resistance and an update on bird flu in poultry and cases in humans caused by viruses of avian origin....
EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
Free Trade Threatens Europe's Egg Sector
EU - The average offer price of whole egg powder from Ukraine and India is very close to the average European price. ...
18 February 2015
What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
Ukraine Wheat Exports Pass Nine Million Tons
UKRAINE – Ukraine’s grain exports up to this week have topped 23 million tons, with wheat at nine million tons, says the Agriculture Ministry....
CME: US Meat Exports Facing Significant Headwinds
US - US meat exports are facing significant headwinds at this time, be this due to the sharp increase in the value of the US dollar, lower prices for competing meats in other countries and the slowdown strike in West Coast ports, write Steve Meyer and...
 
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