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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Second Successive Year of Grain Surpluses
ANALYSIS - This year will see the second successive year of global grain surpluses....
LDC, Sofiprotéol Join Forces
FRANCE - Two leading players in the French animal nutrition, livestock and poultry sectors are to join forces to boost their impact on the international market....
CME: Wholesale Turkey Prices Deemed Excellent
US - The turkey business struggled mightly in the wake of the 2012 crop, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Nutreco Sees Revenues Fall
NETHERLANDS - Dutch based animal nutrition, feed and meat company saw its revenue in the third quarter of the year fall by 4.1 per cent to €1,428.9 million....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock
US - With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production, according to a Washington State University study....
Chinese Food Prices Show Slight Fall
CHINA – Chinese farm produce prices fell slightly in the second week of October, according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
CME: Lack of Growth in the Broiler Sector
US - The lack of growth in the broiler sector has supported pork and beef markets all this year but that support — or at least the degree of that support— may be coming to an end, writes Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Support for South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions of dollars of losses to farmers and economies in recent...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ukraine Gives Crimea Temporary Ban on Animal Produce
UKRAINE - The State Veterinary and Biosecurity Service of Ukraine from 13 October will introduce a temporary ban on imports of products that are subject to veterinary controls from the territory of Crimea....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
WTO Rules in Favour of US over Indian Ban on US Poultry Imports
US & INDIA - A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has ruled in favour of the US in a case following a ban by India in 2007 aimed at preventing imports of US chicken into the country on the grounds of preventing avian influenza....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
CME: Modest Changes to USDA Chicken Output Forecast
US - The latest WASDE forecasts presented some very modest changes to the USDA outlook for beef and chicken output in 2015, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
CME Group Cuts Workforce by Five Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly five per cent or about 150 positions. ...
Monday, October 13, 2014
CME: Currency Exchange Rates Can Impact Meat Supplies, Prices
US - Equity markets have been particularly volatile in recent days as market participants try to weigh the effect of weak growth in EU and China with the likelihood that the US Federal Reserve will keep rates low for much of 2015, write Steve Meyer and...
HKScan Plans Major Investments in Finland and Estonia
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor HKScan is actively restructuring its production with two major investment projects....
Friday, October 10, 2014
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly according to the latest survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
US Poultry Exports to Taiwan Increase Due to High Pork Prices
TAIWAN and US - US poultry exports to Taiwan increased significantly during the first half of 2014 due to exceptionally high pork prices. The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Taiwan estimates that US poultry exports to Taiwan could see a record year...
Mixed Prospects in EU Short-term Outlook for Arable, Meat, Dairy Markets
EU - Meat production is starting to recover in 2014 and 2015 after two years of low supplies, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European Commission. ...
Which Antibiotics Are Used in Animals in Europe and Why?
EU - A survey has been published on the antibiotics most commonly used and for what conditions in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and cats by vets in 25 European Union countries....
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Colombian Poultry Sector Gains Support to Stay Competitive
COLOMBIA - At a poultry event in Cartagena last week, the minister of agriculture and head of the Colombian agriculture institute (ICA) confirmed their commitment maintaining the competitiveness of the national poultry sector....
Antibiotic Use Rises for US Livestock
US - The total quantity of medically important antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals increased by 16 per cent over the period 2009-2012, according to the US Food and Drug Administration's fourth annual report summarising...
Indian Chicken Output Growing at Nine Per Cent Annually
ANALYSIS - With three billion broilers production annually, India chicken production is currently growing at a rate of nine per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and table egg production is growing at eight per cent, G.B. Sundararajan, managing...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Does China Really Impact Global Commodity Prices?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
Scrambled, Poached or Boiled: How Do You Like Your Eggs?
UK - Free-range egg farmers are urging the public to scramble, poach and boil their way through British Egg Week 2014....
South African Poultry Tariffs Yet to Produce Local Benefits
SOUTH AFRICA - Local chicken producers had not yet derived the benefits of the new tariffs set against poultry imports from Brazil a year ago as the levels of imports were more or less the same as last year, “which were enough to cause harm”, the...
Friday, October 03, 2014
SPACE Offered Window on French Livestock Sector
FRANCE - The SPACE livestock event held in Rennes, France, is notable in that it is still held annually and judging by this year’s bumper attendance the organisers will be under no pressure to move to putting this salon on biennlally, although a strike...
 
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