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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Poultry Farmers Lament High Feed Prices
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Hadejia, Jigawa, have lamented the high prices of chicken feeds in the area. They also called on the state government to establish a feeds mill to encourage processing and poultry production in the state....
Aid for Pig, Poultry Welfare Totals BGN 20M Under Each Scheme
BULGARIA - Tatyana Angelova, Deputy Executive Director of the State Aid directorate and the SAPARD programme at the State Fund Agriculture (SFA), announced that the first tranche of financial aid for welfare of pigs and poultry has amounted to BGN 20...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Poultry Producers Poised for Rebound
SOUTH AFRICA - The poultry sector could slowly start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year, making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers....
Live Chickens Return to HK Markets; High Prices Set to Linger
HONG KONG - Poultry will remain expensive until early next month - even as sales of local live chickens resumed yesterday (Monday, 21 April)....
Novartis Animal Health to be Acquired by Lilly
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco....
Monday, April 21, 2014
CME: Dip in Weekly Broiler Slaughter During January to March
US - There was plenty of anticipation last fall (among retailers and foodservice operators) that the decline in grain prices and increases in the broiler hatchery flock would translate into significant increases in broiler production... and lower prices,...
Meat, Poultry Groups Support Administration’s Stance on TPP Negotiations
US - Five meat and poultry organizations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations....
Plateau Poultry Farmers Cry over Excess Harvest of Eggs
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Plateau State have raised alarm over excess eggs and poor patronage and appealed to Grand Cereal and Oil Mills Ltd, producers of Vital feeds to come to their aid....
China to Remain Self-sufficient in Food Production
CHINA - Despite an expected increase in the country's food imports, China will maintain self-sufficiency in its main food crops, including wheat and rice, in the coming decade, said an agricultural report released on Sunday....
Row About Chicken Imports Rages on
SOUTH AFRICA - Consumers could face further increases in chicken prices in the next two months, which is when the government is expected to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions from certain European countries....
More Aggression in Imposition of Fines on Poultry Farms Urged
MALAYSIA - In a bid to tap into the European poultry market, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has urged veterinary service departments to be more aggressive in imposing fines on poultry farm owners that disregard...
It’s Chocs Away as Consumers Swoop for Real Eggs
UK - This Easter marks the 25th since Health Minister Edwina Currie’s comments sparked the salmonella crisis of the late 1980s – and the contrast could not be starker, with egg producers anticipating bumper sales over the holiday weekend as shoppers...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Poultry Farmers Threaten Strike in Bahrain
BAHRAIN - Poultry production could cease as part of strike action in response to farmer complaints on chick health and market values being ignored by the government. ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Malaysian Minister Promises No Chicken Price Hike During Ramadan
MALAYSIA - The price of chicken will be maintained during Ramadan, based on adequate production supply to meet demand during the festive month....
Brazilian Poultry Exports up in First Quarter of 2014
BRAZIL - Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of poultry - including shipments of chickens, eggs, turkeys, ducks and drakes, fertile eggs and genetic material - amounted to 950,200 tonnes...
China's Food Prices Increase; Inflation at Retail Level
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still remained subdued and gave policymakers enough room to mull economic policy action....
Team Seeks to Understand Free Range Farming’s Questions
AUSTRALIA - The latest edition of eChook discusses what free range poultry production actually means in Australia. This stems from the fact that no two free range farms are the same....
Hong Kong Bans Poultry Products from Japan
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety has announced that it has banned, with immediate effect, the import of poultry and poultry products, including eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan following the announcement of avian flu in poultry in...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Market Realities Showcased by Turn to GM Soybean Meal
GERMANY - The availability of, and preference for, non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans as an animal feed is again being debated in Germany. ...
Salmonella in Poultry Cases Reach 524
US - The investigation into cases of food poisoning in the US caused by Salmonella Heidelberg believed to be related to chicken products produced by processor Foster Farms is continuing....
Zimbabwe Faces Poultry Price Hike
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's poultry prices are set to rise following the imposition of a compulsory licence for importers by government, the African Development Bank (AfDB) warned....
Union Policy Supports Mandatory Labelling of Food Products
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state visit to...
CME: USDA Trims Back Broiler Supply Growth
US - The latest USDA WASDE report contained a number of key revisions to both grain supply estimates and meat production forecasts, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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