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Friday, August 29, 2014
Meat Production Subsidies Should be Extended until 2018
RUSSIA - Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolay Fyodorov proposed to extend subsidies for the production of poultry meat and pork until 2018 at a meeting on AIC issues in Kursk Region....
Tyson Completes Hillshire Brands Takeover
US - Tyson Foods, has completed its takeover of The Hillshire Brands Company....
Commission Announces 2015 Meat Poultry Whey TRQs
RUSSIA - On 20 August 2014, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision 131, "On the List of Goods, which are Subject to Tariff-Rate Quotas in 2015, and the Volume of Tariff-Rate Quotas for Imports of these Goods into the Member States of...
Canadian Broiler Meat Production Forecast to Grow Moderately
CANADA - Post forecasts another year of moderate growth for 2015, with broiler meat production estimated at 1,100,000 metric tons (MT), or two per cent above the 2014 level....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Weekly Overview: Focus on the BRICS
GLOBAL - The BRIC countries - a group of markets that comprises Brazil, Russia, India and China - have figured highly in the news in the last week or so. Following its ban on food imports from some countries, Russia has been meeting with potential new...
Find out More about Sustainable Poultry Production
EUROPE - Organisers of the upcoming Poultry Science Symposium examining the sustainability of the European poultry sector, the UK Branch of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), say there is still time to register for the meeting, which takes...
Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
CME: Lack of Growth for US Chicken Businesses
US - In a year full of surprises, one that has gotten a bit lost is the lack of growth in the US chicken business. Most analysts went into 2014 expecting US chicken companies to quickly ramp up production to take advantage of lower grain costs and their...
Germany is Likely Source of Recent Salmonella Outbreaks in Europe
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have looked into where Salmonella Enteritidis may have originated from in recent cases found in Europe and Germany seems like a likely suspect. ...
Aberdeenshire Hatchery to Close Next Week
SCOTLAND, UK - A chicken hatchery in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, will close next week, with the loss of about 20 jobs....
Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
US - Tyson Foods and The Hillshire Brands Company have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Farmers Issue Support Plea after Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
CME Report: US COOL Still Runs Afoul of WTO Rules
US - A number of news outlets reported over the weekend that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has determined that USDA’s latest attempt to write rules for mandatory country of origin labelling still runs afoul of WTO rules, write Steve Meyer and Len...
Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
Stricter Rules for German Chicken Producers Could Affect Competiveness
GERMANY - The German Federal State of Lower Saxony has introduced stricter rules for broiler production. ...
Favourable Market Conditions Help Sanderson Farms
US – US integrated poultry processor Sanderson Farms has seen net sales for the third quarter of 2014 of $768.4 million compared with $739.0 million for the same period a year ago....
Further Extension of Tender Offer for Hillshire Brands Shares
US - Tyson Foods has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands to allow more time for anti-trust examination of the deal....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian food industry players are joining forces with backyard egg producers to campaign against new labelling laws....
Looking for Corn Consumption Response
US - In the newsletter of 11 August, the prospects for corn consumption to respond to lower prices during the 2014-15 marketing year and the potential for a subsequent price recovery were discussed, writes Darrel Good. ...
Poultry Industry Weighs in on Labour Policy
NEW ZEALAND - The poultry industry says abolishing factory farming would mean a hike in egg and chicken prices for the consumer....
Poultry Producer to Reopen Former Townsends Plant
US - A poultry producer plans to reopen the former Townsends chicken processing plant in Siler City, North Carolina....
Ruling Party Plays No Part in Fixing Poultry Prices
PAKISTAN - Nobody in the ruling party has a role in fixing of the prices of poultry products, said Ch. Muhammad Arshad Jatt, Special Assistant to Chief Minister of the livestock department. ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Turkey Farmers Left with Few Options as Inghams Closes Factory
AUSTRALIA - South Australian turkey farmers are considering their options after poultry giant Inghams announced it would close its McLaren Vale factory....
Pork, Turkey Demand Help Hormel Profits
US – Meat and food processing giant Hormel Foods has reported record fiscal 2014 third quarter net earnings of $138.0 million, up 21 per cent from net earnings of $113.6 million a year earlier....
 
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