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Friday, December 19, 2014
Guangdong Restricts Poultry Markets over Bird Flu Fears
CHINA - The authorities in Guangdong province in China are to clamp down on live poultry markets in urban areas because of concerns over the potential spread of avian influenza....
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Need to Promote Organic Farming, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Looking at immense bio-diversity and natural resources in the country, India needs to promote organic farming, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently while underlines the importance of organic farming....
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations between the United States and Cuba....
Growth Forecast for North American Poultry Feed Market
US, CANADA & MEXICO - The North America poultry fed market is estimated to reach more than US$66 billion by 2019, with an annual growth rate of 6.6 per cent....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Farm produce prices rose slightly in the first week of December, according to a Ministry of Commerce survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
CME: How is Russia Affecting the US Markets?
US - One of the top stories in business news today (16, December) is the implosion of the Russian rouble, making this a good time to review some of the macro factors impacting livestock markets at the moment....
Moy Park Grower Commended for Progressive Farming
UK - A grower, Graham McIlroy, with Northern Irish based poultry processor Moy Park, has received a highly commended award in the Progressive Farmer of the Year category at the 2014 Farm Business Food and Farming Industry Awards held at the House of Commons....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Gradual Improvement Forecast for Australian Poultry Sector
AUSTRALIA - The latest figures indicate that Australian poultry and egg farmers are experiencing gradual improvements in production and prices....
Friday, December 12, 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
CME: Corn Feed Prices
US - USDA’s December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, released yesterday, contained few surprises and no large changes from the November report, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Tyson Built for Growth
US - An expanded portfolio of strong brands, increased focus on the consumer and the creation of acquisition synergies are among the reasons Tyson Foods, is built for growth, company officials told investors and analysts during Tyson Foods' Investor Day...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
No AGOA for South Africa if Dumping Issue Persists
US - Senator Coons and Isakson co-signed a letter this week to South African President Jacob Zuma stating their intention to withhold the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits from South Africa unless the anti-dumping issue is resolved. ...
Changes to US M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate
US/CANADA/MEXICO - The president of Paragon Economics expects the U.S. Congress to make changes to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported US products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
CME: Strong Poultry Demand in US
US - Markets continue to indicate and the data continue to support the existence of strong meat and poultry demand — at least until October, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Rescue Plan for Tilly Sabco Poultry Plant
FRANCE - The Commercial Court in Brest has given the go-ahead to the takeover of Tilly Sabco slaughterhouse in Guerlesquin by British poultry company MS Foods, Breizh Algae Invest, a Breton algae development company and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
Implications of US-EU Free Trade Negotiations to be Discussed at IPPE
US - Implications of US–EU free trade negotiations on animal agriculture are set to be discussed at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
Award for Moy Park Breeders Hatcheries Manager
UK - Alan Huston, General Manager - Breeders & Hatcheries at Moy Park, has been presented with the Mid-Career Service Award at the British Poultry Council Annual Awards held at the House of Commons....
Export Collapse Hurts Sao Paulo Broiler Price
BRAZIL – Chicken prices have dropped after a lower exports flooded the domestic market, report economists at the University of Sao Paulo....
Bird Flu Sanctions Crippling Kerala Poultry Farmers
INDIA – Bird flu has pushed India’s poultry sector into “deep crisis” in Kerala where prices are falling sharply across the district....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Poultry Council Calls on Government to Help Deliver Long Term Success
UK - The British Poultry Council has launched its ‘Manifesto for the British Poultry Industry’, calling on the Government to help ensure long-term success for the British Poultry meat industry and help deliver its 2020 vision....
FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
Nutreco Recommends Takeover Bid
NETHERLANDS - A takeover bid for Dutch based animal and fish feed and poultry company Nutreco is to be recommended to its shareholders....
China Extends Tax Breaks for Farmers to Boost Agriculture
CHINA - China is to extend tax breaks to farmers to encourage banks and insurers to support agriculture....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
UK Poultry Meat Industry Launches Manifesto for Future Success
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) is calling on Government to help the industry deliver long-term success for the UK....
 
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