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30 August 2016
Latin American Restaurant Chain Alsea Switches to Cage-Free Eggs
GLOBAL - Alsea, the largest restaurant operator in Latin America, announced it will switch to a 100 per cent cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain in Mexico, Latin America and Spain by 2025. ...
26 August 2016
US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry. ...
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
CME: US Chicken Production Growth Expected, but How Much?
US - This is the favourite time of year for grain analysts, taking long detours through corn and soybean fields, counting ears of corn and bean pods, examining how well they are filled, discussing drought impacts and, everyone’s favourite, issuing yield...
Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
US Poultry Export Potential Driven by Avian Flu
ANALYSIS - The risk of high-path avian influenza (HPAI) is expected to have a major impact on US poultry exports in the next few years, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
24 August 2016
CME: Large Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage
US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Thai Poultry Industry, Government Join to Promote Good Labour Practices
THAILAND - Thailand is a top poultry producer but has been criticised for the presence of slave labour in the supply chain....
African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
23 August 2016
Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
EU Agri-Food Exports Rise
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
22 August 2016
Rabobank: Poultry Leads US to Largest Increase in Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
19 August 2016
Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend
UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free. ...
Over 100 Poultry Facilities Recognised in Safety Awards
US - At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Florida, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council....
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
18 August 2016
Tyson Foods Fined Over Processing Plant Conditions after Amputation
US – An employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers....
CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices
US - High protein feed cost prospects for livestock and poultry producers improved last Friday, with the USDA-NASS estimate of record large harvests for corn and soybean, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
SPAR Switching to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
UK - Convenience store chain SPAR UK has announced it will move to sourcing eggs produced from hens outside of cages by 2025....
17 August 2016
CME: Lower Feed Prices Expected to Boost US Meat Production in 2017
US - Today, we review the livestock and poultry numbers in last Friday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report from the US Department of Agriculture, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
16 August 2016
Canada's Broiler Production to Expand as Demand Strengthens
CANADA - Broiler meat production is forecast to expand 2.5 per cent in 2017, as chicken continues to be competitive and an attractive substitute to red meat....
15 August 2016
Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed Prices
US - The US Department of Agriculture's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients....
Lithuania Considers Tax Cut on Meat to Boost Demand
LITHUANIA - In a bid to lower the prices of meat and stimulate domestic demand, the Lithuanian government is considering reducing the value-added tax (VAT) on fresh and chilled meat....
12 August 2016
CME: High Demand for Chicken Leg Parts
US - Domestic broiler consumption during the April-June quarter increased slightly from the prior quarter, totalling 26.4 pounds per person, up from 26.2 pounds the prior quarter and up from 25.7 pounds a year earlier, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
11 August 2016
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
 
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