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17 April 2015
FAO Supports Yemeni Farmers as Conflict Escalates
YEMEN - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not meeting their basic food needs, the FAO said....
BRF in Singapore Joint Venture
SINGAPORE - Brazilian meat and food processing giant BRF has formed a joint venture with Singapore Food Industries Pte. Ltd....
15 April 2015
Thirteen Per Cent Increase in South Africa’s Chicken Meat Prices
SOUTH AFRICA - Chicken meat prices in South Africa have increased in the past year by more than eight per cent, as the result of higher import tariffs and duties....
10 April 2015
China Chicken Buying Important to Brazil
GLOBAL – Brazil’s poultry industry has highlighted the importance of China to its broiler exports....
China Files Dispute with EU over Poultry Product Tariffs
CHINA - China has filed a dispute against the European Union with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over tariffs on poultry meat products....
08 April 2015
CME: Port Dispute Partly to Blame for Poor US Meat Exports
US - The dispute between Representatives of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Coast port operators was one factor in another month of relatively poor US exports of meat and poultry, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 April 2015
FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March 2014....
German Egg Market: Organics Up, Small Colonies Down
GERMANY - New figures from the ministry of food and agriculture reveal that the Germans eat on average 231 eggs per year....
Pakistan, Malaysia Help Export Recovery for Brazilian Chicken
BRAZIL – Brazil’s chicken exports caught up on their February shortfall last month, finishing just 0.2 per cent below last year’s first quarter shipment....
02 April 2015
Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
Chicken to Remain Good Value for Cost-conscious Zambians
ZAMBIA - Chicken is set to remain an affordable meat, according to the national poultry association....
01 April 2015
New EU Meat Labelling Rules Come into Force
EU - New rules on the labelling of fresh, chilled and frozen meat (from sheep, goats, pigs and poultry) will apply from 1 April 2015....
Asian Protein Consumption Leads Animal Feed Innovation
GLOBAL - The increase in demand for meat and dairy products in the Asia Pacific region has led to a need for using the best possible technology and animal feed methods, according to Cargill....
Time-out on Trade Talks and Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
31 March 2015
French Poultry Farmers Receive Final Exceptional CAP Payment
FRANCE - A €15-million exceptional aid package for the poultry sector has been paid out to French farmers....
WTO Sets up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing goods from the EU....
30 March 2015
How Can Indian Egg and Broiler Sectors Improve?
INDIA – India’s poultry supply chain is unorganised, uninformed and wasteful but can be upgraded through an agile supply chain. ...
27 March 2015
JBS Plant Granted Malaysian Access on Halal Chicken
BRAZIL – Malaysian authorities have given the green light to Brazilian halal chicken imports from a JBS refrigeration unit, says an industry body....
26 March 2015
Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Ag Exports
US - In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion....
CME: Latest USDA Report has Bearish Implications for Beef, Pork and Chicken
US - USDA released on Monday, March 23, the results of its monthly survey of refrigerated warehouses and we think the results have bearish implications for beef, pork and chicken, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Poultry Scrutinises Politicians Ahead of Election
UK - Stakeholders in the poultry sector met to hear politicians unveil their plans for key food sector issues earlier this month. ...
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
Poultry Proposal Tantamount to Economy Shrinking
SOUTH AFRICA – A request to get US poultry into South Africa is practically asking the government to shrink its economy, says an industry leader....
Global Antibiotic Use in Animals to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
 
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