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26 July 2016
Morrisons Announces Cage-Free Move
UK - Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced a commitment to source only eggs from non-caged hens by 2025....
25 July 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Disease Outbreaks Wreak Havoc in West
AFRICA - Africa once again battled this month to contain an outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry, with the disease spreading to Cameroon, reports Tawanda Karombo....
22 July 2016
Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
21 July 2016
CME: US Chick Placements Falling
US - Chicken hatchery output has been retreating in recent weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Vigilance Needed After Bird Flu Reports in Russian Wild Birds
UK - The UK's Animal & Plant Health Agency has warned poultry owners to maintain high biosecurity levels and remain vigilant against avian influenza after wild bird disease detections in Russia....
20 July 2016
CME: US Sees Record First Half of 2016 for Meat Production
US - Before getting into the topic of the day, we remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has some important reports being released this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 July 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion....
CME: Retail Chicken, Turkey Prices Drop
US - USDA-ERS released June average retail meat prices on Friday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 July 2016
Feed Shortages Impact Egg Production in Venezuela
VENEZUELA - The National Association of Egg Producers (Asoprohuevos) has reported that production in the egg sector fell 40 per cent as a result of the difficulties faced by farmers in purchasing feed and medicines for laying hens....
Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
14 July 2016
2016's First Half Tough for Brazilian Poultry, Pig Producers
BRAZIL - An economic crisis and expanding unemployment wreaked havoc for Brazilian animal protein producers in the first half of this year, according to Francisco Turra, chief executive of the country's animal protein association (ABPA)....
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the transatlantic trade talks (known as TTIP)....
Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa
AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts....
13 July 2016
Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
Poultry Industry Calls for Further Reduction in Corn Ethanol Blending
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has called for further reductions in the amounts of corn bioethanol required in transport fuels for next year, due to the effects of these rules on feed prices for chicken producers....
12 July 2016
Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
US Chicken Consumption Still Rising
US – US chicken consumption remains high with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years, according to new research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit....
11 July 2016
Nepal Poultry Consumption Below Global Average
NEPAL - A Nepali eats 4.1kg of chicken and 44 eggs annually, well below the global average, according to a recent survey report titled “Nepal Commercial Poultry Survey 2014-15” prepared by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)....
CME: US Broiler Exports Decrease to Canada, Hong Kong
US - The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published May monthly trade numbers for the protein industries last week. This data is based on the US Department of Commerce trade data, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
08 July 2016
Honduras Poultry Farmers Doubled Exports in Two Years
HONDURAS - Poultry farmers managed to produce unprecedented levels of growth in the last two years, with earnings from exports to the regional market increasing from US$5million to an expected $10 million by the end of this year....
07 July 2016
Further Bird Flu Reported in Cameroon
CAMEROON - Sixteen new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Cameroon, dating back to May and June....
EU Support Needed to Reduce Impact of Russian Agri-Food Ban
EU - Speaking in Brussels this week, agri-cooperative organisations from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania warned of the effects of the extended Russian ban on agricultural imports from EU countries....
06 July 2016
Poland’s Poultry Meat Exports on the Rise
POLAND - Poland reported an increase in export sales of pork, beef and poultry meat in the first three months of this year, while imports of pork and beef meat were also on the rise in this period, according to the state-run Agricultural Market Agency...
Spain's Poultry Meat Exports Up 10 Per Cent in 2015
SPAIN - Spain increased exports of poultry meat by 10.37 per cent last year, with 227,335 tons sold....
05 July 2016
Putin Signs Extension for Russian Food Import Ban
RUSSIA - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has reportedly signed a decree to extend the ban on various agri-food imports from Western countries as part of sanctions resulting from the crisis in Ukraine....
 
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