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24 April 2015
Zambian Poultry Industry Expanding Despite Feed Prices
ZAMBIA - The Zambian poultry industry has risen from a backyard activity to be a large-scale integrated business over the last 10 years but smaller producers are struggling with high input prices....
CME: Cold Storage Report Gives Bearish Meat Market Outlook
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for the meat market going into the spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 April 2015
Weekly Overview: Avian Flu and Its Impacts on the US Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the United States continue to be reported on a daily basis, with turkey flocks in Minnesota bearing the brunt of the onslaught. A 3.8-million-bird layer flock in Iowa has also been affected in the...
How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Protein Packaging Sector Worth $11 Billion in 2019
US – Growing demand for animal proteins will result in an $11 billion packaging segment for the US in four years time....
Bird Flu Fears Hit Chicken Sales in City, Not Rural Telengana
INDIA - Chicken sales in Hyderabad are reported to be down as much as 80 per cent as consumers are fearful of recent outbreaks of bird flu in the surrounding area of Telangana state....
CME: Turkey Prices Remain Strong Despite Bird Flu
US - With more cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cropping up, there is growing concern about the impact that it may have on livestock markets going into the spring and summer, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 April 2015
Avian Flu Hits Hormel's Jennie-O Turkey Business
US - Discussing the impact of recent avian influenza outbreaks, Hormel Foods says it is “experiencing significant challenges" in its turkey supply chain....
20 April 2015
Rise in Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA - The price of farm produce in China has risen over the last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
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....
 
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