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20 July 2017
Chicken Consumption Remains at All-Time High; Growth Tempers Somewhat
US - US consumers report their chicken consumption remains high although 2017 levels have moderated and returned to those seen a couple of years ago, according to new research presented this week at the 2017 Chicken Marketing Summit....
Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use
CANADA - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials...
Study: Health Insurance Costs Threat to Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag, Says AFBF
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
19 July 2017
Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
British Chicken Franchise Roosts in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Fried Chicken, a UK brand with some American heritage at the roots of its recipes, recently expanded into the South African market with its first store opening at 9 Long Street, Cape Town....
18 July 2017
CME: Pork, Poultry, Egg Forecasts for 2017 and 2018 Unchanged
US - In the cash market, as reported by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), fed steer prices were higher week-over-week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
China's Agricultural Imports Rise Rapidly in 2017
CHINA - China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture....
US Prioritises Trade Deficits Key in Renegotiation of NAFTA
US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico....
17 July 2017
Report Says UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
Meat Factory Closed for Repackaging Out-of-Date Chicken
UAE - A meat factory that processed frozen chicken into mortadella and sausages was shut down in Ras Al Khaimah after it was found to be repackaging huge amounts of spoiled and expired chicken for sale....
Kerala Traders Not to Sell Chicken at Rs 87/Kilo
INDIA - The merchants have refused to sell chicken at the government-fixed price of Rs 87per kg and have decided to sell meat at Rs 157 per kg. ...
14 July 2017
Namib Poultry Chicken 100% Safe, Says Company
NAMIBIA - Namib Poultry Industries this week said the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa is not known to have had any negative effect on people....
Poultry Prices to Soften by 20% in Six Weeks
INDIA - Poultry prices are likely to decline by 20 per cent over the next six weeks due to expectations of weak consumer demand during the ongoing festival season....
Cargill's Q4 Results Show Company on Path Toward Higher Performance
US - Cargill has reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31 May 2017. In the second year of an ongoing transformation, Cargill raised earnings across all four business segments in both periods. It also advanced the...
13 July 2017
CME: Chicken Supplies During H1/2017 Up by Less Than 1%
US - The US meat supply situation at the mid-point of 2017 is showing smaller changes than has been the norm in past years. This is especially true for poultry, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
SA Poultry Industry at Risk if Bird Flu Not Contained
SOUTH AFRICA - The recent cases of bird flu outbreak are a first for the South African poultry industry. Unfortunately, it happens at a time when the industry is gearing up for increased production and exports after periods of drought and subsequent high...
Great Opportunity for Canada from TPP Without US
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests the prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership moving forward without the participation of the United States presents a tremendous opportunity for Canadian agriculture, according...
Energy Technology Company to Significantly Impact Poultry Industry
US - Global Re-Fuel is an energy technology company that is poised to make a significant impact on poultry farming. Its PLF-500 biomass furnace offers a pioneering farm technology that addresses financial, health and environmental issues facing the agriculture...
Kerala Govt Set to Wreck Tamil Nadu Poultry Traders
INDIA - The Kerala government has mooted a plan to wreck the domination of Tamil Nadu traders in the broiler chicken market....
Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so happens they’re all women......
Ag Groups Write Letter to Trump Administration About Import Restrictions
US - The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organisations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration this week, urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on...
12 July 2017
IPPE Chosen for 2018 US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme
US - The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been selected to participate in the 2018 US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, and the Expo has participated in the International Buyer Programme since 2007....
HK Launches Action Plan to Regulate Use of Antibiotics on Poultry
HONG KONG - The government has launched a five-year action plan to stop farm owners from abusing antibiotics on animals in order to contain the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the city....
 
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