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29 July 2015
Ecuador Partially Lifts US Poultry Product Avian Flu Ban
ECUADOR - Ecuador's Sanitary Authority (AGROCALIDAD) has lifted restrictions on imports of US processed poultry products from highly pathogenic avian influenza-free states, regions, zones or areas....
28 July 2015
Syrian Poultry Production Halved Since Conflict Began
SYRIA - Better rains in Syria have improved wheat production, but food prices are still substantially up over the last year, and the livestock sector has been gravely affected by the conflict....
Major Thai Company Buys Russian Poultry Business
THAILAND - Major Thai feed producer, livestock business and food processor Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL. has invested in a top Russian poultry company....
Hormel Foods Buys Organic Brand
US - Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the closing of its acquisition of Applegate Farms....
27 July 2015
UK Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show in Powys....
24 July 2015
Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
CME: US Cold Storage Stocks Significantly Higher Than 2014
US - USDA’s monthly Cold Storage report shows (as expected) significantly larger stocks of frozen meat and poultry relative to last year, but some reduction of those stocks from last month, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Spain, Algeria Reinforce Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries
SPAIN - The Spanish and Algerian governments have signed two agreements to improve their collaboration over agriculture and fisheries....
Lack of Electricity Hinders Zambian Poultry Industry Development
ZAMBIA - The Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) has said long hours of electricity load shedding and increased fuel prices are likely to negatively hinder development in the industry....
23 July 2015
CME: Broiler Flock Growing; Turkey Flock Recovering
US - The US' broiler flock is still growing, and the turkey flock appears to be recovering from the effects of highly pathogenic avian influenza, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
African Poultry Wrap: Disease Pressures; Poultry Price Fluctuations
AFRICA - Avian influenza disease outbreaks and smuggling of cheap poultry products are putting pressure on the poultry industry in West African countries, whilst producers in Southern African countries are struggling with price fluctuations....
22 July 2015
US Meat, Poultry Production Down in Second Quarter
US - US red meat and poultry production were strongly affected by weather and disease in the second quarter of 2015, according the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS)....
UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum on membership of the European Union....
Brazil Releases New Egg Residue Regulations, Aiming to Increase Exports
BRAZIL - Brazil has updated regulations for the control of residues and contaminants in eggs, a move applauded by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA)....
Nigerian Poultry Prices Soar After Smuggling Crackdown
NIGERIA - Prices of foreign poultry have risen by 28.5 per cent in Nigeria after the Customs Service launched 'Operation Hawk Descend', which aims to quash the smuggling of frozen poultry products into the country....
21 July 2015
Mexico, France Strengthen Agricultural Ties
MEXICO - Mexico and France have signed important agreements to enhance their collaboration on agricultural matters....
20 July 2015
Nigerian Customs Seizes Poultry Products as Anti-Smuggling Mission Gets Under Way
NIGERIA - The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) seized frozen poultry products worth over 12 million Naira (N) during the first week of operation 'Hawk Descend' in the South Western area of the Nigeria-Benin border....
Greek Bailout Expected to Cost Agriculture €2 Billion
GREECE - The new bailout agreement reached this week could cost Greek agriculture more than €2 billion, according to a Greek agricultural association....
USPOULTRY Women's Leadership Conference Set for August
US - The 2015 USPOULTRY Women’s Leadership Conference is an invaluable platform for women in various levels of management and responsibilities who want to grow as leaders in their organisations, communities and careers. ...
Myanmar Opens Market to Brazilian Poultry, Beef
BRAZIL - The Myanmar government has approved imports of Brazilian beef and poultry, Brazil's minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Katia Abreu announced on Wednesday....
17 July 2015
CME: Bird Flu a Wild Card for US Chicken, Pork Markets
US - While much of the focus in the pork market has been on slaughter levels, weights and fall supplies, we think market participants would do well to also keep an eye on the broiler market....
Canadian Investment Strengthens Research Into Antibiotic Alternatives
CANADA - Canada’s poultry industry will be able to address a significant productivity issue thanks to a new $400,000 investment....
Accra Live Bird Market Still Trading Despite Avian Flu Ban
GHANA - Poultry vendors in the Central Business District of Accra, especially at the Makola market, are reportedly defying a ban on the sale and movement of live birds to prevent the spread of the avian influenza....
16 July 2015
Good Market Prospects Forecast for EU Poultry Sector
EU - Low feed prices are pushing up poultry meat production across the EU....
US Consumers Still Love Chicken, Survey Shows
US - Chicken consumption remains high in 2015 in the two primary purchase channels, supermarket and food service establishment, according to new research presented at the 2015 Chicken Marketing Seminar....
 
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