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08 February 2016
EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly as a result of the the neonicotinoid seed treatment...
New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a new rule on payouts of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
Brazil's Chicken Meat Exports Grow 14.1 Per Cent in January
BRAZIL - In keeping with the good performance recorded in 2015, Brazilian exports of chicken meat in 2016 began at an already positive pace....
05 February 2016
Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
Brazil's Egg Production Increased by 6.1 Per Cent in 2015
BRAZIL - Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian egg production in 2015 exceeded the previous year's by 6.1 per cent....
03 February 2016
IPPE: Constant Progress in Poultry Performance, but Challenges Remain
US - Speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta last week, Michael Donohue from Agristats described the huge leaps and bounds the poultry industry has made since he first started...
02 February 2016
Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy Warns New Report
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
Americans to Eat 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings this Super Bowl Sunday
US - According to the National Chicken Council’s 2016 Wing Report released today, 1.3 billion wings will be eaten next weekend leading up to and during Super Bowl 50, as fans watch the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos battle for the Lombardi Trophy....
European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
01 February 2016
CoBank Predicts Better Year for Poultry Producers in 2016
ANALYSIS - The supply glut that plagued US beef, pork and poultry markets in 2015 and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according to a new research report from CoBank. ...
29 January 2016
New Recordkeeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases, Sales
US - Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State...
Merial Appoints Pierluigi Crippa as of Head of Business Operations Europe, Middle East & Africa
GLOBAL - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, has announced the appointment of Pierluigi Crippa to the position of Head of Business Operations Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)....
Avian Influenza Not Affecting Indiana Grocery Prices
US - Avian influenza that led to the culling of 414,000 turkeys and chickens at southern Indiana commercial poultry farms is having little effect on prices of turkey and eggs at grocery stores, a Purdue University agricultural economist says....
IPPE: Highlights from The World's Biggest Poultry Event
ANALYSIS - This week, ThePoultrySite team has been busy at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, where the latest research and new products in the industry have been presented....
Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Lead in New Farm Animal Welfare Report
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
28 January 2016
IPPE: Poultry Profitability Likely to Benefit from Low Feed Costs in 2016
US - Speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the IPPE event in Atlanta yesterday, analyst Dr Paul Aho from Poultry Perspectives described how commodity price falls had improved margins, but the possibility of recession in China could put...
NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
CME: December Chicken Hatchery Output Unchanged From Year Ago
US - According to USDA-NASS in their recently released Chickens and Eggs Report, broiler-type chick hatch in December was unchanged from twelve months earlier. Eggs in incubators at the beginning of January were also close to the same as a year earlier,...
27 January 2016
Funding Available for Young Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A £30,000 funding package has been agreed to provide agricultural training opportunities for young farmers and other young people working in the rural economy....
26 January 2016
Poland’s Konspol Eyes New Slaughtering Facility to Expand Sales
POLAND - Polish poultry meat processor Konspol has launched talks with local authorities to build a new slaughtering facility in Kotunia, in Poland’s western region of Wielkopolskie, according to the municipality’s authorities, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski...
EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
Indian Poultry Sector Seeks FY17 Maize Import Allocation
INDIA - Even though maize prices are expected to remain stable, trade veterans think that the industry has a short window of two months to get import allocations for 2016-17 from the government in order to keep the prices cool during the rest of the year....
25 January 2016
Egg Farm Project Gets First Flock in Swaziland
SWAZILAND - January marks a major milestone for a flagship agriculture development project supported by the International Egg Foundation (IEF) and Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) in Swaziland. ...
CME: Livestock Futures Market Volatile Again
US - Last week was another volatile one in the livestock futures markets, that now sounds like a broken record, and USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage reports on Friday; those...
 
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