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28 July 2016
NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
27 July 2016
Egg Producers Need Clarity on Cage-Free Transition
UK - Retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines and what will replace the current production system, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has...
CME: Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage Still Heavy
US - The results of the latest USDA ‘Cold Storage’ report probably did not get as much attention as the feedlot survey but we think it perfectly encapsulates the current state of the US meat industry, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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
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....
CME: US Chick Placements Falling
US - Chicken hatchery output has been retreating in recent weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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
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....
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....
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)....
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....
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)....
13 July 2016
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....
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....
12 July 2016
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....
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....
11 July 2016
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....
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)....
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
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....
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....
 
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