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29 May 2015
Indian Poultry Industry Predicted to Record Improved Profit Margins
INDIA - India’s poultry sector will record an improvement in revenue during the current fiscal year, Mumbai based research and ratings agency ICRA said in its report released recently....
Belarus Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Kazkhstan
BELARUS - The Veterinary and Food Control Department of Belarus' Agriculture and Food Ministry has placed extra restrictions on imports of poultry and related products following avian influenza outbreaks....
28 May 2015
CME: US Egg Prices Running High, Avian Flu Epidemic on the Wane
US - According to the top US veterinary officer, the worst bird flu outbreak in US history may be over by July, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Nigeria Poultry Industry Faces Losses from Smuggling
NIGERIA - An estimated 1.2 million tonnes of poultry products are smuggled into Nigeria every year, causing economic losses for the country's poultry industry, according to the Nigerian Poultry Association (PAN)....
27 May 2015
CME: Latest USDA Reports Give Bearish Chicken Outlook
US - The US Department of Agriculture's recent Cattle on Feed report creates a bullish outlook for cattle futures, whilst their Cold Storage report indicates a bearish outlook for pork and chicken, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Indian Heatwave Causes Poultry Industry Losses
INDIA - The recent heatwave in India has killed millions of birds, causing losses of approximately 1 billion rupees (100 crore) in the areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south east....
Hungarian, Russian Poultry Businesses Sign Deal to Open Goose Farm
HUNGARY - A joint venture by Hungarian and Russian partners has been set up with the aim to launch a goose farm in Russia, with the planned investment expected to total up to €17 million, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski....
26 May 2015
How Well Did the UK Poultry Industry Perform in 2014?
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the UK will release its Pig and Poultry Pocketbook this month, and this article analyses some of the key information found in the publication....
22 May 2015
Record Second Quarter Earnings for Hormel Foods
US - Meat product manufacturer Hormel Foods has reported record performance for the fiscal year 2015 second quarter....
Terrena to Buy Controlling Stake in Poultry Producer Doux
FRANCE - Terrena, supported by Sofiprotéol as minority shareholder, has signed an exclusive agreement with D&P Participations, a subsidiary of the Calmels family’s holding company, to buy its 52.5 per cent controlling interest in Doux Group....
International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural...
China-Brazil in Bilateral Trade Deal
BRAZIL - China and Brazil are to step up action on a bilateral trade agreement....
Ghana Government Promises Millions to Revamp Poultry Industry
GHANA - Ghana's government will soon hand over millions of Ghanaian cedi to help revamp the poultry industry....
21 May 2015
Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue After Poultry Aquisition
UK - UK meat and food processor Cranswick Foods has seen its revenue rise to more than £1 billion over the last year, as profits were boosted by the aquisition of a cooked poultry producer....
Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
South Africa Seeking Solution on Trade with USA
SOUTH AFRICA - In late April, Africa’s second largest economy, South Africa, sought a solution with the United States over renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)....
20 May 2015
Zimbabwe Poultry Industry Grows in First Quarter of 2015
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe reported in early May that its poultry industry had grown by 22 per cent during the first quarter period of 2015....
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Southern African Poultry Producer Astral Sees Profits Rise
SOUTH AFRICA - South African poultry producer Astral Foods Limited announced profit increases in their interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2015 compared to a similar period in 2014....
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
18 May 2015
JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Profits
BRAZIL – Brazilian based beef and food processing giant JBS has reported a 57.6 per cent rise in operating profit, EBIDTA, for the first quarter of the year reaching R$ 2.76 billion (reais)....
14 May 2015
First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct Payments this year....
12 May 2015
CME: High Meat Demand Despite High Prices
US - Whatever may be ailing US meat and poultry markets, it is still our conclusion that domestic demand is strong, at least through March, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
11 May 2015
CME: US Restaurant Performance Decline
US - Restaurant performance indicators have declined slightly according to March data, but this is no reason for alarm, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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