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24 March 2017
CME: Chicken Inventories Up 1.5% in February
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Open Animosity Between Chicken Importers, Producers Intensifies
SOUTH AFRICA - The open animosity between chicken importers and producers intensified on Thursday as both blamed each other for the crisis facing the poultry industry in South Africa....
Saudi Arabia Stops Beef, Poultry Imports from Four Brazilian Companies
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats....
23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Enhance Inspection of Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
IFA: Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
IFA Urges EU Commissioner to Immediately Ban Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
NFUS Urges Shoppers to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
21 March 2017
China, EU Cut Brazilian Meat Imports Amid Scandal
BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes...
Australian Egg Consumption Cracks Christmas Record
AUSTRALIA - The latest data indicates Australians purchased a record number of eggs from supermarkets in December 2016, 7.9 per cent higher than December 2015....
Liquid Danish Eggs Sold in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Danish liquid eggs are now being sold in supermarkets across South Korea....
Jamaica Broilers Sales Energise Bottom Line
JAMAICA - Freed of its loss-making energy asset, Jamaica Broilers Group's egg and poultry sales across three geographic markets pushed up the company's earnings by nearly 50 per cent in the third quarter ending January....
Chicken Farm Workers Paid Compensation
THAILAND - The Labour Court has ordered Dhammakaset Co Ltd, which operates a poultry farm in Lop Buri, to pay 1.7 million baht in compensation to 14 Myanmar workers who were forced to work long hours and were underpaid....
Cherkizovo Group Expands Pava Pava Product Line
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, announces the expansion of its Pava-Pava turkey meat product line....
20 March 2017
Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Gains Applause
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Govt Works Hard to Avoid Poultry Sector Job Losses
SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is doing all it can to avoid job losses in the poultry industry amid concerns of poultry products dumping and unfair trade practices. ...
Zhanjiang's Animal Husbandry Development Gets a Push
CHINA - Zhanjiang's livestock farming bases have been required to develop market-oriented feature products along with quality improvements at a working conference held on 13 March....
H7N9 Fatalities Hit 13 in East China's Jiangxi
CHINA - Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu have died since January in east China's Jiangxi Province, the provincial health and family planning commission announced Saturday....
Shanghai Adopts Most Stringest Food Safety Regulations
CHINA - A new food safety regulation, said to be the most stringent ever enacted, will take effect in Shanghai on Monday....
Uni Student Creates Cost-effective Egg Incubator
UGANDA - A second year student of Bachelors of Vocational Studies in Agriculture with Education (BVS Agric/Ed) at Kyambogo University has created a cost-effective electric egg incubator from two large basins, a piece of blanket, a small dish, a small...
17 March 2017
Congress Urged to Strengthen Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
Call for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Chinese City Halts Live Poultry Trading
CHINA - Live poultry trading will cease for three weeks in the central Chinese city of Changsha on concerns over the H7N9 bird flu virus, the local health and family planning commission said Friday....
16 March 2017
Voices Needed in Canada, US for Enhancement of Free, Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Addressing Likely Economic Damage as Result of Changing US Trade Policies
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
 
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