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14 February 2019
14 facts about 2019's global poultry market
Consumer demands will have a huge impact on feed production and animal protein...
12 February 2019
UK food and drink trade industry bodies call on government to pause non-Brexit consultations
All of the major UK food and drink trade industry bodies have written to Defra, asking for non-Brexit consultations on hold....
08 February 2019
Ulster Farmers' Union met with Theresa May over Brexit's impact on Irish farming
UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union has used a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May to again stress that a ‘no deal’ would have catastrophic consequences for the farming industry in Northern Ireland and urged her to do everything in her power to secure...
06 February 2019
President’s State of the Union neglects dire farm economy conditions, NFU says
USA - US President Donald J. Trump delivered his second State of the Union address tonight to a joint session of Congress, calling for renewed bipartisanship in the coming year to “break decades of political stalemate” ...
05 February 2019
EU agrees no-deal Brexit compensation for Irish farmers
EU (Reuters) - The European Commission has agreed to compensate Irish farmers for a collapse in beef and dairy prices in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper said, quoting Irish government and EU sources...
Poultry in The Bahamas is about to get a big investment
BAHAMAS - If The Bahamas is to ever meet its own 150 million-pound demand for white meat, close co-operation between the government and the poultry industry is vital, said the next big innovator readying itself to enter the market, propelling the nation...
01 February 2019
Brazil to restart high-level talks with China, could boost farm trade
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Brazil and China are expected to hold their first high-level political and economic talks since 2015 later this year, Brazil's agriculture trade secretary told Reuters on Thursday, in a move likely to boost farm trade between the two...
30 January 2019
UK supermarkets preparing for a hard Brexit: Stockpiling not viable
UK - Supermarkets and food chains issue warning that Brexit could seriously disrupt food supplies...
Poultry producers seek payment by weight, not by classification
IRELAND - IFA’s Poultry Chairman Andy Boylan has called on retailers to pay poultry producers for their products by weight, not by classification...
Egg prices fall in Uganda
UGANDA - Ugandan farmers are suffering losses from falling egg prices due to lost market opportunities in the region and high feed costs...
28 January 2019
Disastrous impacts of leaving EU, customs union and single market already being felt says FUW
UK - Speaking at the Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) twentieth annual farmhouse breakfast at the Welsh Assembly, FUW President Glyn Roberts has warned that the disastrous impacts of leaving the EU, the customs union and single market on 29 March are already...
Certainty needed for farmers as mid-term confidence hits all-time low
UK - New statistics from the NFU show the effect ongoing Brexit uncertainty has had on farmer confidence, with mid-term confidence hitting an all-time low, emphasising the urgent need for clarity regarding the UK’s future relationship with the EU...
24 January 2019
Protein for fowls: Poultry industry wants ban lifted
BANGLADESH - Poultry industry members in Bangladesh want government to lift the ban on the import and sale of meat and bone meal (MBM), a protein concentrate for chicken...
Brazilian poultry firm BRF aims to restore Saudi exports in three months
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Brazilian poultry processor BRF said on 23 January it expected to restore chicken exports to Saudi Arabia to previous levels in three months after one of its plants lost its certification to export to the Middle Eastern country...
23 January 2019
South African poultry body fights for well-being of entire value chain
SOUTH AFRICA - Good rains in many parts of the country have lifted the agricultural outlook for 2019 somewhat. However, a healthy farming sector depends on much more than favourable production conditions...
Saudi Arabia trims list of authorised Brazil chicken exporters
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has barred five Brazilian chicken processing plants from exporting to the Middle Eastern country, leaving 25 with valid export permits, Brazil's meat trade association ABPA said on Tuesday, citing "technical" reasons...
Philippines' Q4 year-on-year agricultural output growth slows to 1.8 percent
PHILIPPINES (Reuters) - In advance of an announcement about the country's fourth-quarter GDP, The Philippines reported slow gains in its agricultural sector...
18 January 2019
"Poultry industry can create 30,000 new jobs," says South African Poultry Association
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association says more people can be employed with the right support measures from the government and the curbing of imports...
Turkish egg production slows, but broilers see significant gains
TURKEY - The Turkish Statistical Institute has released it's data showing the country's hen egg and broiler production for 2018...
US, China may resume chicken trade
USA (Reuters) - Tensions may be subsiding between China and the US as indicated by a recent report suggesting that poultry trade may resume between the two nations...
Cargill to invest $200 million in Pakistan, government says
PAKISTAN (Reuters) - Food and agriculture group Cargill Inc will invest some $200 million in Pakistan over the coming three to five years in sectors ranging from dairy, to edible oils and animal feed, the prime minister's office in Islamabad said on Thursday,...
17 January 2019
Soybean price stable despite tariff dispute
CHINA - The price of soybeans did not see big fluctuations last year, despite the drastic fall of imports from the United States following a tariff increase, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday....
Morocco produces 6.6 billion eggs annually, consumes 185 per person
MOROCCO - Morocco produced enough eggs to meet domestic demand in 2018, when Moroccans ate 185 eggs on average per person...
16 January 2019
FTI looks to buy chicken from local farmers amid oversupply
PHILIPPINES - State-owned Food Terminal Inc (FTI) is eyeing chicken from local farmers to help the government in addressing an oversupply of the commodity, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Tuesday...
Drought frying Farm Pride egg revenue
AUSTRALIA - Farm Pride Foods says it expects the factors placing pressure on trading conditions - namely dry weather and oversupply - won't to let up any time soon...
 
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