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23 November 2015
US Looks to Further Grow Agricultural Exports to China
US - As the US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack heads to China for trade talks, the US Department of Agriculture announced considerable growth in US exports to China over the past decade....
Former US Ag Secretaries Urge Congress to Pass TPP
US - A group of former agriculture secretaries have written an open letter saying that the opening of new markets is critical for farmers and rural communities....
20 November 2015
Former University of Georgia Vet Professor Zavala Joins USAPEEC
US - Dr Guillermo Zavala, an independent clinical avian medicine consultant specializing in controlling infectious diseases in commercial poultry and egg flocks, has joined the staff of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) as Director of Veterinary...
17 November 2015
Harrisvaccines' Rapid Response Leads to Avian Influenza Contract
ANALYSIS - Harrisvaccines was recently awarded a US government stockpile contract to produce 48 million doses of avian influenza vaccine, utilising their unique rapid response SirraVax platform technology. ...
13 November 2015
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Harrisvaccines
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has entered into an agreement to acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company that develops, manufactures and sells vaccines for food production and companion animals....
11 November 2015
Thanksgiving Turkey Price Hikes Higher due to Avian Flu
US - While turkey prices for Thanksgiving are expected to be as much as 20 per cent higher than last year, prices for the rest of the holiday dinner will be below normal, according to a Purdue University expert....
06 November 2015
September Meat Export Volumes Sharply Lower
US - The latest trade data confirmed what we already suspected, export volumes in September were sharply lower, leaving more product to be absorbed in domestic channels and adding to the downward price pressures for beef and chicken, write Steve Meyer...
02 November 2015
Poultry Industry Hits Back at Oxfam, Says Injury Rates in Decline
US - US poultry meat associations have responded to accusations of worker abuse in a report from Oxfam America by saying that huge advances have been made in worker safety over the last 20 years....
23 October 2015
US Chicken Production Growth Slows as Margins Eroded
US - To highlight one aspect of the cattle market, live cattle futures prices have made some dramatic movements, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 October 2015
US Meat Production Expected to Hit Record
US - Quite a bit of attention has been given to total red meat and poultry production both this year and next, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 October 2015
Thousands of Dollars Provided for Emergency Bird Flu Research
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has approved $550,000 in emergency funding to support further avian influenza research and communication....
16 October 2015
US Consumer Meat Demand Continues to Rise
US - Domestic, consumer-level demand for meat and poultry continued to rise in August but the pace of increase appears to be slowing, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
15 October 2015
Hunters Asked to Help Protect Poultry Industry from Bird Flu
US - Agriculture officials in Pennsylvania are urging waterfowl bird hunters to be on the lookout for signs of highly pathogenic avian influenza....
14 October 2015
US Meat Production, Trade Expected to Increase in 2016
US - The main message of the USDA's “Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade” report is production and trade of all meats is expected to expand in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 October 2015
USDA's Double Punch: Production Up, Exports Down
ANALYSIS - USDA added to their 2015 chicken production forecast and lowered exports in Friday's World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. ...
12 October 2015
How Will the TPP Affect the US Meat Industry?
US - Analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner discuss the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on farming in the US....
08 October 2015
Increase in Stored US Chicken Highlights Industry Vulnerability
US - According to the USDA-NASS monthly Cold Storage report, inventories of frozen chicken at the end of August were up 25 per cent from a year earlier, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 October 2015
Argentina's Broiler Production Expected to Hit Record
ARGENTINA - Argentine broiler production is expected to reach a record 2.1 million metric tons (MMT), according to a report from USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
01 October 2015
Millions of Dollars of Funding to Support US Farmers Announced
US - The US Department of Agriculture has announced $8.4 million of funding to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers. ...
28 September 2015
US Pork, Poultry Producers Still on Look Out for Deadly Diseases
US - As autumn begins, the US meat and poultry sector once again watches carefully for signs of disease and contemplates its impact, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 September 2015
US Meat in Cold Storage Sets New Records
US - USDA-NASS recently released the monthly Cold Storage report, and numbers within the report largely supported current supply and demand factors affecting markets, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
17 September 2015
US Fast-Food Criticized for High Antibiotics Levels
US - With increasing pressure being placed on the industry to regulate antibiotic use, a report from Friends of the Earth highlights a distinct lack of policy and poor practice within many top American fast food restaurants. ...
15 September 2015
US Senators Urge South African President to Resume Poultry Imports
US - Two US Senators have called on South African president Jacob Zuma to resolve issues around imports of US poultry to the country....
14 September 2015
Ukrainian Broiler Production Expected to Increase
UKRAINE - Despite Ukraine's recent troubles, broiler meat production has remained stable in 2015, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service....
Japan Expected to Set Broiler Consumption Record This Year
JAPAN - Japan will post new records for broiler meat production, consumption, and importation in 2015, a recent report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service predicts....
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