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02 December 2016
Bird Flu Concerns Challenge Positive Outlook for Global Poultry, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, which is generally positive, is now being challenged by a new wave of avian influenza outbreaks, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly report for quarter four of 2016....
17 November 2016
Countries Across Migration Pathways at Risk from Avian Flu
GLOBAL - The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that is currently spreading around Europe was detected in wild birds in Tyva Republic in southern Russia two months ago, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations....
11 November 2016
Global Food Prices Rose Further in October
GLOBAL - The global Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7 per cent for the month and 9.1 per cent from a year earlier, with the staple grains' index rising for the first time in...
01 November 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Egypt Imports from Russia as Ghana's Egg Sector Faces Low Prices
AFRICA - Two human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) were reported in Egypt during October, reports Tawanda Korombo in his latest African Poultry Wrap....
19 October 2016
Pet Sitting for Backyard Poultry Growing in Popularity
GLOBAL - New survey results have shown that 85 per cent of pet sitters who offer livestock care now offer care for chickens....
14 October 2016
Happy World Egg Day!
GLOBAL - Today is World Egg Day, and this year the event is celebrating its 21st birthday....
11 October 2016
Global Cereal Prices Falling with Large Supplies Expected
GLOBAL - Lower prices for staple grains were more than offset by rising sugar and dairy prices in this month's Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
04 October 2016
Small Farms Need Decent Incomes to Help Eliminate Hunger
GLOBAL - Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General...
30 September 2016
Vent Actuator Delivers Right Kind of Sticker Shock
GLOBAL - Your reaction on seeing the PRICE of Georgia Poultry’s Vent Actuator will probably be to dismiss it as a low quality item. Don’t let the price fool you....
26 September 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Tanzania Opens Up for Russian Imports
AFRICA - More and more African countries are opening up their poultry markets to imports from Europe and the United States, growing evidence of constrained poultry production capacity on the continent. ...
22 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
15 September 2016
Historic Chinese Poultry Supply Downturn to Strengthen World Markets
GLOBAL - The global poultry industry is on the road to recovery following recent supply reductions in the US and Brazil, expected lower feed prices and, most importantly, because of the historic market downturn in the Chinese poultry industry, according...
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance....
Food Service Giant Compass Group Joins Cage-Free Egg Trend
GLOBAL - International contract caterer Compass Group PLC has announced a global commitment to go cage-free for all its shell and liquid egg supplies by 2025....
30 August 2016
Latin American Restaurant Chain Alsea Switches to Cage-Free Eggs
GLOBAL - Alsea, the largest restaurant operator in Latin America, announced it will switch to a 100 per cent cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain in Mexico, Latin America and Spain by 2025. ...
26 August 2016
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
US Poultry Export Potential Driven by Avian Flu
ANALYSIS - The risk of high-path avian influenza (HPAI) is expected to have a major impact on US poultry exports in the next few years, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
24 August 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
22 August 2016
Rabobank: Poultry Leads US to Largest Increase in Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
05 August 2016
Global Dairy, Meat Price Indices Rise
GLOBAL - The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases....
04 August 2016
Low Prices Stimulate Poultry Meat Import Demand as Trade Forecast to Rise
GLOBAL - Modest growth is foreseen for poultry meat production in 2016, with output forecast to rise by 1.1 per cent to 116.2 million tonnes, according to the latest Food Outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations....
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....
14 July 2016
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)....
12 July 2016
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....
 
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