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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
CME: Broiler Supply Growth Relatively Limited
US - Meat protein supplies in the US have declined in the first two months of the year and this has been particularly supportive of red meat prices, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
New Avian Influenza Sampling Method Saves Money
US - A number of poultry industry groups are using a less costly method to collect avian influenza virus samples, thanks to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists....
Livestock Production Undergoing Rapid Structural Change in Finland
FINLAND - A structural change in livestock production in Finland is affecting production costs and competitiveness....
Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - Chinese food prices are continuing to fall according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Monday, March 03, 2014
USDA's Vilsack Speaks about Implementation of Farm Bill
ANALYSIS - Tom Vilsack, US Department of Agriculture Secretary, spoke to a packed room at the 2014 Commodity Classic about the recently passed Farm Bill and more importantly - how USDA plans to implement it, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the show...
Sharp Year-end Decline in French Poultry Slaughterings
FRANCE - French poultry slaughtering figures recorded a sharp 11 per cent year-on-year drop in December 2013 with a total of just over 70 million birds....
Good Times Ahead for Sri Lankan Poultry Sector
SRI LANKA - The growth potential of the local poultry sector remains encouraging due to an improving market balance, coupled with declining grain and feed costs....
Finance Minister Promises to Solve Poultry Tax Issue
INDIA - Finance Minister K.M. Mani has assured poultry farmers in Kerala that he will look into the issue of tax on poultry birds. ...
Qingdao Reports Rise in Price Index During January
CHINA - The Qingdao investigation team of the National Bureau of Statistics of China released statistics concerning Qingdao's January Consumer Price Index (CPI) on 17 February....
Friday, February 28, 2014
Maple Leaf Reports Loss
CANADA - Canadian meat and food processor Maple Leaf Foods saw sales fall by 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of the year to C$1,107.0 million for the fourth quarter because of lower volumes, which were partly offset by higher pricing....
Online Live Chicken Sales Get Round China's Market Ban
CHINA - Live chicken is being sold online despite a three-month ban on live poultry markets in Shanghai....
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Weekly Overview: British Poultry Meat Output up by One-third in 20 Years
GLOBAL - This week, the UK is in the news as we take a look at the poultry industry and offer a round-up of the highlights of the National Farmers Union annual conference, which took place this week, writes Jackie Linden. In one of our articles this week,...
Call for EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement
UK - The EU and New Zealand need to open negotiations on a free trade agreement, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers’ Union Conference in Birmingham....
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China This Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China, writes Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor. ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Government Promises to Back British Farm Exports
UK - Cutting red tape, encouraging innovation and safeguarding plant and animal health all set the right environment for farm businesses to grow, farming minister George Eustice told the National Farmers’ Union Conference in Birmingham....
Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK – UK supermarkets should listen to British consumers and stock more British food, writes Chris Harris from the annual conference of the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
CME: January Frozen Meat, Poultry Inventories Down
US - USDA’s monthly "Cold Storage" report, released on Friday afternoon indicated frozen meat and poultry inventories as of 31 January were 4.4 per cent lower than one year ago but 4.7 per cent higher than at the end of December, write Steve Meyer...
Odisha Bids to Raise Egg Production to Meet Demand
INDIA - Even as Odisha state has recorded a 10 per cent growth in egg production, there is still a huge gap between demand and supply....
Russia Lifts Ban on US Turkey Meat Imports
RUSSIA - The country has lifted its ban on all imports of turkey meat from the US after receiving assurances from exporters that the birds will not have received the beta-agonist, ractopamine. ...
Tanzanian Education Centre Recaptures Lost Glory in Poultry
TANZANIA - Kibaha Education Centre’s lost supremacy in poultry industry will be regenerated, thanks to an investor Organia Company Limited which vows to make Kibaha once again iconic source for poultry. ...
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - The Government must review its flooding and coastal defence policies and commit more money into helping to reduce further risks to the British countryside, the NFU said today....
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - Retailers should listen to their customers and show their support for British farming by stocking more British food, NFU President Peter Kendall said today....
Rising Popularity of Poultry Meat
ANALYSIS - Poultry accounts for more than 40 per cent of all meat that is eaten in the UK, whereas pork - the second most popular meat - accounts for 30 per cent, writes Chris Harris....
UK Farming Needs Long-term Strategic Plan
UK - Government policy should be seen through the lens of food security and there should be a long-term strategic food plan in the UK, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers Union Conference in Birmingham....
Farming Weathers Recession to Deliver for Nation’s Economy
UK - Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has revealed today (Tuesday)....
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