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08 January 2015
New Chair for Canada's Poultry Industry Council
CANADA - At its latest meeting, the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) elected Edward Verkley as its new chairman....
07 January 2015
OFC: Increasing Productivity in British Farming through Research
UK - Increased productivity in British agriculture is directly related to research and development and to raise productivity the UK farming sector needs to focus more on both public and private research, reports Chris Harris from the Oxford Farming Conference...
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
Egg Price, Production Prospects in US
US - Even ahead of the ban on battery cage eggs in California, pundits were forecasting dramatic increases in egg prices for consumers across the country. What are the prospects for the US egg market in 2015?...
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
EU - Speaking at an event in Ireland, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
06 January 2015
HKScan to Restructure Production in Denmark
DENMARK - Scandinavian meat processor, HKScan Group, is to centralise its Danish poultry slaughtering and deboning at its Vinderup processing plant....
Minister Sets out Northern Ireland's Agriculture Priorities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and agencies to deliver for the farming,...
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
05 January 2015
Smuggled Eggs Bring Fears of Bird Flu, Market Collapse to Myanmar
MYANMAR - Local poultry breeders fear the collapse of poultry market and the outbreak of bird flu due to the continued influx of duck and chicken eggs smuggled from Thailand. ...
Nigeria Finds Sorghum a Good Alternative to Maize in Poultry Feed
NIGERIA - The performance of broiler chicken fed on 100 per cent sorghum as a substitute to maize was highlighted during a field day in Nigeria where farmers, millers, researchers, public servants and decision makers participated....
02 January 2015
US Responds to Poultry Export Bans
US - The Agriculture Department has issued a statement in response to a number of countries banning poultry from the US citing fears of avian flu. USDA is pressing these countries to apply internationally recognised trade guidelines....
Chickens Distributed among Poor Families in Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) intends to distribute chickens among around 1,000 poor families in 10 provinces of the country in order to improve their livelihood....
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Study Predicts No Farmers or Ranchers under 35 by 2033
US - As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches....
India Bans Imports of US Poultry Due to Bird Flu
INDIA - India plans to challenge a World Trade Organisation order that told New Delhi to remove curbs on poultry imports from the US, saying it is important to protect the industry that supports livelihood of millions of people in the country....
31 December 2014
Farmers Need to be Encouraged to Invest
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
Investment Forecast in Philippines Poultry Sector
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is expecting considerable investments in the country's poultry sector in 2015....
China to Advance Agricultural Modernisation
CHINA - China is to push forward with a programme of agricultural modernisation through reform and innovation....
30 December 2014
Israeli 2015 Egg Quota to Surpass Two Billion
ISRAEL - The Knesset Economics Affairs Committee has increased the egg production quota for 2015 and 2016....
Chinese Agricultural Exports Hit by Weakening Ruble
CHINA - The falling Russian ruble and the financial troubles in that country are putting trade links between Russia and China at risk....
29 December 2014
Mississippi Ag Values Set to Top $7 Billion
US - Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set in 2013....
Albania Set to Resume Meat Exports to Russia
ALBANIA - Exports of meat and agricultural products could restart between Albania and Russia following top level talks between between Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor, Alexei Saurin, and Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Albania Vojo Brega....
Brazil Takes Indonesia to WTO over Poultry Trade Bans
BRAZIL & INDONESIA - Brazil is taking Indonesia through the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute procedures because of on-going restrictions on exports of chicken meat and products....
24 December 2014
South Korea Bans Import of US Poultry, Products
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has banned imports of poultry from the US, citing fears over avian influenza....
Kazakhstan Set to Develop Poultry Industry
KAZAKHSTAN - The country's live poultry and processing sectors are in urgent need of modernisation and expansion to meet growing demand from the domestic market, according to a new report. ...
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