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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Brazil Boosts Egg Exports to Arab Countries, Poultry Meat to Russia
BRAZIL - The country's egg exports to Arab countries are up 28 per cent on last year, with foreign sales valued at US$16.5 million for the year to the end of August....
Indian Agriculture Minister Calls for Canadian Investment
INDIA - In order to promote agriculture trade between two countries, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has met Gerry Ritz, Canadian Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food in New Delhi recently....
Monday, September 22, 2014
South America Targets Russian Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
International Poultry Council Develops Strategic Plan
GLOBAL - Several members of the International Poultry Council huddled with the IPC Executive Committee and a strategic planning expert in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week to exchange ideas on charting a course for the organization as it prepares to enter...
Nine in Ten UK Vets Prefer to Buy British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority choosing to buy British....
Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks Over-shadowed by Chlorine Use for Chicken
GERMANY - The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States has been met with criticism and is viewed with suspicion....
Friday, September 19, 2014
Odisha Poultry Sector Growing at Over 10 Per Cent Annually
INDIA - Odisha's poultry sector has been growing at over 10 per cent annually, state chief secretary, G.C. Pati said at the Investment Meeting in the Poultry Sector recently....
British Egg Week to Target Reduced Food Waste
UK - British Lion eggs is partnering with the WRAP Love Food Hate Waste campaign for British Egg Week (6-12 October 2014) to highlight the important role that eggs can play in helping to minimise food waste....
Authority Seeking Plan for Poultry Industry
UAE - Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture, has organised a three-day workshop with the aim of devising a national plan for the development of the poultry industry. ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Russian Ban Will Not Derail Bullish Margin Outlook, Reports Rabobank
GLOBAL - The Russian ban will not derail the bullish outlook for poultry meat prices according to Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q3 report. Strong fundamentals will promote further margin improvements in almost all regions of the world. ...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening, Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner for agriculture designate, Phil Hogan....
Ag Officer Calls for Increased Tax Rate on Poultry Imports
BARBADOS - Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, remains adamant that poultry imports should carry a heavier tax rate....
Imo Modern Poultry Begins Sale of Birds
NIGERIA - The Imo Modern Poultry, Avutu, which had remained moribund for over 20 years, has received a boost by the Governor Rochas Okorocha's government as part of its efforts to create employment opportunities, promote agriculture as well as boost the...
Farm Bureau Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements that would reduce, if not eliminate, government-imposed...
Monday, September 15, 2014
EuroTier Event to Explore Impacts of Trade Deal on Animal Production
GERMANY - The targeted Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA is currently the subject of lively debate and will be discussed at EuroTier 2014....
CME: Does Cheap Feed Make Cheaper Meat?
US - Even as grain supplies in the US, and globally for that matter, are expected to increase significantly in the next 12 months, the amount of meat protein available to consumers will still be lower than what it was two years ago, write Steve Meyer...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Maltese Meat Production Increases in Second Quarter
MALTA - Meat production advanced by 5.5 per cent to 2,994 tonnes during the quarter under review....
McDonald's Reports Global Comparable Sales for August
GLOBAL - McDonald's Corporation today announced that global comparable sales decreased 3.7 per cent in August....
Liquid Eggs Operation Cracks Under Shortage
JAMAICA - Liquid Eggs Limited, the Montego Bay-based marketing arm of the Jamaica Egg Farmers' Association, is seeking to recover but the future of the company is uncertain because it has lost a number of customers due to its inability to maintain supply...
Association Outlines Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this great national discussion about Scotland’s place...
FAO Praises India's Agricultural Achievements
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh on 8 September 2014. ...
Summit to Celebrate for Major UK Egg Supplier
AFRICA - A nine-strong team put together by the major UK egg supplier LJ Fairburn arrived in triumph at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro after a gruelling seven day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain....
FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
Govt Urged to Act on 'Unjustifiable' Prices of Pork, Chicken
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture alliance Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) has called on the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) to immediately act on the continuing increase in retail prices of chicken products....
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