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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
Stricter Rules for German Chicken Producers Could Affect Competiveness
GERMANY - The German Federal State of Lower Saxony has introduced stricter rules for broiler production. ...
Favourable Market Conditions Help Sanderson Farms
US – US integrated poultry processor Sanderson Farms has seen net sales for the third quarter of 2014 of $768.4 million compared with $739.0 million for the same period a year ago....
Further Extension of Tender Offer for Hillshire Brands Shares
US - Tyson Foods has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands to allow more time for anti-trust examination of the deal....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian food industry players are joining forces with backyard egg producers to campaign against new labelling laws....
Looking for Corn Consumption Response
US - In the newsletter of 11 August, the prospects for corn consumption to respond to lower prices during the 2014-15 marketing year and the potential for a subsequent price recovery were discussed, writes Darrel Good. ...
Poultry Industry Weighs in on Labour Policy
NEW ZEALAND - The poultry industry says abolishing factory farming would mean a hike in egg and chicken prices for the consumer....
Poultry Producer to Reopen Former Townsends Plant
US - A poultry producer plans to reopen the former Townsends chicken processing plant in Siler City, North Carolina....
Ruling Party Plays No Part in Fixing Poultry Prices
PAKISTAN - Nobody in the ruling party has a role in fixing of the prices of poultry products, said Ch. Muhammad Arshad Jatt, Special Assistant to Chief Minister of the livestock department. ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Turkey Farmers Left with Few Options as Inghams Closes Factory
AUSTRALIA - South Australian turkey farmers are considering their options after poultry giant Inghams announced it would close its McLaren Vale factory....
Pork, Turkey Demand Help Hormel Profits
US – Meat and food processing giant Hormel Foods has reported record fiscal 2014 third quarter net earnings of $138.0 million, up 21 per cent from net earnings of $113.6 million a year earlier....
$10M Chicken Plant Launched in Siavonga
ZAMBIA - About US$10 million has been invested in a chicken processing plant which was commissioned at the weekend in Siavonga District....
Indonesia in Talks to Resume Poultry Shipments to Japan
INDONESIA - Indonesian trade officials are currently in talks with their Japanese counterparts over the possibility of resuming poultry exports to the East Asian country, which were halted in early 2004 following the avian flu outbreak that affected many...
Animal Health Issues Impacting Mexican Poultry Industry
MEXICO - The Mexican poultry industry continues to be affected by several minor disease issues. As a result of ongoing biosecurity measures, a modest increase in production of broiler meat and eggs are expected....
Chicken Sales Still to Look up After Antibiotic Scare
INDIA - Around 25 per cent of Delhiites seem to have given up on their favourite protein source ever since an NGO raised an alarm over suspected presence of undesirable antibiotics in poultry meat in the city....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rising
CHINA - Farm produce prices in China rose slightly during the week of 11-17 August according to a survey of production in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Russian Ban Hits Hungarian Pork, Poultry Sectors
HUNGARY - Russian sanctions are expected to harm USD 100 million in Hungarian agricultural exports. The Hungarian pork and poultry sector will be hit hardest by the Russian ban....
Around 50 Per Cent Drop in Gujarat Egg Consumption
INDIA - Egg consumption in Gujarat has fallen by around 50 per cent in August partly because of the month of Shravan when people fast and partly because of festivals that are round the corner....
Tasmanian Egg Producers Seek Answers on New National Egg Laws
AUSTRALIA - Small egg producers are calling on the Tasmanian government to confirm it's position on the national egg labelling laws....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Russian Demand Sees Brazil Meat Prices Soar
BRAZIL – Extra Russian demand is seeing ‘soaring’ pork prices in Brazil which is now inflating beef and chicken markets at a low supply ebb....
Scotland Hosts Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have for the sector as a whole....
Brazilian Broiler Production Forecast to Increase in 2015
BRAZIL - Post forecasts broiler production to increase by five per cent in 2015....
Saudi Poultry Sector Undertakes Major Expansion Projects
SAUDI ARABIA - In the past few years, the Saudi poultry sector has been undertaking major expansion projects in broiler production by the three largest poultry companies. Saudi Arabia’s broiler meat production in 2013 was estimated at 600,000 MT, an...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
A$20,000 Back-pay for Poultry Processors
AUSTRALIA - A labour-hire contractor, who short-changed 10 overseas workers, has agreed to back-pay its former employees more than A$20,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman....
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