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22 October 2015
US Markets Open to Argentinian Eggs
ARGENTINA - The US has opened its market to imports of fresh shell eggs from Argentina....
21 October 2015
US Meat Production Expected to Hit Record
US - Quite a bit of attention has been given to total red meat and poultry production both this year and next, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Bulgarian Chicken Meat Output Increasing as Investment Grows
BULGARIA - Bulgaria's broiler sector had a successful year in 2014 due to economic stabilisation, less expensive feed and growth in consumption, according to a recent report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
20 October 2015
Appeals to End Hunger, Support Farmers Mark World Food Day
GLOBAL - Leading figures in agricultural policy marked World Food Day on Friday with appeals to combat hunger and malnutrition....
EU Meat Production Growth to Slow
EU - Overall meat production growth in the EU is expected to slow in 2016, according to the EU Commission’s latest Short-term Outlook report....
19 October 2015
Thousands of Dollars Provided for Emergency Bird Flu Research
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has approved $550,000 in emergency funding to support further avian influenza research and communication....
16 October 2015
US Consumer Meat Demand Continues to Rise
US - Domestic, consumer-level demand for meat and poultry continued to rise in August but the pace of increase appears to be slowing, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Promo Boost to Help Consumers Appreciate EU-Farmed Products
EUROPE - Programmes worth €111 million have been set up by the EU to find new markets and promote consumption both outside and inside the Union in 2016. ...
Polish Poultry Production Doubled in Last Ten Years
POLAND - In the last 10 years Polish poultry production doubled and reached 2.2 million MT in 2014, as it became one of the most important poultry producers in the EU, according to a recent report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
15 October 2015
Hunters Asked to Help Protect Poultry Industry from Bird Flu
US - Agriculture officials in Pennsylvania are urging waterfowl bird hunters to be on the lookout for signs of highly pathogenic avian influenza....
More Brazilian Plants to Export Chicken Meat to Malaysia
BRAZIL - Four new Brazilian slaughterhouses recently qualified to export chicken meat to Malaysia, with industry estimates suggesting they may sell $35 million a year to the Asian country....
14 October 2015
Indian Broiler Production Projected to Increase in 2016
INDIA - India's 2016 broiler production is projected to increase by approximately eight percent to 4.2 million tons as demand rises from the growing middle class, according to a report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service....
US Meat Production, Trade Expected to Increase in 2016
US - The main message of the USDA's “Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade” report is production and trade of all meats is expected to expand in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 October 2015
USDA's Double Punch: Production Up, Exports Down
ANALYSIS - USDA added to their 2015 chicken production forecast and lowered exports in Friday's World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. ...
12 October 2015
How Will the TPP Affect the US Meat Industry?
US - Analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner discuss the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on farming in the US....
Global Food Prices Up Slightly in September as Dairy Index Rises
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 156.3 points in September 2015, up one point from its sharply reduced August value, but still 18.9 per cent less than one year ago. ...
Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
09 October 2015
Cargill's Earnings Up on the Year
GLOBAL - Meat producer Cargill has posted results for its first quarter fiscal 2016, showing a 20 per cent increase in net earnings from the same period last year....
08 October 2015
Increase in Stored US Chicken Highlights Industry Vulnerability
US - According to the USDA-NASS monthly Cold Storage report, inventories of frozen chicken at the end of August were up 25 per cent from a year earlier, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Chicken Producers React to TPP Trade Deal
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) has reacted to the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, saying there are both positive and disappointing elements to the deal....
07 October 2015
Mexico Increases Global Agricultural Exports
MEXICO - In the period from January to July 2015 the value of food exports from Mexico to the European Union totalled 581.6 million euros, an increase of 22.6 per cent on the same period last year, the agriculture department SAGARPA has reported....
Most British Shoppers Buying Free Range Eggs, Survey Shows
UK - A OnePoll survey released to celebrate British Egg Week shows that 80 per cent of UK shoppers regularly buy free range eggs....
Price Fluctuations in Broiler Production
INDIA - Broiler farming is like a short term agriculture crop, converting vegetable nutrients into chicken meat....
06 October 2015
World Grain Yield to Fall Short of Last Year’s Record
GLOBAL – Overall grain production for the 2015/16 year will contract one per cent, largely due to lower maize production, predicts the International Grains Council....
Supply Management Survives as Trans-Pacific Partnership Concluded
GLOBAL - Canadian poultry meat, egg and dairy producers will be breathing a sigh of relief today after it was announced that their supply management system will mostly be protected in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal....
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