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23 May 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Profits Take a Knock for African Poultry Companies
AFRICA - Despite government protectionism and stiffer import duties on poultry imports, chicken producers in Zimbabwe are still constrained and failing to meet demand, while other producers in South Africa and across Africa have also seen profits decline....
CME: Turkey Hatchery Output on the Rise
US - The USDA-NASS released data earlier last week showing turkey hatchery output is on the upswing, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 May 2016
Bioethanol Rules to 'Raise Prices on the Plate'
US - New requirements for the amount of bioethanol to be included in transport fuels have been criticised by the National Chicken Council, which says it will raise food prices....
Poultry Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions will be needed in the feed supply chain....
19 May 2016
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
18 May 2016
Venezuelan Poultry Farming in Critical Situation
ANALYSIS - Reports on the dire situation for food and farming in Venezuela just keep on coming, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, Editor of ThePoultrySite's Spanish sister site, ElSitioAvícola....
Hundreds of Jobs Created in South Australian Poultry Expansion
AUSTRALIA - Over 800 new jobs will be created in regional South Australia and northern Adelaide as a result of a $275 million investment by leading chicken producer, Ingham's....
17 May 2016
Attention to Detail Key to Success in Poultry Meat Sector
UK – Two speakers at the British Pig and Poultry Fair last week highlighted the importance of looking closely at every detail of a poultry business, using new technology and learning from other industries to improve profits....
CME: US Meat Availability Continues to Expand
US - Production data for week ending May 14 shows that meat supply availability in the US continues to expand, with beef supply increases leading all other proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
16 May 2016
Poultry Farm Profitability Fell 20 Per Cent in 2014-15, Survey Shows
ENGLAND, UK - Average poultry farm income fell 20 per cent in 2014/15, but this masks a more complicated picture within the sector, according to a report from the Farm Business Survey by Rural Business Research (RBR)....
Egg Consumption Upturn Due to Health Benefits, Convenience
UK - A new consumer research analysis has revealed that the key driver for the recent growth in egg consumption is that they are meeting the consumer requirements for health and convenience....
Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship...
13 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply
UK - A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday said that egg producers would have to manage the transition in demand to free-range very carefully to avoid oversupply....
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday....
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed....
12 May 2016
CME: Large US Meat Supplies Bolster Consumption
US - Following the release of the USDA supply/demand estimates, we thought it would be appropriate to take a few minutes to review the outlook and implications for prices in 2017, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers
UK - At a debate on Brexit at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Wednesday, farmers got fired up over what an exit from the EU would mean for pig and poultry farmers in the UK....
11 May 2016
Opportunities for Poultry Meat Consumption Growth Highlighted at Pig & Poultry Fair
UK – A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday emphasised that poultry meat can help meet consumers’ desires for a healthy, convenient diet, offering optimistic long-term prospects for an industry seeing retail price deflation....
US Challenging China Over Failure to Remove Tariffs on Broiler Meat
US - US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said that the US is mounting a challenge to China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because of the Chinese Government’s failure to bring its duties on imports of US chicken broiler products into compliance...
Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals....
CME: US Broiler Export Data Surprises Analysts
US - USDA-ERS released March monthly live animal and meat (on a carcass weight basis) trade numbers last week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
10 May 2016
La Niña Now Set to Impact Global Weather
GLOBAL - Experts from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture predict that by the second half of this year it is very likely that climate phenomenon "La Niña" will develop. ...
09 May 2016
New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population
US - Agriculture now produces more than enough calories to meet basic human dietary needs worldwide. Despite this seeming abundance, one out of eight people do not have access to sufficient food....
06 May 2016
CME: Chicken Prices Following Seasonal Patterns
US - Wholesale chicken parts prices are following fairly normal seasonal patterns, but generally at lower levels, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Egg Consumption Continues to Climb
UK - New research has revealed that retail egg sales have continued to show significant growth in the first quarter of 2016, following several years of positive growth....
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