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15 August 2016
Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed Prices
US - The US Department of Agriculture's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients....
12 August 2016
CME: High Demand for Chicken Leg Parts
US - Domestic broiler consumption during the April-June quarter increased slightly from the prior quarter, totalling 26.4 pounds per person, up from 26.2 pounds the prior quarter and up from 25.7 pounds a year earlier, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
11 August 2016
Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
10 August 2016
CME: US June Broiler Export Figures Disappointing
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service published June trade numbers this week, on a carcass weight basis, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar when the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from the start of January. ...
09 August 2016
China Struggles with Lower Broiler Breeding Stock after Flu Restrictions
CHINA - China is the second largest broiler meat consumer in the world, but production is forecast to drop by 5 per cent in calendar year 2016 due to China’s continued import restrictions on grandparent stock from major trading partners....
08 August 2016
Chicken Volume Sales Showing Continued Growth in Summer Months
UK - Meat and poultry saw strong volume growth in sales, according to the latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 17th July 2016....
05 August 2016
Brazil's 2016 Chicken Meat Exports Remain High Despite July Drop
BRAZIL - Brazil's Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) reported a record decline in poultry meat exports of 18.9 per cent in July compared to the same period the previous year....
Global Dairy, Meat Price Indices Rise
GLOBAL - The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases....
04 August 2016
Low Prices Stimulate Poultry Meat Import Demand as Trade Forecast to Rise
GLOBAL - Modest growth is foreseen for poultry meat production in 2016, with output forecast to rise by 1.1 per cent to 116.2 million tonnes, according to the latest Food Outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations....
McDonald’s Delivers on Antibiotics Pledge Ahead of Schedule
US - McDonald’s USA has announced a number of changes to its food sourcing policies, including delivering early on a pledge to end the use of antibiotics important to human medicine in its poultry supply chain....
03 August 2016
Chicken Food Service Brands Booming
US - Data from market research company Technomic’s Digital Resource Library has shown that chicken brands are some of the fastest-growing limited service food chains....
02 August 2016
CME: Improved Consumer Incomes Expected in Coming Months
US - The Department of Commerce released its advance estimate on the performance of the US economy on Friday. The top-line number, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was up 1.2 per cent from the prior quarter, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Zero Antibiotics Chicken Labelled 'Marketing Gimmick' by Sanderson Farms
US - One of the US's largest chicken producers, Sanderson Farms, has said its new advertising campaign aims to expose what it calls marketing gimmicks designed to mislead consumers and sell products at a higher price....
28 July 2016
NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
27 July 2016
Egg Producers Need Clarity on Cage-Free Transition
UK - Retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines and what will replace the current production system, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has...
CME: Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage Still Heavy
US - The results of the latest USDA ‘Cold Storage’ report probably did not get as much attention as the feedlot survey but we think it perfectly encapsulates the current state of the US meat industry, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
26 July 2016
Morrisons Announces Cage-Free Move
UK - Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced a commitment to source only eggs from non-caged hens by 2025....
25 July 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Disease Outbreaks Wreak Havoc in West
AFRICA - Africa once again battled this month to contain an outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry, with the disease spreading to Cameroon, reports Tawanda Karombo....
22 July 2016
Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
21 July 2016
Vigilance Needed After Bird Flu Reports in Russian Wild Birds
UK - The UK's Animal & Plant Health Agency has warned poultry owners to maintain high biosecurity levels and remain vigilant against avian influenza after wild bird disease detections in Russia....
CME: US Chick Placements Falling
US - Chicken hatchery output has been retreating in recent weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 July 2016
CME: US Sees Record First Half of 2016 for Meat Production
US - Before getting into the topic of the day, we remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has some important reports being released this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 July 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion....
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