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22 June 2015
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 has almost been achieved....
China-Australia Free Trade Agreement to Benefit Farmers
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another step closer....
Survey Shows Growing Number Back British Farming
UK - The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running. A new survey from OnePoll shows that 68 per cent of people in England and Wales share a favourable or very favourable view of UK farmers – up from 60 per cent in 2012....
19 June 2015
Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
17 June 2015
Egg Prices Soar in Hyderabad After Heat Wave
INDIA - Egg prices in the Indian city of Hyderabad reached an all time high of Rs 430 (about 6.7 US dollars) for 100 eggs....
16 June 2015
CME: Bird Flu Impact on US Slowing, But Concerns Remain
US - It appears that the incidence and spread of high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is, as expected, slowing as the weather warms up, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
15 June 2015
CME: US 2015 Egg, Turkey Production Expected to Fall
US - The House of Representatives has gotten quite busy on a couple of issues important to the livestock and poultry sectors, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Indian Poultry Industry Cautions Government over WTO Order
INDIA - After India lost a World Trade Organisation (WTO) battle against the US for unfairly blocking imports of US poultry and eggs, the Indian poultry industry has cautioned the Indian government on the impact on the domestic poultry sector....
Nigerian Customs Destroys Seized Poultry Products
NIGERIA - The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme-Badagry Command, have seized frozen smuggled poultry products valued at 4 million Nigerian Naira (N)....
11 June 2015
CME: Latest Expenditure Figures Steady for Chicken
US - Last week’s April trade data provided us with the last piece of information we needed to compute April per capita consumption figures and thus real per capita expenditures (RPCE) for the month and the story was still positive - but barely so for...
Tamil Nadu Farmers Want Subsidy on Poultry Feeds
INDIA - With prices of eggs dropping further and production cost increasing in the Indian state, egg farmers in Tamil Nadu have demanded subsidy on poultry feeds....
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Brazil Seeks New Markets for Meat Exports in China
BRAZIL - Organisations from Brazil are attending the International Food, Meat and Aquatic Products Exhibition (FMA) in China this week, aiming to increase exports of poultry and pig meat....
Poultry Farmers Save by Switching to Renewable Heating
UK - Farmers stand to save up to 45 per cent off heating bills by using renewable sources of heating in poultry houses, writes Silvio Spiess, CEO of Innasol....
09 June 2015
Zimbabwe Poultry Industry Grows in Q1 2015
ZIMBABWE - The poultry industry in Zimbabwe recorded a 22 percent growth in the first quarter of 2015 after producing 17 million broiler day old chicks, an industry official has said....
08 June 2015
CME: Egg, Turkey Markets Dramatically Impacted by Avian Flu
US - Avian influenza continues to dominate the conversation in the poultry sector, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
South Africa Agrees to Resume US Poultry Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - The US can soon resume chicken exports to South Africa after the two countries reached an agreement to end South Africa's 'anti-dumping' regulations....
New Zealand Hobby Farmer Fined Thousands for Illegal Egg Imports
NEW ZEALAND - A chicken enthusiast put the New Zealand poultry industry and native bird population at risk by attempting to illegally import live eggs for her hobby, and was fined NZ$45,000....
Food Prices Near Six-Year Low
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices declined again in May, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially....
Cobb Española Investment Gains Pace in Spain
SPAIN - With the increasing success of the Cobb500 broiler breeder in Spain and north Africa, Cobb Española is now investing a further €6.5 million (US$7.2) in expanding production capacity....
05 June 2015
WTO Rules in US' Favour Over Indian Poultry Import Ban
US - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that India's ban on imports of US poultry products discriminates against the US....
Development Fund Proposed for Ghanaian Poultry Industry
GHANA - A poultry development fund could be Ghana’s best bet for arresting the rising level of poultry imports and creating much-needed jobs, says a report from the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET)....
04 June 2015
Indian State Jammu & Kashmir to Set Up Poultry Feed Plant
INDIA - In order to become self-sufficient in poultry products, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing to set up poultry feed plant in the state....
Pakistan Government Criticised for Cheap Poultry Imports
PAKISTAN - Pakistan's government has been criticised by the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) recently for allowing cheap imports of poultry products, but placing high duties on feed ingredients used by local poultry producers....
03 June 2015
Tyson Foods' Mexican Poultry Business Sold to JBS
MEXICO - Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission has approved the sale of Tyson Foods’s poultry business in Mexico to Pilgrim’s Pride, which is part of a wholly-owned subsidiary of JBS SA....
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