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28 April 2016
Turkish Poultry Producers Held Back by High Feed Costs
TURKEY - Turkey's poultry exports reached over $450 million despite avian influenza outbreaks and turmoil in the region, making it the world's ninth largest poultry producer, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign...
Chicken Farmers Often Earn More than Other Farmers, Report Shows
US - The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey, with latest data showing a large number of applicants wanting to enter the industry....
Poultry Production Costs Now Falling in Brazil After Record Highs
BRAZIL - For the first time in 2016, swine and poultry production costs are falling, according to statistics from Brazil's Embrapa Intelligence Center....
27 April 2016
EU to Give More Money to Combat El Niño Food Security Issues
GLOBAL - €414 million of new money from the EU is going to support those countries most affected by the current food security crisis caused by El Niño and other factors....
26 April 2016
Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock, Poultry
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels today to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock and meat sector for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas, a balanced diet and to show the high production standards...
How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
South Africa's New Chicken Brining Rules Published
SOUTH AFRICA - Long-awaited regulations on poultry meat brining have been published in South Africa, which limit the amounts of flavoured water that can be injected into meat....
22 April 2016
EU Agri-Food Trade Continues to Increase
EU - EU agri-food exports in February 2016 were worth €10.2 billion, which is well above export values in January 2016 and even slightly above exports in February 2015, according to the latest monthly statistical report....
21 April 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Countries Boost Indigenous Chicken Production
AFRICA - Various projects and capacity enhancing projects are taking off in Africa to give support to poultry producers, in a bid to raise their output and deepen profit making in a regional industry that is staving off imports and rising feed-stock costs,...
19 April 2016
Growing Brazilian Exports of Fresh Eggs to Japan
BRAZIL - Brazil is now the largest exporter of fresh eggs to Japan, as the country imported 680 tonnes from Brazil in the first two months of this year, out of a total import of 805 tonnes....
18 April 2016
CME: Chicken Producers Benefit from Low Feed Costs, Export Improvements
US - Despite (some) lower chicken prices, don’t expect a significant slowdown, let alone a decline in chicken production anytime soon, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Newcastle Disease Reported Amid Scorching Indian Heatwave
INDIA - Indian poultry farmers are having to contend with outbreaks of Newcastle Disease (also known as Ranikhet in the country), as well as high temperatures killing their birds....
15 April 2016
Record Poultry Production Forecast in Mexico Despite Flu Concerns
MEXICO - Commercial production is forecast at a record 3.3 million tons in 2016, as relatively low and stable feed prices have enticed producers to spur production, according to a recent report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
12 April 2016
Cranswick Acquires East Anglian Poultry Producer
UK - A major UK food producer, Cranswick, has acquired a poultry business in East Anglia as it expands its mainly pork-based business....
Concerns Over Mercosur-EU Trade Talks Continue
EU - Following a meeting of the EU Farm Council in Luxembourg yesterday, farming organisations have welcomed opposition among farm ministers to a proposed EU trade deal with Latin American bloc Mercosur....
11 April 2016
Farmers Warn EU Ministers of Impact of Mercosur Trade Agreements
EU - Farm organisation Copa & Cogeca has urged Ministers to reject outright an EU Commission offer on agriculture which includes sensitive agriculture products in the free trade talks with the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur....
FAO Food Price Index Up a Notch
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 151.0 points in March 2016, up 1.0 per cent from February, but almost 21 points (12.0 per cent) below its March 2015 level. ...
08 April 2016
CME: US Broiler Exports Up in February
US - Earlier this week, Dr Derrell Peel at Oklahoma State University published a very timely short article regarding Mexican beef exports to the US, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 April 2016
EU's Young Farmers Held Back by Lack of Land, Credit
EU - Nearly 61 per cent of EU young farmers consider the availability of land for purchase and 57 per cent the availability of land for rent as the most difficult challenges they face, often due to issues such as land ownership laws, inheritance rules...
06 April 2016
Chinese Expertise to Help Develop DR Congo's Food Production
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO - FAO, China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have signed a two-year agreement worth almost $1.5 million aimed at increasing food and nutrition security in the conflict-ravaged African nation....
Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
US Poultry Market Remains Strong Despite 'Flexitarian' Trend
US - Despite an increase in the number of Americans turning to vegetarian diets and, more importantly, to flexitarian diets, the market for meat and poultry remains strong, according to a report from Packaged Facts entitled "Meat and Poultry: US Retail...
05 April 2016
CME: Broiler Production Up, Turkey Down from 2015 in First Quarter 2016
US - The beginning of April has brought the end of the first quarter in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
USDA Reports Record Growth In US Organic Producers
US – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector. ...
Meat Could Help Older People Lose Weight Without Losing Muscle
US - New research supported by the US' beef checkoff showed that high-quality protein can help increase physical function during weight loss in older obese adults....
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