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16 February 2015
Key to Success in Developing Markets
ANALYSIS - Asia with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters....
Philippines Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Israel
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has banned imports of poultry products from Israel and the US state of Oregon on avian flu fears....
13 February 2015
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
12 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Prospects for the UK Poultry Sector
UK - Prospects for the UK poultry meat sector look generally positive, according to one of its leading advisers, speaking at an event in London this week. Taiwan continues its tough battle against highly pathogenic avian flu, while a new form of the H5N1...
Ovostar Settles Seven-year Loan
UKRAINE – One of Ukraine’s leading agricultural companies has paid off loans of over €14.5 million to its German creditors....
Warning of Poultry Shortages in Ghana
GHANA - A ban on imports of poultry from the US and Nigeria could lead to a shortage of chicken in Ghana, poultry farmers have warned....
Brazil's Russian Poultry Boost Still to Come
BRAZIL – Poultry exports from Brazil fell over nine per cent in January, despite strong sales in China, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, with insufficient time to see Russian trade rise....
Chinese Poultry Exports Resume to Hong Kong
CHINA - Hong Kong has restored poultry imports from mainland China in time for the New Year holiday....
Nigerian Poultry Sector Prepares to Keep out Bird Flu
NIGERIA - A leading veterinarian warns that avian influenza poses a threat to the country's poultry sector, which is estimated to be worth 700 billion naira (NGN) or around US$3.4 billion...
11 February 2015
US Poultry, Egg Exports Broke Records in 2014
US - Despite the loss of the Russian market for the fourth quarter, US poultry export quantity in 2014 set a new record for the second consecutive year, and the value of those exports was the second-highest in history....
Brazilian Pork and Poultry Exports Boosted
BRAZIL – Brazil’s export list has been officially extended, reopening pork trade to South Africa and forging a route for chicken to Pakistan....
10 February 2015
CME: Final US 2014 Meat Data Message Positive
US - The final data for US meat and poultry exports are in for 2014 and the message is still positive with export values up sharply and export volumes staying remarkably steady in light of much higher domestic prices and the appreciating dollar, write...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rising
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in China rose last week according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
09 February 2015
Philippine Agriculture to Continue Growth in 2015
PHILIPPINES - Philippine agriculture is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. And to help fuel this expansion, the DA chief said the Department will vigorously pursue rural infrastructure...
Danes Say Chicken Production Held Back by Regulations
DENMARK - At a meeting of the Danish poultry industry in Vejle last week, the decline of the local industry was blamed on long rearing periods and the country's rigid interpretation of EU rules, and there was a call for new policy initiatives....
Pros and Cons of Trade Agreements Explained at IPPE
US - An overview on trade agreements and key issues were given in four presentations at an education programme on the US–EU Free Trade negotiations at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). ...
Russia Moves Towards Self-sufficiency in Meat
RUSSIA - Production of livestock and poultry for slaughter will increase by 6.5 per cent by 2017 with accelerated import substitution, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Yuriev....
06 February 2015
Seminar Addresses Challenges in Food Production in India
INDIA - Over 150 delegates including international participants attended the VIP Vets Welfare Association (VIPWA)’s technical seminar on ‘Challenges in Food Production of Animal Origin in India and Solutions in Post-2020 Scenario’....
Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic support if the current proposals remain on the table....
FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
05 February 2015
Sharp Drop in Poultry Prices in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - An oversupply in the market is being blamed for falling prices of poultry meat and eggs, while the sector is made vulnerable due to political instability and high power costs....
Challenge to California's Foie Gras Ruling
CALIFORNIA, US - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has said she will appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras....
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the West Coast port dispute to end the disruption....
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Cheap Imports Blamed for Woes of Kazakhstan's Poultry Sector
KAZAKHSTAN - Currency conditions have encouraged poultry imports from the country's neighbours, leading to oversupply in the markets and low prices for Kazakh producers, forcing some of them out of business, according to the industry association....
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