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29 November 2016
Another Restaurant Chain Switches to Cage-Free Eggs in Mexico
MEXICO - The restaurant chain 100% Natural has announced that it will transition to a 100 per cent cage-free egg supply chain in Mexico....
28 November 2016
UK October Egg Sales Shoot Upwards
UK - Egg sales are accelerating at a rapid rate, with the latest four week data showing a sharp rise, and the strongest period of growth recorded since the end of rationing in the 1950s....
23 November 2016
Canada's Chicken Farmers Welcome Government Work on Illegal Imports
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada has welcomed news that the Canadian Government is conducting a consultation process to ensure that regulations are not undermining the Canadian chicken sector....
American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged Facts....
22 November 2016
Farmers Highlight Small Share of Thanksgiving Retail Food Dollars
US – Consumers’ holiday food costs have declined, but farmers still receive less than 20 per cent of the food dollar, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the American National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication....
Welfare Group Wants ‘Broiler Revolution’ to Follow Cage-Free Egg Switch
GLOBAL - Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has suggested a switch to higher-welfare broiler farming might follow the recent cascade of announcements to move to cage-free egg production....
21 November 2016
UK Egg Sales Continue to Grow
UK - Egg sales have continued to soar in 2016, building on several years of strong growth, according to new data from the British egg industry....
Thanksgiving Dinner Down to Less Than $5 Per Person
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.87, a 24-cent decrease from last year’s average...
18 November 2016
US Poultry Imports to South Africa Lower Than Expected
SOUTH AFRICA - Between January 2016 and September 2016, South Africa imported 230,643 tons of bone-in poultry portions, which include wings, quarters, feet, drumsticks, among others, according to Agribiz Research....
17 November 2016
Countries Across Migration Pathways at Risk from Avian Flu
GLOBAL - The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that is currently spreading around Europe was detected in wild birds in Tyva Republic in southern Russia two months ago, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations....
Study Shows Ag Sensitivities to EU Trade Agreements
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
16 November 2016
Trade, Labour Big Issues for Ag in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory...
McDonald's South Africa to Source Cage-Free Eggs
SOUTH AFRICA - McDonald’s South Africa has announced plans to switch to 100 per cent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025, similar to announcements by companies in the US, UK and Latin America....
15 November 2016
EU's Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
14 November 2016
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
11 November 2016
Global Food Prices Rose Further in October
GLOBAL - The global Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7 per cent for the month and 9.1 per cent from a year earlier, with the staple grains' index rising for the first time in...
10 November 2016
How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
US - We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season, reads the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
09 November 2016
Russian Poultry Producer Cherkizovo to Export to EU
RUSSIA - Russian meat processor Cherkizovo Group has been given permission to export poultry products to the EU from its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility....
07 November 2016
Pressure on Spain, Italy to Reduce Growing Animal Antibiotic Use
EU - Antibiotic consumption in livestock production is increasing drastically in Italy and Spain....
04 November 2016
CME: Turkey Markets Approaching Finish Line for Winter Celebrations
US - Turkey markets are approaching the finish line for Thanksgiving preparations, according to the Daily Livestock Report is published by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
03 November 2016
How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
US Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate at All-Time Low
US - The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and Illness Report released last Friday by the Department of Labor’s...
01 November 2016
Low Path Bird Flu Outbreak Found in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - A new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in the Netherlands....
African Poultry Wrap: Egypt Imports from Russia as Ghana's Egg Sector Faces Low Prices
AFRICA - Two human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) were reported in Egypt during October, reports Tawanda Korombo in his latest African Poultry Wrap....
28 October 2016
Poultry Farms, Wild Bird Sanctuaries on Alert After Indian Bird Flu Outbreaks
INDIA - With at least 70 wild birds and ducks killed due to avian influenza caused by H5N8 virus, nearly 1200 birds have already been culled in India by the government, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
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