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30 March 2017
Georgia Reacts to Bird Flu; Issues Temporary Suspensions on Poultry
US - Avian influenza has been confirmed in three states, two of which share borders with Georgia. As a precaution, Georgia State Veterinarian Robert Cobb has suspended all poultry exhibitions indefinitely....
China Responds to WTO Report on EU Poultry Tariff Quota Dispute
CHINA - The Ministry of Commerce has released its response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) report on an EU poultry tariff dispute....
Pakistan Poultry Prices to Fall Soon
PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Poultry Association has announced that poultry prices will be reduced to Rs 20-25 within the next few days....
UAE Bans Import of Non-heat-treated Poultry Products from US, Malaysia
UAE - The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) has decided to ban the import of all types of live domestic, wild, and ornamental birds, as well as chicks, eggs and bird remains from the Lincoln district in Tennessee State, USA, that have...
29 March 2017
NTF Chairman Proposes Animal Disease Defense Plan
US - National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg advocated for protection of the nation’s nearly $441 billion investment in poultry and livestock requiring a forward-looking, mandatory Animal Pest and Disease Prevention Programme and Foot and...
Global Factors Lift SA's Poultry Producers
SOUTH AFRICA - Avian flu in Europe, a tainted-meat scandal in Brazil and lower feed costs in SA have helped to reverse the outlook for local poultry producers and push their share prices towards two-year highs....
Poultry Farmers Decry Egg Glut in Plateau
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Plateau on Monday decried the increasing rate of egg glut in the state....
28 March 2017
Chicken Study Reveals Key Hurdle for Campylobacter Vaccine Effort
UK - New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing...
IFA Urges Strong Response from EU on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports....
NCC, Turkey Federation Advocate for Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The National Turkey Federation (NTF) has called on USDA to withdraw rules and proposals that would upend the contract relationships among growers and processors throughout the poultry business....
Public Interest Grows in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation
CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes....
27 March 2017
IFA Dismisses Suggestion of Diluting Growth Target Due to Brexit
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
Poultry Sale, Slaughter Raise Avian Flu Fears
VIET NAM - Tonnes of poultry are illegally traded and slaughtered daily in Hà Nội’s markets raising public concern over the spread of avian influenza in the capital....
'Rotten' Brazilian Chickens Take Toll on Korean Franchises
SOUTH KOREA - Moms Touch and other fried chicken franchises are scrambling to contain the fallout from the rotten poultry scandal in Brazil as more consumers refrain from eating chicken....
24 March 2017
CME: Chicken Inventories Up 1.5% in February
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Open Animosity Between Chicken Importers, Producers Intensifies
SOUTH AFRICA - The open animosity between chicken importers and producers intensified on Thursday as both blamed each other for the crisis facing the poultry industry in South Africa....
Saudi Arabia Stops Beef, Poultry Imports from Four Brazilian Companies
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats....
23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Enhance Inspection of Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
IFA: Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
IFA Urges EU Commissioner to Immediately Ban Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
NFUS Urges Shoppers to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
21 March 2017
China, EU Cut Brazilian Meat Imports Amid Scandal
BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes...
Australian Egg Consumption Cracks Christmas Record
AUSTRALIA - The latest data indicates Australians purchased a record number of eggs from supermarkets in December 2016, 7.9 per cent higher than December 2015....
Liquid Danish Eggs Sold in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Danish liquid eggs are now being sold in supermarkets across South Korea....
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