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12 May 2015
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
11 May 2015
CME: US Restaurant Performance Decline
US - Restaurant performance indicators have declined slightly according to March data, but this is no reason for alarm, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Eggs in Short Supply in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
US - As the result of recent avian flu outbreaks in layer flocks, eggs are reported to be in temporarily short supply in some of the leading supermarkets in Minnesota's Twin Cities....
08 May 2015
Price of Chinese Farm Produce Drops Slightly
CHINA - The price of farm Chinese produce continued to fall last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected this year....
07 May 2015
Strong Quarter for Tyson Foods
US - US meat and poultry processing giant Tyson Foods has seen sales increase by 10.5 per cent to approximately $10 billion in the second quarter of the year....
Brazil’s Chicken Sector Cashes in on Weaker Currency
BRAZIL – Brazil is capitalising on exchange rate volatility with a ten per cent rise in chicken meat exports as the real loses value....
06 May 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
05 May 2015
Volatility Takes Its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
CME: Rising Bird Flu Cases Do Not Change Price Outlook
US - The bird flu situation continues to worsen, with more cases announced daily in Iowa and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 May 2015
CME: Mixed Results for US Meat Exports
US - Weekly export numbers for the US have been released and the results were somewhat mixed, with some figures up and some down, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
30 April 2015
Slight Drop in Average Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
29 April 2015
Uruguay Meat Exports Up
URUGUAY - Uruguay exported meat, offal, meat products and by-products worth $550 million in the year up to 18 April, eight per cent more than the same period of 2014. ...
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers must be removed if the talks are to be successful....
28 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Young Chinese Couple's Instant Poultry Success
CHINA – A 500,000-yuan poultry investment could be earning two million yuan a year by the end of 2015....
Australians Shocked at Poultry Ban by PNG
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea (PNG) has shocked Australia by banning all raw poultry imports from the country on health risk grounds....
Tambov Turkey Hatchery on Home Stretch
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group has started installing utilities at the Tambov Turkey hatchery project in Pervomaisky District of Tambov Region....
27 April 2015
Chicken Summit Attracted National, Local, Trade Media
US - The second Chicken Media Summit, sponsored by the National Chicken Council (NCC) and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), was held from 20 to 22 April in Cambridge, Maryland. ...
24 April 2015
Zambian Poultry Industry Expanding Despite Feed Prices
ZAMBIA - The Zambian poultry industry has risen from a backyard activity to be a large-scale integrated business over the last 10 years but smaller producers are struggling with high input prices....
CME: Cold Storage Report Gives Bearish Meat Market Outlook
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for the meat market going into the spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 April 2015
Weekly Overview: Avian Flu and Its Impacts on the US Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the United States continue to be reported on a daily basis, with turkey flocks in Minnesota bearing the brunt of the onslaught. A 3.8-million-bird layer flock in Iowa has also been affected in the...
How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Protein Packaging Sector Worth $11 Billion in 2019
US – Growing demand for animal proteins will result in an $11 billion packaging segment for the US in four years time....
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