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14 June 2016
Campaign Aims to Bring Runny Eggs to Elderly in Homes
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has launched a nationwide campaign in partnership with the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) to raise awareness of the latest egg safety advice for vulnerable groups and remind caterers of their...
Analyst: US Poultry Markets Should Expect Growth, But Slower Growth
ANALYSIS - Steve Meyer, VP at Express Markets Inc Analytics, shared his expectations for the beef and poultry markets at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA....
CME: More Wheat Could Enter Feed as High Yields Forecast
US - In this Daily Livestock Report, we review two reports from last week: the World Bank (WB) updated economic forecasts (released 7 June) and the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) monthly forecasts for crops and livestock (released June...
13 June 2016
Brazilian Maize Price Hinders Poultry, Pig Producers
BRAZIL - Dry weather conditions during key growing stages are feared to have hindered production during Brazil’s second, or safrinha, maize crop, according to reports from AHDB Pork....
Bill Gates Donates Chickens to Lift People Out of Poverty
GLOBAL - In the past week, Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has been speaking out about the benefits of keeping chickens for families living in poverty....
10 June 2016
How Can Egg Farmers Improve Profit?
UK – Speaking at last month’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, Bob Waller, a consultant from Partners in Welfare, said that a bit of attention to detail could be the difference between profit and loss....
What impact Might Brexit Have on UK Agriculture?
UK - With the United Kingdom's referendum on continued membership in the European Union (EU) approaching, experts are considering the impact of a vote to leave ('Brexit') on numerous aspects of UK society, including agriculture....
Parliament Calls for EU Action to Help Farmers Fight Unfair Trading Practices
EU - MEPs urge the EU Commission to put forward proposals against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain, so as to ensure fair earnings for farmers and a wide choice for consumers, in a resolution voted on Tuesday 7 June....
09 June 2016
Poultry Expert Guillermo Zavala Discusses the Future of Avian Health
ANALYSIS - Dr Guillermo Zavala, the world-renowned poultry disease expert, gave a presentation during the 4th Merial Global Avian Forum on the current situation with vector vaccines, and also led a workshop on emerging (and re-emerging) poultry diseases....
Pilgrim's Gains Approval for $24M Poultry Processing Expansion Project
US - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has received US state approval for a $24 million expansion project at its Mayfield, Kentucky, poultry processing complex....
Moscow Closer to Self-Sufficiency in Poultry Meat
RUSSIA - Moscow Region’s self-sufficiency in poultry meat is expected to reach 72 per cent in 2016, said Moscow Region’s Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dmitry Stepanenko, during his visit to “Mosselprom”, Cherkizovo Group’s poultry production...
08 June 2016
Poultry Prices Likely to Rise Following Government Tax Proposal
PAKISTAN - The prices of poultry products are likely to increase after the government, through the budget for 2016-17, proposed enhancing sales tax from 5 to 10 per cent on certain ingredients used for poultry feed....
CME: Broiler Exports Disappointing
US - USDA-ERS released April’s monthly trade data (on a carcass weight basis) yesterday, compiled from data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 June 2016
Nigeria’s Ban on Poultry Imports – Important Lessons for Ghana
GHANA - Ghana’s government is currently implementing an ambitious programme aimed at reversing the nation’s dependence on imported poultry by increasing domestic production, writes Francis Ekow de Heer for ThePoultrySite....
Aviagen EPI Hosts Long-Standing Customer from Germany at US Headquarters
US - Aviagen® EPI recently hosted four key members of the H. Borgmeier GmbH & Co. KG team at the Aviagen U.S. head office in Huntsville, Ala. Borgmeier is a long-standing customer of the Ross® 308 and Ross 708 in Germany and one of the first customers...
Hong Kong Suspends Live Poultry Trade After H7N9 Bird Flu Finding
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government has decided to suspend live poultry trade after H7N9 bird flu was detected by spot check at a local street market....
Novus International Celebrates 25 years of Helping Feed Tomorrow
US - Novus International commemorates 25 years of business this month. The Company, which originated as the Feed Ingredients division of Monsanto, started on its path of Health through Nutrition when Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. acquired...
06 June 2016
Industry Insights: Increased Production, Improved Animal Welfare Meet Global Needs
ANALYSIS - The growing population, increases in household income and water scarcity are key drivers for the protein industry, and technology that can increase production and improve animal welfare will be important in meeting these challenges, according...
CME: Muddled Demand Picture for Meat Industry
US - Discussions about meat protein demand invariably focus on broader macroeconomic trends and, in that regard, both bulls and bears have something they can highlight to support their view, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
03 June 2016
Concerns Over Aldi UK's Plan to Drop Eggs from Caged Hens
UK - The National Farmers Union NFU is raising concerns following confirmation from Aldi UK that it plans to move away from selling caged hen eggs....
02 June 2016
Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
Global Poultry Production Predicted to Grow Through 2016
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said....
Pizza Hut Joins Antibiotic-Free Chicken Trend
US - Pizza Hut restaurants have become the latest in the list of retailers and food-service providers to take chicken treated with antibiotics important to human medicine off the menu....
01 June 2016
Restarted US Poultry Exports Shake Up Global Trade, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The return of the US in many global poultry markets is shaking up global trade streams, with other exporters starting to defend their market share via price concessions, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly Report for Q2....
Stars of Free Range Eggs Sought for UK Awards
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Free Range Egg Awards....
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