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Thursday, September 11, 2014
FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
Govt Urged to Act on 'Unjustifiable' Prices of Pork, Chicken
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture alliance Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) has called on the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) to immediately act on the continuing increase in retail prices of chicken products....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Scottish Chicken Shortfall on Supermarket Shelves
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish consumers face the prospect of being unable to buy Scottish chicken in their local supermarket as further cuts to Scottish producers’ contracts are announced. ...
Argentinian Broiler Production Projected to Increase
ARGENTINA - 2015 Argentine broiler production is projected to increase by 3.4 per cent, reaching a new record high of 2.15 million metric tons (MMT). This increase continues to be driven by new export opportunities and excellent sanitary conditions....
Standard Chartered Invests $35 Million in Jordanian Poultry Firm
JORDAN - Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), the investment arm of Standard Chartered Bank, will invest $35 million to acquire a minor but significant stake in Al Jazeera Agricultural Co., Jordan's only fully integrated poultry producer and distributor....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations than at the start of 2006....
High Beef, Pork Prices Provide Competitive Edge to Broiler Meat
JAPAN - Post expects high market prices for beef and pork could persist in 2014, providing a competitive edge to relatively low-priced broiler meat in Japan’s increasingly flexible animal protein market....
Thai Integrated Poultry Producers Expanding Facilities
THAILAND - The Thai broiler industry has enjoyed a profitable period since the second quarter of 2013 in its domestic and overseas markets....
Ukrainian Poultry Production Expected to Rise in 2014
UKRAINE - In 2014 poultry production in Ukraine is expected to increase by eight per cent due to new production facilities that came on line in 2013 and in the first half of 2014. The bulk of this additional growth in production will be exported, although...
Beware of Trojan Horse Labelled COOL ‘Reform’
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological front as well as in the courts, are now trying have...
CME: US Consumer-level Meat, Poultry Demand Strong in July
US - US consumer-level meat and poultry demand remained strong in July. Total real per capita expenditures on beef, pork, chicken and turkey amounted to $44.62 in July, up from June’s $45.96 and 1.2 per cent higher than last July’s $44.08, write...
Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased 203,853 of its ordinary shares at an average price of €...
Monday, September 08, 2014
What Are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Gaza Poultry Farming Industry Suffers $10-Million Loss
GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - The poultry sector has suffered losses of over US$10 million and prices have risen due to shortages....
One in Four Dutch Egg Farmers Face Financial Loss
NETHERLANDS - One in four egg farmers in the Netherlands is at risk of going bankrupt because of low egg prices and high feed costs, farming organisation LTO said at the weekend....
China Reports Rise in Food Prices
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in China rose slightly in the last week of August. According to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce....
Israelis Face Chicken Shortage Ahead of High Holy Days
ISRAEL - The shortage of fresh chickens that usually accompanies the High Holy Days is expected to be worse this year....
Friday, September 05, 2014
Unilever to End Culling of Day Old Chicks in Egg Supply Chain
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Unilever has joined the growing list of major companies to put forward proposals to improve animal welfare in the food supply chain....
Poultry Farmers Get Certified
JAMAICA - Caribbean Broilers (CB) hopes to boost chicken exports after investing over $30 million in a certification programme for local farmers....
Commission Outlines Aid for Sectors Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - In order to help agriculture and fishing businesses affects by Russia's import ban, the European Commission (EC) is now monitoring carefully the market prices for affected products in each member state each week, writes Lucy Towers, 5m Editor....
Corporate Farming Eating up Small Poultry Farms
PAKISTAN - Corporate farms are gradually swallowing small poultry farms as more than 50 per cent of small businesses have packed up following failure to sustain pressure and compete with rapidly growing state-of-the-art poultry sheds over the last six...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Weekly Overview: Markets Demand Better Poultry Welfare
GLOBAL - Consumer pressure to improve animal welfare is maintaining a steady momentum, as indicated by the results of a new survey in the US, while the country's cage egg producers are fighting against the tide by publicly correcting untrue arguments...
Qualitative Changes in Indian Chicken Production
INDIA - The Indian broiler industry is growing at 12 to 15 per cent annually, according to Dr Kotaiah of Indbro, and the growth of the industry is healthy in more than one way....
West African Ebola Outbreak Sends Food Prices Skyrocketing
WEST AFRICA - Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk,...
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