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Monday, March 24, 2014
Farmers Concerned over Oil Exploration in Virunga
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Residents of two communities near Virunga National Park’s Lake Edward last week publicly declared firm opposition to the oil exploration plans of a UK company. Citing the critical economic importance of the lake and surrounding...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Consumer and Commercial Food Sectors Hit ConAgra Results
US - Meat and Food processing giant ConAgra Foods saw Consumer Foods sales fall in line with expectations, and comparable operating profit flat over the third quarter of the year....
Thursday, March 20, 2014
No Change in Indian Poultry Feed Prices
INDIA - Poultry products dropped on slack buying, while prices of feed products are flat this week....
Marketing to be Discussed at Next Agriculture Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired by Athanasios Tsaftaris, Minister for Rural Development and Food....
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Mixed Prospects for Brazilian Agri-food Sectors in 2014
BRAZIL - The country's growth in GDP is expected to slow this year to no more that two per cent. In its agri-food sectors, the prospects are positive for poultry meat, beef, soybeans and ethanol while growth in corn (maize) and sugar look less likely....
Bahrain Poultry Farmers Demand Better Deals to End Strike
BAHRAIN - A poultry farmers' strike is still on the cards, despite reports that the dispute could have come to an end this week....
Feed Acid Market Estimated at US$2.6 Billion by 2018
GLOBAL - The world market for organic acids in animal feeds is rising at more than five per cent per year, strengthened by the demand to replace antibiotic growth promoters, according to a new market study....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Brazil's Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan
BRAZIL – Pakistan could start buying Brazilian chicken meat, says the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF)....
Farmers Respond on First Package of Agricultural Policy Reform Criticised
EU - Copa-Cogeca has criticised the first package of delegated acts for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform approved by the EU Commission this week, warning it will make it difficult for farmers to implement....
Monday, March 17, 2014
H7N9 Flu Reduces China's Chicken Production, Imports
CHINA - While production and import forecasts for Chinese broiler meat have been reduced, 2014 exports are forecast to increase four per cent. Most exports are cooked/preserved products. ...
New Poultry Partnership for Kenyan Women, Young People
KENYA - A women's and youth group is working with the poultry industry to promote poultry keeping and help empower these two sectors of society....
Friday, March 14, 2014
Pakistan Set to Export Poultry Meat to Saudi Arabia
PAKISTAN - The Government of Saudi Arabia has issued permits for the import of poultry meat products from Pakistan....
CME: Chicken Demand Softened in January
US - The huge early-season rally for pork values continued on Wednesday with yet another record high for USDA’s estimated cutout value, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Early Settlement in Bahrain's Chicken Dispute Expected
BAHRAIN - A dispute over the quality of day-old chicks delivered to broiler growers, which has hit supplies of local chicken, is expected to end soon. ...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Weekly Overview: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific Region
ASIA - A round-up of poultry news from Asia in the last week highlights some difficulties in the region as a result of disease and continuing high feed prices, writes Jackie Linden, but the news is not all bad. Chicken is now the most popular meat in...
Mexico Grants Market Access to Argentinian Poultry Eggs and Meat
MEXICO – Argentinian poultry meat and egg companies could be selling to the Mexican market after being given the green light earlier this week....
Dynamic Egg Production in Eastern Europe
GLOBAL - When the EU banned the use of conventional cages in 2012, the rest of the world watched and waited to see what impact this would have on global egg production. Now two years on, what has the result been?...
Long-term Support for Farming in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has witnessed the positive results of FAO's Typhoon Haiyan response programme and committed FAO to supporting the recovery of fishing and farming livelihoods in the longer term....
CME: 2013 Beef, Poultry Demand Index Down; Pork on Last Year Levels
US - Last week’s meat export data for January completed the information required to derive demand indexes and real per capita expenditures for the month and the results are mixed, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Turkey to Import More Wheat for Feed as Drought Persists
TURKEY - The country imported feed ingredients worth US$3 billion in 2013, and the wheat harvest id forecast to be only two-thirds of last year's due to a prolonged drought....
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Chicken Beats Other Meats in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Chicken meat production has been growing at an average of four per cent annually over the last decade, well ahead of pork, beef and lamb. ...
Jamaica Broilers Reports Drop in Profits
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers posted a 36 per cent decline in third quarter net profits behind higher operating costs and weaker consumer buying power in a tough domestic economy....
Canada-Korea Trade Agreement Good News for Agriculture
CANADA - Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two countries, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every...
Poultry Prices Rise in Rawalpindi, Islamabad
PAKISTAN - The prices of poultry products have increased in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and the price of live chicken in the retail market has reached PKR150 per kilo and for eggs, PKR115 per dozen....
Nebraska Report Examines Strengths, Weaknesses in Farming
NEBRASKA, US - A new report from the University of Nebraska examines what is required to get the state to deliver its full potential in terms of crop, livestock and biofuel production....
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