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03 December 2015
BRF Acquires Golden Foods Siam
GLOBAL - Brazilian meat giant BRF has acquired poultry company Golden Foods Siam, after entering into a share purchase agreement for all its common shares....
Positive Poultry Market Outlook for 2016, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The positive outlook for the year ahead is tempered by the need to respond to the challenges posed by avian influenza, analysts at Rabobank have said in their latest Quarterly Report for poultry....
02 December 2015
Producing Food in the Face of Climate Change Threats
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
Ethanol Decision Could Increase Feed Prices for Poultry Producers
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced rules for higher bio-ethanol volumes to be included in fuels, a move that the National Chicken Council (NCC) says will increase feed prices for livestock and poultry producers....
01 December 2015
How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
Russia Reports Increased Poultry Meat, Egg Production
RUSSIA - For the first ten months of this year, the production of poultry by agricultural organisations (excluding private farms) in Russia was 4.5 million tons (live weight), up 8.8 per cent on the corresponding period last year....
CME: Broiler Industry Coping With Difficult Market
US - Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Steve Meyer and Len Steiner offer their thoughts on the supply considerations for the three main meat proteins....
30 November 2015
Climate Disasters Pose Growing Threat to Food Security
GLOBAL - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity, putting many developing countries at risk of growing food insecurity, FAO warned in a new report released ahead of the United Nations...
27 November 2015
Russia Bans Some Turkish Poultry Imports
RUSSIA - Russia is restricting trade in agricultural products from Turkey, including stopping imports of poultry products from one of Turkey's biggest poultry exporters....
26 November 2015
China, US Discuss Bilateral Poultry Trade
CHINA - China's Agriculture Minister Han Changfu met US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on the sidelines of a trade meeting between the two countries in Guangzhou this week....
CME: Turkey Price Environment Favourable for Consumers
US - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. What does it cost to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a group of 10 people?...
Polish Meat Processor Expands to UK
POLAND - Polish meat processor ZM Wierzejki has launched its first store in London with the aim of boosting its market presence in the UK. ...
25 November 2015
African Poultry Wrap: Region a Lucrative Destination for Exports
AFRICA - African countries are increasingly becoming a lucrative destination for American and European poultry exports with top five producer Spain raising its exports to South Africa by a massive 1064 per cent, as well as registering significant increases...
US Turkey in Cold Storage Still Down after Avian Flu
US - USDA-NASS released numbers yesterday, and all protein categories except turkey showed cold storage volumes above year ago levels as of October 31st, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 November 2015
Moy Park Invests £10 Million in Derbyshire Plant
UK - Moy Park has announced an investment of £10 million in its hatchery and processing plant in the Ashbourne area of Derbyshire....
23 November 2015
EU Farmers to Get Money Back as Crisis Fund Not Spent
EU - European farmers will be reimbursed €410 million, which was deducted from farmers' CAP Direct Payments for the 2015 budget year....
Former US Ag Secretaries Urge Congress to Pass TPP
US - A group of former agriculture secretaries have written an open letter saying that the opening of new markets is critical for farmers and rural communities....
US Looks to Further Grow Agricultural Exports to China
US - As the US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack heads to China for trade talks, the US Department of Agriculture announced considerable growth in US exports to China over the past decade....
20 November 2015
Former University of Georgia Vet Professor Zavala Joins USAPEEC
US - Dr Guillermo Zavala, an independent clinical avian medicine consultant specializing in controlling infectious diseases in commercial poultry and egg flocks, has joined the staff of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) as Director of Veterinary...
Resistance to 'Last-Resort' Antibiotic Found in China
CHINA - Scientists in China have found increased levels of resistance to an antimicrobial drug used when other drugs have failed, according to a report in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases....
18 November 2015
More Measures Announced to Ease CAP Burden
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan described to ministers measures he intends to take to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), at a meeting of the EU Agriculture & Fisheries Council on Monday....
Early Orders Show Strong Demand for Christmas Geese
UK - Christmas demand for goose is looking strong this year, according to John Franklin, chairman of British Goose Producers (BGP)....
US Projects Announced to Develop Ghana's Poultry Industry
GHANA - Two Food for Progress agreements with the US have been announced, which will support agricultural development and trade within Ghana's poultry sector....
17 November 2015
Harrisvaccines' Rapid Response Leads to Avian Influenza Contract
ANALYSIS - Harrisvaccines was recently awarded a US government stockpile contract to produce 48 million doses of avian influenza vaccine, utilising their unique rapid response SirraVax platform technology. ...
16 November 2015
Philippines Poultry Industry Growing Despite Bad Weather
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture still managed to grow by 0.04 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 despite harsh weather, according to the Philippines' Department of Agriculture....
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