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11 June 2015
CME: Latest Expenditure Figures Steady for Chicken
US - Last week’s April trade data provided us with the last piece of information we needed to compute April per capita consumption figures and thus real per capita expenditures (RPCE) for the month and the story was still positive - but barely so for...
Tamil Nadu Farmers Want Subsidy on Poultry Feeds
INDIA - With prices of eggs dropping further and production cost increasing in the Indian state, egg farmers in Tamil Nadu have demanded subsidy on poultry feeds....
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Brazil Seeks New Markets for Meat Exports in China
BRAZIL - Organisations from Brazil are attending the International Food, Meat and Aquatic Products Exhibition (FMA) in China this week, aiming to increase exports of poultry and pig meat....
Poultry Farmers Save by Switching to Renewable Heating
UK - Farmers stand to save up to 45 per cent off heating bills by using renewable sources of heating in poultry houses, writes Silvio Spiess, CEO of Innasol....
09 June 2015
Zimbabwe Poultry Industry Grows in Q1 2015
ZIMBABWE - The poultry industry in Zimbabwe recorded a 22 percent growth in the first quarter of 2015 after producing 17 million broiler day old chicks, an industry official has said....
08 June 2015
CME: Egg, Turkey Markets Dramatically Impacted by Avian Flu
US - Avian influenza continues to dominate the conversation in the poultry sector, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
South Africa Agrees to Resume US Poultry Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - The US can soon resume chicken exports to South Africa after the two countries reached an agreement to end South Africa's 'anti-dumping' regulations....
New Zealand Hobby Farmer Fined Thousands for Illegal Egg Imports
NEW ZEALAND - A chicken enthusiast put the New Zealand poultry industry and native bird population at risk by attempting to illegally import live eggs for her hobby, and was fined NZ$45,000....
Food Prices Near Six-Year Low
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices declined again in May, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially....
Cobb Española Investment Gains Pace in Spain
SPAIN - With the increasing success of the Cobb500 broiler breeder in Spain and north Africa, Cobb Española is now investing a further €6.5 million (US$7.2) in expanding production capacity....
05 June 2015
AB Vista Re-Organises Sales Team to Embrace Market Growth
EUROPE - AB Vista is re-organising its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales team into four regions to support the continued expansion of its business across this critical region....
WTO Rules in US' Favour Over Indian Poultry Import Ban
US - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that India's ban on imports of US poultry products discriminates against the US....
Development Fund Proposed for Ghanaian Poultry Industry
GHANA - A poultry development fund could be Ghana’s best bet for arresting the rising level of poultry imports and creating much-needed jobs, says a report from the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET)....
04 June 2015
Indian State Jammu & Kashmir to Set Up Poultry Feed Plant
INDIA - In order to become self-sufficient in poultry products, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing to set up poultry feed plant in the state....
Pakistan Government Criticised for Cheap Poultry Imports
PAKISTAN - Pakistan's government has been criticised by the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) recently for allowing cheap imports of poultry products, but placing high duties on feed ingredients used by local poultry producers....
03 June 2015
Tyson Foods' Mexican Poultry Business Sold to JBS
MEXICO - Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission has approved the sale of Tyson Foods’s poultry business in Mexico to Pilgrim’s Pride, which is part of a wholly-owned subsidiary of JBS SA....
Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
02 June 2015
CME: Food Service Sales Present Good Outlook for Meat Markets
US - Foodservice sales business appears to be in great shape and this is nothing but good news for the livestock sector, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Saudi Arabia Bans Poultry Imports from US, Bhutan
SAUDI ARABIA - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned the import of poultry meat, eggs, their products and equipment from five more regions in the United States because of the spread of severe bird flu disease there....
Armenia Bans US Poultry Imports
ARMENIA - Armenia has banned the import of poultry products from a number of US states over bird flu concerns, the press service of the Armenian Agriculture Ministry’s service on food safety has said....
01 June 2015
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
Australian Fined Thousands for Illegal Chicken Imports
AUSTRALIA - A New South Wales business owner has pleaded guilty to deliberately circumventing Australia’s biosecurity laws, receiving fines and a suspended sentence in the Sydney District Court last week....
Maharashtra to Encourage Poultry Farming in Deprived Areas
INDIA - With a mismatch in egg consumption in the state, Maharashtra state has decided to promote poultry farming in tribal regions....
Avian Flu Challenging Global Trade
GLOBAL - The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets....
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