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20 March 2017
Uni Student Creates Cost-effective Egg Incubator
UGANDA - A second year student of Bachelors of Vocational Studies in Agriculture with Education (BVS Agric/Ed) at Kyambogo University has created a cost-effective electric egg incubator from two large basins, a piece of blanket, a small dish, a small...
17 March 2017
Congress Urged to Strengthen Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
Call for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Chinese City Halts Live Poultry Trading
CHINA - Live poultry trading will cease for three weeks in the central Chinese city of Changsha on concerns over the H7N9 bird flu virus, the local health and family planning commission said Friday....
16 March 2017
Voices Needed in Canada, US for Enhancement of Free, Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Addressing Likely Economic Damage as Result of Changing US Trade Policies
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Quality of China's Agricultural Products to Improve
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers....
SA Deputy President Vows to Save Poultry Sector
SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed the government will not allow further job losses or farm closures as a result of dumping and uncompetitive practices that have battered the South African poultry industry....
15 March 2017
New Drought Declarations Reveal Queensland Farms Still Impacted
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
Govt Warns Chicken Joints About Price Hikes
SOUTH KOREA - The government yesterday announced tougher measures on chicken franchises planning to raise prices after the outbreak of avian influenza virus caused poultry prices to spike. ...
MP Urges Commerce Commission to Look Into Egg Labelling
NEW ZEALAND - Green Party MP Mojo Mathers has written to the Commerce Commission asking it to inquire into the alleged mislabelling of eggs laid in cages as “free-range”, the Green Party said today....
Govt Reveals Growth in India's Milk, Egg, Meat Production
INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday....
14 March 2017
Zimbabwean Poultry Sector Records 1% Slump in 2016
ZIMBABWE - The poultry industry in Zimbabwe recorded a 1 per cent slump in 2016 after producing 74,8 million broiler day old chicks, an industry official statistics revealed....
Importance of Canada-US Trade to be Promoted at Iowa
CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration and within the state capitals, reports Bruce...
13 March 2017
Retailers Warned Against Cutting Prices for 'Free Range' Products
IRELAND - Farmers have called on the retail sector to support the free range sector as the Department of Agriculture confirmed it is to extend its mandatory housing notice for poultry until 30 April....
Canada Must Prepare to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
10 March 2017
CME: Increase in US Broiler Export Tonnage During January 2017
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service published their carcass weight equivalent meat and poultry trade data for the US yesterday (Thursday, 9 March). Those data are calculated from the official monthly product weight data as compiled by USDA’s Foreign...
German Wheat Starch Producer Helps Meet Growing Feed Industry Demand
GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20 million to support and strengthen organic farming...
IFA: Stakeholders Urged to Support Free Range Producers
IRELAND - Following the announcement by the Department of Agriculture that the housing notice on poultry is to be extended until 30 April, IFA Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan has called on all stakeholders in the poultry sector to work together to protect...
Chicken Prices Rreach Record High Levels Due to Bird Flu Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - Prices of chicken surged to the highest level in three decades, industry data showed Friday, as large numbers of birds were culled following the nationwide outbreak of avian influenza late last year. ...
09 March 2017
NFU Says Collaboration Pivotal to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
08 March 2017
CME: HPAI-infected Poultry Barred from Entering Food System
US - A case of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in Lincoln County, Tennessee chicken breeder flock this past weekend, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Belarus Plans to Launch Poultry, Beef Exports to UAE in 2017
BELARUS - The Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry plans to launch the export of poultry and beef to the UAE in 2017, BelTA learned from head of the Foreign Economic Activity Department of the Agriculture and Food Ministry Aleksei Bogdanov....
07 March 2017
Cal-Maine Closes Acquisition of Egg Production Assets of Happy Hen Egg Farms
US - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Happy Hen Egg Farms, Inc. and affiliates, relating to their commercial production, processing, distribution...
Cherkizovo Launches New Turkey Brand
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer, announces the launch of its new turkey brand, Pava-Pava....
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