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27 June 2016
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
Brexit 'Not too Negative' for Spanish Poultry Sector
SPAIN - The secretary general of the Interprofessional Association for Poultry and Chicken Meat in Spain (Propollo), Ángel Martín, believes that Brexit is not as negative for the Spanish sector as it is for the rest of the EU....
24 June 2016
Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
23 June 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Poultry Producer Problems in West Africa Trump Growth in East Africa
AFRICA - Power supply constraints in Africa have spread to the western region of the continent and are impacting on poultry producers, in a region that is also suffering new outbreaks of avian influenza, writes Tawanda Karombo....
Environmental Impact of Canada's Egg Farmers in Decline
CANADA - The environmental footprint of Canada’s egg production supply chain declined by almost 50 per cent during the period from 1962 to 2012, according to a new independent study released by Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC)....
22 June 2016
EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country should stay in or leave. Here is an overview of what the...
21 June 2016
Bolivia Offended After Bill Gates' Hen Offer
BOLIVIA - Bolivia's Minister of Rural Development and Land, César Cocarico has suggested it was rude of businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates to offer the country chickens as part of his project to help the poor, according to international media...
20 June 2016
Retailers Accused of Selling Old Imported Meat in Trinidad & Tobago
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - The Poultry Association of Trinidad and Tobago has accused supermarkets of selling frozen imported chicken leg quarters from the US that may be over 180 days old and unfit for human consumption....
CME: US Chicken Prices Trend Lower
US - Inflationary pressures in the US economy remain muted and lower food prices have played a role in keeping prices in check, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Researchers Question Links Between Eggs and Diabetes
UK - A new review and a meta-analysis have highlighted changing perceptions about the health benefits of eggs, and provided possible explanations for the link between egg consumption and diabetes, according to reports from British Lion's Egg Info site....
17 June 2016
Increased Free Range Demand Means Egg Shortage 'To Be Expected'
AUSTRALIA - An egg shortage being felt across Victoria is to be expected now that the state is gripped by winter weather, says the Victorian Farmers Federation....
Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
16 June 2016
High Demand for Beef, Poultry Meat and Eggs in Africa Creates Opportunities
AFRICA - Demand for beef and other meat products remains strong in Africa, despite most producers in regions such as southern Africa and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) looking to grow exports into the European Union and other...
15 June 2016
Dutch Start-Up Moves Closer to Large-Scale In Ovo Egg Sexing
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch biotech start-up In Ovo has developed a large-scale solution for determining the sex of a chick while it is still in the egg....
Moy Park Speaks Out for Remain Ahead of Brexit Vote
UK - As the referendum on the UK's EU membership approaches, top UK poultry producer Moy Park has stated its strong support for the UK remaining in the EU....
Meat and Poultry Industry 'Essential to US Economy'
US - The US meat and poultry industry accounts for $1.02 trillion in total economic output or 5.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), according a new economic impact analysis conducted by John Dunham & Associates for the North American Meat Institute...
14 June 2016
Campaign Aims to Bring Runny Eggs to Elderly in Homes
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has launched a nationwide campaign in partnership with the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) to raise awareness of the latest egg safety advice for vulnerable groups and remind caterers of their...
Analyst: US Poultry Markets Should Expect Growth, But Slower Growth
ANALYSIS - Steve Meyer, VP at Express Markets Inc Analytics, shared his expectations for the beef and poultry markets at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA....
CME: More Wheat Could Enter Feed as High Yields Forecast
US - In this Daily Livestock Report, we review two reports from last week: the World Bank (WB) updated economic forecasts (released 7 June) and the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) monthly forecasts for crops and livestock (released June...
13 June 2016
Brazilian Maize Price Hinders Poultry, Pig Producers
BRAZIL - Dry weather conditions during key growing stages are feared to have hindered production during Brazil’s second, or safrinha, maize crop, according to reports from AHDB Pork....
Bill Gates Donates Chickens to Lift People Out of Poverty
GLOBAL - In the past week, Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has been speaking out about the benefits of keeping chickens for families living in poverty....
10 June 2016
How Can Egg Farmers Improve Profit?
UK – Speaking at last month’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, Bob Waller, a consultant from Partners in Welfare, said that a bit of attention to detail could be the difference between profit and loss....
What impact Might Brexit Have on UK Agriculture?
UK - With the United Kingdom's referendum on continued membership in the European Union (EU) approaching, experts are considering the impact of a vote to leave ('Brexit') on numerous aspects of UK society, including agriculture....
Parliament Calls for EU Action to Help Farmers Fight Unfair Trading Practices
EU - MEPs urge the EU Commission to put forward proposals against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain, so as to ensure fair earnings for farmers and a wide choice for consumers, in a resolution voted on Tuesday 7 June....
09 June 2016
Poultry Expert Guillermo Zavala Discusses the Future of Avian Health
ANALYSIS - Dr Guillermo Zavala, the world-renowned poultry disease expert, gave a presentation during the 4th Merial Global Avian Forum on the current situation with vector vaccines, and also led a workshop on emerging (and re-emerging) poultry diseases....
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