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01 June 2016
Stars of Free Range Eggs Sought for UK Awards
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Free Range Egg Awards....
Restarted US Poultry Exports Shake Up Global Trade, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The return of the US in many global poultry markets is shaking up global trade streams, with other exporters starting to defend their market share via price concessions, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly Report for Q2....
31 May 2016
Top Retailers for Responsible Soy Named
UK - UK retailers M&S and Waitrose have been named as front-runners in responsible soy use, according to WWF’s Soy Scorecard....
26 May 2016
Amazon Soy Moratorium Extended Indefinitely
GLOBAL - European feed associations FEFAC and FEDIOL have welcomed the indefinite extension of the Amazon Soy Moratorium, which guarantees market access only to soy products that are not grown on deforested land, and are free from slave labour or threats...
Calls for Labelling for Raw Poultry Products that Look Cooked
US - In an effort to ensure safe eating experiences and address potential consumer confusion, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has petitioned the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for mandatory labelling of raw,...
25 May 2016
New Central American Plan to Eradicate Low-Path H5N2 Bird Flu
CENTRAL AMERICA - Central American agriculture ministers and poultry organisations met in San Salvador at the headquarters for the International Regional Organisation for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) last week and developed a plan to eradicate low pathogenic...
Aldi's Cage Phase-Out Reduces Consumer Choice, Australian Egg Corp Says
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Limited has said it is disappointed with the announcement that Aldi is seeking to phase out cage eggs from its stores. ...
CME: Cold Storage Report Negative for Chicken Prices
US - USDA published yesterday afternoon the results of its monthly cold storage survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 May 2016
Nigerian Government to Hand Out Maize to Poultry Farmers
NIGERIA - Speaking at a poultry summit in Lagos, Nigerian agriculture minister Heineken Lokpobiri said the government was ready to distribute 7,500 tonnes of maize to struggling poultry farmers....
Brazil's Pig, Poultry Production Costs Rise Again
BRAZIL - Brazilian pig and poultry production costs rebounded in April after registering a decrease in the month of March, according to the latest data from the Central Intelligence Agency for Poultry and Swine....
23 May 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
African Poultry Wrap: Profits Take a Knock for African Poultry Companies
AFRICA - Despite government protectionism and stiffer import duties on poultry imports, chicken producers in Zimbabwe are still constrained and failing to meet demand, while other producers in South Africa and across Africa have also seen profits decline....
CME: Turkey Hatchery Output on the Rise
US - The USDA-NASS released data earlier last week showing turkey hatchery output is on the upswing, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 May 2016
Bioethanol Rules to 'Raise Prices on the Plate'
US - New requirements for the amount of bioethanol to be included in transport fuels have been criticised by the National Chicken Council, which says it will raise food prices....
Poultry Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions will be needed in the feed supply chain....
19 May 2016
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
18 May 2016
Venezuelan Poultry Farming in Critical Situation
ANALYSIS - Reports on the dire situation for food and farming in Venezuela just keep on coming, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, Editor of ThePoultrySite's Spanish sister site, ElSitioAvícola....
Hundreds of Jobs Created in South Australian Poultry Expansion
AUSTRALIA - Over 800 new jobs will be created in regional South Australia and northern Adelaide as a result of a $275 million investment by leading chicken producer, Ingham's....
17 May 2016
Attention to Detail Key to Success in Poultry Meat Sector
UK – Two speakers at the British Pig and Poultry Fair last week highlighted the importance of looking closely at every detail of a poultry business, using new technology and learning from other industries to improve profits....
CME: US Meat Availability Continues to Expand
US - Production data for week ending May 14 shows that meat supply availability in the US continues to expand, with beef supply increases leading all other proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
16 May 2016
Poultry Farm Profitability Fell 20 Per Cent in 2014-15, Survey Shows
ENGLAND, UK - Average poultry farm income fell 20 per cent in 2014/15, but this masks a more complicated picture within the sector, according to a report from the Farm Business Survey by Rural Business Research (RBR)....
Egg Consumption Upturn Due to Health Benefits, Convenience
UK - A new consumer research analysis has revealed that the key driver for the recent growth in egg consumption is that they are meeting the consumer requirements for health and convenience....
Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship...
13 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply
UK - A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday said that egg producers would have to manage the transition in demand to free-range very carefully to avoid oversupply....
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday....
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