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19 February 2016
CME: 2016 Started with Strong Consumer Demand for Chicken
US - Chicken production so far in 2016 has been slightly more than expected, based solely on birds being heavier at the time of final processing, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 February 2016
Russia's Poultry Imports to Plummet
RUSSIA - The weak ruble, restrictive trade policies, and competitive domestic products in 2016 could halve Russia's poultry imports to 130,000 MT in 2016, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service...
17 February 2016
Poultry Markets Recovering After Difficult End to 2015, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The margin outlook for the global poultry industry is gradually improving after challenging conditions in Q4 2015, notably significant oversupply, according to Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q1 2016....
Record Value for EU Agri-food Exports in 2015
EU - EU agri-food exports in December 2015 achieved a value of €11.2 billion, thus exceeding the value of previous years for the same month by almost €1 billion. ...
16 February 2016
CME: Poultry Production Running Above Year Ago Levels
US - Combined beef, pork and poultry production has been running above year ago levels for much of the year and last week was no different, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Poultry Sector Drives Increased Ag Production in Peru
PERU - Agricultural production in Peru in 2015 grew by 2.8 per cent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI)....
15 February 2016
Pilgrim's Pride Results Show Fourth Quarter Income Down
US - Big US chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride has posted net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 at $63.1 million compared to the $167.2 million reported in the same period last year....
Feed Prices Forecast to Stay Low
ANALYSIS - There are no signs of a rise in feed prices on the horizon – at least, not yet - according to the latest forecast presented at the AHDB Outlook Conference in London earlier this week, reports Jackie Linden....
11 February 2016
Trouw Animal Nutrition Chief Looks Back on a Successful 2016 IPPE
US - The CEO of Nutreco, Knut Nesse, told ThePoultrySite’s Editor Alice Mitchell that the recent International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) had been “inspirational” and he will be returning next year....
CME: High US Red Meat, Poultry Production Means Prices Down
US - It was mostly a consolidation day for livestock futures on Tuesday. This was particularly the case for cattle following the limit down day on Monday, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
US Farm Income Forecast Suggests More Hard Times Ahead
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) has predicted a decline in net cash and net farm income for the third consecutive year, in its 2016 Farm Sector Income Forecast. ...
10 February 2016
Canadian Egg Farmers Transition Away from Conventional Hen Housing
CANADA - Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) has announced that the industry there will market-oriented transition from conventional egg production toward other methods of production for supplying eggs....
09 February 2016
Hungarian Poultry Processors Call for Lower VAT
HUNGARY - Hungarian poultry processors have called on the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lower the country’s value-added tax (VAT) on poultry meat following the cabinet’s move to decrease the VAT on pork meat from 27 per cent to 5 per...
CME: Improved Mortality in Late 2015 Offset Earlier Turkey Losses
US - Young turkey slaughter in December was down 3 per cent from a year earlier, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
08 February 2016
EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly as a result of the the neonicotinoid seed treatment...
New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a new rule on payouts of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
Brazil's Chicken Meat Exports Grow 14.1 Per Cent in January
BRAZIL - In keeping with the good performance recorded in 2015, Brazilian exports of chicken meat in 2016 began at an already positive pace....
05 February 2016
Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
Brazil's Egg Production Increased by 6.1 Per Cent in 2015
BRAZIL - Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian egg production in 2015 exceeded the previous year's by 6.1 per cent....
03 February 2016
IPPE: Constant Progress in Poultry Performance, but Challenges Remain
US - Speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta last week, Michael Donohue from Agristats described the huge leaps and bounds the poultry industry has made since he first started...
02 February 2016
Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy Warns New Report
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
Americans to Eat 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings this Super Bowl Sunday
US - According to the National Chicken Council’s 2016 Wing Report released today, 1.3 billion wings will be eaten next weekend leading up to and during Super Bowl 50, as fans watch the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos battle for the Lombardi Trophy....
European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
01 February 2016
CoBank Predicts Better Year for Poultry Producers in 2016
ANALYSIS - The supply glut that plagued US beef, pork and poultry markets in 2015 and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according to a new research report from CoBank. ...
29 January 2016
New Recordkeeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases, Sales
US - Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State...
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