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26 April 2017
Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility
SOUTH AFRICA - In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Mount Frere-based Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative in the Alfred Nzo district of the Eastern Cape, launched a processing facility which produces livestock...
25 April 2017
Ovostar Pleased with Overall Performance During Q1 of 2017
UKRAINE - Ovostar Union N.V., one of the leading producers of eggs and egg products in Ukraine has announced its operating results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017....
USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7k Grant to University of North Georgia
US - The University of North Georgia has been awarded a $7,000 USPOULTRY Foundation grant to assist the college in recruiting students interested in poultry and related industry careers....
Livestock, Poultry Exports Earn $1.2 Billion
IRAN - More than $1.2 billion worth of livestock and poultry products were exported over the 11 months to 18 February, registering a $554.7 million trade surplus in the sector, a deputy agriculture minister said....
Meethaq Extends Over OMR30M Finance for Poultry Project
OMAN - Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, signed an agreement to provide more than OMR30 million Islamic project finance to set up Osool Poultry project at Al Ghaftain in Al Wusta region, with a capacity of 150 million hatching...
HK's Fresh Retail Chicken Shops May Make Comeback
HONG KONG - Chicken rules the roost when it comes to Cantonese cuisine, and the fresher the better. But past government efforts to discourage retail sales of live chickens had almost put the once ubiquitous chicken shop on the endangered list....
24 April 2017
Brexit Event: Start of Important Week for IFA Campaign in Goffs
IRELAND - More than 600 farmers are packed into Goffs in Kildare today at the beginning of an important week for IFA’s Brexit campaign. ...
Improved Cold Chain Logistics to Safeguard Food Security
CHINA - Efforts have been started to accelerate the development of cold chain logistics, according to a plan issued by the State Council on 21 April....
21 April 2017
Canada's Outlook for Agriculture Remains Positive
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, despite slower growth in farmland values, the outlook for agriculture on the prairies is positive, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Threats Posed by Brexit on Irish Ag Discussed at IFA Meeting
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture....
20 April 2017
Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
Nations Pare Back Avian Flu Efforts; Tough New Steps in France
GLOBAL - Some countries hit by avian flu outbreaks over the winter are scaling back some of their response measures as the pace of new outbreaks eases, but farmers in France's southwestern foie gras production were ordered to cull their birds and halt...
Australia and US: Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety Mutually Beneficial
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
US Blocks India’s Plea for Compliance Panel at WTO
INDIA - The US has blocked India’s request for a compliance panel on its revised guidelines on poultry imports, taken up by the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)....
MHP Increases Poultry Sales by 15% in Q1, 2017
UKRAINE - Myronivsky Hliboprodukt (MHP) sold 123,931 tonnes of poultry in January-March 2017, which is 15 per cent more than in the same period in 2016....
19 April 2017
Minister: Lithuania Looking to Speed Up Food Exports to China
LITHUANIA - Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas on Tuesday said he expects to speed up procedures for Lithuanian food exports to reach the Chinese market....
18 April 2017
NCC Commends USDA for Extension of GIPSA Interim Final Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is extending the implementation date 180 days for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury. The interim final rule...
Broiler Prices Shooting Up in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - The price of broiler chicken has started shooting up. According to the Sindh Essential Commodities Price Control and Prevention and Profiteering and Hording Act 2005, which chicken is at serial number 5, which clearly indicates it as an essential...
Nearly Two Billion People Depend on Imported Food
GLOBAL - Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported....
Olayan Food Division Opens First Texas Chicken Restaurant in Oman
OMAN - Olayan Food Division announced the opening of its first Texas Chicken restaurant in Oman on Thursday. Located in Al Khuwayr, the restaurant started welcoming guests from 15 March. The opening of the first restaurant reflects the group’s goal...
17 April 2017
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Halts Viet Nam’s Live Poultry Imports
VIET NAM - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has banned the import of livebirds, hatching eggs and chicks temporarily from Viet Nam due to the bird flu disease, Vietnam News Agency reported....
Danish Chickens Finally Allowed Outdoors; Easter Eggs Salmonella-free
DENMARK - After five months under quarantine, Danish chickens are finally allowed to get out the doors, reports the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA)....
13 April 2017
CME: Broiler Meat Production During Q1 Expected to Rise 2% Compared to Last Year
US - Total red meat and poultry supplies during the first three months are on track to down by less than 1 per cent from a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Egg-Citing News: Food Prices Down for Easter
US - Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey....
Rural Folks to Use Livestock as Health Cover
ZIMBABWE - Cabinet has approved a framework under the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme that will result in people in rural communities using livestock for health cover, a Government official has said....
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