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23 March 2015
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Nigeria's Farmers Call for Government Help
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Plateau state are calling for government help to compensate them for the loss of birds and sales following recent avian influenza outbreaks....
20 March 2015
Chancellor's Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that farmers will be able to spread their incomes over five years, helping them to manage market volatility, as part of the 2015 final budget....
Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global Food...
Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China continued to fall in the first week of March, according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
19 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Bird Flu Impacts Global Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - The spread of avian influenza in recent months has affected the bottom line of one leading poultry company and, according to a new report, it is set to impact global trade streams. New outbreaks have been reported in the last week in the US,...
Scottish Poultry Count Down 16 Per Cent in December 2014 Census
SCOTLAND, UK - The results of the latest December Agricultural Survey show that livestock numbers have generally increased over the year although poultry numbers fell sharply....
18 March 2015
CME: Total Meat Output Jumps Significantly Higher
US - After two weeks near year ago levels, total meat and poultry output jumped significantly higher last week, gaining 1.7 per cent on the week prior, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
India Optimistic about Boosting Poultry Exports to Japan
INDIA - Japanese companies are reported to be exploring the potential of joint ventures with Indian businesses for the processing and importation of poultry products....
17 March 2015
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish economic recovery....
First IEC Asia Leadership Forum Hailed A Great Success
THAILAND - As part of the commitment of the International Egg Commission (IEC) to supporting the development of the egg industry in Asia, the first IEC Asia Leadership Forum was held in Bangkok on 9 and 10 March 2015. ...
Global Poultry Outlook Upbeat, Says Rabobank
GLOBAL - Rabobank has published a new report on the global poultry industry, looking at the impact of avian influenza outbreaks across the sector....
16 March 2015
Aiming for Profitable Sustainable Poultry Sector
EU - Faced with a difficult few years ahead, newly elected Chairman of Copa-Cogeca Poultry and Eggs Working Party Charles Bourns said he would strive to ensure that there is a profitable and sustainable sector in the future during his two year mandate....
13 March 2015
CME: January One of Best Months Ever for US Meat
US - Federal and state officials confirmed yesterday that a case of high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has now been found in Arkansas, writes Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Export Uncertainty Hits Poultry Industry Confidence
UK - The confidence of the UK poultry industry has been knocked by a decline in exports, according to a new survey from the British Poultry Council....
Prices of Chinese Farm Produce Drop
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China dropped last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
West Virginia University Receives $6,890 USPOULTRY Foundation Grant
US - West Virginia University recently received a $6,890 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation....
12 March 2015
Missouri Bird Flu a Major Concern to US Poultry
US - Two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus are a cause of "major concern" for the poultry industry, but things aren't critical yet. ...
Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
Three Colleges Received $30,600 in USPOULTRY Foundation Grants
US – Louisiana State University, McNeese State University and Mississippi State University received student recruiting grants totalling $30,600 from the USPOULTRY Foundation....
10 March 2015
Alarm Sounded on 'Collapse' of Spain Chicken Meat Production
SPAIN - The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers has sounded the alarm about the widespread declines in the production of chicken meat....
09 March 2015
Chicken Meat Will Dominate Australian Plate for Coming Years
AUSTRALIA – Chicken meat will be Australia’s dominant protein on the domestic market over the next five years by an increasing margin, although little improvement will be seen in exports, predicts a government report....
Truckers’ Strike Hits Brazilian Meat Trade
BRAZIL - A strike by truck drivers that started in February has hit meat production and trade across Brazil according to the government market analysts Cepa....
06 March 2015
Ceva Posts Strong Double-digit Growth Again in 2014
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €766 million at the end of 2014, representing growth of 23 per cent and +14.1 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates. ...
Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014. ...
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