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10 February 2015
CME: Final US 2014 Meat Data Message Positive
US - The final data for US meat and poultry exports are in for 2014 and the message is still positive with export values up sharply and export volumes staying remarkably steady in light of much higher domestic prices and the appreciating dollar, write...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rising
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in China rose last week according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
09 February 2015
Philippine Agriculture to Continue Growth in 2015
PHILIPPINES - Philippine agriculture is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. And to help fuel this expansion, the DA chief said the Department will vigorously pursue rural infrastructure...
Danes Say Chicken Production Held Back by Regulations
DENMARK - At a meeting of the Danish poultry industry in Vejle last week, the decline of the local industry was blamed on long rearing periods and the country's rigid interpretation of EU rules, and there was a call for new policy initiatives....
Pros and Cons of Trade Agreements Explained at IPPE
US - An overview on trade agreements and key issues were given in four presentations at an education programme on the US–EU Free Trade negotiations at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). ...
Russia Moves Towards Self-sufficiency in Meat
RUSSIA - Production of livestock and poultry for slaughter will increase by 6.5 per cent by 2017 with accelerated import substitution, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Yuriev....
06 February 2015
Seminar Addresses Challenges in Food Production in India
INDIA - Over 150 delegates including international participants attended the VIP Vets Welfare Association (VIPWA)’s technical seminar on ‘Challenges in Food Production of Animal Origin in India and Solutions in Post-2020 Scenario’....
Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic support if the current proposals remain on the table....
FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
05 February 2015
Sharp Drop in Poultry Prices in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - An oversupply in the market is being blamed for falling prices of poultry meat and eggs, while the sector is made vulnerable due to political instability and high power costs....
Challenge to California's Foie Gras Ruling
CALIFORNIA, US - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has said she will appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras....
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the West Coast port dispute to end the disruption....
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Cheap Imports Blamed for Woes of Kazakhstan's Poultry Sector
KAZAKHSTAN - Currency conditions have encouraged poultry imports from the country's neighbours, leading to oversupply in the markets and low prices for Kazakh producers, forcing some of them out of business, according to the industry association....
CME: When Will Relative Meat Prices Return to Normal?
US - Real GDP growth showed significantly on a quarter-to-quarter basis in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
03 February 2015
Poultry, Product Restrictions in Mexico Due to Bird Flu
MEXICO - Mexico has imposed a ban on all poultry and poultry products originating in the US state of California, including egg products, hatching eggs, and baby chicks, following an earlier outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8....
Brazil Seeking More Agriculture Trade with China
BRAZIL - The Chinese market is vital to the growth of Brazil's agricultural sector, and the country plans to focus on expanding exports to the world's second-biggest economy, newly elected Brazilian Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu said....
Decline Predicted in Profitability of UK Farming
UK - Defra’s latest Farm Business Income forecasts predict a decline in the profitability of farming across the majority of farming sectors and serve as a warning as to how much agriculture is susceptible to increased volatility, said the National Farmers...
US Farmers Say Agriculture Has Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
02 February 2015
CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
30 January 2015
All-Round Improved Sales for Cherkizovo Group in 2014
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, has announced its operational results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and full year 2014....
Regional Variation Suggested as Brits Eat More Eggs
UK – Popularity of eggs is growing in Britain, though recent Google searches suggest Geordies like boiled, Bristolians opt for scrambled and poached eggs are number one in Brighton....
Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated from this part of the supply chain, said the National...
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
29 January 2015
Turkey Industry Demands Movement on Trade Promotion
US – The National Turkey Federation has urged Congress to renew powers for trade negotiators which the body says ensure effective negotiation and conclusion of beneficial trade agreements....
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