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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
CME: How is Russia Affecting the US Markets?
US - One of the top stories in business news today (16, December) is the implosion of the Russian rouble, making this a good time to review some of the macro factors impacting livestock markets at the moment....
Moy Park Grower Commended for Progressive Farming
UK - A grower, Graham McIlroy, with Northern Irish based poultry processor Moy Park, has received a highly commended award in the Progressive Farmer of the Year category at the 2014 Farm Business Food and Farming Industry Awards held at the House of Commons....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Gradual Improvement Forecast for Australian Poultry Sector
AUSTRALIA - The latest figures indicate that Australian poultry and egg farmers are experiencing gradual improvements in production and prices....
Friday, December 12, 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
CME: Corn Feed Prices
US - USDA’s December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, released yesterday, contained few surprises and no large changes from the November report, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Tyson Built for Growth
US - An expanded portfolio of strong brands, increased focus on the consumer and the creation of acquisition synergies are among the reasons Tyson Foods, is built for growth, company officials told investors and analysts during Tyson Foods' Investor Day...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
No AGOA for South Africa if Dumping Issue Persists
US - Senator Coons and Isakson co-signed a letter this week to South African President Jacob Zuma stating their intention to withhold the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits from South Africa unless the anti-dumping issue is resolved. ...
Changes to US M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate
US/CANADA/MEXICO - The president of Paragon Economics expects the U.S. Congress to make changes to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported US products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
CME: Strong Poultry Demand in US
US - Markets continue to indicate and the data continue to support the existence of strong meat and poultry demand — at least until October, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Rescue Plan for Tilly Sabco Poultry Plant
FRANCE - The Commercial Court in Brest has given the go-ahead to the takeover of Tilly Sabco slaughterhouse in Guerlesquin by British poultry company MS Foods, Breizh Algae Invest, a Breton algae development company and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
Implications of US-EU Free Trade Negotiations to be Discussed at IPPE
US - Implications of US–EU free trade negotiations on animal agriculture are set to be discussed at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
Award for Moy Park Breeders Hatcheries Manager
UK - Alan Huston, General Manager - Breeders & Hatcheries at Moy Park, has been presented with the Mid-Career Service Award at the British Poultry Council Annual Awards held at the House of Commons....
Export Collapse Hurts Sao Paulo Broiler Price
BRAZIL – Chicken prices have dropped after a lower exports flooded the domestic market, report economists at the University of Sao Paulo....
Bird Flu Sanctions Crippling Kerala Poultry Farmers
INDIA – Bird flu has pushed India’s poultry sector into “deep crisis” in Kerala where prices are falling sharply across the district....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Poultry Council Calls on Government to Help Deliver Long Term Success
UK - The British Poultry Council has launched its ‘Manifesto for the British Poultry Industry’, calling on the Government to help ensure long-term success for the British Poultry meat industry and help deliver its 2020 vision....
FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
Nutreco Recommends Takeover Bid
NETHERLANDS - A takeover bid for Dutch based animal and fish feed and poultry company Nutreco is to be recommended to its shareholders....
China Extends Tax Breaks for Farmers to Boost Agriculture
CHINA - China is to extend tax breaks to farmers to encourage banks and insurers to support agriculture....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
UK Poultry Meat Industry Launches Manifesto for Future Success
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) is calling on Government to help the industry deliver long-term success for the UK....
Russia Restricts German Poultry Products over Bird Flu
RUSSIA - Russia has placed restrictions on imports of poultry meat and poultry products from Germany because of the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza....
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Farm Incomes to 'Fall Significantly' in Ireland in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the course of next year....
Slight Rise for China Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - The prices of produce in 36 of China's large and medium-sized cities edged up slightly last week ending 30 November compared with the previous week, said the Ministry of Commerce....
Moy Park Chief Executive Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year
UK - Moy Park Chief Executive Janet McCollum has been recognised as ‘Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year’ at the fourth annual Women in Business Northern Ireland Awards....
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
India Considers Challenge to WTO over US Poultry Decision
INDIA - India is reported to be considering a challenge to the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel ruling over imports of US poultry meat....
 
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