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Friday, January 23, 2015
Higher US Broiler Production Forecast
US - Broiler supplies have been steadily increasing in the last few months and the latest data points to higher production levels in February and March, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
International Poultry Council to Focus on Impact of Avian Flu on Industry
GLOBAL - With increased avian influenza detections around the world wreaking havoc on global poultry trade, the virus will be among the chief topics of discussion when members of the International Poultry Council (IPC) convene in April in Rome, Italy...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
New Pack Size Rule: A Means to Protect Jordan's Poultry Sector?
US & JORDAN - Trade restrictions have been imposed by Jordan on imports of chicken leg quarters from the United States, which the US says are contrary to trading agreements and are pushing up prices for Jordanian consumers....
US Senator Takes on South Africa over Poultry Meat Duties
US - A Delaware senator is pushing for renewed efforts to force South Africa to cut the duty on imports of poultry meat from the US....
Fall in Fuel Prices Should Mean Lower Costs for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs, Federated Farmers believes....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Could EU Poultry Meat Exports to Russia Resume?
ANALYSIS - The way could be reopened for the restoration of exports of pork and pig meat products to Russia, and this could be followed by a resumption of poultry meat exports....
Poultry Could Help End Bangladesh Hunger
BANGLADESH – Investing in livestock agriculture can meet Bangladesh’s growing food demands and stop poverty, a conference heard on 17 January....
NFU Urges President Obama to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the President to reconsider his support for trade agreements that export...
Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets, writes Darrel Good....
China, UK Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA & UK - Minister Han Changfu met Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of UK last week when the two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral agricultural cooperation....
Taiwan Set to Import Poultry Meat as Bird Flu Outbreaks Continue
TAIWAN - More than half a million poultry have already been culled in Taiwan following the detection of one of the three high-path avian influenza virus subtypes circulating in the country. The government is offering full compensation to affected farmers...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Faccenda Sees Sales Soar after Turkey Integration
UK – UK-based poultry processor, Faccenda, which welcomed the Cranberry Foods' turkey operation into the business in 2012, has announced a £150 million rise in sales....
Monday, January 19, 2015
Where is the Global Poultry Industry Headed?
ANALYSIS - Delair Bolis, Executive Director, Head of Global Poultry Business Unit at MSD Animal Health, shares expectations for the global poultry industry. ...
China Boosts Financial Support to Agriculture
CHINA - China's central bank has raised its re-lending quota by 50 billion yuan ($8.17 billion) to boost financial support for small businesses and agriculture....
UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
How Big of a Deal is China’s Ban on Imports of US Poultry and Egg Products? 
CHINA & US - The initial reaction to about any problem with exports in general and exports to China in particular is “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA – Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly during the week of 5-11 January, although meat, poultry fish and eggs all saw small falls according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Friday, January 16, 2015
US Counts the Cost of Chinese Ban on Its Poultry Exports
CHINA & US - As a result of China's ban on imports of all poultry and products from the US on the grounds of spreading avian flu, the US will be forced to send to rendering most of the huge volume of chicken paws (feet) and wing tips that it previously...
Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably, said Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's....
All Poultry Sales Take a Hit in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Poultry purchases have fallen sharply since the first outbreak of avian influenza there. While geese have been hit by the virus, so too have sales of all poultry in the country but there are concerns that supplies may be tight for the New Year....
CME: WASDE Provided USDA’s Final 2014 Crop Estimates
US - A quick note on Monday’s record-high FI hog slaughter: It really wasn’t all on Monday. USDA’s estimate for Monday was a record high daily total of 455,000 head, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
Brazilian Farmers Should Expect Good Year
BRAZIL – Brazilian economists have offered a positive outlooks for Brazil’s pig and poultry producers on supply and demand forecasts....
CME: 2015 US Meat Expectations in Context of Long-term History
US - Steve Meyer and Len Steiner explain how the results of US meat and poultry markets in 2014 and expectations for 2015 fit with longer term history....
Poultry Plays Pivotal Role in Gambian Economy
THE GAMBIA - The poultry sector plays a pivotal role in the country's economy, according to a senior government official, and it is set to play a key role in future food security....
 
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