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Thursday, April 17, 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Poultry Farmers Threaten Strike in Bahrain
BAHRAIN - Poultry production could cease as part of strike action in response to farmer complaints on chick health and market values being ignored by the government. ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Malaysian Minister Promises No Chicken Price Hike During Ramadan
MALAYSIA - The price of chicken will be maintained during Ramadan, based on adequate production supply to meet demand during the festive month....
Brazilian Poultry Exports up in First Quarter of 2014
BRAZIL - Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of poultry - including shipments of chickens, eggs, turkeys, ducks and drakes, fertile eggs and genetic material - amounted to 950,200 tonnes...
China's Food Prices Increase; Inflation at Retail Level
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still remained subdued and gave policymakers enough room to mull economic policy action....
Team Seeks to Understand Free Range Farming’s Questions
AUSTRALIA - The latest edition of eChook discusses what free range poultry production actually means in Australia. This stems from the fact that no two free range farms are the same....
Hong Kong Bans Poultry Products from Japan
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety has announced that it has banned, with immediate effect, the import of poultry and poultry products, including eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan following the announcement of avian flu in poultry in...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Market Realities Showcased by Turn to GM Soybean Meal
GERMANY - The availability of, and preference for, non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans as an animal feed is again being debated in Germany. ...
Salmonella in Poultry Cases Reach 524
US - The investigation into cases of food poisoning in the US caused by Salmonella Heidelberg believed to be related to chicken products produced by processor Foster Farms is continuing....
Zimbabwe Faces Poultry Price Hike
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's poultry prices are set to rise following the imposition of a compulsory licence for importers by government, the African Development Bank (AfDB) warned....
Union Policy Supports Mandatory Labelling of Food Products
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state visit to...
CME: USDA Trims Back Broiler Supply Growth
US - The latest USDA WASDE report contained a number of key revisions to both grain supply estimates and meat production forecasts, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
BRF Increases Share in Federal Foods
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Following the signing of an agreement with Al Nowais in February to acquire a larger share in Federal Foods in the Middle East, Brazilian poultry and food processor BRF has completed the deal....
Recent Cuts to Red Tape Makes Farming Easier
UK – Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week....
£90M for Centres of Innovation: Do Pigs, Poultry Want Their Share?
UK - The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, resilient and sustainable. The British Pig & Poultry Fair will be discussing if pigs and poultry...
Sales of Live Local Chickens About to Be Suspended
HONG KONG - Sales of local fresh chickens will be suspended from Monday, drastically cutting daily supplies, until imports of live poultry from the mainland resume in June. ...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cargill Reports Drop in Earnings
US - US agrifoods giant Cargill has shown net earnings of $319 million in the third quarter of the financial year, down 28 per cent from $445 million in the same quarter a year ago....
Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been given the go-ahead by the European Agriculture Committee....
US Food Prices on Downward Trend
US - Food price inflation has generally been falling over recent decades, according to a new report from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)....
USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat, reports grain analyst Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
CME: Meat, Poultry Prices Continue to Rise Faster Than General Inflation Rate
US - US consumer level meat and poultry demand has performed well so far in 2014, report Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Overcoming Information Gaps in Africa’s Livestock Sector Essential
AFRICA - As countries in Africa continue to grow at a fast pace, the consumption of animal protein is projected to climb rapidly. ...
Broilers for Astral, Tight Focus for Pioneer
SOUTH AFRICA - Seeking a dignified exit from the intensely constrained poultry processing sector, Pioneer Foods subsidiary Quantum Foods will supply up to 550,000 broilers a week to County Fair, a division of listed poultry producer Astral Foods, as Quantum...
Groups Against Changes Made to Workers Representation Rules
US - Poultry organisations in the US have hit out at new rules being put forward by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to change the procedures for employees in the industry can decide on union representation....
 
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