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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Nutreco Reports Rise in Revenue During First Half of 2014
GLOBAL - Nutreco reports that during the first half of 2014, the company's revenue was €2,460.0 million, up 2.6 per cent compared to the first half of 2013....
Joint Initiative for Global Food Security Introduced
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices’....
CME: Red Meat, Poultry Stocks Below Year Ago Levels
US - On Tuesday (22 July), USDA released the results of its monthly survey of about 800 public and private refrigerated warehouses and the results will likely be viewed as bullish for cattle and, to a lesser extent, for hog futures today, write Steve...
Ceva Returns to Double-digit Growth During First Six Months of 2014
FRANCE - Consolidated first semester sales of Ceva Group reached €366.5m at the end of June representing growth of 18.3 per cent versus last year. ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
BRF Confirms Legal Trading
BRAZIL - BRF (formerly Brasil Foods) denies any wrongdoing in its trading practices following the merger of Sadia and Perdigão....
Council Increases Support for Harper Adams Students
UK - The British Poultry Council’s support for Harper Adams University students is growing this year, with two more companies joining the BPC scholarships scheme and each financial award being increased by £1,000, to £4,500 per year. ...
Decree for Fines for Animal Health, Feed Penalties Released
VIET NAM - The report provides un-official translation of Vietnam Decree 119/2013/ND-CP, dated 9 October 2013, promulgating the Regulation on Administrative Penalty in the Field of Animal Health, Livestock Breeds, and Animal Feeds. The Decree entered...
Kenyan County Farmers in Rush to Meet Chicken, Eggs Demand
KENYA - A survey commissioned by the Kakamega County Government shows the county produces slightly more than 35 million eggs every year, compared to an annual demand of 170 million eggs. ...
US Chicken Consumption on the Rise
US - More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia....
Poultry Units Distraught over Feed Price Hike
INDIA - Due to an unprecedented increase in the cost of poultry feed like maize and soya meal, the poultry industry in the state is heading for a major slump with several farmers incurring huge losses....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Virginia Govenor Happy to Send Chicken to China
US & CHINA - Poultry producers in Virginia are once again anticipating robust returns after product shipments to China resumed on Thursday (17 July) after a seven-year hiatus....
IPPE Selected for 2015 International Buyer Programme
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme. ...
Poultry Genetics Project Receives Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial viability....
Australian Farmers Welcome Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
Federation Inaugurates Poultry Project in Kombo Central
GAMBIA - Saamasang Federation on Thursday (17 July) inaugurated a Poultry Project worth D35, 000 for the people of Kombo Central in West Coast Region at a ceremony held at the Women's Federation Nursery School in Brikama Nema Taba. ...
Japan Retail Egg Prices Up from Last Year
JAPAN - Retail egg prices, once immune to price trends, have this year risen within a range of 10 per cent to 20 per cent compared with last year, weighing on restaurants and households. ...
Egg Council Seeks Moratorium on Loans to Poultry Farmers
INDIA - The National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the Government to grant a one-year moratorium on payment of interest and loans availed by poultry farmers....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Poultry Meat Price the Most Important Factor, Say Consumers
UK - Price is the most important factor for consumers when choosing which meat to buy and eat, with over three-fifths (61 per cent) saying this has the biggest impact on their decision, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC). ...
Farmers Welcome Defra's £400-million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400-million ‘Plan for Public Procurement’, NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government backing British farming....
Friday, July 18, 2014
Chicken Price Dropped after World Cup Run
BRAZIL – Brazilian poultry prices have slipped following the conclusion of the football World Cup....
Tyson Starts Process to Buy Hillshire Brands
US - Tyson Foods has started the process to buy Hillshire Brands....
Copa-Cogeca Urges Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
Netherlands Urges Ghana Not to Ban Chicken Imports
GHANA - The Managing Director of the Ghana Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Nico van Staalduinen has cautioned Ghana not to consider banning the importation of chicken....
Zambia Reports Rise in Egg Prices
ZAMBIA - The wholesale price of eggs has risen by five per cent, with further?increases expected by market players as temperatures continue to fall....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: Roundtable Addresses Using Antibiotics More Responsibly
GLOBAL - This week's news includes a report on a meeting discussing the responsible use of antibiotics, where the participants agreed on the principles of replacing, reducing and refining the use of these drugs for farm animals. They also stressed the...
 
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