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25 May 2016
New Central American Plan to Eradicate Low-Path H5N2 Bird Flu
CENTRAL AMERICA - Central American agriculture ministers and poultry organisations met in San Salvador at the headquarters for the International Regional Organisation for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) last week and developed a plan to eradicate low pathogenic...
23 May 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
CME: Turkey Hatchery Output on the Rise
US - The USDA-NASS released data earlier last week showing turkey hatchery output is on the upswing, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 May 2016
Venezuelan Poultry Farming in Critical Situation
ANALYSIS - Reports on the dire situation for food and farming in Venezuela just keep on coming, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, Editor of ThePoultrySite's Spanish sister site, ElSitioAvícola....
'Free Range' Egg Producer Misled Australian Consumers
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Federal Court has found that egg company Snowdale Holdings gave a misleading impression that its eggs were 'free range' in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law, in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and...
16 May 2016
French Ag Minister Meets Farmers Affected by Bird Flu
FRANCE - French agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll was out on Friday visiting waterfowl farms affected by bird flu in the Gers and Landes departments....
13 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply
UK - A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday said that egg producers would have to manage the transition in demand to free-range very carefully to avoid oversupply....
EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday....
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday....
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage....
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed....
12 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers
UK - At a debate on Brexit at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Wednesday, farmers got fired up over what an exit from the EU would mean for pig and poultry farmers in the UK....
11 May 2016
Opportunities for Poultry Meat Consumption Growth Highlighted at Pig & Poultry Fair
UK – A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday emphasised that poultry meat can help meet consumers’ desires for a healthy, convenient diet, offering optimistic long-term prospects for an industry seeing retail price deflation....
US Challenging China Over Failure to Remove Tariffs on Broiler Meat
US - US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said that the US is mounting a challenge to China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because of the Chinese Government’s failure to bring its duties on imports of US chicken broiler products into compliance...
06 May 2016
US Turkey Industry Welcomes Bill on Pilot Programme for Legal Workers
US - The US' National Turkey Federation has welcomed the action of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to introduce a bill on foreign-born workers in the US, and said it is essential for the turkey industry to allow legal hiring of such workers....
29 April 2016
More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
28 April 2016
Turkish Poultry Producers Held Back by High Feed Costs
TURKEY - Turkey's poultry exports reached over $450 million despite avian influenza outbreaks and turmoil in the region, making it the world's ninth largest poultry producer, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign...
27 April 2016
Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
26 April 2016
South Africa's New Chicken Brining Rules Published
SOUTH AFRICA - Long-awaited regulations on poultry meat brining have been published in South Africa, which limit the amounts of flavoured water that can be injected into meat....
20 April 2016
Mexico's Ban on Arkansas Poultry Products Lifted
US - Mexico has lifted its ban on poultry from the US state of Arkansas, which was imposed during the spring 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks....
19 April 2016
NFU Favours Remain Vote for Farming in Brexit Debate
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that the interests of farmers would be best served by remaining in the EU after the referendum in June, based on current evidence....
18 April 2016
EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 senior European agri-food executives representing key sectors in the EU trade...
Nominees Sought for American Egg Board
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the American Egg Board for the 2017-18 term....
14 April 2016
New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
11 April 2016
IEC Warsaw 2016: Sustainability Gains Ground in Poultry Industry
POLAND – The International Egg Commission (IEC) hosted the 2016 Business Conference in Warsaw from 3rd to 5th April. Egg industry players from all over the world discussed hot industry topics, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, editor at ThePoultrySite/ElSitioAvícola....
 
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