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22 May 2015
Three New US Bird Flu Outbreaks in Iowa
US - Three more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the US, but no new outbreaks have been reported in Minnesota for several days....
Record Second Quarter Earnings for Hormel Foods
US - Meat product manufacturer Hormel Foods has reported record performance for the fiscal year 2015 second quarter....
Terrena to Buy Controlling Stake in Poultry Producer Doux
FRANCE - Terrena, supported by Sofiprotéol as minority shareholder, has signed an exclusive agreement with D&P Participations, a subsidiary of the Calmels family’s holding company, to buy its 52.5 per cent controlling interest in Doux Group....
International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural...
China-Brazil in Bilateral Trade Deal
BRAZIL - China and Brazil are to step up action on a bilateral trade agreement....
Ghana Government Promises Millions to Revamp Poultry Industry
GHANA - Ghana's government will soon hand over millions of Ghanaian cedi to help revamp the poultry industry....
African Poultry Wrap: Producers Face High Production Costs, Disease Pressure
AFRICA - The cost of poultry meat production in African countries such as Sudan is rising, mainly due to the growing cost of importing raw materials, and producers are also facing disease challenges, as Burkina Faso has reported four new cases of bird...
21 May 2015
Petersime Launches Chinese Language Version of Website
BELGIUM - Petersime is proud to announce that from now on www.petersime.com is also available in Chinese, as part of a continuing effort to expand their reach and support to their international customers....
Four More Confirmed US Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - There have been four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) confirmed in the US, as the epidemic continues....
Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue After Poultry Aquisition
UK - UK meat and food processor Cranswick Foods has seen its revenue rise to more than £1 billion over the last year, as profits were boosted by the aquisition of a cooked poultry producer....
Hong Kong Bans Some Poultry Imports from South Dakota
HONG KONG - Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry meat and products from Moody County in South Dakota, US, after incidents of avian influenza there....
US Proposes Law to Collect Animal Antimicrobial Data
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales ...
Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
South Africa Seeking Solution on Trade with USA
SOUTH AFRICA - In late April, Africa’s second largest economy, South Africa, sought a solution with the United States over renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)....
20 May 2015
New Avian Flu Outbreaks in India
INDIA - There have been two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 serotype in domestic birds in India....
Two More US Avian Flu Outbreaks, Wisconsin Releases Quarantine
US - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) serotype H5N2 have been confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)....
Zimbabwe Poultry Industry Grows in First Quarter of 2015
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe reported in early May that its poultry industry had grown by 22 per cent during the first quarter period of 2015....
Hendrix Genetics, NPM Capital to Join Forces
NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics, a leading multi-species animal genetics company, and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family owned SHV Holdings, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for NPM to become a minority shareholder in Hendrix Genetics....
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Southern African Poultry Producer Astral Sees Profits Rise
SOUTH AFRICA - South African poultry producer Astral Foods Limited announced profit increases in their interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2015 compared to a similar period in 2014....
More Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Taiwan
TAIWAN - There have been several further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in Taiwan, of both the H5N8 and H5N2 serotypes....
OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended stronger farm biosecurity measures to curb the spread of avian influenza worldwide....
19 May 2015
Golden Rod Wins Cobb500 Regional Performance Award
Golden Rod Poultry at Cullman, Alabama, has won the regional performance award for Cobb500 broiler breeders with results described as one of the most improved in the US industry....
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
Minnesota Estimates Avian Flu Losses as Further US Outbreaks Confirmed
US - Five more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the University of Minnesota has estimated economic losses in the state at $310 million....
 
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