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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Poultry Farmers Lament High Feed Prices
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Hadejia, Jigawa, have lamented the high prices of chicken feeds in the area. They also called on the state government to establish a feeds mill to encourage processing and poultry production in the state....
H5N1 Bird Flu Affects Chickens, Geese in N Korean Village
NORTH KOREA - The North Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathigenic H5N1 bird flu in Hwanghae-Bukto....
Aid for Pig, Poultry Welfare Totals BGN 20M Under Each Scheme
BULGARIA - Tatyana Angelova, Deputy Executive Director of the State Aid directorate and the SAPARD programme at the State Fund Agriculture (SFA), announced that the first tranche of financial aid for welfare of pigs and poultry has amounted to BGN 20...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Australian Supermarkets Demand RSPCA Standards for Chickens
AUSTRALIA - Chicken growers across the country are having to make changes to their operations following the decision by the major supermarkets to only stock RSPCA accredited birds....
Poultry Producers Poised for Rebound
SOUTH AFRICA - The poultry sector could slowly start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year, making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers....
Live Chickens Return to HK Markets; High Prices Set to Linger
HONG KONG - Poultry will remain expensive until early next month - even as sales of local live chickens resumed yesterday (Monday, 21 April)....
Novartis Animal Health to be Acquired by Lilly
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco....
Monday, April 21, 2014
CME: Dip in Weekly Broiler Slaughter During January to March
US - There was plenty of anticipation last fall (among retailers and foodservice operators) that the decline in grain prices and increases in the broiler hatchery flock would translate into significant increases in broiler production... and lower prices,...
Meat, Poultry Groups Support Administration’s Stance on TPP Negotiations
US - Five meat and poultry organizations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations....
China to Remain Self-sufficient in Food Production
CHINA - Despite an expected increase in the country's food imports, China will maintain self-sufficiency in its main food crops, including wheat and rice, in the coming decade, said an agricultural report released on Sunday....
Row About Chicken Imports Rages on
SOUTH AFRICA - Consumers could face further increases in chicken prices in the next two months, which is when the government is expected to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions from certain European countries....
Japan Culls Poultry in Effort to Prevent Spread of H5N8 Bird Flu
JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported that no further outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza have taken place....
More Aggression in Imposition of Fines on Poultry Farms Urged
MALAYSIA - In a bid to tap into the European poultry market, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has urged veterinary service departments to be more aggressive in imposing fines on poultry farm owners that disregard...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: Raising the Bar for Poultry Welfare
GLOBAL - With the news of a call to raise standards still further in the European Union, poultry welfare is focus of this week's news round-up, writes Jackie Linden. Cage-free egg production and better broiler welfare are on the agenda in the EU and Australia,...
Poultry Sector Must Develop, Says Trinidad Minister
TRINIDAD - The local poultry industry needs to be made more competitive so as to increase its market share, Minister of Trade, Industry and Communications Vasant Bharath said on Tuesday....
Quarterly Sales of Poultry Meat Rise for MHP
UKRAINE - Agri-food company, MHP reports higher poultry meat and sunflower oil production by 30 and 37 per cent, respectively, in the first quarter of 2014 than in the same period last year while sales of processed meats to third parties were down by...
Two Outbreaks of High-path Avian Flu in North Korea
NORTH KOREA - Two outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been reported in the P'yongyang region....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
British Poultry Farmers Warned to Maintain Vigilance Against Bird Flu
UK – Rigid protocols to safeguard against avian influenza are necessary and also reduce other devastating diseases from the livestock sector, UK agriculture has been told....
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. ...
Challenging Year Ahead for Mexican Agriculture
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank entitled 'Mexico Agribusiness Outlook 2014: A positive year but full of challenges'. ...
Promise Project Aims to Improve EU Food Safety
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Application Made to Turn Poultry Processing Waste into Feed Ingredient
DELAWARE, US - Permission is being sought for a plant to extract proteins from poultry or meat plant wastewater skimmings for use in animal feeds....
New Sales, Marketing Director for Potter’s Poultry
UK - Antony Taylor has been appointed Sales and Marketing Director of Potter’s Poultry Ltd. ...
Poultry Worker Filmed Abusing Chick
CANADA - An animal rights group claims a "culture of cruelty" exists at Horizon Poultry in Hanover....
 
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