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Friday, August 29, 2014
Simpler Test Detects Avian Reticuloendotheliosis, Marek's Disease
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found a way to make it easier to detect two serious poultry diseases by modifying an already available test....
Video Series Looks at Environmental Stewardship on Poultry Farms
US - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms....
Meat Production Subsidies Should be Extended until 2018
RUSSIA - Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolay Fyodorov proposed to extend subsidies for the production of poultry meat and pork until 2018 at a meeting on AIC issues in Kursk Region....
Main Institutions of Brazilian Animal Protein Chain Support FIPPPA
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ) and the main Brazilian entities, universities and medias, trust in the quality and support a new event on animal protein production in Latin America next year....
Commission Announces 2015 Meat Poultry Whey TRQs
RUSSIA - On 20 August 2014, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision 131, "On the List of Goods, which are Subject to Tariff-Rate Quotas in 2015, and the Volume of Tariff-Rate Quotas for Imports of these Goods into the Member States of...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Weekly Overview: Focus on the BRICS
GLOBAL - The BRIC countries - a group of markets that comprises Brazil, Russia, India and China - have figured highly in the news in the last week or so. Following its ban on food imports from some countries, Russia has been meeting with potential new...
Find out More about Sustainable Poultry Production
EUROPE - Organisers of the upcoming Poultry Science Symposium examining the sustainability of the European poultry sector, the UK Branch of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), say there is still time to register for the meeting, which takes...
Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
Conflict Will Not Make Ukraine Hungry
UKRAINE – Ukraine will not be allowed to go without food, agriculture minister Igor Shvaika has declared on live television....
Germany is Likely Source of Recent Salmonella Outbreaks in Europe
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have looked into where Salmonella Enteritidis may have originated from in recent cases found in Europe and Germany seems like a likely suspect. ...
Chicken Consumption Increasing in India
INDIA - India is now one of the fastest growing markets for chicken in the world. The appetite for chicken there is growing at around 12 per cent a year, according to India's National Sample Survey Office, which is faster than any other type of meat....
Police Arrest 38 over Contaminated Chicken Feet
CHINA - Chinese police have arrested 38 people for selling contaminated chicken feet....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Farmers Issue Support Plea after Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
Jan Pauwels Joins Petersime Sales Team
BELGIUM - On 18 August, Jan Pauwels joined Petersime as an Area Sales Manager. Jan (49) will be in charge of Central European countries along with Tamas Kelemen. He will also manage sales in the English speaking North African countries....
Swaziland is Moving Towards Commercial Farming
SWAZILAND - A major effort to revitalise agriculture in Swaziland, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. Agriculture is on its way to become...
Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
Zoetis Receives Full License for First Vaccine for Georgia 08 Type Infectious Bronchitis Virus in Poultry
US - Zoetis Inc. has obtained a full license from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell Poulvac® Bron GA 08, the first commercially available vaccine to reduce disease caused by Georgia 2008 (GA 08) Type infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in...
Further Extension of Tender Offer for Hillshire Brands Shares
US - Tyson Foods has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands to allow more time for anti-trust examination of the deal....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Looking for Corn Consumption Response
US - In the newsletter of 11 August, the prospects for corn consumption to respond to lower prices during the 2014-15 marketing year and the potential for a subsequent price recovery were discussed, writes Darrel Good. ...
Poultry Industry Weighs in on Labour Policy
NEW ZEALAND - The poultry industry says abolishing factory farming would mean a hike in egg and chicken prices for the consumer....
Poultry Producer to Reopen Former Townsends Plant
US - A poultry producer plans to reopen the former Townsends chicken processing plant in Siler City, North Carolina....
Ruling Party Plays No Part in Fixing Poultry Prices
PAKISTAN - Nobody in the ruling party has a role in fixing of the prices of poultry products, said Ch. Muhammad Arshad Jatt, Special Assistant to Chief Minister of the livestock department. ...
Arrests Made Over Poisonous Chicken Feet in China
CHINA - Chinese police have arrested 38 people on suspicion of making or selling contaminated chicken feet in a crackdown involving one of the country's favorite snacks....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Almost 500 Pheasants Killed by H5N6 Bird Flu in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in Lao Cai....
 
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