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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Factory Farming Debaters to Look Chicken in the Eye
NEW ZEALAND - MPs participating in a panel discussion about factory farming will come face-to-face with a real live hen, rescued from the claws of the intensive farming industry. Hettie the Hen will demonstrate to the MPs what little space is afforded...
Indian Poultry Sector Plans to Cut Output to Arrest Price Fall
INDIA - The Indian poultry industry is mulling over cutting production by at least a fourth to match the sharp fall in demand for chicken during the festive season. The move comes at a time when demand for chicken has already taken a hit following reports...
Manager of Société Cidape Retires
FRANCE - Christophe Vinchon, owner and manager of Société Cidape, Petersime’s distributor for France and French speaking Africa, will retire on 30 September 2014. After 30 years at the head of the company, he passes on the torch to his daughter Alice...
Agency Warns Poultry Farmers to Keep Environment Clean
NIGERIA - The National Environmental Standards Regulation and Enforcement Agency (NESREA), on Monday warned poultry farmers in Plateau not to operate in dirty areas to avoid being sanctioned....
H5N6 Bird Flu Reported in Northeast China
CHINA - Northeast China's Heilongjiang province has reported an outbreak of the H5N6 bird flu virus in geese, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). ...
Future Nutrition Research Essential for Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Over five decades, the poultry industry has developed from a backyard operation to the world’s largest animal protein supplier for human consumption. The poultry industry has done a remarkable job in its low carbon footprint and efficiency...
Monday, September 01, 2014
CME Report: Poultry Market on the Rise
US - USDA’s monthly Agricultural Price publication was released on Thursday and we think its output-to-feed price ratios are quite telling regarding today’s profit situation in the livestock and poultry sectors, write Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
Novus Launches Innovative Phytase Enzyme in South Asia
SRI LANKA - Novus International, Inc. has hosted an informational enzyme forum to formally introduce its next generation phytase enzyme, CIBENZA PHYTAVERSE, to the South Asia market in Negomba, Sri Lanka from 27 to 29 August....
Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
New Proposed Maximum Levels of Fumonisins in Maize
GLOBAL - The current report of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (FAO) on contaminants in foods includes a new proposal for maximum levels for fumonisins in maize and maize products, according to Biomin....
US Investment Company Buys into Chinese Chicken Producer
CHINA - Global investment firm KKR is to invest approximately US$400 million for an 18 per cent stake in a leading vertically integrated chicken meat producer in China, Fujian Sunner Development. ...
Register for AFIA Course on Feed Manufacturing
US - Registration is now open for 'AFIA-500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing'. The distance education programme is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Kansas State University, and is ideal for individuals at all levels interested...
Successful First Hatch at New Turkey Hatchery Galli Gallo
ROMANIA - The recent €2-million investment in the new turkey hatchery is unique in South-east Europe. The goal, according to Petersime, is to produce and deliver high-quality poults at a low price per poult, with less or no mortality at the farm....
Irish Company Patents New DNA Testing Technology
IRELAND - Irish genetics company, IdeniGEN, has announced details of a new DNA testing technology which will offer it major advantages in the global marketplace....
Six OSI Employees Arrested in China
CHINA - Meat processor OSI Group has confirm that six of its employees in China at the Shanghai Husi processing plant have now been arrested following detention by authorities....
Friday, August 29, 2014
Fungal Disease Impacts Poultry Feed
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says fusarium head blight has been the biggest factor affecting the quality of this year's winter wheat crop, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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....
 
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