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16 November 2017
Chicken Being Distributed to Parwan Women
AFGHANISTAN - Chickens and breeding equipment worth 35 million afghanis are being distributed to more than 2,200 women in central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday....
15 November 2017
USPOULTRY, Foundation Approve $355,000 in New Research Grants
US - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $355,000 for seven new research grants at five institutions....
14 November 2017
Italy Faces Potential Egg Shortage Ahead of Christmas
ITALY - Italy is facing a monthly shortage of over 100 million eggs at a time when there is a strong growth in demand, particularly for the preparation of typical Christmas confectionery, Italian farmers association Coldiretti has said....
13 November 2017
Tanzania, Kenya in Diplomatic Spat Over Cows, Chickens
TANZANIA & KENYA - A diplomatic spat over cows and chickens has worsened already frosty ties between Kenya and Tanzania, with Nairobi lodging a formal protest against its neighbor, the foreign minister said Wednesday....
09 November 2017
Cautious Optimism for Next Three Years in Grains, Ethanol Market
US - Rising incomes worldwide will underpin global demand and create opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol, according to a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division. ...
Jigawa Govt Begins Registration of Poultry Farms
NIGERIA - The Jigawa Government on Wednesday said it had commenced registration of poultry farms operating in the state....
Women Urged to Make First Lady's Chicken Project a Success
ZIMBABWE - Zanu-PF Women’s League members in Matabeleland North have been challenged to make First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe’s chicken project a success. ...
07 November 2017
Chicken Industry Concludes New Federal Provincial Agreement, Welcomes Alberta Back into the Flock
CANADA - The final step in concluding a new Federal Provincial Agreement for Chicken (FPA) was taken earlier this week. On 31 October, Farm Products Council of Canada determined that Governor-in-Council approval is not required for the new FPA....
03 November 2017
Cracks Found in SA's Egg Market
SOUTH AFRICA - The chronic egg shortage shows no sign of easing any time soon, with 23 egg farms affected by the bird flu taking a potential 3.7m eggs a day out of circulation. And there’s a sense things are likely to get worse before they get better....
01 November 2017
Made in Malawi Incubators Boost Poultry Industry
MALAWI - Lilongwe-based company Incubators Malawi says it aims at achieving a more developed way of poultry farming....
HK Lifts Import Ban on Korean Chickens
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean poultry farms will be able to export chickens to Hong Kong, one year after sales were banned due to a widespread outbreak of avian influenza (AI), the agriculture ministry said Tuesday....
30 October 2017
Young Jamaican Poultry Farmer Selected for World Bank Discussion
JAMAICA - One of the island's youngest female poultry farmers and Jamaica Broilers Group's (JBG) champion farmer Shelly-Ann Dinnall was specially selected by the World Bank to participate in a live panel discussion in Washington DC on the future of agriculture....
27 October 2017
Agri Chief Discourages Importation of Chicken
PHILIPPINES - As the Philippine poultry sector recovers from the bird flu outbreak, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol sees no urgent need to import chicken for the Christmas season....
25 October 2017
NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
23 October 2017
Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor maintaining the agreement time to make their point,...
20 October 2017
Almost 2/3 of Western Cape's Egg Layers Culled, Govt Reports
SOUTH AFRICA - Close to two thirds of the Western Cape egg-laying hens have been culled as cases of bird flu continue to increase, the Western Cape's Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde said on Friday....
19 October 2017
FSA Survey Reveals Reduction of Campylobacter in Retail Chickens
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday published the last set of results from its survey of campylobacter contamination in fresh UK-produced supermarket chickens....
Call for Govt Permission to Import Hatching Eggs
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s avian influenza-ravaged poultry can be revived if Government allows more suppliers to import hatching eggs, players in the sector have said....
Economic Community in US Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 October 2017
NCC Praises USDA’s Withdrawal of Controversial GIPSA Rules
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced the withdrawal of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences....
16 October 2017
Des Moines Animal Control Wants to Limit Backyard Chickens
US - Des Moines animal control says it's time to cut back on the number of chickens allowed in the city limits....
13 October 2017
Nkayi Women Receive Training in Poultry Rearing
ZIMBABWE - About 200 women in Nkayi, Matabeleland North Province were yesterday trained on how to rear broiler chickens, as part of the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe’s nationwide poultry training programme that is meant to empower zanu-pf Women’s League...
11 October 2017
Poultry Producers Import Hatching Eggs from Europe
ZIMBABWE - Poultry producers could be forced to import hatching eggs from Europe on the back of local and regional shortages that were triggered by the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu....
Poultry Industry on the Rise as Investors Spot Potential
RWANDA - A year ago, Jean Baptiste Musabyimana relocated from France – where he was a financial auditor in a big firm–and returned to Rwanda. Shortly after his arrival, he started a Rwf1.5 billion chicken farm in Bugesera District....
09 October 2017
Egg Farmers Unite to Form Association
TAIWAN - An egg farmers’ association was founded on Saturday (7 October) in Changhua County’s Erlin Township to improve the self-regulation of egg production following several tainted-egg scares this year....
 
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