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06 May 2015
Rising Bird Flu Cases in US Do Not Change Price Outlook
US - The bird flu situation continues to get worse, with more cases announced daily in Iowa and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer...
Political Situation Closely Watched by US Hog Farmers
US - The pork industry will be closely observing three political situations during the rest of 2015, which are all critical...
05 May 2015
Alimentaria FoodTech Reinforcing International Position
SPAIN - The Barcelona Food Technology exhibition or Alimentaria FoodTech show in Barcelona last week attracted 38,000 professional...
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security....
Maple Leaf Turns from Quarterly Loss to Profit
CANADA - Meat and agribusiness firm, Maple Leaf Foods, reports a positive results for its operating earning in the first...
Smithfield See Sales Rise Income Slip
US - US based integrated pig meat processing giant Smithfield Foods, part of the Chinese WH Group, saw sales for the first...
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain,...
Meat Labelling - What Does it All Really Mean?
US - Overwhelmed, confused and unsure are just a few words to describe how many consumers feel when purchasing foods, particularly...
Volatility Takes Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability...
Strong Start to 2015 Reported by Pilgrim's Pride
US - Poultry meat processor, Pilgrim's Pride, has reported operating income of $328 million with a margin of 16 per cent...
Supply Chain Benefits from Beef and Lamb Export Work
UK - An extensive beef and lamb export programme will continue to help deliver benefits to the entire supply chain, according...
€100 million Financing for Vion Food
NETHERLANDS - Vion Food has agreed new financing for a total of €100 million with a financing syndicate consisting of ABN...
Dairy Industry Making Considerable Energy Savings
UK – The British dairy industry has made significant progress in reducing energy consumption in dairy production through...
04 May 2015
Chinese Pig Numbers Falling
CHINA - Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for February 2015, the adjusted information from the Chinese...
01 May 2015
European Commission to End Pig Meat Private Storage
EU - EU countries have backed a European Commission move to close Private Storage Aid for pig meat....
Northern Ireland Minister Visits China to Further Pork Relationship
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Following a successful visit by Chinese inspectors to the UK, a Northern Ireland government minister...
Fall in Chinese Sheep Meat Imports
CHINA - Chinese imports of sheep meat have fallen in the first quarter of 2015, as demand slows after years of surging imports....
Investment Planned in Hawaiian Egg Sector
HAWAII, US - Egg companies, Hidden Villa Ranch and Rose Acres Farms, are to develop a new egg farm in central Oahu - the...
Uruguay Meat Exports Up
URUGUAY - Uruguay exported meat, offal, meat products and by-products worth $550 million in the year up to 18 April, eight...
Scotch Beef and Lamb Promoted in Asia
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch beef and lamb will be promoted in Asia at a trade show in Hong Kong this month....
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