FYI on Poultry
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Wed, 2012-02-15 14:49
A Mississippi State University researcher has uncovered the first molecular evidence linking live poultry markets in China to human H5N1 avian influenza.
Wed, 2012-02-15 14:15
The US Department of Agriculture published on February 6, 2012 a proposed rule that would continue the allowance of synthetic methionine in organic poultry production but at reduced levels from the current allowable levels.
Wed, 2012-02-15 13:54
For US poultry and egg exports, 2011 was a record-breaking year, with significant gains in both quantity and value across the board, according to trade data released last week by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.
Mon, 2012-02-13 05:52
The farm sector is one of the few bright spots in a rough U.S. economy. Vilsack, the popular former governor of Iowa, who has an appreciation of policy and politics, is one of the success stories of the Obama administration.
Tue, 2012-02-07 11:32
Everyone who has ever accomplished anything of note has experienced failure, probably more than once or twice. Failure is always a real possibility when you step out to do something great. Like a lot of people in this country, the crashing economy hit me hard, and about 4 years ago, I lost everything. But, I started over; I made some remarkable discoveries; I did things differently. I learned valuable lessons from my mistakes and recently the company I founded after losing everything landed at #21 on Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States.
Tue, 2012-02-07 07:37
U.S. farmers will plant the most acres in a generation this year, led by the biggest corn crop since World War II, taking advantage of the highest agricultural prices in at least four decades. They will sow corn, soybeans and wheat on 226.9 million acres, the most since 1984, a Bloomberg survey of 36 farmers, bankers and analysts showed. The 2.5 percent gain means an expansion the size of New Jersey, as growers target fields left fallow last year and land freed up from conservation programs.
Sun, 2012-02-05 09:42
Tyson Foods highlighted the damage high cattle prices, and chicken overcapacity, are wreaking on protein groups as it unveiled profit falls at all three major meat divisions – if not by as much as investors had expected. America's top meat processor revealed a slump of 48%, to $156m, in earnings for the last three months of 2011, as an inability to pass on rising feed and livestock costs halved its operating margins.
Tue, 2012-01-31 15:24
A key factor enabling China's transformation ("China Population Balance Tilts Urban," World News, Jan. 18) is the ability of landowning local governments to simply grab land instead of transferring ownership by means of a sales contract. Much of this land is arable and turned into industrial parks, plus housing.
Tue, 2012-01-31 13:46
EU - Salmonella – a bacterium causing salmonellosis in humans – was until 2005 the most common food-borne disease in European Union (EU) with almost 200.000 reported human cases that year. It is estimated that the overall economic burden of human salmonellosis for the EU could be as high as EUR 3 billion a year. Salmonellosis is a zoonosis – disease or infection that can be transmitted directly or indirectly between animals and humans. The bacterium is commonly found in the intestines of healthy birds and mammals. It can spread to humans through contaminated eggs and meat, most often poultry and pig meat. Usual symptoms include fever, diarrohea and abdominal cramps.
Tue, 2012-01-31 13:46
The country exported the equivalent of US$8.85 billion of poultry products in 2011. Chicken exports were higher than 2010 but those of eggs and meat from turkeys, ducks, geese and other birds were lower than the previous year. Revenues from Brazilian poultry exports increased by 19.7 per cent in 2011 compared with 2010, reports Brazil-Arab News Agency. Last year, the country exported the equivalent of US$8.85 billion in poultry products – an all-time high.
Tue, 2012-01-31 13:40
U.S. exporters will continue to see “massive demand” for meat overseas, especially from China, the world’s biggest pork consumer, according to Brett Stuart, the co-founder of farm-industry researcher Global AgriTrends.
Tue, 2012-01-31 13:39
Top trade officials from the United States and European Union said today they were pleased with a final ruling from the WTO, which went against Chinese trade restraints on raw materials. The WTO’s Appellate Body said in Geneva that China needs to bring its restraints on exports of the materials into conformity with international trade agreement. The materials in question are used in the chemical and steel industries.
Tue, 2012-01-31 13:38
- Bill requires egg production to transition to colonies. - Pacelle says deal represents type of problem-solving nation needs. - Ag groups fear bill opens "Pandora's box."
Fri, 2012-01-20 14:23
Researchers studying a potentially deadlier, airborne version of the bird flu virus have voluntarily suspended their studies for 60 days because of concerns it could be used as a devastating form of bioterrorism, according to a letter published in the journals Nature and Science on Friday.
Wed, 2012-01-11 13:51
Rain in Argentina on Tuesday brought some relief to the drought-stricken central part of the country, but concerns remained. The persistent dry spell, blamed on La Niña, has not only worried agricultural producers, but could affect tax revenues, officials say. Two of the crops most affected by the drought, corn and soybeans, are important revenue-makers for the government through taxes, said Carlos Casamiquela, director of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology. If the soybean crops are damaged as much as some forecasts predict and international prices rise, the revenue the government can pull in would be affected, he said.
Wed, 2011-12-21 10:49
Is the Chinese bubble about to burst? For some time now out of the BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - China's growth rate has been not only one of the most rapid, but it has also been dragging the rest of the world economies along behind it - shining as a beacon to the faltering economies in Europe and the US
Wed, 2011-12-14 15:55
In a year of record agricultural earnings in the U.S., Steve Ruh spent a chunk of his income to build what’s become an increasingly common sight at farms across the Midwest -- grain storage bins. The Illinois corn grower started with 250,000 bushels (2 million gallons) of storage capacity in 2009 and added 100,000 this year to avoid wasting precious harvest time in line at grain elevators. He can now hold crops in gluts, hoping to sell at higher prices when grain is scarcer, and is storing half the 400,000-bushel corn crop this season at his farm in Sugar Grove.
Wed, 2011-12-14 07:54
Over the past two years, the Department of Agriculture's monthly forecasts of how much farmers will harvest have been off the mark to a greater degree than any other two consecutive years in the last 15, according to a Journal analysis of government data. This year's early-season forecasts also appear to have been way off.
Tue, 2011-12-13 06:04
For Canada, the cost of either meeting its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, or failing to do so, was too much to bear. On Monday, the country became the first signatory of the landmark climate treaty to back out of the deal, citing the huge potential cost of legally binding commitments.
Wed, 2011-12-07 08:23
While the long-term bull run in agri commodities remains, we expect prices across the agri complex to ease from their record highs, continuing the downward trajectory since mid-2011,says Luke Chandler, Director of Agri Commodity Markets Research. Prices need to stay at these higher levels through 2012 to encourage farmers to continue expanding production and keep pace with demand growth, and to allow global inventories to rebuild.