Poultry

Chicken leg duty could damage US-Mexico trade, says report

Chicken leg duty could damage US-Mexico trade, says report

By Carina Perkins

A Mexican duty on US chicken leg quarter imports would damage the US poultry industry and leave many Mexican consumers unable to afford to eat poultry, according to a new report by Dermot Hayes PhD, professor of Economics and Finance at Iowa State University.

Positive outlook for poultry markets

Positive outlook for poultry markets

By Melodie Michel

The global poultry sector is expected to benefit from positive market conditions and strong prices in the second quarter of 2012, a Rabobank report has revealed.

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

By Melodie Michel

Brazil and Argentina will face increased competition on the international poultry market now that the EU has announced it would lift its bird flu-related ban on raw chicken from Thailand on 1 July 2012, a report has said.

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

By Carina Perkins

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks at the issues

Customs Union adopts harmonised meat policy

Customs Union adopts harmonised meat policy

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Countries of the Customs Union – Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus – have decided to create and follow a single policy on meat issues, meaning that import restrictions imposed by any of them on a third country will automatically be extended to the rest of...

China and Bhutan deal with fresh bird flu outbreaks

China and Bhutan deal with fresh bird flu outbreaks

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai; Tenzing Lamsang, in Thimphu, Bhutan

The Chinese government is fighting to contain a fresh outbreak of avian flu virus H5N1 in central China farms, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Tyson reports increased profits

Tyson reports increased profits

By Melodie Michel

US meat processor Tyson Foods has registered a 3.7% rise in sales in the second quarter of 2012, despite “extremely challenging market conditions” in the beef segment.

Report shows impact of intensive livestock farming in Canada

Report shows impact of intensive livestock farming in Canada

By Melodie Michel

Canadian factory farming has had a tremendous impact on human health, the environment, animal welfare and rural communities, according to a report commissioned by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPCA).

USDA enhances residue controls and prevention

USDA enhances residue controls and prevention

By Melodie Michel

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new measures to prevent illegal residues in meat products, including the creation of a compliance guide, and increased testing for violators.

TPP membership crucial to Canadian food sector

TPP membership crucial to Canadian food sector

By Melodie Michel

Demand from Asia could boost the Canadian food industry after years of uncertainty, but officials must ensure the country is not left our of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreements because of protective measures, a report has said.

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