Pressure in Thai broiler industry
Unlike 2010 and 2011, the Thai broiler industry is encountering pressure from a significant reduction in prices for products across the board as well as higher production costs derived from escalating world prices for main feed ingredients, i.e. soybean meal and corn. A decline in prices for live broiler and chicken meat in 2012 is attributed to a supply glut derived from increasing broiler production. Broiler production in 2013 is forecast to drop 6%, in contrast to a high growth of 15% in 2012.
Antibiotic-resistant pathogens in antibiotic-free pigs
USA, Raleigh Researchers from North Carolina State University have found identical strains of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter Coli (C. coli) in both antibiotic-free (ABF) and conventionally raised pigs. This finding may indicate that these antibiotic-resistant pathogens can persist and thrive in the environment, regardless of antimicrobial usage by pork producers.
Three shops selling pork materials sealed off
KUWAIT Three commercial shops selling foodstuffs containing pork materials and lard have been sealed off by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait, according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
BPI files suit against ABC
USA, Dakota Dunes fleischwirtschaft.com – Dakota Dunes, USA. BPI Technology, Inc., Beef Products, Inc., and Freezing Machines, Inc. (collectively, “BPI”) filed a suit against the American Broadcast Companies, Inc. (ABC), ABC News, Inc., three ABC News reporters, and others for knowingly and intentionally publishing false and disparaging statements regarding BPI and the lean finely textured beef (LFTB) it makes.
Increasing poultry productivity in Nepal
NEPAL, Kathmandu International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is helping small poultry farmers in Nepal make their businesses more productive through better farm management practices that increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve poultry quality, helping boost sustainable agribusiness in the Himalayan country.
DNA sampling of pork in Ireland
IRELAND, Dublin The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has announced that sample testing as part of the ‘DNA certified’ Programme for pigmeat has begun, which will expose misleading labelling and provide an assurance for producers and consumers on the origin of pigmeat.
Risk management with livestock insurance
KENYA, Nairobi Kenya’s minister of state for development of northern Kenya and other arid lands, Mohamed Elmi, has praised a livestock insurance project implemented in Kenya by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners for its role in improving the productivity of the country’s drought-prone arid and semi-arid lands.
Worldwide pork shortage predicted
UNITED KINGDOM, Stoneleigh Park The world’s pig farmers are warning of a shortage of bacon and pork next year because pig-feed has become unaffordable following disastrous growing and harvesting weather. Governments are becoming increasingly concerned, according to the National Pig Association.
GS1 US and GS1 Germany complete joint venture
USA, Lawrenceville, N J., and GERMANY, Cologne. GS1 US and GS1 Germany, the two largest member organisations of the GS1 System, have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture combining their 1SYNC and SA2 Worldsync subsidiaries, respectively, into a new combined organisation named 1WorldSync, Inc.
Russian turkey firm unveils expansion plans
RUSSIA, Rostov on Don Russian turkey producer Eurodon is eyeing global expansion, with a plan to develop a new genetic and breeding centre and join a US trade organisation.