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Problems could cost taxpayers $4 million to fix Georgia Poultry Lab

  • 25 Jan, 2019
  • United States

Problems in a biosafety facility built to handle viruses such as avian influenza at the state’s 4-year-old poultry lab in Gainesville may cost taxpayers $4 million to fix. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said that there were design flaws in the facility. Workers in the biosafety lab were pulled from the room last spring, with some complaining of headaches, officials said. “We are not going to put our employees in danger,” Black said Wednesday at a joint he

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Brazilian poultry firm BRF aims to restore Saudi exports in three months

  • 24 Jan, 2019
  • Brazil

SAO PAULO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian poultry processor BRF said on Wednesday it expected to restore chicken exports to Saudi Arabia to previous levels in three months after one of its plants lost its certification to export to the Middle Eastern country. BRF said the suspended plant, known as Lajeado, had been exporting around 6,500 tonnes per month of chicken products to Saudi Arabia before the kingdom sharply reduced the number of authorized Brazilian exporters. BRF estimated a negati

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UP Govt Cow Shelter Policy may further add to poultry feed price rise

  • 23 Jan, 2019
  • India

An additional demand of Maize, Bajra, De-Oiled Rice Bran, De-oiled cakes of  Soybean and Mustard may soon be seen in the animal feed industry as part of UP govt cow shelter scheme. UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath’s cabinet had approved the bill to set up cow shelter under urban and rural civic body on 1st January 2019 for the welfare of stray cattle. As per the statistics, there are 97941 villages in Uttar Pradesh, taking into consideration 100 stray cattle in one village there will be appr

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Iran SLAL tenders to buy 200,000 T corn, 200,000 T soymeal

  • 22 Jan, 2019
  • Germany

HAMBURG- Iranian state-owned animal feed importer SLAL has issued international tenders to purchase up to 200,000 tonnes of animal feed corn and 200,000 tonnes of soymeal, European traders said on Tuesday. Offers in the tender must also be submitted on Tuesday, Jan. 22. SLAL is also tendering separately for 200,000 tonnes of feed barley on Tuesday.  Participation in the tenders is expected to be thin because of the impact on banking and trade finance from sanctions on Iran, traders

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Govt mulls allowing import of 500,000 tn duty-free maize this yr

  • 22 Jan, 2019
  • India

Monday, Jan 21 –Source: Govt may allow actual users to import duty-free maize FY19 –Govt may allow import of 500,000 tn duty-free maize this yr –Duty-free maize import may be routed via state agencies By Stuti Chawla NEW DELHI – After a gap of more than two years, India may be back in the market for import of maize to ease the supply crunch for starch and poultry industries. The government is considering a proposal to allow import of up to 500,000 tn duty-fr

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Recalls of ‘potentially lethal’ US meat and poultry nearly double since 2013

  • 20 Jan, 2019
  • United States

The number of meat and poultry products recalled in the US for potentially life-threatening health hazards has nearly doubled since 2013, according to a report by a consumer watchdog group. The US Department of Agriculture logged 97 meat recalls for serious health hazards in 2018, ranging from 12 million pounds of raw beef that made close to 250 people ill with salmonella to the withdrawal of 174,000 pounds of chicken wraps for possible contamination with listeria.

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State plans to boost egg production through women’s SHGs

  • 20 Jan, 2019
  • India

NAGPUR: State’s rural development department (RDD) is planning to boost egg production in state by replicating Amul dairy products model. The department sees a gap in demand and supply of eggs, which it feels could be bridged by boosting poultry farming in the state.  According to estimates with the department, as against a demand of 3 crore eggs per day, the production was only 75 lakh in Maharashtra. Close to 60,000 women self help groups (SHGs) are es

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CBOT corn, soybeans extend rally

  • 20 Jan, 2019
  • United States

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn and soybean futures rose for the third consecutive session as adverse weather in Brazil and China trade optimism continued to support the markets. On Friday, CBOT March soybeans were up 9 cents, or 0.99 percent to settle at 9.1675 dollars per bushel. March corn was up 1.75 cents, or 0.46 percent to settle at 3.8175 dollars per bushel. March wheat was unchanged at 5.1775 dollars per bushel. Hot and dry weather conditions will continue to impact many parts

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Prospects of a good crop to put pressure on prices of mustard seed

  • 19 Jan, 2019
  • India

If the weather is favourable during the next 1-2 months, average yield will be more than last year; accordingly, mustard-seed output in the 2018-19 season would be highest in last four years. Output in the 2017-18 season is estimated at 71 lakh tonnes. With rabi sowing almost complete, markets are awaiting final sowing figures from the farm department. By last week, 2018-19 sowing was reported 92% complete and the sown area was reported as 4.7% lower than last year. The area under puls

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SA poultry body fights for the wellbeing of an entire value chain

  • 19 Jan, 2019
  • South Africa

Good rains in many parts of the country have lifted the agricultural outlook for 2019 somewhat. However, a healthy farming sector depends on much more than favourable production conditions. Far from the fields and the farms, the outcome of the SA Poultry Association’s (Sapa's) application for higher import tariffs on chicken portions currently being reviewed by International Trade Administration Commission (Itac), will have a major effect on the local agricultural sector as a whole,

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