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26 June 2017
Spot Bacon Remains in Extremely Short Supply
UK - The SPP continues to improve, rising by .21p to 161.91p; some weekly contribution prices stood on, with others up by a penny in places, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for...
23 June 2017
Food Production in Sri Lanka Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday...
22 June 2017
FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this...
21 June 2017
Wheat Co-products Vary in Protein Digestibility When Fed to Livestock
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed...
19 June 2017
Slightly Negative Note: Cull Sow Prices Ease by a Penny
UK - Another positive day for sellers and prices firmer than the current Government is looking at present, with the SPP rising by 0.85p to stand at 161.70p compared with 119.43p twelve months ago, Peter...
American Farm Bureau Urges Exercising Caution Against Cuba
US - American farmers are likely to soon have a new market for agricultural products, owing to the White House’s decision to begin normalising relationships with Cuba....
Drop in Soybean Prices Disappoints Zambian Farmers
ZAMBIA - Farmers have cried foul on the drastic fall of the prices of soybeans by more than 100 per cent during this year’s maize marketing season....
16 June 2017
US Supply Gap Widens Due to Surging Demand for Organic Produce
US - Produce processors and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient supplies of organic produce, as domestic demand continues to rise at a pace that exceeds production, according...
14 June 2017
Global Food Import Bill on the Rise Despite Stable Markets
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are well-balanced, buoyed by ample supplies of wheat and maize and rebounding production of oilseed products. ...
05 June 2017
Investment in Feed Supply Chain to Enhance Competitiveness
NIGERIA - Livestock Feeds Plc, a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc, has announced that it is currently investing in its supply chain operation to drive further growth, and enable it deliver better value...
29 May 2017
Traffic Lights: What Short Week?
UK - Pig prices are continuing on their upward track, with the SPP putting on a further .76p to stand at 159.21p and spot buyers were as keen as ever for a dwindling supply of spare pigs in the system,...
Farmers Urged to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive...
24 May 2017
AHDB Recommends Downloading the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
15 May 2017
Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
09 May 2017
Improved Canola Varieties, Processing Techniques Boost Value of Canola Meal in Swine Rations
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests improved canola varieties and modern processing techniques have made canola meal a much more viable source of protein for nursery pig rations,...
FAO Food Price Index Dips Again in April
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices fell in April amid expectations of ongoing robust supplies of many key staples....
08 May 2017
GB Pig Feed Production Down in Q1/2017
UK - GB pig compound feed production for the first quarter of 2017, was 4 per cent lower than the same period in 2016 at 442,000 tonnes, according to latest data published by Defra, writes Millie Askew,...
26 April 2017
Call for Patience in Assessing Survival of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada is calling for patience as winter cereal growers assess the viability of crops that were planted last fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 April 2017
Higher Canola Meal Inclusion Offers to Reduce Costs of Lactating Sow Diets
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba suggests pork producers can reduce feed costs by including canola meal at higher levels in the diets of lactating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 April 2017
Pig Prices Continue Upward Track
UK - Prices continue their upward track, with the SPP putting on another 1.11p to stand at 155.58p, and reports of spot pigs being traded as high as 165p in some parts of the country are continuing to...
Scientists Prepared to Scale Up Processing Straw for Feed to Commercial Levels
CANADA - The Plant Manager with the Canadian Feed Research Centre is confident the method developed for processing straw for use as a feed supplement for gestating sows can be scaled up to commercial levels...
21 April 2017
Eastern Manitoba Fall Seeded Cereals Hardest Hit by Winter Kill
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada reports winter survival of the fall seeded cereal crops is variable with crops in eastern Manitoba hit the hardest, Bruce Cochrane writes....
19 April 2017
Feed Research Centre Develops Feed Processing Method for Straw
CANADA - The Canadian Feed Research Centre has developed an experimental puck shaped straw fibre based feed supplement for gestating sows housed in groups, writes Bruce Cochrane....
12 April 2017
SPC Can Replace Animal Proteins in Weanling Pig Diets
US - Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance....
Cherkizovo Announces Forthcoming Acquisition of NAPKO
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, announced its decision to acquire NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers....
11 April 2017
Pig Prices Continue Recent Upward Surge
UK - Pig prices have continued their recent surge with the SPP up by 1.43p to 153.13p, weekly contribution prices are also tending to improve and spot pigs remain in very short supply and it is quite...
15 March 2017
Commodity Classic Highlights Value of Red Meat Exports
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity...
13 March 2017
Ongoing Rise in Pig Prices Due to Lack of Supply
UK - The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen €3 Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7 per cent to trade on Friday worth 87.41p, cull sows are +3p/kg and spot prices are...
27 February 2017
USDA Invests $4.8 million in Agricultural Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programmes at non-land-grant...
 
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