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Pig Industry News: Jamaica

07 July 2014
Pig Industry News from Jamaica New Investment in Jamaican Pig Sector
JAMAICA – Significant money is being chanelled into Caribbean pig and poultry units by some of the world’s largest companies....
02 December 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Pig Farming Group in the Black in Year One
JAMAICA - A group of farmers in St Elizabeth made $1.2 million in sales from its first stock of pigs. The Maggotty and its Environs Development Committee Benevolent Society, which got a kick-start from...
05 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaican Shoppers Urged to Eat Local
JAMAICA – This November, Jamaican shoppers are being urged to try local food as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
22 July 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Caribbean Broilers Store Devoted to Pork
JAMAICA - Caribbean Broilers (CB) has officially launched what's being billed as Jamaica's first dedicated pork retail store....
18 July 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica's Agricultural Sector Must Produce More
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, has said that with Jamaica's vulnerability to natural disasters and dependence on food imports, the agricultural sector must increase its...
08 July 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaican Pig Farmers to Benefit from CPJ-led Export Thrust
JAMAICA - There is a wave of excitement in the Jamaican pig farming industry as Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd, (CPJ) has identified several markets for commercial export of Jamaican pork....
27 June 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica CPJ, Partners Take on Pork Market in the Caribbean
JAMAICA - Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) has already made its first shipment of pork under plans revealed last week to boost its meat exports....
19 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Government to Reduce Food Import Bill
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be pursuing initiatives aimed at enhancing Jamaica’s food security and reducing the country's annual food import bill of US$1 billion. ...
27 March 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Revolving Pig Farming Project Gets Big Boost
JAMAICA - 75 farmers recently received training in sustainable pig management and production, under a partnership of the United Way of Jamaica and the Jamaica Agricultural Society's (JAS) Pig Farming and...
08 March 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Pig Farmers Encouraged to Turn Profits from Pig Waste
JAMAICA - Pig farmers are being encouraged to engage in the sustainable management of waste from their farms as a means of reducing their production costs and improving their profit margins. ...
25 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaican Pork Profits Dip Again
JAMAICA - Many of the country's pig farmers are virtually wasting their time rearing the porkers as profit margins continue to dip, according to current research on the local swine industry. ...
11 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Jamaica REDI Gives Booster Shot to Pig Industry
JAMAICA - Strategies to improve Jamaica’s food security, and in particular that of the pig/pork industry got a significant boost with the Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) concentrating efforts...
01 November 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Initial Assistance of $200 Million for Farmers Hit by Hurricane Sandy
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be providing initial assistance of $200 million to assist farmers, who were severely affected during the passage of Hurricane Sandy last week, in...
30 October 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Hurricane Sandy Could Cost Jamaica $1 Billion
JAMAICA - Around 11,000 farmers are thought to have been affected by Hurricane Sandy as it swept through Jamaica last week....
16 October 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Buying Local Food Supports Farmers
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is increasing its appeal for Jamaicans to support the country’s farmers through the consumption of more local produce. ...
04 October 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Draft Swine Sector Review Completed
JAMAICA - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has completed work on a draft Swine Sector Review for Jamaica's pig industry....
13 July 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Tax on Imported Food Will Benefit Farmers
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the government’s new tax package targeting imported food items will benefit the Jamaican farmer and the local agricultural sector....
11 June 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica's Pig Farmers Hopeful After Feed Tax Roll-back
JAMAICA - The organisation representing the country's pig farmers is optimistic that the recently revised tax measures will boost the sector, which two weeks ago had complained bitterly about the Government's...
29 May 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaican Pig Farmers See Tough Times Ahead
JAMAICA - The US$2.3 million state-of-the-art Sweet River Abattoir project in Westmoreland could be dead before it gets off the ground as a result of the 16.5 per cent general consumption tax (GCT) added...
23 May 2012
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Conducts Pig Industry Census
JAMAICA - The data collection field staff of the Agricultural Marketing Information Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, in collaboration with Trevor Hamilton & Associates (THA) Limited,...
10 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Jamaica FAO Helps Jamaica Beef Up Pork Production
JAMAICA - With financial help from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, the Jamaica Pig Farmers' Association (JPFA) has been laying the groundwork to grow the pig population...
07 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Pig Study Aiming to Gauge Pork Possibilities
JAMAICA - The Jamaican pig industry is set to benefit from a US$93,000 ($8.4 million) value chain analysis of the industry, which will be carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the...
05 September 2011
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Pork Producers Urged to Upgrade Packaging
JAMAICA - Sing Chin, managing director of the Progressive Grocers of Jamaica consortium, said stores in the chain of 28 that earned the lowest margins were hit by two factors: high electricity bills and...
22 August 2011
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Ag Minister to Push for Expansion of Pig Industry
JAMAICA - Agriculture Minister Robert Montague says he will be looking at expanding the local pig industry as part of his plans to develop the agricultural sector....
06 April 2011
Pig Industry News from Jamaica CBG Spends $400 Million to Get More Pork Eaters
JAMAICA - Large agro-producer Caribbean Broilers Group (CBG) has invested over $400 million to get more Jamaicans eating pork despite anti-pork preferences of many Jamaican consumers. ...
29 September 2010
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Improved Deal for Jamaican Pig Farmers
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is hopeful that a new concessionary loan programme for pig farmers will over time help to reverse a projected "slight dip" in pork production...
05 November 2007
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Agriculture Ministry Seeking to Identify Alternative Feeds
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that he is in discussion with the Bodles Agricultural Research Station among other entities, to identify alternative feed for the livestock...
14 August 2007
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Bans Importation Of Meat From The UK
JAMAICA - Jamaica has placed a ban on the importation of all meat and dairy products from the United Kingdom in the wake of the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease. ...
16 May 2007
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Rush on for agri loans
JAMAICA - There has been a rush of applications for loans from the Development Bank of Jamaica for the development of agricultural projects under the Government's special loan facility initiated to boost...
28 September 2006
Pig Industry News from Jamaica Jamaican farmers could pay more for farm feeds
JAMAICA - Farmers could be asked to pay higher prices for animal feed as the price of corn, which is the main ingredient used to manufacture the product, spirals out of control in the United States....
 
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