13 January 2015
US - Looking at the weekly statistcs for the main species, one item stands out—the sharp increase in broiler production and the implications this has for meat prices in 2015, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner.
There was plenty of talk in early 2014 about the potential for higher chicken production given the decline in corn prices (remember corn went as high as $8 per bu. in the fall of 2012 to around $4.5/bu in the fall of 2013).
That production growth failed to…
January 13, 2015 - BR Report -
Production of important crops in Punjab province has increased considerably in the year 2014, said a spokesman of the Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) here on Monday. Last year record 19.7 million tons of wheat production was achieved whereas the production obtained in year 2007-08 was only 15.6 million tons.
Despite the unfavourable weather cotton production was also increased up to 99 lakh bales and was far higher than production of previous year of…
January 13, 2015 - Adnan Falak - Nation -
2014 has been one of the worst years for the agricultural sector in Pakistan. It witnessed floods, inundating swathes of croplands, culminating in a price crash of at least two major crops, and causing the loss of billions to the agricultural sector.
Environmental changes, natural disasters, lack of regulation and predatory profiteering are draining the lifeblood from our agricultural sector. Left unchecked, this situation can undermine our…
13 January 2015 - Poultry Site -
CHINA & US - The Chinese government has announced that it will ban all imports of US poultry and egg products because of recent detections in the US of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard poultry and wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. The US industry says it expected China to take a regional approach, at the most, in line with international trade guidelines.
In a joint announcement posted on official websites in China, the…
January 13, 2015 - Rizwan Bhatti - BR Report -
Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) successfully completed 0.46 million tons urea import to avert shortage in the domestic market. Sources told us on Monday that cumulatively the country has spent $168 million on urea import during the last two months ensuring timely supply in the domestic market to facilitate the farmers. Pakistan is facing some shortage due to gas curtailment to the local urea producing plants.
Last consignment of the…