Sunday, August 18, 2013


Saturday, August 17, 2013
Global grain and oilseed markets: Corn's crucial inventory question
An 11% spread between high and low crop yield estimates leads to 122% difference in closing US inventories, creating scope for volatility. With inventories set to triple, the trend is down or flat, depending on the harvest outcome.
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US establishes import duties on Asian and Ecuadorian shrimp
  The US Commerce Department has established final duties on shrimp imports from Ecuador and four Asian countries, with the exception of major suppliers, Thailand and Indonesia.
Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus ban Fonterra dairy products
  Following a contamination scare, Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus have banned Fonterra products, which could lead to a significant financial loss for the company.
Russia's Belgorod Oblast region destroys 70,000 pigs to stop ASF
  In a bid to stop the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and protect large pig farms from infection, Russian authorities are conducting an unprecedented cull of 70,000 pigs in the Belgorod Oblast region.
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India fish prices rise 131% amid depleting fish stocks
  Due to rising demand, urbanisation and evolving eating patterns, India's wholesale fish prices have risen by a significant 131% over the past five years.
Philippine Corn Federation assures enough corn supply after typhoon
  Following the damage inflicted by Typhoon Labuyo on corn-producing provinces, corn farmers belonging to the Philippine Corn Federation (PhilCorn) made an assurance that it will not have a significant impact on output in the third quarter of the year.
Vietnamese shrimp exports expected to rise in H2 2013
  As supplies from world leading shrimp producers, including Thailand, have become limited due to epidemics, there are opportunities for Vietnam to boost shrimp exports in the second half of 2013.
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Ukraine to start meat exports to China in 2014
  Exports of Ukraine's meat products to China will begin in 2014, agrarian policy and food minister of Ukraine Mykola Prysiazhniuk announced during the cabinet meeting.
Tyson Foods to build chicken farms in China
  Tyson Foods, Inc. is planning on building its own chicken farms in China, said CEO Donnie Smith on August 5 during the company's third-quarter earnings call with shareholders.
China pork output to increase by 20.2% by 2016/17
  China's agricultural sector will be bolstered to greater heights partly by growth in meat production, with pork production set to grow 20.2% by 2016/17 to 62.9 million tonnes.
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Tyson to stop buying livestock with growth additive Zilmax
  Top US meat packer, Tyson Foods Inc., which buys about one in four of all US cattle for slaughter, said it will stop purchasing livestock fed with the growth additive Zilmax, in view of animal welfare concerns.
China's Yili dairy plant in New Zealand to be operational by July 2014
  Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group's (Yili) dairy processing plant in Glenavy, at the Southern Canterbury region in New Zealand, is scheduled to be operational in July 2014.
Austevoll Seafood, Kvefi AS merge to build new company
  Austevoll Seafood ASA (AUSS) and Kvefi AS (controlled by Kverva AS) have agreed on a merger of their respective activities within pelagic fishmeal, fish oil and consumer products in Europe.
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August 21, 2013: The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2013
August 23, 2013: GrainTech India 2013
August 23, 2013: DairyTech India 2013
August 29, 2013: The Philippine Poultry and Gamefowl Congress
September 5, 2013: XIX Annual International Conference "Black Sea Grain and Oilseeds 2013/14"
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China Lysine Weekly: Market shows signs of stabilising (week ended Aug 14, 2013)
China Methionine Weekly: Imminent output rise holds market weak (week ended Aug 13, 2013)
China Corn Weekly: Prices fall by 0.35% from previous week (week ended Aug 9, 2013)
China Soymeal Weekly: Prices weighed down by US soy market (week ended Aug 9, 2013)
China Fishmeal Weekly: Prices of normal-grade fishmeal products fall slightly (week ended Aug 15, 2013)
China rapeseed meal market gains from tight supplies (week ended Aug 9, 2013)
China Whey Weekly: Market making gains after Fonterra Botulism scare (week ended Aug 11, 2013)
China Live Hog Weekly: Market climbs higher with tight supplies (week ended Aug 13, 2013)
China Piglet Weekly: Market gains from tight supplies, increasing demand (week ended Aug 14, 2013)
China Broiler Weekly: Markets remain feeble amid weak demand (week ended Aug 13, 2013)
Moderate trading while CPF expected growing in second half year (week ended Aug 13, 2013)
Declining shrimp production jeorpardises Thailand's position as top exporter (week ended Aug 8, 2013)
Wheat and corn imports continue to depress local corn price (week ended Aug 5)
Philippine hog weekly: Farmgate hogs prices slightly down on slow trade (Aug 5, 2013)
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Genetic dissection of growth traits in a Chinese indigenous x commercial broiler chicken cross
  In this study, we generated an F2 intercross between the slow growing native broiler breed, Huiyang Beard chicken, and the fast growing commercial broiler breed, High Quality chicken Line A, and used it to map loci explaining the difference in growth rate between these breeds.
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