Pork price soaring in Thailand, increasing demand for poultry

Thailand’s pork price crisis is causing an increased demand for chicken, leading poultry and egg prices to surge. The Ministry of Commerce has now added chickens and chicken meat to their price control list. The ministry now mandates that chicken raisers with over 100,000 chickens, and slaughterhouses with the capacity for over 4,000 chickens a day, disclose their quantity, stocks, and sales costs each month. The Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services now requires all 55 domestic feed meal factories to list their sales costs, production volume, and…

Cargill, Heifer International and Walmart Foundation Partner to Invest in Farmer Producer Organizations in India

Heifer International, Cargill and Walmart Foundation announced  the expansion of Hatching Hope: Accelerating Incomes Through Diversification into India to improve financial independence for women in the Anantapur and East Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. With demand for eggs and poultry meat on the rise across India, backyard poultry farming is an economically sustainable agri-business that is easy to undertake and can provide high returns in a shorter timeframe. The project offers new income-generating activities and leadership positions within farmer producer organizations (FPOs) for women, challenging the social and cultural norms that limit their financial independence. The global Accelerating…

EU allows resumption of imports of Ukrainian poultry

Ukraine, a major supplier of poultry products, said that the European Union had lifted all limits on Ukrainian poultry exports imposed last year, reports Reuters. Ukraine reported an outbreak of bird flu among backyard birds in the southern part of the country in early December 2020 and since then exports have been suspended. The overall export of poultry meat from Ukraine rose 4% in 2020 to 431,000 tonnes.

Commercial Poultry farming Training Programme inaugurated by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar

A three days training programme on “Commercial Poultry Farming” was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Khordha, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar from 11th-13thJanuary, 2022. Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar graced this occasion as Chief guest. In his inaugural address he highlighted the importance and scope of commercial poultry farming for income generation and nutrition security of the farming community. Earlier, Dr. Harapriya Nayak (SMS, Home Science) welcomed the delegates. Dr. P. Das, Principal scientist, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar encouraged the trainees to adopt the technology of commercial poultry farming with…

Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony of ABIS Integrated Soya Food & Feed Plant at Madhya Pradesh, India

Indian Broiler Group, popularly known as I.B group and led by its founder & M.D – Mr. Bahadur Ali, has conducted Bhoomi Poojan for ABIS Integrated Soya Food & Feed Plant in Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Dattigaon ; Minister Industry Policy and Investment Promotion minister in the Madhya Pradesh government,  Mr. Rajendra Aggarwal; V.P – Civil Corporation- Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Bahadur Ali – Founder and M.D – I.B Group, Mr. Gulrez Alam – director; I.B Group and many special guests had graced the Dias in Person whereas Video Message…

“Chicken and egg prices will rise even higher if there’s no govt intervention”: Malaysia’s Minister

Prices of chicken and eggs will go up even higher if there is no government intervention, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. He continued that the government, including the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), had and will continue to take proactive steps to balance the rise of chicken and egg prices in the market. Among the steps already taken were extending the Malaysian Family Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMKM) until Feb 4, importation of frozen round chicken and providing soft loan facilities…

“Diversified mode of agriculture like Poultry & Cattle, and Fish farming will enhance the livelihood security of the villages in Manipur” : VC CAU

The Vice Chancellor of Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Dr. Anupam Mishra has mooted the idea of adopting the Maibam Kabui Village of Bishnupur district as a model village by the varsity. He made the above statement while speaking as the chief guest in a one day farmers training programme on the scientific rearing of pig for profitable income under AICRP on Cotton which was organized by the Directorate of Research, CAU, Imphal in collaboration with Saheed Madhumangal Foundation, Tera Keithel. Saying that CAU, Imphal, Manipur; has a policy of making…

Local poultry farmers of Ghana are optimistic for the industry to grow

Change in Government policy on the import of Poultry will definitely encourage the local producers. The government’s decision to cancellation of the 50% Benchmark value reduction policy on some 43 selected items including poultry,  the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association is confident, the policy measure will boost the local poultry industry Effective from January 4, 2022, 43 items including poultry imports will no longer benefit from the 50%  reduction on their benchmark values. Ghana’s poultry industry players have on numerous occasions lamented the unfair competition they face from imported products…

Philippines’ BOI approves P195.5-M broiler chicken project

The Board of Investments (BOI) of the Philippines has approved the application for the registration of Agro Azienda Inc. for its P195.5 million new broiler chicken production in Maragondon, Cavite. Listed under the “Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry” of the 2020 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP), the transitional Strategic Investment Priority Plan (SIPP) of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises” (CREATE) Act, the broiler chicken project is qualified for registration. Agro Azienda has a capacity of 2,310,000 birds per year and has acquired brand new equipment to be installed in…

KVASU Won National Award for Breed Conservation

The All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP) on poultry breeding, Mannuthy, under the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (KVASU), bagged the national breed conservation award for 2021. The Centre received the prestigious award from ICAR – The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) for the conservation and research activities on the Tellicherry breed, the only registered native chicken breed from the State. The award carries a citation and a purse of ₹10,000. The award was established by ICAR – NBAGR for their contribution towards conservation and improvement of…