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17-10-2014 13:56 PM | Viewed 219 times

SEPRA Market Report - 10th October 2014

The market is a bit all over the place, some saying it is quiet, some ticking over, some quite busy, it all depends where you are in the country and who your customers are. We heard of French Large at 66p last week, Large 63p Medium 56p for next week.   Our schools go on holiday for midterm now, England in 2 weeks’ time, with there being slightly more confidence in the economy will there be more families heading for the sunshine this year rather than the staycation of the last 2 years.   Rebranding, Is the RSPCA in a bit of trouble with their Freedom Foods? Their chief executive has stated that the brand image is the least recognised in the UK and are now rebranding as RSPCA Freedom Foods. But at the same time they are knocking the industry that supports them by stating that the hens in this country have only the space of an A4 sheet of paper to live in, this is illegal and past history. But they are also suggesting that human beings should try and stand on an A4 sheet for 20 minutes to see what a hen feels like, how ludicrous and smacks of desperation, do they not realise that we have the highest welfare standards in the world.   BOCM Pauls is also rebranding as ForFarmers   EU  The EU commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, (the one David Cameron was so against) and was thought as a result would be anti-British, has announced the appointment of a Brit as financial director of the EU. But it gets better he has appointed Phil Hogan as the new EU agricultural commissioner, he is an Irishman from Kilkenny and is breaking EU tradition and putting somebody in charge of 40% of the EU budget that looks like he will know something about agriculture!!!!   EU We have included the piece from Jake Davies (Poultry World) as one line in particular is ringing alarm bells, in its haste to try and incorporate the Ukraine into the EU in the plans for the greater EU eggs for processing and products; have to be allowed into the EU from this month, the line that says it all is.   The Ukraine is also under no obligation to keep hens in enriched cages to access the European market.   We were also looking at the approved suppliers of egg products to the EU and noted that China has twice as many as India, but Turkey which is in the process of joining the EU has the biggest list of approved suppliers, again will they have to implement EU regulations or not and they only have a bridge to cross.
16-10-2014 12:07 PM | Viewed 673 times

Opportunities for Turkey's dairy industry

Turkey’s developing dairy market offers exciting opportunities in its emerging export industry with access to markets that western players have previously found difficult to service. According to Rabobank’s new report – Is Dairy Delight to be Found in Turkey – a growing urban population with an increasing level of disposable income and interest in value added products is also presenting an attractive and vibrant domestic dairy market. However, like any emerging region, there are challenges to getting the most from these opportunities.
16-10-2014 10:01 AM | Viewed 463 times

Global pork market cooling down

With the peak of the 2014 porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outbreaks behind us, the global pork industry was faced with another challenge in the shape of the Russian import ban affecting EU, US, and Canadian markets and resulting in a rapidly changing trade landscape. According to Rabobank’s Pork Quarterly report, beneficiaries of the ban include Brazil which has seen a 30% per kilogramme price surge. Meanwhile the EU has seen its prices drop by 9% with no sign of recovery. Even taking into account the positive impact of declining feed costs on margins, it will be a disappointing year for the EU pork industry.
09-10-2014 10:04 AM | Viewed 1188 times

British Sheep Breeding in 2012

The breeding structure of the British sheep industry 2012, which analyses the results of a survey completed by nearly 10,000 wool producers registered with the British Wool Marketing Board, gives an insight into the popularity of different breeds and how the industry has evolved over time. It is the fifth such survey looking at the structure of the sheep industry, which has been conducted by various institutions since 1975.
08-10-2014 09:20 AM | Viewed 849 times

Wood fiber consumption by the Japanese pulp industry up six percent

Wood fiber consumption by the Japanese pulp industry was up six percent in first half of 2014 with hardwood chip supply from Vietnam and South Africa increasing the most, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
08-10-2014 01:49 AM | Viewed 888 times

UK wholesale milk production figures - September 2014

The United Kingdom wholesale milk deliveries totalled 1,141.6 million litres in September, the sixth month of the new milk year, figures released by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) show.At the same time last year this figure was 1,062.7 million litres.The cumulative total for the year is now 7,397.7 million litres. At the same point in 2013 this figure was 6,845.5 million litres.The wholesale delivery figures have not been adjusted for butterfat content and all figures are provisional. The RPA relies on individual purchasers to provide the data, which is supplied ‘subject to confirmation’ and may be amended.
07-10-2014 08:14 AM | Viewed 713 times

Rural Payments Agency (RPA) Performance 2014 to 2015

Download the document to view a breakdown of how the Rural Payments Agency performed against our indicators and commitments between April and June 2014 as outlined in the current business plan.
06-10-2014 14:41 PM | Viewed 527 times

SEPRA Market Report - 3rd October 2014

Everyone seems to be saying the market is quiet, not a great deal of demand, but there is not a lot of eggs about particular Free Range. It is national egg week next week if it increases demand and it usually does as BEIC will be spending some money on advertising, every image of eggs, egg dishes or even hens stimulates the psychological which often relates to the purchase of product and increases demand. The question is then where are the eggs going to come from and will the large supermarkets allow a price increase if we end up in a shortage situation which looks like being a possibility in the February to Easter period. Have you organised any promotion for next week for your eggs don’t just rely on the quality and freshness of your product, advertise the fact and your local image, customers want to know where their eggs come from how they are produced and where every stimulus to demand helps. Last week we missed out on an email from Joe Kirk our Scottish head inspector for eggs and poultry confirming that post referendum it is business as usual, the first ministers statement was attached which is included this week.
06-10-2014 09:22 AM | Viewed 745 times

Agri Commodities - Harvest pressures G&O prices

US dollar strength and expectations of record-large grain and oilseed crops combined to drive the S&P Agri Index down 16.4 percent in Q3 2014, the largest quarterly loss in six years. G&O futures will remain under pressure as the US harvest progresses. However, weather and currency developments in Brazil continue to drive the coffee and sugar markets.
06-10-2014 06:51 AM | Viewed 969 times

Russian ban won't stall beef markets

Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly Q3 reports that global beef supply is in a tightening phase, with most key producing and export regions already experiencing record tight supplies. Further tightening is expected throughout the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. Russian import bans are unlikely to have a large impact on world beef markets with Brazil’s industry likely to be the ban’s largest beneficiary. The impact on major exporters, such as Australia and the US, will be minimal given increased impediments to trade with Russia prior to the current ban.