Chicken set to substitute pricy pork

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With pork prices skyrocketing, housewives are being encouraged to replace the meat with chicken to economise. The Animal Husbandry Department says prices of pork on the hoof have risen by 70-100 per cent within a year, and pigs currently cost VND64,000 per kilogramme in the South and VND65,000 to VND70,000 in the North. Nguyen Xuan…


JBS falls into red, after wrong bet on US cattle

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JBS’s expansion into the US turned sour when a wrong bet on cattle prices in America, and losses in chicken operations, overpowered a firm performance in South America to drag the group into a surprise loss. Brazil-based JBS, the world’s biggest beef group, reported an after-tax loss of R$180.8m ($114m) for the April-to-June quarter, compared…


Poultry maker expands chicken recall to nuggets

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A voluntary recall of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken was expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride said Tuesday the recall now includes about 7,000 pounds of Pilgrim’s Pride Brand Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets that were shipped…


Thousands of chickens dead in Manitoba barn fire

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Police say a fire that consumed a chicken barn in rural southern Manitoba is not considered suspicious. It happened Friday on Highway 3 near the Town of Manitou in the Rural Municipality of Pembina. RCMP say shortly after 3 pm crews from several nearby fire departments rushed to the barn, but despite efforts to fight…


Saudi Arabia: Prices of chicken likely to go down

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DAMMAM – Poultry producers in the Eastern Province are now waiting for national fodder factories to cut their prices so that they can also reduce the prices of their products. This comes in the wake of government announcing a 50 percent increase in the subsidy for fodder. Ashraf Hassan, a dealer, said all poultry farms…


Solid month to month demand for pork, beef

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The monthly cold storage report shows bigger than expected month to month demand for pork and beef, primarily due to strong export demand, but supplies remain well above a year ago. USDA placed beef in cold storage at 434.51 million pounds, down 5% from last month but up 16% from last year. Pork came out…


Should brine-injected meat be labeled?

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If you buy brine-injected meat, you could be paying for a product that is composed 40 percent salt water. The U.S. Department of Agriculture thinks you should probably know this and so today it announced a proposed rule that would require companies to tell you this. “Currently, raw meat and poultry products that contain added…


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