Poor weather dashes EU plans to lift rapeseed area

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Poor weather has thwarted plans by European Union farmers to raise oilseed sowings and cash in on relatively firm prices of crops such as rapeseed, for which rising biodiesel use has turned the bloc into an importer. Strategie Grains said that, while farmers had started out with plans to raise oilseed sowings for the 2012…


EU Pig Prices: Price Level Almost Steady

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EU – Like last week, the steady pricing phase continues in the European slaughter pig markets. After a five-weeks period of steady prices, Spain alone had to accept a slight fall in prices equivalent to 2 euro cents. All other countries remained on an unchanged price level or reported a slight price increase. The pigs…


Fears for UK egg market as EU fails to enforce rules

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AROUND one-third of EU egg production will not be compliant with new rules banning conventional laying cages creating a potential disaster for UK producers, MPs have warned. New rules stipulating laying hens can only be kept in ‘enriched cages’ providing more space, perches, a nest and litter for scratching, are due to come in across…


Fonterra holds milk price hopes despite EU warning

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Fonterra maintained its farmgate milk price forecast despite a drop of more than 15% in dairy market values, and a warning from peer and business partner FrieslandCampina of a "stagnant" European market. New Zealand-based Fonterra, the world’s top dairy exporter, held at NZ$6.75 per kilogramme of milk solids its estimate for payouts to its farmers…


EU milling wheat premium hopes ‘may be overblown’

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Talk of a bumper milling wheat premium may have been overblown, at least in Europe, despite rain damage to many crops, including Germany’s, and a further setback to the trade campaign in key export rival Ukraine. Germany could have a surplus of 1.7m tonnes in its exportable wheat supplies in 2011-12, FCStone analyst Jaime Nolan…


More seafood companies to export to EU

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HA NOI — The EU has officially certified 380 Vietnamese seafood firms to export their products to the European market, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). The new list of certified exporters would come into effect today, said Tran Bich Nga, deputy director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance…


EU pigmeat prices weaken over the summer

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EU pig prices have weakened in recent weeks, suffering from poor barbecue demand at a time of high supplies. The Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) fell to an EU average of €1.56/kg (136p/kg) in the week to 14 August – a drop of 1% since mid-July. This was due to poor summer weather eroding barbecue…


Fears for German wheat keep prop under EU prices

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Wheat prices eased in Europe on Wednesday – but not by as much as on US markets, as fears for the quality of Germany’s harvest reduced appetite for selling. FirstFarms, the Copenhagen-listed farm operator, highlighted that many eastern European countries had avoided the rains which have dogged, in particular, parts of Germany and Poland. The…


Vietnamese seafood firms to export to the EU

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HA NOI – The EU has officially certified 380 Vietnamese seafood firms to export their products to the European market, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). The new list of certified exporters will come into effect by tomorrow, said Tran Bich Nga, deputy director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality…


EU wheat crop faces deciding time for quality

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Strategie Grains trimmed its estimate for the quantity of European Union soft wheat production, and said that good weather was crucial to protecting quality too, amid growing fears for the impact of harvest rains. The analysis group cut by 300,000 tonnes to 129.9m tonnes its forecast for the world’s biggest wheat crop, citing a reduction…


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