Grain giant expands to open up market

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LINCOLNSHIRE grain giant Gleadell has welcomed the completion of a refurbished and expanded exclusive facility in East Sussex. The Hemswell firm said the move opens up yet more market opportunities for southern growers. Marc Rogerson, trading manager at Gleadell Agriculture., welcomed the departure of the first vessel, MV Shetland Trader, with 2,000 tonnes of Cordiale…


Foreign firms dominate animal-feed market

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Foreign firms dominate the supply of animal feed and breeding stock in the domestic market, and control the prices of both, industry insiders say. There are about 20 foreign invested firms producing animal feed in Viet Nam and they account for 65-70 per cent of the animal feed market. Pham Duc Binh, deputy chairman of…


Tight but nervous grain market

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Grain prices continue to fluctuate on global economic news, but remain underpinned by tight supply and demand. Feed wheat values slipped slightly in the week to Wednesday (7 September), to about £162/t ex-farm, with milling wheat premiums narrowing to about £17/t due to the good quality UK harvest. "There is no real clear trend; with…


Vietnamese Hog Market

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VIET NAM – During the timeframe from 1996 to 2006, Viet Nam’s pork production more than doubled (132 per cent). This illustrates rapid growth- not mainly with large scale farms, but through constant growth from small farms, specialized pig households and the large scale farms, write Ron Lane, Senior Consultant, and Meggie Vo, Research Assistant,…


Commodity market would benefit VN coffee

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Viet Nam has exported 14.24 million sacks of coffee, or 955 million tonnes, in the last 10 years – 91 per cent of total production. Exports dropped 17 per cent last year compared to 2009, but have risen in 2011. The price has also soared. Reporter Bich Ngoc spoke to Luong Van Tu, chairman of…


Dried litchis exports falling in prices, Chinese control the market

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The dried litchis market has been opened for the last two weeks, but the prices have halved from the beginning of the litchi crop. Vietnamese exporters complain that Chinese traders have been forcing the prices down. Vietnamese exporters playing “game of chance” For the last ten years, the dried litchis market began in June and…


Spanish Hog Market – Tough Times

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SPAIN – The summer is getting its end, tourists are leaving the Spanish beaches and consequently the Spanish pork market has started to decrease, writes Javier Santamartina from Sales and Services, Genesus, in Spain, Portugal and Italy. This is a regular higher demand over the 22-week cycle every year. The good news is that this…


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…


Wheat market trends for next year

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The single most important step in marketing 2012 Wheat may be purchasing crop insurance. Texas, Oklahoma, the southern half of Kansas, and southeastern Colorado are all suffering a severe drought. The long-term forecast indicates that the drought will continue. Crop insurance rates will not be available until about September 15. The insured price will be…


‘Rice Dubai 2011′ sees Dubai as thriving re-export market

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DUBAI — The Founding Committee of Rice Dubai 2011 is led by a businessman in Dubai, Dr Faisal Ali Mousa who will lead a core delegation to Cambodia in the first week of September to explore the possibilities of the Royal Government of Cambodia entering the export market to impact positively the rice export market…


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