Compete in global market for meat

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A SPECIAL event is being organised that will aim to help Welsh farmers to continue to lead the way in the global competitive meat market. The event, on September 5 near Aberystwyth, will focus on how breeding can help to improve meat quality and meet the market requirements to ensure the maximum profitability of their…


Market Preview: Corn Yield Predictions Dip

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US – In this week’s "Market Preview" from National Hog Farmer magazine, Steve Meyer writes about corn yield prediction for 2011. When it rains it pours. If anything can go wrong, it will. Or in the famous words of Rosanne Rosannadanna of Saturday Night Live, "It just goes to show you, Jane, if it’s not…


Domestic breeders say foreign enterprises control food market

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Vietnamese livestock enterprises have warned that foreign invested enterprises are controlling the food market, which is one of the reasons that makes it difficult to stabilize the market. The enterprises have every reason to give the warning. CP Vietnam, a foreign invested enterprise alone has the productivity equal to the livestock production of farmers in…


Time to wake up and smell the coffee

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More changes are needed to promote forward coffee transactions at Vietnam’s first coffee exchange centre. Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Exchange Centre (BCEC) statistics showed that in the first three months of a forward coffee transaction trial at the centre the transacted value totalled around VND250 billion ($12.07 million) averaging VND5 billion ($24,000) per session. Besides,…


Grain market analysis: Corn market in seven-week-old uptrend

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December Corn futures closed down 1/4 cent at $7.42 3/4 yesterday. Prices closed nearer the session high. More mild profit taking was featured yesterday. The corn bulls still have the strong overall near-term technical advantage and there are still no early clues of a market top being close at hand. Prices are in a seven-week-old…


Chance to grow the potato market, fenland farmers told

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Shoppers are buying increasing volumes of prepared potato products, a retail analyst told leading farmers and growers at a fenland variety open day. The retail market for potatoes was worth about £1bn and over the last 12 months, the value of total sales had risen by 4pc or £44m, said Sapna Sejpal, consumer insight director…


Apple exporters bicker as Australian market opens

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There can be few more passionate individuals than an Australian orchardist on the topic of fireblight, the destructive organism that can destroy a productive block of apple or pear trees almost overnight. New Zealand has fireblight, and has been managing it for years. While a serious pest, it is largely a non-issue. In Australia, where…


Crops stand, relatively, firm against market rout

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  Farm commodities pulled back, but stopped short of collapse, on a dire day for financial markets, supported by the thinness of world supplies and a key US crop tour next week. Crop and livestock futures were lower across the board as of 17:00 GMT, depressed by a round of liquidation which saw shares closed…


Grain growers advised to hold out for better prices as market grows

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GRAIN growers should hold out for prices that reflect global markets which are steadily rising, advises IFA national grain committee chairman Noel Delany. Mr Delany has warned growers not to be conned into accepting low prices for this year’s grain as world markets continue to strengthen. With harvest under way, a number of trade players…


Animal feed market driving linseed area increase

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THE area of linseed grown in the UK is set to rise this season as a result of strong demand for the crop’s use in livestock rations. While the total area for linseed for 2012 is expected to be around the 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) mark, most of which will be spring planted, the winter-sown…


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