Dairy Event 2011: Producers warned to pay attention to maize

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Producers have been warned to pay close attention to their maize crop ahead of harvesting, following the variable weather conditions earlier in the year. Speaking to Farmers Weekly at this year’s Dairy Event and Livestock Show, John Morgan from the Maize Growers Association said: "We always encourage farmers to assess each field individually – we…


Producers flag hopes for falling palm oil prices

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Palm oil groups flourished reasons for hope for prices of the vegetable oil even as futures fell in Kuala Lumpur near to their lowest in 10 months, and down by one-quarter from a February high. Anglo-Eastern Plantations and New Britain Palm Oil acknowledged the rationale behind a drop in palm oil prices which, at one…


Vietnam stands in top 5 rice, coffee producers

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Vietnam has been ranked in the top five countries with largest outputs of rice and coffee, according to information from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The rice output is ranked fifth after China, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh but its rice export stands second after Thailand. The country’s coffee output stands second after Brazil, yet…


More wool producers turn to Irish buyers

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A HEAP of bagged wool in a shed near Ripon last week proved the British Wool Marketing Board’s comeback still has some way to go. The wool had been delivered to John Blakey’s haulage business depot, at Bridge Hewick, by farmers who still prefer an Irish shilling. One of Mr Blakey’s customers is his father…


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…


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