US CATTLE HERDS SHRINK-PRICES RISE

Smallest US Beef Herd in 53 Yrs to Get Smaller Source: Reuters (dated 31/01/2011) Jan 31 – The smallest U.S. cattle herd in 53 years is getting still smaller, which means consumers can expect higher beef prices at grocery stores and restaurants through 2012,...

FLOODS AFFECT AUSTRALIA’S POULTRY SECTOR

Australia Floods: Poultry Sector’s Productivity Impacted Source: Feedinfo News Service (dated 20/01/2011) 20 January 2011 – The severe floods in Eastern Australia are expected to continue affecting, both directly and indirectly, the region’s poultry...

German dioxin scare

Germany Closes 4,700 Farms for Dioxin Checks (DJ) Source: Dow Jones Newswires (dated 07/01/2011) Jan 7 – Germany closed more than 4,700 farms and related businesses for safety checks late Thursday after tests on suspicious feed confirmed the presence of a...