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The demonetisation of 1,000 and 500 rupee notes has had a negative impact on Indian poultry producers

Indian currency ban causes hardship in country's poultry sector

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Indian poultry farmers have slowed the breeding of chicks to lower their costs after demand fell sharply following the central government’s unexpected announcement that large currency notes – valuing 86% of total cash in the economy – were no longer legal...

Vitamin A prices set to continue to soar

China

Vitamin A prices set to continue to soar

By RJ Whitehead

After more than a year-long slump, China’s important vitamin A market is finally starting to rebound, with prices expected to continue to grow until the second-half 2016, according to market analyst CCM.

A stable domestic market is helping buffer declining world prices, says Dairy Australia analyst John Droppert. Photo: iStock - shaoleung

Dairy Australia predicts challenging times

By Jim Cornall

Decreasing global dairy prices, dry conditions and high input costs are tightening margins for Australia’s dairy farmers, and reducing national milk production, according to the latest Situation and Outlook report from Dairy Australia.

Gulfood Manufacturing numbers up 20%

Gulfood Manufacturing numbers up 20%

By Eliot Beer

Gulfood Manufacturing has seen a more than 20% rise in both visitors and exhibitors in the second edition of the Dubai event, as it carves out its own identity next to its sibling shows.

China driving global beef growth

China driving global beef growth

By RJ Whitehead

Market fundamentals remain very positive for the global beef industry, with the Chinese market leading worldwide demand.

Positive outlook for China’s pork output

Positive outlook for China’s pork output

By RJ Whitehead

China’s pork industry looks like it’s moving in a positive direction over the rest of this year, and as far as 2014, according to Rabobank research.

Chinese must make tough choices on corn and pork

Chinese must make tough choices on corn and pork

By RJ Whitehead

The author of a report suggesting that China’s corn imports are in line to explode by 2017, today cautioned that the government will have to walk a tightrope in balancing pork prices with domestic corn productivity.

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