A projection of the future development of global meat production with special reference to...

It is estimated that with population growth and the increasing purchasing power of a growing middle-class in many developing and threshold countries meat consumption...

Turkey market review

“It has been a great pleasure to have been involved in the turkey industry for the last 5 decades and to see the development...

Canada: egg production in a Supply Management system

Laying hen husbandry and egg production in Canada are unique because of the Supply Management system which controls production volume, egg prices and egg...

The egg industry of the USA in transition

Between 1996 and 2016, the value of U. S. egg production increased by 36.3% and reached a volume of 6.5 billion US-$. In this...

A projection of the future dynamics in global poultry meat production

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Patterns of EU poultry trade – A 2016 status report

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Contours of change – global egg and poultry meat production in retrospect

In the past two decades, global egg and poultry meat production showed remarkable dynamics. The increase was not homogeneous, however, but led to considerable...

Patterns of EU poultry meat production and consumption – A 2016 status report

Poultry meat has been the fastest growing agricultural commodity over the past decades. This is mainly a result of the high absolute and relative...

The U. S. poultry industry in transition

The U. S. poultry industry is confronted with new challenges which ask for a reaction. One challenge is the growing demand for cage-free eggs,...

The poultry meat business in Europe and beyond

It is a great challenge in a rapidly changing world to keep a business model up to date and profitable. The market orientation of...

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Label Rouge: a supply chain model for other markets

The brand name Label Rouge identifies a product that is reared in a typically French production system. The origins of the Label Rouge brand...

Brazil: considerable increase of broiler meat and egg production – 2nd part

Brazil is one of the main countries in the international broiler meat production and trade sectors. The country continues to show a considerable dynamics...

Poultry meat and egg production in Brazil – First Part

Brazil is one of the leading countries in the global poultry industry, not only in production, but also in trade with poultry products. In...

The European poultry meat business

In a rapidly changing world it is a great challenge to keep business model up to date and profitable.Market orientation Market orientation is defined as...

Improving customer service and the use of technology to stay competitive in the food...

The need to grow and keep customers is dominating the agenda of consumer and retail executives around the world. Thirty-three percent of the 526 consumer...

EU: Traditional markets using coloured chickens

Besides recent developments seen in the highly developed countries with slower growing (white) chickens grown up to about 7 weeks of age - filling...

The poultry industry of the United Kingdom in transition

On June 23rd, 2016, the population of the United Kingdom (UK) decided to leave the EU. Even though it is not yet possible to...

The Rowan Range: a portfolio of products for slower-growing and coloured bird markets by...

Alternative, slower-growing segments of the broiler market have existed for decades. Historically, however, these were largely niche or artisanal operations. More recently, there has...

The EU egg industry

In 2015, the 507 million inhabitants of the 28 EU member countries shared 6.8 % in the global population. The efficiency of the EU...

EU poultry meat production and trade

In 2015, the 28 member countries of the EU shared 6.8% in the global population but contributed 15.7 % to global meat production and...

Spatial shifts in global chicken meat production between 1993 and 2013

There are hardly any studies which deal with the role of the less developed and newly industrialised countries in global meat production. In this article the Author investigates the spatial shifts in chicken meat production.

The future of the European poultry market

Focusing on quality, safety and sustainability, the European poultry production has been able to answer to demands from the society and consumers.

Avian Influenza outbreaks in Iowa layer farms and their economic impacts

Between December 2014 and June 2015, 223 outbreaks of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) virus in commercial and backyard flocks occurred in 15 states of the USA. In this article a time-spatial analysis of the outbreaks in Iowa is presented, documenting the problems in euthanizing and depopulating the affected farms as well as in depositing the carcasses

The Netherlands, the leading country in European egg and poultry meat

The changing sectoral and regional patterns of the Dutch poultry and egg industries as well as of the trade with poultry and egg products are analysed. The close trade relations between the Netherlands and Germany are also documented and the trend to develop new markets for shell eggs and poultry meat outside the EU can be as well observed.

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