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The latest animal agriculture company news, market analysis, crop forecasts and trade and agriculture policy analysis that affect US and global animal protein food producers and processors in the poultry, egg, pork and animal feed industries.

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Cal-Maine closes fourth quarter, fiscal year with losses

The US’ largest egg producer said exceptional market conditions combined with low egg prices are harming its bottom line.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc. ended its fourth quarter of its fiscal 2017, and its entire fiscal year, with a net loss, thanks to the prolonged effects of the US avian influenza outbreak among other factors.
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Social media is the new customer service

Consumers are using social media to connect with agriculture producers rather than using face-to-face interaction
Consumers would rather post their complaints on social media than have a face-to-face conversation with retailers or producers. This is the new normal for various generations.
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Flour Mills of Nigeria feels effects of recession

Company saw substantial increase in revenue, but 40 drop in profit
Despite a substantial increase in revenue for the financial year ending March 31, 2017, agro-food group, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), recorded a drop of almost 40 percent in profit from the previous year.
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US, Mexico and Asia form symbiotic pork trade network

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service analyzed the network in their biannual World Markets and Trade Report.
Mexico, the United States and Asian pork markets developed a three-part trade network that utilizes advantages that each location provides.
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World pork production to grow at a slower rate

Although world pork production dropped slightly in 2016 compared to the previous two years, 2017 is projected to see growth again. China’s dominance of the market continues to create uncertainty.
Despite two years of a slight slowdown, 2017 looks to show positive gains in world pig production.
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South China meat imports up 80 percent in 2016

South China now accounts for one-third of pork product imports into China.
South China has become a major pork and poultry importer in the global market, reported the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service.
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How to increase foodservice chicken sales

Driving growth requires that chicken producers cooperate with their foodservice customers to reverse the decline in purchase frequency, especially heavy buyers.
Driving growth requires that chicken producers cooperate with their foodservice customers to reverse the decline in purchase frequency, especially heavy buyers.
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