Brexit plays politics with UK markets; US weather remains a big focus with heavy rains predicted; No end in sight for US/China trade deals; US farmer confidence low; Russian story is looking bright; EU crop remains promising with good balance of rain and sunshine; Soya bean market dropping fast; China reducing demand for soya; Ancient Bronze age birdman discovered in 5000 year old grave.
The June edition of Ranger magazine, featured an article on “The causes of smothering and how to reduce it”. Humphrey Feeds and Pullets, poultry specialist James Wilson was featured in the article, along with our customer Andrew Cardy of Riverways Farm in Berkshire.
Poultry specialist James Wilson has everything he needs to help monitor productivity when he visits his Humphrey Feeds and Pullets customers, from bird and egg weighing scales to ph. water testing kits, but most importantly he brings 12 years of poultry experience to the kitchen table.
UK wheat risen steeply over last couple of weeks; Theresa May announcing resignation caused steep weakening of sterling against Euro and dollar; Weather in Midwest US has been wettest on record; Global grain followed US maize upward; Indications positive for wheat crops in Russia, Europe and UK; President Trump fuels trade disruption with 5% tariff against Mexico Exports; North Korea confirm outbreak of African swine fever near border with China
Gwenda Wozencraft and David Hope, poultry specialists from the Humphrey Feeds and Pullets sales team, attended the Alltech Ideas Conference 2019 (ONE19) in Kentucky, USA
Sterling lower than since February; Firm bounce in new crop wheat prices; Maize planting delayed in US; Lack of clarity on US/China trade discussions; US farmers considering crop insurance pay-outs; Russia predicting good crop volumes; Germany crop predictions higher also; US Soya bean continues to fall due to delayed planting; China increase soya planting; US export below 5 year average whilst South America demand up on back of Trump trade war.
This month saw us feature in the May edition of Poultry Business magazine with an article titled “Fine tuning diets to alter egg size”.
USDA report looked over the markets; Very little trade volumes over week; USDA report had no impact on climate or volumes; US and China trade talks failed to bring results; Maize and wheat prices fell; Soya bean prices low due to tariffs imposed on China by USA; African Swine fever described as game changer by USDA; Dead as a dodo... not any longer... the rail has come back from the dead.
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as finalists for two awards at this year’s National Egg & Poultry Awards!
UK feed down over week; Possible renewed move lower; Forecasts of dry weather; Animal feed production down year on year for all species; Currency and Brexit linger as deadlines are extended; Trade deal with China and competition with Russia key factors in US wheat acres; Trade deal also affecting Soya market; How about a mini-me T-rex. Small does not mean gentle…
Currency remains low in wake of Brexit delay; Low trade volume of UK wheat; Technical selling is the only real activity in an otherwise very quiet market; Conditions in the US market remain positive; Wheat production forecasts are up globally although EU estimates remained stable; US set for huge end of year soya stock; African swine fever effect of reducing China's commodity requirement. Chariot racing was as integral to the Romans as Football is to many of us today.
We have recently published an ebook on the variables influencing egg size and how to balance bird welfare with the public’s taste for large eggs.
Download this eBook to discover the variables that influence egg size.
Trading on May UK wheat contract picked up; The delay to Brexit saw Sterling fall; US wheat continued to experience selling pressure; New wheat crop prices under pressure across Europe; Soya bean markets slid throughout the week; China still the biggest market for US soya beans.
The markets are in indecisive doldrums; Lack of direction politically; Wheat sales are low; Export activity being strong after a slow start; US China trade deal rumoured to be coming to a close; Soya market sees little change; African Swine Fever estimates in China increase; Easter is around the corner.