High soybean meal exports from India on global demand leads to a crunch for domestic poultry industry

India exported around 16 lakh tonnes of soybean meal between October 2020 and January 2021 because of strong global demand, and is likely to cross the 18-lakh-tonne export mark this season, according to the Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA). Meanwhile the poultry industry in India, which is now facing a crunch of soymeal feed […]

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World’s top palm oil producer Indonesia projected to reach record output

Favourable weather and surging prices of palm oil are projected to drive world’s top producer Indonesia’s output and exports this year to a record 45.5 million tons during this marketing year, according to the US Food and Department of Agriculture (USFDA). “As the economy rebounds and social distancing and travel restrictions are eased, soybean and soybean meal […]

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China’s total meat imports to rise marginally amid recovery from swine flu

China’s total imports of meat this year will be 1% higher than a previous estimate, though the country’s total meat consumption would remain below pee-African Swine Flu levels, according to the US Department for Agriculture (USDA). The impact of African Swine Flu is expected to have reached its zenith last year, pressuring consumption.But demand has rebounded, […]

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Online meat start-ups witness huge growth since January 2020


The surge in the digital grocery segment categorically triggered by the Covid-induced lockdown has had a positive impact on the online meat delivery market, says a Financial Express report. During this calendar year, online meat delivery startups such as Licious, Zappfresh, FreshToHome, TenderCuts, have established a substantial presence in the country. However, due to the […]

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Suguna Foods in strategy shift to mend poultry business after Covid-19 hit


Coimbatore-based Suguna Foods, the 10th-largest poultry enterprise in the world, was in a tight spot when the pandemic erupted. Its demand plummeted amid rumours that linked chicken consumption to Covid infections. The company also hit a wall in sourcing poultry from farmers and selling them to end consumers amid the nationwide lockdown curbs on movement.  But Suguna […]

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India’s poultry industry urged to build better linkages with maize farmers, FPOs

Mr S K Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India today said, “Maize, known as Queen of cereals is the most important crop after rice and wheat.” Addressing a webinar on  ‘Covid Impact on Maize Value Chain – Challenges and Prospects’ organized by FICCI, Mr Malhotra said, “Farmers are happy to cultivate maize, if there is […]

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