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European Union: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

Despite ongoing avian influenza outbreaks and increasing competition from imports, strong internal EU demand will drive chicken meat production in 2024.
On January 1, 2024, Belgium took over the rotating Council of the EU Presidency for the following six months. In this role, Belgium will lead the European agenda within the Council and promote cooperation among Member States.
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Ukraine: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

Ukraine’s chicken meat production continued to recover in 2023, driven by low feed costs and stable energy supplies and macroeconomic environment. Facing lower world market poultry prices in the first three quarters of 2023, Ukrainian poultry producers concentrated on import replacement on the domestic market and exports to the European Union, under the tariff- and quota-free access granted to Ukraine in solidarity after Russia’s full-scale invasion.
On January 26, 2024, the European Commission approved two genetically engineered crops (1 maize and 1 rapeseed) for food and animal feed. The two authorizations were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on January 30, 2024, and they remain valid for 10 years.
On January 31, the United Kingdom published draft regulations expanding the “not for EU” label beyond Northern Ireland (NI) to apply to Great Britain (GB) - England, Scotland and Wales.
On December 12, the Secretary of State (SOS) for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Steve Barclay announced draft legislation to stop products from illegal deforestation from being sold in the United Kingdom (UK).
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Ukraine: Exporter Guide Annual

Despite the war following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine's retail, food processing, and food service sectors are functioning. The retail sector is trying to maintain an assortment of imported products.
EU organic sales decreased slightly in 2022, but rebounded in 2023 due to recovering economic conditions.
Pet food demand in Türkiye continues to rocket higher as pet ownership, especially for dogs and cats expands. Sales of dog and cat food soared to $127 million in 2022 and are set to more than double to $300 million by the end of 2027. About two...
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Turkiye: Grain and Feed Update

Wheat, corn, and barley production in MY 2023/24 are forecast at or near record levels due to favorable weather during much of the growing season. Consequently, import demand for these three grains is projected lower year-to-year. Similarly, rice...
In January 2024 the Turkish government established an import quota for feeder cattle at 600,000 head. This number may be increased during the year as determined by the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry and the Turkish Milk and Meat Board (ESK)...
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Ukraine: Grain and Feed Quarterly

Ukraine’s MY2023/24 harvest features higher grain production volumes across the board than the previous year. By the end of 2023, Ukraine independently resumed operations of its major marine ports on the Black Sea, Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Pivdennyi...