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Russia aims for 70% decrease in meat imports through investment

The Russian government will allocate RUB570 billion (US$11 billion) to implement an import substitution program for the agricultural industry, with about a third of this amount directed at meat producers. The news was revealed by Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Dmitry Yuriev, as he presented the final draft of a project...

Russian government said the investment would enable the country to boost production of meat from 8.5 million tonnes (t) in 2014 to 10 million t by 2020

Reduction seen in global pork prices

Strong supply coupled with weak demand has seen pork prices fall, putting pressure on producers’ profit margins.

Study suggests conventional meat will cost a premium as demand grows

A review paper on the future of artificial meat has suggested that conventional meat products could be pushed into the premium end of retail, as the world’s population grows, and livestock production cannot keep up with demand.

News in brief

US Congress urged to support Trade Promotion Authority

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), in the US, is urging Congress to pass legislation which could boost American exports, and create new economic opportunities, it said. 

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Anuga FoodTec 2015: meat processing and packaging innovations

Highlights from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Approximately 43,000 visitors descended upon Cologne last week for the Anuga FoodTec show. Spanning four days the...

Analysis of the retail meat sector in Australia
Feature

Retail analysis: Australia

Australians have some of the highest meat per capita consumption rates in the world and consume 121.2kg...

Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations
Guest article

Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations

It is not a rare occurrence for the US and the European Union to be on the...

Segmentation by occasion: can it reverse processed meat slowdown in Europe?
Guest article

Segmentation by occasion: can it reverse processed meat slowdown in Europe?

Processed meat has reached saturation point in developed markets, with Europe seeing a stagnant value compound annual...

NAMI's Barry Carpenter speaks from IPPE

NAMI's Barry Carpenter speaks from IPPE

Barry Carpenter

president, North American Meat Institute

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month,...

In pictures: Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

In pictures: Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

France’s most recognisable butcher, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec has caused outrage among his French colleagues by claiming that...

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories...