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Leading Belgian producers in major pork merger

Two leading Belgian pork producers, Westvlees and Covalis, are set to join forces in deal which sees them rise up the ranks in term of their global scale.

Workers at Westvlees in Westrozebeke

CIWF seeks tougher animal transport rules

Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has told GlobalMeatNews that European Union (EU) livestock transport rules are being broken within the EU and also when animals are exported outside the bloc.

JBS posts record revenue for 2014

Global meat giant JBS more than doubled (+119.6%) its net income during 2014, with profits amounting to R$2.04bn.

News in brief

Tyson restructures poultry operations in Georgia

Tyson Foods has announced plans to discontinue is poultry operations at Buena Vista, Georgia, as it looks to streamline its operations in the US state.

News in brief

Survey prize winner announced

The winner of our State of the Industry survey prize draw has been selected, following the closure of the survey.

Spotlight

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...