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US sees first chilled pork shipment to Colombia

The United States has shipped chilled pork to Colombia for the first time, in what looks to be a market development with huge potential.

Almost 25,000kg of chilled pork was shipped to Cartagena, Colombia at the end of last month

UK documentary explores myths around meat consumption

The ongoing and excessive health scares around meat were explored in a television programme in the UK last night.

South Korea expected to import more beef

The Republic of Korea is expected to import more beef in the coming year, as domestic cattle numbers continue to fall, and beef prices rise.

News in brief

JBS sees net income rocket

JBS has reported a 32% increase in net income, to R$29bn, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
Guest article

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon...

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

On the face of it, things are looking rather rosy for beef in China. Growth is dynamic...

Africa – the four pillars of growth, writes Promar International
Guest article

Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the...

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics
Feature

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014,...

Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry
Feature

Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry

The high costs of finishing pigs in Denmark and avoiding African Swine Fever are just two of...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions
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Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions

Despite being a traditional livestock country, Afghanistan is no longer self-sufficient due to more than three decades...

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