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India buffalo meat exports rise, despite BJP government

Concerns that India’s beef export industry might wither under the new Hindu nationalist BJP-led government have proved unfounded, as between April and October 2014, India exported US$2.66 billion’s worth of buffalo meat, a rise of nearly 16% over the same period in previous year.

Indian buffalo meat exports grew by 16% from April to October 2014

Pasture-fed animals may produce healthier meat, says new report

Pasture-fed animals may produce meat that has enhanced health benefits according to a new research, published by the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists.

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month, held by the Japan Livestock Industry Association. The association hopes to bolster sales to the European Union after import restrictions were lifted last year, following almost a decade of negotiations.

Northern Irish seek Chinese approval to start exports

Northern Irish Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill met with members of the pork industry last week to discuss securing approval to export pork to China.

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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...

A focus on the retail meat market in the USA
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Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is...

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect...

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

As we come to the end of another year, GlobalMeatNews rounds-up the top 10 animal welfare stories...

Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak
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Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak

With the H5N8 strain of avian influenza reaching poultry farms across the globe, GlobalMeatNews has mapped the...

Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?
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Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk...