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Pork associations join forces on TPP tariff issue

Associations representing hog farmers in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and the USA have joined forces to push for the elimination of tariffs on pork.

The letter warns that failure to agree on the elimination of tariffs for pork could unravel TPP talks

African swine fever discovered in Estonia

The latest outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) to hit the Baltics has been discovered in Estonia.

UK levy body ponders benefit of China lamb deal

It may still be years away, but UK beef and lamb levy body Eblex has said gaining access to the Chinese market for its lamb would be a "game-changer", with potential returns likely to be in the tens of millions per year.

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Holland wins International Young Butcher Competition

Nathan Burggraaf and Joey Baan from Holland have been named overall winners of the International Young Butcher Competition in Switzerland this month.

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Spotlight on flexitarianism - are consumers cutting their meat intake?
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Spotlight on flexitarianism

Almost 50% of the respondents in a special GlobalMeatNews poll said they had actively reduced their meat...

Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?
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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3%...

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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