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EU mandates electronic databases for horse identification

The identities of all seven million horses within the European Union (EU) will have to be logged on to central computerised national databases from 2016 under a strengthened EU equine passport system.

A passport system will operate to prevent horse meat being sold as beef

Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Cherkizovo to invest RUB4bn in pork and poultry

Russian meat giant Cherkizovo Group is to invest RUB4bn (US$104m) in the expansion of its pork and poultry production facilities in Voronezh.

Australian cattle and sheep producers welcome reduction in export red tape

Cattle and sheep producers in Australia have welcomed an announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, to streamline the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) in order to increase its effectiveness.

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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...