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Irish hardest hit by Russian ban on bovine offal and fats

Ireland has been especially hard hit by the latest expansion of Russia’s ban on European Union (EU) meat exports, figures released by the European Commission reveal.

Moscow has expanded its existing import restrictions to cover beef offal and beef fats

Japanese plan to raise wagyu sales in EU

Following the EU removal of a ban on imports of Japanese beef, the Asian country is looking to increase sales of the speciality meat Europe, as well as obtaining EU approval for more Japanese plants. 

European trade deal with East African community set to increase meat and livestock trade

Kenya’s meat industry is worried that East Africa’s meat and livestock sector could suffer from the impact of subsidised European Union (EU) exports now that a trade deal has been agreed between the EU and the East African Community (EAC).

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Indian buffalo meat firm eyes export opportunities

An Indian company, “the world’s largest producer and exporter of frozen halal boneless buffalo meat”, will be celebrating 150 years of existence next year.

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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...