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Israel to increase imports of kosher meat

The Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel (CR) has said the country is looking to increase its supply of imported kosher meat.

It is hoped the move with reduce the cost of imported kosher meat

A view from Sial

The great and good in the meat global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris (19-23 October). See our video for a visual trip around the show, and to hear the opinions of just some of the exhibitors.

US cattle industry optimistic about herd size

Optimism about the prospects for the expansion of US cattle herds is high, according to cattle and beef member organisation CattleFax.

News in brief

Larger finishing units offer better return, Danish pig producers told

Producing finishers in larger units has been found to offer a number of benefits, according to recent research undertaken by the Danish Agriculture and Food Council.

Spotlight

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia
Special report

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock...

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

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?
Guest article

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?
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...