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Russia increases meat production thanks to food embargo

During the first quarter of 2015, Russia produced 1.545 million tonnes (t) of meat, 15.2% more than in the same period last year, according to an official report from the country’s Agricultural Ministry.

The strongest increase during this period was seen in the poultry industry

Encouraging cattle weights seen in US

Cattle numbers in the US are on the up, but beef exports are continuing to be dragged down by a strong US dollar and high domestic beef prices, according to the May 2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, published by the US Department of Agriculture.

EU beef farmers call for European Commission help

European Union (EU) beef farmers have called for help in finding new markets to make up for the loss of exports to Russia in the wake of the crisis over Ukraine.

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Controlling stake in major French poultry exporter set to be sold

Agricultural co-operative Terrena is in exclusive talks to buy a controlling stake in Doux, France’s largest poultry exporter.

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Australian minister rejects cattle biosecurity “scaremongering”

The Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has rejected suggestions that he would support measures in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that could lead to the lowering of biosecurity standards.

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