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Seasons Greetings from the GlobalMeatNews team

The GlobalMeatNews team would like to wish all of our readers all the very best for the Christmas period, and a prosperous start to the New Year.

Seasons Greetings from the GlobalMeatNews team

Rabobank report ponders new norm for beef prices

Tight cattle and beef supplies were a continuing factor during Q4 of 2014, despite prices softening slightly on the preceding quarter, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Cherkizovo may cancel major pig project in Russia

The current economic crisis in Russia may force the country’s largest meat operator - Cherkizovo - to cancel the implementation of major pork project in the Voronezh Oblast, according to a recent statement by the company’s chief executive Sergei Mikhailov. 

In pictures: Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

France’s most recognisable butcher, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec has caused outrage among his French colleagues by claiming that the best beef in the world comes from England! GlobalMeatNews took a trip to France to visit one of his smallest outlets in the Rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris.

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Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories...

A focus on the retail meat market in the USA
Feature

Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is...

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect...

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

As we come to the end of another year, GlobalMeatNews rounds-up the top 10 animal welfare stories...

Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak
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Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak

With the H5N8 strain of avian influenza reaching poultry farms across the globe, GlobalMeatNews has mapped the...

Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?
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Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk...

A view from Sial

A view from Sial

The great and good in the global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris...

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...