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Cargill announces Milwaukee plant closure due to cattle shortage

Up to 600 jobs are at risk at Cargill’s beef harvest facility in Milwaukee, after the firm revealed it will shut down the site as of close of business on 1 August 2014.

Drought has affected US cattle numbers, with supply tight

US study shows lean beef can reduce blood pressure

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the US have revealed that the consumption of lean beef as part of a DASH-like diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), could actually reduce systolic blood pressure in humans with normal blood pressure levels.

New alliance formed for tropical livestock farming

Scotland and Africa have come together to work on the challenges faced by farmers of livestock in tropical developing countries.

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Pilgrim’s Pride reports achieves increased EBITDA

JBS subsidiary Pilgrim’s Pride has reported a significant increase in EBITDA from $264.6m to $338.6m in the second quarter of 2014.

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Canadian chicken research enjoys funding boost

An investment of up to CD$275,000 is to be awarded to the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, Canada, to undertake a research project on disease control in its broiler industry.

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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...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions
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Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions

Despite being a traditional livestock country, Afghanistan is no longer self-sufficient due to more than three decades...

Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil
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Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil

Venezuela’s current financial turmoil is compounding problems for the meat industry, where cattlemen and traders alike say...

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