Key issues, countries and systems are put under the microscope as we seek to get under the skin of meat matters and provide thought-provoking commentary.
10-Dec-2013 - US and European meat processors and retailers have made “noticeable improvements” in their farm animal welfare management and reporting, according to a new report.
02-Dec-2013 - The UK’s lamb crop for 2013 has increased by 1%, despite lamb numbers falling by 5% in Scotland and 3% in Northern Ireland.
13-Nov-2013 - China is a potentially valuable market for meat exporters, but negotiating market access can be tricky. Matt Incles, a senior consultant with Promar International, shares his insights.
09-Oct-2013 - Export opportunities for the UK red meat industry are growing, but are still hampered by supply issues and, in the case of Russia, delays in accessing a potentially lucrative market. Carina Perkins reports
04-Oct-2013 - A US report has called on Congress to boost agricultural exports by tackling trade barriers and passing a long-term farm bill.
04-Oct-2013 - Global cattle prices have “bottomed out” after two-and-a-half years of decline, according to the latest report from Rabobank.
25-Sep-2013 - With the worldwide consumption of meat growing, the international meat trade will be travelling to Germany next month to take part in one of the world’s largest food trade fairs.
04-Sep-2013 - The 8th annual Belgian Meat Roundtable brought together Belgian meat industry leaders and international agricultural and meat journalists to discuss problems facing European meat processors, with a focus on the pressure that price volatility and speculation have put on the European meat industry, in particular the pig sector.
30-Aug-2013 - Key global suppliers can tap into China’s increasing appetite for beef, following the country’s struggle to produce enough beef fast enough to meet demand, according to a new report from Rabobank.
06-Aug-2013 - Meat processing is major business in Canada, but can the country recover plummeting exports in the face of tough international competition?
28-Jun-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed its analysis of the health risks posed by meat, which will form the basis for the modernisation of meat inspection across the EU.
14-Jun-2013 - European consumer knowledge and understanding of the meat market is low, which is contributing to a low Market Performance Index (MPI) compared to other goods markets, according to an EU report.
10-Jun-2013 - Chinese company Shuanghui Group recently announced the acquisition of US meat business Smithfield. Ildiko Szalai, an analyst with Euromonitor International, reflects on the reasons behind the deal.
10-Jun-2013 - Cattle throughput is up by over 9% for the year-to-date in the Republic of Ireland (RoI), including increases of 20% for steers and 13% for cows, driven by stronger trading as well as faster disposal of stock and higher mortality rates due to the fodder crisis.
07-Jun-2013 - The E.coli outbreak at Canada’s XL Foods meat processing plant was the result of failures by plant staff and food safety officials, an independent review panel has found.
07-Jun-2013 - Prices for livestock products are expected to remain above historical averages in the medium term, according to a report presented yesterday (June 6) by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
03-Jun-2013 - Despite the Russian meat industry having grown quickly over the last decade it is expected to drop over the next 10 years due to Russia’s new World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership and lower projected domestic consumption growth.
30-May-2013 - The outbreak of H7N9 in eastern and central China could threaten the outlook for global poultry sales, according to the latest quarterly poultry report from Rabobank.
22-May-2013 - The outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China has left 36 dead and caused considerable damage to the local poultry industry. This infographic from Globalmeatnews.com shows the latest statistics on the harm done to human health and the industry.
13-May-2013 - Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
09-May-2013 - In February this year, Viscofan, one of the world’s biggest casings manufacturers, opened a new factory in China. Costing €27.8m, the new collagen extrusion plant in Suzhou, 80km from Shanghai, is Viscofan’s first outside Europe. Here, cattle and pig hides are processed into artificial collagen casings and sold to sausage manufacturers across China and the rest of Asia.
03-May-2013 - More than 250,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen beef was exported from Brazil in the first three months of 2013, which was over a third up on last year.
19-Apr-2013 - A combination of low prices and production costs, reduction in import volumes from non EU countries, increased production in some sheep meat producing countries combined with an increasing demand in emerging markets have paved the way for some EU lamb producers to boost exports and compete on a global scale.
20-Mar-2013 - As the horsemeat scandal continues to spread across Europe and beyond, Simone Baroke, an analyst for Euromonitor, looks at the possible long term impacts.
19-Mar-2013 - In 2013 Russia plans to increase the production of all types of meat by 2.5% on last year’s level – to 11.92 million tonnes in live weight, according to a recent report from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
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