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Argentina to increase beef exports to EU once FMD-linked ban is lifted

Argentina is poised to increase beef exports to the European Union (EU) this year after its government predicted the EU would soon lift foot and mouth disease-related import restrictions for meat from...

Worrying outlook for pork in Rabobank’s Q1 report

The global pork market will remain unsteady in the first quarter of 2016 but will pick up pace in the second quarter, according to Rabobank’s Global Pork Quarterly report.

EU pig market propped up by China

Europe’s beleaguered pig meat market has seen prices fall to its lowest level in a decade, but the sector has capitalised on exports to China, claims AHDB Pork’s market trends...

Britain scores highest in global animal welfare report

UK companies Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose are among the highest-scoring firms in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report. 

Meat packaging to enjoy near-decade of growth, report says

A report by marketing intelligence consultancy Future Market Insight (FMI) says meat packaging sales will achieve single-digit growth between now and 2025. 

Taiwan’s election rages over US drug-fed pork

Should Taiwan import US pork that contains the drug ractopamine? This is the question that Taiwan’s presidential candidates have clashed over in a series of heated televised debates.

Food trend predictions for 2016

New flavours and adaptability are among the top five foodservice trends predicted for 2016.

News in brief

Global value of processed poultry tipped to rise

The global value of processed poultry will exceed $289.1bn in 2020, according to a report by Allied Market Research (AMR). 

US beef exports to stabilise in 2016

Uncertainty and volatility in the US beef export market will stabilise in 2016, according to a report from Rabobank.

Brazil rescues Russia’s appetite for pork

With a string of trade restrictions imposed on Russia, the country’s demand for pork has been saved by Brazil. 

Aus' and Brazil the beef exporters ‘to watch’ in 2016

Beef exporters tipped for success in 2016 include Australia, Brazil, India and the US, according to Rabobank’s global quarterly review on the beef industry.

Global Meat News 2016: editorial specials

Every month, our journalists delve into one topic of particular relevance for the global meat industry, providing insight from several perspectives in a series of exclusive articles. 

News in brief

Global price of poultry drops sharply

Chicken prices around the world have dropped sharply by around 10% compared to last year, according to a report by Rabobank. 

News in brief

Poultry market to have ‘positive’ 2016, says report

The global poultry market has found its equilibrium after a difficult year pushed the global price of poultry down, a report from Rabobank has claimed.

Cut meat consumption to battle global warming, warn experts

People need to alter their dietary habits on a global level in order to battle global warming, experts have warned.

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Rise of the semi-vegetarians

The number of meat-eaters who choose vegetarian options – known as flexitarians – has seen a sharp rise, claims a report from Innova Market Insights. 

TPP tariff data boosts meat traders market potential

Details of cuts to tariffs attached to meat and livestock traded between signatory countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have now been released, helping traders identify new market...

Regional Analysis

Major urban centres lead China's growing appetite for meat

As China continues to urbanise, more Chinese consumers, especially in major cities, are adopting Westernised lifestyles, moving away from their previous vegetable-based diets towards meat-based meals. 

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Exotic meats prove popular in United Arab Emirates

Niche and exotic meat production is growing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with quail and camel increasing in popularity, according to Gulfood 2015 exhibition director Mark Napier.

Warning signs as Denmark pig exports to USA fall

Denmark pig meat exports to the USA have dropped by a significant 18.2% this year so far, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics. 

High expectations for poultry market

The global market for processed poultry meat is estimated to grow to $289.16 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% between 2015 and 2020. 

Sustainable meat and e-commerce key trends for 2016

A global report from the market research firm Mintel has revealed that meat processors should focus on sustainable produce and look to develop an e-commerce avenue for 2016. 

Slow recovery for global pork market

The pork market will continue its slow recovery during the fourth quarter of the year, following the crisis earlier this year that caused the global market to snarl up and...

Fresh approach for Belgian meat

The willingness to explore new markets and flexibility has helped Belgium become the seventh-biggest exporter of pig meat in the world. Aidan Fortune examines the Belgian meat market.

Ghana’s high meat imports highlight domestic production potential

A Ghanaian professor has revealed the meat industry in Ghana produces just 10% of the meat it consumes, and has called for the revamping of the meat industry to create...