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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.

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

Japan’s poultry market could benefit from high beef and pork prices

With high market prices expected for beef and pork during the remainder of the year, Japan’s low-priced broiler meat could be at a competitive advantage, according to the latest Global...

US beef and pork export volumes drop

The USA has seen year-on-year export volumes for beef and pork fall for the first time this year.

Suckler cows sector could be hit by EU-US trade agreement, study says

The conclusion of a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the US could have serious adverse consequences for the EU suckler...

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Spotlight on flexitarianism

Almost 50% of the respondents in a special GlobalMeatNews poll said they had actively reduced their meat consumption, suggesting the industry needs to do more to educate consumers about meat’s...

Canadian broiler meat production to rise 2%

A 2% increase in broiler meat production is expected for Canada’s poultry industry in 2015, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Modest increase expected for Mexico’s poultry industry

A modest increase in the production of broiler meat is expected for Mexico next year, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service.

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Syrian livestock sector feels the effects of conflict

The livestock sector in Syria has been seriously impacted by the country’s ongoing civil war, with poultry production down by over half compared to pre-conflict levels, cattle herds by 40%,...

UK exports - the big picture

GlobalMeatNews recently spoke to Jean-Pierre Garnier, head of exports at UK red meat levy bodies Eblex and Bpex, on how UK exports are performing, what challenges are being faced, and...

South Korea expected to import more beef

The Republic of Korea is expected to import more beef in the coming year, as domestic cattle numbers continue to fall, and beef prices rise.

Guest article

Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3% in volume terms, which is above the review period (2009-2014) compound annual growth...

Russian meat industry looks favourably on impact of sanctions

Trade restrictions on meat imports, put in place by the Russian government last week, should have a positive impact on the domestic meat industry, according to representatives of the Russian...

Guest article

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon be available in the EU, commanding top prices. But will consumers actually want...

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Indian meat industry worries about ‘war on meat’, says Euromonitor

India is fast emerging as one of the world’s biggest bovine meat exporters. This, however, does not sit at all well with the country’s newly elected Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata...

Pork prices set to stay high, thanks to PEDv, claims Rabobank

The latest Rabobank report on the global pork market has suggested pork prices will remain high in Q4, due to the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv), entering some countries into...

Australia points to growing importance of US for beef and lamb exports

The USA is a key market for Australian beef and lamb exports and its importance is growing: Australia’s beef exports by volume to America shot up by 53% in the...

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 – at least within the context of fresh food – driven by consumer...

Guest article

Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the same light as China, other parts of Asia and Latin America, but this...

New Zealand lamb exports exceed NZ$2bn

Despite reduced lamb export volumes from New Zealand, the value of Free On Board (FOB) exports exceeded NZ$2bn for only the fourth time in history, in the first nine months...

Increasing price forecast for Australian cattle, thanks to beef demand

Despite a looming shortage of cattle, robust global demand for beef has put a positive spin on Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2014 mid-year cattle projections.

Global poultry production set to leap forward, say experts

Worldwide poultry production will surge ahead in the next nine years, accounting for 28.3 million tonnes (mt) of the additional 57.7mt annual meat production projected from 2011-13 to 2023, according...

EU meat production starts to grow - but exports may tumble, says Brussels report

European Union (EU) meat production is projected to start growing in 2014, according to the European Commission, as Europe’s economic recovery solidifies. This could be up 0.7% year-on-year for beef,...

China Meat Association outlines state of industry to Congress

The pace of change in the Chinese meat industry is rapid, with both demand and prices up, and modernisation continuing apace, the president of the China Meat Association told delegates...

Feature

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Global Meat News thought it timely to take a look at how Brazil’s...