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German meat trade robust

Despite reports of weak industrial farming and poor animal protection, consumption of meat and meat products remain stable in Germany, according to the latest figures.

Fall for US pork and beef exports

US pork and beef exports fell slightly year on year during July, with leaders citing higher operating costs and “serious economic challenges”.


Argentine beef: changing all the time but with new production and market opportunities

Argentina has a long tradition when it comes to producing high-quality beef, but the internal and external dynamics within the industry are still subject to ongoing change. This presents both...


Complex balance

Campaign groups are increasingly calling on people to eat less meat to save the planet and improve their health. However, experts argue that the debate surrounding meat and the environment...

World Meat Congress

Tough markets see consumers change habits

With the economic downturn affecting markets all around the world, global consumption habits are changing across the board, consumer expert Helen King told delegates to the World Meat Congress in...

World Meat Congress

GDP fall set to hit meat industry

The economic downturn and fall in global GDP growth is shaping up to be a serious “cloud on the horizon” of the meat industry, a leading expert told delegates to...

World Meat Congress

World pork industry increasingly efficient

Producers and processors around the world are becoming more efficient at making high-quality pork products according to the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) – and it is benefiting the environment.

US sees biggest food price rises for beef and veal

Beef and veal has experienced the greatest price rise of all foods in the US between 2010-2011, according to the latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research...

Indian poultry market potential huge, report claims

The Indian poultry market is expected to grow at a rate of 8-10% per year as demand for processed chicken grows, according to the latest report from Rabobank.

Guest article

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

The agricultural sector in Brazil remains critical to the overall economy per se at some 70% of GDP and employing around 30 million people.


2012 AD

Anaerobic digestion could bring benefits to the UK meat industry's environmental impact, but a lack of clear policy and funding on the issue are holding developments back. Melodie Michel reports


Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks...


Flawed Science

With recent anti-meat hysteria across global media, Carina Perkins talks to some experts who challenge the view that meat and saturated fat is bad for our health.


China’s pork sector: A global powerhouse

China is now clearly the world’s largest player in the global pork industry and produces and consumes over half of all pork in the world. While Chinese prices are currently...

China develops organic meat sector

China’s organic meat producers are increasingly targeting the country’s growing middle class, but prices remain high and standards confusing.

Focus on New Zealand

Marketing NZ lamb in the UK

In a demanding UK market, flexibility and adapting product to meet changing consumer needs have been key for New Zealand lamb.

Focus on New Zealand

Rocky ride for NZ lamb

With lamb supply dropping away, New Zealand has struggled to keep up with global demand and prices have soared, so is there a turnaround on the horizon?

Focus on New Zealand

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

The EU is still New Zealand’s most important export market for chilled lamb, but the balance is shifting as the country opens up new avenues.

Focus on New Zealand

Carbon calculation

Given its distance from many of its meat export markets, New Zealand has to prove itself squeaky clean when it comes to environmental issues, including carbon footprinting.

Guest article

Euro Fallout – Will It Affect You?

Stephen Sidkin gives advice on how to protect your business from any future eurozone currency changes

Overview of the world poultry sector and the role of Thailand

Global broiler production has increased by 37% between 2002 to 2011. Production increased from 59m tonnes in 2002 to 81m tonnes in the main producing countries in 2011. Total world...

Supply discipline key to EU meat industry’s success

EU meat companies need to control supply growth in order to improve margins in a fragile economic environment, a Rabobank report has revealed.


Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins...

Promar International Analysis

Germany a powerhouse on pig production

In terms of the European pig industry, Germany is without doubt the power house of the region for both consumption and production.