Money makes the world go round and the meat industry is no different. Deals are always being brokered and currency fluctuations are a key issue for any global meat trader.
05-Dec-2013 - European meat processor Hilton Food Group has signed a lucrative deal to supply a UK retailer with more fresh meat products.
04-Dec-2013 - Australia’s livestock export traders have said they want to ensure that their lucrative export business with Indonesia is not damaged by the fall-out from a diplomatic row over spying.
04-Dec-2013 - Brazilian beef exports for the year-to-date hit a record $6bn in November, surpassing whole year targets with a month to go.
02-Dec-2013 - US slaughterhouse and meat packing facilities involved in an animal abuse case have reached a multi-million-dollar settlement.
29-Nov-2013 - Poultry production in the Ukraine is set to grow by 10-11% in 2014, which will be an increase of 1.32-1.33m tonnes (mt) on 2013 levels Aleksandr Bakumenko, chairman of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine, told a press conference in Kiev.
28-Nov-2013 - US meat bosses have urged their government to do more to increase meat exports from the country, following an announcement by the European Commission to triple financial support for exports.
27-Nov-2013 - Price inflation in Irish supermarkets has fallen to 2.9% – despite sitting above 4% for the last year – which analysts have said is a welcome boost for shoppers.
27-Nov-2013 - A food ingredients company has claimed an enzyme could triple the value of blood in the meat industry, as well as being the answer to a rising demand for animal proteins.
26-Nov-2013 - The newly installed centre-right Norwegian government has stressed its determination to reduce or abolish controversial tariffs on meat imports from the European Union (EU), despite vocal opposition.
25-Nov-2013 - European supermarket group Carrefour has announced its future waste reduction targets, as well as its current achievements.
25-Nov-2013 - Wendy’s, the world’s third-largest fast-food burger chain, has announced further sales of its restaurants to franchisees in a bid to generate a higher operating margin and stronger free cash-flow.
21-Nov-2013 - Australian beef exporters are nervous about a decision by the Russian government – confirmed directly to Globalmeatnews.com – that it is planning to lift the existing ban on imports of US beef.
20-Nov-2013 - US beef exports continued to climb in September, but pork exports have been hit by Russian restrictions and a downturn in the Japanese market, according to the latest statistics from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
20-Nov-2013 - Ukraine’s biggest poultry processor has seen profits cut almost in half this year, according to the latest financial results.
19-Nov-2013 - A coalition of US agricultural and food organisations has written to Congress demanding action over tariff-free access for developing countries that discriminate against US products.
19-Nov-2013 - US meat processor Tyson foods has reported a solid fourth-quarter performance, boosted by strong chicken and beef sales.
19-Nov-2013 - US meat and livestock groups have welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to lower the biofuels mandate for the first time since it was introduced under the Bush administration.
18-Nov-2013 - China became New Zealand’s biggest single sheepmeat market last year, accounting for 28% of lamb exports, 52% of mutton exports and 33% of sheepmeat exports.
12-Nov-2013 - Meat production and exports in Ukraine have been boosted considerably by foreign investment in the industry this year, according to the country’s agriculture minister.
07-Nov-2013 - The world’s third-largest pork exporter Canada has signed a new free trade agreement (FTA) with Honduras, it was announced on Tuesday.
01-Nov-2013 - The Canadian government has made clear the scale of the European Union (EU) market access secured for Canadian meat exporters within the free trade agreement struck between the EU and Canada.
31-Oct-2013 - Mexico’s poultry sector will invest more than MXN3m (US$232,913) next year in a bid to modernise the country’s production and processing infrastructure.
29-Oct-2013 - US meat processors could face squeezed margins in the near future, according to analysis from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
23-Oct-2013 - McDonald’s has announced relatively stable performance for the third quarter, with Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) still posing a challenge for the burger giant.
21-Oct-2013 - US company Seaboard Foods is set to become one of the largest pork producers in Ukraine after opening negotiations with a local company to construct a huge pig farm in the Kharkiv Oblast region of the country.
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