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US meat leaders join forces against Philippine law

American meat industry associations have asked agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack to take action against what they think is an unfair trade deal with the Philippines.

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New burgers boost Wendy’s sales

US fast food company Wendy’s has reported a 2% sales rise in 2011, boosted by a 5.1% increase in the fourth quarter.

Ukraine’s poultry giant achieves 12% sales increase

Ukraine’s poultry leader MHP has posted a 12% sales rise, bolstered by a 7% increase in production in the year ended 31 December 2011.

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

The UK poultry sector needs to focus on consolidation, efficiency and internationalisation to maintain its competitiveness on the EU market, a new report has suggested.

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

Beef exporters have the potential to increase their revenue by 10% to over $6bn in 2012, the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (Abiec) has announced.

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Danish pork exports up 6%

The growth in Danish pork exports continued in the third quarter of 2011, with a 6% rise in the period between January and September, the German association of meat producers...

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South American broiler meat production up 81% in 10 years

South America’s total broiler meat production has increased by 81% between 2001 and 2011, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced.

McDonald’s reveals expansion plans

Burger giant McDonald’s has announced it will open more than 1,300 new restaurants globally next year following a strong performance in 2011.

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Australian beef production up 2.2% in 2012

Beef and veal production is expected to increase by 2.2% in 2012, reaching 2.197m tonnes cwt, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced.

OIE calls for bank support of FMD campaign

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will ask banks to fund a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at its next conference on the topic.

Asian FMD boosts US pork exports

The US was the world’s biggest pork exporter in 2011, shipping 2.24m tonnes, mostly to Asia, Canada and Mexico, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed. November was a...

Brazilian pork suppliers open door to US

Brazil has welcomed a decision by US officials to accept pork imports from Santa Catarina slaughterhouses.

Slowdown for world meat prices

Global meat prices started to slow down at the end of last year, reflecting sharp declines in overall food prices, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Meat slicer boosts processor’s productivity

Leading Middle East processor Al Nabil Company for Food Products has doubled its throughput since installing a new meat slicer.

Food exports help Ireland’s economy

Agri-food’s role in getting Ireland out of its economic crisis received a boost, as food exports grew at three times the rate of total merchandise exports in the first nine...

Poor meat performance contributes to Cargill profit plunge

US processing giant Cargill has announced a huge drop in profit driven in part by poor performance from its meat businesses.

Australia proposes pig slaughter levy increase

Australia’s pork body has submitted a proposal to government seeking permission to increase the pig slaughter levy for the first time in 18 years.

Smithfield "thrives" as profits slide

US meat giant Smithfield Foods has described its business as “thriving” following the announcement of a strong second quarter, with sales up 10% to US$3.3bn. acquired by William Reed Business Media

Decision News Media, publisher of and 16 other websites serving the international food, nutrition, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, has been acquired by the leading UK business-to-business publisher William Reed...

Cranswick adds Perkins Chilled Foods

Cranswick, the UK group with operations as diverse as pork products, sandwiches and pet food, is to extend its presence in the added-value meat sector with the acquisition of Perkins...

Good year for Cremonini

Italian meat products and restaurant group Cremonini ended 2003 with a significant increase in profits, helped by a number of acquisitions and an increasing focus on speciality meat products, especially...

Organic, key element of CAP's future?

A key feature of Europe's drive towards sustainable agriculture is the push for organic farming, said EU commissioner Franz Fischler this week.

Cooperation works

US-based farm cooperative Meadowbrook Farms is set to open a state-of-the-art pork processing plant that will be wholly owned by hog producers.

Disposals, currencies hit Campofrio

Spain's biggest meat processor Campofrio has reported declines in both sales and profits for the first nine months of the year, affected by currency exchange rates and disposals. But operating...

Cremonini rises

A move towards higher margin products and an ongoing programme of debt reduction have helped Italian meat processor Cremonini to a strong rise in sales and profits in the first...