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The meat industry is a fast paced sector and its vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments within the sector, be they processor expansion or the changing market conditions around the globe.

Substantial pig and pork processing project planned for China

Thai food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) has teamed with a Singaporean partner for a RMB4 billion pig farming and pork processing project in northern China as part of an ambitious...

Prospects look positive for meat production, according to OECD-FAO report

Growth in livestock production and low feed grain prices look to be on the cards for the meat industry over the next decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook...

Salmonella in poultry still a major risk says EU alert service

The annual report of the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has revealed a 25% increase in notifications of food or feed health risks compared to...

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Turkey jerky experiences significant sales growth

While beef is still the number one meat snack type consumed in the US, turkey jerky is the fastest growing, according to new research by market information company The NPD...

JBS to make further acquisition with Cargill pork business

Cargill is to sell its Wichita-based pork business to JBS USA Pork, for a proposed $1.45 billion.

Dawn Meats looks to double in size following Elivia acquisition approval

Irish processor Dawn Meat’s deal to acquire almost half of French farming cooperative Terrena’s beef processing division, Elivia, has been given the green light by the European Commission.

Iran launches poultry exports to Russia

The first two Iranian companies have received approval to export poultry products to Russia, according to Hooman Fathi, director-general, Bureau of International Affairs and Specialised Organisations at Iran’s Ministry of...

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New chairman elected for EU sheepmeat group

The National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU UK) Charles Sercombe has been elected as chairman of Copa and Cogeca’s Sheepmeat Working Party.

PETA files poultry lawsuit in California

Animal rights campaigner PETA has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) with the Los Angeles Superior Court, in response to reports that allege one-third...

New outbreaks of ASF identified in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Europe countries has accelerated in recent weeks, with a number of new outbreaks reported in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

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Tyson recruits extra staff following investment

US meat giant Tyson Foods is to take on approximately 90 additional workers at its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, as a result of investment at the facility.

US opens market for fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina

Fourteen Brazilian states have been granted access to the US market for fresh beef (chilled or frozen), following a 15-year period of trade restrictions.

Meat trade organisations welcome new Obama trade negotiating powers

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has welcomed the securing of trade promotion authority (TPA) by US President Barack Obama, which will allow him to negotiate trade deals...

Bovine growth could slow for India

While it will continue to be a major player on the global bovine market, the pace of growth in India could well be much lower than that experienced over the...

UK coatings firm announces gluten-free investment

Bowman Ingredients is to make a multi-million pound investment in what it claims is the UK’s first dedicated production facility for gluten-free crumb products.

Retail analysis: Russian Federation

With a population of 143.5 million people last year, Russia consumes approximately 9.8 million tonnes of meat per year, the equivalent of 68kg per capita, according to official data from...

Sustainable beef scheme at McDonald’s Canada sees positive start

Nearly 100 ranchers in Canada have registered to take part in a McDonald’s pilot scheme aimed at ensuring sustainability in the beef sector.

Beef prices weaken during first third of year

Global beef prices have weakened during the first four months of 2015, following a period of record high prices. However, it’s unlikely prices will continue to fall as beef supply...

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Philippines hopes to lift meat exports with new plants

Two new publicly funded meat processing facilities being built in the Philippines are due to be completed within the year, with the aim of helping to boost meat exports from...

Price rises expected for Poland’s poultry meat as consumption grows

Poland’s consumption of poultry meat is expected to reach 28kg per capita this year, up 1.8% compared with 2014, as indicated by data released by the country’s state-run Institute of...

Arguments on meat industry taxation continue in Ukraine

Ukraine may face a rapid drop in meat production if the country’s government decides to cancel benefits on VAT for livestock producers, according to market participants.

New FMD rules could open export opps for African beef

Changes to international regulatory standards for managing foot and mouth disease (FMD), which were adopted at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) world assembly in Paris last month, have...

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Green light given to multi-million dollar Iowa pork processing plant

Work on a new $246m pork processing plant can begin, after council officials from Sioux City, Iowa, approved the sale of land for the plant.

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New appointment made at Cargill’s European poultry HQ

Mary Thompson has been appointed to lead Cargill’s European poultry business based in Hereford, England. She will start her new role on 1 August.