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Polish meat consumption to expand in 2015

Poland’s average meat consumption is forecast to increase to 71 kilograms (kg) per capita in 2014, a rise of some 3.5kg compared with a year earlier, according to figures released...

Saskatchewan to benefit from funding boost for pork development

Canadian federal and provincial governments announced a CA$150,000 funding package for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) this week.

New Zealand lamb boss urges more NZ-EU cooperation

More cooperation and less competition is needed with the EU on lamb according to the chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Second outbreak of bird flu reported in Netherlands

A second outbreak of avian influenza has been discovered at a farm in the Netherlands, the country’s Ministry for Economic Affairs has confirmed.

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai, looking at what products were being showcased and what exhibitors are noticing in...

Danish Crown reports satisfactory results despite Russian ban

Danish Crown has seen revenue slip slightly on last year’s figures in its latest financial statement, from DKK 58,164m (€7,824m) in 2012/13 to DKK 58,029m for the current financial year.

Outbreaks of H5N8 in Europe raise concerns in Post Soviet Union block

Ukraine has banned imports of poultry from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, due to outbreaks of the avian influenza H5N8 strain, according to the country’s State Veterinary and Phytosanitary...

Spain woos Greece over meat exports

Spanish meat producers, seeking new export sales to compensate for repeated bans on deliveries to Russia, have stepped up efforts to woo importers and agents in Greece.

BEUC kicks off campaign for antibiotic reduction in livestock

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has launched a campaign urging EU institutions to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock.

UK bird flu strain confirmed as H5N8

The recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the UK has been confirmed as the H5N8 strain of the disease - the same as the outbreaks in the Netherlands...

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New Cattle Council of Australia president announced

Howard Smith has been elected to take over from Andrew Ogilvie as president of the Cattle Council of Australia.

New Zealand welcomes Korean FTA

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has said that the recently concluded free trade agreement with South Korea should provide a major boost to its red meat exports to the...

EU poultry retailers held to account on third-party fresh products

European Union (EU) poultry retailers may be penalised if they sell salmonella-contaminated fresh products, even when they are processed and packaged by another company, the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

Sweden gets new meat trade organisation

Sweden’s meat sector has established Svenska Köttföretagen (SKF), a new broad-based trade organisation that will promote the industry’s special interests and provide expert advice to members.

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Chicken juice offers perfect environment for campylobacter to flourish

The natural juice from chicken is key to the persistence of campylobacter in food processing sites and kitchens, according to a study carried out at the Institute of Food Research...

New tax initiatives set to hit Ukrainian meat industry

Ukraine’s government intends to increase the tax burden on meat producers, which could result in a strong negative impact on the development of the meat industry in the country in...

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Wales at forefront of lamb category in Italy

PGI Welsh Lamb is now the market leader and the most "well-known" lamb brand in Italian supermarkets, according to Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ Italian agent Jeff...

Multiple bird flu outbreaks reported in Europe

Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks have been reported in the UK and the Netherlands over the past couple of days, following an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu...

Red meat producers set to benefit from China-Australia trade deal

The Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has said that "significant flow-through opportunities" exist for Australian beef producers following the signing of a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) today (17 November)....

Danish ministry to assemble support package for meat industry

Denmark’s ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries has commenced talks with the country’s farming and meat industry organisations to forge a new state emergency support package for the sector....

Miratorg cuts retail chain across Russia

Russian meat giant and agricultural holding company Miratorg has stopped the roll-out of its retail project, as most of the meat shops appeared to be unprofitable, according to the company’s...

Welsh meat wins €4.1m funding boost

Welsh meat bosses are hoping to increase the profile for the country’s lamb and beef across Europe with the launch of a multi-million-euro project.

Cargill launches global nutrition programme

A new global nutrition programme has been launched by Cargill’s animal nutrition business, as it looks to improve feed efficiency and nutrient use in finisher pigs.

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McDonald’s to enter Kazakhstan next year

McDonald’s is to open its first restaurants in Kazakhstan next year – a new market for the fast food chain.

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UK agricultural body aims for world-leading role

The UK Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) chairman Peter Kendall has announced ambitions for the country to lead the way as a world-class centre of agricultural excellence.