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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.

Meat tax favoured by public, report finds

Global appetite for meat could be in danger as many consumers believe a tax on beef, chicken and poultry is a sure-fire way to reduce climate change.

Syria civil war hits livestock hard

As Syria’s conflict continues, its livestock sector weakens. Now facing a fifth year of civil war, livestock levels are down on even on 2014’s paltry levels, with the sector facing...

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Linden Foods brings new premium brand to international markets

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Foods has launched a new premium brand, Turf & Clover, exclusively for international markets.

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New Zealand farmers enjoy price rise

The prices received by New Zealand farmers for sheep, beef cattle, and grain farming rose 10% in the September 2015 quarter.

ASF concern strikes Finland

Pig producers in Finland fear the spread of African swine fever (ASF) from Eastern Europe to the Scandinavian peninsula, according to a report by the European office of environmental protection...

Syria crisis hits Jordanian meat market

The demand for meat in Jordan has been weakened by the conflict in its troubled neighbour Syria, with the Jordanian economy slowing down due to regional instability, impacting consumer purchasing...

Calls for culls of boar and deer EU

A senior meat industry official has backed calls for the sustainable culling of wild boar and red deer in Europe, made at a meeting of the European Union (EU) Council...

Australia blocks farmland sale to foreign investors

The sale of Australia’s largest cattle property portfolio by S Kidman & Co to a foreign investor has been blocked by Australia’s Treasurer - finance minister Scott Morrison.

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US Congress urged to approve TPP

A group of former US agriculture secretaries have issued an open letter urging Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Tyson Foods plant closures affect 880 jobs

Tyson Foods, the US food company, is to close two of its prepared food plants, affecting the jobs of 880 people. 

Potential Australia, EU trade partnership welcomed by meat industry

Australia and the EU are to secure a closer bilateral trade partnership as a precursor to a formal free trade agreement (FTA).

HSBC report forecasts 17% rise in meat production

Meat production is expected to grow by 17% over the coming decade, with Brazil remaining a key supplier, according to the recently released HSBC Forward Planning 2016.

Industry questions EU insect meat food law

European Union (EU) legislation on insect meat needs to be “practical” and “realistic”, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) says.

Pork blights Brazil’s meat progress

November has been a strong month for Brazil’s growing meat industry. Sales of chicken and beef continue to rise but the price of pork – hit hard by a nationwide...

ICCAW president defends China’s stance on pig welfare

Growing consideration of animal welfare in China has caused a “mini industrial revolution”, the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW) president Xi Chunling has said.

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Australia investigates ‘anti-competitive’ beef claims

The Australian Government has launched an investigation into the red meat processing industry over the claims of anti-competitive behaviour. 

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US beef promotion builds in South Korea

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is focusing on promoting the quality of beef to South Korea

Russia threatens to implement Ukraine food embargo

The impact of Russia's threatened ban on Ukrainian products, including meat, is being evaluated by Ukrainian and Russian politicians and analysts.

Europe takes action on pig meat

Urgent measures to help Europe’s beleaguered pig meat industry have been announced – as well as redoubled efforts to negotiate over the ban on EU pig meat imposed by Russia.

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Rise of the semi-vegetarians

The number of meat-eaters who choose vegetarian options – known as flexitarians – has seen a sharp rise, claims a report from Innova Market Insights. 

EU ministers told to stop pig crisis

The pig market was described as “critical” today by EU farming bodies Copa and Cogeca, who warned EU agriculture ministers of the strain Russia’s export ban has had on the...

Tyson Foods recalls pongy poultry

A large quantity of chicken wings has been recalled by the US protein producer Tyson Foods Inc after fears it had an “off odour”. 

Meat firm to cut energy usage

Scandinavia’s largest meat producer, HKScan, has announced plans to slash its energy usage by 10%, according to a company report.

JBS profits rise, despite US dip

The world’s largest meat processor, Brazilian firm JBS, has reported strong sales growth in its third financial quarter (Q3), driven largely by its food division, despite struggles in its US...

Future of EU sheep discussed

The future of the European sheep meat sector was discussed this week at the first meeting of the newly formed EU Sheep Meat Working Party.

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