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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.

Stock exchange woes hit Chinese meat industry

Meat and other agricultural businesses in China have been among the worst hit by the slump affecting Chinese stock exchanges.

Chinese beef company claims top-notch traceability

China’s leading beef processor has “taken beef traceability to a new level”, according to the company’s boss.

Russia targets venison production

Major investment in Russian venison production is being made in Kamchatka Oblast by local venture Revival of Reindeer Breeding Development.

US studies reveal mince contamination and mislabelling

Two years after the UK meat industry was rocked by the discovery of horsemeat in dozens of beef products, a new study in the US has discovered the widespread contamination...

Ukraine eyes meat export growth in Middle East, Asia

Ukraine expects to double poultry meat exports by 2018 and boost export growth for other meats off the back of increased trade with the Middle East and South-East Asia.

Brazil: food export value falls despite meat volume growth

Brazil's meat export volume growth is failing to offset declines in general food exports, in line with its depreciating currency.

Zambeef wins praise in Zambia’s Central Province

Zambeef Products has been commended by Zambia’s Central Province minister Davies Chisopa for its contribution to employment and work with local farmers.

Promising future for Australian beef

Strong international demand, a depreciating dollar and trade agreements are all contributing to a bright future for the Australian beef industry.

China and India predicted for grocery growth

The Chinese grocery market is set to grow 33% between now and 2020.

Australian retailer fined for mislabelling bacon

Australian firm Conroy’s has been fined $10,200 after it was accused by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to have mislabelled Danish bacon as Australian.

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French pigmeat market struggles on

The French national pigmeat market resumed auctions on Tuesday without the two leading processors who are still boycotting the wholesale market.

Nyanga slaughter site in the works

The sight of meat traders slaughtering animals in the street may soon come to an end in the Cape Town district of Nyanga, South Africa, after city officials and the...

US beef import industry aided by the US dollar

The strong US dollar is contributing to a growth in the country’s imports of beef and a slowdown in its beef export business, according to the US Department of Agriculture...

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New Australian abattoir on the search for cattle

The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is searching for available cattle to be processed at its new abattoir near Darwin.

Decrease in Chinese pork production benefits competitors

Pork exporters in the EU, the US and Canada are all well positioned to benefit from a drop in Chinese pork production throughout 2015 and into 2016.

Romania sees processed meat sales rise after VAT cut

Following a decision made by the Romanian government to reduce the VAT on meat and processed meat products from the rate of 24% to 9% this year, the country’s retail...

US poultry firms wait for South Africa to admit AGOA-deal exports

The extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) may have occurred over a month ago, but US poultry and pork exporters say they have yet to receive a...

EU prefers cheaper cuts of beef

Consumers in EU countries France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy are favouring cheaper cuts of beef rather than premium cuts.  

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APHIS seeks views on carcase management

Comments are being sought by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for mass carcase management.

Chinese authorities seek to reassure beef consumers after anthrax outbreak

Authorities in one of China’s key meat processing regions are seeking to reassure consumers it is safe to eat beef after an outbreak of anthrax in the local herd.

Armenian poultry business demands import restrictions on cheap chicken

The chairman of Armenia’s Union of Poultry Farmers Sergey Stepanyan has called on the country’s government to impose import restrictions on cheap chicken meat, which he claimed pushes down domestic...

Avian flu costs US poultry and egg industry $390m

The avian flu virus has cost the US egg and poultry industry nearly $390 million because of a 14% drop in exports during the first half of 2015 compared to 2014.

FDA warns against salmonella and campylobacter

Salmonella and campylobacter are the leading bacterial causes of foodborne illness, said the latest US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report called the 2012-2013 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)....

Auchan to open meat plant in Russia

French retailer Auchan has announced plans to build a meat plant in Russia, following a veterinary scandal at the Russian arm of the retailer.

China tackles over-capacity issues

One of China’s leading meat-producing regions has come up with a radical solution to fix the over-capacity problem in the local processing sector.

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