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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.

Brazil looks to ramp up beef production as global demand hots up

Brazil is planning to "step up the rapid intensification of its beef production sector", according to agricultural analyst Rabobank.

Mongolia looks to ramp up supplies to Russia following Putin visit

Mongolia is ready for a 10-fold increase in beef exports to Russia, following recent preliminary agreements reached during a September visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the country.

Norwegian government strikes deal with food vendors on salt in meat

Negotiations between grocery food chains in Norway and the country’s ministry of health have resulted in a landmark voluntary agreement under which food retailers will remove salt from ground beef...

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Georgian farmers given boost in export bid to EU

The Georgian Farmers’ Association and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are working together to establish a key global standard in order to boost exports to the European Union.

‘Gold standard outcomes’ for beef are called as part of TPP talks

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) unanimously endorsed a public statement calling for all Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations to support ‘gold standard outcomes’ for beef, during its annual meeting.

ADB to help south Asia slow spread of livestock diseases

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to work with the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to help south Asian nations slow the spread of livestock diseases.

Russia looks to expand list of approved pork suppliers from China

Russia looks set to increase the number of the authorised pork suppliers from China, from two companies to 10, in a bid to close the deficit in its own meat...

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Don Hutchens receives USMEF Distinguished Service Award

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has named Don Hutchens as 2014 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.

WTO finds in favour of US in India trade dispute

The United States has won its World Trade Organisation (WTO) case against India, regarding the restriction of various agricultural exports, including poultry.

Bluetongue disease halts Romania’s live cattle, sheep exports to EU

The Romanian government has decided to halt exports of live cattle and sheep to the EU following the outbreak of bluetongue disease in a number of the country’s counties.

After-effects of PEDv and export bans see pork market cool

It will be a disappointing year for the EU pork industry, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank.

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Ireland launches Beef Pricewatch app

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in Ireland has launched a Beef Pricewatch app.

New Zealand sees successful year for exports

Exports of beef, veal, lamb and mutton were up NZ$480 million on last season, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Economic Service.

US cattlemen’s associations say ‘no’ to supplemental beef checkoff

Forty-five US state cattlemen’s associations have sent a joint letter to agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack, calling for proposals for a supplemental beef checkoff to be abandoned.

Russian pork production expected to grow in 2015

Production of pork in Russia is forecast to increase by close to 6.5% next year, to 2.83 million metric tonnes (mmt), according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

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Perdue Farms reaches settlement over labelling lawsuit

America poultry firm Perdue Farms and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have announced the settlement of two federal court cases, concerning a labelling claim on Perdue’s Harvestland...

Nordic meat company to invest in Estonia

HKScan has announced plans to invest in major production projects in Rakvere, Estonia, as well as western Finland – one of its home markets.

Russia to import meat from Africa

Rosselkhoznadzor may allow meat to be exported to Russia from South Africa and Namibia, according to head of the veterinary watchdog Sergey Dankvert.

Copa-Cogeca calls for pressure to be alleviated on pig sector

European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has asked for further targeted measures to be introduced by the EU, to help support the pigmeat sector, as part of a package of support for...

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Australian firm strikes Japan jerky deal

Australian food company New World Foods has launched its jerky brand Local Legends Beef into the Japanese retail market.

Senior Zimbabwe meat industry figures call for cost reductions to aid exports

The Zimbabwean government has been urged by a major domestic meat processor to take steps that will make local meat more price-competitive and attractive to external markets as it prepares...

Denmark sees reduction in ESBL bacteria in domestic poultry meat

The occurrence of resistant ESBL bacteria in Danish broiler meat has decreased from 36% in 2012, to 25% in 2013.

Taiwan increases imports of US poultry

High pork prices have pushed up US poultry exports to Taiwan, with numbers up significantly during the first half of 2014, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network report,...

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Livestock traceability on the agenda for Canada

Canadian Agri Traceability Services is to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service, following a CA$7.5m investment from the government.

EU beef and poultry sector growing, pork expected to shrink

Beef and poultry production in the European Union (EU) has been growing steadily this year, putting the sectors on track for further growth in 2015, said a new European Commission...