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Estonian meat producers see profit hike despite Russian embargo and ASF fears

The Estonian meat industry achieved total revenues of €310.3 million (m), in 2014, with profits of around €16.8m - an increase of 55% on the previous year, according to the...

Strong US dollar pushes exports down

US beef, pork and poultry all saw exports decline during the first two months of 2015, as the strong dollar makes them a less tempting offer for importers.

Favourable views on insects as animal feed

It seems the idea of using insects in animal feed is generally looked upon favourably by consumers and industry, according to research by Ghent University in Belgium.

New Zealand sees higher returns for beef exports

A strong US dollar has contributed to higher returns for New Zealand beef, as strong demand continued in the first half of the 2014-15 season.

Iraq Customs tax retracted on Turkish poultry, but full chicken imports halted

Iraq’s government has been undertaking a series of policy twists to restrict the exports of poultry products from Turkey, according to the Turkish Poultry Promotion Group.

US reports show decreasing antimicrobial resistance in meat

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has said it was pleased with the findings of two US Food and Drug Administration reports, which showed mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance.

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Cargill’s Hazleton meat plant achieves landfill-free status

Cargill has achieved zero-waste to landfill at its Hazleton plant in Pennsylvania, US.

Canadian beef firm spends $20m to create high-tech plant

A state-of-the-art beef processing facility is set to open in Canada this year, which its owners claim is the "first of its kind" in North America.

Global beef export forecast revised upwards

World beef export predictions for 2015, made last October by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been revised to nearly 3% higher to a record 10.2 million tons (mt).

Russia continues to tighten GMO legislation

Russia has seen a number of further restrictions on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO), as the State Duma has started to consider a new bill, which could add...

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed on US poultry farm

A potentially lethal strain of avian influenza has been found on a commercial poultry farm in the US.

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Positivity shines through in State of the Industry Survey

The general feeling in the global meat trading and processing industry is one of optimism, according to GlobalMeatNews’ annual State of the Industry Survey .

Weather looks set to hit Aussie cattle prices

A three-month period of rainfall has the potential to give Australian cattle prices “a strong kick”, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest quarterly update.

Myanmar opens its doors to high-quality meat imports from Brazil, Japan and US

Myanmar will soon be importing more high-quality pork and beef products following discussions in March between Myanmar’s Meat Industry Board and representatives of meat producers from the USA, Japan and...

Mexico and Peru remove barriers to trade for US

US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Scottish beef market under pressure

Scottish beef producers are suffering severe pressure on price and experiencing marketing delays during the crucial spring months, according to the National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS).

Stress can lead to disease in pigs, finds UK study

Scientists in the UK have found stress can make pigs more likely to suffer from Porcine Circo Associated Diseases (PCVAD).

McDonald’s Japan underlines beef quality

Videos looking at Australian beef farms have been produced by McDonald’s Japan to promote its burgers to customers, in an attempt to restore the fast food chain’s reputation.

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Vietnam grants full access for US beef

Vietnam has removed all cattle age restrictions on imported beef from the US.

Talks of slaughterhouse closure in Danish Crown/Tican merger

Denmark’s meat industry anticipates the streamlining of production and possible closure of at least one slaughterhouse in the wake of Danish Crown’s acquisition and merger with Tican. The deal was...

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New avian influenza outbreaks confirmed in US

Further cases of avian influenza have been reported in the US, as the disease increases its spread.

Latvian meat processor Forevers expands production capacity

Latvian meat processor Forevers plans to invest €12.8 million in the expansion of its production capacities between now and 2018, despite the difficulties it has experienced due to the Russian...

Cargill’s performance boosted by meat

Cargill has said positive results in its third quarter were driven by its global group of meat and animal nutrition businesses. 

Biotech firm claims new solution will cut antibiotic usage in chicken

An American biotech company claims to have developed a solution to help meet industry demand for antibiotic-free chicken.

Australian pork industry optimistic about proposed changes to COOL

The Australian government is to begin consulting on moves to introduce improved country-of-origin labelling (COOL), to cater for consumer demand for more consistency and clarity when it comes to the...