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.
09-Dec-2013 - China’s beef prices have been soaring as wealthier consumers consume more meat, and switch to beef from pork. But there are more fundamental issues at stake – not least the collapse in local herd numbers.
09-Dec-2013 - Abu Dhabi farmers are to start supplying meat to major supermarket chains across the country, according to local news reports.
09-Dec-2013 - US beef exports have once again bucked records, with volumes in October increasing by nearly 6%, reaching 107,471 metric tonnes (mt).
09-Dec-2013 - With rising prices and complex supply chains putting the meat industry at increasing risk of food fraud, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading in livestock populations, meat processors and packers are having to work harder than ever to ensure their food is safe.
09-Dec-2013 - Australian beef and sheepmeat bosses are elated following the successful negotiation of a South Korea/Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), suggesting it will save the sector AU$1.25bn over 15 years.
06-Dec-2013 - Northern Irish beef farmers have described Singapore’s decision to allow UK beef imports as an “excellent marketing opportunity” for their quality grass-fed Northern Irish beef.
06-Dec-2013 - The UK’s red meat levy body Eblex arranged for a group of UK farmers from England to visit Italy and learn about its beef and sheep supply chain.
06-Dec-2013 - A UK delegation, including the country’s Prime Minister David Cameron, has travelled to China in a bid to secure a new trade deal for pigs’ trotters.
06-Dec-2013 - A new scientific opinion on bovine animal welfare at slaughterhouses, published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has suggested monitoring for both stun and non-stun procedures.
05-Dec-2013 - A Norwegian abattoir has slaughtered 100 halal-certified reindeer, which have gathered interest from countries as far away as Dubai.
05-Dec-2013 - European meat processor Hilton Food Group has signed a lucrative deal to supply a UK retailer with more fresh meat products.
05-Dec-2013 - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has called on the US Congress to speed up its agreement of the US Farm Bill, so that funds can be released to help American meat exporters promote their goods abroad.
05-Dec-2013 - The European Union (EU) has cut its budget for fighting animal diseases from €199m this year (2013) to just over €160m for 2014. While the European Commission has not explained the reduction, it comes as the EU embarks on a new medium-term budget cycle that includes a real-term financial cut for the first time in the EU’s history.
04-Dec-2013 - Singapore lifted its ban on beef exports from the UK in a trade deal worth an estimated £10m a year to the UK economy.
04-Dec-2013 - Health authorities have confirmed the first human case of avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong.
04-Dec-2013 - Australia’s livestock export traders have said they want to ensure that their lucrative export business with Indonesia is not damaged by the fall-out from a diplomatic row over spying.
04-Dec-2013 - Brazilian beef exports for the year-to-date hit a record $6bn in November, surpassing whole year targets with a month to go.
03-Dec-2013 - The European Commission is currently looking into claims made by the tribal rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) Survival International, regarding alleged human rights violations by a company producing Paraguayan beef.
03-Dec-2013 - The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) has announced the election of Phil Kolodychuk as the board’s new chairman.
03-Dec-2013 - Global packaging firm Sealpac has won an award in Paris for its patented TenderPac system, which it claims can “significantly” extend shelf-life.
03-Dec-2013 - Nearly 40% of the badger population in a UK pilot cull zone were removed, in a bid to control bovine tuberculosis (bTB), UK Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson revealed yesterday.
02-Dec-2013 - One of the biggest concerns for the global meat industry is animal health. Diseases can devastate livestock populations and pose a serious threat to human health, while veterinary and growth-promoting drugs are coming under increasing scrutiny.
02-Dec-2013 - US slaughterhouse and meat packing facilities involved in an animal abuse case have reached a multi-million-dollar settlement.
02-Dec-2013 - Russia’s meat production is set to grow at a slower rate in the run-up to 2016, compared to the period between 2008-2012, new analysis has shown.
02-Dec-2013 - The UK’s lamb crop for 2013 has increased by 1%, despite lamb numbers falling by 5% in Scotland and 3% in Northern Ireland.
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