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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.

Australia quality standards program sees significant growth

Eating quality program Meat Standards Australia (MSA) has seen significant growth over the past year, with over three million cattle and six million sheep going through the program.

Terms of Tyson Foods/Hillshire Brands merger finalised

Tyson Foods announced the completion of its merger with Hillshire Brands last week, in a move which positions Tyson as "a clear leader in the prepared foods business", according to...

New report seeks to analyse effectiveness of global traceability systems

The tracking of affected products, following an incident of foodborne illness or animal disease, is just one of the complications to arise as a result of increased global activity in...

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Report highlights importance of India as global meat player

A new report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has highlighted the importance of India on the global market, its bovine meat (buffalo) exports estimated to be...

New Atkins-style diet book promotes consumption of meat

Echoing the Atkins diet, a new book called The Big Fat Surprise has claimed that eating fat, including from red meat, can actually be beneficial to your health.

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Maple Leaf appoints leader in animal wellness

Canadian firm Maple Leaf Foods has appointed Dr Stephanie Cottee as leader, animal wellness.

Globalisation of meat trade presents challenges for packaging

Developing packaging that ensures exported products arrive in the optimum condition is a challenge for manufacturers as the meat industry becomes increasingly globalised.

US packaging show to offer technology seminars

The Pack Expo International Show 2014, held in Chicago, US has announced it will hold educational seminars at its Centre for Trends and Technologies (CTT).

Marel introduces ‘super-hygienic’ grader

Meat equipment manufacturer Marel has revealed a new grading machine which "offers maximum hygiene capabilities".

Bosch to display broad range at Pack Expo

Equipment manufacturer Bosch Packaging Technology is gearing up to exhibit a range of new products at Pack Expo International 2014.

CSB-System introduces ‘optimal product flow’ to meat plant

CSB-System Automation has launched a new software package, which increases "efficiency to ensure optimal process flow" from reception to packaging.

Meat industry in Lithuania suffers heavy losses over ASF and Russian sanctions

Meat producers in Lithuania have reported heavy losses due to the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF) and the sanctions on meat supplies to Russia.

Canadian broiler meat production to rise 2%

A 2% increase in broiler meat production is expected for Canada’s poultry industry in 2015, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

US proposes relaxation of regulations on beef imports from northern Argentina

The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced it is proposing to amend regulations which would enable fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from northern...

Brazil perseveres with efforts to open Indonesian market

Brazil is to raise a dispute with Indonesia, through the World Trade Organisation (WTO), on restrictions imposed on imports of beef from the South American country.

Russia starts to woo Swiss for meat exports

Russian meat importers have started soliciting meat from Switzerland as its ban on European Union (EU) food imports looks set to stay in place for months.

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New home for Danish Meat Research Institute

The Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) recently relocated to new research and development facilities in Taastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen.

MHP increases export of poultry meat to the EU

Ukrainian poultry firm MHP is rapidly increasing the volume of poultry it supplies to markets in the European Union (EU), according to company representatives.

Modest increase expected for Mexico’s poultry industry

A modest increase in the production of broiler meat is expected for Mexico next year, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service.

Global investor takes share of Chinese poultry player

KKR & Co, a global investment firm, has come to a definitive agreement with Chinese poultry producer Fujian Sunner Development Co, to invest around $400m in the business, in return...

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Vets and scientists to discuss animal disease at Edinburgh conference

A global gathering of vets and scientists are meeting to discuss the challenges of gathering health information on wild animals, at the European Wildlife Disease Association Conference this week (25-29...

Argentina to double meat exports to Russia

Argentina will be able to double its supply of meat to the Russian market from about 15,000t in 2013 to almost 30,000t in 2015, taking advantage of the trade restrictions...

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Syrian livestock sector feels the effects of conflict

The livestock sector in Syria has been seriously impacted by the country’s ongoing civil war, with poultry production down by over half compared to pre-conflict levels, cattle herds by 40%,...

Meat production “comes at considerable cost” to environment

The continued growth in meat production worldwide is putting pressure on water and land resources, and "comes at considerable cost" to the environment, according to Worldwatch Institute’s Michael Renner....

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Profit uplift seen for Sanderson Farms

A strong performance in the third quarter has seen sales and income up at US poultry business Sanderson Farms.

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