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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.

China’s pork imports booming

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

Argentines turn to chicken and pork as beef prices soar

Booming inflation is driving consumers in Argentina to switch to chicken and pork and away from the pricier beef, a mainstay for decades.

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Weber on Weber: CEO ‘honoured’ by new role

Doug Weber has been named president and CEO of the eponymously-named Weber Packaging Solutions, a global designer and manufacturer of product labelling used by the meat industry. 

Competition key to meat market growth

How to remain competitive in the face of falling meat consumption is the main challenge facing the meat and livestock industry, Pekka Pesonen, secretary general of EU farmers’ organisation Copa-Cogeca,...

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Premium British meat plugged to Barbados

Exports of British beef and lamb to Barbados present a “significant opportunity” for the meat industry, according to the UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

US pork producers address environmental sustainability

A video released by the National Pork Board, in celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, aims to highlight how pork producers can tackle climate change head-on.

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Alpaca meat hot on Australia’s menu

Think-tanks all over the world have called for the need to diversify protein to ensure a more sustainable food economy, but is eating alpaca meat a step too far? 

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BRF expands operations in Asia

One of the world’s largest food companies, Brazil-based BRF, has announced the acquisition of a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This move is expected to accelerate the company’s international...

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Sial buoyed by exhibitor bookings

Food and drink trade show Sial Paris has confirmed 90% of its exhibitor space is already booked up, six months before the fair kicks off in October. 

Ukraine’s MHP reports export rise in Middle East and Africa

One of Ukraine’s largest poultry producers, MHP, has reported meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) increased significantly in the first quarter of 2016.

US poultry industry suggests regulator operates above the law

A collection of US poultry boards has said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to carry out chicken factory inspections that do not comply with the US Constitution. ...

Cut meat to save environment, new study warns

The World Resource Institute (WRI) has called for a massive rethink in the way we consume meat and dairy, in order to halt global warming and secure a sustainable food...

Australian cattlemen advised on maximising production

Beef producers have been warned that South Australia’s dry weather could put serious pressure on the reproductive performance of cattle.

Europe ‘confident’ on Mercosur deal amid beef row

The European Commission has responded to criticism over its proposed deal with South American trade bloc Mercosur by claiming the outcome will have “great economic benefit”.

Australian meat industry to benefit from technology investment

A new government grant worth AUS$4.8 million to help develop advanced measurement technology in the meat industry has been welcomed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Supreme Poultry and Chickens fined $30,000

A poultry processing plant in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has been fined for breaching conditions of its Environment Protection Licence (EPL). 

Meat imports may undermine efforts to curb antimicrobial resistance

The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics has called for an EU ban on routine antibiotic use in poultry, but conceded this may not be enough to protect public health. 

Inner Mongolia Tianmu Group invests in beef production

A Chinese food processor is bulking up its beef output with a RMB450 million investment to breed 50,000 cattle. 

Kemin’s new ingredient pledges to protect colour and improve flavour

Acerola is the latest product launched by US ingredients manufacturer Kemin Food Technologies, which the company claims is “excellent” for a range of meat producers, especially cured meat makers. 

Cogent Breeding forms joint venture with Universal Sires Australia

UK bovine genetics specialist Cogent Breeding has entered into a partnership with dairy DNA business Universal Sires Australia to form Cogent Australia – a company that will provide beef producers...

US trade representative: TPP inaction ‘alarming’

US trade representative Michael Froman used his keynote speech at the National Cattlemen‘s Beef Association (NCBA) annual policy conference to bang the drum for action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ...

Ukraine hits pork production problems

Ukraine's pork production costs have spiked by nearly 28%, from UAH15 (US$0.58) to UAH19 (US$0.73) per kilogramme over the past two years, while pork prices are under significant pressure, according to...

EU ministers rally to safeguard beef from Mercosur trade deal

The European Commission has faced opposition from 20 politicians over plans to reduce tariffs on Mercosur beef exports, a move many claim will hurt the EU’s agriculture market. ...

Copa-Cogeca slams ‘unacceptable’ EU-Mercosur deal

Farming body Copa-Cogeca tells EU ministers to oppose a deal with South American trade bloc Mercosur that would pave the way to lower tariffs, leading to a “catastrophic impact” on...

South American trade show Alimentec enjoys bookings rise

Alimentec acts as the gateway to the South American market for the global food industry and organisers have said they are pleased to report a year-on-year rise in exhibitor bookings.

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