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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.

Russia and India discuss free trade deal

Talks are being held between Russia, WTO and India to agree a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Australia's lamb production expected to grow

Increased lamb production and exports are being predicted in the latest Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest sheep industry projections. 

World’s largest cattle range goes on sale in Australia

The largest private landholding in Australia will change ownership over the next few months, including the world’s largest working cattle ranch in the world, Anna Creek Station, in South Australia. ...

Russia’s Cherkizovo reports pork sales hit by African Swine Fever

The largest integrated meat processor in Russia, Cherkizovo, has reported increased sales in its poultry and meat processing division in the first half of 2014, but a decline in sales...

OIE fears African Swine Fever will spread to Europe

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that...

MPC and Drovers Pastoral Company deal close to completion

Two Western Australian businessmen Robbie Forrest and Brett King are buying the Meat and Poultry Company (MPC) and Drovers Pastoral Company (Drovers) out of liquidation through their business Flown Pty...

Putin demands unified system of food quality control in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially instructed the country’s government to create a unified system of quality control for the food industry, with the main focus on livestock products. ...

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this...

News in brief

Avian flu found in Germany

A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.

Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company...

Demand for halal meat picks up pace

The drive to develop of an international standard for halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.

Baltics struggle to recover from Russian trade ban

The Russian trade embargo continues to hit Baltic food producers, although the worst forecasts of the impact on the region's meat industry have not come true.

US executives seek to strengthen beef industry

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force. 

MEPs slam EC’s GMO proposal

A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was strongly opposed by European...

Australia signs pioneering cattle deal with China

Australia has signed a deal to be the first country to export live cattle for slaughter to China. 

New operating conditions for East Ukraine meat industry

Self-proclaimed republics in East Ukraine are looking to develop the meat industry in the region, which suffers from a deficit in meat products, due to the success of mainland Ukraine...

US poultry industry starts nervous recovery

The US poultry industry seems to be recovering, but avian influenza (AI) could rear its head again, Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), has...

Enter now for the World Steak Challenge

Entries are flooding in for the World Steak Challenge (WSC) the new international competition, which will award the top accolade to the World’s Best Steak Producer. 

Australia’s meat inspectors protest ‘unfair’ pay and conditions

Australian meat inspectors and veterinarians are stepping up industrial action in a long-running dispute about pay and conditions.

Iran explores poultry export potential

Iran's recent nuclear deal may bring the country new opportunities for poultry exports to neighbouring countries, which in turn will stimulate domestic production, according to the country’s Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture....

US executives boost beef industry growth plan

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force.

SICK to showcase new packaging sensor

A pneumatic pressure sensor for packaging will be among the new technologies being exhibited at the UK’s PPMA exhibition by packaging and processing specialist SICK this year.

WTO panel tackles China poultry dispute with EU

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel will be formed to rule on China's claims that the EU has broken its WTO commitments by restricting market access to Chinese poultry...

Poland’s pork meat exports return to growth path

Poland’s exports of processed pork meat have returned to growth in the first four months of 2015, with an increase of 6.5% to 128,600 tonnes (t), according to the Polish...

Consumers prefer US-labelled meat products

Despite an attempt to repeal country-of-origin labelling (COOL) in the USA, a study has found that consumers prefer meat products labelled from the US.