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.
11-Mar-2014 - The ongoing political crisis in the Ukraine has left one of the country’s largest poultry producers facing an uncertain future.
11-Mar-2014 - Since the beginning of the year, Russian pork and beef prices have risen by nearly 25%, according to a recent report by the Specialized Center of Accounting in Agribusiness, part of Russia’s Agriculture Ministry.
11-Mar-2014 - Online Chinese business-to-consumer retailer TMall.com has launched a commercial pork website, which promises delivery of US produce to China in less than 48 hours.
11-Mar-2014 - Australian cattle processor Western Meat Packers Group has decided to retain its status as a family business, despite acquisition and merger propositions.
10-Mar-2014 - Veterinary services in the Customs Union and the European Union (EU) plan to develop a coordinated approach to combat the spread of African swine fever (ASF), according to a statement from Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov.
10-Mar-2014 - European Union (EU) meat demand and production are expected to recover this year, after two years of decline in EU pork and beef supplies, the European Commission predicted recently.
10-Mar-2014 - Scottish collagen casing firm Devro is to invest £50m (US$83.8m) in a new manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China.
10-Mar-2014 - The training of staff in isotopic testing techniques has been taken up as part of a food safety project by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in response to the global challenge of supply chain security.
07-Mar-2014 - The avian influenza (AI) discovered in the Netherlands has been confirmed as low pathogenic (LPAI), according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands.
07-Mar-2014 - Product diversification, driven by a need to match products to China’s expanding but extremely varied retail sector, appears to have been key to profits for 2013 at Chinese pork processor Shuanghui.
07-Mar-2014 - The cost of Brazilian beef is on the up as unseasonably hot weather has resulted in a fall in cattle supplies.
07-Mar-2014 - Ukraine’s revolution and subsequent Russian intervention might have disrupted much of its economy and politics, but the country’s meat and livestock sector has so far emerged unscathed.
07-Mar-2014 - With the Japanese economy on the mend, a positive mood ruled at Foodex in Tokyo.
06-Mar-2014 - One of China’s most respected agricultural experts has used China’s annual parliament – sitting this week in Beijing – to call for the establishment of a chicken reserve to rescue farmers from the current bird flu crisis.
06-Mar-2014 - Russia has lifted an official ban on US pork, but new measures have been imposed which may limit opportunities to supply. With tensions between the two countries continuing to grow, experts warned the future of pork supply remains unclear.
06-Mar-2014 - Traders visiting Dubai for the Gulfood exhibition described the mood as "resolutely upbeat".
06-Mar-2014 - Macau, a special administrative region of China, has given the green light for imports of beef and lamb from the UK.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Commission and the Lithuanian government are considering backing significant hunting and trapping campaigns to reduce wild boar numbers in regions where these animals have contracted African Swine Fever.
05-Mar-2014 - Romania’s leading poultry meat processor Transavia has announced record sales of €135m for 2013 and plans to invest €10m in expanding its meat processing capacities this year.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved the use across the EU of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in heat-treated meat products.
05-Mar-2014 - Danish Crown has taken full ownership of Polish processed meat producer Sokolów, after acquiring the remaining 50% of its shares for around DKK1.3bn (€180m).
04-Mar-2014 - Research from Brazil has pointed to the use of mineral and micronutrient selenium as a potential method of reducing cholesterol in cattle.
04-Mar-2014 - China’s agriculture ministry is to set up monitoring networks for the H7N9 bird flu virus across the country’s provinces, cities and counties say government documents.
04-Mar-2014 - Friland, the Danish Crown-owned organic meat specialist, has entered a tri-partnership to develop Wagyu cattle herds in Denmark and produce Kobe meat for high-end consumers in Denmark and beyond, including restaurants and speciality supermarkets.
04-Mar-2014 - The use of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) on meat and food products has paid off, Welsh meat bosses told politicians and policy leaders at a breakfast in Brussels last week.
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