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Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

Cherkizovo to invest RUB4bn in pork and poultry

Russian meat giant Cherkizovo Group is to invest RUB4bn (US$104m) in the expansion of its pork and poultry production facilities in Voronezh.

Australian cattle and sheep producers welcome reduction in export red tape

Cattle and sheep producers in Australia have welcomed an announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, to streamline the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) in...

EU mandates electronic databases for horse identification

The identities of all seven million horses within the European Union (EU) will have to be logged on to central computerised national databases from 2016 under a strengthened EU equine...

UK levy body ponders benefit of China lamb deal

It may still be years away, but UK beef and lamb levy body Eblex has said gaining access to the Chinese market for its lamb would be a "game-changer", with...

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Holland wins International Young Butcher Competition

Nathan Burggraaf and Joey Baan from Holland have been named overall winners of the International Young Butcher Competition in Switzerland this month.

Pork associations join forces on TPP tariff issue

Associations representing hog farmers in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and the USA have joined forces to push for the elimination of tariffs on pork.

African swine fever discovered in Estonia

The latest outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) to hit the Baltics has been discovered in Estonia.

US, Europe and China key to Paraguay becoming world’s 5th beef exporter

Paraguay is now the world’s eighth top beef exporter, according to US government figures, ahead of meat superpowers such as Argentina (11th), but their aim is to be number five...

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Australian beef production sees increase

Beef production increased by 1% in July, to 211,000 tonnes (t), according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Study points to positive effect of red meat for elderly

An Australian piece of research has suggested that a red meat-rich diet helps preserve the health of the elderly.

Investment in Canadian livestock genetics announced

The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA) is to benefit from CA$1.6m-worth of government funding.

Genus announces pig production agreement in China

Global animal genetics company Genus, has entered into a strategic partnership with River Stone Farm (Shandong) Co, in China, in an agreement which will see it become the Group’s first...

Belarus and Kazakhstan to benefit from Russian meat embargo

Belarus and Kazakhstan look set to increase their supplies of meat to Russia, as the recently implemented trade restrictions on imports have created a bigger demand and attractive prices, according...

New EU proposals on medicated feed for livestock welcomed

Pan-European agriculture association Copa-Cogeca has welcomed a new package of EU Commission proposals on veterinary medicine and medicated feed for livestock.

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McDonald’s sees significant sales drop in APMEA

Global fast food chain McDonald’s has seen sales drop 14.5% in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region.

Russian agri-firm invests in export plans for China

RusAgro, one of Russia’s largest agricultural holdings, has announced an investment of RUB60 billion (US$1.61bn) in the development of pork production in the far east of the country, as well...

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Australia welcomes removal of red tape for access to EU

The Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) said it has welcomed the move from the European Union Cattle Accreditation System (EUCAS) to do away with the requirement for lime green tail...

Japan’s poultry market could benefit from high beef and pork prices

With high market prices expected for beef and pork during the remainder of the year, Japan’s low-priced broiler meat could be at a competitive advantage, according to the latest Global...

Hilton Food Group grows in Western Europe

Specialist retail meat packing business Hilton Food Group has seen continued growth in Western Europe, which has helped push up profit after tax by 1.8%, to £10.2m, for the 28...

Argentina is hopeful US move will set precedent for its beef

Argentina is "delighted" that the USA has acknowledged the regions of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B are free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and hopes its proposal to allow imports...

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US’ third-largest poultry producer cuts use of antibiotics

Perdue Foods has announced it is has stopped using antibiotics in its chicken hatcheries – a process that has taken five years to fully implement.

Shake-up at Meat and Livestock Australia, as industry grumbles about funding

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will cut its budget by 10% of its operating costs and plans on revamping its research programme, amidst grumbles from the industry about its funding...

US beef and pork export volumes drop

The USA has seen year-on-year export volumes for beef and pork fall for the first time this year.

Australian Pork sets out five-year strategy

Australian Pork Limited (APL) has set out its strategy for the next five years, as it looks to drive forward the AU$1bn sector.

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