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US poultry body seeks alternative killing methods

The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting proposals on alternative humane ways of killing recently hatched chicks and poults that cannot be used commercially. 

Trans-Pacific Partnership considers removal of tariffs

US beef looks set for a boost, with trade barriers among Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries set for removal following meetings with trade ministers in Atlanta this week.

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McDonald’s Japanese arm bounces back in August

The Japanese arm of McDonald’s, one of the largest single users of Australian beef globally, has registered an increase in sales in August after 19 months of negative performance.

Indian man killed over allegations of beef consumption

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a mob lynching in India, over alleged rumours that he and his family had been storing and consuming beef, according to the BBC.

WTO forecasts lower global trade growth

World Trade Organisation (WTO) economists have lowered their forecast for world trade growth in 2015 to 2.8%, from the 3.3% forecast made in April, and reduced their estimate for 2016 to 3.9% from 4%.

Strong dollar hitting beef exports

The strong US dollar is having an impact on its beef trade, with high levels of imports from cheaper global markets and a 10% year-on-year to July reduction in its...

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Group CEO of Danish Crown to step down

Kjeld Johannesen, group CEO of food processing company Danish Crown, is to step down on 1 April 2016 after 27 years in the position.

New Zealand lamb exports down 3%

New Zealand lamb exports declined 3% this season, new figures from Statistics New Zealand have shown. 

Mongolia sets out hopes for large-scale beef exports

This winter Mongolia hopes to send 10.4 million head of cattle to slaughter, including 5.6m for export purposes, which would bring the country’s export volumes to 126,300 tonnes (t). According...

Copa and Cogeca issues target warning to MEPs

Copa and Cogeca has called for “realistic and achievable targets” to be included in the Review of EU Air Quality Policy at a meeting of MEPs on Tuesday 29 September,...

British lamb launched in Hong Kong

Fresh and frozen Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb is set to hit 50 premium supermarkets in Hong Kong. 

Suppliers unmoved by new meat standards in India

India has released a draft of its first microbiological standards for meat and meat products. 

Major reductions in pig population forecast for Latvia and Estonia

Latvia and Estonia could almost halve the volume of pork they produce in the next few years, as both countries find themselves unable to halt the spread of African swine...

Iceland concerned over impact of EU deals

Icelandic farmers are worried that two key trade agreements with the European Union (EU) will result in an influx of imported processed meat products - offsetting potential gains in increasing...

Flooding costs farmers NZ$70m

Flooding on New Zealand’s north island in June cost the farming industry NZ$70 million, a report published by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has estimated. 

Argentinian broiler production on the rise

Broiler production in Argentina is expected to reach a record 2.1 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, fuelled by growth in exports, according to a new US Department of Agriculture...

Sweden sees fall in pork imports

Bad publicity in Sweden for the pig meat sector in the past year – including television programmes critical of industry welfare and public debates over the heavy usage of antibiotics...

Fresh approach for Belgian meat

The willingness to explore new markets and flexibility has helped Belgium become the seventh-biggest exporter of pig meat in the world. Aidan Fortune examines the Belgian meat market.

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Sanderson recalls poultry products

Sanderson Farms is recalling approximately 551,090lb of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. ...

New pig vaccine developed by Ceva Sante Animale

A new vaccine targeting the pig respiratory condition porcine pneumonia has been launched by global animal health company, Ceva Sante Animale. 

Cargill to move mince production from Nebraska

Cargill is to convert its beef mince plant in Columbus, Nebraska to a cooked meats facility and will relocate mince production to another site. The cost of the changes will...

JBS acquisition of Moy Park approved

The European Commission has granted European Union (EU) regulatory approval to Brazil-based meat producer JBS’ acquisition of UK-based poultry meat supplier Moy Park Holdings (Europe).  

Montana farmers meet with Congress over COOL

The Montana Farmers’ Union (MFU) has met with members of the US Congress to urge support for country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. 

Turkey’s poultry exports drop in 2015

Turkey’s poultry exports have decreased by 50% so far in 2015 following speculation over potential bird flu cases and escalating terror attacks in its export markets, according to senior industry...

Scotch Beef and Lamb highlighted at Anuga

The Scottish red meat industry will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI in Cologne, Germany at the world’s largest food trade fair at Anuga. 

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