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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.

Estonia moves to halt spread of ASF

Despite preventative measures put in place by Estonia, it was only a matter of time before African swine fever (ASF) spread to the country, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

Poland’s Konspol eyes meat Asian factory following Japan contract

Polish meat processor Konspol has unveiled plans to set up a new meat processing plant in Asia. The company recently signed a contract to export its poultry meat products to...

Future prospects look good for EU pork and beef

EU beef and pork production is expected to increase in 2015, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Australia reiterates commitment on trade with China

The Australian red meat industry has emphasised its commitment to developing a long-term trade relationship with China.

Russian meat processing industry on the brink of going under

The Russian meat processing industry is on the verge of a crisis, with dozens of producers facing the possibility of going bankrupt in the coming months, according to industry sources.

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FAO Meat Price Index up

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Meat Price Index averaged 207.3 points last month – up 1.2% (2.5 points) off July’s revised value.

Norway retail pricing of chicken under spotlight

Norway’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food has included poultry products in its investigation of meat production and retail prices following fresh data indicating a sharp 7.1% price rise, despite an...

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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LPAI outbreak in Laos poultry flock

Two hundred birds have been destroyed after low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was discovered at a poultry farm in Luangprabang, Laos.

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...

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.

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...

African swine fever discovered in Estonia

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

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.

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.