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Australia to encourage rising champions in beef industry

Seven young beef producers will have the chance to take part in the Cattle Council of Australia’s NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative next week.

Saudi poultry production is on the up

The Saudi Arabian poultry sector has experienced major production growth in recent years, according to a recent report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

UK meat industry accuses documentary of ‘scaremongering’

A UK documentary series has been criticised by the meat industry for scaremongering consumers into not eating meat.

US poultry companies recognised for safety performance

Ninety-six US poultry facilities have been recognised for outstanding safety performance, by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.

Danish Crown ships first supplies to Nepal

Danish pork has arrived at the mountainous state of Nepal in the Himalayas, after interest from meat wholesaler Sanu Khadgi saw Danish Crown deliver its first container.

Animal disease monitoring is critical for human health, says FAO

Health and agriculture ministers were told that monitoring animal disease plays a critical role in preventing human disease threats, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),...

Vion announces investment in Bavaria

Dutch food group Vion is to double the pork processing capacity at its Landshut plant in Bavaria, as part of a multi-million euro investment in its Bavarian plants.

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Meat farmers to receive funding from USDA

A US farm in Loudon, New Hampshire has been highlighted as one of nearly 250 operations to receive a portion of a $25m funding pot designed to help rural businesses...

Iran sees drop in meat imports

During 2013/14 meat imports to Iran fell by almost three times to 90,000 tonnes (t) and are expected to drop further this year, following the growth of the country’s own...

UK exports - the big picture

GlobalMeatNews recently spoke to Jean-Pierre Garnier, head of exports at UK red meat levy bodies Eblex and Bpex, on how UK exports are performing, what challenges are being faced, and...

Philippines approves imports from Ireland

Veterinary authorities in the Philippines have approved imports of beef, sheepmeat and pigmeat from the Republic of Ireland.

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Argentina seeks to encourage varied meat consumption

More varied consumption of meat is something that will be encouraged in Argentina as it looks to reduce instances of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

US sees first chilled pork shipment to Colombia

The United States has shipped chilled pork to Colombia for the first time, in what looks to be a market development with huge potential.

UK documentary explores myths around meat consumption

The ongoing and excessive health scares around meat were explored in a television programme in the UK last night.

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JBS sees net income rocket

JBS has reported a 32% increase in net income, to R$29bn, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

South Korea expected to import more beef

The Republic of Korea is expected to import more beef in the coming year, as domestic cattle numbers continue to fall, and beef prices rise.

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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3% in volume terms, which is above the review period (2009-2014) compound annual growth...

National Pork Producers Council continue to press on Japanese trade deal

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has sent a letter to senior trade officials within US President Barack Obama’s administration as part of its mission to get Japan to eliminate...

Russia attacks McDonald’s over meat quality

Russian authorities have said they want to ban production of a number of popular McDonald’s burgers, claiming the fast food chain has violated the country’s legislation, which could result in...

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Canadian agriculture minister highlights cattle opportunities

Gerry Ritz, Canadian agriculture minister, spoke of the benefit of unfettered trade with the US, and increased market access and trade successes, when he addressed delegates at the Canadian Cattlemen’s...

Warnings reinforced over African bushmeat in wake of Ebola outbreak

Warnings continue to be issued across Africa about the consumption of ‘bushmeat’ in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.

Danish government orders full report on listeria outbreak

Denmark’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (MFAF) has ordered food authorities, including the country’s food product agency Fødevarestyrelsen and Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) to deliver a joint...

Bill approved on the reduction of antibiotics

The Californian Assembly has approved a bill which serves to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, but industry groups say it is unlikely to make a difference.

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Cherkizovo renames flagship brand

Russian meat processing giant Cherkizovo Group has changed the name of its flagship brand Cherkizovsky, to Cherkizovo.

Dubai highlights growing importance of halal meat imports

With prospects for economic growth in Dubai and the UAE looking positive, imports of food, particularly meat, will becoming increasingly important as the city’s population grows, according to a report...

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