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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.

New funding helps cattle movement in Australia

The Australian government is committing a AU$700 million investment to improving roads in Northern Australia, AU$100m of which is being invested under the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme. 

Poland’s QFG launches new meat processing plant

Polish meat processor QFG has opened a new plant in Pionki, in the country’s central region. The facility is the company’s third meat processing plant in the Polish market. ...

Shortage of wagyu calves puts pressure on Japan beef industry

A severe shortage of wagyu calves in Japan is putting pressure on producers of this special native beef livestock, as calf prices soar and breeders risk a fall in turnover. ...

Sial Paris 2016

Sial hails innovation in meat and meat substitutes

Meat and meat substitutes were at the heart of the award-winning innovation flagged up by Sial Paris, which ran from 16-20 October.

IBM and Walmart use blockchain technology to track China’s pork

US technology and retail giants IBM and Walmart, alongside Beijing’s Tsinghua University, will put Chinese pork on a blockchain in a move to bolster food safety and traceability. 

Jump in meat prices forecast for Ukraine

Prices for all types of meat in Ukraine have started to increase, as of 1 October 2016, as the government has initiated an experiment, temporarily ceasing state regulation of market...

Vermont Smoke & Cure launches exclusive sausage flavours

US sausage supremo Vermont Smoke & Cure has linked up with local businesses Citizen Cider and Jasper Hill Farm to launch five-strong line of flavoursome craft pork bangers. 

‘No alternatives to antibiotics’ warns expert

Leading food scientist Johanna Fink-Gremmels has warned that if meat-producing livestock is infected with a disease and requires treatment there are “no alternatives to antibiotics”.

Europe’s ‘shocking’ antibiotic problem slammed

The failure of many European countries to end routine overuse of antibiotics in farming has been slammed by experts.

Australian cattle numbers hit 20-year low

Australian cattle supplies are at their lowest level in 20 years and likely to remain tight throughout 2017, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest quarterly cattle industry update.

Michigan Turkey Producers to recall produce due to contamination

US poultry firm Michigan Turkey Producers, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is recalling approximately 54,011 pounds of turkey breast products. 

Canada invests in Scrapie eradication

The Canadian government has invested CA$345,720 in the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries. 

MHP to expand poultry facilities in Ukraine and the Netherlands

Ukrainian agricultural holding company MHP plans to invest up to US$500 million in the construction of the second stage of its Vinitsia Poultry Farm in the next few years and...

Duckling’s head torn off in PETA video

An undercover video has unearthed abhorrent animal abuse at a meat factory in the US, where a baby duck’s head is ripped off and workers smash ducks into brick walls....

Atria hails ‘huge opportunity’ with China

Finnish meat processor Atria has unlocked China’s pork market and hopes to export pig meat to one of the world’s most coveted, cash-rich markets by 2017.

Danish organic meat sector eyes exports to northern Germany

Germany is one of Denmark’s largest export markets for organic meat, but industry experts say there is still room for sales growth.

Good news in ‘tough year’ for US meat exports

The US enjoyed its highest-ever pig meat exports for August as the value of trade increased by nearly a fifth, driven by improvements in Mexico and rapid year-long growth in...

Olymel’s $3m pork plant upgrade creates 160 jobs

Canadian meatpacker Olymel will invest CA$3m at its Vallée-Jonction pork factory to renovate its ham deboning lines in a move that will create 160 new jobs.

JBT Corp to acquire Tipper Tie for $160m

JBT Corporation (JBT) has signed a definitive agreement to take over meat processing and packaging machinery manufacturer Tipper Tie for $160m.


Canada’s Welsh lamb deal ‘significant’

A deal for Randall Parker Foods to supply over 300 Canadian stores with lamb has been hailed as a "major" moment by Welsh levy board Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC)....

Duc CEO Joel Marchand resigns

The CEO of French poultry processor Joel Marchand has resigned from his position at Duc citing “personal reasons”.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand shuts several foreign offices

Red meat levy board Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) will shut its overseas bureaus in the UK, South Korea and Japan as part of a “fundamental shift” in strategy.

OSI agrees poultry deal for US$45m

The government in central China is reporting that OSI has agreed to buy out full control of the joint venture poultry breeding and processing firm it runs in Henan province.

EU agriculture chief plans major beef drive

The European commissioner for agriculture and rural development, Phil Hogan, has confirmed Brussels wants to place a “bigger emphasis” on beef over the next three years.

China ends trade ban on Italian pork

China has lifted its 17-year-old trade ban on Italian pork imports, in place since 1999 over swine vesicular disease (SVD) concerns.