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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.

Push for common halal standard in Denmark

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC/Landbrug & Fødevarer) has invited the country’s leading meat industry players to round-table talks to deepen collaboration between producers, brokers and marketers regarding halal...

Kazakhstan sees meat exports grow amid currency devaluation

In 2014 Kazakhstan increased meat and processed meat exports threefold, while significantly reducing its imports, according to official statistical data.

Smithfield Foods to build new sausage plant

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has announced its intention to construct a $44.8 million sausage plant in a joint venture with Kansas City Sausage.

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Indian heatwave has significant impact on poultry industry

Millions of poultry birds in India have been killed in the recent heatwave, which saw temperatures soar to a high of 49 degrees centigrade in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, in...

Hormel Foods to acquire Applegate Farms

Hormel Foods is to acquire Applegate Farms, the number one natural and organic prepared meats brand in the US.

Provenance of New Zealand foods overlooked

Not enough is being done to promote awareness of the country of origin on New Zealand products, with the result that many overseas consumers are unaware that their meat originates...

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Countdown to World Pork Expo begins

Delegates with links to the pork industry are preparing to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the World Pork Expo, being held on 3-4 June.

Investment expected for Ghanaian poultry industry

The Ghanaian government is to deliver on its promise plough GH¢39m (£6.1m) into its poultry industry, to help create jobs and stimulate growth in the sector, said Deputy Minister of...

Walmart urges suppliers to cut use of livestock antibiotics

US retail giant Walmart Stores is urging its meat, dairy, seafood and egg suppliers to cut back on the use of antibiotics in their livestock, making it the first multiple...

China expands import of beef and lamb from New Zealand

China has become New Zealand’s second-largest market for beef and the largest for its lamb in the 12 months ending 31 March 2015, the Meat Industrial Association (MIA) of New...

US meat industry rises to export challenge

The US meat industry remains upbeat about the prospects for exporting its beef, lamb and pork, despite facing a number of hurdles in the past year.

Danish Crown increases profits despite challenges in Europe

Profits at Danish Crown have increased by 28% in the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, due in part to the takeover of the remaining 50% of leading Polish...

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US salmonella and campylobacter rates on the up

There has been a slight increase in the number of raw meat and poultry products infected by salmonella and campylobacter in the US, according to the latest US Department of...

HKScan to send chicken feet to China

Estonia’s largest meat processor, HKScan Estonia, is to start exporting chilled and frozen poultry to Hong Kong, after gaining approval from the Chinese government.

China beef processor launches online store

One of China’s most ambitious beef processing and distribution firms has said it is setting up its own online store, which will eventually become China’s largest online retailer of beef...

COOL on minor meats would impose increase regulatory burdens

A study into the implications of extending mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) to include ‘minor meats’ such as horse, rabbit and game, has concluded it would "entail higher regulatory...

EU pig exports rise in March

Latest figures from UK pork levy body Bpex show a surge in pork exports from the EU during March.

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Pork seeing success for Mexico in Asia

Mexico is expecting pork exports to increase in 2015, as demand for processed pork continues to grow in Asia.

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Investment announced for Canadian poultry sector

The Canadian agriculture department has announced it will plough nearly $185,000 into improving conditions in which livestock and poultry are transported.

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Leading Russian poultry producer announces favourable financials

Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, has announced strong double-digit growth in both sales and profits in the first quarter of 2015.

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Brazilian beef plants approved by China after reopening of market

Brazil can once again start exporting beef to China after the final "bureaucratic procedures" were overcome following an agreement last year to end the near-three year ban.

Pressure piles on US to scrap COOL rules as American WTO appeal fails

Canadian meat industry officials and politicians have redoubled their calls for the US to liberalise its country of origin labelling (COOL) rules for meat and livestock, now the World Trade...

ASF hits Polish pork exports to China

Without the elimination of African swine fever (ASF) in Poland, it is impossible to export pork to countries outside the European Union (EU), including China, according to a report by...

Abbott says no to live export ban

Australia will not introduce a ban on exports of live cattle to Vietnam, prime minister Tony Abbott said, after a complaint by an animal rights group that some slaughterhouses were...

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Hormel Foods predicts turkey sales fall

Hormel Foods said it expected sales of its turkey products to fall around 15% in the second half of the year, due to a supply shortfall caused by an avian...

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