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ABP secures Japanese beef deal

Irish meat giant ABP Food Group has secured what it claims is the first beef deal with Japan for an Irish producer since 2000. 

Australian cattle deal spurs Chinese interest

A recent deal between China and Australia, which could see one million cattle from Australia headed to China each year, has plenty of takers on the Chinese side.

McDonald’s to change Swedish advertising after watchdog censure

McDonald’s has earned a censure from the Swedish advertising ombudsman, Reklamombudsmannen, which found fault with aspects of its advertising that suggested beef sold in its outlets is largely sourced in...

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US jerky brand breaks into Asian market

Perky Jerky – an American brand of turkey jerky - has been launched into Japan and South Korea.

Avian influenza set to influence market next year

The continued impact of bird flu outbreaks and trade restrictions look set to dominate the poultry market next year, according to a new report by Rabobank.


Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is waning as buyers seek more information on sourcing and preparation, according to key...

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McDonald’s link up with NZ beef processors

McDonald’s New Zealand has established two sustainable beef integration programmes, alongside Silver Fern Farms, ANZCO Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

Brazil looks to achieve US$7bn in beef export revenues

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) has said it hopes to achieve a record US$7bn in revenues by the end of 2014, in a fitting celebration of the...

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories...

Germany sees reduced pork exports to Ukraine

By the end of 2014, pork imports from Germany to Ukraine could drop by 19.4% – to 29,000 tonnes (t), according to representatives of German Meat*, the joint export promotion...

Mutton takes off in northern China

As temperatures plunge in northern China, supermarkets are reporting a brisk trade in packaged mutton for hotpot.

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New cases of H5N8 birdflu in Europe and the US

Further outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian influenza have been reported in Italy, and the US.

Bird flu hinders attempts to open Chinese market to European poultry

The outbreaks of bird flu in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands are hampering efforts to create export markets in mainland China for these countries’ poultry and poultry products.

European countries unite on animal welfare

Agriculture ministers from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands signed a declaration on improving animal welfare at European level, this week.

Finland replaces Russian market for pork exports

New markets have been found for Finnish pork that was originally destined for Russia, according to the country’s food safety authority Evira.

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Additional bird flu outbreaks in BC, Canada

A further four outbreaks of the highly pathogenic bird flu strain H5N2 have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal...

Chicken consumption is up in Brazil

Per capita consumption of chicken meat in Brazil has returned to growth, following a decline last year, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

As we come to the end of another year, GlobalMeatNews rounds-up the top 10 animal welfare stories that made the headlines in 2014.

Russian firm Eurodon boosts turkey production

Russia’s largest turkey meat producer Eurodon will triple its production within the next two years in order to meet growing demand on the domestic market, according to its management.

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Japanese minister signals reopening of Brazilian beef market

Brazil is optimistic that exports of its beef to Japan could resume, after the Japanese Deputy Minister for Agriculture for International Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Hisao Harihara, signalled his intent...

Spanish pork producers target greater sales in Mexico

Mexican inspectors have visited 15 meat businesses in Spain as trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Mexico raise the prospect of greater exports to the Latin American country.

Polish court rules non-stun slaughter ban unconstitutional

Poland’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s ban on non-stun slaughter is unconstitutional, and represents a violation of religious freedom.

Moldova increases meat production

During the first three quarters of 2014, production of meat in Moldova jumped by 25.3% year-on-year to 162,300 tonnes (t), according to a new report released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

EU extends rules on pig imports from US and Canada

The European Commission has extended health controls on imports of live pigs from the USA and Canada until 31 October next year (2015) because of concerns about continued cases of...

Kazakhstan looks to invigorate beef production industry

Increasing its seedstock, building larger capacity slaughterhouses and launching world-class information systems for animal identification and traceability are just some of the measures Kazakhstan plans to implement in order to...