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US proposes relaxation of regulations on beef imports from northern Argentina

The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced it is proposing to amend regulations which would enable fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from northern...

Brazil perseveres with efforts to open Indonesian market

Brazil is to raise a dispute with Indonesia, through the World Trade Organisation (WTO), on restrictions imposed on imports of beef from the South American country.

Russia starts to woo Swiss for meat exports

Russian meat importers have started soliciting meat from Switzerland as its ban on European Union (EU) food imports looks set to stay in place for months.

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New home for Danish Meat Research Institute

The Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) recently relocated to new research and development facilities in Taastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen.

MHP increases export of poultry meat to the EU

Ukrainian poultry firm MHP is rapidly increasing the volume of poultry it supplies to markets in the European Union (EU), according to company representatives.

Modest increase expected for Mexico’s poultry industry

A modest increase in the production of broiler meat is expected for Mexico next year, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service.

Global investor takes share of Chinese poultry player

KKR & Co, a global investment firm, has come to a definitive agreement with Chinese poultry producer Fujian Sunner Development Co, to invest around $400m in the business, in return...

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Vets and scientists to discuss animal disease at Edinburgh conference

A global gathering of vets and scientists are meeting to discuss the challenges of gathering health information on wild animals, at the European Wildlife Disease Association Conference this week (25-29...

Argentina to double meat exports to Russia

Argentina will be able to double its supply of meat to the Russian market from about 15,000t in 2013 to almost 30,000t in 2015, taking advantage of the trade restrictions...

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Syrian livestock sector feels the effects of conflict

The livestock sector in Syria has been seriously impacted by the country’s ongoing civil war, with poultry production down by over half compared to pre-conflict levels, cattle herds by 40%,...

Meat production “comes at considerable cost” to environment

The continued growth in meat production worldwide is putting pressure on water and land resources, and "comes at considerable cost" to the environment, according to Worldwatch Institute’s Michael Renner....

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Profit uplift seen for Sanderson Farms

A strong performance in the third quarter has seen sales and income up at US poultry business Sanderson Farms.

Alliance formed in Germany on animal welfare

The food industry in Germany has formed an alliance to tackle ongoing criticism about animal husbandry, with the meat industry, farmers and retailers all keen to see stricter animal welfare...

Canada secures Jamaican beef deal

Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada revealed yesterday.

Russia starts closing McDonald’s restaurants

Russian sanitary inspection service Rospotrebnadzor has closed four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow and has initiated inspections in other restaurants across the country in the next stage of the continuing conflict...

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Austria to feel effects of Russian meat ban

Russia’s one-year ban on agricultural imports will have a significant impact on Austrian agricultural exports, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....

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).

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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.

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...

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