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US meat and poultry organisations secure USDA funding

24-Apr-2014 - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council have been awarded significant funding for 2014 as part of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Access (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Programs.

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McDonald’s Corporation reveals mixed results for first quarter

24-Apr-2014 - Revenue was up, but operating and net income down in McDonald’s Corporation’s trading update for the first quarter to 31 March 2014.

French processed pork products to be exported to China

23-Apr-2014 - The China representative of France pigmeat association INAPORC has welcomed an agreement between the Chinese and French governments that should enable French processed pigmeat products to be exported to China.

USDA announces new measures to control PEDv spread

23-Apr-2014 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will require reporting of all cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in a bid to try and reduce the spread of these diseases.

Polish poultry industry eyes new investments

23-Apr-2014 - Polish poultry processors are planning a number of new investments to boost output, with a view to increase sales both in the domestic and export markets.

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Maple Leaf closes Brockley Road wiener plant

23-Apr-2014 - Maple Leaf Foods has now closed its wiener production facility on Brockley Road, Hamilton, with production now transferred to its new prepared meats facility in Hamilton.

Ukraine poultry producers adapt to new political conditions

22-Apr-2014 - The current political crisis has brought major changes in the work of Ukraine’s poultry industry, as the country has lost its main sales market and needs to look urgently for new export outlets.

EU-US Free Trade Agreement opportunities discussed during industry visit

22-Apr-2014 - The potential opportunities for the beef and lamb sector from a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the USA were discussed at a recent industry exchange trip earlier this month.

New partnership could boost UK organic meat exports to China

22-Apr-2014 - China will soon be able to buy organic British meat following the announcement of a new export partnership.

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Australian pork producers move to group housing

22-Apr-2014 - Australian pork producers are successfully moving their sows to group housing as part of a concerted effort to produce "high integrity" pork, according to cooperative research centre Pork CRC.

Customs Union faces trade dispute following poultry ban

17-Apr-2014 - The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia looks to be on the brink of a serious trade dispute after Kazakhstan banned the import of poultry from Russia and Belarus.

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Move away from gestation crates could improve Canadian pork’s image

17-Apr-2014 - The Canadian pork industry could have stood to lose CA$1.7bn annually, over the next 15 years, had the decision not been made to move away from the use of gestation crates, animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) Canada has claimed.

Mexican meat prices expected to increase

17-Apr-2014 - The price of meat in Mexico is expected to increase in 2014, according to a new report from Rabobank.

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Date set to finalise US poultry inspection rule

17-Apr-2014 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it intends to finalise the proposed Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule by the end of the calendar year.

US research project investigates Blackhead disease

16-Apr-2014 - A study on Blackhead disease in poultry has pointed to the spreading of litter from pullet houses with affected birds as a potential risk factor.

Brazilian poultry exports show marginal growth

16-Apr-2014 - Volume exports of Brazilian chicken increased by 0.7% in the first three months of 2014, with a total of 907,300 tonnes (t) shipped, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).

Poultry producer MHP sees significant increase in volumes

16-Apr-2014 - Ukrainian poultry producer MHP achieved a 30% year-on-year increase in overall production volumes of chicken meat in the three months to 31 March 2014.

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Halal opportunities discussed at Mexican congress

16-Apr-2014 - Demand for halal meat is expected to increase, alongside the growing demand for beef, according to Doctor Muhammad Munir Chaudry, president of The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).

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Japan sees reoccurrence of HPAI in poultry

15-Apr-2014 - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) has been discovered in the Kumamoto region of Japan.

New round of DNA tests confirmed for EU beef, following horse meat scandal

15-Apr-2014 - European beef products are set to undergo a new round of DNA tests, to check for horsemeat contamination, following a request from the European Commission.

Canadian delegates seek to unlock Asian meat market opportunities

15-Apr-2014 - Canadian agriculture minister Gerry Ritz is to lead a trade mission to the Republic of Korea, in a bid to unlock opportunities in the pork and beef markets, among others.

Kazakhstan to build large goose factory

15-Apr-2014 - The Atyrau region of Kazakhstan has embarked on the construction of a large poultry farm, which will produce goose meat.

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Classical swine fever found in Russian wild boar

15-Apr-2014 - An outbreak of classical swine fever (CSF) has been discovered in multiple locations in Russia.

Russia to introduce social security cards for meat production

14-Apr-2014 - Russia may introduce social security cards for meat production by the end of 2014, in order to stimulate consumption of domestically produced meat, according to the members of the country’s parliament.

Global beef demand being driven by China

14-Apr-2014 - The global beef market looks set to see demand continue to grow, with strong interest coming from China, according to a new Rabobank report.

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