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Livestock are the building blocks of the meat industry, and with world production numbers declining overall, the issue is starting to take centre stage on a global level.

Meat parasites have biggest impact on health, finds report

According to a report into food-borne parasites by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), diseases caused by parasites in meat have the greatest impact...

Falling prices and poor relationships hurt Irish beef industry

Ireland’s beef sector is facing tough times – slim profits and poor prices are hurting farmers, industry experts say.

State of emergency declared in Latvia after African swine fever outbreak

Latvia became the third EU state to report instances of African swine fever (ASF) after 13 wild boar and four farmed pigs tested positive for the disease.

US meat body hosts sustainability awareness in South Korea

The United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has reported progress in animal welfare and sustainability awareness in South Korea.

Sheep genome breakthrough could lead to better breeding

Techniques and technology in sheep production could take a major step forward after scientists announced they had completed the first sequencing of the complete sheep genome.

Global beef market prices forecast to strengthen

The global beef market is set to regain its positive momentum in the third quarter of the year once the current high supply has worked its way through the system,...

Kazakhstan seeks to transform beef export industry

Kazakhstan’s promising beef industry is trying to create its own breeder herds, with a plan to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia,...

Austrian firm plans Serbian meat company purchase

Austria’s Gerlinger is planning to acquire insolvent Serbian meat processor Mitros.

Sweden pushes for unity on EU antibiotics reforms

The Swedish government has expanded the scope and ambition of its domestic animal care farm improvement scheme to include creating a "partnership of like-minded European states", willing to back Sweden’s...

Fraudsters profit from high sheep meat prices in China

The high prices of mutton and sheep meat in the Chinese market are attracting fraudsters, with everything from dog and rat being substituted onto unsuspecting consumers.

World Meat Congress - an overview

GlobalMeatNews travelled to Beijing, China for the 20th annual World Meat Congress, which took place from 14-16 June 2014. In this video we give you an overview of the event,...

Good year ahead for pig and poultry industries, claims Gira

Pig and poultry producers are likely to be facing a good year, as long as they are unaffected by disease, according to a leading market analyst.

Meat congress hears diverse view from Russia

Mixed messages were received from the Russian sector during the World Meat Congress, with a presentation calling for increased international co-operation, despite an underlying desire to improve the country’s self-sufficiency....

India set to increase meat presence globally

India is poised to take a larger step on to the world stage when it comes to meat, delegates to the World Meat Congress were told.

Rising prices hit demand for pork in the Customs Union

Demand for pork in Russia and Belarus has dropped following a rapid growth in prices, according to data from local statistics services.

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Further investment for Canadian pig industry

An investment of more than CA$1m has been announced for the Canadian Swine Exporters Association (CSEA), in order to boost international recognition of its purebred swine genetics.

Australian meat body points to danger of self sufficiency

Governments need to stop confusing self sufficiency with food security if they want to ensure there is enough food to feed the growing global population, the global meat industry was...

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Animal health education needed in China, says scientist

China needs to work on educating its industry when it comes to animal health, the World Meat Congress in Beijing was told.

Argentina sets out stall on world beef stage

Argentina is hoping to reclaim its place in the global beef industry after a period in which production of its iconic beef has fallen.

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First licensed vaccine approved for PEDv

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a conditional licence to an Iowan firm for a vaccine that may help in...

Latest from the World Meat Congress: Lamb browning problems addressed

A combination of improved farming and processing practices could help reduce the problems of lamb browning in the Australian market, a scientific study has revealed.

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Swedish government rolls out new pig action plan

Sweden’s ministry of agriculture has responded to its pig industry’s demand for greater state support by producing a new national action plan that aims to help Swedish pig farmers improve...

Animal welfare could prove a barrier to trade

Animal welfare issues could be used as a barrier to trade, veal producers were told at the World Meat Congress in China last week.

Agreement made on EU platform for large carnivores

Eight European stakeholder organisations have signed an agreement to participate in a new EU platform on large carnivores.

Russia to call UN to restrict GM products

Russia may impose a ban on genetically modified (GM) food, including feed and meat from animals grown with the use of GM components, and is also appealing to the United...

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