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UN issues warning over displaced cattle in Sudan

The continued conflict in South Sudan has led to the displacement of millions of cattle in what has been called a "silent emergency" by the United Nations Food and Agriculture...

Cherkizovo suffers ASF outbreak

African swine fever (ASF) has been discovered at two of Cherkizovo’s pig fattening facilities in Russia.

Cherkizovo may cancel major pig project in Russia

The current economic crisis in Russia may force the country’s largest meat operator - Cherkizovo - to cancel the implementation of major pork project in the Voronezh Oblast, according to...

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories to make the headlines this year. From Russia’s ban on meat imports in...

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Additional bird flu outbreaks in Germany

A further two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 have been discovered in Germany.

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Uruguay beef exporters set to benefit from new tracking sytem

Beef producers in Uruguay are emerging as some of the most progressive and successful in Latin America with a universal system for electronically tracking cattle and a continued surge in...

Further FMD cases in South Korea

Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs have been reported in South Korea by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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Wales welcomes news of reduced NZ lamb exports

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has welcomed the news that the quantity of New Zealand lamb available for export in 2015 is expected to be down.

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.

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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).

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...

Mutton takes off in northern China

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

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.

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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...

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.

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...

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...

Mexican horsemeat imports suspended by European Commission

A ban on imports of horsemeat from Mexico has been implemented by the European Commission following food safety concerns.

Lessons to be learned from Maple Leaf’s loose sow housing trial

Canadian hog producers are set to learn from a trial currently under way at a Maple Leaf Foods barn near Steinbach, Manitoba.

Report calls for more awareness about livestock emissions

With global consumption of meat and dairy expected to rise 76% by 2050, against a 2005-07 baseline, a new report has called for greater awareness of the impact of livestock emissions.

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Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak

With the H5N8 strain of avian influenza reaching poultry farms across the globe, GlobalMeatNews has mapped the spread of the listed disease throughout 2014 in order to give you a...

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Canadian bird flu confirmed as H5N2

The recent bird flu outbreak in British Columbia, Canada has been confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of the virus, different to the H5N8 strain which has recently been...