22-May-2013 - Earlier this year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its fourth annual Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report). The report found that SPS trade barriers imposed by emerging and established economies are posing a serious impediment to US meat and poultry exports.
22-May-2013 - Trends in the global beef and lamb sectors will be highlighted at an industry forum arranged by the UK red meat levy board Eblex in June.
17-May-2013 - An Australian animal welfare group has called for the heads of the country’s political parties to give a personal guarantee there will be no more cruelty in the live export trade.
16-May-2013 - An Australian government investigation into alleged abuse of exported sheep in Kuwait has concluded that live export rules had been breached.
16-May-2013 - The government of China’s largest city, Shanghai, is building a blacklist of fraudulent food traders targeted for law enforcement, as a series of meat frauds have emerged nationwide.
15-May-2013 - UK animal welfare campaigners are stepping up a campaign in a bid to monitor the live exports of animals to Europe.
14-May-2013 - Canada’s government has opened a new biomass boiler plant in Quebec to help cattle farmers and processors in the region reduce carcase disposal and handling costs.
13-May-2013 - Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
13-May-2013 - The Australian RSPCA has renewed calls to ban the live export trade following allegations of cruelty to Australian livestock in Egpyt and Malaysia.
10-May-2013 - Canada has signed a deal with Turkey giving exporters of sheep and goat genetics access to the Turkish market.
09-May-2013 - The American Meat Institute, together with seven other meat, poultry and retail associations, has asked for the implementation of the proposed country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rule to be delayed until the World Trade Organisation (WTO) determines whether it would bring the US into compliance with international trade laws.
08-May-2013 - Ireland has appealed for EC support to help tackle its animal fodder crisis, as well as an extension of current subsidies for beleaguered cattle farmers.
03-May-2013 - The Canadian government has eliminated mandatory pre-market registration of meat labels in a bit to cut bureaucracy for the meat processing industry.
03-May-2013 - Sixty three people have been arrested in eastern China accused of selling rat and fox meat as lamb.
01-May-2013 - Australian animal rights campaigners have slammed recommendations made by an independent review into the welfare of exported breeding livestock, warning that it failed to contain any measures that will prevent abuse.
30-Apr-2013 - UK lamb slaughterings are likely to be around 7% lower in the coming 2013/14 season, due to adverse weather conditions hitting production hard, forecasters have warned.
30-Apr-2013 - A new US study has suggested that consuming foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and avoiding red meat could help preserve memory in later life.
29-Apr-2013 - The European Commission has announced a series of three-year spending programmes to help meat producers from around the European Union (EU) sell their products at home and abroad.
26-Apr-2013 - The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has hit back at a recent report which blamed the use of antibiotics in livestock for the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
24-Apr-2013 - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said there are still a number of “crucial” issues to be addressed in order to ensure a workable CAP for Northern Ireland.
22-Apr-2013 - The Indian government is to create a national Veterinary Emergency Response Unit, charged with protecting the country’s huge livestock population during natural disasters, such as floods, fires, droughts and earthquakes, a New Delhi conference has heard.
19-Apr-2013 - A combination of low prices and production costs, reduction in import volumes from non EU countries, increased production in some sheep meat producing countries combined with an increasing demand in emerging markets have paved the way for some EU lamb producers to boost exports and compete on a global scale.
16-Apr-2013 - Sheep and beef farming leaders from across New Zealand will attend the first-ever major industry event that focuses on the environment and farming.
15-Apr-2013 - Massive support for the enforcement of country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules has been felt in the US, after a 35,600 signature petition was sent to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
08-Apr-2013 - The value of Australia’s food exports soared to their highest level for a decade last year, boosted by strong performance in the meat sector.
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