Russia plans to increase meat exports tenfold to 1 million tonnes a year by 2020, according to Alexandr Tkachev, the country’s minister of agriculture.
Donald Trump is set to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of the US Department of Agriculture as the President-elect’s inauguration looms closer.
Finnish food company Atria has penned a contract to start trading large volumes of pork with China, a milestone the meat processor’s CEO described as “historic”.
The Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) has declared an “emergency situation” in three regions of the country following outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF).
Hungarian food processing conglomerate Bonafarm is in talks to acquire a stake in local meat processor MCS Vágóhíd Kft.
O’Brien Fine Foods, owner of the Brady Family ham business in Ireland, has announced it is to acquire Faughan Foods.
Finnish meat processor HKScan has lowered its 2016 operating profit forecast for the second time in a matter of months, with at least 35 jobs set to be axed.
A final decision on Russia’s toxic and long-running trade ban on EU pork exports is set to be published within the next six weeks, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
UK-based meat processor Hilton Food Group has traded “slightly” above the board of directors’ expectations as trading for the full-year to 1 January 2017 defied economic forecasts.
The value of Irish food and drink exports last year exceeded a staggering €11bn for the first time in the country’s history – and meat had a big part to play.
Danish Crown’s planned takeover of German slaughterhouse Teterower Fleisch will reinforce the company’s global strategy of increasing revenue generated by beef from 10% to 15%.
Danish Crown is set to become one of Germany’s largest beef processors after the pork giant announced a takeover of slaughterhouse Teterower Fleisch for an undisclosed sum.
Reducing sugar consumption in line with recommendations set out in the Eatwell Guide, are likely to extend the average life expectancy by around six months according to Oxford University researchers.
Packaging manufacturer Multivac has acquired a 49.9% stake in meat-portioning machinery producer TVI for an undisclosed sum.
The US broke its monthly record for pork exports in November 2016 after its record-beating trade increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year.
China’s pig sector looks set to be restrained by a new environmental tax to pay for proper handling of effluent.
Ukraine faces a rising threat from highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI), as the disease spread to two new regions in the past week, while African Swine Fever (ASF) cases continue to grow.
US pork processor Smithfield Foods has increased the number of pregnant sows living in group housing year-on-year as part of a long-term commitment to improving animal welfare.
ABP Food Group is part of a winning European consortium selected to lead “ground-breaking food research” by the prestigious European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Donald Trump’s appointment of Robert Lighthizer as US trade representative singles the US President-elect’s intent to change how America does business – and again, it’s a decision that has divided opinion.