From raw commodity to added value meal solutions, and the equipment needed to make it all happen, everyone involved in the meat sector needs to keep up with the latest trends to stay one step ahead in business.
12-Mar-2014 - US beef, pork and lamb exports have all increased since the start of 2014, despite the prospect of challenging market conditions ahead, according to new data from the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA).
12-Mar-2014 - Meat imports into the UK market during 2013 rose, according to figures from Welsh meat bosses, although those increases are unlikely to be repeated during 2014.
11-Mar-2014 - The ongoing political crisis in the Ukraine has left one of the country’s largest poultry producers facing an uncertain future.
11-Mar-2014 - Since the beginning of the year, Russian pork and beef prices have risen by nearly 25%, according to a recent report by the Specialized Center of Accounting in Agribusiness, part of Russia’s Agriculture Ministry.
11-Mar-2014 - Online Chinese business-to-consumer retailer TMall.com has launched a commercial pork website, which promises delivery of US produce to China in less than 48 hours.
10-Mar-2014 - Scottish collagen casing firm Devro is to invest £50m (US$83.8m) in a new manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China.
07-Mar-2014 - Product diversification, driven by a need to match products to China’s expanding but extremely varied retail sector, appears to have been key to profits for 2013 at Chinese pork processor Shuanghui.
07-Mar-2014 - With the Japanese economy on the mend, a positive mood ruled at Foodex in Tokyo.
06-Mar-2014 - Russia has lifted an official ban on US pork, but new measures have been imposed which may limit opportunities to supply. With tensions between the two countries continuing to grow, experts warned the future of pork supply remains unclear.
06-Mar-2014 - Traders visiting Dubai for the Gulfood exhibition described the mood as "resolutely upbeat".
06-Mar-2014 - Macau, a special administrative region of China, has given the green light for imports of beef and lamb from the UK.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved the use across the EU of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in heat-treated meat products.
05-Mar-2014 - Danish Crown has taken full ownership of Polish processed meat producer Sokolów, after acquiring the remaining 50% of its shares for around DKK1.3bn (€180m).
04-Mar-2014 - Friland, the Danish Crown-owned organic meat specialist, has entered a tri-partnership to develop Wagyu cattle herds in Denmark and produce Kobe meat for high-end consumers in Denmark and beyond, including restaurants and speciality supermarkets.
04-Mar-2014 - The use of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) on meat and food products has paid off, Welsh meat bosses told politicians and policy leaders at a breakfast in Brussels last week.
03-Mar-2014 - Mariani Foods Europe has acquired UK dried meat business Bare Earth as it looks to expand across Europe.
03-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) and Brazil are to boost their cooperation over health controls in their trade in meat and livestock, said a joint communiqué, released after a summit meeting in Brussels.
03-Mar-2014 - Russia has imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, claiming the unstable political situation in the country does not allow local veterinary services to properly monitor the quality of meat products being exported.
28-Feb-2014 - Maple Leaf Foods has seen sales in its Meat Products Group fall 1.1%, to $742.7 million, in the fourth quarter to 31 December 2013.
27-Feb-2014 - US poultry processor Sanderson Farms announced a year-on-year sales drop of 1.8% to $584.9m, in its trading update for the first quarter ended 31 January 2014.
27-Feb-2014 - The amount of UK beef imported by France went up 8% last year, according the latest figures from UK levy body Eblex.
27-Feb-2014 - The European Union’s (EU) RASFF food safety alert service has warned of E.coli being detected in Brazilian meat cargoes exported to Europe.
27-Feb-2014 - A trade mission made of agricultural leaders from around the US is en route to the Middle East and Europe in a bid to develop further export opportunities for beef, pork and lamb.
26-Feb-2014 - A US study using mice claims barbecued, grilled or fried meat can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, despite conflicting evidence among experts.
25-Feb-2014 - Exports of New Zealand (NZ) lamb have tightened following high levels of drought-induced turn-off earlier last year, according to new figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
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