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Chinese poultry processor eyes African and Asian export opportunity

A leading Chinese poultry firm has gained a major boost to its export ambitions with a visit to its plants by a delegation of overseas agricultural and veterinary officials, organised...

Olam International invests $150 million in poultry facilities

Olam International Limited (Olam) has opened a new poultry feed mill and day-old chick (DOC) facility in Kaduna State, Nigeria. 

News in brief

Zambeef issues financial results warning

Zambeef has warned that a fungal disease devastating its cropping division could have an “adverse impact” on its full-year trading figures.

World Steak Challenge

Grain better than grass for steak, survey finds

For the third consecutive year, a grain-fed cow won the World Steak Challenge, giving it a 100% success rate. 

Brazilian chicken sales start to recover

Global Brazilian chicken exports are starting to grow again after the rotten meat scandal, with sales slightly ahead of last year.

Brazil beef exports rising after meat scandal

Brazilian beef exports appear to be returning to pre-scandal levels, with global shipments up by nearly a third in July, according to new data.

London investor pumps cash into African chicken farm

Tanzania-based Kingchick Poultry has received a six-figure sum from a London agri-business investor as the African farm aims to scale up operations to supply local markets with low-cost chicken.

World Steak Challenge – video highlights

The juiciest cuts of sirloin, rib-eye and fillet were enjoyed at World Steak Challenge 2017 last week and here you can enjoy highlights of the event with this exclusive video reel.

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in...

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2017.

Mixed response to Zimbabwe livestock development plan

The Zimbabwe government’s plan to roll out a $300 million (m) livestock development programme aimed at resuscitating the country’s ailing meat production sector has prompted mixed reactions from industry experts....

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

Global meat prices grow despite overall food decline

Most global food commodity prices have continued to decline in 2017 but meat has again bucked this trend, claims the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Ukrainian firm’s global chicken sales continue to fly

Ukrainian agro-industrial company MHP has reported rising exports of chicken to global markets, particularly in Asia and North Africa.

News in brief

Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

Brazil meat scandal could spark billions in losses

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal may have weathered the worst of the storm, but financial losses from the corruption saga could still reach $4.8 billion (bn), Fitch Ratings has claimed.

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

Key markets lift ban on Brazilian meat

Brazil has let out a sigh of relief this week after crucial export markets, including China and Egypt, lifted import bans imposed following alleged bribery of meat factory health inspectors. ...

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