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Kane Beef creates jobs after unlocking China

Kane Beef plans to increase its workforce after it became the first meat processor in the state of Texas, US, to start selling beef to China.

Asia: Bird flu outbreaks see 200,000 birds culled

Hundreds of thousands of birds have been culled in the Philippines and Laos after both Southeast Asian countries reported avian influenza (AI) outbreaks.

UK and China sign £200m pork export deal

The UK has signed a new export deal with China to supply pork products.

Chinese livestock firm taps up Southeast Asia

A leading Chinese livestock and meat processing firm wants to tap supply of cattle from south-east Asia, with a cattle quarantine and slaughtering hub planned for the city of Ruili,...

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Lab-grown meat firm in talks to license tech

Hampton Creek has confirmed the Silicon Valley start-up is in talks to license its lab-grown meat technology to some of the world’s biggest meat companies.

Demand for quick meat to fuel poultry processing machinery growth

Demand for easy-to-cook meat will have a positive knock-on effect on the poultry processing equipment sector, which analysts expect to be buoyed by demand for added-value chicken.

Australian beef exports up for first time in two years

Australian beef exports are up year-on-year for the first time in 24 months, with more growth expected after Japan hit the US, Australia’s biggest competitor, with a hefty tax hike. ...

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.

Meat export crisis averted as dockworkers agree contract extension

US meat exporters shipping goods through West Coast ports let out a sigh of relief after dockworkers extended contracts, putting to bed fears of crippling cargo delays. 

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.

Russia's Miratorg reveals new logo

Russian agriculture holding Miratorg has changed all corporate branding to reflect its “evolutionary development as a leader in the Russian meat market”.

Devro aims for future growth in China

Asian and Russian market growth proved to be profitable for casings manufacturer Devro in the first half of the year, but China has been tipped by the business to be...

RusAgro pushes into China by building pig farms

One of Russia’s leading agricultural holdings RusAgro has pledged to build several pigs farms in north-east China.

EU pig production increases but farmgate prices remain steady

The number of pigs being produced within the European Union seasonally has been increasing. Citing data from the European Commission, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) forecasts that this will continue to...

Social media war erupts over Chinese halal delivery service

China’s ambitions to be a halal meat power have been questioned in a social media storm over the use of halal marketing by one of the country’s leading food delivery...

Six Australian meat outfits hit by China ban

China has temporarily suspended six Australian meat plants from exporting beef and lamb – and reports of a breakthrough in talks to resolve the issue have been dismissed. 

Acquisitions assist Atria’s profit rise

Two takeovers in the past 18 months have helped Finnish meat processor Atria post what its CEO called “delightful” profit and sales growth. 

Cargill profit boosted by rising meat demand

Agricultural commodities trader Cargill pulled in some of its best financial results in years, as strong demand for protein lifted earnings.

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

Russia is planning to promote exports of poultry and pork to China and has already started talks with the Chinese government to increase exports beyond their current low volumes. 

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.

Chinese authorities investigate dumped pork

Worries over cold chain integrity and food safety in the imported meat business have arisen in China, where authorities are seeking to trace the origins of a shipment of Danish...

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...

EU meat firms want new export markets as Russia extends ban

The European Union (EU) meat industry has expressed disappointment over the decision by Russia to extend its ban on EU exports of meat and meat products by 18 months, but...

China and US celebrate reopening of beef market

US beef is back in China after a 14-year hiatus and senior meat figures including agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue marked the occasion in quintessentially American style: by eating a giant...

Russian pig sector braced for huge production boom

The Russian pigmeat industry is claiming its domestic production is booming and may reach 4.2 million (m) tonnes this year, up from 3.5m tonnes in 2016.