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Australian cattlemen face up to new disease rules

Australian cattle producers have just seven days left before deregulation to managing Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) comes into full force.

KFC Australia’s ‘logical next step’ is home delivery

Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Australian arm is branching into home delivery. 

Politician wants protection for Australian beef

Beef processed outside of Australia but marketed as ‘Australian’ could be made illegal if MPs get their way, with a fine of more than US$1 million (m) being proposed. 

Tourists tricked into eating dog meat in Bali

Holidaymakers are unwittingly eating dog meat on the Indonesian island of Bali, according to an Animals Australia investigation, raising questions about food safety and animal abuse. 

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.

Imported pre-cooked pork belly hits Australian producers

Australian pork farmers are coming under further pressure, with the growth in demand for ribs and belly leading to a rise in imported produce.

Wellard sells livestock vessel for AU$34m

Struggling Australian livestock trader Wellard Limited will sell one of its vessels for AU$34m.

India’s cattle ban could ‘halt’ beef exports

The Indian government’s ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter is likely to have dramatic impact on its billion-dollar cattle export trade.

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).

Australian growth drives positive Hilton trading

International meat packing business Hilton Food Group has reported a solid trading update, driven by strong growth in Australia.

App launched to stop the transport of weak animals

A mobile app to help farmers determine if an animal is fit for transport has been launched, after New Zealand’s government admitted unfit animals have arrived at abattoirs.

Australia steals butchery title from New Zealand

Australia’s national butchery team narrowly defeated New Zealand in this year’s Trans-Tasman test match. 

Australia overhauls meat quality assurance scheme

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has integrated its red meat and livestock quality assurance programs in a bid to improve them for the “future prosperity of the red meat and...

Wellard appoints new exec to charm China

One of Australia’s largest livestock exporters, Wellard Limited, has appointed Chinese businessman Kanda Lu as executive director in a push to expand in China’s cattle market.

China’s decline-hit mutton market shows signs of recovery

After a price collapse three years ago led to bankruptcy and protest, China’s mutton market is now starting to stabilise, according to an independent analyst. 

Australia’s biggest chicken company to double production

One of Australia’s biggest poultry producers, Ingham’s Group Limited, wants to double its meat production in three years after investing millions of dollars in a cutting-edge factory. 

JBS posts poor income amid bribery investigation

Brazil-based JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, has reported poor results for the first quarter of 2017.  

Australian chicken giant to create 400 jobs

Poultry producer Ingham’s Group Limited will invest AU$70m ($51m) over a three-year expansion plan that will create 400 jobs in Western Australia.

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”.

Cleaver’s leads organic sausage charge in Australia

After launching the first widely available organic beef hot dog in Australia, Arcadian Organic CEO Alister Ferguson wants his company to be the leading provider of clean-label hot dogs. 

New Zealand ratifies TPP deal despite US exit

The New Zealand meat industry has praised its government’s decision to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite US withdrawal.

Rising pork business boosts US exports

The US is poised to overtake Australia in global meat export terms following a strong first quarter of 2017.

Export drive as Australia tests fragile UK politics

UK political uncertainty has pushed Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to fire the starter gun on non-EU countries clambering to expand market access in Britain, as the country moves towards...

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.