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Australia rolls out sheep health monitoring programme

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced a $3 million (m) investment in the health of its sheep flock. 

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. ...

Japanese frozen beef tariff rise causes US rift

Japan’s decision to increase its tariffs on imported frozen beef imports has caused anger in the US.

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. 

Premium meatpacker bought by Japanese trader

US-based beef and pork supplier Creekstone Farms has been sold by Sun Capital Partners to Japanese trading conglomerate Marubeni Corporation for a fee thought to be $170m. 

Cost of Australian red meat set to fall

For the first time in three years, Australian cattle prices are lower than they were 12 months ago and, with production up, the price drop has caused some concern.

New Australian beef marketing campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched a new domestic beef marketing campaign.

Meat & Livestock Australia invests in measurement systems

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is to invest an additional $14million (m) to co-fund the commercial installation of more DEXA objective measurement systems in individual red meat processing plants.

World Butchers’ Challenge targets young talent

Countries competing in next year’s World Butchers’ Challenge are now being given another chance to battle it out on the global stage.

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.

Electronic tags spark change in Australian sheep sector

A five-year plan to ensure sheep and goats in Victoria, Australia, can be identified with an electronic tag has started the first phase of its transition to a modern traceability...

Australian abattoir expansion creates 30 jobs

The Ararat Abattoir in Victoria, Australia has been awarded an $800,000 upgrade and expansion through the Labor government in the region.

Australia looks to safeguard beef exports to Korea

Following a record year of beef exports to Korea in 2016, Australia is looking to defend its position amidst contracting supply and competition from the US. 

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.