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Romanian meat company to boost exports as sales rise

Romanian meatpacker CIA Aboliv to post revenue of €18 million in 2017 - an increase of 20%from last year - and raise the share of exports in its sales to...

Russia limits poultry trade as bird flu spreads

Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has prohibited poultry exports from six regions, where highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) has been detected.

Dutch poultry hatching firm plots move in Russia

Netherlands-based Hendrix Genetics plans to build a complex producing hatching eggs for turkeys in Russia, according to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. 

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.

Europe accepts WTO chicken defeat with China

The EU will amend import rules for Chinese chicken after a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel sided against the European bloc in a trade quarrel that stretches back two...

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.

Greencore grows revenue during 'transformational period'

Food group Greencore reported a 46% rise in group revenue for the first half of the year despite massive changes to its global business, including significant investment.

Lamb prices cause dissension between MII and sheep farmers

A war of words has broken out between Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) over the price of lamb in supermarkets.

Poland's QFG begins work on €40m slaughterhouse

Polish meat company QFG has begun construction work on a new poultry slaughterhouse due to be opened in the first half of 2018 in Radom, central Poland.

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.  

Police crack Spanish meat swindle

A Spanish meat company has been accused of selling beef burgers bulked up with pork, bread and/or fat in a major case of apparent food fraud.

News in brief

Exports grow Charoen Pokphand Foods’ turnover and profits

Thai processor Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has reported a strong first quarter of 2017, bolstered by a rise in exports.

Polish meat firm nets contract with top football league

One of Poland’s largest meat producers, Henryk Kania, has become an official sponsor of the country’s top football league, Ekstraklasa, for the next season.

Ireland looking to Europe as UK beef sales fall

Bord Bía wants to increase beef exports to wealthy EU countries as meat sales to the UK decline.

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”.

Transition period in Belgium to change religious slaughter

A more than two-year transitional period to help slaughterhouses in Belgium adjust to new rules on halal and kosher slaughter has been agreed. 

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.

Ireland seeks rise in beef trade to Italy – but consumption is diving

Bord Bía is looking to achieve a beef sales boom in Italy, despite falling consumption in the country, as Ireland fears a hard Brexit may damage meat trade with Britain,...

Halal and kosher slaughter banned in Belgian region

A large region in Belgium has voted in favour of banning halal and kosher meat by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

EU pork sales boost to China may be short-lived

EU pig meat producers were big winners in boosting export sales between March 2016 and February 2017, according to the European Commission, with receipts rising by more than 33% compared...

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...

Meat The News

Watch: Denmark and China pen ‘historic’ deal

A breakdown of Denmark and China’s historic deal, allowing the former to send heat-treated sausages, salami and canned meats to the latter is what Meat The News tucks into this...

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).

Machinery firm launches meat fat analyser

Innovation-driven instrumentation business Tomra has launched a new fat-analysing machine for small-to-medium food processors, allowing firms to measure the fat content of meat products.