24-May-2013 - Russian authorities have stated that German exporters have once again violated veterinary requirements, which has significantly undermined the chances of Germany returning to normal trading conditions with Russia.
22-May-2013 - Trends in the global beef and lamb sectors will be highlighted at an industry forum arranged by the UK red meat levy board Eblex in June.
17-May-2013 - Brazil’s pork exports plummeted last month, with an increase in trade in some markets offset by the Ukrainian ban on Brazilian pork, according to the Brazilian Pork Industry and Exporter Association (ABIPECS).
15-May-2013 - Russia will double the value of its of meat exports by 2017, according to a new report from analytical agency Restko.
14-May-2013 - Russia has significantly increased poultry imports so far this year, according to the latest data from the Federal Customs Service (FCS).
03-May-2013 - More than 250,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen beef was exported from Brazil in the first three months of 2013, which was over a third up on last year.
29-Apr-2013 - Meat processing company Atria Group has recorded strong growth of €19.8m in its net sales for the first quarter of 2013.
29-Apr-2013 - Ukraine has partly lifted restrictions on imports of cattle and small ruminants from Europe, while Russia and Belarus have tightened restrictions over Schmallenberg virus fears.
29-Apr-2013 - The European Commission has announced a series of three-year spending programmes to help meat producers from around the European Union (EU) sell their products at home and abroad.
25-Apr-2013 - Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
24-Apr-2013 - Belarus has banned poultry imports from the Netherlands due to reports of avian influenza (H7N7), implementing the same restrictions on the country as those in Russia and Kazakhstan.
19-Apr-2013 - A combination of low prices and production costs, reduction in import volumes from non EU countries, increased production in some sheep meat producing countries combined with an increasing demand in emerging markets have paved the way for some EU lamb producers to boost exports and compete on a global scale.
19-Apr-2013 - Russia’s consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has warned that it could impose a total ban on imports of poultry products from China over bird flu fears.
19-Apr-2013 - Russia’s veterinary services have said that they could lift the ban on turkey imports from the US by the summer.
17-Apr-2013 - Nearly 5% of products tested for horsemeat across the EU were positive, while 0.5% of those tested positive for bute, the European Commission stated yesterday.
09-Apr-2013 - Three-quarters of Russia’s territory is unsuitable for any type of agriculture, including meat production, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
05-Apr-2013 - Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) trade barriers imposed by emerging economies such as China and Russia are posing a serious impediment to US livestock and meat exports, according to a report by the Office of the US Trade Representative.
02-Apr-2013 - Mechanically separated meat (MSM) from poultry and swine carries similar risks to non-mechanically separated meat unless produced using high-pressure production techniques, according to a scientific opinion published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
28-Mar-2013 - Russian food manufacturer Miratorg, which had planned to construct 10 large pig farms in the Kursk region of central Russia, has said it could be forced to stop building, due to the uncertainty on the domestic pork market.
28-Mar-2013 - Russia has announced it will ban imports of chilled meat from Spain and the Netherlands due, in its opinion, to a lack of proper veterinary control in these countries.
27-Mar-2013 - Two poultry meat exporters in the Brazilian state of Paraná have been approved for export to Russia.
25-Mar-2013 - Russia is considering a ban on meat imports from 614 companies in Spain that were previously approved as suppliers under the guarantees of Spanish veterinary services, Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has announced.
25-Mar-2013 - Australian farmers have called on their government to finalise an Australian-Japan free-trade agreement (FTA) before Japan joins the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
22-Mar-2013 - Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has warned that it might soon update the list of possible meat suppliers from Mexico and Canada, excluding all companies that could possibly export meat with the forbidden feed additive ractopamine.
21-Mar-2013 - Russia is battling an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, according to a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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