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Putin puts weight behind raising of Russia's beef and offal import duties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to prepare, before 1 October 2014, the deletion of cattle meat and beef offal from the list of goods that can be...

Ukraine meat industry airs concerns on gas supply

Ukrainian meat producers, particularly poultry firms, are urgently looking for an alternative to the supply of Russian natural gas, according to the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine (UPBU). However,...

EU secures WTO panel against Russia pigmeat ban

The European Union (EU) has today (23 July) forced the creation of a disputes panel at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which will examine the legality under world trade law...

African swine fever threatens entire Russian pig industry

Outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) at the Velikoluksky meat processing plant in Pskov Oblast are threatening to become the largest registered in Russia this year.

Brussels will force creation of WTO panel over pigmeat dispute with Russia

The European Commission will renew its request for a World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel to investigate Russia’s ban on European pigmeat imports later this month, after Moscow blocked an...

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup final - Russia v Brazil

What better way to follow the final of the FIFA World Cup yesterday with the final of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup.

North Korean drought could lead to problems in the meat industry

The most severe drought since 1982 in North Korea threatens to bring about the collapse of its meat industry, as well as the start of a large-scale hunger problem among...

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup reaches semi-final stage

Following the quarter finals of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, the competition is hotting up as we move into the semi-finals, where the winning teams from the last round are...

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Australian red meat industry expectant on benefits of JAEPA

The Australian red meat industry has said it expects to realise significant benefits from the signing of the Japan-Australia Economic Agreement (JAEPA) in Canberra this week.

Russian meat ban “symbolic” says Moldovan official

The Russian ban on imports of processed beef, pork, lamb and horsemeat from Moldova is rather "symbolic" and will not have a major impact on the country’s meat exports, a...

State of emergency declared in Latvia after African swine fever outbreak

Latvia became the third EU state to report instances of African swine fever (ASF) after 13 wild boar and four farmed pigs tested positive for the disease.

India’s boneless buffalo meat exports flourish

India’s boneless buffalo meat exports continue to soar, while the new BJP-led government, whose Hindu nationalist leaders have signalled opposition to India’s beef industry in the past, have yet to...

Ukraine increases meat production despite continuing armed conflict

Despite the unstable situation in south-east Ukraine, meat production during the first five months of the year grew by more than 50%, according to a report from the country’s statistical...

Russia imposes temporary ban on cheaper EU beef cuts

Russia has imposed temporary restrictions on the supply of cheaper cuts of raw beef from the European Union (EU), according to a report by Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup - Russia v Germany

Following the group stage of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, we are now in the second round, where the winning teams from the last round are going head-to-head in terms...

Good year ahead for pig and poultry industries, claims Gira

Pig and poultry producers are likely to be facing a good year, as long as they are unaffected by disease, according to a leading market analyst.

Meat congress hears diverse view from Russia

Mixed messages were received from the Russian sector during the World Meat Congress, with a presentation calling for increased international co-operation, despite an underlying desire to improve the country’s self-sufficiency....

Russia sees rapid growth in halal meat production

The halal meat industry in Russia is growing rapidly, according to the country’s Spiritual Administration of Muslims. About 12% of all meat produced in the country is now officially certified...

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup – Group H

Today is the eighth day of our special GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup and this time it is Group H’s turn to go head-to-head in terms of poultry meat production stats....

Rising prices hit demand for pork in the Customs Union

Demand for pork in Russia and Belarus has dropped following a rapid growth in prices, according to data from local statistics services.

Veal meat sees global growth

Demand for veal meat is growing on a global level, but there are still barriers to overcome, delegates to the World Meat Congress (WMC) were told.

Meat processing crisis hits Crimea

In the coming months the Crimean peninsula could be left without meat products, with almost all companies involved in meat processing at risk of bankruptcy, experts have predicted.

Russia to call UN to restrict GM products

Russia may impose a ban on genetically modified (GM) food, including feed and meat from animals grown with the use of GM components, and is also appealing to the United...


Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Global Meat News thought it timely to take a look at how Brazil’s...

Russia did not impose a ban on Irish beef imports

The announcement that Russia had placed a temporary ban on imports of beef from Ireland was incorrect, according to official sources.

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