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French cattle to learn from UK breed

The French cattle industry has signed a deal that will see it receive genetics from a UK breed.

UK and China sign £200m pork export deal

The UK has signed a new export deal with China to supply pork products.

CCTV to be mandatory in English slaughterhouses

The British government has announced plans to make CCTV mandatory in all abattoirs in England.

Demand for quick meat to fuel poultry processing machinery growth

Demand for easy-to-cook meat will have a positive knock-on effect on the poultry processing equipment sector, which analysts expect to be buoyed by demand for added-value chicken.

Kerry Group sees half-year revenue growth

New technology and acquisitions, particularly in the Americas, by the Kerry Group has seen a growth in revenue for the first half of the year.

UK and Philippines sign £34m beef trade deal

The UK and the Philippines have signed a beef export deal worth £34 million over the next five years.

Dutch test chicken meat amid huge egg recall

Dutch food safety officials have begun spot-checks on meat-giving chickens, reared on farms housing egg-producing birds treated with the toxic insecticide fipronil, which has sparked a massive egg recall.

Arkansas farmers embrace provenance technology

A group of livestock farmers from the US-state of Arkansas have adopted technology that will tell customers where their dinners originated. 

Devro aims for future growth in China

Asian and Russian market growth proved to be profitable for casings manufacturer Devro in the first half of the year, but China has been tipped by the business to be...

JBS rival Minerva Foods closes $300m takeover

Downsizing at the world’s biggest meatpacker JBS is fully under way after its rival, Minerva Foods, closed a $300m acquisition of beef assets in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

EU pig production increases but farmgate prices remain steady

The number of pigs being produced within the European Union seasonally has been increasing. Citing data from the European Commission, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) forecasts that this will continue to...

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European pig sector to share intel on gas stunning

Trade bodies backing the EU pig sector will start sharing information on gas stunning amid pressure from welfare activists who have long campaigned against the practice.

Ajinomoto set to thaw Europe with multi-million euro takeover

Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has fired up its European growth plans with the acquisition of France’s frozen food business Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés (LTS) for an undisclosed sum.

US defends chlorine-washed chicken amid backlash

Trade negotiations between the US and UK regarding poultry imports should be based on “sound science”, as opposed to politics and fearmongering. 

Ingredion improves meat yield with new starch

Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion has launched a new clean-label, potato-based functional native starch for cost-sensitive meat applications. 

News in brief

Animal pharmaceutical producer gets US regulatory approval

Veterinary drug producer ECO Animal Health (ECO) has secured a second approval from the US to sell its flagship antibiotic Aivlosin, used to treat a host of swine diseases.

London investor pumps cash into African chicken farm

Tanzania-based Kingchick Poultry has received a six-figure sum from a London agri-business investor as the African farm aims to scale up operations to supply local markets with low-cost chicken.

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

Hilton Food Group sees sterling drop benefit

UK-based meat packing business Hilton Food Group (Hilton) has reported solid financial growth for the year so far with currency fluctuations aiding progress.

Brazil and EU team up to take on food security

Brazil and the European Union are throwing their joint support behind agricultural production and working together to tackle food security concerns.

JBS puts more assets on the block with $40m Lakeside Feeders sale

JBS Food Canada will sell its feedlots to MCF Holdings for $40m as its Brazilian parent company, JBS SA, offloads more assets following million-dollar fines and a corruption scandal.

Alliance Group targets UK foodservice market

New Zealand food co-operative Alliance Group has launched a pilot programme to target the UK’s premium wholesale foodservice sector.

Cargill profit boosted by rising meat demand

Agricultural commodities trader Cargill pulled in some of its best financial results in years, as strong demand for protein lifted earnings.

Horsemeat trading ring dismantled by police

An investigation by the Spanish Guardia Civil, in co-ordination with Europol, has led to the dismantling of a horsemeat trading ring.

Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.