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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.

Coexca to create 350 jobs after Danish investment

A multi-million dollar investment in Chilean pork producer Coexca SA will create 350 jobs as the farmer-owned cooperative aims to double production amid booming Chinese import demand.

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.  

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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.

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”.

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,...

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...

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).

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Healthy snacks drive Kerry Group's volume sales

Ireland-based food giant Kerry Group reported volume growth across the board as demand for healthy snacks, including meat, drove sales at a time when consumer spending is tight.

Global beef prices tipped to drop this year

International beef prices are set to experience varying levels of decline this year, largely driven by one of the world’s biggest beef importers, the US, according to Informa.

Ireland’s demand for gluten free is rising – can meat capitalise?

One in five Irish people now shop for gluten-free food regularly and, in a multi-million euro market that analysts claim will continue to grow, is there room for meat producers...

German group buys two meat companies

Private equity group Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has swooped on two family-run meat firms in a bid to create a chilled foods "market leader" in Europe.

Ireland’s prime minister in Germany for beef push

Ireland’s Taoiseach, or prime minister, Enda Kenny, was in Germany to promote a new five-year beef campaign as the government steps up export efforts against the backdrop of Brexit. ...

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Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

Canada’s pig herd continues to grow

The number of pigs in Canada’s herd has continued to rise for the fourth consecutive year, according to the government-owned Statistics Canada.

China to employ European animal welfare standards

Britain’s animal welfare standards will act as a guideline for procedures in China, with the help of a new grant. 

UAE ban for Croatian poultry as bird flu hits country

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a number of live bird and poultry product imports from Croatia, following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

No health risk from Brazil’s meat scandal, says envoy

The Brazilian government is taking urgent and comprehensive action to fight corruption and collusion between food inspectors and Brazil’s meat industry, an envoy to Brussels has told this site. ...

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Thai firm in £60m takeover of UK food business

Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has agreed a deal to acquire UK-based Westbridge Food Group Limited for £60m.

Jobs created as Danish and Spanish sausage casing outfits link

Danish sausage skin producer DAT-Schaub Group has entered the Spanish market thanks to a joint venture with Spanish casings company Vicente Gallent SL, creating 20 jobs.

Quiz: The month in meat news

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Australian volumes help drive Hilton Food profit

An increase in production capacity in Australia and favourable currency conditions have helped Hilton Food Group to revenue and profit growth in 2016.