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Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research...

Australia sees drop in Middle East beef exports

Australia saw its beef exports to the Middle East fall 13% last month, compared to January 2014, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, and compiled by Meat &...

Gulfood says ‘more meat’ will be trend for 2015

A rapidly growing population in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will mean demand for protein-rich food such as meat is likely to increase, according to Gulfood.

Ukrainian poultry producers eye increased exports to Muslim countries

The Ukrainian poultry industry is looking to offset potential losses in the Russian market with an increase in exports to Muslim countries, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Saudi poultry production is on the up

The Saudi Arabian poultry sector has experienced major production growth in recent years, according to a recent report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).


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...

China makes waves in international meat market

Demand for meat in China is soaring with exports to the country growing rapidly, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Ukraine poultry exports to Saudi Arabia set to resume

Poultry from Ukraine may soon be exported once again to Saudi Arabia, said the Ukrainian minister of agrarian policy and food Igor Schweich, after meeting with Judiya Z Alhathal -...

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Pakistan hopeful new poultry deal with Saudi Arabia will boost sector

The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) is hopeful a new agreement, which will enable Saudi Arabia to import its products will help boost the country’s poultry sector.

US agricultural group to visit Middle East and Europe

A trade mission made of agricultural leaders from around the US is en route to the Middle East and Europe in a bid to develop further export opportunities for beef,...

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Australia sees tightening of NZ lamb imports

Exports of New Zealand (NZ) lamb have tightened following high levels of drought-induced turn-off earlier last year, according to new figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

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Looking back to look forwards

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and...

Drought and demand boost Australian beef exports

Australian beef and veal exporters have been buoyed by data from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) showing record export numbers for the industry in 2013. The...

FAO calls for comprehensive global policy shift

The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a comprehensive and global response from governments to limit the potential of the world’s growing meat and livestock sector...

Record anticipated for Australia’s lamb exports

Australian lamb exports are forecast to break the 200,000-tonne (t) mark for the first time ever this year, hitting a total value of AU$1.2bn.

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that...

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Kettyle wins Middle East contracts

Kettyle Irish Foods has secured contracts worth £1m to supply premium dry-aged beef and lamb to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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Brazil sees poultry export value rise

The value of Brazilian poultry meat exports saw an uplift in the first six months of 2013, although volumes were down, according to the latest statistics.

GCC lifts ban on Irish beef and sheepmeat

Ireland’s agriculture minister has welcomed a decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Food Safety Committee to officially lift bans on exports of Irish beef and sheepmeat to the GCC...

Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

US beef exports slide

US beef exports fell in March compared to same time last year, but increased slightly in value, according to statistics released by the US Department for Agriculture (USDA).

EU warned over Rift Valley Fever

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to...

Australian beef exports to Russia slow down

Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

A steep rise and then, within a few years, an equally steep fall in the exports of goat meat from India has exposed failings within the country’s supply chain, say...