13-May-2013 - 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).
30-Apr-2013 - 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 livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening Europe.
19-Mar-2013 - 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 industry experts.
19-Feb-2013 - Due to the Middle East’s growing interest in Welsh Lamb, representatives from the Welsh red meat industry will be travelling to Dubai to further promote the product.
18-Dec-2012 - Australia has reported a jump in beef and veal exports, with poor performance in Japan offset by increasing demand in other markets.
30-Nov-2012 - Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,
23-Oct-2012 - Exports of Brazilian beef to the Middle East have risen dramatically this year as trade between the two regions goes from strength to strength.
21-Sep-2012 - The Australian government has once again come under fire over live exports after a news report revealed that exported breeding cows and sheep are suffering abuse in the Middle East.
06-Aug-2012 - Canada has secured full market access for beef exports to the United Arab Emirates in a deal that could be worth $365,000 annually.
11-Jun-2012 - The global meat industry is being called upon to support and back a new initiative to end child starvation and hunger.
17-May-2012 - Scottish industry association Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is looking to promote the Scotch Beef brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), now that the UK has received export certification from the Middle Eastern country.
03-May-2012 - A novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) discovered in Egypt and Libya in February has now spread to the Gaza Strip, putting Gulf countries at risk, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns.
27-Mar-2012 - The Dubai municipality has announced that abattoirs in the Emirate would now use solar energy to heat water, Gulf News reports.
12-Mar-2012 - Kuwait has lifted its ban on US poultry products, but prohibited imports of poultry from Sri Lanka and Australia, due to low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks in these countries.
08-Mar-2012 - The EU is still New Zealand’s most important export market for chilled lamb, but the balance is shifting as the country opens up new avenues.
14-Feb-2012 - Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) will promote the principality’s lamb at Middle East trade show Gulfood from 19 to 22 February.
13-Feb-2012 - US beef exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could increase by 20% in 2012, as the country has lifted age-based restrictions on American beef.
27-Jan-2012 - Global broiler production has increased by 37% between 2002 to 2011. Production increased from 59m tonnes in 2002 to 81m tonnes in the main producing countries in 2011. Total world production could however be up to 100m tonnes per annum based on latest USDA estimates towards the end of 2011.
16-Jan-2012 - Leading Middle East processor Al Nabil Company for Food Products has doubled its throughput since installing a new meat slicer.
12-Jan-2012 - Australian beef and lamb exports jumped 3% in 2011 to 949,195 and 160,007 tonnes swt respectively.
11-Jan-2012 - EU meat companies need to control supply growth in order to improve margins in a fragile economic environment, a Rabobank report has revealed.
10-Jan-2012 - Power in the world’s meat market is expected to stay concentrated in Europe and North America despite growing pressure from emerging economies, a new report shows.
29-Aug-2003 - Meat processors in Japan have reported increased slaughter figures. According to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Japanese beef plants processed over 107,000 cattle in July 2003.
10-Jun-2003 - This month's World Pork Congress will provide a clear example of how globalised the industry has become.
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