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Tyson Foods vice president elected chairman of US poultry council

Marc Killebrew, vice president of international sales at Tyson Foods has been elected chairman of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), succeeding former incumbent Steve Monroe. 

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Hard Brexit breakdown ‘opportunity’ for meat trade

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win a Conservative majority in the general election may soften the government’s hard Brexit rhetoric, benefiting the country's meat industry.

American farmers back NAFTA rewrite to protect beef producers

Protect local beef suppliers against globalisation, the National Farmers Union has demanded in an open letter to President Trump, following news of plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade...

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Tyson’s Fresh Meats brand launches sales capture campaign

Star Ranch Angus beef brand, owned by Tyson Fresh Meats, has launched a new website for a six-month campaign encouraging American families to buy high-quality protein.

Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Canada, Mexico and US meat industries unite on NAFTA talks

The Trump administration’s notification to “modernize” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has spurred the Canadian, Mexican and US beef industries to join forces.

Canadian pig farmers address US restriction imbalance

Pig farmers from Canada have spoken to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade on the export challenges facing the sector.

New Zealand ratifies TPP deal despite US exit

The New Zealand meat industry has praised its government’s decision to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite US withdrawal.

Rising pork business boosts US exports

The US is poised to overtake Australia in global meat export terms following a strong first quarter of 2017.

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).

Big chicken company reports first-quarter profit

Pilgrim’s Pride, which claims to be the world’s second-largest chicken producer, made over $90m profit in the first quarter of 2017, down by a fifth year-on-year.

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.

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Conagra completes takeover of meat snacks brand

Packaged Foods produced Conagra Brands has completed its acquisition of meat snacks and sunflower seeds maker Thanasi Foods for an undisclosed sum. 

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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.

Mexico preparing export push if NAFTA fails

The Mexican government has begun preparing for a “negative outcome” should the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) crumble, according to Rabobank.

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Brazil standing by export hope as meat scandal cools

The rotten meat scandal that rocked Brazil has not dented the country’s ambitious sales drive, according to the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC).

Farm body wants ‘action’ after Brazil meat scandal

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has urged Brussels to enforce stronger action on Brazilian meat imports, following allegations that meat processors bribed government officials to turn a blind eye to rotten...

Mexico eases beef trade tax

The Mexican government will allow a huge volume of international beef to enter the country tax-free this year.

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Food safety and packaging webinar airs today

Readers seeking packaging solutions to combat microbial spoilage and preserve and extend shelf-life can listen to the advice of three experts in the field in a free online forum set...

Time to enter World Steak Challenge

The World Steak Challenge is back for 2017 and the competition is starting to heat up already.

Brazil rocked by rotten meat scandal

Brazil has been engulfed in controversy after police launched a massive raid on the country’s meat processors, some of whom stand accused of corruption and selling rotten meat.

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.