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A view from Sial

The great and good in the global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris (19-23 October). See our video for a visual trip around the show, and...

US cattle industry optimistic about herd size

Optimism about the prospects for the expansion of US cattle herds is high, according to cattle and beef member organisation CattleFax.

US pork production set to rise in 2015

American pig meat analysts have confirmed to GlobalMeatNews that the recovery in US pork production will be sustained, with the pig meat industry recovering strongly from the porcine epidemic diarrhoea...

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Proof that the burger is winning in the US

Americans love a good steak, but they crave a good burger. So which state dominates the burger industry? Texas would be the likely guess, but it would be the wrong...

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IPPE to hold forum on ‘YouTube-proofing’ operations

Next year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), is to see the return of the Market Intelligence Forum.

UK poultry industry worried about TTIP impact on food safety

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Modest expansion predicted for global meat trade in 2015

Exports of beef, pork and broiler meat are expected to see a rise next year, according to the latest biannual report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service – Livestock and...

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Animal Welfare Institute questions US cattle handling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has been sent a written appeal by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) requesting that it revises the association’s guidelines for the handling of cattle...

Pork disease impact lower than expected, says USMEF

The impact of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) on the US pork sector has not been as great as feared, US meat leaders have said.

Luceo launches new sealing and labelling kit

Luceo will introduce a new sealing and labelling machines at Pack Expo International in Chicago in November.

WTO panel finds US COOL rule violates TBT Agreement

The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) compliance panel has found that the US’ amended country of origin labelling (COOL) measures violate part of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.

‘Gold standard outcomes’ for beef are called as part of TPP talks

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) unanimously endorsed a public statement calling for all Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations to support ‘gold standard outcomes’ for beef, during its annual meeting.

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Don Hutchens receives USMEF Distinguished Service Award

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has named Don Hutchens as 2014 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.

WTO finds in favour of US in India trade dispute

The United States has won its World Trade Organisation (WTO) case against India, regarding the restriction of various agricultural exports, including poultry.

After-effects of PEDv and export bans see pork market cool

It will be a disappointing year for the EU pork industry, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank.

US cattlemen’s associations say ‘no’ to supplemental beef checkoff

Forty-five US state cattlemen’s associations have sent a joint letter to agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack, calling for proposals for a supplemental beef checkoff to be abandoned.

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Perdue Farms reaches settlement over labelling lawsuit

America poultry firm Perdue Farms and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have announced the settlement of two federal court cases, concerning a labelling claim on Perdue’s Harvestland...

Taiwan increases imports of US poultry

High pork prices have pushed up US poultry exports to Taiwan, with numbers up significantly during the first half of 2014, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network report,...

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US invests in sheep industry

A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to the US’ National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, through the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.

US beef and pork exports set new record

US beef and pork export values continue to increase at record pace, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Rabobank report gives positive new for global beef industry

Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly Q3 report provided "largely positive news" with global beef supply continuing to tighten.

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TPP deal to be hot topic at Five Nations meeting

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks look set to be a hot topic at the next Five Nations Beef Alliance meeting, taking place in the US state of Texas this week.

Conference calls for responsible use of livestock antibiotics

The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in...

US meat body examines new technology impact on exports

A diverse group of representatives from technology companies and the US beef, pork and lamb industries have been working together to ensure that new technologies don’t hinder export markets.

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California farm offers reward over poultry deaths

A Californian farm is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can help find the people who bludgeoned over 900 of their chickens to death with a golf club, according...