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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...

Bulk of 2015 US beef industry levy to be used in domestic market

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board in the USA will spend US$10.5m of its US$39m investments planned for the fiscal year of 1 October 2014-2015 to promote beef sales...

SIAL to offer world tour of food trends

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL, which promises to offer a window into the global food market.

Further limits expected for Argentine beef exports

Traders expect the limits imposed on beef exports by the Argentine government to continue, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

US pork price sees upward trajectory

The price of US pork has increased by 10% since the middle of August this year, according to data from global commodity analyst Mintec.

Concerns raised over Taiwan’s decision to reject US pork

A US ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) voiced concerns about Taiwan’s decision to reject certain US pork imports at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.

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IMS workshop programme announced for Florida

Meat industry leaders will come together at the 2014 International Meat Secretariat (IMS) Marketing Workshop, to be held from 27-29 October, in Florida.