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US poultry consumption up 17%

The average number of meals or snacks containing chicken, has increased 17% from 5.2 in 2012 to 6.1 according to a survey by US association the National Chicken Council.

JBS subsidiaries to acquire Tyson Foods’ poultry businesses

Tyson Foods is to sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry business to JBS subsidiaries in a deal worth a total of $575 million.

Pork prices set to stay high, thanks to PEDv, claims Rabobank

The latest Rabobank report on the global pork market has suggested pork prices will remain high in Q4, due to the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv), entering some countries into...

Australia points to growing importance of US for beef and lamb exports

The USA is a key market for Australian beef and lamb exports and its importance is growing: Australia’s beef exports by volume to America shot up by 53% in the...

US beef industry lambasts environment link study

US beef bosses have branded a study, which claims beef production was around 10 times more harmful to the environment than other protein productions, as a “gross over-simplification”.

US meat body targets Japanese via media

The United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has reported success with a new media strategy aimed at Japanese pork buyers.

Documentary attacks meat’s environmental impact

A new documentary has been launched this month that claims to expose the meat industry’s environmental destruction and the lack of a challenge from green groups.

American poultry standards draw criticism at trade talks

As European Union (EU) and US officials began their sixth round of negotiations on an ambitious EU-US free trade agreement in Brussels this week, American poultry practices threatened to become...

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Extra record proposed for ground beef by USDA

Makers of raw ground beef products could be forced to keep records in order to further protect consumers, if proposals by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and...

Cargill promotes absence of growth-promoting antibiotics in its turkeys

Cargill’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands have now removed growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys produced at the network of independent farms it works with, in what the...

FSIS sends proposal to modernise US poultry inspection for review

A proposed rule to modernise the system for US poultry inspection has been sent from the United Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the Office of...

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup - Brazil v US

Following the quarter finals of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, the competition is hotting up as we move into the semi-finals, where the winning teams from the last round are...

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup reaches semi-final stage

Following the quarter finals of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, the competition is hotting up as we move into the semi-finals, where the winning teams from the last round are...

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Australian red meat industry expectant on benefits of JAEPA

The Australian red meat industry has said it expects to realise significant benefits from the signing of the Japan-Australia Economic Agreement (JAEPA) in Canberra this week.

US sees rise in pork and beef exports, but a fall for lamb

The United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has reported "strong momentum" for US beef and pork exports, but admitted lamb exports "continue to struggle".

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup quarter finals - Argentina v USA

Following the second round of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, the competition is hotting up as we move into the quarter-finals, where the winning teams from the last round are...

US meat body hosts sustainability awareness in South Korea

The United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has reported progress in animal welfare and sustainability awareness in South Korea.

Poultry prices on growth curve

Global poultry prices are taking off, leading to improved profitability for the global poultry industry, according to Rabobank.

Global beef market prices forecast to strengthen

The global beef market is set to regain its positive momentum in the third quarter of the year once the current high supply has worked its way through the system,...

US could lift Welsh Lamb ban

The ban on Welsh Lamb exports to the USA could be lifted, with secretary of state Owen Paterson currently in negotiations in Washington.

Kazakhstan seeks to transform beef export industry

Kazakhstan’s promising beef industry is trying to create its own breeder herds, with a plan to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia,...

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup - USA v South Korea

Following the group stage of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, we are now in the second round, where the winning teams from the last round are going head-to-head in terms...

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Consumers need educating on meat, says Canada Beef

Canadian consumers are in a "meat muddle" and do not know what to do with meat, either buying it or cooking it, delegates to the World Meat Congress were told....

Good year ahead for pig and poultry industries, claims Gira

Pig and poultry producers are likely to be facing a good year, as long as they are unaffected by disease, according to a leading market analyst.

Rising prices hit demand for pork in the Customs Union

Demand for pork in Russia and Belarus has dropped following a rapid growth in prices, according to data from local statistics services.

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