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Cargill launches global nutrition programme

A new global nutrition programme has been launched by Cargill’s animal nutrition business, as it looks to improve feed efficiency and nutrient use in finisher pigs.

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US meat export group elects new officers

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has elected a new team of officers at its annual strategic planning conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Proposed US beef scheme criticised by sector leaders

US government plans to create an industry funded ‘checkoff’ programme for beef have been dismissed as a “waste of producer dollars” by sector leaders.

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Volk launches meat thermometer

American food safety equipment manufacturer Volk Enterprises has launched a new thermometer, Cook’d Right, for the meat and poultry sectors.

US on target for record export values in 2014

With a strong finish, the US should achieve record export values for both beef and pork this year, according to US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) chairman Mark Jagels.

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US extends comment period for Argentine beef import proposal

The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has extended the comment period for the proposed rule on Argentine beef imports, until 29 December 2014.

National Pork Board reveals 2020 strategy

US association the National Pork Board has launched its 2020 strategic plan after more than a year’s planning and development.

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National Chicken Council announces new 2014-15 officers

Jerry Lane has been installed as the 2014-2015 chairman of the US’ National Chicken Council (NCC), at its annual conference in Washington, DC.

Sial in pictures

GlobalMeatNews attended the recent Sial exhibition in Paris, which took place from 19-23 October, and saw a wealth of key players in the global meat industry exhibit at the event.

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.