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Cargill to offload cattle feedlots to Friona Industries

Friona Industries is poised to snap up Cargill’s feedyards in Bovina and Dalhart, Texas, with the US meat processor planning to raise funds for investment across North America.

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

Meat Market Cooperative receives $3m grant

New York City councillors have awarded Meat Market Cooperative (Co-Op) a cheque for $3.45m to help the world’s largest meat distribution centre install emergency power generators. 

China’s pork imports will hit record highs

Imports of pig meat to China will boom by a third as the government shuts down unsuitable farms and the sow herd shrinks to an historic low, analysts have claimed.

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Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Scientists find defence for deadly pathogen

Academics at the University of Nevada in the US have reduced salmonella in meat products by up to 90% after research into new pathogen prevention systems. 

Extreme volatility hurts US beef industry

Week-to-week volatility in the US beef sector has caused more difficulty for the industry than sharp price declines, Rabobank has claimed. 

China angry with US over WTO poultry dispute

China is upset with the US after it asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to check if China complied with a 2013 order to reform its anti-dumping duties on chicken...

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Corbion targets pathogen defence at IFT

An ingredient designed to combat listeria in meat will feature among the range of ingredients Corbion aims to showcase at July's IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.

Hides earn cash, as meat delivers 5% of US GDP

Hides and skins generate $3.4bn for the US economy, while meat delivers 5.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to analysis by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Brazil floods China with beef

Australia has been overtaken by Brazil as China's primary source of beef following a surge in Brazilian beef exports to the country, according to Rabobank.

Tyson Foods buoyed by rising demand

Tyson Foods executives have told investors the food giant has enjoyed surging demand for its branded meat products.

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Antibiotic-free meat range launched by Aldi US

Discount retailer Aldi has launched its Never Any! range of quality meat products, free from antibiotics and growth-enhancing drugs, in the US.

Burgers disappoint US consumers

US burgers rank below the national average for customer satisfaction, but a focus on high-quality ingredients could see fast food chains encroach on restaurant industry territory.

Coalition defends undercover filming in meat farms

A bloc of animal and civil rights’ groups has challenged Idaho’s ‘unconstitutional’ ag-gag laws on undercover factory farm filming at the US Court of Appeals.

Hollywood stars call for meat consumption drop

China has enlisted Arnold Schwarzenegger and film-maker James Cameron to call for lower meat consumption, with the government poised to tackle its environmental crisis. 

Butler serves up efficiency with SP1 machine

US equipment manufacturer Butler Automatic has launched a plastic film splicer, which the company claims can 'drastically' increase throughput. 

US beef industry targets millennials

Seven organisations have zeroed in on a third of the US population in an ambitious and digitally savvy campaign to get Generation Y cooking with beef.

Currency pressure hits US pork exports to Mexico

Volatility in the foreign exchange market caused US pork exports to Mexico to nosedive in the first quarter of the year.

NY business recalls Polish meat

New York business Asian Jade Customs Brokerage has recalled 762 pounds (lb) of dried pork sausages under Poland's well-known Sokolow brand imported from the country without being properly inspected.

Tom Hayes named Tyson Foods president

Food giant Tyson Food has appointed Tom Hayes to the position of president, where he will spearhead strategy on fresh meat. 

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

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Whammy! Anchorman star David Koechner fronts pork campaign

The National Pork Board has partnered with US comedy actor David Koechner to voice its Grill For It campaign – a marketing gambit aimed at boosting pork consumption.

Prime Food investment doubles Polish meat processing capacity

Danish-owned pork processor Prime Food has completed its €7.5m investment in Przechlewo, northern Poland, and is hoping to create 100 new jobs.

Pilgrim’s Pride investment creates 155 jobs

Pilgrim’s Pride has announced plans for a multimillion dollar expansion of its poultry processing facility in Kentucky, leading to 155 new jobs.