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ABP confirms first US beef deal

Irish meat giant ABP Food Group has confirmed it is the first European company to agree a supply deal for beef to the US, since the lifting of the BSE-related...

US reveals record stats for 2014 export values

The value of US beef and pork exports hit record figures in 2014, with double-digit growth on the previous year, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Canadian minister lays out COOL position

Canadian minister for agriculture Gerry Ritz has reiterated the country’s position on US country of origin labelling (COOL) during a series of meetings in Washington, DC, last week.

Japan pork producers fight for status quo in US-Japan pig meat trade

Japan’s pork industry remains resolutely opposed to its national government watering down tariffs in discussions with the USA on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal, warning that revising...

Strong prices predicted for US beef in 2015

Delegates at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention were comforted by predictions from CattleFax that prices for US beef will remain strong during 2015.

IPPE 2015 in pictures

With more than 30,000 visitors from across the world arriving in Atlanta, the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo continues to prove a global attraction for the international meat industry.

Global meat scandal sees US on look-out for greater transparency

Being a trusted manufacturer is key to success in the branded meat market in the US, according to new analysis by Canadean.

Super Bowl Sunday sees chicken wing sales soar

Last Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arizona, saw sales of chicken wings go through the roof, as viewers munched their way through countless buckets of chicken during the game.

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Winners and losers in the supply chain as oil prices tumble

Most people know that the global oil price has taken a big hit over the past six months, falling by just under 50% to US$59 per barrel at the end...

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Hershey acquires meat snacks brand

US confectionery giant The Hershey Company has acquired jerky manufacturer Krave Pure Foods Inc, as it makes a move into the "rapidly growing" meat snacks category.

Preventative drug removal in pork sector increases carbon footprint, argues expert

The removal of anti-microbial preventative drug use in US pork production leads to a significant increase in carbon footprint, a leading expert has claimed.

Cargill achieves early goal for group housing

Group housing for sows can now be found at all of Cargill’s company-owned farms, after the firm hit its conversion goal 11 months early.

Differing EU/US food safety policies a hindrance to trade, IPPE delegates told

Negotiations to agree the terms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are made more challenging by the differing approaches to food safety from the US and European Union...

Questions raised over US antibiotic investment

The Obama Administration’s proposed $1.2bn investment in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria has come under fire from the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) for failing to adequately address antibiotic misuse in...

US pork producers urged to pressure lawmakers over port dispute

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging its members to contact their federal lawmakers and the White House regarding a long-running port dispute, which is reportedly costing the US...

Learn lessons from PEDv, urges US expert

The US pork industry cannot afford to relive the pork epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) again, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

US inspection ‘misses’ results in higher recalls

Product recalls in the US are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo...

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2015 World Pork Expo set for June

Members of the world pork industry are invited to the 2015 World Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 3-5 June.

Tomra sees success for fat analyser

Tomra Sorting Solutions has reported that demand for its QVision 500 fat analyser has grown "significantly", with orders from leading meat processing companies.

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Bird flu found in US commercial poultry flock

The highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in a commercial turkey flock in the US state of California.

Future of global pork market in 2015 remains uncertain

Turbulence in the global pork market will continue throughout 2015, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Cargill completes sale of Texas feed yard

Cargill Cattle Feeders completed the sale of its Lockney, Texas feed yard to Lofton Trust on 8 January.

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IPPE to host pork seminar

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day Pork Tech Theatre seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January.

Irish processor in talks to supply beef to US

ABP Food Group has confirmed that it has been in talks to supply Irish beef to the US, but has kept quiet on whether it will be the first company...

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National Pork Board names new chief executive

Chris Hodges has been appointed as the new chief executive of the National Pork Board in the US.

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