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Strong US dollar pushes exports down

US beef, pork and poultry all saw exports decline during the first two months of 2015, as the strong dollar makes them a less tempting offer for importers.

New Zealand sees higher returns for beef exports

A strong US dollar has contributed to higher returns for New Zealand beef, as strong demand continued in the first half of the 2014-15 season.

US reports show decreasing antimicrobial resistance in meat

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has said it was pleased with the findings of two US Food and Drug Administration reports, which showed mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance.

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Cargill’s Hazleton meat plant achieves landfill-free status

Cargill has achieved zero-waste to landfill at its Hazleton plant in Pennsylvania, US.

Global beef export forecast revised upwards

World beef export predictions for 2015, made last October by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been revised to nearly 3% higher to a record 10.2 million tons (mt).

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed on US poultry farm

A potentially lethal strain of avian influenza has been found on a commercial poultry farm in the US.

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Positivity shines through in State of the Industry Survey

The general feeling in the global meat trading and processing industry is one of optimism, according to GlobalMeatNews’ annual State of the Industry Survey .

Myanmar opens its doors to high-quality meat imports from Brazil, Japan and US

Myanmar will soon be importing more high-quality pork and beef products following discussions in March between Myanmar’s Meat Industry Board and representatives of meat producers from the USA, Japan and...

Mexico and Peru remove barriers to trade for US

US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Vietnam grants full access for US beef

Vietnam has removed all cattle age restrictions on imported beef from the US.

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New avian influenza outbreaks confirmed in US

Further cases of avian influenza have been reported in the US, as the disease increases its spread.

Cargill’s performance boosted by meat

Cargill has said positive results in its third quarter were driven by its global group of meat and animal nutrition businesses. 

Biotech firm claims new solution will cut antibiotic usage in chicken

An American biotech company claims to have developed a solution to help meet industry demand for antibiotic-free chicken.

US accuses South African Poultry Association of press offence

The executive director of the South African Poultry Association Kevin Lovell has implied that access to the chicken market for US poultry producers would destroy the local industry, resulting in...

US pork board shows support for reducing antibiotic resistance

The Iowa-based National Pork Board (NPB) has said it "applauds" the White House’s action plan for tackling antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Ireland’s beef industry may need quota protection within TTIP deal, says Irish government

The Irish government has predicted to GlobalMeatNews that American beef exports to the European Union (EU) will be limited by quotas in future, even if the EU and USA successfully...

JBS posts record revenue for 2014

Global meat giant JBS more than doubled (+119.6%) its net income during 2014, with profits amounting to R$2.04bn.

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Tyson restructures poultry operations in Georgia

Tyson Foods has announced plans to discontinue is poultry operations at Buena Vista, Georgia, as it looks to streamline its operations in the US state.

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Trade show organisers extend agreement

A partnership between Kölnmesse GmbH, a body that runs European and Asian nutrition trade fairs, and US and Mexico packaging and processing fair organiser the PMMI Association, is being expanded....

US beef association fights USDA dietary recommendations

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has called on US officials to revise the current proposals for the 2015 USDA dietary guidelines.

USA and New Zealand take on Indonesia at WTO over meat restrictions

The USA and New Zealand have joined forces in asking the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to create a disputes settlement body, ruling on whether Indonesian import restrictions on livestock, meat...

America’s bargaining power in trade deal negotiations undermined without TPA

America’s chances of promoting pigmeat exports by striking trade agreements under discussion such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are slim, if President...

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US lamb supplied to Guatemala

Lamb from the United States has been introduced to the Guatemalan foodservice sector, the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced.

Merger creates new protein brand company

British Meat protein manufacturer BHJ Ingredients has merged with US companies Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health to form a new protein brand company, Essentia Protein Solutions.

Integreater boosts business for software firm

Meat and poultry processing software company Systems Integration (SI) has doubled its customer base since launching the Integreater brand in 2010.