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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.

Rabobank highlights growth opportunity for meat in Asia

The meat markets are rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than China, the World Meat Congress in Beijing was told.

GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup – Group G

Today is the seventh day of our special GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup and this time it is Group G’s turn to go head-to-head in terms of poultry meat production stats....

Hong Kong expands market access for US beef

The United States has agreed a deal with Hong Kong, which will see an expanded range of US beef and beef products eligible for export to the region.

US welcomes beef supply deals from Europe

Irish and Dutch beef looks to set to enter the US market following audits that are expected to take place over the next month.

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Hillshire Brands withdraws recommendation on Pinnacle Foods purchase

Chicago-based US firm Hillshire Brands has announced that its board of directors has unanimously decided to withdraw its recommendation to acquire Pinnacle Foods.

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First licensed vaccine approved for PEDv

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a conditional licence to an Iowan firm for a vaccine that may help in...

Tariff elimination is pushed on NZ visit to US

The chief executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand was keen to focus talks with fellow US associations on the elimination of trade tariffs as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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USMEF explores opportunities in West Africa

The US Meat and Export Federation (USMEF) has been exploring the opportunities available for the export of red meat to West Africa.

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Success claimed for international pork show

With more than 20,000 visitors from 32 countries, the 2014 World Pork Expo has been declared a success, organisers have claimed.

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Cargill’s sows to move to group housing by end of 2015

Cargill has announced that its company-owned facilities for sows will be 100% group housing by the end of 2015.

Tyson Foods tables highest offer for Hillshire

Tyson Foods placed a second and final bid for Chicago-based Hillshire Brands, to acquire all the outstanding common shares of the business for $63 per share, in cash.

EU insists on PEDv test for US and Canadian live pig imports

Live pigs imported from the USA and Canada will henceforth be tested for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) to prevent the disease being introduced to Europe from North America.

Exports of US beef and pork continue to rise

US beef and pork exports saw double digit growth in value and volume terms in April 2014, according to the latest USDA data, compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Russia imposes restrictions on live pig imports

Russia has banned imports of live pigs from six countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and South Africa, due to fears about the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus...

USDA announces multi-million dollar investment in fight against pig disease

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pledged $26.2 million in funding to combat the threat of pig disease.

Plans shared on new common industry audit platform for pork

The National Pork Board has shared plans for a new common industry platform for pork producers, packers and processors, following more than a year of industry collaboration.

World Pork Expo kicks off in Iowa

Close to 20,000 pork producers and related professionals, from around 32 countries, have descended on the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, this week (4-6 June), to find out...

Hillshire Brands responds to takeover bids

US firm The Hillshire Brands Company appears to be the subject of a bidding war, with a number of unsolicited proposals to buy the business – from Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride....

US fast food chain urges change to grass-fed beef

A leading fast food chain in the US is urging US farmers to switch to grass-fed beef to help it maintain its supply of premium beef.

US food safety association flags up potential negatives of TTIP

Food safety in the meat industry could be negatively affected by the result of the current Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks between the US and the European Union,...