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Avian influenza set to influence market next year

The continued impact of bird flu outbreaks and trade restrictions look set to dominate the poultry market next year, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Brazil looks to achieve US$7bn in beef export revenues

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) has said it hopes to achieve a record US$7bn in revenues by the end of 2014, in a fitting celebration of the...

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories...

Chicken consumption is up in Brazil

Per capita consumption of chicken meat in Brazil has returned to growth, following a decline last year, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

News in brief

Japanese minister signals reopening of Brazilian beef market

Brazil is optimistic that exports of its beef to Japan could resume, after the Japanese Deputy Minister for Agriculture for International Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Hisao Harihara, signalled his intent...

Brazil looks to increase approved beef plants following China agreement

Brazil is hopeful that 11 additional plants will soon be approved to export beef to China, following the reopening of the market last month.

Report calls for more awareness about livestock emissions

With global consumption of meat and dairy expected to rise 76% by 2050, against a 2005-07 baseline, a new report has called for greater awareness of the impact of livestock emissions.

Welfare and sustainability of pig industry discussed in Brazil

Animal welfare experts met recently in Brazil to discuss the implementation of sustainable solutions within the country’s pig production industry.

JBS buy sees it expand Australian presence

Processing giant JBS SA has acquired Australian ham and bacon company Primo Smallgoods Group for US$1.25 billion, through its subsidiary JBS Australia.

Brazil looking to push sanitary guarantees in export drive

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) said its believes the "sanitary status guarantees" offered by the industry are key to its success, and it will look to reinforce...

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...

Brazil looks to ramp up beef production as global demand hots up

Brazil is planning to "step up the rapid intensification of its beef production sector", according to agricultural analyst Rabobank.

Mongolia looks to ramp up supplies to Russia following Putin visit

Mongolia is ready for a 10-fold increase in beef exports to Russia, following recent preliminary agreements reached during a September visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the country.

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.

Russia accuses Brazil of overpricing meat supplies

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is concerned at the sharp increase in prices on livestock production supplied from Brazil.

Rabobank report gives positive new for global beef industry

Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly Q3 report provided "largely positive news" with global beef supply continuing to tighten.

Conference calls for responsible use of livestock antibiotics

The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in...

Experts lined up to speak at sustainable beef conference

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced “an impressive array” of sustainability experts to speak at its global conference on 2-5 November in São Paulo, Brazil.

SIAL to offer world tour of food trends

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL, which promises to offer a window into the global food market.

Brazil’s beef exports to Russia soar

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries...

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

US, Europe and China key to Paraguay becoming world’s 5th beef exporter

Paraguay is now the world’s eighth top beef exporter, according to US government figures, ahead of meat superpowers such as Argentina (11th), but their aim is to be number five...

Japan’s poultry market could benefit from high beef and pork prices

With high market prices expected for beef and pork during the remainder of the year, Japan’s low-priced broiler meat could be at a competitive advantage, according to the latest Global...

Iran sees drop in meat imports

During 2013/14 meat imports to Iran fell by almost three times to 90,000 tonnes (t) and are expected to drop further this year, following the growth of the country’s own...