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Brazilian poultry exports show marginal growth

16-Apr-2014 - Volume exports of Brazilian chicken increased by 0.7% in the first three months of 2014, with a total of 907,300 tonnes (t) shipped, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).

Global beef demand being driven by China

14-Apr-2014 - The global beef market looks set to see demand continue to grow, with strong interest coming from China, according to a new Rabobank report.

Middlemen take profits as Brazil, Ireland eye opening of China beef market

04-Apr-2014 - Lower pricing of imports compared to local beef means imported beef has been embraced by a wider spread of geography and customers in China, said Joel Haggard, Hong Kong-based head of Asia-Pacific operations at the US Meat Exporters Federation (USMEF).

World poultry industry faces turbulence

04-Apr-2014 - The global poultry market is experiencing turbulence due to a number of issues ranging from escalating feed prices and avian influenza (AI) outbreaks, according to experts from Rabobank.

Nicaragua raises foot-and-mouth alarm over US lifting Brazil beef import ban

02-Apr-2014 - The Nicaraguan government has raised fears that the planned reopening of the US market to Brazilian beef could risk spreading foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) to north and central America.

JBS announces profit jump in 2013

28-Mar-2014 - Global meat company JBS has revealed net profits increased by 28.9% to BRL926.9m ($403.75m) in its full-year results for 2013.

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Heavy rain pushes up price of Argentine beef

25-Mar-2014 - The price of beef in Argentina has increased 20% since the start of 2014 thanks to heavy rainfall, according to latest market report by UK commodities analyst Mintec.

China gives green light to Brazilian poultry imports

14-Mar-2014 - Five Brazilian poultry plants have been given the go-ahead to export their produce to China.

UK meat imports up, according to Meat Promotion Wales

12-Mar-2014 - Meat imports into the UK market during 2013 rose, according to figures from Welsh meat bosses, although those increases are unlikely to be repeated during 2014.

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Isotopic testing techniques taken up worldwide

10-Mar-2014 - The training of staff in isotopic testing techniques has been taken up as part of a food safety project by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in response to the global challenge of supply chain security.

Brazilian beef prices rise to record high in line with temperature

07-Mar-2014 - The cost of Brazilian beef is on the up as unseasonably hot weather has resulted in a fall in cattle supplies.

Selenium the key to lower cholesterol levels in beef?

04-Mar-2014 - Research from Brazil has pointed to the use of mineral and micronutrient selenium as a potential method of reducing cholesterol in cattle.

EU and Brazil intensify meat and livestock health control cooperation

03-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) and Brazil are to boost their cooperation over health controls in their trade in meat and livestock, said a joint communiqué, released after a summit meeting in Brussels.

EU health alert service warns of Brazil E.coli meat contamination cases

27-Feb-2014 - The European Union’s (EU) RASFF food safety alert service has warned of E.coli being detected in Brazilian meat cargoes exported to Europe.

US agricultural group to visit Middle East and Europe

27-Feb-2014 - A trade mission made of agricultural leaders from around the US is en route to the Middle East and Europe in a bid to develop further export opportunities for beef, pork and lamb.

Claims over supply of GMO-free soy refuted

25-Feb-2014 - A number of associations have come together to refute claims made by the German Poultry Association (ZDG) regarding a lack of GMO-free soy coming out of Brazil.

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Looking back to look forwards

31-Jan-2014 - Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and what might happen in the next 12.

2013 prices cheer Spanish beef and pork producers

23-Jan-2014 - Spanish meat producers secured increasingly healthy prices in 2013 as the country crept out of recession in the second half, figures from its Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (MAGRAMA) show.

Brazil seeks to improve poultry inspection

08-Jan-2014 - Brazil’s poultry inspection standards are to be scrutinised in a new initiative that aims to reduce the number of carcases condemned in plants.

US considers reopening to Brazilian fresh beef

03-Jan-2014 - The US could soon open up to fresh beef imports from 14 Brazilian states which are recognised as free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

Russia intensifies inspections of poultry meat from Brazil

24-Dec-2013 - UK media stories on Brazilian poultry have prompted Russia's sanitary service to instruct its regional offices to restrict imports from the country.

FAO calls for comprehensive global policy shift

20-Dec-2013 - The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a comprehensive and global response from governments to limit the potential of the world’s growing meat and livestock sector to spread disease to human consumers.

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

18-Dec-2013 - The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that can slow the delivery of meat and livestock to export customers.

Brazil beef exports hit new record

04-Dec-2013 - Brazilian beef exports for the year-to-date hit a record $6bn in November, surpassing whole year targets with a month to go.

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Brazil sees some recovery in pork exports

18-Nov-2013 - Brazilian pork exports reached 52,000 tonnes (t) in October, according to the latest data from the Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Pork (ABIPECS).

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