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World Steak Challenge

Grain better than grass for steak, survey finds

For the third consecutive year, a grain-fed cow won the World Steak Challenge, giving it a 100% success rate. 

Swiss meat prices are higher than any other country

Meat prices in Switzerland are the highest in the world, according to a new study, but are these astronomical costs really so unsavoury?

Brazilian beef giant Marfrig to hire 4,500 new staff

Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig will create thousands of new jobs by reopening five slaughterhouses and scaling up production this year.

World Steak Challenge – video highlights

The juiciest cuts of sirloin, rib-eye and fillet were enjoyed at World Steak Challenge 2017 last week and here you can enjoy highlights of the event with this exclusive video reel.

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in...

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Brazilian meatpacker to beef up production by a quarter

Marfrig, one of the giants of Brazilian meat processing, plans to boost domestic production by 25%, thanks to higher-than-expected cattle availability.

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2017.

New Zealand opens FTA talks with South America

New Zealand has launched talks with four South American countries and red meat exporters to create a free trade agreement (FTA) in the wake of Donald Trump’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Coexca to create 350 jobs after Danish investment

A multi-million dollar investment in Chilean pork producer Coexca SA will create 350 jobs as the farmer-owned cooperative aims to double production amid booming Chinese import demand.

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

New Zealand ratifies TPP deal despite US exit

The New Zealand meat industry has praised its government’s decision to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite US withdrawal.

News in brief

NH Foods buys stake in Uruguay beef business

Japanese meat processor Nipponham Foods (NH Foods) has made its second move in South America through a multi-million dollar takeover of Breeders & Packers Uruguay (BPU). 

Global meat prices grow despite overall food decline

Most global food commodity prices have continued to decline in 2017 but meat has again bucked this trend, claims the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Meat The News

Watch: Brazil meat scandal

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal sent shockwaves through the animal protein industry – so naturally it is the best place to start in a new series of videos titled ‘Meat The...

News in brief

Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

Mexico preparing export push if NAFTA fails

The Mexican government has begun preparing for a “negative outcome” should the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) crumble, according to Rabobank.

Brazil meat scandal could spark billions in losses

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal may have weathered the worst of the storm, but financial losses from the corruption saga could still reach $4.8 billion (bn), Fitch Ratings has claimed.

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Brazil standing by export hope as meat scandal cools

The rotten meat scandal that rocked Brazil has not dented the country’s ambitious sales drive, according to the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC).

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

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