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31-Jan-2013 - Free trade talks between the European Union (EU) and Canada, staged since 2009, have hit an 11th-hour hurdle over Canadian demands to sell more beef and pigmeat in Europe’s lucrative import markets.
31-Jan-2013 - Meat companies need to keep innovation simple if they want to tap into the growing demand for new product development within the consumer base.
31-Jan-2013 - The increasing cost of production is changing the face of US consumption patterns, farming leaders have highlighted.
31-Jan-2013 - Detection specialist Mettler Toledo is anticipating growing demand within the meat sector thanks to changes in US regulation.
31-Jan-2013 - Mince and ground meat processors will now be able to accurately analyse their production in real time according to Thermo Fisher Scientific.
31-Jan-2013 - Japan has agreed to ease age restrictions on beef from Canada, which could lead to a doubled market value of exports resulting in up to C$150m annually.
30-Jan-2013 - Bulgarian authorities have reported more than 350 cases of Newcastle disease in flocks of backyard poultry.
30-Jan-2013 - The industry needs to freeze the footprint of food, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo (International Poultry Expo) were told.
30-Jan-2013 - The US meat industry has hailed a deal that will see Japan relax age restrictions on US beef imports.
30-Jan-2013 - Several hundreds of pigs have been culled in the Brest region of Belarus, following an outbreak of disease among animals in the villages of Golevichi and Omnevichi.
30-Jan-2013 - A World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes panel has been established to rule on whether US bans on Argentine beef imports are legal under global trade laws.
29-Jan-2013 - A consumer group in Spain has claimed it has discovered horse DNA in beef burgers sold by Spanish supermarkets.
29-Jan-2013 - Russia has banned the import of chilled meat from the US and Canada, claiming the countries have continued to ship meat with traces of the veterinary drug ractopamine.
29-Jan-2013 - Despite a strong start to 2013 for global pork prices, the Dutch bank Rabobank has predicted some weakness in prices to come at the end of the first quarter (Q1).
29-Jan-2013 - The Canadian federal government has announced a C$3.4m in funding for 23 livestock and forage research projects in the province of Saskatchewan.
29-Jan-2013 - The government in the Czech Republic is to release cereal reserves from state storage for cattle, pig and poultry farmers.
28-Jan-2013 - Food safety officials in Ireland claim they have tracked down the source of horse DNA found in beef burgers produced by ABP subsidiary Silvercrest.
28-Jan-2013 - Schmallenberg has taken hold in the Republic of Ireland, with its agricultural department meeting farmers and vets this month to formulate a strategy after “numerous” cases emerged among early lambing flocks.
28-Jan-2013 - Four US senators have called for EU barriers on US meat and other agricultural products to be addressed as a “priority” in trade negotiations.
28-Jan-2013 - Brazil and the EU have signed an agreement to share knowledge and expertise on animal welfare.
25-Jan-2013 - Australian beef exporters have bright prospects in the Russian market in 2013, with the potential to boost supplies by more than 1.5 times year-on-year, according to predictions from experts.
25-Jan-2013 - Russian officials have vowed to support meat producers with a package of measures so the country can develop new export opportunities on meat.
25-Jan-2013 - The use of a bacterial supplement could boost the health of young pigs during weaning, according to new research from the US.
25-Jan-2013 - Global burger giant McDonald’s has reported a small increase in profit for the fourth quarter of 2012, boosted by the recovery of US sales in December.
24-Jan-2013 - Japan could lift restrictions on US beef as early as next month, according to local news sources.
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