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Mongolia sets out hopes for large-scale beef exports

This winter Mongolia hopes to send 10.4 million head of cattle to slaughter, including 5.6m for export purposes, which would bring the country’s export volumes to 126,300 tonnes (t). According...

Copa and Cogeca issues target warning to MEPs

Copa and Cogeca has called for “realistic and achievable targets” to be included in the Review of EU Air Quality Policy at a meeting of MEPs on Tuesday 29 September,...

British lamb launched in Hong Kong

Fresh and frozen Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb is set to hit 50 premium supermarkets in Hong Kong. 

Suppliers unmoved by new meat standards in India

India has released a draft of its first microbiological standards for meat and meat products. 

Major reductions in pig population forecast for Latvia and Estonia

Latvia and Estonia could almost halve the volume of pork they produce in the next few years, as both countries find themselves unable to halt the spread of African swine...

Iceland concerned over impact of EU deals

Icelandic farmers are worried that two key trade agreements with the European Union (EU) will result in an influx of imported processed meat products - offsetting potential gains in increasing...

Flooding costs farmers NZ$70m

Flooding on New Zealand’s north island in June cost the farming industry NZ$70 million, a report published by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has estimated. 

Argentinian broiler production on the rise

Broiler production in Argentina is expected to reach a record 2.1 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, fuelled by growth in exports, according to a new US Department of Agriculture...

Still time to register for packaging webinar

Experts stand poised to address the subject of meat packaging and shelf-life extension in a free, one-hour GlobalMeatNews webinar, sponsored by Sealed Air Food Care.

Sweden sees fall in pork imports

Bad publicity in Sweden for the pig meat sector in the past year – including television programmes critical of industry welfare and public debates over the heavy usage of antibiotics...

Fresh approach for Belgian meat

The willingness to explore new markets and flexibility has helped Belgium become the seventh-biggest exporter of pig meat in the world. Aidan Fortune examines the Belgian meat market.

News in brief

Sanderson recalls poultry products

Sanderson Farms is recalling approximately 551,090lb of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. ...

New pig vaccine developed by Ceva Sante Animale

A new vaccine targeting the pig respiratory condition porcine pneumonia has been launched by global animal health company, Ceva Sante Animale. 

Cargill to move mince production from Nebraska

Cargill is to convert its beef mince plant in Columbus, Nebraska to a cooked meats facility and will relocate mince production to another site. The cost of the changes will...

JBS acquisition of Moy Park approved

The European Commission has granted European Union (EU) regulatory approval to Brazil-based meat producer JBS’ acquisition of UK-based poultry meat supplier Moy Park Holdings (Europe).  

Montana farmers meet with Congress over COOL

The Montana Farmers’ Union (MFU) has met with members of the US Congress to urge support for country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. 

Turkey’s poultry exports drop in 2015

Turkey’s poultry exports have decreased by 50% so far in 2015 following speculation over potential bird flu cases and escalating terror attacks in its export markets, according to senior industry...

Scotch Beef and Lamb highlighted at Anuga

The Scottish red meat industry will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI in Cologne, Germany at the world’s largest food trade fair at Anuga. 

Eurodon to build meat-processing plant in South Ossetia republic

Russian agricultural holding Eurodon has begun construction of the meat-processing plant Rastdon in the partly-recognised South Ossetia republic. 

Ghana’s high meat imports highlight domestic production potential

A Ghanaian professor has revealed the meat industry in Ghana produces just 10% of the meat it consumes, and has called for the revamping of the meat industry to create...

Danish Crown to take on refugees as interns

Danish Crown is to take a group of 16 refugees on as interns at its slaughterhouse in Blans, with the offer of a permanent job to those who learn Danish...

Beef + Lamb NZ chief executive to step down

Dr Scott Champion is due to step down from his position as chief executive and to leave Beef + Lamb New Zealand at the end of March 2016, following 10...

Iran may restore beef imports after last year’s drop

Iran saw a threefold drop in beef imports, due to a rise in domestic production, according to a recent report from the country’s government. 

News in brief

US meat processor looks at sous vide opportunity

Meat prepared sous vide may soon be available more widely in the US, after an Ohio-based company opened a new processing facility and said it wanted to introduce the cooking...

Ukraine bodies embark on Crimea food blockade

A number of Ukraine businesses and social organisations have launched a so-called food blockade of Crimea. The move, implemented from 20 September and connected to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula...

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