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Strong poultry production and exports projected for Ukraine in 2014

Poultry production in the Ukraine is set to grow by 10-11% in 2014, which will be an increase of 1.32-1.33m tonnes (mt) on 2013 levels Aleksandr Bakumenko, chairman of the...

Canada’s meat industry welcomes government announcement

Canada’s long-term economic success has been identified as a priority foreign policy objective, it was announced by the Canadian Minister of International Trade today.

Closure of UK calf forum

UK’s Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholders Forum has been closed down, following its final report into the progress of the forum’s welfare initiatives.

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Danes take issue with portrayal of pig industry

Danish food bosses have taken issue with the portrayal of Denmark’s pig industry in the country’s hit political drama Borgen.

Poland’s poultry production up 6% in H1 2013

Poland’s poultry production increased by 6% to 793,000 tonnes (t) in the first half of 2013, according to a report released by state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).

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International meat exporter buys stake in UK company

International food and meat exporter Zwanenberg Food UK has acquired a controlling interest in hotdogs, burgers and ready meals supplier Malton Foods, it was announced yesterday.

Spain sets out fresh standards for meat industry

Spanish food organisations have produced a series of industry standards for their sector to adopt in a bid to disperse the negativity caused by the horsemeat scandal and prevent it...

US meat industry looks for export support as EU plans to triple spend

US meat bosses have urged their government to do more to increase meat exports from the country, following an announcement by the European Commission to triple financial support for exports.

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Retail price inflation falls in Ireland

Price inflation in Irish supermarkets has fallen to 2.9% – despite sitting above 4% for the last year – which analysts have said is a welcome boost for shoppers.

Blood could triple in value, claims ingredients firm

A food ingredients company has claimed an enzyme could triple the value of blood in the meat industry, as well as being the answer to a rising demand for animal...

Conference sees launch of beef sustainability principles

A set of principles to deliver a safe and sustainable global beef supply chain were released at an international ‘Beefing Up Sustainability’ food industry conference yesterday (26 November).

Welsh Lamb gains international interest

Welsh Lamb is making inroads in Germany and has improved in popularity among international consumers, Welsh meat bosses were told at a recent industry conference.

Russia/Thailand clarification would like to clarify there is no outright ban on Russia importing poultry products from Thailand, as stated in an earlier report.

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Kettyle wins Middle East contracts

Kettyle Irish Foods has secured contracts worth £1m to supply premium dry-aged beef and lamb to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

USMEF highlights export opportunity for US pork in China

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is currently pushing the visibility of US pork in China as the Chinese holiday season approaches.

Ukrainian business to spend $1bn on pig-breeding project in Russia

Ukrainian holding company Conti is planning to construct a large number of pig farms in the Kursk Oblast region of Russia, with the capacity for 100,000t-150,000t of carcases per year,...

Norwegian government to tackle meat tariffs

The newly installed centre-right Norwegian government has stressed its determination to reduce or abolish controversial tariffs on meat imports from the European Union (EU), despite vocal opposition.

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Carrefour initiative cuts waste

European supermarket group Carrefour has announced its future waste reduction targets, as well as its current achievements.

Wendy’s reveals restaurant sales

Wendy’s, the world’s third-largest fast-food burger chain, has announced further sales of its restaurants to franchisees in a bid to generate a higher operating margin and stronger free cash-flow....

Task force to establish US pork strategy

A new task force has been set up by the US’s National Pork Board (NPB) to understand and define pork industry challenges and its future.

MEPs call for mandatory labelling of non-stunned meat

Eight MEPs have tabled a Written Declaration to the European Parliament, calling for compulsory method of slaughter labelling on animals that have not been pre-stunned.

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New members appointed for US agriculture committee

The appointment of 20 members, who will serve on a new agricultural advisory committee, has been announced by the US Agriculture Deputy Secretary.

Canadian pig bosses welcome EU trade agreement

Canadian pig bosses have welcomed a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union before a House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture earlier this week.

Cattle management is reason for bTB reduction, finds new study

Falling UK and Northern Irish bovine TB (bTB) rates have been proven to be a result of cattle management rather than culling, according to official statistics.

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Australia boosts meat exports to Canada

Australia has increased its red meat exports to Canada so far this year, according to data from the Department of Agriculture.

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