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Merry Christmas from GlobalMeatNews

The GlobalMeatNews team would like to wish all our readers, both old and new, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

5 Fantastic Meats and Where to Find Them

There has been much in the news to make one huffle and puff, the latest Harry Potter spin-off movie got the GlobalMeatNews team thinking about all the magic exotic meats...

Russian sausage producers wage war on discounts

Russia’s largest sausage manufacturers are urging retailers to drop discount promotions as they look to halt a three-year fall in sales, the Gorbatov’s All-Russian Meat Research Institute (VNIIMP) claims....

NFU vows to continue fight against methane emissions

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says livestock producers need to keep up their efforts to reduce methane emissions, but said factors outside agriculture must be investigated as new research...

Ostrich meat processor embraces new technology

One of the world’s largest ostrich meat processors, Klein Karoo, says a decision to launch industry-leading technology across its operations has brought “huge benefits” by simplifying traceability.

Meat body slams study linking cured meat to asthma

A French study linking increased cured meat consumption with increased risks for asthma sufferers has been strongly rebuked by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

News in brief

Kemin extends range with organic meat ingredient

Ingredients manufacturer Kemin has launched an organic, vinegar-based ingredient to prolong the shelf-life of various meat products.

Jamaican police warn of rising livestock theft

With meat sales buoyed by Christmas, the Jamaican Constabulary Force has warned the country has been hit with “a large spike” in livestock theft.

Dutch poultry group Plukon to expand in France and Poland

Poultry processor Plukon Food Group has continued its European expansion by entering into an agreement to acquire French chicken business Duc Group for an undisclosed sum.

Processed meat may ‘worsen’ asthma symptoms

Asthma sufferers could be at risk of making their symptoms worse, if they consume a high level of processed meat, according to French researchers.

UK’s Lamex swoops for Dutch meat business Liberty Holdings

Dutch meat and poultry business Liberty Holdings BV has been acquired by UK company Lamex Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Japanese drones lift off to track livestock

A drone designed to make life easier for livestock farmers has been launched in Japan, with developers eyeing global sales in the future. 

Australian meat chief targets China and Saudi in 2017

The CEO of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has targeted market “diversification” as a key meat industry priority for 2017.

BRF promotes flagship brand Sadia in Hungary

Brazilian meatpacker BRF’s key brand Sadia has been launched in Hungary with a series of promotional campaigns organised to boost sales. 

Luxury protein website Urban Meat Co launched

A new website selling restaurant-quality meat has been launched by an entrepreneur from Australia’s capital city, Canberra.

Romanian meat processors invest in new plants

Two Romanian meat processors are investing a total of €1.7m to expand processing capacities amid increased protein demand for exports.

Kazakhstan eyes export of organic meat to Asia

Kazakhstan may become one of the largest organic meat exporters in Asia, establishing export supplies of up to 360,000 tonnes (t) of organic beef and lamb per year, primarily to...

Wegdam Foods acquires Tilly Sabco for undisclosed sum

Dutch meat firm Wegdam Foods has announced the takeover of administration-hit French poultry supplier Tilly Sabco, saving 61 jobs.

Meat sales to Japan ready meals segment on the up

Large meat producers in Japan are eyeing the ready meal sector as a key income stream following increased demand for such products. 

Danish organic meat exports to Asia rising

Denmark’s organic meat exports to Asia, fuelled especially by sales to mainland China and Hong Kong, rose steadily in 2015 compared with the year before.

Cherkizovo plans fully robotised sausage plant in Moscow Oblast

Russia’s Cherkizovo Group is building Europe’s largest, automated meat processing plant for the production of raw smoked sausages, Vladislav Belyaev, Cherkizovo’s head of IT, has confirmed. 

Polish meat processor eyes investments and consolidation

Polish meat processor Cedrob SA is planning to invest in developing its pig breeding, slaughtering and feed production capacities in the years ahead, according to senior company representatives.

Meat industry anger over midnight GIPSA rule

A cross-section of US meat bodies have reacted vociferously to proposed regulatory changes from government to protect farmers from “egregious” processor practices, warning the rules could cost jobs.

Chinese meat major signs deal with e-commerce giant Jingdon

Shuanghui, China’s biggest meat company, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Jingdong (jd.com), one of China’s biggest e-commerce companies, to develop a new sales and distribution channel supplying fine-cut...

Group of Butchers joins Equistone family

European mid-market private equity investor, Equistone Partners Europe, has announced the acquisition of the majority stake in Group of Butchers from Nordian Capital Partners. 

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