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EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

By Aidan Fortune

The leaders of Ireland, France, Poland and Belgium have written a joint letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressing their “deep concern” over the Mercosur deal and its potential effect on their respective agricultural industries....

India launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

Indian Government launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

An Indian Government initiative to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from the country, costing INR133.43bn (US$1.9bn), is expected to result in an increase in meat exports, according to experts.

China and Britain has reached an agreement for the trade of beef in a deal worth £230m over five years

China agrees market access for British beef

By Aidan Fortune

British beef has been given the green light for commercial exports to China, following a series of inspections by Chinese delegates, in a deal worth £230m over five years.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

Chinese agricultural expanding pig herd

New Hope to expand pig herd

By Mark Godfrey

Leading Chinese agricultural conglomerate New Hope Liuhe has announced it is adding 1.6 million (m) head to its pig herd, with new projects in three provinces, in another sign of continued consolidation by large players.

The Scottish red meat industry is under significant pressure

Scottish beef industry under threat

By Aidan Fortune

Scottish beef producers are fighting back against livestock and price pressures that are placing the industry’s future in jeopardy.

AHDB looks to Asia for new opportunities

AHDB looks to Asia for new opportunities

By Aidan Fortune

British businesses are being encouraged to consider Asia as a target market in a new report by the UK's Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

K+G Wetter has launched a new bowl cutter for the meat industry

K+G Wetter unveils new industrial bowl cutter

By David Challis

Meat processing machinery specialist K+G Wetter has launched an industrial bowl cutter which aims to combine increased efficiency with a focus on improving hygiene.

Damate's new turkey processing facilty in Penza Oblast

Damate commissions Europe's biggest turkey plant

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Damate has opened a new turkey meat processing plant in Penza Oblast, Russia, with a planned production capacity of 155,000 tonnes (t) per year.

Brazil resumes beef exports to China

Brazil resumes beef exports to China

By Aidan Fortune

Beef exports from Brazil to China are set to resume following a temporary suspension caused by the detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).