All news articles for January 2012

Dutch urge joint response to Schmallenberg virus

Dutch urge joint response to Schmallenberg virus

By MJ Deschamps

The Dutch government is pressing for a co-ordinated European Union (EU) response to fighting the Schmallenberg virus, a damaging disease spreading rapidly among livestock across Europe.

WTO to rule on China-US broiler dispute

WTO to rule on China-US broiler dispute

By Keith Nuthall

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel has been established to decide whether Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on American broiler chicken exports are legal.

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

By Melodie Michel

The UK poultry sector needs to focus on consolidation, efficiency and internationalisation to maintain its competitiveness on the EU market, a new report has suggested.

John Giles is a divisional director with Promar International

Overview of the world poultry sector and the role of Thailand

By John Giles, Promar International

Global broiler production has increased by 37% between 2002 to 2011. Production increased from 59m tonnes in 2002 to 81m tonnes in the main producing countries in 2011. Total world production could however be up to 100m tonnes per annum based on latest...

Danish pork exports up 6%

Danish pork exports up 6%

By Melodie Michel

The growth in Danish pork exports continued in the third quarter of 2011, with a 6% rise in the period between January and September, the German association of meat producers (VDF) has revealed.

Welsh anticipate USA opening for lamb exports

Welsh anticipate USA opening for lamb exports

By Arabella Mileham

The Welsh meat industry has claimed that it is only a matter of time before the USA lifts its restrictions and allows exports of red meat from the EU.

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

By Melodie Michel

Beef exporters have the potential to increase their revenue by 10% to over $6bn in 2012, the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (Abiec) has announced.

UK processors question publication of inspection data

UK processors question publication of inspection data

By Arabella Mileham

The organisation which regulates and enforces food safety and public health across the UK has caused controversy by publishing the first round of audits of approved slaughterhouses and cutting plants, as well as a list of establishments which it deems...