All news articles for November 2012

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in pork not an issue, says NPPC

US pork industry hits back at bacteria claims

By Carina Perkins

US pork producers have hit back against a report from advocacy group Consumers Union, which claimed that pork sold in US supermarkets contained frightening levels of harmful bacteria.

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

By Carina Perkins

Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,

Russia has lifted Brazil export restrictions

Russia set to lift Brazilian meat embargo

By Carina Perkins

Russia is close to lifting a ban on imports of beef, pork and poultry from the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul.

Russia might ban German meat imports

Russia brings in temporary ban on German meat plants

By Carina Perkins

Russia has imposed temporary restrictions on a number of German meat plants, warning it might ban all meat imports from the country if concerns over veterinary and sanitary standards are not urgently addressed.

Cherkizovo has reported strong Q3 performance

Cherkizovo hit by rouble, despite strong sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Russian meat processor Cherkizovo has recorded a healthy sales increase of 6% for the nine months of 2012, despite an underwhelming price performance in its red meat divisions, caused by the weakening of the rouble.  

Belarus meat import quotas have been reduced

EEC reduces Belarus meat import quotas

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Belarus has had its meat import quotas for 2013 reduced significantly by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which controls tariffs for the Customs Union.

Zambeef releases financial results

Zambeef turns in strong growth

By Carina Perkins

African agri-business Zambeef has reported “robust” revenue growth over the past year, with a strong performance across its poultry, pork and beef divisions.

China is a key market for Brazil

Brazil and China in trade dialogue

By Carina Perkins

Ministers from China and Brazil have met to discuss agricultural co-operation and trading between the two countries.

EU hiding bluetongue virus, says Russia

Russia claims EU deception over bluetongue

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The EU has been hiding outbreaks of a dangerous strain of the bluetongue virus, grossly violating veterinary rules and World Trade Organization (WTO) responsibilities, Russian veterinary authorities have claimed.

Rabobank: Australian beef export report

US demand boosts Australian boxed beef exports

By Carina Perkins

Australian boxed beef exports are struggling in traditional key markets, but have been boosted by strong demand from the US, according to a new report from agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.